Sandy Scott Wins Stephen Gallacher Foundation Trophy


Sandy Scott’s hot run of form continued today with victory in the Stephen Gallacher Foundation Trophy at Macdonald Cardrona.

The teenager fired a course record 66 into the bargain at the Borders venue to win by three strokes in the SGU Boys Order of Merit event, backed by Stephen Gallacher’s Foundation.

Having tied for fifth place at the Paul Lawrie Foundation Scottish Schools on Monday and finished inside the top-10 at the recent Carrick Neill Scottish Open Stroke Play in Moray, Scott’s success was far from unexpected.

Sandy’s superb 66 came in round one, but the Scottish Golf Academy member was tied at the top after the opening 36 holes with Murrayfield’s Andrew Ni.

However, Sandy’s closing level par 72, featuring two birdies and bogeys, proved too good as he eased to success on six under par to collect the trophy – a smaller replica of Gallacher’s Dubai Desert Classic silverware which he has won twice.

Ni, Rory Franssen (Inverness) and Peebles’ Darren Howie sealed the runner-up spot, all placed on three under par.

Sandy, currently third on the Boys Order of Merit behind Calum Fyfe and Will Porter, is now set for a rankings rise.