I played at Portlethen last week and Newburgh this week in the north east alliance championship which was over 36 holes. I shot 68 + 70 to finish in second place, three shots behind the winner, Chris Robb. Both weeks were very enjoyable and both courses in good condition for this time of the year.  Congrats to Chris on the win with scores of 65+70. Our Craig won today at Newburgh with 69 (-3) as they play 2 separate alliance events but both scores count for the Championship. Craig also won the Order of Merit which is played over the whole winter.  Both Portlethen and Newburgh Clubhouse staff and the food were excellent, as always.