Port Bannatyne Golf Club treasurer John Black cashed in with his first major success on Sunday when he won the M&M Trophy after an impressive performance in the final round of the tournament at Bute Golf Club’s Kingarth course.
The 12-handicapper added a net 69 to his previous scores of 71 at Port Bannatyne and then 68 at Rothesay for a 208 aggregate in the annual competition, played over three rounds, with one at each of the island’s courses.
Black finished two shots clear of runner-up Iain Simpson of Rothesay, while Willie Glen, also of Rothesay, was third on 212; Matthew Dunn of Port Bannatyne, the outright leader after the second round, could only manage a net 76 in Sunday’s final round, giving him a three-round total of 214.
The scratch prize was won by Graham McArthur with a 231 aggregate (79, 77, 75).
* More detail on this year’s M&M Trophy in the next issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, May 15.