Golf: Docherty and McKay win Winter League title at Rothesay

The competitiors in this year's Winter League at Rothesay Golf Club.
The competitiors in this year's Winter League at Rothesay Golf Club.

Andy Docherty and Jason McKay secured their first Winter League title at Rothesay Golf club on Sunday with a total score of 359 points.

Holders Gary Steele and Jimmy Crawford required a final-day miracle to retain their title, but the 50 points they needed to have a chance of victory proved to be beyond them and they finished seven points adrift of the new champions.

Top place on the final day went to Darren Leonard and Graeme Shaw with a score of 44 points, one ahead of Frank Lee and Ron Cuthbertson.

Final top ten standings: 1 A. Docherty and J. McKay 359 points; 2 G. Steele and J. Crawford 352; 3 G. Reynolds and A. Smith 335; 4 I. Cowie and M. Murty 330; 5 J. Burke and S. McDonald 329; 6 C. Charker and K. Thomson 327 (better eighth score); 7 P. McDonald and S. McDonald 327; 8 R. Dunn and T. Duncan 325; 9 S. Strathie and A. Laughlan 324; 10 J. Ewing and E. McTaggart 319.

* More details in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, March 27.