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Tunn and Munro take scratch honours on Reay finals night


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Ladies' scratch club championship winner Eleanor Tunn receiving her trophy from Reay club captain Andy Bain.
Ladies' scratch club championship winner Eleanor Tunn receiving her trophy from Reay club captain Andy Bain.

Friday saw Reay Golf Club host its annual club championship finals night, with five pieces of coveted silverware up for grabs.

In the ladies' scratch final, Eleanor Tunn proved too strong for Mollie O’Brien, while Gregor Munro continued his excellent form to win the gents' scratch final ahead of Andy Mowat, who had enjoyed a fine run to the final after defeating Brent Munro and Andy Bain in the earlier rounds.

In the ladies' handicap final, club secretary Jacqui Grieg overcame Alison Ross to claim the silverware, and Lee Malcolm compounded the misery on the Ross household by defeating Cammie Ross in the gents' handicap final.

Ian Ross overcame David R Craig in the battle of the old boys to win the senior club championship trophy.

In normal club business, David Mackay had a round to remember in the latest action in the North Point Distillery Senior Stableford after he topped the standings and won a bottle of gin for his nearest-the-pin effort at the fifth hole.

His winning score of 38 points included a brace of birdies, at the 13th and 15th holes.

Mike Halliday had to settle for second place on countback after he also carded 38 points following a solid round of 82.

Willie Steven bagged a rare eagle two at the third hole on his way to 38 points and third place on countback. Fred Groves continued his recent steady form to finish fourth on 37, with Murdo Macdonald and Colin Struthers next best on 36.

In the overall standings Struthers remains the man to catch on a six-round aggregate score of 232, but Halliday and Steven have narrowed the gap and both lie handily placed on 224.

Gregor Munro (left), the gents' Reay scratch club championship winner, accepts his trophy from Andy Bain, the club captain.
Gregor Munro (left), the gents' Reay scratch club championship winner, accepts his trophy from Andy Bain, the club captain.

There was also an eagle in round eight of the ladies' Summer Stableford, courtesy of Pam Bain who achieved the feat at the 14th hole on her way to a winning round of 38 points.

Carole Cameron, aided by a birdie at the 16th, took second place on countback ahead of Sarah Meiklejohn after both posted scores of 36. Jacqui Greig and Rebecca Munro were next best on 33 points.

In the overall ladies' eclectic standings Rebecca Munro, Pam Bain and Eleanor Tunn are tied at the top of the leaderboard on a score of 59.

In round nine of the Summer Cup, Lee Malcolm continued his winning ways, birdieing the fifth on his way to an excellent score of 40 points. Steve Efemey birdied the 10th on his way to 38 points and second place, with three players – Jack Halliday, Leslie Malcolm and James Halliday – next best on 34.

In the overall standings Jimmy Meiklejohn remains on top on 208, but James Halliday on 206, and Lee Malcolm on 195 have reduced the gap following their performances this week.

This weekend the gents will be competing for the President's Salver and the ladies will be in action in round nine of the Summer Stableford competition.


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