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Bain takes overall victory in Ladies’ Open at Reay


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Overall winner Laura Bain receives her trophy from club president Fred Groves.
Overall winner Laura Bain receives her trophy from club president Fred Groves.

Saturday saw Reay hosting its annual Ladies’ Open, sponsored by the Bighouse Estate. A tricky breeze and some showers presented a difficult challenge, but despite these conditions there were some excellent scores.

The overall winner was Laura Bain of the home club who fired an excellent round of 77 for nett 63. After roaring to the turn in 37, a solid inward half of 40 was good enough to seal victory by two shots.

Eleanor Tunn finished second in the overall standings but took the scratch prize after a super round of 69 gave her a nett 65. A blitz of birdies at the fourth, fifth, 14th and 15th helped her secure the silverware.

Heather Campbell continued her fine progress to take third place on a great tally of nett 67.

Scratch winner Eleanor Tunn receiving her trophy from club president Fred Groves.
Scratch winner Eleanor Tunn receiving her trophy from club president Fred Groves.

Solid halves of 47 and 46 helped Carole Cameron to a round of 93 for nett 69 and fourth in the overall standings, with a birdie at the first helping Pam Bain to match her tally of nett 69 after a round of 79.

It capped a fine week for Eleanor Tunn after she had also bagged the July Medal following an impressive round of 70 for nett 67, with birdies at the seventh and 12th helping her to victory.

Pauline Craig birdied the fifth on her way to a round of 89 for nett 69 and second place, with a steady round from Laura Bain helping her to third place on nett 73. Julie Minchin and Alison Ross were next best after steady rounds of nett 74.

Some of the prize-winners from the Bighouse Ladies’ Open. From left: Alison Ross, Carole Cameron, Eleanor Tunn (scratch winner), Laura Bain (overall winner), Pam Bain and Heather Campbell.
Some of the prize-winners from the Bighouse Ladies’ Open. From left: Alison Ross, Carole Cameron, Eleanor Tunn (scratch winner), Laura Bain (overall winner), Pam Bain and Heather Campbell.

In the latest North Point Distillery Senior Stableford action, Willie Steven topped the standings after a fine round of 79 gave him a tally of 38 points.

A birdie at the 18th helped Stuart Greig to a share of second place with David Gisbey after both finished on 33 points. Jock Eunson took fourth spot on 32 points.

After a month-long hiatus for the Strokeplay Championship, players were back in action in the Abbott Risk Consulting Summer Stableford with two rounds played.

An excellent round of 78, including a birdie at the ninth, helped Leslie Malcolm to win round six on 40 points.

Ian Farquhar recovered from a non-scoring first hole to finish second on 37 points, while a birdie at the 10th helped Cammie Ross to third place on 32.

Lee Parnell produced some fireworks in round seven, firing an impressive round of 69 to take the win on 41 points. A hat-trick of birdies at the sixth, 12th and 14th helped him to the win.

Birdies at the third and fifth helped Willie Steven to second place on 34 points, while Andrew Taylor also birdied the fifth on his way to 33 points and third place.

In the overall Summer Stableford standings, Ian Farquhar leads the way on a six-round aggregate score of 197, ahead of Tom Ross on 194 and Andy Bain on 188.

This weekend will see the ladies competing in their Summer Stableford competition, with the men playing in round eight of the Abbott Risk Consulting Summer Cup.

The first group in the Ladies’ Open on the first tee, Rebecca Munro (left) and Dee Macangus.
The first group in the Ladies’ Open on the first tee, Rebecca Munro (left) and Dee Macangus.

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