Golf: Rothesay players dominate Cowal junior prize list

Euan McGregor, Scott McAlister, Lewis Poole and John Murray - the four Rothesay junior golfers who won the Jim Mattison Rosebowl for the best team scratch score at the Western Junior Open at Cowal Golf Club in Dunoon.
Euan McGregor, Scott McAlister, Lewis Poole and John Murray - the four Rothesay junior golfers who won the Jim Mattison Rosebowl for the best team scratch score at the Western Junior Open at Cowal Golf Club in Dunoon.

Rothesay’s junior golfers took home three different prizes at the annual Junior Western Open at Cowal Golf club in Dunoon - including the individual title for the best net score and the scratch team trophy.

Lewis Poole made the most of the early conditions, taking to the course in only the second group of the day and returning a net 68 off his handicap of 12 - a net score which none of his competitors would be able to match in the battle for the James English Senior Trophy.

Lewis also teamed up with Euan McGregor, Scott McAlister and John Murray to secure the Jim Mattison Rosebowl, the prize for the team with the best total scratch score of the day.

Rothesay players also took the top two spots in the competition for players aged under 12, with Jack Reynolds easing to victory and the RAF Careers Trophy with a total of 27 shots, nine ahead of clubmate Niven Shaw.

The best scratch score in the main competition was posted by Andrew Todd of Whinhill, while the Inverclyde club also won the Cairns Cup for the best team net score.

Corporal Gordon Campbell from the competition’s sponsors, RAF Careers, presented the prizes to the winners.