Golf: Bute GC’s Winter League prizes awarded

Stephen Thomas of Optimize Financial Solutions Ltd with Bute Golf Club's Winter League prize winners - champion Andy Docherty, runner-up Graham McArthur and third-placed David Bryden.
Stephen Thomas of Optimize Financial Solutions Ltd with Bute Golf Club's Winter League prize winners - champion Andy Docherty, runner-up Graham McArthur and third-placed David Bryden.

The top three finishers in the 2013-14 Winter League at Bute Golf Club received their prizes from the tournament’s sponsor this week.

Stephen Thomas of Optimize Financial Solutions Ltd presented the McArthur Cup to competition winner Andy Docherty, along with financial prizes to Andy, runner-up Graham McArthur and third-placed David Bryden.

It’s the second year in a row in which Docherty has won the competition, and also the second year running in which McArthur - whose father Jock gifted the competition trophy to the club - has finished second.

Docherty’s Bute triumph, with a best-eight-rounds total of 322 points, was also his second Winter League win of the year, having previously partnered Jason McKay to victory in Rothesay Golf Club’s pairs competition.

The tournament reached a conclusion at the end of March but the presentation of the prizes had to be postponed until all four parties were available.