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Ferries takes top spot at Thurso in Alliance fixture

By SPP Reporter

Billy Ferries won at Thurso.
Billy Ferries won at Thurso.

BILLY Ferries came to the fore when he secured victory at the North Golf Alliancefixture at Thurso Golf Club.

The Tain golfer went out in one under par 34 then came home in 38 forthe winning scratch score of 72.

On his way to victory, Ferries had a bogey at the fifth but pulled it back with successive birdies inthe seventh and eighth holes.

He was four ahead of Thurso golfer Jim Sangster who finished in secondplace.

A birdie two on the ninth hole took Thurso’s Andrew Main to the turn in36 but he fell back to 42 for the next nine holes finishing with twodouble bogey sixes.

His net 69 was still good enough to win the low handicap section bythree from Tain’s David Clark.

Tain’s second place in the next section was filled by Charlie Finlayson.

His nett 71 from 10 handicap was beaten on the back nine count back byThurso golfer Angus Cameron who after his triple bogey on the 13th holecovered the next five holes in 22 to win his £10 voucher.

Several Ross-shire junior golfers took part in the North District’sJunior Matchplay Championships at Forres.

Muir of Ord’s Scott Mackenzie and Fortrose and Rosemarkie’s Jack Mannmet in the first round.

Mann won this tie on the last green and then his next round game by thesame margin but when he came up against Ross Gordon from Inverness inthe final he was beaten by 2 and 1.

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