Stuart’s strong nerves secure silverware in Helensburgh Golf Club’s midweek medal

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Stuart Latimer kept his cool on the final holes to secure the silverware in the midweek senior medal final at Helensburgh Golf Club.

A field of 39 players took part, with all of the monthly winners competing for the overall prize – and after nine regular first holes, birdies on the 12th and 14th put Stuart in the driver’s seat to claim the trophy.

Despite a few parsing shots on the last hole, Stuart finished ahead of the chasing pack with 40 stableford points.

Jon Simmons returned the best score of the day with 43 points: he was not among the finalists for the medals, but he returned home with the consolation of knowing that his score will give him a place in the 2023 final.

Elsewhere, Robin Gall’s fine season in the club’s knockout competition saw him win no less than three trophies.

He won the Clarendon Cup with a convincing 6&4 win over Wyllie Robertson in the final of the tournament, for men over 55, and partnered Jim Lillburn in the Antiquary Cup final .

This competition is reserved for men over 69, and Robin and Jim have carved out a good lead against David Graham and Colin Reid at the start of the final.

David and Colin rallied on the back nine, but Robin and Jim were too strong and ended the match on the 16th hole.

Robin’s hat-trick was completed with victory in the Chivas Trophy pairs competition for men over 55; this time he teamed up with Graeme Biggar for a 4 and 3 win over Jon Simmons and Stewart McNeill.

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