Paterson to the fore as Reay hosts Cavendish Nuclear Open
Saturday saw Reay host the third Cavendish Nuclear Open, with the sunny weather attracting a large field of ladies and gents from across the county and beyond.
The competition format saw players using the Stableford scoring system to compete for both individual and team prizes.
In the individual event, Carol Paterson, who has been enjoying a fruitful summer on the course, bagged the Cavendish Trophy with a fantastic score of 43 points. She was helped along the way to her winning tally with a brace of birdies at the ninth and 13th holes.
Paterson also took home the prize for the longest drive at the fourth hole.
Jacqui Grieg was unfortunate to be edged in to second place on countback after she also managed a healthy 43 points. Alex Anderson finished in third place on 42 points, with a birdie at the tough 10th the highlight of his round.
Connor Ross finished fourth on 40 points.
In the team event, where the best two from three scores were counted, Mike Halliday, Alex Anderson and Fred Groves took the spoils, ahead of Colin Paterson, Carol Paterson and Pam Bain.
Stuart Greig, Jacqui Greig and John Disbury completed the podium positions in third. An excellent tee shot by Simon Harper at the final hole bagged him the nearest-the-pin prize.
Following an excellent day on the course, Loren Jones of Cavendish Nuclear presented the prizes.
In the ladies' August medal Mollie O’Brien continued her winning ways to bag the silverware with an excellent round of 73 for nett 67. A trio of birdies at the third, sixth and 13th helped to secure a winning margin of one shot ahead of Jacqui Greig who finished with a nett 68.
Carol Paterson claimed third place with a nett 70.
Jacqui Greig did get her hands on the Quinlan Trophy after a nett 69 was good enough to pip Carol Paterson by a single shot. Mollie O’Brien finished third on countback after her round of 77 also gave her a nett 70.
In the gents' section, Sandy Chisholm bagged the President's Salver with a round of 84 for a nett 71, ahead of Simon Harper and Evan Sutherland who both finished on nett 72.
However, Sutherland did not have to wait long to get his hands on a prize himself after he won Division One of the July Medal ahead of Cammie Ross and Fred Groves.
Ian Farquhar won Division Two with the best nett score of the day in the shape of his fine 68, ahead of Murdo Macdonald and Kenny Farmer.
Round eight of the Jacobs Summer Cup was won by recently crowned club champion Michael Smith with a score of 38 Stableford points, ahead of Ian Farquhar, Ian Ross and Tom Ross. Tom Mackenzie put the rest of the field to the sword to win round nine with an excellent 42 points, ahead of Julian Mackenzie, Cammie Ross, Connor Ross and Tom Ross.
In the overall Jacobs Summer Cup standings, Tom Ross leads the way with a four-round aggregate score of 146, ahead of Donald Mowat on 144 and Michael Smith on 140.