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Scoring stays red-hot at Reay Golf Club as weather cools down


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Sunny conditions during a recent competition at Reay. Picture: Colin Munro
Sunny conditions during a recent competition at Reay. Picture: Colin Munro

The weather may have cooled in recent weeks, but the scoring has remained red-hot at Reay Golf Club with some excellent rounds posted in the most recent ladies' and gents’ competitions.

A stiff breeze made for a tough challenge for competitors in the September Medal, but Euan Munro was undeterred as he posted an excellent round of 71 for nett 67. His halves of 35 and 36 included birdies at the second and 14th holes.

Sandy Chisholm finished runner-up after a round of 83 gave him a nett 70, with Mike Halliday, helped by birdies at the third and fifth, taking third place on nett 74.

In the Ladies' Medal Winners/Ball Sweep competition, Pam Bain took the honours after a fine round of 78 – made up of halves of 41 and 37 – gave her a winning tally of nett 68. Eleanor Tunn continued her excellent season to finish second after a round of 74 gave her a nett 69.

Carol Paterson completed the podium places to take third on nett 70 but was left to rue a costly eight at the final hole.

Pam Bain repeated the feat to win round eight of the Summer Stableford with a solid 36 points, ahead of Carol Paterson on 35 points and Alison Ross on 31.

This year’s gents' strokeplay champion will be determined by the best two scores from four qualifying rounds. Round one saw Ruari McCartney set the early pace with a fine round of 78, which included birdies at the sixth and 16th, for a nett 67.

Tom Ross also managed a brace of birdies, at the second and 18th, on his way to a round of 71 for nett 68. Jake Anderson birdied the fifth on his way to a nett 69 and third place.

Round two of the strokeplay championship saw Ryan Sutherland produce the fireworks to record a fantastic round of nett 59. Sutherland, who has been taking his golf more seriously over the summer months with no football to distract him, posted a round of 89 made up of halves of 43 and 46, and if he continues in this vein of form his handicap will soon come tumbling down.

Alex Mackay finished in second place with an excellent round of nett 63 which on any other day would have been a winning score. Sandy Chisholm took third with a nett 67.

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