Mixed fortunes at Nairn Dunbar fixture for Ross golfers
Fortrose and Rosemarkie’s golfers left the North Scottish Alliance fixture at Nairn Dunbar with a mixed bag of results.
It is the longest course on the Alliance circuit and widely regarded as one of the toughest, but that did not stop James Fraser carding his best ever Alliance score of 75 for a share of the fourth scratch place with Alex Mair (Moray).
Both golfers have handicaps of five, and tied the best nett of 70 in the low-handicap section.
Fraser went round the course with clubmates Lewis Reid and Morty Ross, who had very different cards.
Scratch golfer Reid handed in a card of 74, which would have given him a share of third place only for him to discover that he had signed for the wrong score at one hole, resulting in disqualification.
Ross on the other hand was out of his depth on the long course, and did not return a card that was in the 90s.
From Muir of Ord, Greg Forsyth was the fourth Ross-shire player in the field, and he returned a creditable 78 – though that was still 10 shots behind the winner, Jeff Wright of Forres.
In the upper-handicap section Inverness’s Jim Rogers won with nett 67.