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Despite the overcast and windy conditions, a grand total of fifty golfers competed in the Lybster Open last Saturday, however, the combination of fast greens and strong wind combined to make low scoring difficult.

The best gross scores of the day were posted by members of the host club, with Alistair Young and Eric Larnach both returning totals of 65.  As a result of taking one shot less than Alistair on the back nine, Eric won the Lybster Open 2005 courtesy of the Better Inward Half.

Local knowledge also proved valuable for former Lybster GC stalwart, George Calder, now a member at Wick. George returned an excellent 69 (13) 56 to win the prize for the best nett, with seasoned campaigner Ramsay Mackay in close pursuit with a score of 77 (19) 58.

The ever popular 'Nearest the Hole' competition, competed for at the 5th and 14th, was won by Thurso member Colin Mackay, with a distance of only 16 inches.  Reay member Lee Parnell won the main prize in the raffle, a round of golf for four at the Loch Ness Golf Club.

Margaret Larnach presented the prizes on behalf of the sponsors, the Lybster branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Lybster will also be the venue for another open competition on Thursday 4th August. It will be a Stableford competition, open to ladies, gents and juniors, and the tee will be open from 8am - 4pm.

Results: Best Scratch: Eric Larnach, 65 (2) 63 (BIH); Alistair Young, 65 (4) 61; Best Nett - George Calder, Wick, 69 (13) 56; Ramsay Mackay, Lybster, 77 (19) 58.