Bute Golf Club: Captains lead the way in scramble contest

Bute Golf Club's annual mixed competitions day was held on Sunday, July 5.
Bute Golf Club's annual mixed competitions day was held on Sunday, July 5.

Captains Ellen Eccles and Steven Neilson led their team to victory in Bute Golf Club’s Kerrytonlia Cup Texas scramble tournament at Kingarth on Sunday.

The opening event of the club’s mixed competitions day, which raised £122 for the Erskine charity, was part of a busy weekend at the south end club where three trophies were up for grabs.

Along with team-mates Sandy Long and Jim Wylie the pair scored one-under-par 33 for net 28.3 over nine holes, which gave them a narrow win against runners-up Jean Scott, Bobby Melville, Colin Cuthbert and David Bryden, who finished on 34 for net 29.

In the second competition of the day ladies’ champion Elizabeth Speirs and her team of Helen Martin, Pat McDonald and Jim Wylie won the R.A. Pride Shield after an impressive nine holes which included five threes.

The St Blane’s Trophy gents’ competition, played in wet and windy conditions on Saturday, was won by David Bryden with a net 67, playing off a handicap of 11.