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Bain in blistering form to win Reay's October Medal

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Club captain Andy Bain had a comfortable win in the gents' October Medal at Reay.
Club captain Andy Bain had a comfortable win in the gents' October Medal at Reay.

The winter season is now in full swing at Reay and despite the cooler weather there have still been some red-hot scores posted.

The gents' October Medal was played in persistent rain but it did not bother club captain Andy Bain, who posted a fantastic score of 72 for nett 64 to secure a comfortable win. Bain’s round was made up of halves of 39 and a blistering inward 33 which included birdies at the 10th, 13th, 14th and 16th holes.

Wayne Mowat finished runner-up after a fine round of 78 for nett 68, with a birdie at the sixth providing the highlight of his round. Colin Munro posted a hat-trick of birdies at the fourth, 14th and 16th holes on his way to a round of 77 for nett 69 and third place.

In the ladies' October Medal, Pam Bain took the spoils with an excellent round of 77 for nett 67. Her halves of 39 and 38 were as a result of some extremely consistent golf with only pars and bogeys occupying her card.

Jacqui Greig produced a round of 91, made up of halves of 45 and 46, on her way to a nett 68 and second place. Alison Ross finished third after a steady round of 93 was good enough for nett 69.

Round one of the gents' Winter Eclectic saw John O’Brien birdie the sixth on his way to a round of 74 for a winning nett 69.

Kenny Farmer Jnr and Stuart Greig both produced solid rounds and both posted scores of nett 70 to share second spot, while Steve Efemey and David Snashall birdied the 14th on their way to rounds of nett 71 and a share of fourth place.

In the early action in the Winter League Stableford competition, Sandy Chisholm topped the round one standings with a score of 39 points, finishing two points ahead of Kenny Farmer Jnr on 37 points.

In round two, it was Farmer Jnr who topped the leaderboard on 38 points with birdies at the sixth and 15th helping him along the way. Kenny Farmer Snr took second place after a steady round of 37 points, while Cammie Ross bagged birdies at the 15th and 17th on his way to 36 points and third place.

Round one of the seniors' Winter Stableford competition was a high-scoring affair, with Murdo Macdonald birdieing the sixth and 14th on his way to a winning haul of 42 points. The in-form Jock Eunson took second place on 40 points, with Kenny Farmer Snr third on 39.

In round two it was Fred Groves who prevailed, with a birdie at the 16th helping him to a round of 33 points and top spot. Kenny Farmer Jnr took second place on 32, with Sandy Chisholm third on 31.

This Saturday ladies and gents will be able to compete in a Texas Pairs competition.

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