Last nights third round action in the £4000 20th West Lothian Masters- headline sponsored by Johnston Oils of Bathgate – saw two more seeds crash out in the shape John Aitken (7) and Bryan Cooper (12).Read More
Andrew Walker of Winchbugh was the chief giant killer with the Hamilton Trophy star from Winchburgh axing Aitken the 63 year old legendary 4 times Master from Kirkliston, 21-4. Pumpherston dark horse Andy Mitchell emerged from the shadows with an explosive performance that claimed the 21-11 scalp of Bathgate’s ‘Super Cooper’.
Meanwhile Brian Craig the No9 seed from Glenmavis survived a tough test with his 21-15 win over prominent Newbridge star Jamie Aitken while other seeds to stay in contention for the £1000 title and possession of the coveted Green Jacket were;
Grant Logan (2), Gary Smith (3), Andy Dunnett (4), Ewan Shearer (6), Thomas Mann (8), Raymond Logan (11), and Darren Pearce (15). Pearce defeating Richard Mark, the District Seniors Singles Champion, 21-10.
The nail biting climax of the round came with the 21-20 win of Stuart ford over his Armadale colleague Duncan Smith while notable wins included Frank Dowling of Ratho defeating Alan McCormick of Bathgate, 21-11.
Alec Allan (56) of Newbridge reached the final in 2013 and the 1995 British Isles Pairs champion showed good form to score a 21-11 win over Hamilton Trophy star Scott Mushett of Linlithgow.
Three prominent non-seed Final Day challengers from last season remain tin this years race with Davy Hay carrying the Polbeth banner forward with a 21-9 win over a former seed in the shape of Pumpherston’s Colin Cruickshanks and Alistair Stenhouse of Linlithgow beating Raymond Reid of Queensferry, 21-17.
Also Walter McDougall, the former Champion of Champions from Glenmavis, showing tip top form to beat Uphall Station legend Frazer Muirhead. 21-8.
Tonights 4th round play takes place at; Deans, Queensferry, Middleton Hall, and Winchburgh.
Top of the Bill clashes include Grant Logan (2) v Walter McDougall at Middleton Hall; and Ewan Shearer (6) v Davy Hay and Andrew Walker v Steven Fleming; both at Winchburgh.