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Tunn enjoys a purple patch with superb scoring at Reay

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Eleanor Tunn has enjoyed a purple patch in July with some superb scoring in the ladies’ competitions over the Reay links.

Her best score came in round three of the Summer Stableford competition where she carded a scintillating 42 points courtesy of a round of 70 which included a barrage of birdies at the sixth, 11th, 13th and 14th holes.

Alison Ross enjoyed a steady round to finish second on 38 points, with Maggie Fecitt third on 36.

Tunn bagged the Stuart Rosebowl with an excellent round of 77 for nett 71, with halves of 39 and 38 including a single birdie at the second hole.

Laura Bain continued her good recent form to take second place with a nett 73 following a round of 91, with Jacqui Grieg claiming third after a round of 95 gave her a nett 75.

A third victory for Tunn arrived in the Ball Sweep competition which she won with a Stableford score of 37 points, following a round of 74 which included a birdie at the second. Carol Paterson took second place, a point adrift on 36 points, with Pam Bain and Ruth Shallcross sharing third on 33 points.

Alison Ross was able to break Tunn’s domination by winning the May Medal with a fine round of nett 67, courtesy of a gross 91 made up of halves of 44 and 47. On this occasion Tunn had to settle for second place after her round of 74 gave her a nett 69.

Laura Bain and Carol Paterson finished in joint third after both recorded scores of nett 71.

Aerial view of Reay golf course. Picture: Craig Macintosh / Highland Drones
Aerial view of Reay golf course. Picture: Craig Macintosh / Highland Drones

In the gents’ section Fred Groves and Mike Halliday rolled back the years to win the McVitie and Price Texas Pairs trophy with an excellent round of 69 for nett 58.2.

Jack Johnstone and Jimmy Meiklejohn claimed second place on 61.6, with Cammie Ross and John Nicolson third on 62.2.

Donald Mowat and Joe Wilson took fourth place on 62.4, while Mollie O’Brien and Tom Ross produced the best gross score of the day in the shape of a 66 to claim fifth on 62.8.

Simon Harper triumphed in the Beinn Ratha Trophy after a solid round of 76, made up of halves of 37 and 39, for a nett 69, with a birdie at the 13th providing the highlight. David Mackay took second place on nett 70 after a round of 80, with Gregor Munro third after a round of 76 gave him a nett 72.

Round one of the Dunnett Cup was a very low-scoring affair with Mike Halliday leading the way after a superb round of 81 for nett 63. Leslie Malcolm and Gregor Munro finished a stroke adrift after both posted rounds of nett 64.

Munro had the distinction of producing the best gross score of the day in the shape of his 69 which included no fewer than four birdies, at the sixth, 10th, 15th and 17th holes.

Michael Smith, Ruari McCartney and Gavin Gunn are handily placed for round two after carding nett 69s.

Cammie Ross put the rest of the field to the sword to win round seven of the Jacobs Summer Cup with a tremendous round of 70 for a haul of 42 Stableford points. Michael Smith bagged four birdies on his way to second place with a score of 39 points, with Andy Mowat third on 38 points.

In the overall Summer Cup standings, Lee Parnell leads the way with a six-round aggregate score of 225, ahead of Michael Smith on 223 and David Mackay on 220.

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