Golfers are set to boost Manx medal tally

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THE Isle of Man’s medal total could yet receive a boost from the team’s golfers.

After two of the four rounds, the men’s line-up of Tom Harris, Mark Sutton, Kevin Moore and Paul Lowey were sitting on top of the team leaderboard and on course to better the team silver they won in Aland two years.

Lowey also features prominantly in the individual standings sitting first, after rounds of 68 and 67, two shots ahead of Isle of Wight’s Brandon Robinson-Thompson. Harris and Moore are joint fifth, a further eight back, while Sutton sits 18th.

The women’s team of Caps Preston, Shirley Glover, Joy Morris and Emma Harris are fourth having played the same amount of rounds.

Isle of Man champion Harris is the team’s top-placed competitor in fifth, nine shots down on leader Emma Powell from the Isle of Wight.

l ARCHERY starlet Aalin George claimed her second medal of the week in Wednesday’s head-to-head compound competition.

The 15-year-old secured silver to add to the gold she won in Monday’s FITA compound event after she was beaten 98-107 in the event’s final by the fancied Lucy O’Sullivan from Jersey.

Fellow Manx archer Sarah Rigby was fourth after losing to O’Sullivan in the knockout competition’s semi-finals.

l WHAT links cinematic masterpieces the Great Escape and Star Wars?

This week’s NatWest Island Games of course! The signature tunes from both have been used during medalling ceremonies this week as the successful competitors make their way to the podium to collect their spoils.

The Star Wars theme was featured at the swimming on Monday night, prompting one wag to pipe up: ‘Well there have been some out of this world swims!’

The brass heavy Great Escape ditty has been more popular featuring at both the cycling and athletics this week - Steve McQueen would be proud.

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