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John Nicolson edges his way to medal win at Reay

By Will Clark

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John Nicolson secured victory in the Gents February Medal held at Reay Golf Club after he recorded a winning round of 75.

He claimed the title with halves of 39 and 36 which gave him a nett 65. He edged Don Mackay who also posted a nett 65 but lost on countback.

But Mackay had the consolation of carding the best gross score of the day in the shape of a gross 69 which included birdies at four holes.

Simon Harper finished third on nett 70 after a round of 78 which included two birdies.

Su Hawes triumphed in the Ladies February Medal with a nett 71, after a round of 97 made up of halves of 51 and an inward 46.

Eleanor Tunn took second place on countback ahead of Carol Paterson after both posted rounds of nett 72. Tunn managed a brace of birdies at the sixth and 14 th holes, while Paterson also birdied the 14th.

Carol Paterson won the January Stableford with 35 points, ahead of her daughter Eilidh who took second place on 31 points. Hawes finished third on 30.

The Gents Eclectic competition is back up and running, and Willie Lipka finished top of the tree in Round 4 with a round of 91 for nett 72. Cammie Ross took second on nett 73, with Lee Parnell third on nett 75.

There was excitement for Mike Halliday in Round 5, after he bagged the first hole in one of his golfing career at the ninth hole. However, it did not help Halliday make an impression on the, leaderboard, where Rodney Grant finished streets ahead of the rest of the field with a fine nett 61, after a round of 78 . Euan Munro posted the best gross score of 72, helping him to a nett 69 and second place.

Colin Paterson finished third after his nett 70 from a round of 74 which included a birdie at the 10th.

In the overall Eclectic standings, Cammie Ross remains the man to beat on a score of 65, a shot ahead of Andy Bain and Lee Parnell, with one round to go.

There was another hole in one in Round 12 of the Winter League Stableford by John Nicolson at the 18th hole.

It was Nicolson’s third hole in one of his golfing career.

It helped elevate him to joint third place in the standings on 38 points. Cammie Ross matched Nicolson’s tally of 38, with Lee Parnell second on 39, and club captain Andy Bain finishing top on 40 points.

In the Stableford standings, Donald Mowat is in the lead with a six round aggregate score of 223.

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