Greg does it again!

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Greg Watson has proved his golfing prowess, winning Dunaverty Golf Club’s championship just weeks after taking the Machrihanish title.

Defending champ Greg’s record-breaking win, coming back in 27, marked his third championship triumph at Dunaverty.

Green-keepers David Scullion and Robert Irvine had the course in magnificent condition for the final two rounds.

This, combined with good weather, made for good scoring conditions and the leading contenders did not disappoint.

In the third round, Greg Watson and his father, Duncan Watson III, opened their account, both covering the front nine in 32 shots, two clear of George MacMillan but it was the inward nine which proved the turning point.

Greg was in superb form, coming back in an unprecedented 27 shots which included an eagle at the 18th where he chipped in from 30 yards to make him the first player to have a sub 60 round since George MacMillan set the record of 58 in 2001.

George came back in 32 to post an excellent 66.

Meanwhile, Donald McNeil clinched the senior championship with a 75 to give him a three-round total of 210.

Greg and Donald led the handicap section at this point with both on 192, ahead of Lee Mathieson on 195.

Going into the final round, Greg led by 11 shots from George MacMillan but a 62 by Greg put the result beyond doubt and made him champion.

George finished runner-up with Lee Mathieson taking third place.

As no player can win both the scratch and handicap sections, this left the handicap championship wide open and it was captain John Marrison, with a final nett round of 64, who took the title ahead of vice captain John Brown by one stroke, with Fraser and David MacBrayne a stroke behind.

Result: Scratch championship: 1 Greg Watson 68+68+59+62=258; 2 George MacMillan 73+67++66+66=272; 3 Lee Mathieson 72+66+69+76=283; 4 Donald McNeil 69+66+75+74=284; 5 Duncan Watson III 70+78+69+73=290.

Handicap: 1 John Marrison 66+67+66+64=263; 2 John Brown 59+69+71+65=264; 3= Fraser MacBrayne 68+65+69+63= 265 and
David MacBrayne 63+65+68+69=265; 5= Alex Arkell 70+66+65+66=267 and Robert Irvine 69+65+67+66=267.

Senior championship: 1 Donald McNeil 69+66+75=210; 2 Duncan Watson III 70+78+69=217; 3 Campbell MacBrayne 76+73+81=230; 4 Sandy Watson 80+76+72=238; 5 Mark Eagers 83+79+77=239, 6 John Marrison 81+82+81=244.

The three champions: John Marrison, Donald McNeil and Greg Watson. NO_c26dunaverty02