Duncan ties for first at Portlethen
Scottish Alliance champion Kevin Duncan, Cruden Bay’s tour pro, and +3 Newmachar amateur Gordon Munro tied for first in a field of 76 players at today’s North-east Golfers Alliance competition which was played over a 17hole winter course at Portlethen Golf Club.
The fifth was not played because this short hole does not have space for a winter green to be established.
Duncan and Munro both shot 66, three under par for the shortened course. Duncan earned £115 in cash, Munro a prize voucher for a similar amount.
Clyne beaten in Cairo
Inverness squash player Alan Clyne bowed out of the Black Ball Open in Cairo yesterday after losing to world number three Simon Rosner.
The eight-time Scottish champion was 40 places lower than the German in this week’s PSA world rankings, and Rosner showed again why he is Europe’s top player.
Clyne tested him in the opening game, but Rosner nicked it and went on to complete an 11-9, 11-5, 11-7 victory to book his place in the last 16.
Scots sevens squad named
Scotland sevens head coach John Dalziel has named an unchanged squad for this weekend’s Cape Town tournament.
Dalziel has no injury concerns and shows faith in the same 13 men eliminated by New Zealand in the quarterfinals in Dubai last weekend. They have been drawn against Canada, Australia and Wales in Pool D.