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2019 winners announced for the Troon Golf Weekender

This year’s winners have been announced from the 59th Troon Golf Weekender. More than 300 golfers competed in the tournament designed to provide a serious challenge for amateur golfers of different abilities.

The Troon Golf Weekender was played between Darley, Lochgreen, and Fullarton Golf Courses between Friday 23 - Sunday 25, August. The Troon Golf Weekender is open to all amateur golfers who are members of a recognised club with a recognised CONGU handicap. Competitors played on links courses, while competing for a number of historic trophies and generous prize funds.

There were five different competitions, including the showcase Mills Quaich & Troon Rosebowl Tournament, with £3,500 prize money up for grabs across all events.

The 2019 winners were:

Mills Quaich: The winner was Joe Murray (Huyton & Prescott GC), with a score of 144. Craig Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert GC) was runner-up with a score of 145.

Troon Rose Bowl: The winner was Tony Mendy (Huyton & Prescott GC), with a score of 138. Derek McEwan (Troon Welbeck GC) was runner-up, with a score of 141.

Open Stableford Competition: The winner was Amjad Butt (Sale GC), with a score of 42. Mohammed Naeem was runner-up, with a score of 38.

Charles Buchanan Veteran Shield: The winner was Murray Hardie (Glenbervie GC), with a score of 70. Robert Houston (Troon Welbeck GC) was runner-up with a score of 70.

Ladies Jubilee Cup: The winner was Joanne Sharp (Kilmarnock Barassie GC), with a score of 73. The best scratch went to Helena Fox (Newton Stewart GC), with a score of 87.

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Open Mixed Foursomes: The winners were Linda Thorpe (Richmond GC) and Mark Thorpe (Darlington GC), with a score of 65.5.Marlene Dodds (Prestwick St Cuthbert GC) and Mark Thorpe (Darlington GC) were runners-up with a score of 63.

Trophies on the day were awarded by South Ayrshire Provost Helen Moonie, who said: “I was delighted to present the winners with their prizes. As always, this was a hotly contested competition and I would like to thank all those that took part.

Councillor Brian McGinley Economy and Culture Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: “Our competitions are a great way of nurturing local talent and it’s fantastic that home-grown golfers have the chance to hone their skills against some of the best golfers in Scotland and beyond.”

For more information visit the Golf South Ayrshire website.


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