Golf at Rothesay: Jim and Frank top first Winter League round of 2016

Rothesay Golf Club's Winter League pairs competition takes place every Sunday until March.
Rothesay Golf Club's Winter League pairs competition takes place every Sunday until March.

Jim McClean and Frank Lee got their new year off to the perfect start by winning the latest round of the Winter League pairs competition at Rothesay Golf Club on Sunday.

A wind-assisted back nine of 24 points, including a net eagle for Frank at the 17th, earned them a three-point margin ahead of Jimmy Crawford and Gary Steele, whose three-week winning run was ended after they could only manage 40 points, beating Ivan Cowie and Michael Murty into second place after a countback.

Ivan and Michael now lead the overall standings with 326 points from eight counting scores, followed by Hughie and Craig Charker on 312 and Jimmy Crawford and Gary Steele on 292, but they have only seven counting scores.