3rd July: CSS for round 1 was 73. Round 2 was 73. Full scores can be viewed on competition's page.
In a very tight finish at Glenbervie, the holder Ronnie Clark (Erskine) tied with Duncan Hamilton (Mortonhall) on 142. They finished one shot ahead of Paul Moultrie (Royal Troon) and Lindsay Blair (Grangemouth) on 143.
Duncan Hamilton sprang from the chasing pack with a superb second score of 68 which included an inward half of 33 to set a target of 142. Paul Moultrie reached the turn in 33 and looked set to better this but came home in 40 due to some putting lapses.
That left Ronnie Clark playing in the last group and bidding for a hat-trick of wins in this event. He overcame a lost ball at the 11th hole to return a 72 and tie with Hamilton.
Laurie Chancellor (Inverness) took fifth place on 145 with former internationals, George Barrie (Callander) and Ian Brotherston (Dumfries and County) in joint sixth place on 146.
Lindsay Blair had the added consolation of the main handicap prize, just pipping local favourite, Denis McQuade and George Barrie.
Glenbervie was in superb condition and presented an excellent test for all the players.
Nest stop Stirling for the Match-Play championships.