LONGNIDDRY have ended Kilspindie’s bid for a hat-trick of East Lothian Junior Golf titles.

Kilspindie hosted the final of the competition, which was played over double foursomes aggregate matchplay.

The first match was played off scratch and the second match was played off handicap.

Kilspindie’s team comprised Aaron Hall and James Wood along with Callum Kenneally and Jake Johnston, while Longniddry fielded two pairs of brothers: Euan and Neil Canavan in the scratch match, followed by Ryan and Jamie Gallagher in the handicap match.

Scoring was good on the excellent Kilspindie course and both matches went to the last hole.

In the scratch match, both pairs eagled the 12th hole with twos, both birdied the 17 with threes, and they came to the last hole with Kilspindie leading by two; that hole was halved.

In the handicap match, Longniddry were leading by one hole on the final tee and both teams drove well left of the green.

In fact, Jamie hit it so far left, he put Ryan in the bunker on the right of the 16th fairway!

Ryan hit an incredible shot over the 17th fairway, and over two green-side bunkers, to 25 feet.

Jake hit Kilspindie’s second over the green, just short of the out of bounds.

They took three more strokes to finish the hole, while Longniddry two-putted to go two up and level the matches on aggregate, which meant extra holes were needed.

Aaron and James won the first with a par three, but in the second match Ryan holed a five-footer for par to win the hole with Jamie to prolong the match.

At the second hole, a par five, Euan and Neil made a birdie four to win the hole.

Because Ryan and Jamie were in receipt of a handicap stroke at the second hole, their six net five halved the hole with Callum and Jake.

Longniddry emerged at the 20th hole as winners, thus halting Kilspindie’s unique attempt to win three titles in a row.

Kilspindie were thanked for hosting the event and their captain Mike Mitchell for presenting the trophy.

All team members in the final received prize vouchers, including Mollaidh Nicholson and Freya Constable, who had represented Kilspindie in earlier rounds.