Bute Golf Club: Gap closes at top of Winter League

Bute Golf Club's Winter League tournament takes place every Saturday until March at the club's Kingarth course.
Bute Golf Club's Winter League tournament takes place every Saturday until March at the club's Kingarth course.

Leighton Thomas narrowed the gap at the top of Bute Golf Club’s Winter League last Saturday when a double-birdie finish took him to within five points of leader Robert McKirdy.

Threes at the 17th and 18th holes secured victory with a tally of 38 points in the latest round of the stableford tournament, sponsored by Stephen Thomas of Optimize Financial Solutions Ltd.

Nine-handicapper Thomas finished one point ahead of David Bryden (11), while club champion Graham Bolton was the top scratch performer with a one-over-par 69.

Overall leader McKirdy failed to improve on his best-eight-rounds total of 325 points, but Thomas’s score saw him move into second place on his own with 320.