Moray Open: Craig Smith wins Northern Amateur Championship as Jack McNeilly and Shaun Heyes pick up handicap trophies
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THE Northern Amateur Championship will remain in Moray after being won by Craig J Smith.
Smith, of Moray Golf Club, won the Scratch competition at the 117th edition of the Moray Open in Lossiemouth on Friday – defeating Jake Scott (Elgin) 4 and 2 in the final.
Earlier on in the day, Smith won 1UP versus Craig Telfer (Turnberry) while Scott defeated Ryan Bain 2UP.
The Macpherson Rose Bowl – the first handicap competition – was also won by a home golfer, with Jack McNeilly (Moray) defeating Daniel Smith (Puttenham) 2 and 1 in the final.
Smith had earlier beaten Moray MacLeod (Moray), while McNeilly was the victor against Willie Adams (Dalmohoy).
The third and final trophy handed out on Friday was the Ross Anderson Trophy, which was won by Shaun Heyes (Gathurst). Heyes defeated Bryan Eidins (Puttenham) 3 and 1 in the final.
Eidins had made the final by overcoming Sean Bradshaw 6 and 5 in the semi-final, while Heyes beat Nicol Smith (Moray) 3 and 1 in the other last four tie.