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New season under way at Thurso Golf Club

By Staff Reporter- NOSN

Captain Jocky Begg teeing off, with other Thurso members looking on.
Captain Jocky Begg teeing off, with other Thurso members looking on.

Thurso Golf Club's season got under way on Saturday with a huge turnout of 57 golfers for the traditional captain versus vice-captain match. After the greensomes had finished, the victorious team was the captain's side.

Sunday was the Captain's Prize and the victor was Ross Sutherland (13) with 37 points. Sutherland had no worse than a bogey on the card and a birdie at 13 helped his back nine total of 38. Jim Sangster (3) birdied the 18th for a steady 36 points and second place.

Graeme Henderson (7) had birdies at 4th, 14th and 15th as he returned 34 points for third place.

The course was in excellent early season condition for the second round of the EGGS Summer Stableford. A brisk east wind made for challenging conditions, as reflected by the low number of players scoring in the thirties.

Recovering from a no-score second hole, Jimmy Florence had the best outward nine holes score of 20 points. Alan Simmonite was next best with 19, one ahead of Ian Manson.

Florence failed to score on his second inward half hole but gleaned a further 18 points to return the winning total of 38. Simmonite and Manson continued to score at every hole and had matching totals of 35 points, Manson taking second spot on the better inward half ruling.

Malcolm Clasper, Bill Watson and Stuart Bell all managed 31 points, one better than Davie Calder and Donald Jack.

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