Golf: Donald wins first open of Port Bannatyne season

Donald Standaloft, winner of the Bute Motor Company Open at Port Bannatyne Golf Club on Sunday, June 7, flanked by Anne and Roddie Shaw from the competition's sponsors.
Donald Standaloft, winner of the Bute Motor Company Open at Port Bannatyne Golf Club on Sunday, June 7, flanked by Anne and Roddie Shaw from the competition's sponsors.

Donald Standaloft lifted the Bute Motor Company Open title at Port Bannatyne on Sunday with a two-round net score of 129.

Standaloft beat par to register a net 63 in the first round of the 36-hole competition, two ahead of Alan Stewart.
And though he couldn’t quite match that feat in the afternoon - when a net 66 gave him a share of the runner-up spot over the second 18 holes, one behind David Bodys - his overall total was enough to secure the trophy by a three-shot margin ahead of last year’s winner Graham Fisher.

Alastair Shaw posted the best scratch score of the competition after shooting a total of 156 shots over the two rounds.

* Full report in this week’s edition of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, June 11.