THE Commercial Inn Better Ball Open marked the last Open competition of the Machrihanish Golf Club season,which attracted a full entry.
Conditions were typical for the course with a wind assisted outward followed by the much tougher inward to test the field,playing in a pair’s format.
At the close of play in the handicap section it was the Flintstones pairing of Bob Tait and Hector Thomson who raced round the course with a net score of 62 to win comfortably by three strokes over Ranald Watson and Robert Coffield with a 65.
Nigel Stewart was rewarded for making the long trip up from Brighton with a third place,playing along with Charles McLellan,and also finishing with a 65.
The scratch prize went to Fergus Walker and Gavin Brown with 70.
Handicap:1 B Tait/H Thomson 62,2 R Watson/R Coffield 65 (BIH),3 C McLellan/N Stewart 65;Scratch: 1 F Walker/G Brown 70,2 W Milby/I Milby 71,3 A Currie/D Shaw 72.
Ladies:1 M Campbell/S MacDougal 79;Junior: 1 G McKillop/A Wallace 75.