Two ball shambles

Saturdays 2 ball shambles gave some time away from the pressure of medal handicap golf which in the early part of the year is a welcome break to many. The winning pairing were Michael Campbell and Chris Irvine with a combined points total of 86 points, nearest to them with 81 points was the returning members from Portlethen Alistair Duncan and Tom Hart who capped a good week after his win in the masters sweep. With teams getting the benefit of picking the best drive and then playing out from there many a combination were gelling in the windy conditions. The 3rd best points tall came from Mark Rollo and Darren Milne with 80 points.

Leading scores:-M.Cambell16) & C.Irvine(19) 86 points, A.Duncan (12) & T.Hart 81, M.Rollo(12) & D.Milne(24) 80, S.Wood(10) & N.McNaughton(14) 79, R.Denholm(11) & J.Currie(19) 79, K.Boyne(23) & S.Birss (19) 79.

Stonehaven Junior Pennant team played their first match of the season at home to Oldmeldrum however only 6 players from the 10 man format could turn out for the home team meaning an instant concession of 2 matches. Oldmeldrum boys adapted better to the conditions and as a result the team lost 5-0
K Brown/C Davidson lost 7&6 to J Stewart/C Fraser
M Jenkins/L Davidson lost 1dn to S Fraser/L Stewart
J Anderson/ L Mitchell lost 7&6 to K McDonald/ R Stewart

The draw is now on the notice board for the Royal Bank competition, first round matches have to be played by Sunday May 27.

Justin Bounds