Joe Livingstone became the youngest ever winner of the coveted Port Open trophy at Port Bannatyne Golf Club on Saturday.
Joe’s round of 71 earned him a well-deserved cut in his handicap - which, at 12 shots at the start of the day, made him the player with the highest handicap to have ever won the competition.
Second place went to Liam Shanks with a 72, while Rothesay’s Steven MacDonald shot a 73 to take third; the handicap competition was won by Sam Jamieson with a net 63 (77-14).
On a busy weekend for Port Bannatyne’s golfers, Marjorie Matthews, Jim Thom and Robert McArthur won the Ken Chisholm Memorial Quaich mixed Texas scramble competition on Friday night with a score of 38.4, while Mark Crichton won the Jimmy Whitelaw Cup on Sunday with 12-hole scores of 40 and 43 for a total of 83 shots.
Iain McFarlane was second on Sunday on 87 (45+42), with David Greer on 88 (41+47); Joe Livingstone won the scratch prize with a total of 102.
* Full details of this week’s action at Port Bannatyne in the July 31 issue of The Buteman - on sale now.