Dunaverty golfers battle weather in monthly medals

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A cool brisk wind didn’t hamper some good scoring in Dunaverty Golf Club’s March medal.

John Docherty and Alan Goddard both returned scores of nett 66 but it was left to the later players to produce a winner in the competition played on Saturday March 20.

Alex Arkell had a great round of 75 to give him a winning nett score of 62. Peter Paterson, one of only two players in the afternoon session, came in with a fine nett 63 to take the runner-up spot.

Last Saturday (March 27), players were back in action for the club’s April medal.

Once again, the weather played a part in keeping scores relatively high – although it was dry, the strong winds made for some interesting decisions regarding club selection.

John Marrison, one of the early starters, posted a nett 66 for the others to chase and it was Neil Brodie who replied with a nett 63 to take the lead.

This held throughout the morning until Lee Mathieson teed off in the afternoon. He coped well with the conditions and returned the best scratch score of the day with a 68, which gave him a nett 61 and a well-earned victory.

Results: March medal: 1 Alex Arkell 75-13=62; 2 Peter Paterson 80-17=63; 3 Don Hardman 78-14=64; 4 Alan Goddard 82-16=66 (bih); 5 John Docherty 74-8=66; 6 Robert Coffield 76-9=67. April medal: 1 Lee Mathieson 68-7=61; 2 Neil Brodie 73-10=63 (bih); 3 John Docherty 71-8=63; 4 Sandy Watson 76-11=65 (bih); 5 Don Hardman 79-14=65; 6 John Marrison 81-15=66.