Jonathan is out to regain title
THE Stewart Milne Group North-east Open gets underway at Cults this weekend with former champion Jonathan Lints (DL Aberdeen) seeded to regain the men’s title.
However, Rubislaw teenager Bruce Strachan, the number two seed, has been enjoying a rich vein of form and could pose a threat, while another former champion, Jimmy Wood jun, now playing for Esporta Hamilton, makes a welcome return.
Stonehaven’s Matthew Colvin, with the confined and district titles to his name this summer, is also capable of causing an upset and opens his account against Rubislaw’s Callum Michie.
In the women’s event, Claire Birnie, the defending champion, and Morven Duff are seeded to make it an all-host-club final with the latter tipped to lift both the 16-and-under and 14-and-under events.
Play gets underway tomorrow, with the main finals a week today.