Golf: Latest Winter League news at Port Bannatyne

The clubhouse at Port Bannatyne Golf Club.
The clubhouse at Port Bannatyne Golf Club.

The penultimate qualifying round of the Rothesay Motor Services Winter League was played at Port Bannatyne Golf Club on Sunday - and the results went a long way to sorting out who will play in the tournament’s knockout stages.

Hector Whitelaw and Donald Standaloft secured qualification from League A by defeating David Driver and Sam Jamieson, while two League B pairs have also ensured thier places in the quarter-finals - Jamie Jardine and Ted McDonald, who beat holders Robert Jardine and Mark Crichton, and Gordy Macintyre and Jim Thom, who made sure of their slot with a one-hole victory against Joe Livingstone and Robert McArthur.

That leaves five last-eight places up for grabs, and almost all the pairings in the competition still in with a decent chance of grabbing them.

The final qualifying round takes place on February 15.

For a full round-up of this week’s golfing action at the Port, see the new issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, January 29.