Mowat tops the standings at Reay after Tiger-like comeback
Midweek golf is back at Reay in the shape of the Jacobs Summer Cup, and round one saw a Tiger Woods-esque comeback from injury as Donald "Mojo" Mowat topped the standings with an impressive 41 Stableford points.
After a lengthy lay-off following knee surgery, Mowat showed signs towards the end of last season that a return to form was not far away, and it came as no surprise to see him back at the top of the leaderboard after an excellent round of 75.
Graeme Gray took second place on countback with a fine tally of 38 points, helped along the way by birdies at the 10th and 16th. Lee Parnell was third, also on a score of 38 points, with birdies at the the seventh and 16th providing the highlights of his round.
The gents' May Medal was played in windy conditions, with squally showers making life tough for the field. Grant Maxwell prevailed in category one after posting a round of contrasting halves on his way to a score of 82 for nett 70.
After an outward 48, victory would have been far from Maxwell’s mind, but a sublime inward nine of 34 – which included a birdie at the 16th – was good enough to take the silverware by a margin of three shots.
Sandy Chisholm took second place after a steady round of 85 gave him a nett 73, with John Nicolson securing third place after a round of 83 for nett 74 which included birdies at the fifth and sixth holes.
In category two, recently appointed vice-captain Alex Anderson secured his first victory of the season courtesy of a nett 77 following a round of 91. Ian Farquhar took second place, finishing three strokes adrift.
In round two of the Ladies' Eclectic, Tricia Macdonald continued her excellent start to the season to top the standings following a round of 89 for nett 72. Carole Cameron took second place after a round of 93 gave her a nett 74, while Carol Paterson completed the podium places after a round of 91 gave her a nett 76.