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There were perfect golfing conditions for the competitors last Sunday May 3, for the Harbour Gallery Open, kindly sponsored by Stuart Herd. The recent good spell of weather made the course quite tricky and the firm conditions made for some imaginative shots around the greens.
From the early ballot James Smyth went to the top of the leaderboard with a net 63 before being overtaken by his cousin Iain Johnstone Jnr who had a 61. In the scratch section David ‘del boy’ Lamont took the lead with a one over par 67, followed by Iain Macalister on 68 and Angus MacFarlane on 70.
As often happens in these events the leaderboard changed in both sections with the last two groups of the day altering the final standings. Calum MacLean edged into third place with a 63. Jimmy Litster matched David Lamont’s 67 but had a better inward half to take the top scratch prize however his brother Stuart took top honours on the day, winning the Harbour Gallery Open with a 72-12 for a net 60.
Longest drive at the 2nd went to Duane Coetzer with Iain Macalister closest to the pin at the 8th.
Club President Chris Smyth thanked Stuart for his continued sponsorship and support to the club, Graham Prentice for his course presentation and to the ladies of the club for looking after everyone so well. A delighted Stuart Litster received his painting from Stuart Herd.
Final Standings: Net S Litster 60, I Johnstone Jnr 61, C MacLean 62 and J Smyth (BIH) 62. Scratch: J Litster 67 (BIH), D Lamont 67, I Macalister 68 and A MacFarlane 70.
This Saturday May 9 sees the playing of the ‘Wee Joe’ MacFarlane Memorial take place with players asked to report and be ready to play at 11am.
The Harbour Gallery Open prizewiners with Stuart Herd and the prize painting. no_a23TarbertGolfPic01
Stuart Litster receives his painting from Stuart Herd. no_a23TarbertGolfPic02