GOLF: Record-Breaking Score In Gourock Club Championships

7 September, 2023 | Local, Sport

Club captain Norma Ramsay with club champions

GOUROCK Golf Club hosted its annual club championships with most members taking part.

First up was the Seniors’ Championship which was contested over two days and 36 holes of golf. Robert McGregor showed he was more than up to the test with rounds of 77 and 74 which saw him hold off last year’s champion Stephen O’Kane to win his first Seniors’ Championship. Pat Cannon who has been showing some great form recently took home the handicap section top prize.

The Club Championship saw the top 50 qualifiers throughout the season compete to see who would be crowned the club’s best. This is contested over one day’s play in a 36-hole strokeplay event.

Seven-time past champion Steven Higgins added another to his collection in sensational style. After shooting a fantastic -4 (69) in the first round, he went on to beat his score in the second round with a -5 (68) giving him a seven-shot victory over his nearest challenger John Jack Jnr.

This score was also the lowest 36-hole score in club championship history.

Emma Boyd was victorious in the Ladies’ Championship after narrowly missing out in a play-off last year. Emma bested the field with a score of 94
which gave her a seven-shot victory from second-placed Frances Whyte.

Two brothers battled it out to claim top prize in the Junior Championship and it was elder brother Callum Watters who emerged victorious over younger brother Euan, shooting a magnificent 76 to Euan’s 80. Some outstanding golf was played by all as Gourock’s Junior stable continues to flourish.

The club thank the hard-working green staff for getting the course up to championship standard.

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