Sunshine on Scarista as Rowlands bags ‘jacket’

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Sun shone fair for the three days of the Open and Life Members Competitions .

All kicked off on Thursday with a fun Texas Scramble where the might of Dave Giffen, Billy Scott, Charles Crick and Cathie Dodd, proved to much for 10 other teams with a nett score of 52. 8. Great scoring!

Friday morning and the turn of the Life Members to contest the ‘Quaichs’. Winning the Men’s Scratch was Michael Clark ( Royal Aberdeen ), who shot a fine 68 .

Keeping it in the family was Ladies Scratch winner Cathy Clark (Cruden Bay) 85. Jim Wood (USA) 73 and Maureen Robertson (Dalmahoy) 85 took respective runners up places.

H’cap places were won by George Nolan (Portmarnock) with a nett 58,Donald Morrison (Cardross) took second place with a nett 64.

Morag Wallace (Culbokie) took the Ladies H’ cap with a nett 64 pipping Linda Nolan (Aberdeen Ladies ) into 2nd place 66.

Congratulations to all Life Members who participated.

The competition for the coveted ‘ Harris Tweed Jackets ‘ in the Open began on Friday afternoon in fine weather. Posting an early score was Murdo (Griddy) Macleod with a fine one over par 69.

Could this be the winning score ?

Close to 80 competitors continued on Saturday in the quest for the ‘Jackets’. Step forward Neil Rowlands (Sty GC)who carded a superb scratch 66 to take the Men’s title . A fine performance.

Taking the Ladies title and Jacket with a scratch 85 was Cathy Clark (Cruden Bay) Runners Up were Murdo Maclean (Sty GC) 69 and Jane Nicolson (Sty GC) 89

The men’s h’cap and Jacket winner was George Robinson (Whitehead) who carded a grand nett 63

Just pipping int 2nd place Brian Macleod (Skye GC). By virtue of BIH.

Fourth Jacket winner was Ladies H’cap winner Alison Culpan (Silver Springs CC) with a nett 64. In second place was Linda Nolan (Aberdeen Ladies) with a nett 67

In the Archie Macleod Memorial trophy for local Members the winner was Simon Hunt with a superb nett 64 .

In 2nd place was the indomitable Billy (The Beard) Scott who carded a nett 66. Third place went to Taz Morrison with a nett 67.

Tournament Organiser Hugh Maclean said: “It was a superb three days of competition for once played in benign conditions throughout. Long may it continue.

“Our thanks to our principal sponsors Harris Tweed and Knitwear and Donald John Mackay (Luskentyre Harris Tweed Co)

Moran Taing. Our grateful thanks also to to our superb supporters and competitors who contribute so much.