Neil beats strong field to take the 34th Lamlash Open

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The 34th Lamlash Open attracted over 155 applications, exceeding the club maximum of 150, however due to personal circumstances and injury and cancellations, it ended with an entry of 147 last weekend.

Saturday began with a changeable breeze in cool conditions, which improved as the day progressed right into the evening, at least it remained dry. One of the early starters, Neil Young, had an inspired round carding a scratch 64 – par of the course. The evening was rounded off by Tom’s Disco into the wee hours.

Sunday was a different matter with only 106 going through the computer, but over 140 began play with many who were caught out in the worst conditions having headed home without registering their soaked cards.

The early starters had the best of the day, by 10.30am a Scotch mist began to form, which rapidly descended into heavy rain, which became a downpour by mid-afternoon. By 1.30pm players began to walk in, soaked and reported that the 7th was completely waterlogged, making play impossible.

Debate ranged from cancellation to postponement, with players adamant that play should continue after a one hour postponement. A further inspection of the course led to a continuation of play by 2.15pm, which was met with a resounding cheer by the players. Credit to the greens staff and the course that the 7th went from a one inch deep pool to being playable within 90 minutes.

Despite the weather conditions the evening’s presentation was held in front of a packed clubhouse, with around 100 people in the audience. On completion of the ceremony the floor was cleared and Tom began with his disco dancing, nearly sharing Neil’s superb performance in the open.

The club thanked everyone who took part and especially the main sponsor, the Lamlash Bay Hotel and tje sponsors of the 18 holes on each day of the Open.

The full results of the Lamlash open were:  Saturday results – sponsored holes:

1st Long drive Adam Carnegie, 1st Craig Campbell, 2nd Craig Campbell, 3rd Long drive 13+ h’cap Adam Carnegie, 3rd Alan Colquhoun, 4th Donald Morrison, 5th A.Gibson, 6th Long drive Danny Currie, 6th Alan Smith, 7th Neil Cameron, 8th Stuart Campbell, 9th Jonnie Glen, 10th Gordon Watson, 11th Long drive 13+ h.cap Serge, 11th Gordon Hendry, 12th no-one. 13th Ian Kennedy, 14th Jonathan Dobson, 15th Neil Hogg, 16th David Couser, 17th A Dunks, 18th target David Morrison, and 18th David Donohoe.

PHT cup 18 holes: 1 Neil Young 64-6=58, 2 Mark Carnegie 77-13=64 BIH, 3 Neil Cameron 66-2-64.

Sunday results – sponsored holes: 1st Long drive Nick Clark, 1st Peter Gossman, 2nd Euan Docherty, 3rd Long drive 13+ h’cap  M.Coyle, 3rd Alex farmer,  4th A.Danks, 5th Peter Thornton, 6th Long drive Bryan Robertson, 6th Neil Cameron, 7th Gordon Hendry, 8th Jack McNally, 9th Jamie Murchie, 10th Gordon Watson, 11th Long drive 13+ h’cap Adam Carnegie, 11th Andy Glen, 12th no one, 13th Neil Cameron, 14th David Donohoe, 15th Jack Brown, 16th Craig Young, 17th Willie Currie, 18th target Ian Kennedy and 18th Bryan Robertson.

Drift Inn Cup 18 holes: 1 Danny Head 67-4=63, 2 Paul Jameson 74-11=63, 3 Euan Docherty 82-18=64.

Lamlash Open, Scratch Quaich, 36 holes, 1 Craig Young 67+69=136 BLR, 2 Neil Cameron 66+70=136, BLR 3 Neil Young 64 + 72= 136. Lamlash Bay Hotel, Local Champion, 36 holes, 1 Neil Young 58+66=124, 2 Paul Jameson 70+63=133 BLR, 3 Stuart Campbell 66+67=133. Senior Handicap Shield-qualifying age 60, 36 holes, 1 Paul Clark 69+67=136. Senior scratch cup, 36 holes, 1 Paul Clark 75+73=148.

34th Lamlash Open, over 36 holes, 1 Neil Young 58+66=124, Stephen O’Day 65+65=130, 3 Aidan Moore 68+64=132, BLR, 4 Neil Cameron 64 + 68 = 132, Paul Jameson 70+63=133, BLR, Booby Stephen Sinclair 207 net.

Winner Neil Young is presented with the Open Trophy by Stuart Campbell. No_B32open01