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Glasgow South Inter-Club Golf League
Bonnyton, Cathcart Castle, Cathkin Braes
Cowglen, East Renfrewshire 
Fereneze, Haggs Castle, Pollok
Whitecraigs, Williamwood

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Cathcart Castle 3 v Fereneze 5

Fereneze secured their second away win of the season with a narrow victory at a scorched Cathcart Castle, the home team having perhaps looked the likelier to emerge with the win deep into the evening. Jamie MacGregor got Cathcart Castle off to a flyer with a 3/2 win over Thomas Kelly, and Stuart Henderson – fresh from his win in the club championship final the weekend before – got a second point for Cathcart with an impressive 4/2 win over Roddy McAuley. However, the scores were levelled two apiece when Andrew Buttar and Josh Beatt won their matches at the 16th, overcoming Nick Branney and Hamish McMorran respectively.  

At this stage, of the four matches left on the course, Fereneze held a one-hole lead in two, while Cathcart held more substantial advantages in the other two. After seizing the advantage at the 17th, Grant McQuatter went on to win the last too to defeat Kieran Dick-Doyle and give the away side the lead, but Jonathan McLeish levelled the overall match again with a win over Ritchie Elrick, despite the Fereneze man’s impressive run of birdies on the back nine. A gimmie 3 at the 17th for Stewart Percy secured a 2/1 win over Stuart Miller, and the away win was confirmed after a run of holes for Ian McMillan allowed him to overturn his deficit to Scott Coulter to win his match 1up.  

Congratulations to Peter Boyd and his troops for a battling victory on a glorious evening for golf at the Chateaux.

Fereneze 5.5 v Haggs Castle 2.5

For our final home match of the season we welcomed Haggs Castle to Fereneze. It was a lovely evening for golf dry, sunny with the ground conditions making the course fiery. In match 1 John Mathers beat Ross Connolly 1up posting the first point for Haggs. Roddy McAuley and Craig Harper finished all square. Wins followed for Fereneze Ian McMillan beating Ross McLeod, Stewart Percy beat Louis Fleming, Josh Beatt defeated Scott Baird, Tommy Kelly won over David Docherty and finally Grant McQuatter beat Craig Morrison. Haggs second win came from Fraser McNeil who Andrew Butter. The match was played throughout in fine spirit and some excellent scoring played.

Pollok 5.5 v Williamwood 2.5

On another bright evening Pollok welcomed Williamwood for the rearranged Match 4.

The first match on the course between Tom McNally and Christie Gray went the distance with the narrowest of home wins. The hosts secured victory by the same margin in the game between Callum Spriddle and David Fry. Out on the course Pollok’s Brendan McKenna and Johnny Brown beat the visitors Mark Grant 6/5 and Ross Livingston respectively. Williamwood secured wins in the first two games with Jack Crawford and Steven Gray defeating Chris Wedgeworth and James Hendrick, both 2/1. Pollok’s Adam Anderson beat Jamie Hendry 2/1. In the final game Graham Cox and Gavin Gibson enjoyed a very sporting halved match.

Cowglen 4.5 v Whitecraigs 3.5

It was a gorgeous night for golf and the course was in excellent condition, with both teams mid table it was mostly pride to play for, the top 3 games went cowglens way with wins for Ryan Woods, Stevie Machin and Alan Waugh Whitecraigs hit back with wins for Matthew Hendrick, Willie Anderson and Martin Myers with cowglens Blair Stewart having a comfortable 5 and 4 win in between with the match lying 4-3 and with cowglens Derek Barnes 2up with 2 to go the match was cowglens although Aidan Reid won the last 2 holes for a half.

Haggs Castle 3 v Williamwood 5

On an excellent night for golf, Congratulations go to Williamwood for a great performance and a well deserved 5-3 away win. 3 of the matches went down the 18th with Williamwood winning one game and halving the other two with some great putting.

Cathcart Castle 2.5 v East Renfrewshire 5.5

On a glorious night for golf Cathcart Castle and East Ren travelled to Bonnyton for the first neutral venue clash of the season. With six points on offer it was clear that this match would probably decide the destination of this year’s wooden spoon. Cathcart Castle needed a win and East Ren needed to avoid defeat. It was East Ren that got off to a fast start with them being up at the turn in four of the first five games out. This was decisive as the first five games out provided the 4.5 points needed to secure victory. Wins for David Miller, Neil McKinnon, The Fish and the evergreen Gordon Young together with a half for Scott Glennie with Jonny McLeish had the match wrapped up early. Nick Branney and Jamie McGregor recorded two fine wins for the Cathcart team to make things respectable before old warhorse David Boyd defeated Stuart Henderson up the last to complete the victory at 5.5/2.5. 

Thanks to Bonnyton for their hospitality and also to the greens staff for the receptive greens and immaculate course condition. For East Ren their season is complete but Cathcart Castle have two games left to try and salvage something from a desperately disappointing campaign.

Pollok 7.5 v Cathcart Castle 0.5

On a wonderful evening for golf, Pollok welcomed Cathcart Castle. The first two games went to the 17th with Pollok’s Adam Anderson and Johnny Brown defeating their opponents John Quinn and Hamish McMorran. The host’s Tom McNally beat Nick Branney 7/6, with James Hendrick defeating Scott Coulter by the same margin. Veteran (and stand-in player manager) Monty manfully rejigged his team following a late call off before settling into his match against Brendan McKenna. Pollok’s home win was secured with Brendan’s 6/4 victory. Chris Wedgeworth and Steven Manning then followed with home wins over Mark Watt and Jonny McLeish. In the final game the home side’s Dario Durante stood on the 18th tee 1 up, but promoted reserve Jamie McGregor spared the visitors blushes by winning the last and earning a hard fought half point.

The match was played in great spirit, on magnificent turf, in perfect conditions.

Bonnyton 4.5 v Fereneze 3.5

On a beautiful night for golf, Bonnyton welcomed closest challengers Fereneze. Both teams with undefeated records, something had to give. Captain Richard Green had asked for some home support and the few who did come out to watch were not disappointed with the golf they saw. First out was team manager wullie Macmillan up against Ross Connolly, wullie taking this point but having to work right up to the last hole to get it, a 1 up win and Bonnyton were off to a good start. Next match saw Chris Kelly take on Roddy Mccauley, another game that went all the way with Roddy winning the point with a great birdie 3, all even 1 all . Undefeated Grant Beaton v Davie Miller was again another game that ended up going the distance, Davie just through the back and Grant having played a great shot in to 5 feet had the advantage. Davie played a great chip that somehow never dropped having hit the pin and just popoed out leaving Grant to roll his tricky downhill put in to edge Bonnyton ahead again. Mark Macmillan v Andy Butter, again went up the last, with mark taking the point for the home team 3-1 Bonnyton. Scott Douglas v Ian Macmillan finished on 16, with Ian winning 3&2, Fereneze clawing the match back to 3-2. 

Neil Gray v S Turnbull was next match with Neil winning this quite easily 5&4, thus giving Bonnyton the point that secured at least a half, but the win was all the home team had come for. Up the last hole went the match Alan johnston v Ritchie Elrick, another tight affai , this game going to Fereneze after Alan lost a ball off his tee shot, 4-3 Bonnyton with the last game going down 1. Andy Ellison v Stuart Piercy was last match, again this game ended up going the distance after a messy 17th hole from Andy had his match all square playing 1 , and this is where it ended both players halfing in 4s and Bonnyton had the win they desired, all be it a very tight win 4 half 3 half. The reserve match between Richard Smith and Grant Maquetter ended all square.

This match never let anyone down the 2 closest teams on paper taking the match right to the last putt.

A match that was played with great spirit and some fine golf. Again praise goes to Stuart and green staff. The course once again in brilliant condition, and getting great compliments from the Fereneze boys, well done Stuart. 

For the first time this year we were seated for our normal arrangements of a meal, felt like we were getting back to bit of normality thanks to Nigel and Janice for food and drinks provided.

So the undefeated run goes on for Bonnyton with Cowglen their next opponents.

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