Week three of the winter league at Stonehaven Golf Club proved to be the proverbial ‘two halves’ on Saturday.
The early birds got off to some nice autumnal weather, but for the late starters it was anything but.
Waterproofs were the order of the day for those who continued playing in the horrendous wind and rain conditions with many calling it a day and walking in.
Young guns Kevin Riddell and Ross McAllan took advantage of their early slot by scoring a gross 60, two shots better than the more experienced first out pairing of Neil Irvine and Harry Roulston.
Grant Robb and Graeme McFarlane were two shots behind with a 65.
Also on that score were Brian Lawson and Stewart Allsop, playing in the worst of the conditions. Captain of the team, Allsop’s lack of protective clothing was to affect his performance and refuge was quickly sought in the clubhouse upon completion of the round.
Neil MacArthur and Mike Griffin recorded the best nett at 56, one better than John Neal and Douglas Henderson, also in the nett category the 57 by Droy and Gilmour and 59 by Callaghan and Summers were fine scores in the conditions.
In the singles it was last year’s winner, Steve McGhie, who led with 41 points - sharing the honours with Colin Black one shot back was Iain Taylor.
Members attending the men’s smoker this Saturday are reminded to arrive at 7.15pm for a 7.45 start.