Golf: McKirdy triumphs in Bute GC medal finals

Bute Golf Club's medal finals were played on Saturday, September 12.
Bute Golf Club's medal finals were played on Saturday, September 12.

Robert McKirdy battled his way through wind, rain and a severe cold to win the first class section in Bute Golf Club’s medal finals at Kingarth on Saturday.

McKirdy’s net score of 65 (71-6) won him the Lord Robertson Medal, five strokes ahead of Andy Docherty and Leighton Thomas.

Richie Smith, meanwhile, won the Emslie Medal in the second class division with a net 67 (87-20), beating John Kernaghan by a better inward half.

McKirdy, Smith and Kernaghan respectively led the way in the extra medal played alongside the medal finals.

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