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Handicap and scratch shields go to MacCormack and Munro in Wick 36-hole event


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From left: Sanders Harper, Nicky Klimas, Ellie Lamont, Gregor Munro, Murray Lamont, David Brims, Stuart Steven and Michael Smith after the 36-hole Donald Lamont Memorial Open at Wick Golf Club.
From left: Sanders Harper, Nicky Klimas, Ellie Lamont, Gregor Munro, Murray Lamont, David Brims, Stuart Steven and Michael Smith after the 36-hole Donald Lamont Memorial Open at Wick Golf Club.

Tain's David MacCormack and Reay's Gregor Munro took the handicap and scratch honours respectively in the annual Donald Lamont Memorial Open at Wick Golf Club.

The 36-hole tournament was sponsored by the Mackays Hotel, Wick. Murray Lamont, son of the late Donald Lamont, along with his wife Ellie, provided the catering for the event and presented the winners with their trophies and other prizes.

Head greenkeeper Dougie Thorburn and the greens staff were up at the crack of dawn to prepare the Reiss course prior to the first tee-off.

Forty competitors played the 36 holes and another 13 seniors played 18 holes. Up for grabs on the par threes during rounds one and two would be a prize for a hole in one, consisting of either a holiday to Portugal, a weekend break in England, golf clubs or the big one on the ninth hole – £10,000. Unfortunately none of the golfers would claim these prizes.

MacCormack won the handicap shield with a combined nett score of 143, with four birdies during the rounds.

Munro had a combined gross score of 143, which included six birdies throughout, to take the scratch shield.

The senior section was won by Wick's David Brims. He secured the trophy with a nett score of 69, beating fellow Wick competitor John Harper by the better inner half.

Nett/handicap – Overall: David MacCormack (Tain), 74 and 69.

Division one: 1 Russell Angus (Wick), 70 and 73; 2 Ali Mackay (Wick), 69 and 74; 3 Tyler Gordon (Thurso), 70 and 75.

Division two: 1 Eann Steven (Wick), 72 and 72; 2 Stuart Steven (Wick), 71 and 74; 3 John Young (Wick), 70 and 75.

Division three: 1 Ryan Forbes (Thurso), 75 and 72; 2 Alan Farquhar (Wick), 72 and 77; 3 James Harrold (Wick), 76 and 77.

Round one: Colin Cormack (Wick), 72. Round two: Jack Coghill (Wick), 67.

Gross/scratch: 1 Gregor Munro (Reay), 72 and 71; 2 Nicky Klimas (Wick), 78 and 72; 3 Michael Smith (Reay), 76 and 74.

Seniors: 1 David Brims (Wick), 69 BIH; 2 John Harper (Wick), 69.

Longest drive – Category one: Gregor Munro. Category two: Sanders Harper. Senior: James Howden.

Closest to the pin – Round one: Eann Steven. Round two: Gary Urquhart.


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