Busy week at golf club

Heavy showers and strong winds throughout the day caused the Centenary Trophy competition to be cancelled at Stonehaven Golf Club on Saturday. This has been rearranged for 2nd July along with the monthly Innes Medal.

This is a busy week at the club with the Ladies playing the first and second rounds of their club championship on Tuesday and Thursday with the final round on Sunday. The men start their club championship this weekend with first and second rounds on Saturday and Sunday.

Stonehaven recently went to Peterculter in the Deeside League and got a hard earned 3-3 draw. Winners on the night were Brian Lawson & Eric Dickie, Mark Rollo & Graham Garden and Chris Taylor & Colin Arthur. There are two more matches to play - Lumphanan at home and Braemar away.

On Sunday the boys went to Peterculter to play their junior pennant semi-final against Inverallochy. Despite half the team never playing the course before they continued their excellent pennant form and emerged victors by 5 wins to 1. Scott Murray and Josh Halliday were always just ahead in their match and emerged 2 & 1 winners. Ross McAllan and Kevin Riddell produced sparkling golf and only lost one hole in their excellent 8 & 7 win. Grant Robb and Sam Wright had a topsy turvy match and eventually won on the last green thanks to a birdie from Sam. Connor Douglas and Kiefer Brown had a fairly even first half but pulled away in the second half to win comfortably by 5 & 4. Mason Jenkins and Mark McIntosh were always ahead in their match and won by 3 & 2. The only blip on the day came in Liam Davidson and Cameron Davidson’s match. Despite playing well they could not get the better of opposition who seemed to hole everything on the greens.

This is Stonehaven’s fourth time in the pennant final. They won the competition in 1988 and 1990 and lost a recent final in 2005. The team will now play Deeside in the final on Sunday at Peterculter.

Ross Anderson and Scott Murray are doing well in the Paul Lawrie scratch matchplay competition. After receiving a bye in the first round defending champion Scott Murray went to Lumphanan on Saturday and beat Marc Lawerence at the 19th hole in miserable conditions. Ross also received a bye in the first round and he also won his second round match away to Liam Allan of Banchory at the 19th hole.

Junior stroke/Hector Dey qualifier results: 57 - Connor Douglas (14), 58 - Grant Robb (8), 63 - James Arandia (36), Kiefer Brown (17), 64 - Lewis Mitchell (36), 65 - Kevin Riddell (6), 66 - Scott Murray (4), 68 - Ross McAllan (6), Josh Halliday (5).