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Windy weather hampers scores at Wick

By SPP Reporter

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Only three players scored 30 points or better in challenging conditions.
Only three players scored 30 points or better in challenging conditions.

A STRONG south-westerly wind and some tricky pin positions made good scores difficult in the Stableford competition played at Wick last Sunday.

Only three players scored 30 points or better and the testing conditions were reflected in the CSS of 74 which equates in Stableford to 31 points.

Clair Falconer (18) has been playing well in recent weeks and continued this good run of form to win the competition – scoring 34 points which equates to a nett 71 – beating veteran Jocky Durrand (14) by one point.

Falconer was the model of consistency scoring 17 points on the front nine, with nett birdies at the second and eighth holes, and playing fine golf into the wind to take 17 points on the back nine with a nett birdie at the 14th. Durrand has had a good season and continued this rich vein of form to score 18 points on the outward half, with nett birdies at the fourth, sixth and seventh and a no-score at the ninth, and 15 points on the inward half.

Michael McAllan (12) was third with 30 points. McAllan had a nett eagle at the third hole to score four points but had a no-score at the sixth, where he ran up a quadruple bogey, scoring 17 points over the first nine holes. He then struggled into the wind to take 13 on the back nine.

Fourth with 29 points was Colin Coghill (5), beating Simon Place (9) and Gibby Banks (16) by virtue of a better inward half. Coghill scored 15 points on the way out and 14 points on the way in with the highlight of his round being a birdie at the third hole.

The next competition is the Bellhaven Open which is being played on Sunday. The tee will be reserved for competitors from 7.30am to noon.

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