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Youngsters compete for honours in Thurso Junior Open

By Staff Reporter- NOSN

Young golfers show off their prizes after the Thurso Junior Open.
Young golfers show off their prizes after the Thurso Junior Open.

The weather stayed fine for the Dounreay Site Restoration Limited sponsored Thurso Junior Open. Apart from a few entrants most of the players were from the Thurso club.

The juniors with a senior handicap played off the medal tees. Tyler Gordon took first scratch for the boys with gross 87. Second scratch went to Ben Durrand, with Craig Lawrie from Strathpeffer taking third place.

First nett was Cameron Reid, who also had the longest drive. Strathpeffer’s Kyle Lawrie was second, with Michael McLennaghan from Invergordon third.

Playing off the ladies’ tees, Emma Durrand took the scratch trophy with a score of 92. Fern Mackay was best nett.

Playing 18 holes off the junior tees, Isla Mackay was first scratch girl. Rachel Durrand was best nett.

For the boys, Arran Johnson was best scratch and also took the nearest-the-pin and longest drive prizes.

Dylan Mackenzie was second scratch, with Reece McKellor in third spot.

William Mackay from Wick was first nett with Murray Mackay second. Third nett went to Ben Mackay.

The best score for those playing seven holes was returned by Jack Bruce. Second spot went to James Boyd, with Taylor Swan taking third place just ahead of brother Lewis.

Jay Kirkwood was next best ahead of two players from Reay, Charles Freyett and Camila Elder.

Kyle Bain, Blair Douglas, Sol Malley and Mackenzie Westwood finished in that order. Longest drive went to Robbie Boyd.

Two boys played three holes and Ethan Mackenzie pipped Ryan Wyllie. The girls who played three holes finished in the order of Zara Kirkwood, Victoria (Reay) and Alda Norborn.

Ethan had the longest drive and Ryan was nearest the pin.

Brodie Bain, Scott Wallace and Danny Boyd all played two holes and finished in that order.

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