Hei­d­bangers’ out­ing to Ar­ran

Campbeltown Courier - - SPORT -

A party of Du­naverty’s Hei­d­bangers made their 12th an­nual trip to the isle of Ar­ran to com­pete for the Ar­ran Tro­phy over three days. Sandy Watson, in a bid to win the tro­phy for the sec­ond time, made his in­ten­tions clear from the start by record­ing 27 points in round one over the 12-hole Shiskin course and fol­lowed this up with 26 in round two while bat­tling with wind and rain. This put him six points clear of Malcolm Ron­ald, who was play­ing the course for the first time. Day two dawned hot and still and Sandy con­tin­ued his win­ning streak with 29 in the first round and 23 in the sec­ond. Wil­lie Ralston moved into sec­ond place with the help of a win­ning score of 28 in the sec­ond round to add to his 20 in the morn­ing round, but 16 adrift of Sandy. The fi­nal day was a scorcher and the play­ers were ham­pered by swarms of midges. Don Hard­man took the hon­ours in round five by beat­ing Sandy on the in­ward half, both achiev­ing 28 points. At this stage it looked as if Sandy was home and dry, and this proved to be the case in the last round where he recorded 24. Wil­lie Ralston and Don Hard­man both had 29 points in this round, but Wil­lie won this one by hav­ing a bet­ter in­ward half. The mem­bers of the group thor­oughly en­joyed the trip and look for­ward to re­turn­ing next year.

Du­naverty’s Hei­d­bangers on the first tee with pre­vi­ous win­ner Ste­wart McGougan pre­sent­ing the tro­phy to Sandy Watson.

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