Golf at Rothesay

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It’s week four of the Bike Shed Winter League and in the singles on Saturday, the winner with the highest score of the year so far came from Michael Murty with a 2 under par score of 67 which gave the 5 handicapper a total of 43 points.

Second place went to Stuart Strathie with a score of 42 points which takes Stuart to the top of the leader board alongside Kenny Thomson, who could only manage a score of 36 points this week.

Tied in third place this week was Tommy Duncan and Gordon Shaw both scoring 39 points. A total of seven players scored eight twos on Saturday with Peter MacKay scoring a two at the 8th hole and then scoring an eagle two at the 9th. The other twos were Angus Murray and Tommy Duncan at the 8th Hole, Harry Milligan at the 11th, and Norman Lamond, Neil Ritchie and Kenny Thomson at the 13th.

In the pairs on Sunday, another high score of the year so far was scored by the dangerous pairing of Garry Steele and Jimmy Crawford who scored 25 points on the outward nine, helped by Garry scoring a two net one at the 4th hole for 4 points. On the back nine Jimmy birded the 14th and 15th holes to bring the pair back in 22 points for a total of 47 points. Runners up were the past champions pairing of Allan Smith and George Reynolds who scored 45 points, their best score of the year so far. Other good scores this week came from Jim McAlister and partner Stephen Reynolds with 44 points, Ivan Cowie and Michael Murty with 43 and Jimmy Ewing and Ewan McTaggart with 42 points to keep their good start to the season going.Only two pairings managed to score a two at the nominated 11th hole Jim McAlister and Stephen Reynolds, and the one-week pairing of Donnie McArthur and Stuart Strathie.

Next week the twos will be at the 13th hole.