Golf: Renfrew retains Port Bannatyne gents’ championship

Port Bannatyne Golf Club's gents' championship finalists, Stephen Renfrew and Donald Standaloft.

Port Bannatyne Golf Club's gents' championship finalists, Stephen Renfrew and Donald Standaloft.

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Stephen Renfrew retained his Port Bannatyne gents’ club championship title on Saturday with victory over Donald Standaloft at the first extra hole.

The pair were level at the halfway mark of the 36-hole final, though Renfrew was rather relieved to still be on terms having never led at any stage of the first 18 holes.

The defending champion, however, had his nose narrowly in front at several points in the afternoon round - and though Standaloft holed from six feet to win the 18th and level the match, it was Renfrew who held his nerve at the first extra hole to retain his crown.

Pete Barnett won the handicap championship, for the Arthur Slack Trophy, by defeating Calum MacPhail in the final, while Elaine Thom had the edge on Janey Jardine in the final of the ladies’ championship.

* More from a very busy week at Port Bannatyne Golf Club in the next edition of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, July 24.