Golf: Leighton lifts his first Bute trophy of 2015

Bute Golf Club's Lord Kingarth Trophy competition was held on Saturday, June 13, 2015.
Bute Golf Club's Lord Kingarth Trophy competition was held on Saturday, June 13, 2015.

Leighton Thomas celebrated his first silverware success of the season at Bute Golf Club on Saturday when he won the Lord Kingarth Trophy.

A solid performance by the 10-handicapper earned him 41 stableford points and resulted in a one-point margin of victory over runner-up Robert McKirdy.

The handsome award, which was gifted by the club’s patron, The Right Honourable Lord Kingarth, goes to Thomas for the first time and joins a lengthy list of trophy successes by the player over the past few years.

McKirdy produced his best golf with four birdies - including twos at the 12th and 15th holes - in a back-nine of 32, and also had the lowest scratch score of the day with a two-over-par 70.

* More from Bute Golf Club in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, June 18.