FORMER Helensburgh champion Gemma Canham was the pick of the bunch in division one in the latest round of the ladies’ section qualifying competition.

Gemma scored four birdies and four pars on her way to a net score of 78, one ahead of Lynn McCathie.

Dorothy Mickel won division two thanks to a net score of 72. Her round included three pars and earned her a two-shot cut in her handicap from 27 to 25. Jean Ramsay finished second with a net 77.

Crawford Sharp won division one in the gents’ July Ormond Medal sponsored by Raeburn HopeHis net 64 was the result of a consistent round which featured two birdies and 15 pars, and saw him finish one ahead of Terry Smith.

Mark Tynan won division two with a superb net 62, his two birdies and eight pars earning him a handicap cut of two shots to 11, while Kevin Robb was three shots back in second.

Philip Armstrong took the division three honours thanks to a net 68, going out in 44 shots and returning in 45 in a round which included three pars. He was three clear of Danny Kemp.

Alan Birnie finished first in division one of the July Breingan Medal on Saturday, sponsored by DCF Joiners and Builders.

He scored three birdies and 11 pars on his way to a net 64 and saw his handicap cut from six strokes to five. Joe Barton was the runner-up thanks to a net 65 which reduced his handicap from 12 to 11.

Past captain Tom Griffiths joined the select few Helensburgh players who have ‘played to their age’ when he scored a gross 78 (net 62) to win division two. He, too, saw his handicap cut – in his case by two shots, following a round which included two birdies and six pars.

Don Griffin was four shots behind in second, earning himself a one-shot handicap cut.

The top two in division three both had their handicaps reduced by two shots – John Craig holed one birdie and six pars to finish top with a net 64, one ahead of Billy Greene.

Helensburgh’s McIntyre Gents’ Senior League team returned to form with a 3-1 win at home to Lenzie, while Helensburgh’s ladies won all three of their league matches last week, beating Milngavie 3-2 in their Allander match away from home and then defeating Clober 5-0 before rounding off a successful seven days with a 2½ to 1½ Anderson League win at home to Bearsden.

Finally, congratulations to Helensburgh couple Russell and Glenys Graves, who won the recent Balmore Mixed Open Foursomes with a net 65, two shots ahead of their nearest rivals.