Golf: Birdie sets Richie on road to Bute win

Bute Golf Club's Winter League tournament takes place every Saturday until March at the club's Kingarth course.
Bute Golf Club's Winter League tournament takes place every Saturday until March at the club's Kingarth course.

A birdie three at the opening hole sent Richie More on his way to his first victory in this season’s Winter League at Bute Golf Club on Saturday.

Despite two non-counting holes the 12-handicapper scored a total of 37 stableford points as he finished strongly in one-over par from the 14th.

Robert McKirdy (5), David Bryden (11), and John McBride (11) shared second place on 33 points, with John Kernaghan (14) one point further behind; McBride’s score saw him improve his overall tally by two shots, leaving him eight adrift of leader McKirdy at the top of the standings.