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Cameron ends season on a high

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Allan Cameron with his trophy.
Allan Cameron with his trophy.

A Ross-shire golfer, Allan Cameron, ended a very successful summer season flying high on the back of an eagle after qualifying for a national newspaper golf competition.

Allan Cameron of Fortrose and Rosemarkie, who won the Ross-shire County Championship for the first time this year and his home club’s club championship for a sixth time, benefited from scoring an eagle two over the 16th hole at Fortrose in July.

His card was submitted to the Scottish newspaper, The Sunday Mail, who were running a monthly golf competition for Scottish golfers achieving an eagle score of two under the par at a hole in a club competition, adding their story to it.

Cameron sent off his card saying that his eagle arrived at the 16th hole which is overlooked by his Fortrose family home, and he was selected as the July winner.

The reward was an invitation, accompanied by his wife Karen, to the Fairmont Hotel outside St. Andrews for an overnight stay and then to play a final against other monthly winners over the Sam Torrance-designed St. Andrews Bay Golf Course the following day.

From the scratch golfer, 31 stableford points was good enough to take first place and his prize was a top of the range Yonex Ezone set of custom fitted golf clubs.

To celebrate he also had a bottle of champagne, the spoils of winning the long driving competition during the round.

His triumph at St Andrews Bay ended a marvellous Summer season for Cameron and he said afterwards: " Since turning 40 this year I have applied myself to improving my game with the help of Nairn Dunbar coach David Torrance.

"I am delighted to have won the ‘Where Eagles Dare’ competition and hopefully my success will gave some publicity to my club, because Fortrose and Rosemarkie is a very special place."

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