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Billy Ferries battles his way to become Tain Senior Golf Champion


By Will Clark

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Billy Ferries retained the Tain Senior Club Championship overcoming Graham Mackintosh in the final.

Billy Ferries.
Billy Ferries.

Ferries was the lead qualifier and faced Mike Sangster in the quarter finals.

He had to sink two long putts at 17th and 18th to take the match into extra holes.

He finally ran out the victor on the 21st.

In the semi finals, Ferries eased past Paul Jackson by four holes with three to play.

He finally ran out a comfortable winner against Mackintosh.

He clinched victory on the 13th when he was six up with five holes left to play.

There was also success for Russell Marshall who claimed the handicap championship.

In the women’s championship, Mary Smith was crowned winner and Kayleigh Yeudall won the handicap championship.

Meanwhile, Alexander MacDonald came out on top at the Royal Dornoch Club Championship.

MacDonald claimed the title for the first time in 10 years by winning the competition by three shots.

He scored rounds 74, 72, 77 & 73 to give him a total of 296 (+16).

Allan Cameron claimed second place with an overall score of 299.

Defending champion, Chris Mailley settled for third place on 305.

Cameron had led after round one with a tremendous one under par 69 but the following days were blighted by strong winds on the links.

Caitlin Boa claimed a hat trick of women’s titles after regaining her title. Gary Bethune claimed victory at the seniors championship.


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