Cheshire Lady Golfer wins Speyside Golf Festival Quaich

Liz Ruscoe, Vicars Cross GC, near Chester pipped Tom Anderson, Bathgate by a single point, to win the magnificent Speyside Golf Festival Quaich.  For the second year in a row, the event has been won by a lady golfer.

Over 100 visitors to Speyside from across the UK, Australia, Holland, Germany and Switzerland, competed over 5 days at Forres, Moray, Elgin, Boat of Garten, with the final round and prize-giving held at Grantown last Friday.  Comments from competitors included “best tournament we have ever played in – a great golf week” and from one of the German players, fulsome praise for the friendly atmosphere.

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Congratulations to Liz Ruscoe from Vicars Cross who is the winner of the 2017 Speyside Golf Festival. 

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Tom Anderson, Bathgate was runner up with Len Walker, Denton 3rd, Benno Hoffman, Pfullinger Hof, Germany 4th and  Mark McCathie, Dukes Course, St Andrews 5th.

  The prizes were presented by Alan Thom, captain of Grantown on Spey Golf Club.

The full  leaderboard for the tournament can be found at the following link :- Full Leaderboard

It is tight at the top of the leaderboard after 4 days play and with 1 score to be dropped after the 5 rounds many are in contention to win the SGF Quaich.

 The leaderboard following day 4 can be found  via the following link :- Boat of Garten

Daily Prize List

Gents Ladies
1st Tom Anderson, Bathgate       39pts 1st Sue Pearson, Cleethorpes          35pts (BIH)
2nd Len Walker, Denton             38pts 2nd Karen McKinlay, Hirsel              35pts

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Our three German competitors Benno Hoffman, on the left, and Mario Thonig, on the right, both from Pfullinger Hof and Helmut Pertler, who has played in tournament every year since it's inception who is a member of Moray Golf Club and lives in Elgin.

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Chris Simpson from Buckpool (on the left) has competition this year from Gordon McCartney from Crieff in the Loud Trousers department.

The leaderboard following day 3 at Elgin can be found at the following link :- Elgin Leaderboard

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Double Dutch x 4 - taking part in September's Speyside G E are Roy van Vessem(kneeling on right) and his dad, Jan (holding the famous quaich) from Kellas, in Moray with 6 of their fellow countrymen making their first visit to Speyside's finest courses.

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