Please see the results of Rounds 1 and 2
This year’s Seniors Northern Counties Cup was played at Nairn Dunbar Golf Club, where the normal format of Foursomes, has due to Government restrictions been replaced by a Four-ball better ball format. The morning matches started with rain showers and a freshening breeze.
Moray had a comfortable win over Strathpeffer by 8 holes. The first pairing of Boat of Garten gave them an excellent start winning by 6 holes against Golspie, and the first pairing from Deeside 2 won by 5 holes, and their second pair lost by 5 holes, however Deeside won at the 20th.
Nairn Dunbar 1 progressed to the Q Finals beating Inverness 1, where Dunbar player Graeme Robin had a hole in one at the 15th. Fortrose & Rosemarkie, Murcar and Nairn Dunbar 2 are through to the Q Finals. Inverness 2 ran out big winners at the expense of Eriskay Whisky Galore.
Moray bt Strathpeffer by 8 holes
G Murray, Kenny Harrison 5, S Kennedy, J Foot 0; B Stewart, Neil Stables 3, J Garrow, S MacKenzie 0.
Fortrose & Rosemarkie bt Duff House Royal by 4 holes
D Simpson, Gary Moore 3, Ian Angus, Mike Jenkins 0; Robbie MacKay, Bruce Main 1, D Clark, Alfie Smith 0.
Murcar bt Elgin by 4 holes
A Fiddes, Brian Smith 4, Jock Royan, A McGregor 0; Derek Allan, B Holbrook 0, Iain Hamilton, Ken Fraser 0.
Boat of Garten bt Golspie by 4 holes
Gordon Hay, Tom Burns 6, A MacDougall, M Bonner 0, James Grant, Ken Aitken 0, W MacBeath, J Oliver 2.
Deeside 2 bt The Nairn 2 at 20th hole
S Ritchie, M Allan 5, P Saggers, M Macleod 0; K Ingram, Gary Ross 0, Ian Cooper, Patrick Sylvester 5.
Deeside Won at 20th
Deeside 1 bt Brora by 2 holes
A Fraser, Tony Gill 0, S Cruickshank, Alan Ross 0; Norman Elliot, Charlie Tulloch 0, T McAllister, Dick Willox 2.
Nairn Dunbar 1 bt Inverness 1 by 8 holes
L Chancellor, Forbes Mellis 0, K Donnely, Denis Elder 6; D Alcock, Eric Brown 0, C Duffy, Graeme Robin 2.
Fortrose & Rosemarkie bt Moray by 2 holes
G Murray, K Harrison 1, D Simpson, Gary Moore 0; W Stewart, Neil Stables 0, Robbie MacKay, Bruce Main 3.
Murcar bt Boat of Garten by 4 holes
A Fiddes, Brian Smith 2, Gordon Hay, Tom Burns 0; Derek Allan, B Holbrook 2, James Grant, Ken Aitken 0.
Nairn Dunbar 2 bt Deeside 2 by 5 holes
S Ritchie, M Allan 0, Ian Duncan, David Bunker 3; K Ingram, Gary Ross 0, Brian Ford, Kenny Campbell 2.
Inverness 2 bt Eriskay Whisky Galore by 14 holes
Willie Rusk, E Morrison 0, W Hutchison, Jim Rogers 7; G Cameron, Hong S Tan, 0, J MacAulay, P Sinclair 7.
Royal Dornoch 1 bt Turriff by 9 holes
Mike Singer, Ellis Duguid 0, R Taylor, D Pearson 6; Ian Singer, Jim Chalmers 0, Jim Christie, D MacDougall 3.
The Nairn 1 bt Royal Dornoch 2 by 1 hole
Stuart Sim, K Fraser 0, Robert Smith, George Asher 4; Peter Lee, K MacGillivary 3, P Tomisson, W Morris 0.