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Sutherland claims the silverware in Reay's Pilkington Cup


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Evan Sutherland posted an excellent round of 74 for nett 64.
Evan Sutherland posted an excellent round of 74 for nett 64.

Sunday saw Reay members competing for the Pilkington Cup with some impressive scores matching the bright conditions.

Evan Sutherland posted an excellent round of 74 for nett 64 to claim the silverware. His best work was done during the front nine and he reached the turn in 35, helped along the way by a birdie at the tough second hole.

A steady inward half of 39 was good enough to win by a single shot.

John O’Brien produced the best gross score of the day, a round of 71, on his way to a nett 65 and second place. After a fine front nine of 34 which included a birdie at the fourth, O’Brien came home in 37, helped by another birdie at the 16th.

Doug Mackenzie produced solid halves of 39 and 36 for a round of 75, which was good enough for nett 66 and third place.

Simon Harper continued his recent good form as he birdied the 12th and 14th holes on his way to a nett 67, while Dylan Mackenzie took fifth place after a fine round of nett 68.

On Saturday the George Couper Challenge was won by Alan Paul with an excellent 37 points, with a birdie at the short 15th hole helping him on the way to victory. Alistair Gunn was edged into second place on countback after he too accumulated 37 points, and he also managed a birdie during his round, this time at the short fifth.

Simon Harper took third place on 36 points, with a birdie at the ninth helping him along the way, while Evan Sutherland took fourth on countback after he also scored 36 points.

The Split Stane Texas Pairs competition was a birdie-fest with the two-ball format producing some very low scores. Cammie Ross and Donald Mowat finished top of the leaderboard after an excellent round of 66 for nett 61 which included a fantastic haul of six birdies.

Simon Harper and Sandy Chisholm helped themselves to four birdies but they had to settle for second place on countback after their round of 67 for nett 61.

A trio of pairs finished on nett 64, with Leslie Malcolm and Grant Maxwell bagging third place on countback ahead of Steve Efemey and Lee Parnell, and the father-son duo of Alistair and Gavin Gunn.

In the latest round of the senior Stableford competition, Pete Barker took a break from his duties assisting the greenkeeper to win with an impressive 43 points. Alex Anderson birdied the 11th and 15th holes on his way to 40 points, a tally matched by Stuart Greig who managed a rare birdie at the par-three seventh hole.

Sandy Chisholm took fourth on 39 points, with Fred Groves fifth on 37.

This Saturday the club hosts the McRobert Thistle Open for ladies and gents.


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