Young Aboyne golfer in top form at Paul Lawrie event

Left to right - Ruari Mair (Buckpool), David Fleming (NE District SGU president), Jamie Gibb (Aboyne)
Left to right - Ruari Mair (Buckpool), David Fleming (NE District SGU president), Jamie Gibb (Aboyne)

Fourteen-year-old Buckpool member Ruari Mairi won the Paul Lawrie North-east U14 Boys’ Championship over 18 holes at Oldmeldrum Golf Club with Aboyne’s Jamie Gibb picking up the Under-12s scratch prize.

Mair shot a six-over-par 76 - the CSS was 68 - to win by two strokes from Owen Walker (Royal Aberdeen) with Ruaridh Fenwick (Hazlehead) and Evan Orr tied for third place with 81s.

Mair, a six-handicapper, would have won by a wider margin but for a double bogey six at the last hole.

Jamie Gibb (Aboyne), who plays off 15, won the Under-12s’ scratch prize with an 84 and he also had the best overall net score of 69, having a better inward half than Ruaridh Fenwick, who plays off 12 .

Ethan Main (Murcar Links), off 20, won the third handicap prize with a net 71.

Paul Lawrie North-east U14s Championship: Oldmeldrum Golf Club - Par 70 CSS 68:

76 R Mair (Buckpool)

78 O Walker (Royal Aberdeen)

81 R Fenwick (Hazlehead), E Orr (Kemnay)

84 J Gibb (Aboyne)

86 L Ross (Royal Aberdeen)

88 K Steel (Kintore), M Black (Deeside)

91 E Main (Murcar Links)

92 J Mitchell (Fraserburgh)

93 F McKay (Cullen)

94 S Allan (Deeside)

101 R Bothwell (Royal Aberdeen)

106 C Sim (Murcar Links), F Black (Royal Aberdeen), P McPherson (Deeside)

Handicap Prize-winners

69 J Gibb (Aboyne) (15) bih, R Fenwick (Hazlehead) (12).

71 E Main (Murcar Links) (20) 71.

Under 12 scratch

84 J Gibb (Aboyne)