Richard top in singles

There were a number of excellent scores at Stonehaven Golf Club over the weekend in both the singles and doubles sections. Top of the leaderboard in the singles section was Richard Tindall with 39 points.

This was enough to give him a one point lead over Steve McGhie and Frank Urquhart. There were four players on 36 points.

Leading singles scores: Richard Tindall (9) - 39 points, Steve McGhie (5), Frank Urquhart (11) - 38, Bill Chalmers (13), Mike Rendall (11), Ian Smith (7), Donald Mitchell (12) - 36, Stuart Paul (14), Ross McAllan(4), George Forrester (11) - 35, Graeme Docherty (5) - 34. Steve’s score allowed him to move into second place behind Ian Smith in the qualifying places for the winter finals.

In the doubles section there was a three way tie at the top in the scratch section between Stewart Allsop & Brian Lawson, Colin Arthur & Alan Officer and Willie Pittendreigh & Graeme Adamson all on 64.

In the handicap section clear winners were Alister Barnett & Tom Simpson with a fine nett 56 to win by two strokes from Stewart Allsop & Brian Lawson.

Leading scratch scores - Stewart Allsop & Brian Lawson, Colin Arthur & Alan Officer, Willie Pittendreigh & Graeme Adamson - 64, Kenny Duncan & Ian Wood -67.

Leading handicap scores - Alister Barnett (12) & Tom Simpson (17) - 56, Stewart Allsop (5) & Brian Lawson (7) - 58, John Neal (15) & Douglas Henderson (9), Kenny Duncan(5) & Ian Wood (9), Colin Arthur (5) & Alan Officer (5), Kevin Boyne (17) & Kenny Gordon (13) - 59, George Deans (16) & Gordon McHardy(12), Ian Hastie (11) & John Starrs (11), Neil MacArthur (17) & Mike Griffin (14), Kevin Duguid (11) & Ewen Campbell (11) - 60.

Top four qualifiers in the scratch section are now Neil Irvine & Harry Roulston, Stewart Allsop & Brian Lawson, Colin Arthur & Alan Officer and Willie Pittendreigh & Graeme Adamson.

In the handicap section Alister Barnett & Tom Simpson are comfortable leaders with John Neal & Douglas Henderson and George Deans & Gordon McHardy in second and third place.

There is a tie for fourth place between Ian Hastie & John Starrs and Martin McCoy & Colin Polson. I am sure ther will be a few more changes over the next few weeks before the finals on March 10/11.

Junior winter scores: Josh Halliday (5) - 35pts, Grant Robb (5) - 33, James Arandia (18) - 31, Connor Douglas (8) - 28.

“Cackhander”