The 2018 Order of Merit has been a two horse race from the first weeks of the season between Douglas Borland (Southerness) and David Brodie (Newton Stewart). As the season progressed Douglas has always maintained a slender lead until the last competition, the Shamash Trophy at Kirkcudbright on Sunday 23 September, when David finished higher up the leaderboard and gained enough points to overtake Douglas and retain his title by thirty points. Andrew Kerr (Crichton) also had a strong finish in the Shamash Trophy which lifted him up to a tie for third place with Mike Grunwell…

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On Sunday 23 September thirteen local golfers and Graham Guthrie from Maldon, Essex gathered at Kirkcudbright Golf Club to compete for the Shamash Trophy. On a typical autumn day with the course in superb condition low scoring was expected and the players did not disappoint. In the morning round, Graham Guthrie returning to the course he knew from his childhood, returned a score of 68 with three birdies and one bogey in his outward nine of two under par 33 and one birdie and two bogies coming home for a one over par of 35. David Brodie…

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