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Battle is on for Northern Amateur Championship at Moray Golf Club's five-day open as semi-finalists tee off in Lossiemouth


By Craig Christie

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Today sees Moray Golf Club's five-day open reach it's conclusion with the semi-finals and finals in all three handicap sections.

Current holder Matty Wilson drives off the third hole on Moray's old course. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Current holder Matty Wilson drives off the third hole on Moray's old course. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Reigning Northern Amateur Championship winner Matty Wilson remains on course to retain his scratch title after battling through to the semi-finals.

Wilson is out on the course this morning plying his semi-final against Glasgow's Greg Telfer.

Telfer toppled Elgin five-day champ Alan Duncan 5&4 in Thursday's quarter-final while Wilson had his toughest game yet against Ryan Copland but edged through 2&1.

In the other semi-final, Michael Watson (Inverness Country Club) plays home hopeful Jordan Edwards.

Michael Watson plays down the 17th during Wednesday's Scratch matchplay. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Michael Watson plays down the 17th during Wednesday's Scratch matchplay. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Watson ousted Ian Geddes (Moray) 2&1 while Edwards won an all-Moray clash with Jordan Milne 3&2.

Jordan Edwards plays down the second hole on the old course. .Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Jordan Edwards plays down the second hole on the old course. .Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

In the handicap section 1 (Macpherson Rose Bowl), former Forres Mechanics football manager Charlie Rowley has reached the semi-finals.

The Keith Golf Club member defeated Moray's Mark Spence by a convincing 7&6 margin and is currently playing Bush Hill GC's Ryan Millar in the semis.

Moray's Stuart MacGregor is keeping home hopes alive against Newburgh's Craig Smith in the other semi-final.

Spectators watch both the golf and the airshow at RAF Lossiemouth. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Spectators watch both the golf and the airshow at RAF Lossiemouth. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

The battle for the Ross Anderson Trophy in the higher handicap sees four local golfers meeting in the last four.

Hopeman's Kyle Edwards is the only non-Moray member to make it through this far and he takes on Daniel Begg, while the Lossiemouth club's Chris Brown and Neil Smith clash in the other semi.


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