Friday, July 21, 2017

Gavin makes hay while the sun shines at

Turriff with a double whammy success

Gavin Hay, second left, and the Morrison Motors team he led to victory in the Turriff pro-am team event.

Highlander Gavin Hay (Grantown-on-Spey), pictured above, came down from the hills to score a double whammy victory in today's pro-am at Turriff Golf Club.

Hay won the first prize of £1,041 with a four-under-par 66 to head a field of 24 pros and he also led the Morrison Motors trio of amateurs to victory in the pro-am with a 15-under-par better ball of 125. The first five pros in that (Hay, G McBain, S Henderson, C Ronald and S Gray), earned £125 each. Which all added up to Gavin's biggest payday on the Tartan Tour this year.
It was Hay's second win of the season, his first coming at Ayr Belleisle last month shortly after he had finished joint second in the Northern Open at Lossiemouth.
Hay had an eagle 3 at the sixth and a birdie at the 13th before a grandstand finish saw him birdie the 16th, 17th and 18th to come home in three-under 31.
His two bogeys came at the fifth and short 15th.
Greig Hutcheon (Paul Lawrie Golf Centre Inchmarlo) and Peterhead's Ross Cameron (Saltire Energy) finished second and third, completing a 1-2-3 by North and North-east pros.
Hutch had seven birdies in his 67. He covered the inward half in 31 strokes but a bogey at the 17th cost him a share of first place although an £833 payslip was a nice consolation prize.
Cameron had a double bogey 7 at the 12th in his 69 which earned him £625.
The three amateurs in the Meldrum Motors winning team with Gavin Hay were Colin Chalmers (handicap 15), Douglas Shand (14) and Graham Fraser (17).

Par 70
66 G Hay (Grantown on Spey) £1,041
67 G Hutcheon (PLGC Inchmarlo) £833.
69 R Cameron (Saltire Energy) £625.
70 G Brown (Montrose Links) £468.
71 G Fox (Clydeway Golf) £375.
72 C Ronald (Carluke), P O'Hara (North Lanarkshire Leisure), S Gray (Lanark), S Binning (Mearns Castle) £253 each.
73 G McBain (Newmachar), S Griffiths (Dunes GC) £166 each.
74 G Still (Turriff), G Forbes (Murcar Links), N Huguet (Musselburgh),C Currie (Caldwell), D Stein (Ranfurly Castle) £125 each.
75 R McConnachie (Peterculter), R Clarke (Golf Dedication Centre), J McCreadie (Largs) £83 each.
76 C McMaster (Downfield) £62.
77 S Henderson (Kings Links), J McGhee (Swanston New).
79 D Grindell (Inverness).
82 C Goodwin (Strathlene).



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