Glenbervie trio hope to keep golf title in Stirlingshire

Graeme Robertson
Graeme Robertson

Glenbervie’s Graeme Robertson, this year’s Fairstone Scottish Amateur runner-up, Fraser Moore and Richard Johnston will seek to defend Stirlingshire’s TSG Scottish Club Championship golf crown on Sunday.

At Lundin Golf Club in Fife, the trio representing Stirlingshire will be out to emulate last year’s long-awaited success after Glenbervie had finished runners-up on two previous occasions.

Moore was a member of the winning team at Luffness New 12 months ago, joining Colin Mundie and Mark Hislop to secure a one-shot win over Craigie Hill and Southerness.

Each of the 16 Area Associations of the Scottish Golf Union have held a qualifying process to determine their leading club, with 48 players lining up at Lundin in search of team glory.

Three-time winners Blairgowrie will be out to shine once more, the 2012 victors led by former Scottish Amateur champion Glenn Campbell. The Borders bid is spearheaded by Simon Fairburn (Torwoodlee), with 2012 Scottish Amateur semi-finalist Bryan Fotheringham in the Inverness line-up representing the North,

The Lothians challenge comes from Longniddry, with Michael Bacigalupo among their number. Prestwick, the 2009 winners, Edzell, Portlethen, Ralston and Windyhill will also fancy their chances.

Leven will hope to use their local course knowledge to triumph, with Old Course Ranfurly, Alloa, Hamilton, Powfoot, Glencruitten the other clubs seeking to lift the national title.

Two rounds of stroke play with the two lowest scores from each round count towards each team’s aggregate score.

Lundin is well known throughout the golfing world as a course of rare quality. Founded in 1868, on a Tom Morris course it was extensively redesigned by five-times Open Champion James Braid in 1909. Fine links fairways and excellent greens have ensured that it has been regularly selected as a final qualifying course for The Open Championship.