Golf round-up: Lothians Champ Lee Morgan finishes season in style

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Lee Morgan has capped a season to remember by adding the Dunbar club championship to his earlier victories in the Broomieknowe equivalent and the Lothians Championship at The Renaissance Club.

“It’s been a pretty good year,” admitted Morgan, who beat Stephen Simants in the final at the East Lothian club to claim his latest victory.

Jamie Duguid, who won the Lothians Junior Championship at the Braids earlier this year, also landed one of the titles on finals day at Dunbar, beating Annabel Hosie to secure the junior crown.

• Sivewright Quaich goes back home

Three years after winning it for the first time, the Sivewright Quaich is back in the hands of Buckstone Golf Club.

Represented by Richard Duncan, John Notman, Martin Hunter and John Dunn, Buckstone regained the trophy after beating Caermount 2&1 in the final at Prestonfield.

The event, which is for for non-course owning clubs, was instigated by former SGU and Lothians president Bill Sivewright and the final is traditionally played at his home club.

• Eric McIntosh jetting off to practise

Eric McIntosh, the Scottish Boys’ champion from Bruntsfield Links, is looking forward to training trips to both the US and South Africa this winter.

“I’m going out to Florida with Scottish Golf on a trip at the end of November before heading out to South Africa for three weeks in the new year,” he revealed.

McIntosh will still be a junior next year, meaning he’ll get the chance to defend the Scottish Boys’ title he won at Murcar Links in April.

• Gallacher final

The golf was of an exceptional standard as Kingsfield staged the first of this season’s Stephen Gallacher Foundation finals day. Cameron Adam (under 14), Josh Beveridge (under 12) and Fergus Brown (under 10) led the way with excellent one-under 33s.

“The day was made that bit more special due to Stephen being able to attend the presentations after flying in from the KLM Open,” said Foundation manager Scott Knowles.