Bute Golf Club: McGregor is early Winter League leader

Bute Golf Club's Winter League tournament began on Saturday, October 11, 2014.
Bute Golf Club's Winter League tournament began on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

Gary McGregor, a newcomer to competition at Bute Golf Club, leads the way after the first round of the club’s Winter League tournament.

The 20-handicapper covered the back nine in 39 shots on Saturday to complete his round in 44 stableford points, one clear of nearest challenger David Bryden.

Benign weather and the continuing improvement to the Kingarth greens again produced a day of low scoring with seven players – almost half the field – scoring 40 points or better.

Bryden (10) finished with 43 points after recovering from a quadruple-bogey eight at the 13th to complete the remaining holes in one under par, while Duncan Speirs (7) was third after producing the leading scratch score of the round with a one-over-par 69 for a tally of 42 points.