Monday, August 17, 2015

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It is not often that a player dominates an event but this was certainly the case for Kilmacolm’s Paul Reilly at the Renfrewshire Golf Union Stroke Play Championship at Cochrane Castle Golf Club.  His opening round comprised six birdies, three in each half, and twelve pars for a first round 65 to lead by six over local member Derek Anderson.  Any suggestion that Paul would allow others into the contest was negated as he strolled to one under par playing the eighteenth where he carelessly bogied for a level par second round and an eight shot lead over Derek who shared second place with Paul Alexander from Caldwell.
Leading scores:
Paul Reilly (Kilmacolm) – 65 – 71 = 136
Paul Alexander (Caldwell) – 73 -71 = 144
Derek Anderson (Cochrane Castle) – 71 – 73 = 144
Jack Currie (Greenock) – 74 – 71 = 145

The final stages of the Renfrewshire Golf Union Match Play Championship took place in excellent weather at Cochrane Castle Golf Club with the challenging course set up well for the remaining four contestants.   
First up were Bonnyton’s David Dickson and sixteen year old Jamie Sinammon from Greenock Whinhill.  David dominated the early stages and was five up after six holes.  However, Jamie responded well and had reduced the deficit to three by the turn.  He further reduced this to two but, after a brave fight back, he lost two and one.
Jack Currie (pictured) from Greenock won this title two years ago at East Renfrewshire at age fourteen which was an amazing achievement.  His semi final opponent was Alan Kelly whose home course advantage came to the fore at the difficult first to go one up.  Jack struggled to keep in the game in the early holes but soon commenced a hot putting streak which broke Alan’s heart and saw Jack finish three under par for a five and four victory.
In the final, Dickson birdied the first and was one up with six to play.  A par from Jack saw the match level and the magic putter was back at the fourteenth where a fifteen foot putt gave him a two and a one hole lead.  Pars at the next two were good enough for a three and two victory.  There is little doubt that no one in the past has had two County Championships at the age of sixteen.



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