Around the fairways

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July Medal

Thirty-three Dunaverty members turned out for the July medal in an attempt to qualify for next year’s Muneroy Cup.

Daniel Sargent was the early leader after posting a nett 63.

Ross Sinclair with the best scratch score of the day (66 bih) nudged in front by one shot only to be overtaken by playing partner Tom Campbell, who recorded a nett 58 and looked set to be the winner only to be outscored by octogenarian Sandy Watson.

Calling on all his experience the wily veteran shot an incredible scratch 29 going out and added another 37 on the way back to finish on a nett 56 and secure his place as a Muneroy Cup qualifier.

Result: 1 Sandy Watson 66 – 10 = 56; 2 Tom Campbell 73 – 15 = 58; 3 Danny Halliday 79 – 18 = 61; 4 Ross Sinclair  66 – 4 = 62(bih); 5  Steven Garrett  74 – 12 = 62; 6  Daniel Sargent  81 – 18 = 63.

Club Stableford

On a hot summer’s day with very little breeze to either cool the players or affect play, 18 ladies took to the course to take part in the club Stableford competition.

In the leading group Mairi MacMillan took an early lead on the results’ table with a  respectable 38 points.

This score was matched by Eleanor Hawkins in a following group.

However, Joanna MacSween surpassed this score with an impressive 41 points in her inaugural competition of the year and took first place. Well done to all participants.

Result: 1 Joanna MacSween 41 points; 2 Eleanor Hawkins 38 (bih); 3 Mairi MacMillan 38.

Tapoc Cup

A relatively small field of 23 contested Dunaverty’s Tapoc Cup on a calm hot day.

Neil Barlow had a scrappy front nine of 15 point but more than made up for it on the inward half by amassing a terrific 27 points for a leading score of 42.

This led throughout the day until the last man out, Alan Goddard,  in the evening slot  produced his finest round of the season by clocking up 23 points going out and 22 on the way in to relegate Neil to second place.

The next four players were only separated by one point.

Result: 1 Alan Goddard 45 points; 2 Neil Barlow 42; 3 Daniel Sargent 39 (bih); 4  John Marrison 39; 5 David McGeachy 38(bih); 6 Willie Ralston 38 (bih); 7 Dougie Graham 38.


Archie MacNab Memorial Cup

Another wonderful Saturday at Glenralloch was enjoyed by those who gathered for the second round of the Archie MacNab Memorial Cup.

The course is in all-round superb condition with the greens as good as anywhere just now.

Malcolm McAlpine enjoyed a seven-shot lead going into the second round and although he couldn’t match his incredible first round he managed to add 34 points to give a total of 81.

This gave him a comfortable five-shot victory over Bruce MacNab on 76 and John MacNab on 75.

The best scores on the day were from B MacNab on 38, JS MacNab on 37 bih and Duncan Johnstone 37.

Inveraray Open

Tarbert brothers Bruce and Peter McLean enjoyed success at the Inveraray Open with Bruce edging out Peter on the better inward half to take the scratch prize.

Ladies’ championship

The ladies recently completed their club championship with Angela Vernel coming out top: well done Angela on your success.

Coming up

This Saturday at Glenralloch sees The GolfinScotland Par 3 open take place, the competition is open to both ladies and gents.

The winner will head to Swanston New GC in August for the chance of heading to Sawgrass.

To enter log onto the Tarbert Golf Club website or phone the clubhouse on 01880 820565.