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Annanhill Seniors Open 2023


Paul Dorrian

11 May 2023


The Annanhill Seniors Open was held on Thursday 4th May. Eighty competitors, a mixture of club members and visitors, took part over the White course at the club. A good range of prizes were available to the players and the competition for these was as keen as a knife edge.

Dry but breezy conditions made the eighteen at Annanhill a real test. The best gross score of the day was recorded by Annanhill member Dennis Larman who signed for a seventy-nine. This was matched by Craig A Young but Dennis claimed the win on the countback.

The overall net competition saw Stuart Ferrans take the win with a score of 67 (88 -22). This was a very creditable performance, Stuart being the only player on the day who would break seventy. 

The First Class net prize was a very tight affair. Four players ended their round on seventy-one. The win eventually went to Billy King (81 – 10) on countback. Marcus Boyd (83 – 12) and Edward Woods (81 – 10) took second and third respectively.

John Watson, a well-kent face at Annanhill, won the Second Class with a net 71 (88 – 17). He was chased hard by Alan Griffin (equally familiar to Annanhill regulars) who recorded the same gross but was undone by his slightly lower handicap ending on seventy-two net. Third place in this category went to Steven Skilling (91 – 17). 

The second position in the Third Class was awarded to Tom Wilson who recorded a net creditable net seventy-one. In third position was Peter Clark who on the day took one stroke more than Tom.

Spot prizes went to

Nearest pin at 4th Charles Docherty

Nearest pin at 7th Tom Hollywood

Nearest pin at 13th Andy Brown

Nearest pin at 17th Robert Adams

Nearest pin at 16th (in two) A Woods

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