Royal Montrose Golf Club Senior Open 2008

11th May 2008
Royal Montrose Golf Club Senior Open
Friday 9th May 2008

The first match to tee off with the starter.

Royal Montrose Golf Club held its highly successful Men’s Senior Open on Friday 9th May over the Montrose Links Medal golf course. The event was blessed with magnificent weather on the day, which showcased this traditional links course to its best.

The competition proved yet again to be extremely popular, being oversubscribed, and attracting a high quality field of over 140 players with over 66 different clubs being represented from as far north as Turriff to as far south as West Hove, Sussex.

Competition on the day was strong and the winners were
Section 1
Scratch – IWR Stuart, Royal Montrose GC (71)
1st – F G Gray Newmachar GC 73 (5) 68, BIS
2nd- S Freeman Aboyne GC 73 (5) 68, BIH
3rd – I McIntyre Mercantile GC 78 (10) 68
Section 2
Scratch – D Hird Murcar GC (72)
1st – D Randall Banchory GC 82 (14) 68
2nd – A Douglas Caird Park GC 83 (13) 70, BIS
3rd – A Forsyth Kirriemuir GC 87 (17) 70

Hole in One
F G Gray of Newmachar GC had a hole in one at the 16th hole at the Royal Montrose Seniors Open on Friday 9th May 08. He used a rescue club for the 226 yd par 3 hole and was partnered by D Hird and B Milne of Murcar GC.
Mr Gray’s hole in one also assisted him to secure 1st handicap prize in Section 1 by better of the last 6 holes, after being tied on 68.