Golf: Martin and McArthur make a splash at Kingarth

Peter Martin and Graham McArthur were joint top scorers in the third round of Bute Golf Club's Winter League on October 19.
Peter Martin and Graham McArthur were joint top scorers in the third round of Bute Golf Club's Winter League on October 19.

Peter Martin and Graham McArthur splashed their way to success at Kingarth last Saturday when they tied for first place in the third round of Bute Golf Club’s Winter League with totals of 39 stableford points.

They coped best with the sodden conditions after torrential overnight showers and further rain throughout the morning left the course barely playable. McArthur (6) had the best scratch score of the round with an excellent 71, which included a two at the third and further birdies at the ninth and 10th, while Martin (22) had two threes in a back nine of 20 points.

The winning pair finished one point ahead of title-holder Andy Docherty (9) and John Kernaghan (12) who both scored 38 points with Stuart Wilson next on 37.