The Scottish Strokeplay Championship 2001.

Iain Prime held his nerve in wild and windy conditions to win the National Strokeplay Championship this week at the Glen Golf Club in North Berwick where he is a member. On day one, Monday October 1st, He took an eight shot lead with an impressive nett 73, while the rest of the field struggled in the blustery conditions.

On the second day of the 36 hole event, the storm force winds reached hurricane strength and most other serious competitions might have been cancelled, but the blind golfers dug in and Iain's lead was cut to one shot, by his playing partner, Allan Gray from Ayr,with nine holes left to play, but a couple of solid pars at 13 and 14 gave him a three shot cushion, which he managed to hold to the finish.

So Iain Prime of The Glen Golf Club wins with 155, Allan Gray from Ayr came second with 158 and Ken Freeman from Glasgow finishing in third spot on 165.

Iain and his guide, Howard Leadale displayed an amusing love - hate relationship to those present, but I'm sure they have a rock solid friendship and a strong understanding between them which is vital if you want to be successful out there on the course in pressure situations like we all experienced this week in some form or another.

Congratulations to Iain and Howard, very worthy champions! - and also to Allan Gray for winning the Order of Merit Trophy for the second year in a row.

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