Golf: Sun smiles on start of Rothesay’s Winter League

Rothesay Golf Club's Winter League got under way on October 17 and 18.
Rothesay Golf Club's Winter League got under way on October 17 and 18.

Distinctly un-wintry conditions greeted the start of the Winter League tournament at Rothesay golf Club on Saturday and Sunday.

Under glorious blue skies, Neil Ritchie topped the scores in the first round of the singles competition on Saturday with 37 stableford points, two clear of Gordon Shaw.

Similarly bucolic weather greeted the start of the pairs tournament on Sunday, in which Darren Leonard and Nicky Simmons took first place with 41 points, one clear of the one-week-only pairing of Neil Ritchie and Tommy Duncan.