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