McConnachie claims Dunaverty’s December medal

Alistair McConnachie took first place despite just returning from a three-month absence.
Alistair McConnachie took first place despite just returning from a three-month absence.

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It may have taken place on a cold, damp and breezy day but that did not deter 29 members from taking part in Dunaverty Golf Club’s December medal competition.

Matthew Ralston, having a great day, was first in with a nett 63 to lead the way, only to be overtaken by an in-form Bobby Dalziel who posted a nett 62 and moved into first place.

Later in the morning session, Alistair McConnachie, returning after a three-month absence, hit every fairway with his tee shots and covered the front nine in 32 strokes, to which he added 36 on the inward half, giving him top spot with a nett 60.

Worthy of a mention is 14-year-old Jake MacMillan who, playing alongside Alistair, had an excellent round to finish in fifth place on a nett 63.

Result: 1 Alistair McConnachie 69-8=60, 2 Bobby Dalziel 72-10=62, 3 Matthew Ralston 88-25=63 (bih), 4 Kieran McGeachy 91-28=63, 5 Jake MacMillan 89-26=63, 6 Richard Toner 81-16=65.