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After a miserable week of rain, wind and thick fog it was a relief to get a game of golf on Saturday with the monthly Innes Medal. At one point during the day the fog did roll in around midday but it quickly disappeared to leave a pleasant afternoon.

Top nett score of the day came from Captain Sandy Walker with an excellent 60 in Division 3. He just edged ahead of Steve Birss’s 61. Eric Witton was a distant four strokes further behind.

In division 1 Stuart Dempster topped the section with a 61. Callum Mitchell and Willie Pittendreigh were 1 stroke behind in second place.

Scott Reid also had a nett 61 to top Division 2 to beat Denis Daun into second place. Neil Irvine’s 65 was the best scratch score of the day.

Scores: CSS 65 - Div 1 - Stuart Dempster (6) - 61, Callum Mitchell (7), Willie Pittendreigh (10) - 62, Neil Irvine (2), Kenny Duncan (7), Keith Taylor (9) - 63.

Div 2 - Scott Reid (13) - 61, Denis Daun (16) - 62, Brian Thain (14), Peter Nellany (12) - 63, John Stephen (18) - 64.

Div 3 - Sandy Walker (20) - 60, Steve Birss (21) - 61, Eric Whitton (24) - 65, Paul Forster (21) - 66, Jim Adam (20) - 67.

On Monday the juniors had their Open competition. Again the miserable weather returned with strong winds and heavy showers for the early starters. A healthy 37 boys entered the competition which was good considering the weather and that there was a North East District match being played at Portlethen taking away many low handicap golfers.

Visitors collected more than half the prizes with Greg Morrison of Northern taking the top scratch prize with a 73. Scott Murray of Stonehaven was second and he collected the best local scratch trophy.

In Division 1 Jack Stewart of Portlethen beat Liam Davidson into second place with a fine nett 63. Grant Corbett also of Portlethen won Division 2 with a nett 66 to beat Mark McIntosh by 4 strokes.

Scores: (CSS 67) - scr - G Morrison (Northern) - 73, Scott Murray - 75, Grant Robb, A Stewart (Portlethen) - 76. Div 1 (0 - 18) - J Stewart (17) (Portlethen) - 63, Liam Davidson (16) - 65, N Mathers (15) (Slinfold) - 66, K Spence (9) (Portlethen) - 71.

Div 2 (19 - 36) - G Corbett (19) (Portlethen) - 66, Mark McIntosh (20) - 70, G Morrison (20), Lewis Mitchell (29) - 71.

Sam Locke of Stonehaven won the nearest the pin prize at the 18th hole.

Last Wednesday while playing the 198 yard par 3 second hole at Stonehaven, Billy Meldrum had a hole in one using a 4 iron. He was playing with Grant Benton, John Holyhead and Bill Jeffrey.

Members are reminded to get their name in for the men’s open this Saturday.

“Cackhander”