Golfing glory for young and old in Scotland

Maurice Brown won the Fortrose & Rosemarkie handicap club championship at the age of 83.
Maurice Brown won the Fortrose & Rosemarkie handicap club championship at the age of 83.
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Notable successes at the opposite ends of the age spectrum have highlighted how golf continues to be attractive in Scotland to both young and old.

Eleven-year-old Summer Elliott made her mark at Nairn Dunbar while an equally notable success at Fortrose & Rosemarkie for Maurice Brown was achieved at the ripe old age of 83.

Elliott, a member at Nairn, became the youngest winner of the Nairn Dunbar Ladies’ Open as she landed the Division 1 spoils with a net 65 playing off 13.

“There was no trophy but she received an £80 golf voucher,” reported her proud mum Luciane.

Over on the Black Isle, Brown came through a 36-hole qualifying process in the gent’s club championship handicap section as the last qualifier of eight after returning two net scores of 73 playing from a handicap of 22.

In the quarter-finals, he beat No 1 seed William MacKay 3&2 before then knocking out No 5 seed Muir Morton on the last hole.

Full of confidence, Brown triumphed 9&8 in the final against Bob Patience, the second seed.

It was the first time that Brown had claimed the prize and club secretary Mike McDonald said: “This is an amazing achievement.

“We feel it should be recognised in some way given his senior status and in beating a younger generation of golfers on the way.”