Friday, May 11, 2018

LAMOND'S SECOND ROUND 72 WINS HIM THE

SENIOR GOLD MEDAL AT WINDY TAIN

By ALASDAIR MACGREGOR
Three players - Niall Lamond (Tantallon) 75 72, George G Paterson (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) 72 75, and Robert Smith (Nairn) 71 76 - jointly headed the field on seven-over-par 147 (one stroke higher than last year's winning total) on another windy day at Tain for the conclusion of the Scottish Senior Golf Society's North of Scotland Open.
Lamond won the gold medal by virtue of his better second round 72.  Niall had bogeys at the second, fifth and seventh, as well as a double bogey 6 at the ninth, but birdies at the sixth, 16th and 18th helped him to a best of the day round of two-over 72 (38-34). 
Paterson bogeyed the second, third, 10th, 11th, 14th and 16th before birdieing the 18th for a share of the pole position with halves of 37-38
  Robert Smith birdied the 12th, but a double bogey at the fifth and bogeys at the eighth, 13th, 14th, 17th and 18th gave him two halves of 38 and denied him outright victory.
Four players shared  fourth place on 149 - David Pearson (Royal Dornoch), John Fraser (Royal Burgess), Richard Johnston (Glenbervie) and Maurice Lindsay (Broughty) (72,77). 
Overnight leader Ronnie Clark (Erskine) slipped to 8th place after returning an uncharacteristic. birdie-less 81 (39-42) to add to his opening round of 70.
The bronze medal for leading handicap score was won by Alastair Stoddart (Royal Dornoch), playing off seven, with net rounds of 74 and 69 for a total of 143.
So how tough were the conditions for this year's tournament? The number of players whor retired during it or had No Returns totalled 15.

 FINAL TOTALS
par 140 (2x70) SSS 72 CSS (Rd 1) 74 75
147 N Lamond (Tantallon) 75 72, G G Paterson (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) 72 75, R W Smith (Nairn) 71 76 (Lamond won with best second round of three.
149 D Pearson (Royal Dornoch) 77 72, R Johnston (Glenbervie) 73 76, J A Fraser (Royal Burgess) 76 73, M Lindsay (Broughty) 72 77
151 R Clark (Erskine) 70 81
152 J McDonald (Cowglen) 77 75, L Gordon (Turnhouse) 76 76, N Robson (Meldrum House0 75 77
153 M Ferries (Tain) 75 78, I Brotherston (Dumfries and Co) 74 79, L Chancellor (Inverness) 74 79.
155 G Tough (Edzell) 80 75, D Hart jun (Downfield) 78 77, N Dyce (Strathmore) 77 78, J McArthur (St Andrews New) 75 80, T Anderson (Downfield) 75 80, G C Barrie (Callander) 71 84, T McLevy (Blairgowrie) 77 78
156 G Bell (Downfield) 77 79, D Hamilton) 74 82, J Johnston (Northumberland) 76 80.
157 R Jenkins (Royal Troon) 81 76, A Stoddart (Royal Dornoch) 81 76, G Grimmer (Nigg Bay) 679 78, A Michie (Crail) 78 79.
158 G MacDonald (Glenbervie) 75 83, A Belford (Prestwick St Nicholas) 75 83. C Wilson (Ladybank) 82 76
159 K Reilly (Silverknowes) 83 76, J L S Kinloch (Cardross) 82 77, G J Rodaks (Pitreavie) 80 79, J Gullen  (Tillicoultry) 80 79, S Finnie (Caledonian) 79 80, I Christie (Mortonhall) 78 81, L Blair (Grangemouth) 81 78
160 S Wilson (Inverness) 83 77, S Drysdale(Leven) 81 79, R Lumsden (Edzell) 81 79, S Henderson (Hamilton) 79 81, I Stewart (Glenbervie) 78 82, D Shields (Glenearn) 80 80, T Stafford (unatt) 80 80
161 J Archibald (Luffness New) 85 76, K Renton (Lundin) 80 81.
162 A T Campbell (Murcar Links) 83 79, D A Taylor (St Andrews New) 81 81, R Craw (Glenbervie) 80 82, K Cooper (Canada) 82 80.
163 D Nelson (Aboyne) 83 80, G Mackie (Ladbyank) 81 82, A K Helm (Merchants of Edinburgh) 81 82, A J Smith (Duff House Royal) 80 83.
164 I Jeen (St Andrews New) 84 80, K Ross (Glasgow) 80 84
165 M Buchan (Cruden Bay) 85 80, T Cannon (Baberton) 81 84
166 J Emslie (Royal Aberdeen) 83 83
167 G Urie (Ranfurly Castle) 82 85, J Yuille (Royal Burgess) 81 86.
168 D R Campbell (Ratho Park) 87 81, D J Smith (Stirling) 85 83, N Whitehead (Kemnay) 83 85, J Russell (Goose Creek) 75 93.
169 S Rowell (North Berwick) 78 91
170 S G Milne (Elgin) 84 86
171 W Barclay (Downfield) 87 84
174 G T Black (Royal Burgess) 87 82, D MacDougall (Royal Dornoch) 85 89, D Ireland (Craigielaw) 83 91
176 E Robertson (Stirling) 92 84.
177 J Strang (Banchory) 85 93.
178 D Vass (Tain) 93 84
180 P B Kinloch (Cardross) 88 92.
182 D Halkerston (St Andrews New) 92 90
187 N Chisholm (Kemnay) 90 97.

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