FOUR medal competitions in quick succession gave Helensburgh’s golfers a chance to demonstrate their early season skill, in sunny but windy conditions.

In the seniors mid week medal, Andy Donald showed that the club championship win by his son Shey last year may have been something to do with family genes; he recorded a three under par gross 66 to win the medal competition with 45 stableford points in a round to remember which featured five birdies and only two bogeys.

There was some even more spectacular scoring in the Ormond Medal, none more so than by Jonny Boult, who won the first class section with a net score of 68 – the highlight being an eagle three at the par five 13th.

Derrick Nash was the second class winner with a net 64, having scored a gross 80, while Euan Fraser, with a handicap of 22, won the third class with a net 66 and a remarkable gross inward half of just 39 shots, only four over par.

Ben Anderson won the April Anderson Cup prize with a net 67, while a very steady round of 79 gave Peter Mundie a net 65 and the second class honours.

The third class winner was Peter’s good friend Billy Greene with a net 67, with the two winners celebrating their success together in the clubhouse afterwards.

Scott Barclay added his name to the list of the season’s Helensburgh winners so far when his 39 stableford points earned him top place in the first class of the McDonald Medal.

Scott pipped runner-up Stephen Crome to top spot only by virtue of the better inward half, with Stephen left to rue the double bogey at the last which cost him first place.

Scott Baillie was the second class winner with 41 points, edging out runner-up Shirley Monaghan by one point, while Shona Bulloch left the men in her wake to win the third class, also with a haul of 41 points.