Qualifying rounds for club championship at Rothesay

The qualifying rounds for Rothesay Golf Club's championship took place at the weekend.
The qualifying rounds for Rothesay Golf Club's championship took place at the weekend.

The qualifying rounds for Rothesay Golf Club’s Championship and other associated competitions took place during the course of the weekend.

In round one George Reynolds posted the best scratch score with a 68, beating Scott McAlister on 69 and Graham Bolton on 70.

There followed a number of players a few strokes behind with all eight places up for grabs on Sunday. Scott’s score was also best net of the day (65); George was second best net on 67, and Ryan McKirdy third on 68.

The second day dawned rather wet and murky, and nerves jangling, off went the challengers. Holder Ian White emerged with the best scratch score of the day with a fine 68, closely followed by Jack McKirdy with a 69, Malcolm Brown and Graham Bolton on 72.

Jack McKirdy’s score was the best net (63) followed by Ian White (66) and Stan Gaston and Malcolm Brown on (67).

After the dust had settled the draws for the three knock-out competitions became clear.

They are as follows:-

Club Championship Ian White v Angus Murray; Jack McKirdy v Scott McAlister; George Reynolds v Malcolm Brown; Graham Bolton v Calum McKirdy.

Atlantic Tankard:- Hugh Charker v Tommy Kilpatrick; David Coll v Jimmy Ewing; Derek Smith v Alan Laughlan; Bobby Liddell v A. Smith Snr.

Ties in the Championship and Tankard take place on Tuesday night.

Sunnindale Bowl:- Gary Steele v D. McKay; Craig Shaw v Colin Spear; Billy McFarlane v David Moffat; Stewart Hogarth v Nicky Charker.

Ties take place on Monday night - best of luck to all competitors.

The draw for the Senior Championship will be posted on the board this week, ties to be played next Tuesday, July 19.

The final of the Championship and Atlantic Tankard will take place on Saturday, July 16.

The Co-op charity day takes place on Sunday, July 17, and is an open competition. It is in aid of the British Red Cross.