IN LAST Saturday’s Selkirk Open competition heavy intermittent thundery showers broke up play throughout the day, but one man remained unaffected.
Holing putts from hither and yon, Ian Cooper, with a best-ever round, deservedly took the cup, a hefty voucher and a slash in his handicap, which almost took the smile off his face.
Results – Selkirk Open Overall winner: J. R. Cooper, nett 60.
Class A: 1, D. A. Heard 63; 2, A. McVie 65; 3, I. Clark 65; 4, B. Carruthers 65. Scratch: 1, B. Graham (Kelso) 67; 2, L. McAllister 69.
Class B: 1, J. Farrell 68; 2, R. Forrest 68; 3, M. Scott 71. Scratch: 1, E. Middlemas 81; 2, J. Coyle 83.
Class C: 1, R. J. Wilson 66; 2, I. Potts 72; 3, I. Wilkie 78. Scratch: 1, J. Brady 87.
Twos: D. A. Heard, S. Cummings, P. W. Henderson, M. S. Robertson, J. Easson, S. McElrath, I. Clark, N. Purves, J. Farrell, L. McAllister. – A.M.
LADIES’ captain Martine Pow showed the rest of the field a clean pair of heels in the silver division of the July Medal, as she equalled the course record, which she holds, with an amazing 62.
On a rich vain of form over the last few weeks, Martine was the closest she’d been to beating her record, just missing out on the two needed at the last for a 61.
In the bronze division, Lynne Robertson made up for her disappointment of finishing as runner-up in the bronze final last week to take the honours with a nett 72. Martine was joined by Carol Purves in collecting the twos money.
The ladies would like to thank Buccleuch Cleaners for their sponsorship of the medal.
CORRECTION: Last week’s Wee Paper reported that Fergus McKerracher had won the Under-18 Junior Championship. In fact Hamish Robinson was the winner – he beat Fergus in the final.
There will be a free coaching session at the club next Tuesday, starting at 9.45am. Murray Cleghorn will begin with the short game at the clubhouse then the juniors will play a nine-hole Texas Scramble.
This coaching session is open to any junior, member or non-member, see junior noticeboard for more details.
LADIES’ Monthly Medal: silver, J. Cambridge 82 (14) 68; bronze, V. Geoghegan 95 (22) 73. Hole in One: V. Geoghegan.
Seasons Cup A class: 1, B. Fotheringham 84 (14) 70; A. Brunton 82 (12) 70; J. MacKenzie 79 (8) 71. B class: B. Caswell 84 (16) 68; B. Brydon 88 (19) 69; N. Stevens 91 (20) 71. Twos: B. Brydon, W. Davis, S. Helliwell, B. Shuttleworth and S. Watson.
Entries are now being taken at reception for the Four-player Team, Junior Open, Ladies Open Greensomes and Seniors Open. Please call 01750 32711.