Second EGGS win for Hawthorn
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AFTER heavy overnight rain, the seniors got a reasonable day for round nine of the Thurso Golf Club EGGS Winter Stableford on Tuesday, with some reasonable scoring to match.
Having already won round six, Jim Hawthorn claimed his second victory with a 39-point effort.
After a blank at his opening hole, Hawthorn was only four over par for the remaining holes on the front nine and scored 21 points.
Apart from a blank at the 15th Hawthorn played steady stuff on the back nine and finished two points clear of a group of four players.
Once again last week’s winner, Ian Manson, played very steadily for 18 points going out and a further 19 on the way in, helped by birdies at the 14th and 18th.
John Morrison had a roller coaster of a front nine with a couple of blanks balanced by three birdies on his way to 18 points, and despite another blank at the 15th he equalled Manson’s 19 points on the way in.
Both Bob Black (23) and Dave Lyall (22) had fine front nines but finished badly with only a point each for the two closing holes. Peter Knight also had a disappointing finish with a blank at the last hole in his 36-point round.
Things are starting to take shape in the quest for the Wallace Trophy which will be awarded to the player with the best five-round aggregate after 13 rounds.
Pat Valentine is still in front with 181 points but Ronald Mackay is only a point behind with Morrison a further two points away.