THE last player out in Outlane Golf Club’s President’s Prize, David Little, held his nerve to win the event.
Coming up the last hole he knew a par five would earn first place after former rugby league player Gary Senior had held the lead throughout the day after an early start.
With the course in excellent condition, 39 players were either under par or level par and, given that the maximum handicap was 20, the winner’s score could even have been better as he normally plays off 21.
The best gross went to Nigel Nuttall whose 73 was only two over par and it was matched by Steve Howlett, who came second in the Division I prizes.
The Division II prize was won by Dave Blundell with a 68 nett, which was the same as Doug Smith but a better back six by the winner just pipped the runner-up.
Results: President Prize – 1 David Little 63, 2 Gary Senior 64. Best Gross – Nigel Nuttall 73.
Division I – 1 Martin Cullimore 66, 2 Steve Howlett 67.
Division II – 1 Dave Blundell 68 (best back six), 2 Doug Smith 68.
Phillip Price’s first competitive hole-in-one at the Scottish Open has earned him an unusual prize - 168 bottles of champagne.
The number is explained by the length of the 11th hole at Castle Stuart near Inverness, which the former Ryder Cup hero aced during his opening round.
All Price’s previous holes-in-one had come in practice, so it made the Laurent-Perrier prize all the more special.