Happy re­turn to the Kirkcud­bright course for Graham

The Galloway News - - READER TRAVEL -

Thir­teen lo­cal golfers and Graham Guthrie from Mal­don, Es­sex, gath­ered at Kirkcud­bright Golf Club on Septem­ber 23 to com­pete for the Shamash Tro­phy.

On a typ­i­cal au­tumn day with the course in su­perb con­di­tion, low scor­ing was ex­pected and the play­ers did not dis­ap­point.

In the morn­ing round, Graham Guthrie, back at the course he knew from his child­hood, re­turned a score of 68 with three birdies and one bo­gey in his out­ward nine of two un­der par 33 and one birdie and two bo­gies com­ing home for a one over par of 35.

David Brodie (New­ton Ste­wart) shot two halves of 36 and 34 for a to­tal of 70 to keep in touch and one shot fur­ther back was young­ster Iain Rae (Dal­beat­tie) with an ex­cel­lent 71.

An­drew Kerr (Crich­ton) had a very good out­ward nine of 34, one un­der par, but lost his way on the in­ward nine with a four over 38 for a to­tal of 72.

In the af­ter­noon Colin Hamil­ton (Stran­raer) pro­duced the best round of the day with a 67 but his morn­ing round of 78 ru­ined his chances of tak­ing home the sil­ver­ware.

Iain Rae lost two shots in the first two holes and was out in 37 but then dropped five shots com­ing home to be round in 76, seven over par.

An­drew Kerr kept the mo­men­tum go­ing from his morn­ing round and signed for a one over par 70, 35 out, 35 in. The ever con­sis­tent David Brodie had a go at catch­ing Graham Guthrie with a two un­der par out­ward nine of 33 but com­ing back was one over and had to set­tle for 68.

Graham Guthrie had three birdies and two bo­geys in his first nine to be out in 34 and his back nine of 35, with a birdie at the last was just enough to give him the ti­tle by one shot. In­di­vid­ual scores 137 Graham Guthrie (Mal­ton) 68, 69 138 David Brodie (New­ton Ste­wart) 70, 68 142 An­drew Kerr (Crich­ton) 72, 70 145 Colin Hamil­ton (Stran­raer) 78, 67 147 Iain Rae (Dal­beat­tie) 71, 76 149 Ross Mur­ray (South­er­ness) 74, 75 152 Dou­glas Bor­land (South­er­ness) 75, 77 154 Greg Blayney (South­er­ness) 74, 78 154 Lee McMichael (Thorn­hill) 77, 77 155 Michael Grun­well (D&G) 75, 80 157 Rob­bie McBeth (Lochmaben) 76, 81 161 Nathan Wat­son (Kirkcud­bright) 83, 78 NR John Picken (Kirkcud­bright) 75, NR NR C Hill (D&G) 74, NR

Graham re­ceived the Shamash Tro­phy from Jon Gibb­sSmith, cap­tain of Kirkcud­bright Golf Club, and Don­ald Shamash.

Prize awarded The pho­to­graph shows Graham be­ing pre­sented with the Shamash Tro­phy by Jon Gibbs-Smith, cap­tain of Kirkcud­bright Golf Club, and Don­ald Shamash

Kirkcud­bright The club held the Loch Arthur tour­na­ment on Sat­ur­day, Septem­ber 22. The com­pe­ti­tion was won by John Picken and Philip Broatch. John is pic­tured re­ceiv­ing the tro­phy from tour­na­ment or­gan­iser, Don­ald Shamash.

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