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Munro and Churchill take honours in 36-hole Thurso Open


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Thurso Open prize-winners with competition sponsor Iain Mackay.
Thurso Open prize-winners with competition sponsor Iain Mackay.

Brent Munro and Kyle Churchill took scratch and handicap honours respectively in the 36-hole Thurso Open, sponsored by Iain Mackay Financial Management.

A total of 63 golfers competed in the event on Saturday and the course was in fantastic condition.

Jim Sangster led the way after round one with a 73. This gave him a three-shot lead over Alan Swanson, with Munro (Reay) on 78, a point ahead of Iain Dunnett.

However, it was Munro who won the overall scratch with a second-round score of 69 to give him a total of 147. Swanson was second overall after a 72 gave him a total of 148, with Sangster back in third on 149 after a 76.

Churchill was the handicap winner with two rounds of 70. He was one off the leader, Neil Rigg, after round one and replicated this score in the second round.

Scratch winner Brent Munro receiving his trophy from Iain Mackay (Iain Mackay Financial Management).
Scratch winner Brent Munro receiving his trophy from Iain Mackay (Iain Mackay Financial Management).

Best nett morning: Neil Rigg 69, Kyle Churchill 70, James Moodie 70, Stewart Moar (Stromness) 71, Gavin Souter 71. Best nett afternoon: Brent Munro (Reay) 66, Ryan Forbes 68, Iain Dunnett 69, Cammie Ross (R) 70, Kyle Churchill 70.

Overall nett: Kyle Churchill 140, Brent Munro 141, Iain Dunnett 143, Neil Rigg 143, Steve Osbourne 145, Cammie Ross 147.

Best gross morning: Jim Sangster 73, Alan Swanson 76, Brent Munro 78, Tyler Gordon 79, Iain Dunnett 79. Best gross afternoon: Brent Munro 69, Alan Swanson 72, Iain Dunnett 74, Jim Sangster 76, Peter Sangster (Newmachar) 77.

Overall gross: Brent Munro 147, Alan Swanson 148, Jim Sangster 149, Iain Dunnett 154, Peter Sangster 157.

Prizes – Gross: 1 Brent Munro, 147; 2 Alan Swanson, 148; 3 Jim Sangster, 149.

Nett: 1 Kyle Churchill, 140; 2 Iain Dunnett, 143 (better second round); 3 Neil Rigg, 143; 4 Steve Osbourne, 145; 5 Cammie Ross, 147.

Handicap winner Kyle Churchill is presented with his trophy by Iain Mackay (Iain Mackay Financial Management).
Handicap winner Kyle Churchill is presented with his trophy by Iain Mackay (Iain Mackay Financial Management).

Best nett morning (outwith main prizes): James Moodie, 70. Best nett afternoon (outwith main prizes): Ryan Forbes, 68.

Nearest the pin morning: Third hole Andy Mowat (R); 14th hole Jim Sangster.

Nearest the pin afternoon: Third hole Jim Sangster; 14th hole Cammie Ross.

The A&A Mackay Builders Summer League has reached round 11 and the wind was problematic. This was reflected in the scores, with Ian MacDonald the winner on countback from Graeme Henderson with 35 points.

Ronnie Dunnett was next best with 34 points one ahead of Nicky Doherty with 33.


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