Cheers to pub owner – and golf champion!

Trevor Crombie (Kirkcaldy) receives his Scottish Disability Golf Partnership Order of Merit 2013 trophy from SDGP representative Janet Gales

Trevor Crombie (Kirkcaldy) receives his Scottish Disability Golf Partnership Order of Merit 2013 trophy from SDGP representative Janet Gales

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A Kirkcaldy pub owner has finished top of the Scottish Championship for disabled golfers.

Trevor Crombie, who runs the St Clair Tavern, staved off competition from 36 of the best disabled golfers from Scotland, England and Germany to claim the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership Order of Merit title for 2013.

After 20 qualifying rounds, the finals were played in St Andrews at the Kittocks and Dukes Golf Courses and Trevor finished top of the pile on 129 points, five points ahead of runner-up Derek Milne of Upper Largo.

Peter Osborne, the Scottish chairman, himself taking a third place in the Championship, said: “We have played some quality golf courses this year, ranging across Scotland and down into England and it’s great to see Trevor, one of our newer members, taking the championship.

“We hope that this will encourage him to attend some international and overseas disabled golf events in 2014.”

The top ten were: 1 Trevor Crombie (Kirkcaldy) 129 pts, 2 Derek Milne (Upper Largo) 124, 3 Peter Osborne (Lancashire) 124, 4 Garry McNulty (Glasgow) 107, 5 Scott Anderson (Aberdeen) 104, 6 Jim McNab (Glenrothes) 102, 7 Steve Cunningham (Alloa) 95, 8 Gary Gardner (Edinburgh) 88, 9 John Elliot (Edinburgh) 84, 10 Jim Gales (Springfield) 82.

A joint special award was made and presented to two “Dedicated Coaches for 2013”, Josh Osborne and Ben Osborne, aged 11 and eight respectively.

The SDGP also ran a Championship for Coaches and the overall winner for 2013 was John Murray of Glenrothes with 149 points, with Bill Dickman of Kinghorn in second place on 135 points.

A team event was also played, concluding at the Dukes event, which incorporated both able bodied and disabled players and the winning team, representing Glasgow and Renfrewshire were Thomas Kerr Scott, Tony Tomasso and Rob Steele.

The SDGP now has one event left for the 2013 season and that will take place at the Paradore Golf Resort, Malaga in Spain.