SOUTHSIDE junior golfer Alan Waugh put in a great performance last week, writes Neil Johnston, to reach the semi-finals of the Scottish Boys Matchplay Championship at Murcar Links.
Waugh (pictured) was knocked out in the semis when Ewan Scott of St Andrews narrowly won the match 2 and 1.
After losing the first, Waugh fought hard and despite two birdies at the fourth and fifth was still trailing after seven holes.
A par at the eighth brought the match back to all square but Scott pulled ahead again winning the ninth, eleventh and twelfth holes.
Thornliebank-based Waugh stuck in and gained a hole back at the 15th but a half on the 16th ensured Scott progressed to the final.
In a tough first round match, the former Woodfarm pupil, won on the 19th hole.
The Cowglen junior then won 6 and 4 in the second round before winning 4 and 3 in the third round.
There was another big win in the fourth round, winning 6 and 4 to set up a match against fellow southside golfer George Burns. After being equal on 12 holes, Waugh upped his game and won four holes in a row to beat the Williamwood youngster on the 16th.
In the quarter finals Waugh dug deep to come back and progress to the semi-finals. Being three down after eight holes, Waugh produced a solid back nine to win on the 18th.
Although Waugh will be disappointed, it was a remarkable performance from the Cowglen golfer to reach the semi-finals of the event and walk away with a bronze medal.