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East Kilbride golfer is on top at 18-Hole Open at Tain

By Will Clark

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GORDON Sangster came out on top at his debut at Tain Golf Club as he lifted the Global Port Services 18-Hole Open last weekend.

Gordon Sangster won at Tain.
Gordon Sangster won at Tain.

The Cathkin Braes Golf Club greenkeeper proved to good for the rest of the field as he lifted the title by two shots.

He completed the course in a round of 66, two shots ahead of Inverness Golf Club member David Joel and five ahead of Alness’s Connor Hall and Royal Dornoch’s Daniel Holden.

Sangster (39) was in the Highlands on a golf trip with friends and made the decision to take part in the tournament on his first visit to the golf club.

As well as being pleased with how he played, he was also impressed with the Tain course.

“We were previously in the Highlands and never had the chance to play at Tain,” he said.

“We said we were going to come back up to play the course.

“So last weekend we decided to play at Brora, Royal Dornoch and Tain after what had been going on in the world and play at good golf courses.”

“The Tain course was lovely, I didn’t know what to expect, but it was in great condition, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience that will make us come back and play again.

“I was out in one of the first games, and when you take part in these competitions, you are trying to do the best you can and sometimes you feel you’ve just got it.

“Sometimes it can be a good thing that you haven’t played the course before.

“It was just a fantastic experience.”

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