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Reay quartet secure victory by single point in Ronnie Campbell Open

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The winning team from the Ronnie Campbell Open – (from left) Colin Munro, David A Craig, Kenny Farmer Jnr and Alex Anderson.
The winning team from the Ronnie Campbell Open – (from left) Colin Munro, David A Craig, Kenny Farmer Jnr and Alex Anderson.

Saturday saw Reay hosting the second edition of the Ronnie Campbell Open for teams of four played to the Stableford format, with all players' scores counting towards the team total.

On a day of glorious sunshine there were some excellent scores, resulting in a stacked leaderboard.

In the final analysis it was the team comprising home players Alex Anderson, David A Craig, Kenny Farmer Jnr and Colin Munro who triumphed on a tally of 132.

A tremendous score of 38 from Anderson was backed up by a fine 36 from Craig, with Farmer and Munro also weighing in with solid rounds to secure the victory by a single point.

Runners-up were the Thurso trio of Scot Gray, Bryan Suttar and Steven Lowe who were ably assisted by Graeme Mackay of Wick. Their tally of 131 included an excellent 35 from Suttar, with Lowe on 33, Gray on 32 and Mackay on 31.

Gavin Sutherland reminded the Reay members of his talents to post an impressive score of 37 points, leading his team of Donald Mowat, Andy Bain and Jordan Youngson to a third-place finish on 130. Mowat carded a fine score of 33, with Bain finishing on 31 and Youngson on 29.

The impressive array of prizes meant there were also individual winners, with Sutherland bagging the category one prize, Craig taking the category two prize, and Andrew Taylor securing the prize for best overall individual score after he accumulated a superb 39 points.

Nearest-the-pin prizes were bagged by Cammie Ross, Brent Munro and Graeme Henderson. There was also a raffle with generous prizes from a variety of local businesses and other golf clubs which raised £1000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

In the latest round of the North Point Distillery Senior Stableford competition, Ian Ross birdied the fourth on his way to an excellent round of 79 for 38 points to top the standings.

David A Craig recovered from a slow start to take second place ahead of Malcolm Thomson on countback after both finished on 37. David R Craig and Colin Struthers both birdied the fifth on their way to 36 points to share fourth place.

The nearest-the-pin prize courtesy of the sponsors was won by David R Craig.

Andrew Taylor continued his recent rich vein of form to top the standings in the latest winter league Stableford action, with birdies at the 13th and 14th helping him to a great score of 40 points.

Jimmy Meiklejohn also managed a brace of birdies, at the sixth and 12th holes, to take second place on 38, ahead of Donald Mowat who birdied the sixth on his way to 36 points and third place.

The ladies were also in Winter League Stableford action and Lora Jane Kelly posted an excellent score of 34 points to take the win in round two. Pam Bain and Rosalind McQuaker were next best after both finished on fine scores of 32.

Nicola Campbell was a point further adrift on 32, with Heather Campbell and Carole Cameron finishing a point further back on 31.

This Saturday will see the ladies and gents competing in their respective March medals, while on Sunday all players will be able to play in the latest round of the Winter League Stableford.

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