Golf: Comfortable Kingarth medal win for McKirdy

Robert McKirdy achieved his best score of the early season on Saturday with a one-over-par 69 for a comfortable victory in Bute Golf Club’s May medal at Kingarth.

The five-handicapper’s first-class return of net 64 was three shots clear of runner-up Graeme Connor (12) on 67, while Leighton Thomas (11), Graham McArthur (5), and Jim McKirdy (8) all shared third place on 68

Mike Whaley (22) was also a clear winner in second class; his net 64 was five shots ahead of Stuart Wilson (14) on 69 with Stevie Neilson (19) third on 71.

* More news from Bute Golf Club in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, May 9.