Machrihanish golfers tee off the season

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Machrihanish Golf Club has enjoyed a busy start to the season.

The Championships Course hosted the Peace Cup, Torpedo Cup, March Medal and Carskiey Cross in March, the April midweek Stableford, Spring Meeting, Captain’s Prize, Coronation Cup, Centenary Trophy, April Medal and Shield Fourball in April, and already in May the Western Dental Stableford has been contested.

Ladies playing the Pans Course enjoyed the March Stableford early in the season, with the April Medal, Spring Meeting, IMF and Blind Veterans UK matches in April and the Playing Fields Shield this month.

Not to be forgotten, junior players teed up for the Easter Trophy in March and the Machrihanish Trophy in April.

Results: Championship Course: Peace Cup: 1 M MacAulay 84-4=80; 2 Kevan Gilchrist 91-8=83; 3 A B Glendinning 103-18=85; scratch Keith Crawford 100. Torpedo Cup: 1 D Johnson 70-4=66; 2 S Kelly 77-6=71; 3 J Rennie 82-11=71; scratch D Campbell 77 (better last 6); seniors Calum McLean 84-10=74. March Medal: Division 1: D Johnson 70-4=66. Division 2: J Rennie 82-11=71. Division 3 Findlay Ross 98-20=78. Carskiey Cross: 1 Alan O’Neill 70-2 =68; 2 Stuart Campbell 74-1=73 (BIH); 3 John Rennie 83-10=73; scratch Keith Crawford 82; seniors Keith Abendroth 103-24=79. April midweek Stableford: Cameron McGeachy 36 pts. Spring Meeting and Captain’s Prize: 1 Gavin McLachlan 82-15=67; 2 Gavin Brown 78-6=72; 3 Michael Morrison 78-5=73 (BIH); scratch 1 Steven Gilmour 75 (BIH); 2 Calum MacMillan 75; 3 Keith Crawford 78 (BIH); seniors Andrew Hadden 99-15=84; juniors Harry McLean 97-19=78. Gavin McLachlan wins the Captain’s Prize and Steven Gilmour wins the Gold Medal. Coronation Cup: 1 John Shaw 34 pts (BIH); 2 Grant Grant 34 pts; 3 John Lamont 33 pts (BIH); seniors Robert McGougan 32 pts; ladies Pia Davis 15 pts; juniors Murdo McLean 12 pts. Centenary Trophy: 1 Keith Millar 79-15=64; 2 Charles Robertson 78-11=67; 3 Kevin Allibone 92-23=69 (BIH); scratch Michael Morrison 74; seniors Calum McLean 85-10=75. April Medal: Division 1: Michael Morrison 74-5=69 (BIH). Division 2: Keith Millar 79-15=64. Division 3: Kevin Allibone 92-23=69. Shield Fourball: 1 M Paterson and P Paterson 67 (BIH); 2 R MacDonald and H McMurchy 67 (better last 6); 3 G McMillan and R Watson 67; scratch D Campbell and N McCallum 78. Western Dental Stableford: 1 F Wallace 37 pts; 2 Mark Paterson 36 pts; 3 Dean Ratcliff 35 points; seniors Keith Abendroth 27 pts (BIH); ladies Maggie MacArthur 21 pts.

Ladies results: Pans Course: March Stableford: Elizabeth MacBrayne 37 pts. April Medal: No scores returned. Spring Meeting 1 Seona Martin 90-21 =69; 2 Helen Bapty 108-35=73; 3 Hilary Oman 100-23=77; scratch 1 Jennifer Gilchrist 97; 2 Linda Wallace 98; 3 Catherine Armour 103. IMF: Helen Bapty 36 points (BIH). Blind Veterans UK: Lorna Armour 35 points (BIH). Playing Fields Shield: Lorna Armour 32 pts.

Junior results: Easter Trophy: 9-hole competition: 1 Scott McGeachy. 3-hole competition: 1 Murray Mackay. Machrihanish Trophy: 9-hole competition: 1 Kyle Colville. 3-hole competition: 1 Ollie Graham.