MICHAEL Eardley celebrated a double delight on his home course as the world's best FootGolfers made it a weekend to remember at Greenock Golf Club.

Michael helped Scotland secure victory against a Rest of the World select on the Saturday.

The Greenock man was one of nine Scots to win in the fixture, securing a comfortable victory over Romanian Razvan Oncioiu, with the point he gained helping Scotland to a 9.5-4.5 victory.

Twenty-four hours later he was celebrating silver success in the Scottish Open tournament after finishing second in the pairs competition.

Michael and playing partner Stuart Campbell narrowly missed out on top spot after losing to David Quigley and Joe McCourt on penalty putts.

Michael said: "It was an amazing event and the course was stunning.

"I managed to get a good win against Razvan Oncioiu and it was a pleasure sharing a round with him.

"I'd like to say a massive thank you to FootGolf Association of Scotland president Neil Shave and his team for putting on such an amazing event.

"All the hard work they do really is appreciated.

"I'd also like to say a big thank you to my amazing family and my sponsors for giving me the chance to play in the events that allowed me to qualify for the Scotland squad - MLS Solvency, Ecosse Joinery, McGill's, Jay's Street Food and DM Aesthetics."

Scotland cap Fraser Weir was crowned the 2020 Scottish Open FootGolf champion.

The PE teacher made one of the toughest FootGolf courses to feature on the Scottish Tour look like child's play - as he romped home to victory.

He carded scores of -4 and -6, the joint-best round of anyone in the field, during two 18-hole rounds on the par 70 course.

His -10 total meant he won the event by two clear shots, ahead of serial Scotland and Team UK star David Quigley, who is one of the world's top players and has competed in 12 different countries during his FootGolf career.

David's total score of -8 meant he finished in second place overall and first in the pro category, taking home the £300 top prize, as Fraser was registered as an amateur.

Cumbernauld FootGolf Club player Kevin McCrum was third overall, while Glasgow FootGolf Club's David Stewart, and Cumbernauld's Greig McBride finished second and third in the pros.

Englishman Paul Boulton won the over-45s title, with Scotland internationalists Gavin Howe and David Craig competing the podium.

English-based Scot Claire Williams retained her title of Scottish Open women's champion, ahead of Bridgend pair Carolyn Kent and Laura Thomson, while Cumbernauld's Sam McGoldrick was crowned junior champion, with Glasgow's Ben Cleary and Welsh teen JJ Greenshields in second and third.

Glasgow duo Richard Johnston and Darren Cleary took bronze in the pairs following a four-way play-off.

The pipped Cumbernauld's Fraser and Donny McKenzie, Irishman Tiarnan Magee and Bridgend's Declan Reid, and former number one Scottish pair David Stewart and Rory Cassidy, who both tied with Fraser for best round of the tournament.

FootGolf Association of Scotland president Neil Shave said: "It was an incredible weekend with over 90 players in attendance.

"That brings with it challenges in its own right with organisation, especially during the current climate.

"Everything went brilliantly, however, and there was some amazing FootGolf on show.

"Huge congratulations to all of our winners on their achievement.

"I would also like to thank both Greenock Golf Club and all of our sponsors who helped to make this event possible."

Joe McCourt, who is vice-president of the FGAOS, said: "We are delighted to have staged the 2020 Scottish Open at the beautiful Greenock Golf Club.

"It was a challenging 36 holes played with a stunning backdrop.

"Both the Scotland v Rest of the World and the Open were a great success, and thanks to all the staff, members and locals of Greenock for supporting the event in numbers."

INVERCLYDE residents saw the 14-strong Scotland side battling it out to a historic victory over the Rest of the World select at Greenock Golf Club.

Greenock's Michael Eardley claimed victory over Romanian Razvan Oncioiu to help the Scots clinch a 9.5-4.5 victory.

Captain Joe McCourt, David Stewart, Fraser Weir, Keiran Innes and over-45 players Donny McKenzie and Gavin Howe, all triumphed in their respective ties against Englishmen James Firth, Tom Wood, Ash Moden, Rob Mucklow and seniors Ady Hurrel and Paul Boulton.

Scotland number one and 2019 world number six Matt Morgan and Ali Dick beat Spaniards Jose Rodriguez and Guille Ibarra to add a further two points to Scotland's total, while a half point was awarded for Rory Cassidy's draw with Welshman Nik Ardrey.

The Rest of the World's four wins came via Irishman Tiarnan Magee's win over Michael Bozner, Englishman Chris Hopton's defeat of David Quigley, England-based Scot Claire Williams' victory against Carolyn Kent, and junior Sam McGoldrick's loss to Welsh under 16 JJ Greenshields.

THE Scottish Open was this year partnered with charity Brothers in Arms.

Generous players and spectators dug deep in a raffle for the organisation which is dedicated to reducing male suicide in Scotland.

Kieran Woods, head of fundraising, said: "It's fantastic to be associated with the competition.

"It's not just about raising money, it's about getting the word out about our service which is vital.

"To let guys know what kind of help they have out there is really important and anything that raises awareness is fantastic."