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Billy Ferries on crest of a wave with ace

By Staff Reporter

Billy Ferries collects his ball after his hole in one.
Billy Ferries collects his ball after his hole in one.

BILLY Ferries’s hole in one was the highlight of the Winter Alliance event at Wick.

The Tain golfer’s ace came at the 151-yard 14th hole, where he used an 8-iron.

Wick Golf Club had stepped in to help when the Thurso course was declared unplayable. The committee at the club prepared all the necessary paperwork and catering and greenkeeper Dougie Thorburn got the course ready.

Thorburn went out first and set the target at 73. But clubmate Gordon Steven came in three shots ahead and they were only split by Ferries.

However the score of the day belonged to Rodney Grant of Reay with a nett 58 playing off 23. Coupled with a decent Sutherland score it means he might already be the one to catch.

The next fixture is at Royal Dornoch on Sunday, November 3 followed by a trip south to Ross-shire on November 17 when the venue is Invergordon.

Full results from Wick:

Scratch – G Steven, Wick 70; B Ferries, Tain 71; D Thorburn, Wick 73; E Larnach, Wick 77; G Henderson, Thurso 77.

Category 1 – B Ferries 71 (68); G Steven, 70 (69); G Henderson, 77 (71), J Hunter, Wick 79 (72); N Docherty, Thurso 79 (73); K Cameron, Lybster 82 (73); D Mackay, Tarbat 81 (73); R Lockie, Tain 79 (73); E Larnach, Wick 77 (73).

Category 2 – R Grant, Reay 81 (58); A Melville, Tain 89 (74); A Morrison, Durness 86 (75); J Begg,Thurso 86 (76); S Sandecki, Lybster 100 (76).

Ladies – A Mackenzie, Durness 77; L Mackay, Durness 79.

Team points – Reay 5; Wick 4; Tain 4; Thurso 2.

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