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President's Salver goes to Smith after countback at Reay


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Joe Wilson teeing off at the 17th hole during the President's Salver competition at Reay.
Joe Wilson teeing off at the 17th hole during the President's Salver competition at Reay.

Countback was required to determine the winner in the President’s Salver competition at Reay on Saturday after a number of good scores were recorded in bright and breezy conditions.

In the final analysis it was Michael Smith who bagged the silverware after a fine round of 70 – made up of halves of 37 and 33 – was good enough for a nett 68. A brace of birdies at the 14th and 16th holes helped him on his way to victory.

Lee Malcolm was edged into second after a round of 78, which included a birdie at the 10th, was also good enough for nett 68.

Fred Groves headed a trio of players on nett 69 following a round of 80 which included a birdie at the 16th. Sandy Chisholm carded matching halves of 42 for a round of 84 and nett 69, while Brent Munro’s nett 69 came from a round of 72 made up of matching halves of 36 and included a birdie at the 13th.

The Reay ladies have been in Summer Stableford action. The rescheduled round four of the competition was won by Jane Mackenzie with a fantastic score of 43 points, with her play on the par-three holes key to her victory.

Tricia Macdonald produced a steady round that included a birdie at the 13th to finish in second place on 38.

Alison Ross carded three threes during her outward half on her way to a score of 37 and third place. A trio of players – Sarah Meiklejohn, who birdied the 13th, Maggie Fecitt and Pauline Craig – were next best on 36.

Fred Groves putting on the 13th hole during the President's Salver competition at Reay on Saturday.
Fred Groves putting on the 13th hole during the President's Salver competition at Reay on Saturday.

Round nine of the ladies' Stableford was won by Jacqui Greig with a score of 32 points, with a good inward half being the key to her success.

Alison Ross also put together a steady back nine to take second place on 31, with Su Hawes completing the podium places after a good start set her up for a score of 28.

Round 10 of the gents' Summer Cup was won by youngster Arran Johnson after an excellent round of 72, which included birdies at the sixth and 14th, gave him a score of 39.

Jimmy Meiklejohn birdied the sixth and ninth on his way to 38 points and second place, while Lee Parnell took third on 36 points following a round of 74 which included a birdie at the 14th. Iain Dunnett and Stuart Greig were next best on 35 points.

In the latest North Point Distillery Senior Stableford action, an excellent back nine was key to Jack Johnstone’s winning score of 40 points.

David Mackay maintained his recent good form to finish second on 37 following a round of 80. Graham Harness and Hugh Millar were next best on 36, with David R Craig doing his best work on the homeward nine to take fifth place on 35 points.

This Saturday the club hosts the Nuvia Open, which is open to both ladies and gents.


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