Paul Moultrie (Royal Troon) and Aberdeen businessman Nick Robson (Meldrum House)shared top place with one-under-par 36 hole aggregates of 141 in the Scottish Seniors Golfing Society Sprint Meeting at Monifieth Links, sponsored by McCrea Finacial Services, which finished on Friday 28th April.
(Report courtesy of the Cal Carson Golf Agency)
Robson, who won the event 12 months ago, had to come from behind with an excellent second-round 67 (34-33), which included five birdies, including the par-5 18th, to tie with his +2 handicap rival from Ayrshire.
Moultrie, who had a 70 in the second round having led the field after day one., did well to recover from a double bogey 6 at the third and a bogey at the fourth. He had four birdies, three of them in succession (12-13-14) in an inward 32.
They headed a field of 141 players, possibly the strongest field to play an SSGS event, with 26 players having a handicap of scratch or better.
Thursday's strong wind had died down to a gentle breeze and scoring conditions were a bit easier. Play offs and better second rounds do not apply to SSGS events, and the Order of Merit points and prize money are shared.
Maurice Lindsay (Broughty), Stewart Henderson (Hamilton) and Mike Rust (Tillicoultry) shared third place on 146.
The Bronze Medal for best net score was won by five-handicap Keith McAllister (South Shields) with a total of 141. Colin Halcrow (Windyhill) (4) and Mike Hall (Stirling) (7) shared second place on 142.
Wilson Morton (Dunbar) had a hole in one at the 14th (158yd) hole, using a seven-iron.
German golf company JuCad have donated a top quality electric trolley to the Society as a hole in one prize for the 2017 events. In the event that further holes in one are scored this season, there will be a draw after finals day.
Leading final scores :-
Par 142 (2x71). SSS 72 CSS 74 73
141 - N Robson (Meldrum House) 74 67, P Moultrie (Royal Troon) 71 70.
146 - M Lindsay (Broughty) 76 70, S Henderson (Hamilton) 73 73, M Rust (Tillicoultry) 75 71.
147 - I Brotherston (Dumfries and Co) 75 72, D Shields (Glenearn) 75 72, L Chancellor (Inverness) 72 75, G Bell (Downfield) 72 75, D Hamilton (Mortonhall) 73 74, J McArthur (St Andrews New) 73 74.
148 - G Tough (Edzell) 76 72, R Jenkins (Royal Troon) 75 73.
149 - B Humble (Kilspindie) 79 70, R W Smith (Nairn) 77 72, G MacDonald (Glenbervie) 74 75.
Other Ayrshire scores :-
154 - B Bingham (Royal Troon) 77 77
155 - G Cochran (Irvine Ravenspark) 76 79
156 - T Sirel (Largs) 80 76.
158 - D J Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie) 79 79