Testing breeze for stableford

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Only 54 competitors turned up to play in the stableford competition on Saturday.

Although it was a warm and sunny day there was a testing breeze to challenge everyone. Top of the leaderboard was Neil Irvine with an excellent 39 points. This gave him a one stroke victory over Tim Prentice and Kevin Riddell. A further stroke behind were Graeme McFarlane and David Henderson. Special mention should go to the greenkeeping staff for the continued excellent condition of the course despite the time of year and recent poor weather.

Leading stableford scores - CSS 65 - Neil Irvine (2) - 39pts, Tim Prentice (16), Kevin Riddell (5) - 38, Graeme McFarlane (11), David Henderson (13) - 37, Derek Turner (13), Gordon Adamson (5), Alan Wood (14), Colin Arthur (6) - 36, Nick Nicholas (23), Drew Hamilton (19), Billy McEwan (14) - 35, Stuart Campbell (16), Kennie Martin (10), Eric Dickie (12), Malcolm Ritchie (19), Eric Witton (24) - 34, Alister Barnett (17), Mike Rendall (16), John Starrs (15), John Lawson (19), Neil Walker (16), Graeme Docherty (7), Ross McAllan (5), John Cowling (16), Brian Thain (14) - 33.

Junior stroke scores - CSS 68 - Andrew MacArthur (31) - 70, Liam Davidson (13) - 71, Cameron Davidson (10) - 74.

A further update on some of the knockout competitions. Callum Mitchell and Gregor Angus overcame Terry Middleton and John Findlay in the final of the Royal Bank doubles competition.

Gary and Steven Brown beat Joe and Kevin Riddell in the final of the Freeland Family Foursomes competition. In the final of the 36 hole Willie Watt matchplay competition Chris Taylor narrowly overcame Harry Roulston after a hard fought match.

The Winter League begins on Saturday October 20 for singles and doubles competitions. Please add your name to the entry sheet if you are keen to play. These are fun competitions that allow you to keep swinging through the long winter months.

There is a lot of work going on around the pavilion and in the clubhouse. Thanks must go to Club Captain Mike Rendall and his band of helpers for all their hard work.

Also special thanks to Ivan and Kathleen Groundwater for their contibution towards the new access ramps down to the first tee. Hopefully weather permitting this will be completed this week.