The South of Scotland Golfers Association held their Strokeplay and Matchplay Championships over the previous two weekends at Southerness Golf Club. The course was presented in fantastic condition and was a joy to play for all that entered.
The Strokeplay championship was won by William Squires (Kirkcudbright) with excellent scores of 65 and 69 for a total of 134. Second place went to Kyle McClung (Wigtownshire County) with scores of 67 and 73 for 140.
1st William Squires (Kirkcudbright) 65+69=134
2nd Kyle McClung (Wigtownshire Co) 67+73=140
3rd= Ross Murray (Southerness) 75+71=146
3rd= Ian Reid (D&G) 75+71=146
3rd= Colin Hamilton (Stranraer) 74+72=146
6th Iain Rae (Dalbeattie) 73+74=147
7th Danny McConnachie (Crichton) 74+74=148
The following weekend the top 16 qualifiers contested the matchplay championship over Southerness and some superb golf was played over the fantastic links course. William Squires (Kirkcudbright) the top qualifier followed up his Strokeplay success by edging out Graeme Finlay (Southerness) at the 20th hole in a high quality final to complete the Strokeplay and Matchplay double.
W Squires (Kirkcudbright) bt C Riddick (Southerness)
I Rae (Dalbeattie) bt M Grunwell (D&G)
B Irving (D&C) bt I Thomson (Powfoot)
G Finlay (Southerness) bt K McClung (Wigtownshire Co.)
W Squires (Kirkcudbright) bt I Rae (Dalbeattie)
G Finlay (Southerness) bt B Irving (D&C)
W Squires (Kirkcudbright) bt G Finlay (Southerness) at 20th hole.