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Sutherland is comfortable winner in Thurso medal competition

By Staff Reporter- NOSN

THE season is now in full swing at Thurso Golf Club and the course is in immaculate condition, helped by the irrigation system which allows the greens to be watered – which was necessary after the recent dry spell.

In round seven of the summer league, Bryan Suttar (6) had birdies at the third and fourth as he reached the turn in one under par. Another birdie at the 13th saw him return a total of 39 points.

This was one point ahead of Innes Mitchell who had birdies at the third, eighth and 13th.

Also on 38 was Ed Wyllie (8) who had birdies at the fourth and sixth.

On Saturday Ross Sutherland was the comfortable winner of the medal.

Sutherland had halves of three over and four over par as he recorded 76 (13) 63.

James Taylor (16) was six over par for each half as he returned a nett 65.

David Dunbar (5) had birdies at the eighth, 13th and 15th as he came home in one under par to record the lowest gross of the day, a 71, nett 66.

Also on nett 66 was Steven Lowe, helped by a birdie at the 13th, and Ian MacDonald (13) came back in four over par as he also had a nett 66.

Steven Osborne had birdies at the third and 13th to be the final competitor in the 50-strong field to record a nett 66.

Graeme Henderson (6) also birdied the 13th to return a nett 67, one ahead of his playing partner Nicky Doherty (7), who, yes you have guessed it, birdied the 13th. Also on nett 68 were Jim Telfer (15), George Munro (12) and Steve Spargo (8) who had a birdie at the sixth. On nett 69 were Jim Macleod (12) and Adam Higgins (17).

Jim Macleod celebrated a hole in one at Thurso.
Jim Macleod celebrated a hole in one at Thurso.

Sunday saw the Bert Brownlee Open. Gavin Souter and Jocky Begg were easy winners after birdies on the back nine saw them home in two under par to record a total of 60. This was four ahead of Dav Mackay and Donald Mowat from Reay who had 64.

However, the highlight of the weekend was Jim Macleod using his trusty 7 wood to record a hole in one at the third. This was the second hole in one this week as Angela Williamson also had a hole in one at the fifth on the Tuesday playing a knockout matchplay against Laura Durrand.

Williamson hit her driver and did not see the ball land. It wasn’t until Durrandjokingly said in might be in the hole that it was when they looked.

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