Golf: Round-up from Bute and Port Bannatyne

Robert McKirdy goes into the new year with a 14-point lead at the top of Bute Golf Club’s Winter League.

The five handicapper scored four birdies on his way to a level-par 68 and 41 stableford points in the latest round of the tournament at Kingarth on Saturday, December 27.

McKirdy has now five of his eight counting rounds in the forties for an overall tally of 322 points.

Graham McArthur, who did not play in the latest round, is in second place overall on 308 points with Leighton Thomas third on 307.

John McBride led the scoring at the weekend with 42 points to move up to fourth place with a tally of 304.

Other leading scorers on Saturday were Richie More (11) on 41 points, Donald Standaloft (4), who continued his recent run of form with a gross 69 for 39 points, and John Kernaghan (14) on 38.

* The sun shone on Port Bannatyne’s golfers on December 27 at the club’s mixed ‘Pie and Pint’ mixed Texas scramble.

Janey Jardine, Rory MacLeod and John Black won the 12-hole competition with a net score of 42.1, with the hot pies and chips very welcome after play was concluded. The winner of the pie eating competition will, however, remain a secret!