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Wet and windy conditions prove a tough test for McRobert Thistle Open competitors

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Saturday saw Reay Golf Club host the McRobert Thistle Open for ladies and gents, but the wet and windy conditions meant that only the toughest competitors would prevail.

Grant Maxwell adapted best to the challenge, with solid halves of 42 and 44 giving him a winning tally of 34 stableford points.

Kenny Farmer (Jnr) took second place on 32 points following halves of 43 and 45, with Eleanor Tunn edged in to third place on countback after she also posted 32 points.

Tunn was helped to her podium place by birdies at the 2nd and 11th holes.

However, the in-form Tunn did not have long to wait to get her hands on some silverware, after winning the ladies September Medal on Sunday.

An excellent round of 74, made up of halves of 36 and 38, was good enough for a nett 72 and the win, with a birdie at the 5th hole providing the highlight.

Rebecca Munro also birdied the 5th on her way to a round of 88 for nett 73 and second place. Pauline Craig continued her excellent season to take third place on nett 75.

In the latest round of the Seniors Stableford competition, David R Craig prevailed with a fantastic tally of 40 points, with a brace of birdies at the 10th and 13th holes helping him along the way.

Murdo Macdonald produced a steady round to finish second on 38 points, while Alistair Gunn birdied the 16th on his way to 37 points and third place.

Hugh Millar finished in fourth place on 36 points, pipping Dave Snashall on countback after he also managed to accumulate the same score.

This Saturday will see the gents competing in the September Medal and the ladies contesting the ball sweep competition. On Sunday ladies and gents will be able to compete in a yellow ball team competition which has a draw for teams at the clubhouse at 8.45am.

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