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Tunn's emphatic victory in Reay March Medal after a barrage of birdies


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Some fine weather in recent weeks has seen the fairways of Reay Golf Club busy, with golfers playing in a variety of competitions.

The ladies' March Medal saw Eleanor Tunn record one of the best rounds of the year so far, as she went round in 70 for a nett 67. A barrage of birdies at the third, seventh, ninth and 18th holes helped her to an emphatic five-shot victory.

Carol Paterson finished runner-up after a round of 84 gave her a nett 72, with Pam Bain third after a nett 73.

In the rescheduled February Stableford, Ruth Shallcross emerged victorious with an excellent tally of 36 points. Pam Bain finished second on 34, while a birdie at the second hole helped Maggie Fecitt to a score of 33 which was good enough for third place.

The March Stableford was played in breezy conditions, but this did not deter Rebecca Munro who birdied the 12th on her way to a winning score of 34 points. Carol Paterson finished second on 33, with Laura Bain and Pam Bain sharing third place on 27 points.

The gents' March Medal was a low-scoring affair, with Jake Anderson bagging the silverware after an excellent round of 78 gave him a nett 62. Birdies at the third and 18th holes provided the highlights of his round.

Jack Fidler was edged into second place after his round of 75 for nett 63, but he did have the consolation of carding birdies at the sixth and 16th and a rare eagle at the par-five 14th hole.

Alistair Gunn, Kenny Farmer Jnr and Wayne Mowat shared third place after all carded rounds of nett 69.

The sixth and final round of the Winter Eclectic saw the in-form Joe Wilson top the leaderboard after a fine nett 67 which included a birdie at the 16th hole. Pete McCartney, helped by a birdie at the 14th, finished second on 69, with Murdo Macdonald bagging third after a nett 71.

In the overall eclectic standings, Lee Parnell overhauled the long-time leader Cammie Ross to win the trophy with an excellent eclectic score of 64 for nett 62. Ross finished second with a score of 66 for nett 64, with Steve Efemey third on nett 65.

Joe Wilson and Andy Bain finished a further shot adrift.

The Texas Pairs competition saw some good scoring despite the challenge presented by a stiff westerly breeze. Alex Anderson and Mike Halliday mastered the conditions best to win on a score of nett 65.

Four pairs finished two strokes adrift after carding scores of nett 67. Kenny Farmer Snr and Kenny Farmer Jnr took second place on countback ahead of Lee Malcolm and Tom Ross, who claimed third. Alistair Gunn and Gavin Gunn took fourth place, with Wayne Mowat and Joe Wilson finishing fifth.

The Winter League Stableford reaches its conclusion this weekend, with Donald Mowat holding a slender lead in the overall standings ahead of John Nicholson, Joe Wilson and Kenny Farmer Snr. In round 15, Kenny Farmer Snr posted an excellent tally of 37 points to improve his chances with two rounds left to play. Kenny Farmer (Jnr) was second on 31 points ahead of Arran Johnson and Joe Wilson who both accumulated 29 points.


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