Bute Golf Club: Thomas is top in latest league round

The final round of Rothesay Golf Club's Summer Cup was played alongside the September medal on Sunday, September 14, 2014.
The final round of Rothesay Golf Club's Summer Cup was played alongside the September medal on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Leighton Thomas, who finished top of Bute Golf Club’s order of merit after the summer season, continued on his winning way on Saturday with an emphatic victory in the second round of the Winter League at Kingarth.

A strong southerly wind made scoring difficult for competitors but Thomas mastered the conditions well as he powered his way to a tally of 43 points after a round of 71.

The 10-handicapper finished four points clear of his nearest challenger with a score boosted by birdies at the fifth, eighth, 16th and 17th. The performance left Thomas, the club’s handicap convener, with the task of cutting his own handicap to nine.