Golf: McArthur triumphs in Rothesay senior open

Rothesay Golf Club's senior open was held on Friday, August 8, 2014.
Rothesay Golf Club's senior open was held on Friday, August 8, 2014.

Graham McArthur celebrated his first year of senior competition by triumphing in Rothesay Golf Club’s senior open on Friday.

McArthur made the most of the more favourable conditions which blessed the earlier starters, carding a superb one-over-par round of 70 for a net 63 to give him a three-shot margin over the rest of the field.

The competition, sponsored by George Hanson Building Contractors, saw the three age group category winners all return net scores of 66: they were I. Jones of Gourock Golf Club (50-57 age group), Bobby Liddell (58-64) and Neil Ritchie (65 and over), while the scratch prize winner was Ian White of Old Ranfurly with a gross 72.

* The three divisional winners in the August medal, sponsored by Calyn Stirling of Bute Weddings, all returned net scores of 64: Shaun Kernaghan took the division one honours, while Donnie McDermid and Douglas Torrance won the division two and division three prizes respectively.