Anderson pips Malcolm to silverware in Reay's Dunnett Cup
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Another busy week at Reay saw packed fairways with both the ladies and gents competing in a variety of club competitions.
The second and final round of Dunnett Cup was a low-scoring affair, with Stuart Greig posting the best round of the day after halves of 39 and 38 gave him a round of 77 for nett 65.
Mike Halliday finished in second place after roaring to the turn in 36 on his way to a score of 82 for nett 66.
Gregor Munro managed birdies at the fifth, sixth and 14th, and a rare eagle at the 11th, on his way to a round of 69 for nett 67.
Alex Anderson, helped by a hat-trick of birdies at the fourth, fifth and sixth holes, also managed a nett 67 courtesy of a round of 79. Leslie Malcolm produced steady halves of 41 and 42 for a nett 68 and fifth place on the day.
In the overall Dunnett Cup standings it was Alex Anderson who pipped Leslie Malcolm to the silverware after both finished on aggregate scores of 134, Anderson getting the nod by virtue of his better closing round.
Gregor Munro completed the podium places, finishing third, a stroke behind, on 135.
The ladies' May Medal attracted another good entry, with many players who joined the club via "come and try" sessions in 2020 featuring on the leaderboard. Joy Fraser bagged the silverware after a steady round of nett 73, beating Pam Bain to the win on countback after she also posted a nett 73.
Bain did have the consolation of bagging a fine birdie at the 14th hole.
Amanda Snashall was edged into third place on countback after she also posted a nett 73, with Pauline Craig taking fourth place after she also carded a nett 73.
Midweek golf is now back on the agenda for the gents and round one of the Summer Cup was a birdie-fest with some tremendous Stableford scores recorded.
Michael Smith topped the standings with 42 Stableford points after a round of 67 which included birdies at the second, fourth, 10th and 15th holes, with an eagle at the 14th thrown in for good measure.
Lee Parnell birdied the ninth, 10th, 13th and 15th on his way to a round of 69 for a score of 41 points and second place.
Gregor Munro and Tom Ross shared third after both amassed 40 points. Munro’s tally came from a round of 68 which included birdies at the 13th, 14th and 17th holes, while Ross managed birdies at the fifth and 13th and an eagle at the 14th during his round of 67.
The Texas Pairs competition was won at a canter by Gavin Gunn and Wayne Mowat who helped themselves to seven birdies on their way to a winning score of 65 for nett 61.
Martin Bain and Alan Paul finished in second place after a round of 71 for nett 64, with David and Pauline Craig birdieing the fifth on their way to a round of 80 for nett 68 and third place.
In the latest senior Stableford competition, Mike Halliday posted a winning score of 40 points, one ahead of Alex Anderson on 39, with Jock Eunson completing the podium places in third on 37 points.
This Saturday the club hosts the Abbott Risk Consulting Open on Saturday, and the McVitie and Price Texas Pairs on Sunday.