Golf round-up: Robb Hawthorn is Champ of Champs

Lothians Junior Champion of Champions winner Rob Hawthorn
Lothians Junior Champion of Champions winner Rob Hawthorn
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Richie Ramsay’s visit to Murrayfield to open a new practice facility didn’t take long to rub off on Robb Hawthorn.

He created a slice of history for the Capital club by becoming its first member to win the Lothians Boys’ Champion of Champions.

Played at Haddington, Hawthorn pipped Anthony Harrison (Swanston New) and Conor O’Toole (Craigmillar Park) on a card play-off after they all tied on 76.

• Midlothian Ladies’ Junior success for Megan

Craigmillar Park’s Megan Linton has underlined her status as rising star on the Capital golf scene.

A product of the Stephen Gallacher Foundation, she won the Midlothian Ladies’ Junior Championship at Murrayfield by virtue of a better last six holes after finishing in a tie on 82.

Broomieknowe’s Hannah Darling claimed the handicap honours with a net 70 playing off 12.

• Allyn Dick claims Order of Merit crown

Allyn Dick has chalked up another addition to his impressive CV in Lothians golf.

Helped by leading the qualifiers for the championship at the start of the season, the Kingsfield player topped this year’s Order of Merit.

With 386 points, he finished well clear of Longniddry’s Michael Bacigalupo, who claimed second spot on 213, with Keith Reilly (Silverknowes) third on 185.

• Alliance all set for action

The new Edinburgh & East of Scotland Alliance campaign swings into action at Bathgate on Wednesday.

There are 15 events, including visits to Dalmahoy, Royal Musselburgh, Duddingston, Kings Acre, Musselburgh, The Glen, Craigielaw and Longniddry.

The end-of-season championship takes place at its traditional home at Gullane, where the scratch and handicap titles will be battled out on March 23.