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Scots Win Bader Cup


Scottish couple Brian and Doreen Fotheringham have won the Bader Cup at La Palmeraie in Marrakesh, Morocco.

The final of the mixed greensomes event was contested by 12 pairs who had qualified during a year-long campaign involving golfers from 600 clubs throughout the UK.

In temperatures approaching 90 degrees, the Fotheringhams, from Canmore Golf Club, Dunfermline, accumulated 42 Stableford points to win by one point from John and Liz Ditchburn (Mid-Sussex) with Malcolm Weaver and Janet Roberts, from Ludlow, Shropshire, edged into third place on a countback.

All proceeds from the Bader Cup, which has to date raised more than 150,000, go to the Douglas Bader Foundation to assist disabled people. Lady Joan Bader, the World War Two pilot's widow, presented the prizes at the closing gala dinner.

This year was the first time in 15 years that the final of the competition has been held abroad, and plans are already afoot to take the final back to Morocco next year.


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