The Oban Times - - Sport -

THE re­cent Tober­mory Open week­end could hardly have started in less aus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances when tor­ren­tial rain and flood­ing de­layed the start of the com­pe­ti­tion for the Macbrayne Cup (scratch) and the Willy MacAl­lis­ter me­mo­rial tro­phy (hand­i­cap). Com­peti­tors set out late af­ter­noon in damp con­di­tions and the later play­ers fin­ished in near dark­ness.

Satur­day’s overnight leader was 15 year- old Lewis Brown, whose 67 put down a marker that was to spur on some of the best scor­ing seen on the sec­ond day of the tour­na­ment. Lewis's lead was eroded bit by bit by 18 year- old Wil­liam MacCrone, who set out seven shots adrift but, with a hole in one at the 16th, re­duced the lead to 2 shots.

Lewis held his nerve over the last two holes to win the MacBrayne Cup as Wil­liam claimed a new course record be­com­ing the first player to break par on the course.

Keep­ing things in the fam­ily, Graham Brown re­turned a life­time best 67 to claim the Willy MacAl­lis­ter Cup and a bot­tle of Whisky do­nated by the late Willy’s Un­cle Alec.

Club cap­tain, Ewan MacCrone, could take right­ful pride in el­der son’s achieve­ment of the course record and also his younger son Ross’s sec­ond place hand­i­cap with a Sun­day round of 59 Net.

Re­sults: MacBrayne Cup - (scratch) 1 Lewis Brown 134; 2 Wil­liam MacCrone 136; 3 Graham David­son 144. Willy MacAl­lis­ter Cup - 1 Graham Brown 124; 2 Ross MacCrone 129; 3 Paul Brown134. Best 18 on Sun­day Lewis Wil­shire net 63.

Gents Au­gust Medal, 1st Ewan MacCrone 70- 08- 62,2nd Wil­liam MacCrone 66- 04- 62,3rd Graham David­son 72- 06- 66

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