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Parnell leads the way in overall eclectic standings at Reay

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A period of fine December weather has seen golfers flocking to Reay as the winter competitions continue in both the ladies' and the gents' sections.

Round three of the gents' eclectic saw Wayne Mowat post the best score of the day after a birdie at the sixth helped him to a round of 77 for nett 68. Lee Parnell birdied the 14th and 18th holes on his way to the lowest gross score of the day in the shape of a 72 which gave him a nett 70 and second place.

Andy Bain took third place on countback after a steady round of 76 also gave him a nett 70.

In the overall standings Parnell leads the way with an eclectic score of 64, two ahead of Steve Efemey and Andy Bain on 66. Dave Snashall lies a further two strokes adrift on 68, with three rounds still to go.

In round two of the ladies' Winter League Stableford, Lora Jane Kelly posted an excellent 33 points to take first place. Pam Bain and Alison Ross were next best after both posted rounds of 31 points.

Ross did not have long to wait for her moment of glory, however, as she topped the standings in round three with a fine haul of 36 points. Pauline Craig continued her fine form to take second place on 32, with Eileen Manson third on 31.

Reay golf course. Picture: Craig Macintosh / Highland Drones
Reay golf course. Picture: Craig Macintosh / Highland Drones

There was also action in the gents' Winter League Stableford, with James Meiklejohn winning round eight with a tally of 36 points, a birdie at the tough seventh hole proving crucial in the final analysis. Jack Johnstone took second place, a point adrift on 35 points.

Alex Anderson bagged an eagle at the sixth and a birdie at the final hole to win round nine with a fine score of 38 points. Colin Munro was edged into second place on countback after he also scored 38 points, with a brace of birdies at the fifth and 15th holes providing the highlights of his round.

Fred Groves birdied the sixth hole to take third place on countback ahead of Doug Mackenzie after both scored 36 points. Mackenzie also managed to bag a birdie at the sixth and one at the 14th during his round.

Meanwhile, in the latest round of the seniors' Stableford competition, it was Murdo Macdonald who prevailed with a fine score of 38 points, with Mike Halliday taking second place on countback after he also scored 38. Sandy Chisholm and David R Craig, who birdied the fifth hole, finished two points adrift on 36 points.

The next action on the course will be a Christmas Open competition on December 28.

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