Golf: Livingstone wins Port Open prize at Port Bannatyne

Joe Livingstone, winner of the MacLeod Homes Port Open at Port Bannatyne Golf Club on July 25, receives his trophy from the club's match secretary, Jim Bicker.
Joe Livingstone, winner of the MacLeod Homes Port Open at Port Bannatyne Golf Club on July 25, receives his trophy from the club's match secretary, Jim Bicker.

Joe Livingstone became the youngest ever winner of the coveted Port Open trophy at Port Bannatyne Golf Club on Saturday.

Joe’s round of 71 earned him a well-deserved cut in his handicap - which, at 12 shots at the start of the day, made him the player with the highest handicap to have ever won the competition.

Second place went to Liam Shanks with a 72, while Rothesay’s Steven MacDonald shot a 73 to take third; the handicap competition was won by Sam Jamieson with a net 63 (77-14).

On a busy weekend for Port Bannatyne’s golfers, Marjorie Matthews, Jim Thom and Robert McArthur won the Ken Chisholm Memorial Quaich mixed Texas scramble competition on Friday night with a score of 38.4, while Mark Crichton won the Jimmy Whitelaw Cup on Sunday with 12-hole scores of 40 and 43 for a total of 83 shots.

Iain McFarlane was second on Sunday on 87 (45+42), with David Greer on 88 (41+47); Joe Livingstone won the scratch prize with a total of 102.

* Full details of this week’s action at Port Bannatyne in the July 31 issue of The Buteman - on sale now.