REPORT from Stirling Golf Club:

Dr Tom Dow, 77 years-old, beat over 220 players over the week-end to end a long drought of victories winning the Victory Cup Strokeplay with a fine net 65, to win by bye one shot from Thomas Moore on 66.

Tom's round was founded on some clinical putting and a brace of 2's at the 10th and 14th holes.

A closing birdie 4 made up an inward nine of 39 to match the outward nine.

Tom's card also contained eight pars, five bogeys and two double bogeys at the 5th and 17th.

Tom was rewarded with a handicap cut and a place at the annual prizegiving dinner in November.

Malcolm Gardiner was 2nd in Class 2 with a solid net 67, including consecutive 3's from the 6th to 8th.

An inward nine of 38 included a closing birdie.

Frank Gordon made an another appearance on the prizes taking 3rd place on the bih with a net 70, beating Graham Cunningham, James Davidson, James McKean and Craig Higgins.

After a mediocre opening 45 Frank stormed home in one over par 37with birdies at the 14th and 18th.

Vice Captain William McQuillan won Class 3 beating Mark Kennedy, David Sharp on the bih all players on Net 69. William half's were 42/44.

Mark Kennedy with four 3's on the card will rue the ugly treble bogeys at the 9th and 15th holes to spoil a good card. David Sharp continued his fine form in half's of 42/46 a closing treble bogey 8 spoiling the card.

Thomas A Moore scored a fine level par round of 72 to win Class 1 with matching 9's of 36.

Birdies came at the 13th and 15th with only two bogeys on the card at the 10th and 16th.

Mark Pillans beat Mike Hall on the bih with both players on net 68. Mark had 2's at the 6th and 8th and another great birdie at the 17th.

Mike had birdies at the 2nd, 6th, and 11th in half's of 36/38.


Class 1

-1st Thomas A Moore 72-6=66

-2nd Mark Pillans 77-9=68 bih

-3rd Mike Hall 74-6=68

Class 2

-1st Dr Tom Dow 78-13=65 Victory Cup Winner

-2nd Malcolm Gardiner 77-10=67

-3rd Frank Gordon 82-12=70 bih

Class 3

-1st William McQuillan 86-17=69 bih

-2nd Mark Kennedy 86-17=69 bih

-3rd David Sharp 88-19=69

Entries for the club championship 36 holes strokeplay and matchplay qualifier on Saturday, June 10 close on June 3.

Players should append names to notice board and pay entry of £15 no later than June 3, see notice board for full details.

The Scotland v England World Cup Qualifier is being shown at 5pm same day.