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Badenoch golfers enjoy soaring temperatures

By Tom Ramage

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It was another busy week at Kingussie Golf Club, with temperatures soaring over the weekend.

Over 80 ‘Seniors’ at 55+ took to the course on Tuesday with wind and heavy rain forecast.

Fortunately the rain slipped past, leaving the fairways and more importantly the competitors to enjoy a fine day on the course.

The competition saw Laurie Chancellor claim an excellent victory in the scratch competition. Laurie also finished second in Division 1 with a nett score of 66, Kevin Green coming out on top with 64 and Ewan Donaldson finishing in third place with 68

Reports from around the strath's courses are published in today's Strathy
Reports from around the strath's courses are published in today's Strathy

In division 2 Kenny Russell was first with a nett score of 66 and Ian Smillie second on the same score. Alan Morton came third, having posted a nett score of 67.

In division 3, George Grant was victorious with a score of 64 which Jeff Loughlin, in second place was able to match, with Alan Taylor third, having carded a nett score of 68.

Robert Munro came out on top in the Men’s Midweek Medal with an excellent nett score of 63. Ian J Clark was two shots behind on 65 and both Willie Fraser and Willie Ross a further two shots behind, with nett scores of 67.

Gary Munro came out on top in Saturday’s June Medal with a nett score of 68 despite Ryan Borthwick and Simon Lieper also carding the same score. It must have been a strong finish from Gary.

In the ladies section it was Janice Grant’s turn to claim victory in this week’s Stableford competition with an excellent score of 36. She was closely followed by Teresa McQuade with 33 and Anne Nield and Mari MacWilliam who both scored 31 points.

Sunday saw the Men’s 3 Person Texas Scramble Open take place, with a win for Keith Hunter, Don Hargreaves and William Hargreaves, who were representing Kingussie & Nairn Dunbar, registering a score of 55.7.

Second place went to Finlay Doig, Ewan Campbell and Andy Park from Kirremuir with a score of 56.9 and in third place were Greg Yeats, Stephen Borthwick and Mike Sutton, representing Kingussie & Elgin with a score of 57.

A busy week with much more to look forward to throughout the coming season.

Boat of Garten: (See Thursday's Strathy for weekly report) Stableford (June 2) R MacLean (19) 41 pts; R Lyon (12) 40 pts; G H Hay (2) 37 pts; R Proud (14), G Philip (21), S Taylor (11) 35 pts; P Downs (2) 33 pts.

Ladies 9-Hole Competition (June 6) – A Joy (15) 17 pts BL9; S Philpott (20) 17 pts; M Simpson (10) 16 pts; V

Dykes (12) 15 pts; A Mitchell (15), J Kerr (20) 14 pts.

Seniors Stableford (June 1) P Haywood (19) 39 pts; C Gibson (25), J Dingwall (17) 38 pts; A Boxx (18), R

Palmer (34) 37 pts.

Ladies Stableford (June 1) E Semple (32) 38 pts; S Hendrie (17) 36 pts; J Clark (21) 35 pts; A Joy (30) 32 pts;

P MacGillivray (26) 31 pts; C Thompson (29), L Coles (35) 30 pts

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