Success for Liberton Champion as he wins six-hole sudden-death play-off at Royal Dornoch

Success for Liberton Champion as he wins six-hole sudden-death play-off at Royal Dornoch

Story by COLIN FARQUHARSON Edinburgh player Kieran Cantley (Liberton) , 19, won a marathon sudden-death play-off against Stephen Roger (Cruden Bay) and Kyle Godsman (Moray) to be presented with the David Blair Trophy as North of Scotland open amateur stroke-play champion at Royal Dornoch this evening (Sunday). The trio had tied on three-under-par 277. The play-off lasted six holes and more than one hour. Had it continued much longer, they would have run out of daylight! “It’s my biggest achievement in golf so far,” said Cantley. “I played in the tournament for the first time at Inverness last year and finished in the top 10.”

Robin Wilson describes the play-off action: The play-off saw the first and 18th holes played twice. Then the first and second holes. All three players birdied the first extra hole where Godsman drove the green. Godsman drove into the rough at the second play-off hole and, with a bogey to his rivals’ pars, he was eliminated and placed third in the final standings. Back to the first hole again which was halved in par, and so too was the 18th. On to the second hole. Both Cantley and Roger were on the green with their tee shots. Cantley holed a 25ft winning putt for a birdie 2. Former Scottish youths champion and past winner of the North-east District 72-hole Open, Roger, 29, closed with a 69, birdieing the third and 15th but bogeying the 12th. Cantley had birdies at the eighth, ninth and 12th in a closing 70 but he could have won the title without the need for the extra time drama as he bogeyed the 11th, 13th and 14th.

 Kieran Cantley receives the David Blair Trophy from Royal Dornoch GC captain Alan Ramsey. Stephen Roger is second from the right and North District SGU John Ross is on the extreme right. Pictures by Robin Wilson.

Kieran Cantley Wins North of Scotland Open

Congratulations to Kieran on winning the North of Scotland Open at Royal Dornoch this weekend.

After scoring 69, 68, 70 and 70 for a three under par total and share of first place Kieran went on to win the title at the 6th extra hole.

Congratulations again and well done.

Lady Captain’s Open Day : Thanks and Photos

Lady Captain’s Open Day : Thanks and Photos

 

Sponsors  Irene Adams, Balanced Lifestyle, Peter Collin, Sandra Love, Alison Paterson, Liz Bisset, Anne White, Canny Man’s Pub, The Orchard Restaurant, Raeburn Hotel, Mary & Dayle Henderson, Alastair & Jill McLean, Stephen – Caterer, Kilspindie GC, Dumfries & County GC, Royal London Insurance, Iain Seath, Liberton GC, Susan Walker, Brian Drumm, Buchanan Castle GC, Tigerlily, Andrew Miller of Bellhaven Breweries

A Massive Thank You to all of the Sponsors and all of the kind members of Liberton Golf Club who donated their time and gifts for the raffles

A special Thank You to :

Brian Toall and the green keepers. The course is in fantastic shape and everyone was highly complementary

The Captain, Alan Richardson for all of his support

Iani Seath, for his support and advice

David Doig & Ailsa Davies in the Office – for everything

The Gentlemen for doing Starter and Car Park duties

I hope that I haven’t missed anyone out!

Looking forward to next year already!!