Golf: Crooks wins Kingarth Open at Bute GC

Bute Golf Club's Weldsave Kingarth Open was played on Sunday, August 10, 2014.
Bute Golf Club's Weldsave Kingarth Open was played on Sunday, August 10, 2014.

Allan Crooks splashed his way to victory in the Weldsave Kingarth Open at a rain-lashed Bute Golf Club on Sunday.

The visitor, from Eastwood Golf Club on the outskirts of Glasgow, won the Middleton Cup by edging Rothesay’s Iain Simpson into second place on a better inward half after both players returned scores of net 65.

A back-nine of 35 secured victory for the eight-handicapper as Simpson, also playing off eight, scored 37.

Rothesay’s Jim McAlister took the scratch award with a score of 73 in conditions made difficult by continuous rain throughout the day.

* For a full round-up from a busy week at Bute Golf Club, see the new issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, August 14.