North Berwick duo to the fore among Lothians golfers

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NORTH BERWICK duo Neil Henderson and Calum Hill took pride of place among 
Lothians golfers for weekend performances.

On the men’s amateur scene, Henderson finished fourth 
behind Ayrshire’s Jack McDonald in the Tennant Cup in Glasgow. Henderson, who played out of the Glen when he won the Scottish Junior Champion of Champions title but is now a member at The Renaissance, fired closing rounds of 66 and 71 at Killermont.

Having opened with a brace of 75s at Glasgow Gailes on Saturday, it gave him a total of 287 – three more than McDonald, who birdied the last to pip Aberdour’s Scott Crichton. It was McDonald’s first success in a 72-hole Scottish Order of Merit event. Hill, meanwhile, finished as the leading Scot in the Henry Cooper Junior Masters at Nizels in Kent.

A third-round 79 was a knockout blow for the Tantallon teenager’s title hopes, but a closing 72 for a total of 293 saw him finish joint-17th.

Another North Berwick player, Catriona Matthew, warmed up for this week’s US Women’s Open by tying for 57th in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.

Elliot Saltman was the leading Lothians player in the Scottish Hydro Challenge at Spey Valley, signing off with a 71 in Aviemore to claim a share of 28th on 278 – 12 shots behind American ace Brooks Koepka.