Gibson on course for Rover Cup win

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HAWICK: Rover Cup (August 23): First class – 1, D. Gibson 72 (9) 63 (trophy winner); 2, K. Beattie 69 (3) 66 ; 3 G. Renwick 72 (5) 67. Scratch – P. Johnson 67. Second class – 1 D. W. Clark 80 (12) 68; 2, B. Cranston 81 (12) 69; 3 N. Thomson 83 (13) 70. Third class – 1 M. Christy 90 (21) 69. Twos sweep (11 winners paid £5 each) – A. Caldwell 8th, G. Ford 8th, D. Gibson 8th, C. Gray 8th, S. Kelly 8th, J. Kirkpatrick 1st, D. Martin 13th, I. Revel 8th, W. Ritchie 8th, K. Suddon 8th, J. Tinlin 8th

Friday Stableford (August 22): 1, C. Wilson 39 points; 2, I. Elliot 34; 3, G. Renwick 34.

Enter-on-day Medal (August 19): 1, L. Berridge 77 (8) 69; 2, G. Ford 78 (8) 70.

Minto: Minto Bell and Salver No6 (August 17): 1, C. Allott gross 82 net 69 (winner of the Minto Bell); 2, F. Kerr 96, 76; 3, S. James 103, 77. Scratch, J. Beattie 95. This was Carole Allott’s second trophy of the weekend, as she won the Steward’s Invitation Ladies competition with Jill Wright on Saturday.

Seniors’ Stableford League (August 18): 1, M. McFarlane 39 points; 2, A. Lauder 36; 3 (equal), T. Glendinning and R. Johnston 33. League positions: 1, T. Glendinning 71.25; 2, J. Lunn 58; 3, Ray Johnston 48.50.

Gents’ Tuesday Stableford League (August 19): The summer league was brought to a dramatic conclusion as I. Learmonth’s stunning score of 41 points propelled him to the top of the league, where he tied with R. Latta on 185. Rory’s score of 37 put him in second place this week. R. Taylor and R. Elliott shared third in the league with 183. Over the season an excellent turnout of 71 golfers took part.

Last Thursday, the seniors beat Castle Park 5-1, reversing a loss earlier in the season to their East Lothian opponents.

Junior Summer Competition No5 (August 22): 1, D. Murdoch 76 (10) 66 (after countback); 2, R. Nichol 86 (20) 66; 3, A. Brown 83 (15) 68.

Stewart and Paula Aitchison Memorial Trophy (August 23): 1, A. Towers 78 (11) 67 after countback; 2, R. Pringle 78 (11) 67; 3, B. Howden 74 (6) 68. M. Laidlaw attained a hole-in-one on the 8th hole. Ladies: 1, M. Bland and L. Bruce net 72, after adjustment. Juniors: 1, A. Brown 66.

Fox & Hounds No 9 and Autumn Medal: 1, A. Johnston 78 (13) 65; 2, S. Paisley 78 (12) 66; 3, R. Taylor 81 (15) 66. Lowest gross R. Latta 73.