Lothians round-up: Hannah Darling wins again

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Hannah Darling has added the Midlothian Junior Championship to her long list of notable feats this year.

The 13-year-old from Broomieknowe claimed her latest prize after carding an impressive 78 in very wet and windy conditions at Turnhouse.

Darling became the youngest-ever Scottish Girls’ champion earlier in the year and was also in the Midlothian team pipped for the Scottish Women’s County title at Glenbervie last weekend.

Her memorable season also included a trip to last month’s Solheim Cup in Iowa.

• RBS win Sivewright

The Sivewright Trophy has been “banked” for the first time since 1978.

The Royal Bank of Scotland claimed victory in the event with a 3&1 win over Binivell in the final at Prestonfield.

David Kidd and Stewart Barton finished three up on Neil Plenderleith and Bert Watson.

And, at the back, Douglas Dalziel and Alan Thompson ended all square with Graham Roberts and David Liddle

Binivell were bidding for a first title triumph since 1986.

• In for the Kil

Kilspindie’s 150th anniversary celebrations have coincided with the club winning the East Lothian Junior Cup.

The timely triumph was recorded by a quartet comprising of Aaron Hall, Connor Currie and brothers Oliver and Sam Muckherjee.

They beat Gullane 11&10 over the double foursome in the final after digging deep earlier to beat the host by two holes in the semi-finals.

Kilspindie will defend the title at Dunbar next year.

• East Lothian Close in

Next week’s British Masters at Close House in Northumberland is being used to attract golfers to East Lothian.

Golf East Lothian, under the Scotland’s Golf Coast banner, is exhibiting at the European Tour event featuring Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia.

“England in general and the North East in particular are important growth markets for Golf East Lothian members,” said Bob Gunning, chairman of East Lothian Golf Tourism Alliance.