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Forres Golf Club's Grant Cup won by Marc Dingwall after rain-hit Five Day Open


By Jonathan Clark

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Grant Cup winner Marc Dingwall...Forres Five Day Open Final Day 2021...Picture: Daniel Forsyth.....
Grant Cup winner Marc Dingwall...Forres Five Day Open Final Day 2021...Picture: Daniel Forsyth.....

FORRES Golf Club’s Grant Cup has been won by Marc Dingwall, who defeated Ronnie MacDonald in the final to finish on top of a 175-strong field.

In an all Forres final, Dingwall defeated MacDonald 3&2 on Friday afternoon to take home the trophy for the first time.

Grant Cup winner Marc Dingwall after winning the Open on the 16th hole...Forres Five Day Open Final Day 2021...Picture: Daniel Forsyth.....
Grant Cup winner Marc Dingwall after winning the Open on the 16th hole...Forres Five Day Open Final Day 2021...Picture: Daniel Forsyth.....
Grant Cup runner up Ronnie MacDonald is left gutted after missing this crucial put. Forres Five Day Open Final Day 2021...Picture: Daniel Forsyth.....
Grant Cup runner up Ronnie MacDonald is left gutted after missing this crucial put. Forres Five Day Open Final Day 2021...Picture: Daniel Forsyth.....

His victory came at the end of a rain-affected Five Day Open, with Tuesday’s play cancelled due an evening thunderstorm, while Wednesday’s action didn’t get started.

The round of 16 and quarter finals were completed on Thursday, leaving 12 players to battle it out for three trophies on Friday.

After the mornings semi finals, the Capri Tray final was first off in the afternoon, with Steven Charles Grant running out winner against Colin Cruickshank.

The Fraser Cup final was next up and saw Clinton Maxwell defeat Forres’ Campbell Falconer 2&1 in a ding-dong battle, which Falconer led for long stints.

In fact, it was only with two holes to play that Maxwell took the lead for the first time.

Fraser Cup winner Clinton Maxwell...Forres Five Day Open Final Day 2021...Picture: Daniel Forsyth.....
Fraser Cup winner Clinton Maxwell...Forres Five Day Open Final Day 2021...Picture: Daniel Forsyth.....
Fraser Cup winner Clinton Maxwell...Forres Five Day Open Final Day 2021...Picture: Daniel Forsyth.....
Fraser Cup winner Clinton Maxwell...Forres Five Day Open Final Day 2021...Picture: Daniel Forsyth.....

The main event teed off last, and it was left for Marc Dingwall to win the Grant Cup final on the 16th hole, coming home 3&2 winner against Ronnie MacDonald.

Dingwall had defeated Maurice Lindsay 2&1 in the semi final to tee up the final with MacDonald, who beat Jake Carpenter.

On the week overall, Forres Golf Club’s general manager Sean Blacklaw said: “It was really good. After last year’s members only tournament, it was great to invite visitors again and almost get back to normal. Hopefully next year evening entertainment will return.”



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