Golf: Lothians pip foes Angus in annual match

LOTHIANS pipped Angus in an annual friendly at Ballumbie Castle thanks to wins at the bottom of the singles order from two seasoned campaigners.

Team captain Mark Timmins and Keith Reilly delivered crucial points in the 8-7 win after the pair had joined forces earlier in the day to also taste victory in the foursomes.

Craigielaw's Ross Noon, the Lothians Order of Merit leader, was another double winner. He won his foursomes with Longniddry's Chris Wood then chalked up a 4 and 3 success in the singles.

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Noon's clubmate, Myles Cunningham, provided the other Lothians win in the afternoon session, with Wood and Steven Armstrong both chipping in with important half points.

Duddingston's David Miller came up against an opponent who stormed to the turn in 35 and found himself five down and heading for a 5 and 4 defeat.

Match details:

Foursomes (Angus names first): R Bell and Smith bt G Robertson and S Armstrong 2 and 1; S Cargill and P Teviotdale lost to S Simants and D Miller 5 and 4; G Cargill and C Cook bt M Cunningham and M Owenson one hole; D Lawrence and G Smith lost to R Noon and C Wood one hole; K Harper and A McKay lost to M Timmins and K Reilly two holes.

Singles: Bell bt Robertson 2 and 1; S Smith bt Simants 2 and 1; Cargill halved with Armstrong; Teviotdale lost to Cunningham 3 and 2; G Findlay bt Miller 5 and 4; Cook lost to Noon 4 and 3; Lawrence bt Owenson 5 and 3; Smith halved with Wood; Harper lost to Timmins 2 and 1; McKay lost to Reilly 4 and 3.