Beinn Ratha Trophy goes to in-form Gray
Low scoring has been the order of the day in recent gents’ competitions at Reay, with some excellent rounds posted.
The Beinn Ratha Trophy was won by Graeme Gray with a fantastic round of 84 for nett 64. Gray has been enjoying some good form this season and he secured the silverware thanks to a round made up of halves of 44 and 40 which included a birdie at the par-five 14th hole.
Simon Harper is another player who has enjoyed a good start to 2019, and he took second place on countback after a nett 67 courtesy of the best gross score of the day in the form of a 73. Harper carded no fewer than four birdies, at the 10th, 13th, 14th and 16th holes.
Lee Malcolm was edged into third after his round of 77 also gave him a nett 67, which included a birdie at the 10th.
The Sandside Challenge Trophy saw Steve Efemey make a welcome return to the winners’ enclosure after a fine round of 74 gave him a nett 66. After an outward half of 39, Efemey produced a Nick Faldo-esque homeward 35 made up of nine consecutive pars to claim the win by three shots.
Ian Farquhar edged Donald Mowat to take second place after both posted rounds of nett 69. Farquhar managed a single birdie at the 13th during his round, while Mowat also managed a birdie at the 14th hole.
The competition is heating up in the Jacobs Summer Cup with Leslie Malcolm winning round four with a score of 38 Stableford points, ahead of Colin Paterson on 35 and Michael Smith on 34.
Round five was won by Tom Ross with an excellent score of 40 points, his tally helped by a hat-trick of birdies at the 11th, 12th and 13th holes. Lee Malcolm finished second on 36 points, a score matched by Donald Mowat.
In the overall Jacobs Summer Cup standings Donald Mowat still leads the way with a three-round aggregate tally of 111, with Tom Ross and Leslie Malcolm hot on the leader’s heels on a score of 110.