GREENOCK Golf Club ace Jack Currie was crowned Renfrewshire Golf Union Boys’ Champion of Champions having defeated Jack Crawford of Mearns Castle in an enthralling final.

Jack Currie, the current men’s match play champion, was made to work all the way by his opponent before finally winning at the last hole when Crawford hit his drive into the right hand trees and could not make par from that position.

Prior to this Currie was two up after two holes but birdies at three and seven by Crawford had the game all square and the game remained square at the turn. 

The match turned again when Crawford had bogeys at 14 and 15 to go two down, but he responded with a birdie at 16 and a solid par at 17 to be all square again, before his fatal drive at the last. 

In the semi-finals Currie defeated local champion Ian Bradley of Paisley at the 19th when he made birdie to go ahead in the game for the first time. 

This game only came alive in the final nine holes, with Jack recovering from three down with eight to play, but still one down after Ian made a great birdie on the 17th. However, par by Jack at the 18th squared the game.

In the other semi-final Kenan Ingram, of Port Glasgow Golf Club, was defeated by four and two by Crawford with the game see-sawing over the first 12 holes.

But poor play by Ingram on 14, 15 and 16 saw him lose three holes in a row and the match.

The courtesy of Paisley Golf Club given to the Renfrewshire Golf Union for the use of the course during the event and the sponsorship of the event by Greenlaw Garage over the years is much appreciated.