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Cup glory for impressive Adamson at Reay

By SPP Reporter

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David Craig (left), divisonal director of Jacobs, presents the Summer Cup to Andrew Adamson.
David Craig (left), divisonal director of Jacobs, presents the Summer Cup to Andrew Adamson.

THE end of August brought a conclusion to the Jacobs Summer Cup at Reay Golf Club.

Players have been competing every Tuesday night over the summer months with their best eight scores during this period counting towards their overall aggregate.

Emerging victorious on a total of 542 after a string of excellent scores was youngster Andrew Adamson.

He led the event almost from the word go after some impressive scoring in the earlier rounds and he maintained this high standard throughout the summer to win by six shots.

His victory was made all the more remarkable by the fact that seven of his eight counting nett scores were under 70.

Occupying second place on a total of 548 was club vice-captain Lee Parnell.

He recorded a couple of nett 66s in July, and had an outside chance of catching Adamson going into the final round, but a closing nett 70 meant his challenge ended in disappointment.

Last year’s champion, Gavin Sutherland, put up a spirited defence of his title to finish third on 555. On Saturday players braved the strong winds and squally showers to contest the September Medal.

The difficult conditions meant low scores were at a premium and this was reflected in the CSS which rose to 70.

Head and shoulders above the rest in category one was Stuart Greig after a tremendous nett 65. Greig’s gross score of 76 was the best of the day and he also secured a well-deserved handicap reduction for his efforts.

Taking second place in category one following a nett 69 was Sandy Chisholm. He has shown himself to be something of a foul-weather specialist in recent weeks and he will be relishing the approaching winter season.

Bob Earnshaw took the final podium place in category one with a nett 72.

Category two was a more closely run affair with a single shot separating two of the in-form players at the club – Tim Hawes and Willie Allan.

Hawes just edged it after a fine nett 70. Leslie Malcolm took third spot.

Reay hosts the Doosan Babcock Open Scramble tomorrow. The event is open to teams of three, which can be made up from any combination of ladies and gents with a valid handicap. For further details see www.reaygolfclub.co.uk

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