Golf: Turnhouse don’t half leave it late to set up right Royal final

HOME advantage was made to count as Turnhouse and Royal Burgess set up a title showdown in the West Edinburgh Winter Golf League.

Turnhouse pipped Baberton 2…-1… in their semi-final while Burgess thumped Kingsknowe 4-0 at Barnton.

It was close all the way at Turnhouse and came down to the final match, which saw home pairing Steve Robb and Tommy Cadger up against Andy Laurence and Ron Bradly.

In a nip-and-tuck encounter, Laurence holed an outrageous pitch at the 15th to put the Baberton duo one up with three to play. After routine par-4s at the 16th, Robb won the next with a par-3 before the last was halved in birdie-4s to give the home team the half-point they needed to secure a spot in the final.

It takes place over the East Course at Dalmahoy on Sunday week.


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Turnhouse 2…, Baberton 1…: S Armstrong and Gordon Leitch bt K Messer and J Downie 2 and 1; N Anderson and L Lawson lost to D Waugh and F McCall 3 and 2; D Imrie and M Reid bt G McCall and R Bryce 3 and 2; S Robb and T Cadger halved with A Laurence and R Bradly.

Royal Burgess 4, Kingsknowe 0: I Taylor and S Collings bt G Muir and B Buchan 4 and 3; J Yuille and V Varadharajan bt A Dick and D McCann 5 and 4; G Archibald and I Park bt D Munro and M Foley 4 and 3; J Fraser and R Hughes bt S Knowles and T Grant two holes.