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Alness golfer marks another tournament win with victory at Golspie


By Will Clark

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ALNESS golfer Connor Hall continued his impressive form in 2020 when he added the Golspie Open Championship to his trophy cabinet.

Connor Hall
Connor Hall

After winning the Alness Club Championship in July, the 26-year-old produced a victorious performance in Sutherland to take the trophy with a 71.

He was one shot ahead of Golspie club captain William MacBeath to take the trophy for the first time and he said he was pleased to produce a strong finish after a slow start in tough conditions.

“It is the first time I have won it, but I have always done well up there and try to play all the competitions at Golspie.

“I have come second in the Millicent Bowl there and I don’t know what it is about the course, I have just always enjoyed playing there.

“But I wasn’t very good on the front nine as I was four over after 12. But I managed to birdie three times in the last five holes to take me to one over.

“It was tough conditions and it was really windy but it calmed down on the back nine.

“It was a strong finish but I didn’t think I was going to win.

“But it was nice to hear on Sunday morning that I had won the event.”

Connor Hall
Connor Hall

Hall has been a member of Alness Golf Club for 15 years, where he first learned the game when he joined aged 11.

Despite the interruption to the golf calendar in 2020, he has produced some excellent performances this year.

He said winning his home course championship earlier in the summer was a proud moment in his golfing career.

“It was the first time that I had won the club championship at Alness too, so it has been a pretty good year,” he said.

“After being 15 years at the club, for a young golfer you want to win your own club championship.

“To be able to do it this year was good and I would have been content doing just that to be honest.

“But to be able to win at Golspie too is pretty good as it is course I enjoy playing at.”

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