Golf: Royal shock in Inter-Cities

ROYAL BURGESS lost their grip on the Inter-Cities Cup after suffering a shock 6½-2½ defeat at home in the second leg against Cathkin Braes.

That made the overall result 11-6 in favour of the Glasgow representatives and Royal Burgess team manager Richard Hughes admitted he was at a loss to explain a performance that saw only Stephen Buckley and Scott MacDonald record wins for the Capital side.

"We were simply beaten by a much better team on the day," conceded Hughes, who will be hoping his side will be back firing on all cylinders again for their defence of the Edinburgh Summer League title.

Craigielaw's Lawrie load

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CRAIGIELAW is to stage the first of seven qualifiers in this season's Paul Lawrie Foundation Junior Jug, an event open to boys and girls.

The event at the East Lothian club will take place on 12 July, when the top four scratch and handicap players will qualify for the grand final.

That will take place at Newmachar on 2 October, when former Open champion Lawrie will be in attendance.

This is the second year the event has been held and entry forms and competition rules can be downloaded from

Watton wins scratch prize

MORTONHALL'S Rachael Watton produced the outstanding performance in the East of Scotland Girls' Spring Meeting at Pitreavie, winning the scratch prize with an excellent three-under-par 69.

Making it a good day for Midlothian players, Broomieknowe's Kate McIntosh claimed the under-18 net prize with a 68, while Rosie Everett from Craigielaw struck a blow for the East Lothian clubs as she won the under-14 net event with a 66.

Glenbervie's Tiffiny Wood was the under-16s winner with a net 67 but a new member, Chloe Goadby from St Regulus in Fife, took the overall prize with a fabulous net 62 playing off a handicap of 19.