On Friday, another 12 golfers booked their spot in this year’s Scottish Medal Grand Final in the Medal Finals West at Lanark Golf Club.
In the women’s event, it was Dumfries and Galloway’s Kerry Lockerbie who finished on top courtesy of a better back nine than Crow Wood’s Linda MacKay.
Both players finished with nett scores of 75 (+1) but Lockerbie’s inward half of 33 was one better than MacKay’s.
Lockerbie managed to put the disappointment of making a 10 on the 8th behind her to bounce back on the back-nine where she had a nett albatross on the par-5 14th.
Joining the top two in qualifying for the Grand Final are Anne Laird (Longniddry), Karen McBratney (Carnwath), Valerie Crawford (East Renfrewshire) and Margaret Lazell (Whitecraigs).
In the men’s event, Bonnyton’s Blyth Paterson was the top qualifier, posting a nett score of 69 (-1) to finish two shots clear of Lochmaben’s Conor Trant.
10-handicapper Paterson’s round included 10 pars and a birdie on the par-4 9th, with a par on the difficult par-3 18th enough to see him finish on top.
Joining Paterson and Trant in the Grand Final will be Barry Stevenson (Strathaven), Anthony Bloor (Chase Golf Club), Raymond Tocher (Deaconsbank) and Kenny Allan (Bearsden).
The Medal Final West event at Lanark was the second of six regional qualifiers for this year’s popular Scottish Golf Medal Finals competition. The next qualifier is scheduled to take place on Sunday 22 May at Hawick Golf Club.
A total of 36 men and 36 women will earn places in the Grand Final at Royal Burgess later this year.