Joint winners in seventh round of Bute’s winter league

Robert McKirdy and David Bryden took the top spot in week seven of Bute Golf Club's winter league.

Robert McKirdy and David Bryden took the top spot in week seven of Bute Golf Club's winter league.

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Robert McKirdy and David Bryden were joint winners of the seventh round of the Winter League at Bute Golf Club on Saturday with scores of 38 stableford points apiece.

Six-handicapper McKirdy, who had the best scratch return of the day with 72, recorded birdies at the second and 18th holes while Bryden (10) beat par at the fifth hole.

A strong finish by Leighton Thomas (9), with birdies at the 16th and 18th holes, gave him a share of third place with Stuart Wilson (12) and David Coll (11) after all three finished on 37 points.

The competition scratch score was 65 (39 points).

The tournament, sponsored by Stephen Thomas of Optimize Financial Solutions Ltd., continues on Saturday with the usual 8.30am ballot at the clubhouse.