MacDonald blows the field away in summer league round three at Thurso
Thurso Golf Club’s summer league round three took place last Thursday in windy conditions. Ian MacDonald (14) blew the field away, returning 39 points which included a no-score at the sixth, but a total of 10 pars was enough to see him win.
Andrew Taylor (13), Alan Mackenzie (19) and Adam Higgins (19) all returned 36 points. Conditions were again difficult on Saturday for the Comm Bar Open.
Ross Sutherland (13) continued his fine recent form, returning a nett 69. Sutherland got off to a terrible start with a nine at the first, but showed his resolve by playing the next 17 holes in eight over par.
Steven Lowe (14) also had a nett 69 but double bogeys at the first, ninth and 10th proved his undoing. Innes Mitchell (7) had the lowest gross score with a 76 but would have hoped for better. After a birdie at the 13th he was only four over par with three holes to play, but three dropped shots in the last three holes saw him also return a nett 69.
Iain Boyd (12), Stevie Breton (27), one of the visitors from Wick, and Stuart Bell (15) all had nett 70.
The summer league round four was played on Monday due to the adverse weather on Sunday and 39 points was again the winning score. Scott Mackay (18) was the victor and his score would have been better if he had recorded a score at the first.
Jocky Begg (13) had a no score at the eighth and 18th but a birdie at the 11th helped him to 38 points, one ahead of Andrew Main (9) who no-scored at the 13th, and he also had bogeys at the last three holes.
Jim Sangster (4) was another who struggled on the last few holes with bogeys at the last four. However, birdies at the second and 12th gave him 36 points, one ahead of Ed Wyllie (8), Chris Williamson (16), Steven Osborne (13) and Steve Spargo (8).