Helensburgh's Gary Orr closed with a course-record 63 to claim a share of third spot at the Scottish Senior Open in East Lothian.

It was the best finish for the 50-year-old since joining the tour earlier this year.

Orr has finished in the top 10 three times out of five so far, and was just gutted at the weekend that he wasn't close enough to challenge for first place.

"It was a shame I was a long way back," said Orr after carding an eagle and six birdies in a flawless last-day effort.

"If I had started nearer the lead, I could have posted a really strong total. I struggled the first day but played well in the last two rounds.

"I putted really well and knocked in a lot of nice putts and it was a nice way to finish with a birdie.

"I had my son on the bag and it has been great having him with me the last two weeks.

"He plays off ten but he's a good putter and really helped me read the greens."

Paul Broadhurst secured the title for a second time with a three-stroke victory.

The Englishman, who won this title on his European Senior Tour debut next door at Archerfield Links in 2015, carded rounds of 66-67-67 to finish three shots ahead of Australia’s Mike Harwood.

Winner of the Senior Open Championship at Carnoustie last year, this was Broadhurst’s third victory on Scottish soil in four events.

* On Sunday, Helensburgh Golf Club held its annual Ben Bouie Mixed Open. With a very pessimistic weather forecast, 112 gallant players started the competition.

The last eight games not only played in rain all the way round, but, were then also hit by a deluge which flooded several of the greens.

In spite of the rain, some excellent scores were recorded.

Battling against the weather, a score of 40 stableford points secured victory in the cup for Debbie Wallace and Barry Reid of Linn Park GC.

Husband and wife pair Stephen and Denise Donald of Helensburgh GC took second place and the Ardmore Cup with 39 points.

In third and fourth places were Jack Armstrong and Sarah Kemp on 38 pts, and Colin Reid and Carol Andrew with 34 pts, both pairs from HGC.

Other prizes awarded were:

Best outward nine: Martyn Lawrie and Libby Johnson

Best inward nine: Don Griffin and Linda Hogg

Best gross score: Susie and Murdo McLeod

Nearest the pin for ladies: Sarah Kemp

Nearest the pin for gents: Jim Gallagher

Nearest the line for ladies: Ann Barty

Nearest the line for gents: Jack Armstrong.

On Saturday 90 players took part in the August round of the Breingan Medal.

Leading scores were:

Division 1: Alec Dunlop[12] 66; Ryan Cleland[3] 66; Crawford Sharp[6] 69; Graeme Proud[4], Andrew Donald[7] and Ian Irving[9] all scored nett 70.

Division 2: Stuart Horne[18] 64; Kevin Robb[13] 69; Bill lawlor[16] and Alan Walker[19] both nett 70; Gordon English[14] 71; Ian Bennet[14] 72.

Division 3: Michael White[28] has had handicap reduced to 24 after an impressive nett 61; Mark Patterson[21] 68; Harry Fazal[22] 69; Donald Nicolson[23] 71; Ray Smith[24] 74; Michael Stephen[22] 74.

In the monthly Seniors’ Midweek Medal played on Wednesday 2nd August, Ian Bennet[14] came top with nett 67. Billy Trail[14] closely followed with 69.

In a share of third place were five players all scoring nett 70: Alan Rankin[15], Roy Nesbitt[13], Brian G. Grant[28], Peter Hillis[19] and Norman Rodger[22].