Golf: Alan’s smiling in the sunshine at Rothesay

Alan Laughlan won the first big prize of the season at Rothesay Golf Club, the R. & J. Anderson Trophy, on Sunday, April 19.
Alan Laughlan won the first big prize of the season at Rothesay Golf Club, the R. & J. Anderson Trophy, on Sunday, April 19.

Alan Laughlan won the first big competition of the new season at Rothesay Golf Club on Sunday in the shape of the R. & J. Anderson Trophy.

A very large turnout of 47 players competed in glorious weather, but Alan’s splendid net 63 (75-12) made him much too hot for the rest of the field to handle, with three players - Craig Charker, Tommy Duncan senior and Scott McAlister - tied for second on net scores of 67.

Twos were scored by Iain Simpson, Rory McEwan, Jimmy Ewing, Hughie Charker, Tommy Kilpatrick, Malcolm Brown and Angus Murray.