Trio turn up the heat in battle for winter honours

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A CONTENDER for most improved player during the winter months must include new boy Hugh MacDonald – third equal in last weekend’s competition.

Other candidates in the running for this award are Ian Wilkie, who shared first place, and veteran Gerald Beggs, improving from 40 for his first nine holes to 30 for his second nine on Saturday for his share of top spot.

However, there was no sign of improvement from Tug Wilson who started the new year with a 10 at the first.

Results: 1 (equal), I. Wilkie and G. Beggs nett 30; 3 (equal), L. McAllister, L. Rutherford and H. MacDonald 31.

There were an amazing 13 twos over the weekend. Billy MacDonald had three and Andy Webster recorded two. More modestly, D. Beveridge, P. Henderson, L. Rutherford, R. Douglas, A. Pickersgill, N. Roxburgh, R. J. Wilson and L. McAllister had only one. All win golf balls courtesy of Murray Cleghorn.

THE WOLL

Winter League (Round Five): 1, R. McDougall 38 points; 2, C. Tait 37; 3, S. Cambridge 37. Twos: S. Cambridge.

Round 6: 1, N. Allinson 40 points; 2, S. Batchelor 38; 3, C. Pritchard 33. Twos: S. Batchelor.

Round 7: 1, J. MacKenzie 41 points; 2, A. Henderson 40; 3, S. Batchelor 38. Twos: W. Davis, A. Henderson, J. MacKenzie, K. McDougall.

Round 8: 1, B. Pettie 39 points; 2, A. Lindores 32; 3, J. MacKenzie 31. Twos: J. MacKenzie, B. Pettie.

Round 9: 1, B.Pettie 39 points; 2, K. McDougall 38; 3, A. Henderson 38. Twos: A. Henderson, K. McDougall.

December league winner (sponsored by members Bruce and Rose), A. Henderson.