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Keith Reilly
Keith Reilly
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Silverknowes star Keith Reilly has made a flying start to his ‘Senior Service’.

He won his first Scottish Seniors Golfing Society event, the Spring Meeting at Scotscraig, by four shots with a total of 144 (74, 70).

“I’m delighted as it’s a tough school,” said Reilly. “I played really well and putted great on lightning-fast greens.” With a smile, he added: “It can only go downhill from here.”

Home advantage was made to count by Karen Marshall in the Midlothian Ladies’ Championship qualifier.

With rounds of 78 and 69 – a terrific effort in testing conditions – she claimed top spot in style.

In tomorrow’s opening round of the knock-out stage, Marshall faces Linda Boyle (Harburn).

Dunbar giant Stephen Easingwood, the 1988 Scottish Stroke-play champion, rolled back the years to claim the Edward Trophy last Saturday with a total of 145 (73, 72) at Glasgow Gailes.

His success came four years after Graham Robertson from Silverknowes secured the same prize at the course which is affiliated to the Ayrshire Region. Robertson scored 143.

Mount Vernon, a club with Liberton, is staging a Texas Scramble in aid of Marie Curie Edinburgh on Saturday week.

Over the years the club has raised more than £60,000 for the same cause and hope to get that figure up to £70,000.

The cost for a team of four is £100, which includes a meal. Call 0131 664 1056.