Last Wednesday saw 33 gents looking to qualify for the Williamson’s Quaich matchplay competition which runs through this week, with the final being played on Saturday during the upcoming Williamson’s Open. It was a breezy start to the day but warm and bright again. Eddie Brown took 3rd spot on nett 67, Pete McKinlay and Stevie Linklater tied on nett 66s with Pete sneaking the win on countback. Good luck to the qualifiers throughout the week.
The August medals were up for grabs on Friday. Again the weather was kind and this certainly reflected in some of the scoring. In the first division Ewan Rendall was second, with the lowest gross on the day, a 71 for nett 67. Stewart Fotheringhame continued his fine season with 72 gross for a nett 64 and 3 shot victory.
The second division had a low turnout of only 3 but this didn’t affect the scoring. Willie Marwick was second on nett 67, but hitting his best ever gross round of 76 for a nett 57, was Andy Kemp taking the medal and the 2 shot hit on his handicap (about time!).
Saturday saw 24 gents, including visitors from Stromness and Guernsey, taking part in the County Show open sweep. In third spot, losing out on countback, was Jon Tait on nett 65 while Brian Corsie’s fine low gross of 70 for a nett 65 claimed second place. Taking first place, with yet another lowest ever competitive score of 71 gross for nett 61, was Brian Kane. Brian is also having an excellent season playing very steadily.
Sunday saw Orkney Golf Club retain the Cupal Cup after the scores in Stromness were tied on 4v4. Stromness retained the Shield in another close match by 4.5 to 3.5. Well done to both winning teams!
This Saturday coming sees the Williamson’s Open taking place over Saturday. This is a stableford format open and entry is through the normal way on the club website.
Back row: Pete McKinlay, Stu Slater, Stu Thomson and Bruce Moar.
Front row: Steven Rendall, Ewan Rendall, Lee Findlay and Michael Schinkel