Golf: Bolton wins his 15th Rothesay championship

Rothesay Golf Club's 2014 championship finalists pictured with club captain Stan Gaston.

Rothesay Golf Club's 2014 championship finalists pictured with club captain Stan Gaston.

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Graham Bolton won his 15th club championship title at Rothesay Golf Club on Saturday after a 4 and 3 victory over his long-time adversary George Reynolds in the final.

The two players were level at the halfway mark of the 36-hole final, but Bolton stretched away in the second round, winning the sixth, seventh and eighth and repeating the feat after the turn at the 12th, 13th and 14th before sealing the match with a ten-foot birdie at tht 15th hole.

The division two final, for the Atlantic Tankard, was won by Ryan McKirdy, who defeated the experienced Jimmy Ewing on the 18th green, while Darren Leonard beat Stuart Strathie in the final of the Sunnidale Bowl, for players with a division three handicap.

The final of the new senior championship, for players aged over 55, saw top qualifier John Duncan defeat Gordon Shaw.

* For a full report on all the finals, see this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, June 19.