The Order of Merit competition 2021
The Glasgow Golf Union Order of Merit has a total of 9 qualifying events. For 18 hole events and events that are reduced to 18 holes due to weather conditions, half points will be awarded. The top two players from the Order of Merit will represent Glasgow in the Scottish Area Team championships, and there will be four picks by the Team Captain. Please note: 5 events must be played to award the Order of Merit.
McKinnon Wood Cup
Congratulations to Fraser Grant of Ralston Golf Club, winner of the first Order of Merit qualifying event this year
With a superb score of 69,66 (-5) for total of 135, Fraser had a two stroke victory over Ryan Brown of Dunfermline GC.
The win gives Fraser maximum OOM points for the event, and he leads the table from Paul Gault Jnr of Haggs Castle who had a 139 (-2) finish.
The next OOM event is the Ralston Rose Bowl which could be another good bet for Fraser !
David Vennard of Ralston Golf Club had an excellent 76+73 round for a total of 149, to finish second in the competition.
Scott Wearing of The Bishopbriggs Golf Club was 1 point behind on a total of 150, with Craig Harper of Haggs Castle and Lewis Reid of Glasgow both finishing on a total of 153.
The results may be viewed here
There were 11 GGU players in total sharing Order of Merit point as shown in the table below.
Well done to all who took part in the competition.
Well after a year of pandemic restrictions the easing of which allowed us to run the competition with a strong field clearly with a desire to play competitive golf again. Saturday brought perfect conditions & sub par rounds from the starters which included no less than 10 GGC members possibly a record entry.
Fortunately the damp predictions didn’t materialise at Killermont where the final rounds were completed in a soft breeze with interesting pin positions on challenging greens & 6 of the original GGC line up made the cut - well done.
The eventual winner for the second time was a well known face & supporter of our open competitions Matt Clark of Kilmacolm, with a total of 276 , this on the back of a new course record in the Amateur Championship at Nairn & Blairgowrie Scratch Open win the previous weekend.
Report courtesy of Ewan Duncan Glasgow Club.