Monday, June 11, 2018


The County Handicap Championship of the Renfrewshire Golf Union was held at Paisley Golf Club on Sunday 10 June.

Playing conditions on the day were good with fine weather and little wind. The course was in immaculate condition as commented on by most of the players.

The winner of the 6 – 12 event was 11 handicap Darren Nugent – Eastwood Golf Club with an incredible net 62 and the best gross score of the day by 4 shots. The round included and eagle 3 at 16 and birdies at 3 and 8, but finished with 2 bogeys. Some shooting at this level.

In second place was 8 handicap East Renfrewshire Golf Club member Stuart McPhail with a net 69.

Third place went to 10 handicap Chris Rae – Paisley Golf Club with a net 70, and Fourth place went to another Paisley Golf Club member Bob Holmes with a net 71 off his 6 handicap, beating 3 others on the same score on the better inward half.

In the 13 - 28 event, 3 players tied with a net score of 67 all from the Paisley Golf Club who dominated this event.

First place went to 13 handicap Gordon McKilnley and Second place to 13 handicap  Paul Nicholson and Third place to 15 handicap Ross McLean

Fourth place went to15 handicap Gordon Manley – Lochwinnoch Golf Club with a net 69.

A total of 93 competitors took part and the CSS for the day was 72.

Full results of the event can be found under Renfrewshire Golf Union on How did I Do.

The courtesy of Paisley Golf Club given to the Renfrewshire Golf Union for the use of the course during the event and the support of the club members of the Renfrewshire Golf Union is much appreciated by the RGU Executive.

On the same day, at Renfrew Golf club the semi-finals and Final of the Duncan Trophy were being played out. This is the Renfrewshire Youths Match Play Championship.

In the semi-finals Stewart Watt – Old Ranfurly defeated Euan Cleary Erskine by 2/1 and

Craig Pirie – Renfrew defeated Colin Edgar – Elderslie also by 2/1, both matches being close fought affairs.

In the Final Stewart Watt defeated Craig Pirie at the 19th in what proved to be a titanic struggle between 2 of Renfrewshire’s finest young golfers. The game was nip and tuck but the in form Watt prevailed in the end. This means he has added this to the County Mens Match Play Championship and the Youths Stroke Play Championship and it is still early season.

On the same day following the first round on Saturday 9th June, at the Stephen Gallagher Tournament at Cardrona Renfrewshire boys occupied 3 of the top5 places.

Josh Greer finished 2nd, Roddy McAuley 3rd and Aidan O’Hagan 5th, well done to the boys on a great performance.

Graham McGee
Press Officer
Renfrewshire Golf Union



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