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Shortened course for January medals at Reay Golf Club

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Pauline Craig, winner of the ladies' January Medal at Reay.
Pauline Craig, winner of the ladies' January Medal at Reay.

After a period of inactivity due to the stormy weather over the festive period, golfers at Reay were back in competitive action in the ladies' and gents' January medals.

Flooding affecting some areas meant both competitions were played over a shortened course, comprising holes 7 to 12, 15 to 18, before finishing up on the first hole.

The gents' medal saw Andy Bain win with an excellent score of 42 for nett 37, with eight pars and three bogeys helping him to the silverware.

Lee Parnell fired a score of 40 for nett 38 to take second place, with a birdie at the 12th helping him on the way.

Bruce Mackay recovered from a bad opening hole to take third place on countback after a score of 49 for nett 39.

Tom Ross had the distinction of posting the best gross score of the day, covering the 11 holes in 39 shots, with birdies at the 10th and 16th providing the highlights of his round.

In the ladies' competition, Pauline Craig took the spoils with a fine score of 50 for nett 39.

Carol Paterson finished second after covering the course in 49 for nett 43, with Pam Bain a shot further adrift after also scoring 49 for a nett 44. Heather Campbell was fourth after a solid round of nett 45.

Weather permitting, this Saturday will see the ladies competing in round two of their Winter Stableford competition, while the gents will be playing in the fourth round of their Winter Eclectic.

On Sunday all players will be able to participate in the latest round of the Winter League Stableford.

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