Golf: Thomas adds Tankard to Bute run of success

The McAlister Tankard competition was played for at Bute Golf Club on Saturday, June 21.
The McAlister Tankard competition was played for at Bute Golf Club on Saturday, June 21.

Leighton Thomas continued on his winning way at Bute Golf Club on Saturday when he added the McAlister Tankard to his recent run of success.

Victory in the annual bogey competition - his fifth win of the season so far - was assured when he finished four up against the course and one clear of joint runners-up Cammy Middleton (11) and Robert McKirdy (6).

Highlight of a round of gross 73 for 10-handicapper Thomas was back-to-back birdies at the ninth and 10th holes.

Other leading scorers on the day were Mike Whaley (21) and Ian McDougall (21) who were both two up.

* More from Bute Golf Club in the next edition of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, June 26.