Battling winds gusting upwards of 50 miles per hour, Fraser Mann of Carnoustie, Scotland, bested a field of 108 golfers in winning the Linked Golfers World Hickory Open at Kilspindie Golf Club in Aberlady. Mann’s rounds of 71-70 – 141 were four strokes clear of Musselburgh’s Rick Valentine, a past champion. This was the 12th playing of the tournament, which attracts players from across the globe. All competitors play with original wood-shafted clubs or authentic replicas of clubs produced between 1900 and 1930. After five highly successful years in Carnoustie Country, the Championship moved to Kilspindie, an East Lothian favorite, to help celebrate its 150th year in operation.