Grangemouth golfer wins Order of Merit

Debut Win for Blair in Scottish Seniors Championship.  'Lindsay Blair of Grangemouth Golf Club held his nerve to land a debut success and the biggest title of his golfing career at the Scottish Seniors Stroke Play Championship earlier today (6 July 2012).
Debut Win for Blair in Scottish Seniors Championship. 'Lindsay Blair of Grangemouth Golf Club held his nerve to land a debut success and the biggest title of his golfing career at the Scottish Seniors Stroke Play Championship earlier today (6 July 2012).
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Grangemouth’s Lindsay Blair has stormed to glory in this year’s SGU Seniors Order of Merit, capping only his second season in the over-55s ranks.

The 56-year-old put the seal on a very solid year with yet another fine finish at the Seniors Order of Merit Finals Day at Blairgowrie.

Blair finished runner-up on the day, but his consistency throughout the year has earned him the merit title.The scratch player has amassed 872.50 points.

It dwarfs the previous winner David Gardner of Broomieknowe took the title last year with 510 points after a closely-fought season.

Thanks to six top-four finishes in a row, Blair has run away with the title in some style in 2013.

“I’ve had a super run, it’s been amazing,” said Lindsay, who was third in the merit standings last year after winning the Scottish Seniors Open Stroke Play Championship on his event debut.

“I was joint-winner at Forfar in the East of Scotland Open in June and just kept things going from there.

“But I didn’t really think about the points too much, as I was just focusing on making the Scotland team again, as I enjoyed it so much last 
year.”

Blair is recently back from Hungary, where the Scottish Seniors finished fourth in the European Team Championship and is now looking forward to the Home Internationals in Ireland at Royal County Down later this month.

Meanwhile, there have been several holes in one noted across the dostrict and further afield by local golfers.

Shaun Lynch from larbert scored one. The 14-year-old was playing Falkirk Carmuirs course.

Grangemouth plumbing boss Jamie More also found success at Deer Park course in Livingston, while 54-year-old John Starr, from Stenhousemuir went in straight from the tee at Braehead.

Moira Green did likewise at Falkirk Tryst, as did Scott Bruce at Bonnybridge.