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Fortrose golfer secures a top five finish at Moray

By Will Clark

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Fortrose and Rosemarkie golfer Lewis Reid finished in fifth place on the North Scottish Golfers Alliance circuit fixture at Moray.

Lewis Reid
Lewis Reid

Reid matched par figures on eight of the outward holes, only for his card to add up to 39 after shooting a nine on the fifth hole.

He shot two birdies at the 12th and 14th, but finished with just his second bogey of the day for an inward 35 and overall 74.

Three professionals finished at the top of the leader board with ex-

Moray amateur Kyle Godsman claiming the title with a one under par card of 69 (34/35).

His incurred penalty drop bogey six at the third hole was immediately eliminated with a 20-foot birdie two putt on the next, before a second birdie of the day on the ninth recorded his outward 34.

His one bogey at the 12th and one birdie at the 16th matched the inward half par of 35.

Nairn Dunbar’s Fraser Cromarty was three strokes further back on 72, from matching halves of 36.

In a five-way share of third place with his club secretary Gordon Hay was the Boat of Garten professional, Ross Harrower (39/34).

One of two hole-in-ones made during the day came from Jake Carpenter at the fourth hole, and it hauled the Forres member onto the 74 mark alongside a fourth professional, Mike McAllan (Elgin) and Reid.

The other ace was recorded by George Bain (Grantown on Spey) on the sixth hole.

Inverness’s James Greenwood and Stewart Wilson both returned 75 and Greenwood’s gross reduced to nett 69 to win the low handicap section.

Meanwhile, in the high handicap section there was a tie on the score of nett 68 involving David Walker (Inverness), Stuart Patience (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) and Fraser MacKellor (Grantown on Spey).

This weekend’s fixtures are at Boat of Garten with the following fixture at Inverness Golf Course.

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