Golf: Rothesay need a favour to retain senior league

The final match of this year's Bute Senior Golf League sees Bute take on Port Bannatyne at Kingarth, with the Port team needing a win to secure the title.
The final match of this year's Bute Senior Golf League sees Bute take on Port Bannatyne at Kingarth, with the Port team needing a win to secure the title.

Rothesay’s team in the Bute Senior Golf League are left needing a favour from their Bute counterparts as the annual competition nears its climax.

The Rothesay team, who won the title in 2012, enjoyed an emphatic 4-0 home victory over Port Bannatyne this week in their last match of the campaign.

Although the first two games went to the last green, Rothesay always seemed to hold the upper hand, the only question being whether the Port could snatch one game to help them in the event of the two teams finishing equal on points and the league went down to the number of games won.

In the event they were unable to do so, and the situation going into the last match of the season is simple: a win for the Port against Bute at Kingarth would give them the title, but anything else leaves Rothesay as champions. Bute, already assured of the wooden spoon, thus take on the role of king-makers.