Lindsay Blair from Grangemouth Golf Club led the match-play qualifiers for the 2014 Scottish Senior Men’s Amateur Match-play Championship at Southerness Golf Club.

Blair, carded very solid rounds of 76 and 73 to edge the leading qualifier bragging rights by one shot from Malcolm Reid of Sonning.

Favorite and local player Ian Brotherston of Dumfries and County, who has won several international senior golf championships, was the third best qualifier on 152.

Title-holder Jim Watt from Edzell Golf Club made it safelythrough on 156 with rounds of 80 and 76.

Scottish Senior Golf Stroke-play Champion, Barry Brooks of Meldrum House, bounced back from an opening round of 81 with a score of 74 to qualify with ease.

A full list of leading golf scores and the draw is detailed below.

2014 SCOTTISH SENIOR MEN’S AMATEUR MATCH-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP at Southerness Golf Club, Dumfries-shire

MATCH-PLAY QUALIFIERS (Par 69)

149 L Blair (Grangemouth) 76 73
150 M Reid (Sonning) 73 77
152 I Brotherston (Dumfries and Co) 77 75
154 D Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie) 78 76
155 B Brooks (Meldrum House) 81 74, I Gillan (Bishopbriggs) 80 75, W Erskine (Killsyth Lennox) 79 76
156 J Watt (Edzell) 80 76
157 D Dickson (Lochmaben) 79 78, D Gardner (Broomieknowe) 79 78
158 K Thomson (Bramhall Park) 81 77, L Pirie (Millport) 76 82
159 I Jeen (St Andrews New) 82 77
160 A Lamond (Glasgow) 85 75, G Rodaks (Pitreavie) 83 70, G Doig (Pitreavie) 83 77, G Doig (Southerness) 82 78, T Patterson (Sunningdale) 80 80, James Johnston (Northumberland) 80 80, A Harkness (Southerness) 77 83, M Townsley (Dumfries and Co) 76 84
161 John Johnston (Lanark) 80 81, B Smith (Hamilton) 80 81
162 A Clark (Dumfries and Co) 82 80, I Taylor (Eyemouth) 81 81
163 S Miller (Cochrane Castle) 89 74, R Gray (Irvine) 87 76, J Emslie (Royal Aberdeen) 80 83
164 C Halcrow (Windyhill) 88 76, R Stewart (Tulliallan) 88 76, G Kennedy (Olton) 87 77, J McDonald (Cowglen) 86 78, Albert Smith (Turriff) 86 78

CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW:-

8.30 Blair v Smith
8.40 Doig v Patterson
8.50 Watt v Millar
9.00 Dickson v Taylor
9.10 Miller v Townsley
9.20 Thomson v Stewart
9.30 Brooks v Halcrow
9.40 Pirie v John Johnston
9.50 Reid v McDonald
10.00 Rodaks v James Johnston
10.10 Erskine v Gray
10.20 Gardner v Clark
10.30 Brotherston v Kennedy
10.40 Lamong v Harkness
10.50 Gillan v Emslie
11.00 Thomson v Brian Smith

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