Jun 24 2011 by Gordon Bannerman, Perthshire Advertiser Friday
SCOTTISH international Glenn Campbell continued his impressive season by winning the Blairgowrie Club Championship for a sixth time by defeating George Brass 3&2 in the final on Sunday.
Campbell said: “It has been a few years since I have been able to compete in the club championship because of international commitments. But now I have managed to win the title in my teens, twenties and thirties.”
Brass, champion in 2009 and defeated finalist in 2010 was three up after the first nine holes of the 36-hole final, during which time Campbell found five bunkers to the left of each hole.
The morning round remained fairly even after that with a one hole advantage to Brass after 18.
The afternoon round began with Brass pulling his tee shot into the trees on the 1st on Rosemount and the match was square after 19, which is how it remained until the 24th.
Campbell then had a run of five threes which saw him build a two-hole lead. Birdies at the 32nd and 33rd and a conceded birdie on the 34th, the difficult 16th, gave Campbell a win with an afternoon round of five under.
Gillian Wallace won the ladies championship for the first time, beating Emily Aird (15) in the final by 4&3.
Connor Neil retained the junior championship by defeating Mark Mcleod by 6&4. Neil showed quality and consistency in defeating an opponent who was playing in his first final.
Wayne Crole won the battle of the brothers in the John Watson (men’s handicap) trophy, by beating his brother Greg despite missing a 12-inch putt on the 18th green.
Wayne eventually won at the 21st.
Other winners on the club’s big day were the evergreen Brian Grieve who won the Seniors scratch title again, defeating Bill Hadden by 3&2; Bruce Crole defeated David Kerr in the Seniors handicap event on the 20th; Liz Tosh beat Barbara Cuthbert to win the ladies bronze and past ladies captain Liz Fertacz won Sophie’s Trophy (Ladies handicap) by defeating Maureen Reid.
Winners received trophies from captains Allan McKay and Sandy Bushby.