The final event, the Shamash Trophy at Thornhill on Sunday 24 September, promises to be an exciting competition to determine the winner of the South Order of Merit 2017 with three players in contention to be crowned winner.

With all three players in contention and playing well, David Brodie (Newton Stewart), Michael Grunwell (D&G) and Chris Corbett (D&G), the result will be in doubt until the last putt is sunk.

David extended his lead at the top by winning the MacRobert Salver at Stranraer last Saturday to 75 points but Michael kept his sights firmly on the title by finishing second to ensure the gap is not unassailable going into next Sunday’s final event.

Chris kept his hopes alive by claiming the South Matchplay title last Sunday and will be looking to continue his good form into this Sunday where he must win to have a chance of claiming the OOM title.

Martin McNae (Lochmaben), Kyle McClung (Wigtownshire County) and Clark Riddick (Southerness) will all be hoping to finish high up on the leaderboard at Thornhill to claim one of the minor prize winning positions.

Top Ten

1          David Brodie (Newton Stewart)                                 575 points

2          Michael Grunwell (D&G)                                           500

3          Chris Corbett (D&G)                                                  445

4          Martin McNae (lochmaben)                                        375

5          Kyle McClung (Wigtownshire County)                       370

6          Fraser Hughes (Newton Stewart)                                360

7          Clark Riddick (Southerness)                                       335

8          Colin Hamilton (Stranraer)                                         250

9          Alan Birdsall (D&C)                                                  205

10        Liam Carruthers (Powfoot)                                         2191.7

The final counting event is the Shamash Trophy at Thornhill on Sunday 24 September 2017.