George celebrates first win in Seniors Open

George Reynolds had cause to celebrate after winning his first over-fifties' trophy in the Seniors Open at Bute Golf Club.
George Reynolds had cause to celebrate after winning his first over-fifties' trophy in the Seniors Open at Bute Golf Club.

Rothesay’s George Reynolds celebrated his arrival on the senior circuit last week when he lifted The Burnside Bowl after winning his first over-fifties’ trophy with a score of gross 66 in the Seniors Open at Bute Golf Club.

And the part-time fireman, who had to make a last-minute dash to the Kingarth course after being delayed by a fire incident in the town, wasted no time in getting off to a flying start with birdies at the two opening holes.

The one-handicapper then sped to the turn in three-under-par 31 after further birdies at the fifth and seventh holes. He followed up by christening the club’s new water feature at the 10th hole in flamboyant style when he splashed out of the pond to greenside, dried off ... and went on to rescue par with a chip and putt.. An inward half of 35, including a birdie at the 17th, gave the Rothesay player a two-under-par 66 for net 65.