Friday, March 08, 2013


On a high scoring day, playing to Summer Greens, the Final Round of the Sunday Winter League produced another first time winner.
Mark Graham scored 44 points to win by two, ahead Top of the League challenger Wullie Dyker, who shared second place with Alex Third.
Leading Scores, Winter Stableford League 
Final Round, March 3

Mark Graham (20) 44 pts; Alex Third (16) 42; Wullie Dyker (2) 42;
Euan Ross (7) 41; Brian O'Neill (8) 40; Andy Williamson (13) 39;
Stewart Clark (21) 39.
Stuart Mitchell held on to the top spot for all of the last six weeks to finally clinch the Winter League championship on 16 points. In doing so, he resisted a strong challenge in the final weeks from Stewart Clark and Wullie Dyker who finished three points down in joint second. 
Just behind them was Shelley Johnstone  who was top of the league for several weeks in the early stages and dropped out of the top three only in the final week. Sheena Cruickshank was the next lady in a group of six who shared fifth place, including the first Senior player, Don Hawthorn.

Sunday Stableford, Final Winter League Placings
(after 16 Rounds)
Stuart Mitchell 16 pts; Stewart Clark 13; Wullie Dyker 13;
Shelley Johnstone 12; Sheena Cruickshank 8; Don Hawthorn 8;
Philip Milne 8; John Finnie 8; Keith Watson 8; Alex Third 8.

In Wednesday's Seniors' Stableford Summer greens were in play and the players welcomed their return to Summer Handicaps. Former seniors' captain Zander Kirk, played again in the final group from which was beamed up into a clear first place. His 44 points proved too much for second placed Don Hawthorn, newly returned from his intensive Spring golf practice in the Algarve.

Leading Scores, Seniors' Stableford, March 6Zander Kirk (23) 44 pts; Don Hawthorn (28) 42; Peter Scott (17) 41;
Fred Watson (25) 39; Dave Spowart (21) 39; Graeme Watson (13) 39;
Stan Hepburn (13) 39; Dave Philip (7) 37; Billy Murray (16) 36.

Robert McClymont
Seniors Convener
Newburgh on Ythan Golf Club

01358 723869

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