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Currie proves hot stuff in Black Isle Open Challenge Cup


By Will Clark


Fortrose golfer Ross Currie claimed victory in the MacGregor Industrial Supplies Black Isle Open Challenge Cup.

Successes at the Black Isle Open - left to right scratch winner Ross Currie, Ewan Reid (Inverness) and Newton Cup winner Jack Mann.
Successes at the Black Isle Open - left to right scratch winner Ross Currie, Ewan Reid (Inverness) and Newton Cup winner Jack Mann.

Currie, who has a handicap of two, returned the best card of the day, a three under par 67.

His second card of 74 to record a total of 141 was enough to hold off the challenge of Fortrose golfer Lewis Reid on 142 and Falkirk’s Jamie Lynch 143 for third place.

Defending champion Chris Gaittens of Fortrose finished a disappointing fourth with 146.

Currie also received the Isa Ross Cup for best local player.

Inverness Golf Club member Ewan Reid won the handicap event with an aggregate score of 136.

He hitting 72 in the first round before recording 64 in the second round.

Also scoring 136 were Fortrose golfers John Mann (70/66) and Rory Bushnell (69/67).

But Reid took the trophy due to having a better second round competition.

In the Seniors Open Stableford competition, Rob MacNab from Buckpool won the scratch to fourteen handicap section with 40 points.

He scored a point more than former Black Isle stroke play winner Dods Krzyanowski.

Rossie MacDonald won the higher section with 37 points and runner up Mike Turner of Ullapool with 36 points.

Surrey golfer David Corben lifted the Sinclair Cup at the 36 hole stroke-play event at Royal Dornoch.

A level par 70 from Steven Scott and Luke Jennings were the best of the day.

But after four handicapper Corben’s opening 71 he proved his worth with a second round 74 for a winning 145 aggregate.

Jenning’s second round level par 70 for 146 earned him second place on count back from Steven Park (72/74)

Craig MacKay’s score of 147 won the confined Taylor Bullock Salver for best local.



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