Golf: Michael and Ivan hit the heights at Rothesay

The last rounds of Rothesay Golf Club's Winter League before Christmas were played on December 19 and 20.
The last rounds of Rothesay Golf Club's Winter League before Christmas were played on December 19 and 20.

Michael Murty and Ivan Cowie made the most of the benign conditions on Sunday as Rothesay Golf Club’s Winter League resumed after a weather-enforced break of two weeks.

Michael and Ivan, in the first game on the course, returned the highest score yet in this year’s competition, scoring 49 stableford points - a total which would have been even higher but for a bogey at the 17th and a net bogey at the 18th.

Jimmy Ewing and Bob McKechnie took second place on a countback ahead of two other pairs - Richard Dunn and Donnie McArthur, and brothers Hughie and Craig Charker - after all three scored 43 points.

Hughie Charker was the top scorer in Saturday’s singles round with 38 points, two ahead of Gary Steele.

* For a full round-up of the latest Rothesay golfing action see this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, November 26.