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Paton continues rich vein of form with June Medal success

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Willie Paton, winner of the Nuvia June Medal, teeing off at the seventh hole at Reay.
Willie Paton, winner of the Nuvia June Medal, teeing off at the seventh hole at Reay.

The cooler and wetter weather of the past week has done nothing to deter the spirits of the golfers at Reay, with another busy week of competitions on the course.

Willie Paton has been in a rich vein of form of late, and he made another trip to the winner’s enclosure by bagging the men’s Nuvia June Medal with an excellent score of 78 for nett 65.

Ian Ross took second place after a hat-trick of birdies on the back nine helped him to a score of 80 for nett 68.

A solid round of 96 for nett 68 saw Arthur Paton take third place, with a birdie at the sixth helping Gavin Gunn to fourth after he also carded a round of nett 68.

In the women’s Hamilton Trophy a strong performance on the par-three holes helped Julie Minchin take the silverware on an impressive score of nett 66.

A good finish saw Heather Campbell take second place a stroke behind, with Alison Ross and Carol Paterson, who was helped by a birdie at the 12th, next best after both finished on nett 72.

Round six of the women’s Summer Stableford was played in tough conditions, with Heather Campbell managing them the best to finish at the top of the leaderboard on 32 points.

Lora Jane Kelly took second place on 25, with Alison Ross completing the podium places a point further adrift.

In the latest North Point Distillery Senior Stableford action a good front nine helped Pete Barker to a winning score of 36 points. Matching halves of 44 helped Sandy Chisholm to second place on 34 points, while Tim Hawes bagged a birdie at the 12th to take third on 33.

Tuesday night saw the men competing in round one of the Strokeplay Championship and it was Andrew Taylor and Kenny Farmer Jnr who performed best on a tough day for scoring after both finished on scores of nett 70. Kenny Farmer Snr and Cammie Ross, who fired the best gross score of the day with a round of 79, were next best after both finished on nett 71.

This Saturday will see the women competing in their Summer Stableford competition, while the men will be playing for the Banks Medal.

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