Graeme and Angus just champion at Dalmally Golf Club

Angus MacGillivary, left, Handicap Champion and Graeme MacKechnie, Scratch Champion.

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Ten hardy golfers battled it out to decide the Dalmally Gents Club Championship on Sunday August 8.

Held over four preliminary rounds, with the best three scores from these being taken into the final, the ten players made the cut to contest the final.

Despite rain and lightning being forecast, the day proved to be ideal golfing weather with cool temperatures and a light breeze to keep the midges and clegs at bay.

The championship, which combined handicap and scratch competitions, had been closely contested throughout the preliminary rounds with Jim Livingstone leading in the handicap and club captain Graeme MacKechnie leading in the scratch.

With Graeme holding onto his lead, Angus MacGillivary, who had been sitting in second place before the final, played out of his socks with a masterclass in chipping and putting to seize the lead in the handicap and eventually take the trophy by four strokes.

Final positions in the handicap competition were: 1 Angus MacGillivary; 2 Jim Livingstone; 3= Gary Wilson and Billy Ross; 5 Billy McKay.

Graeme MacKechnie was the convincing winner of the scratch competition, retaining the trophy for the fifth consecutive year, with Angus MacGillivary runner-up.

This added to Angus’s current winning streak after he and his team mates, Gary Wilson and Rhuraidh MacKay, took the club’s Three Person Stableford competition the previous Sunday as first gents team.

Linda Gibson, Judith McGregor and Maud Marshall took the prize for the first ladies team.