Excellent run for Reay team in Northern Counties Championship
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A team from Reay comprising Tom Ross, Gregor Munro, Brent Munro and Michael Smith competed in the prestigious Northern Counties Championship at Moray Golf Club.
They enjoyed an excellent run in the competition, winning ties against teams from Fraserburgh, Royal Aberdeen, Duff House Royal and Hazlehead, before losing out narrowly to the hosts and eventual winners Moray 1 in the semi-finals.
The youthful make-up of the Reay team means there will be plenty more opportunities to progress even further in the competition in future years.
Meanwhile, on standard club business, it was a birthday to remember for Steve Efemey who bagged the Sandside Challenge Trophy with a fine round of 77 for nett 67 in tricky conditions. His halves of 40 and an inward 37 included a fine birdie at the 12th hole.
Jimmy Meiklejohn had to settle for second place on countback after he also posted a round of 77 for nett 67, but he did have the consolation of bagging two birdies at the third and 15th during his round.
Pete McCartney fired matching halves of 42 on his way to a score of 84 for nett 68 and third place.
Sandy Chisholm and John O’Brien were next best on nett 69, with O’Brien having the distinction of posting the best gross score of the day with a fine round of 75 which included 12 pars and six bogeys.
In the latest round of the North Point Senior Stableford competition, Hugh Millar topped the standings on a windy day with a fine total of 34 points. Sandy Chisholm had a good homeward half to finish in second place on countback ahead of Fred Groves and Jack Johnstone after all three carded 33 points.
Johnstone carded a fine birdie at the fifth hole to provide the highlight of his day.
Round three of the Autumn nine-hole Stableford competition saw a three-way tie at the top of the leaderboard after David R Craig, Andy Bain and William Smith all finished on 17 points. Craig got the nod on countback ahead of Bain, who birdied the sixth, with Smith having to settle for third.
This Saturday sees the club host its annual Safari Open, where teams of four will compete for one of the most prestigious trophies at the club.