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Farquhar finishes well ahead in Winter Eclectic at Reay

By Staff Reporter- NOSN

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The latest action at Reay Golf Club saw players competing in the first round of the Winter Eclectic and the third round of the Winter League Stableford.

In the Eclectic, Ian Farquhar put the rest of the field to the sword with a superb round of 75 for a nett 63. His round, made up of halves of 39 and 36, consisted of 12 pars and six bogeys.

Andy Bain was the only player to come close to Farquhar with a round of 78 for nett 68. However, Bain did manage to bag a brace of birdies at the 14th and 16th holes, which may come in handy as the Eclectic progresses over the winter months.

Leslie Malcolm and Lee Parnell finished a distant third after both posted scores of nett 77, but Parnell also managed to bag a couple of birdies at the 13th and 16th holes.

Scoring was better in the Stableford with Ryan Forbes posting an excellent tally of 38 points courtesy of a round of 95. Forbes will soon make inroads into his handicap of 28 if he continues to show such winning form.

Simon Harper finished in second place on countback with a score of 36 points from a round of 75 which included a birdie at the eighth. Sandy Chisholm was edged in to third after his round of 82 was also good enough for 36 points.

Mike Halliday finished a further two points adrift on 34, with a birdie at the 13th providing the highlight of his round.

It was a crisp, sunny day on Tuesday at Thurso Golf Club for the seventh round of the EGGS Winter Stableford. The course was playing long after the weekend rain and this was reflected in the scoring.

Bill Watson was the only player to score the regulation 18 points on the opening nine holes. Alan Simmonite was a point behind, with Jim Buchan a further point adrift.

A no-score at the 12th hole was Watson’s only blip on the way to a winning total of 35 points.

Peter Gilmour and Jim Telfer both managed 18 points over the inward nine holes which enabled Gilmour to take second place with 33 points.

The quintet of Simmonite, Telfer, Buchan, Ronnie Gray and Ronald Mackay all finished with 31 points, one better than Clark Grant.

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