Golf round-up: Karen Marshall’s double win

Baberton's Karen Marshall has enjoyed double success
Baberton's Karen Marshall has enjoyed double success
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Baberton’s Karen Marshall has picked up two trophies after hitting a purple patch.

She joined forces with Broomieknowe’s Wendy Nicholson to land the SLGA Scottish Foursomes Stroke-Play at Ratho Park. Then, back on her own, Marshall, pictured, beat Karen Ferguson (Liberton) in the final at Royal Burgess to become the Midlothian Women’s Champion of Champions for a third time.

Gullane head pro Alasdair Good has hailed the 21st anniversary of his ‘Wee Wonders’ tournament.

A unique junior tournament, it has involved 28,000 youngsters since its launch and a runner-up in one of this year’s categories at St Andrews was Dalmahoy’s Aiden Lawson.

“Having seen so many boys and girls enjoy and learn from their Wee Wonders opportunities, it is immensely satisfying,” said Good. “Whether they make their first pars, make new friends or win a national title, everybody benefits.”

Watsonians were top of the class in this year’s Sivewright Quaich, the event named in honour of former SGU and Lothians president Bill Sivewright and traditionally concluded at Prestonfield, his home club.

The FP team of Charlie Hunter, Andrew Weir, Alistair Imrie and Jim Barrowman, beat Buckstone Golfing Society 4&3 in the final. Hunter and Weir finished 5 up on Andrew Shaw and Derek Wood after 17 holes while Imrie and Barrowman were one down to Ross Weir and Andrew Black after 16.

Turnhouse’s Rory Henderson held off the fast-finishing Connor Wilson from Dunbar to top the 2015 Lothians Boys’ Order of Merit.

Henderson was a worthy winner, having picked up points in ten of the 13 counting events over the summer. His final tally was 447 points, giving him victory by 32 points over Wilson. Long-time leader Eric McIntosh (Bruntsfield Links) finished third on 348 points.