Wednesday, May 16, 2018



 Gerry Donnachie wins Renfrewshire seniors' title at Kilmacolm

Renfrewshire Golf Union News Release
On a beautiful sunny day once again the Renfrewshire Golf Union played their Seniors Championship on Wednesday, May 16 at the picturesque Kilmacolm Golf Club where the course was set up well by the greenkeeping staff for this major county event.
The event was well supported by a good number of the 24 clubs in the County with 104 players listed and 97 eventually starting.
Round of the day came from one of the late finishers, Gerry Donnachie (Greenock Golf Club), with a net score of 63 playing off 7, which matched the best gross asore of the day, 70 by Brian Adam (Paisley) and Stuart Millar ( Cochrane Castle).
Donnachie's 63 was enough to see him crowned 2018 Renfreshire Seniors Champion.
With this score he won Division 1 by three shots from his nearest challenger.
Gerry is pictured above  right receiving the trophy from Renfrewshire Golf Union official David Manderson.
In Division 2, Greenock Golf Club were again successful with another late finisher, Jim McNeill, claiming the spoils with a round of 79 less 13 for 66, winning this section  by one shot.
The rain earlier in the week had the course in great condition and the fairways, now off preferred lies were tight but fair and the greens were a joy to putt on.
This is the third year that the RGU have successfully played this competition at “The Mini Gleneagles” in Renfrewshire and like the Masters in Augusta we hope we have found a permanent home for the event.
The Renfrewshire Golf Union would like to thank Kilmacolm Golf Club for the use of their facilities to host this event, and to congratulate them on the condition of the course and the in-house facilities provided.

Division 1
Gerry Donnachie – Greenock 70 – 7 - 63 (overall winner)
Danny McNair – Cochrane Castle – 78 – 12 – 66 (b.i.h.)
Bill Millan – Old Course Ranfurly – 77 – 11 - 66
Stuart Armitage – Old Course Ranfurly – 79 – 12 - 67

Division 2
Jim McNeill – Greenock – 79 – 13 - 66
Robert Loftus – Old Course Ranfurly – 82 – 15 - 67
Alan Gray – Whitecraigs – 84 – 16 - 68
George Martin  - Old Course Ranfurly – 88 – 19 – 69

Earlier in the week, on Sunday 13th May, the first round of the Renfrewshire Golf Union Boys Match Play Championship for the Freedman Trophy also took place the Kilmacolm Golf Club, once again in splendid weather.

The first round results were:
Cameron Percy (Caldwell) bt Euan McNeill (Lochwinnoch) 3 and 2
John Jack jnr (Gourock) bt Harry Kellock (Kilmacolm) 2 holes
Aaron McCue (Greenock Whinhill) bt Evan Cole (Elderslie) 5 and 4
Roddy McAuley (Fereneze) bt Patrick McCartney (Greenock) 2 holes

Due to various issues the semi-final and final will again be played at Kilmacolm on Sunday, August 5.


Graham McGee
Press Officer
Renfrewshire Golf Union





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