Machrihanish Golf Club results

Golf round-up.

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The Thomson Open – Saturday, July 17

Some early morning sea mist delayed the early starters teeing off on the Championship Course in the Thomson Open but it wasn’t long before the sun was burning the mist away and play commenced.

Conditions were once again favourable to good with a light westerly breeze and Vice Captain Darren Kelly took full advantage recording a blistering eight-under-par 62, including, amazingly, two eagles, one at the long 12th and a great two at the last, to take the first prize in a comprehensive manner.

Runner-up was Murdo McLean while James Semple took third place, narrowly beating Andrew Patrizio on the better inward half rule.

The scratch prize winner with a superb one-under-par 69 was Bobby Willan, and the runner up was George MacMillan. Third scratch went to David Lamont and fourth place went to Alan O’Neil.

The Thomson Open remembers the Thomson family of Machrihanish and their
long association with and contribution to the club, both on a professional and
amateur basis.

Keeping up the strong family link, the ladies’ handicap prize went to Catherine Dobbie with a superb nine-under-par 63 while Elizabeth Casey took the scratch prize with an excellent score of 80.

In the seniors’ section, Ian MacKinnon emerged victorious with a 73.

The longest drive at the first was won by Martin McGhie, nearest the pin at the fourth by S Ewing, nearest the pin at the 15th by Findlay Ross while Darren Kelly added
to his prize collection with the nearest to the pin in two at the 18th.

Ladies’ Charity Open – Sunday, July 18

The Ladies’ Charity Open over the Pans course was played in fine warm weather conditions with a light westerly wind and frequent sunny intervals.

The Stableford format resulted in some great scores with S Martin claiming victory
with a tremendous 46 points.

Runner-up was Helen Samborek with third place going to Jennifer Smart and Lorna Cook in fourth.

The nearest to the pin prize was won by Ann Gallacher with the Silver Long Drive prize won by Catherine Armour and the Bronze Long Drive won by Laura Finlayson.

July midweek Stableford – Wednesday, July 14

The July Stableford competition, played in light winds and overcast skies, resulted in some excellent scoring with Iain Reid recording victory with a magnificent 48 points, equivalent to 12-under-par stroke play.

The ladies’ winner was Pia Davies with a fine score of 42 points.

Ladies’ nine-hole Stableford – Wednesday, July 14

The ladies’ mid-week Stableford competition, played over nine holes, was won by Morag McLean with a fine score of 21 points.