There was a healthy turnout of 19 pairings and 33 singles competitors for the first winter competition of the year. Golfers were treated to mild conditions over the weekend coupled with a testing wind on Saturday.
Jim Lonie found the conditions to his liking going round in a level par 66 giving him 44 points off his handicap of 8. This gave him a huge winning margin of 5 points over Duncan Cursiter and Steve McGhie. Ian Smith was a further point behind.
Leading singles scores - Jim Lonie(8) - 44pts, Steve McGhie(5), Duncan Cursiter(11) - 39, Ian Smith(8) - 38, Mike Rendall(12), Frank Urquhart(11), Chris Taylor(5) - 37, Terry Middleton(7), Ray Napier(18), Graeme Docherty(5) - 36, Alex Geddes(12), Brian Reid(17), Bill Chalmers(14) - 35, Donald Mitchell(13), Ivan Groundwater(16) - 34.
In the doubles competition clear winners in the handicap section were Kevin Duguid and Ewen Campbell with a nett 56 giving them a two stroke win over Alister Barnett & Tom Simpson and Ian Hastie & John Starrs. There was a three way tie in the scratch section between Stewart Allsop & Brian Lawson, Kevin Riddell & Ross McAllan and Stuart Dempster & Barry McGillivray with a 65.
Leading scratch scores - Stewart Allsop & Brian Lawson, Kevin Riddell & Ross McAllan, Stuart Dempster & Barry McGillivray - 65, Neil Irvine & Harry Roulston, Gordon Adamson(on his own) - 66, Kenny Duncan & Ian Wood - 67.
Leading handicap scores - Kevin Duguid(12) & Ewen Campbell(10) - 56, John Starrs(11) & Ian Hastie(11), Alister Barnett(13) & Tom Simpson(14) - 58, Craig McKay(6) & Jim Hepburn(10), Stewart Allsop(5) & Brian Lawson(7), John Neal(14) & Douglas Henderson(7) - 59, Stuart Dempster(5) & Barry McGillivray(3) - 60, Kenny Duncan(5) & Ian Wood(9), Kevin Riddell(4) & Ross McAllan(4) - 61, George Deans(17) & Gordon McHardy(11), Gordon Adamson(4)(on his own), Neil Irvine(2) & Harry Roulston(5), Gordon Lamont(6) & Fiona Lamont(4), Jim Adam(16) & Roland Samuel(15) - 62.
Junior winter league scores - Cameron Davidson(8) - 39pts, Mason Jenkins(11) - 37.
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Weather for Montrose
Friday 24 May 2013
Temperature: 4 C to 11 C
Wind Speed: 22 mph
Wind direction: North east
Temperature: 6 C to 13 C
Wind Speed: 9 mph
Wind direction: South