Local golf round-up: Nicholson’s Pro-Am win

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LESLEY NICHOLSON enjoyed her visit to the Scottish Open after playing in the winning team in the pro-am at Royal Aberdeen.

The Haddington player joined forces with Marc Warren to claim the spoils as part of an Aberdeen Council team.

Nicholson had a spell on the Ladies European Tour before being reinstated as an amateur and now works for clubgolf, Scotland’s national junior initiative.

Jack the lad

STEPHEN GALLACHER’S son Jack is shaping up to be a chip off the old block.

The 13-year-old claimed the Linlithgow Junior Championship with a 4&2 win in the 36-hole final.

And he made a brave bid to add the Bathgate B Division, taking his opponent to the 20th hole in that event.

Jack just missed out on securing a place in this season’s Lothians Junior Championship but already has that event in his sights next year.

Allyn on top

ALLYN DICK has wasted no time regaining top spot in this season’s Lothians Order of Merit after he had been overtaken by Longniddry’s Michael Bacigalupo.

The Kingsknowe player is back in pole position after finishing joint-first in the stroke-play phase of the Turnhouse Open.

After six counting events, Dick has amassed 246 points and now holds a 36-point cushion over Bacigalupo in what could turn into a two-horse race.

Mackenzie in a club first

FORMER Scottish Amateur champion Simon Mackenzie has won the West Linton club championship for the first time.

He had a few tight games along the way, notably beating Kenny Mail by one hole in the semi-final, before beating the surprise package of the week, Paul Taylor, in the final. “A very deserving winner and a great ambassador for the club to have as their club champion 2014,” said a West Linton spokesman.