Peterculter 23 October 2019
The temperature gauge read 12 degrees Celsius but a strong breeze brought a chill factor to proceedings and also kept scores at a surprisingly moderate level compared to recent events. With the very last shot of the day, a nerve wracking 2 foot putt secured first place for Newmachar’s John Duff with a level par 71, just pipping fellow professionals Phil McLean and Sam Kiloh by one shot. Kemnay 4 handicapper Craig Angus split those two with the third 72 of the day. An excellent round.
Robert Lamb grabbed one of the last remaining membership places today (membership now full which is a very encouraging sign for the North East Alliance in terms of sustainability!) and proceeded to win the Class 1 Handicap section with a very commendable net 69 playing off 7. Craig Angus would have been first with a net 68 but sadly for him, only one prize can be won on the day! Brian Ritchie from Inverallochy could have won two prizes also with a 73 (4) 69 but will settle for the higher value second place in the handicap section.
Class 2 Handicap section provided less work for the Prizewinners Committee with local lad Jim Scott splitting asunder the field with a net 66, gross 77. Home advantage, clearly. (Fellow member Rod MacDonald’s net 69 in second place proved the point).
71 John Duff (Newmachar)
72 Phil McLean (Peterhead), Craig Angus (Kemnay), Sam Kiloh (Portlethen)
73 Ross McConnachie (Peterculter)
Class 1 Handicap
69 Robert Lamb (Newmachar) (7), Brian Ritchie (Inverallochy) (4), Donny Adam (Kemnay) (5), Colin Redman (Aboyne) (8)
71 Richie Davidson (Caledonian) (6)
Class 2 Handicap
66 Jim Scott (Peterculter) (11)
69 Rod MacDonald (Peterculter) (11)
70 Richard Ruddiman (Royal Aberdeen) (9), Brian Munro (Newmachar) (15)
71 Willie Skene (Deeside) (9)