Ecclefechan Fusiliers return to Rothesay

Peter Wilson, Brian Mence, Kenny Thomson and Ron Cuthbertson won the Robin Strong Memorial Trophy at Rothesay Golf Club on June 7.
Peter Wilson, Brian Mence, Kenny Thomson and Ron Cuthbertson won the Robin Strong Memorial Trophy at Rothesay Golf Club on June 7.

The 31st visit of the Ecclefechan Fusiliers tourists was the highlight of this week’s action at Rothesay Golf Club.

Central to the Fusiliers’ visit was the playing of the Robin Strong Trophy on Friday, played to a format which sees two Fusiliers playing alongside two Rothesay members, with the two best net scores at each hole counting.

Winners this year with a score of 120 were Kenny Thomson and Ron Cuthbertson, playing with Peter Wilson and Brian Mence of the Fusiliers.

* The qualifying rounds for this year’s club championship began on Sunday, with the fantastic weather of the preceding week making scoring tricky because of the hard ground.

A stiff breeze which blew during the morning round made things even more difficult for the field, but Iain White shrugged off the conditions to return scores of 71 and 70, earning him top spot with a 36-hole aggregate of 141.

* To read the full report, see this week’s Buteman, on sale tomorrow.