Breeze blights benign conditions at Machrihanish

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Words and pictures Gavin Brown

After almost perfect golfing weather, what would have been considered only a breeze in a normal Machrihanish round, wreaked havoc with the scoring.

The Erskine Shield was secured by Alan McLean with a net 73.

Ann Gallacher clinched the ladies title in the fourth consecutive ladies championship with a total of 239 after leading going into the second round.

Ann slipped back entering the final round one shot adrift of runner-up Catherine Dobbie who finished on 242.

Ann’s final round of 79 saved the match, but the honour of the lowest score of the championship was Lorna Armour’s with a wonderful 77 in round 2.

Machrihanish results round-up: Championship course, June 23-30: Texas scramble, June 23: 1:  D.Rankin/S.Campbell/J.MacKinlay/D.Kelly – 54.5, 2: K.Abendroth/O.Morgan/A Laurenson/D.Ratcliff – 56.2.

Thunderer Cup, June 24: 1: Keith Millar 79-13=66, 2: A.M.Stocks 79-11=68; 3: G.McMillan 83-14=69; Scratch: I.Watson 77; Senior: Calum McLean 91-10=81.

Erskine Shield, June 30: 1: Alan McLean 85-12=73; 2: Archibald Berry 91-17=74 (BIH); 3: E.Fletcher 92-18=74 (BIH); Scratch: M.MacAulay 80. June Medal, June 30: Division 1: P.Martin 81-7=74; Division 2: Alan McLean  85-12=73; Division 3: No scores returned.

Pans course, June 16-30. Club Championship 2018: Round 1 June 16: Scratch: Ann Gallacher 79 CSS 68; Handicap: Janeann Reppke 90-22=68 (BIH). Round 2 June 23: Scratch: Lorna Armour 77. CSS 68. Handicap: Janeann Reppke: 89-22=67. Round 3 June 24: Scratch Ann Gallacher 79. CSS 68. Handicap: Seona Martin 84-21=63 (BIH).

Handicap Trophy: Bronze: Janeann Reppke 68+67+66=201; Silver: Catherine Armour 70+72+63=205. Club championship: Winner: Ann Gallacher 79+81+79=239; Runner-up: Catherine Dobbie 80+79+83=242.

June Medal, June 30: Margaret Campbell 84-20=64 CSS 68.

Club captain, Calum MacMillan, presenting the prizes. NO_c28Machrihanish_ladies01;

Club championship winner, Ann Gallacher with club chairman, Callum MacMillan. NO_c28Machrihanish_ladies02;

Catherine Armour, Handicap Trophy Silver, with Callum MacMillan. NO_c28Machrihanish_ladies03;

Handicap Trophy Bronze, Janeann Reppke with Calum MacMillan. NO_c28Machrihanish_ladies04