Golf: Porty put on a show

PUPILS from the host school dominated the Portobello Schools Open Championship at Craigentinny.

Portobello's Conor Scott, a four-handicapper at Duddingston, shot a 70 to hold off Boroughmuir's Danny Tritton to claim the Cruden Cup and the 100 voucher for first prize.

Scott, Tritton and another Boroughmuir pupil, Alan Tillie, were fairly level after nine holes but the Portobello player came back in 35 while the others fell away on the back nine.

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Scott's Portobello High team also took Portobello Shield team trophy.

"Conor is off to play for Livingston FC next year but hasn't ruled out a golf scholarship if things don't work out," said tournament organiser Gordon Lawrie. On the event, which was being held for the first time, he added: "It was a big success and will be repeated."

Results: Scratch: 70 C Scott (Portobello), 74 D Tritton (Boroughmuir), 76 C Jenkinson (Portobello) bih. Handicap: 56 K Graham (Portobello, 36), S Murphy (Portobello, 36), 59 J Clark (Portobello, 36).Teams: (best two rounds): 146 Portobello, 153 Boroughmuir, 174 Firrhill.