THE winners of the Crawford and Calder Cup putting competitions have been decided.

Organised by North Berwick Community Council, the events took place on East Links putting green.

Qualifying rounds were played on July 23 and the finals two days later.

Sadly, out of the 11 under 14s who qualified for the final, only one turned up for their match.

This meant that visitor Emily MacNair won the trophy by default.

The final of the Calder Cup was played by two visitors, Bob MacNair, from Strathaven, and Bryan Jessett, from Somerset.

Bob was leading the qualifying rounds with a score of 84 and previously won the cup in 2017.

It was, however, Bryan who won the match at the fifth extra hole in a very tense encounter played in pouring rain.

Kathryn Smith, organiser, said that the qualifiers two days earlier had taken place in “glorious” weather and the green “was in the best condition it has been in for many years”.

“It was disappointing, however, that in concentrating on improving the main green, the other green was not available to the public because of its condition and we did not have exclusive use of the main green,” she explained.

“With the public mingling with the competitors, it was more difficult to maximise entry to the competition and, as a result, the entry was down considerably on previous years.

“Next year we will be celebrating the centenary of the Calder Cup which we will be promoting earlier than usual and hoping for a good entry with perhaps some of the past winners taking part.”

Judy Lockhart, community council chairman, presented the trophies to the winners of each competition.