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Bain and Wilson take January Medal honours at Reay


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Following the festive break, it was back to business as usual with both the ladies and gents competing for silverware on the Reay links.

In the ladies' January Medal, Pam Bain compiled halves of 40 and 43 for 83, giving her a winning nett score of 73. Carol Paterson finished two strokes adrift in second place after a round of 84 for nett 75, with Sarah Meiklejohn and Alison Ross next best after both posted scores of nett 77.

In the gents' January Medal, it was Joe Wilson who prevailed after a fine round of 79 for nett 67, with his halves of 41 and 38 including a birdie at the ninth hole. Bruce Mackay took second place after a solid round of 80 was good enough for a nett 68.

Simon Harper birdied the sixth on his way to a round of 78 for nett 69 and third place, while Fred Groves was helped by birdies at the 15th and 18th on his way to a round of 81 for nett 70 and fourth place. Lee Parnell posted the best gross score of the day in the shape of a fine round of 74 made up of matching halves of 37.

Malcolm Thomson teeing off on his way to second place in the senior Stableford competition at Reay on Thursday.
Malcolm Thomson teeing off on his way to second place in the senior Stableford competition at Reay on Thursday.

The action in the gents' Winter Eclectic competition is heating up and it was Wayne Mowat who topped the round four standings after an excellent round of 76 for nett 67. Mowat managed birdies at the third and fifth during his round.

Gavin Gunn birdied the eighth on his way to a round of 78 for nett 68 and second place, pipping Sandy Chisholm on countback after he also carded a round of nett 68.

In the overall eclectic standings, with two rounds still to play, Lee Parnell continues to lead the way with an overall score of 63, ahead of Andy Bain on 64, Wayne Mowat on 65 and Steve Efemey and Gavin Gunn who are both on scores of 66.

In round four of the ladies' Winter League Stableford, Pam Bain produced a barnstorming round of 76 for a fantastic haul of 41 Stableford points, with birdies at the fourth and 17th holes helping to secure the win.

Rebecca Munro produced a solid round of 81 for 39 points and second place. Alison Ross took third with a fine score of 38 points, while Jacqui Greig finished a point further back on 37.

Eleanor Tunn managed a brace of birdies, at the fifth and 18th, on her way to a tally of 36 points and fifth place.

In the latest action in the seniors' Stableford competition, Alex Anderson showed the rest of the field a clean pair of heels to win with an impressive tally of 41 points. Malcolm Thomson birdied the sixth on his way to 38 points and second place, with Kenny Farmer Snr taking third on 37 points.


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