In the penultimate week of the HGC Frostbite competition, on Sunday, forty-nine players set forth in search of either an improvement in their best six scores, or the hole-in-one pot currently standing at over £150. Wet conditions didn’t seem to hamper the scoring with over half the field scoring in the low to mid 20’s.

Bob Berry and Dougie Singleton shared the lead on 26 points , once the countback was applied it was clear that due to scoring two 4 point birdies in the inward half, Dougie is this week’s winner. Having played miserably to come last on a paltry 14 points, David Hogg was over the moon to win the scorecard raffle which meant a new all-weather glove and some much needed golf balls to take home.

Keen followers of the leaderboard will know that for the last few weeks we have been predicting a shoot-out between last year’s winner Craig McPhee and the much improved David Kennedy, but Dougie’s playing record had included a couple of scores in the teens, so his score this week has catapulted him into the lead with 147 points. Craig’s current lowest score in his best six is 22, so he will need at least 26 points next week to have a chance, whilst David whose lowest best score is also 22 will need to score at least 27 points to win as he has had a couple of stumbles in the last two weeks and a shared lead would see him lose on the count back. All to play for then with one more round to go, let’s hope the weather is kind to us on Sunday.

Saturday’s weekly 11 hole Stableford was won by Alec Dunlop, scoring 28 points, including a 2. In joint second, were Bill MacDonald and Roy Nesbitt each with 27 pts.