Golf: McFarlane secures Port’s Jimmy Whitelaw Cup

Prize winners in the Jimmy Whitelaw Cup at Port Bannatyne pictured with members of the Whitelaw family at the end of Sunday's tournament.
Prize winners in the Jimmy Whitelaw Cup at Port Bannatyne pictured with members of the Whitelaw family at the end of Sunday's tournament.

IAN McFARLANE posted a 24-hole aggregate score of 84 to lift the Jimmy Whitelaw Cup at Port Bannatyne on Sunday.

McFarlane returned a net score of 46 in the first of two 12-hole rounds and followed up with a net 37 in the afternoon to secure the trophy by a comfortable seven-shot margin ahead of runner-up Gordon Whitelaw.

The ever-changeable summer weather did not deplete the large entry for the ever-popular competition, although strong winds and heavy showers did blow some first-round scores sky-high - in fact, many of the first round entrants did not venture back out to complete their second 12 holes.

John Black completed the podium with a score of 92, while Mark Crichton’s 97 was the best scratch score of the day.

* Elaine Thom, Graham Dunn and Jim Bicker won the second mixed Texas scramble of the season, for the Ken Chisholm Memorial Trophy, on Friday night with a score of 38.6.

Anita Rutherford, Ian Shaw and Calum Robertson were second on 39.4 and Glenda Shields, Donald Standaloft and Robert McArthur on 39.9.