Ross Munro tears up Craigielaw to win Alliance Trophy

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Duddingston’s Ross Munro produced a brilliant display to claim the Alliance Trophy, the prize up for grabs at Craigielaw in an East Alliance event.

Munro carded a six-under-par 65 – he was out in 30 with six birdies – to finish four shots ahead of second-placed Neil Henderson (Renaissance Club) with Bathgate’s Simon Lockhart a stroke further back.

On a calm sunny day at the new venue for the Scottish Senior Open later in the year, the handicap spoils were shared in an event featuring 84 members.

Kingsknowe two-hanicapper Donny Munro and Jordan Whyte, who plays off eight at Royal Burgess, both carded net 70s to finish one ahead of both Scott Girvan and David Rudd (Longniddry).

Top trainee was Bathgate’s Danny Gilbert on 71 while the senior prize was shared between Mike Louden (Glencorse) and Brian Thomson (Broomieknowe) on 72.

Munro’s win lifted him into third spot in the scratch Order of Merit behind Lloyd Saltman (Royal Musselburgh) and Kieran Cantley (Liberton) while Murrayfield’s Alan Loughran (Murrayfield) leads the handicap standings.

Next week’s event us the Berwickshire Cup at Eyemouth.