MALCOLM HYATT edged out Terry Smith senior in a keenly contested final of the Colgrain Cup at Helensburgh Golf Club.

The two players had battled through five rounds in as many months to reach the final of the main handicap matchplay competition in the gents’ calendar at the club, and the handicap difference – with Malcolm giving Terry nine shots – produced a closely fought encounter.

Neither player was able to establish a comfortable lead, and the match went right down to the 18th hole – where it was club chairman Malcolm, despite giving a shot to his opponent on that last hole, who secured the trophy.

Elsewhere, the annual Walker Cup match between the club’s gents’ and ladies’ sections is always keenly-anticipated, and this year was no different.

With teams organised once again by husband and wife Peter and June Haggarty, the matches were close throughout, but this year it was the gents who just managed to edge the games, giving Peter the bragging rights in the Haggarty household.

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There was, however, considerable compensation for June as she enjoyed the best round of her golfing career to win the August medal and the Centenary Quaich.

Playing off a handicap of 13, June recorded a six-over-par round of 79, her first medal score in the 70s, to win with a net 66, seven shots ahead of the field. Her handicap is now somewhat lower as a result of her fine round.

The somewhat damp winners in the August round of the Anderson Cup, played in torrential rain, were Keith Baird in the first class with a net 67, David Kick in second class with a net 70, and Jamie Campbell in third class with a net 71.

The August winners in the Wednesday Ormond medal were Alan Scott in first class with a net 65, Stuart Horne with a net 70 in the second class, and former local restauranteur Filippo Madonia with a record net 62 in the third class.

The mixed Texas Scramble produced some generally always produces spectacular scoring: two of the four-man teams returned a net 50, some 19 shots under par, with winners, Dougie Singleton, John Gallagher, Stevie Scott, and Craig Scott edging it thanks to a better inward half.

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