Hutcheon comes up trumps in Aberdeen

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THE Tar­tan Tour pro­fes­sion­als were singing the praises of the Trump In­ter­na­tional Links at Balme­die af­ter yesterday’s Grampian Hous­ton Ju­nior Trip Fund pro-am at the venue 12 miles north of Aberdeen.

Greig Hutcheon, who fin­ished run­ner-up to David Orr, win­ner of the first male pro event over the Trump course with a five-un­der-par 67, said: “It’s a world-class golf course, ar­guably the finest mod­ern links there has ever been con­structed. From the blue tees at 6,600 on a fairly be­nign day, it gave you scor­ing chances.”

The fact that nine play­ers scored un­der the par of 72 is a trib­ute to the qual­ity of play on the Tar­tan Tour.

East­wood’s Orr had seven birdies and two bo­geys in halves of 34 and 33. He birdied the third, fourth, sixth, 10th, 12th, 17th and 18th, his fi­nal two gains lift­ing him past club­house leader Hutcheon to snatch the £1,833 prize.

Paul Lawrie Golf Cen­tre player Hutcheon had to set­tle for a £1,466 payslip for a 68 af­ter an out­stand­ing out­ward half of five-un­der-par 31.

Scott Hen­der­son (Kings Links) and Stephen Gray (Hayston) tied for third place on 69 and earned £962 apiece.

Gareth Wright’s late 70 slot­ted him into fifth place and earned him £660.

David Thom­son (Carnegie Club) led Petroleum Pipe No.1 team to vic­tory in the pro-am event with 17-un­der-par 55. The am­a­teurs were Paul Moir, An­drew Forbes and Gra­hame McKen­zie.

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