Greg Watson wins Area Strokeplay with a gutsy performance at a wet & wild Millport
Greg Watson of Dunaverty won his first Area title on Saturday with a hard fought one shot victory over local favourite and 2015 winner Craig Pirie. His total of 140 gave him the narrowest of victories after both players had birdied the final hole. His win was long overdue after a 2nd place at Millport way back in 2006. In Third place a further two shots was 2009 winner Cowal’s Chris Carson. In joint 4th place was runaway first round leader Calum McKirdy who has shot a best of the day 67 in the morning, however he faltered to a 79 in the afternoon. Tying him in 4th place was defending champion Graham Bolton.
A field of 36 had assembled after some last minute call offs with unfortunate matchplay champion David Lamont being unable to make his tee time due to a punctured tyre. Scoring was mixed with winds gusting to 30mph accompanied by driving rain.
In the Youths event Lewis Brown of Tobermory emerged victorious from Lachlan Reynolds of Rothesay by 3 shots and Millport recaptured the Team Trophy by two shots from Rothesay and will represent the Area at the National final at Eastwood Golf club on Sunday 24th September.
The Area Executive would like to thank Millport Golf Club for hosting the event and for the greenkeeping staff preparing the course in very difficult circumstances.
For full results please see https://www.masterscoreboard.co.uk/results/CompetitionResultMultiRndGross.php?CWID=6711&Competition=4864
(Pictured is winner Greg Watson )