It’s all White on the night for leading Lundin golfer

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LUNDIN Golf Club member James White secured his second win on the SGU’s Order of Merit 72-hole tournament circuit at the weekend.

The local player has picked up the North of Scotland open amateur stroke-play championship for the David Blair Trophy at Nairn Dunbar Golf Club.

White, the Scottish boys match-play champion in 2006, followed up his victory in the Tennant Cup in Glasgow, with four steady rounds of 69, 70, 70 and 69 for an aggregate of 10-under-par 278 which earned him a £400 voucher.

He won by three shots from Peter Latimer (St Andrews New) with Daniel Kay (Dunbar), beaten finalist in the Scottish men’s amateur championship by David Law, having his best finish at this level in third place on 286, a shot ahead of Kris Nicol (Fraserburgh).

White and Philip McLean (Peterhead) were the halfway leaders on 139 but McLean dropped out of the picture with a disastrous third-round 79 and White was joined in the lead by Latimer, who couldn’t produce the last-round birdies needed to stay shoulder to shoulder with White and slipped three shots behind with a 72.

Kay’s Sunday rounds of 70 and 69 lifted him up to third place.

Best score of the weekend was a seven-under-par 65 in the final round by Alexander Culverwell, which lifted the Dunbar man up to the level par 288 mark, joint fifth with McLean and Jordan Milne (Elgin).