Golf: Pack closes in on Kingarth league leader

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Graham McArthur celebrated the New Year by holding his top spot in Bute Golf Club’s Winter League stableford tournament at Kingarth - but a group of strong challengers are closing in on the leader.

Andy Docherty has moved into second place, two points behind the pacesetter, while four other players are also within touching distance - and Leighton Thomas, the runaway winner of two seasons ago, has moved on to the leaderboard after victory in the first round of 2013.
Thomas (12) found winning form on Saturday as he coped well with the windy conditions to score 40 points - one clear of runner-up Docherty (10).

Graeme Connor (13) and Richie More (11) finished joint third on 37 points, with Bobby Speirs (15) one point further adrift.