Winter trophy winners at Machrie Bay

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Golfers Brian Sherwood and Alex Morrison-Cowan picked up the two top winter trophies at Machrie Bay Golf Club during a disrupted winter season.

Brian was overall winner of the Lochranza Hotel Cup while Alex lifted the Winter Cup but without the usual presentations in the clubhouse.

Clubs around the island will be reopening for wider play in the coming weeks. Here are the latest results and fixtures from around the island.

Machrie Bay Golf Club

Tuesday March 30, final day of the Lochranza Hotel Cup, sweep. 1. Brian Sherwood 64, 2. Alex Morrison-Cowan 73, 3. Phil Betley 74. Overall winner Brian Sherwood.

Winner of Winter Cup, Alex Morrison-Cowan  388, runner-up John Pennycott 395.

Fixture: Tuesday April 6, start of Peter Sutton/Lady Mary tee-off 12.30pm and 5pm.

Lamlash Golf Club 

Thursday March 25, Yellow medal. 1. Ian Bremner 69-8=61, 2. Colin Richardson 79-16=63. Magic twos Ian Bremner @17th, Graeme Andrew @16th.

Sunday March 28, Winter Stableford final round. 1. Scott Campbell 38pts, 2. Derek Harrison 35pts BIH over Alan Campbell. Magic twos Derek Harrison @16th, Hugh McLelland @5th and 16th.

Overall winner of Winter Stableford: Derek Harrison 150pts, runner-up Ian Bremner 139pts.

Fixtures: Saturday April 3, three club competition, 10am start. Sunday April 4,
mixed Texas Scramble, 11.30am for noon start. Thursday April 8, Summer Cup, make up own groups see starter for times.

Corrie Golf Club

Fixtures: Saturday April 3, 18-hole medal. Wednesday April 7, 18-hole medal. For both competitions make up your own matches within the current Covid regulations.

Brodick Golf Club

Sunday April 4, Brandon qualifier.

Winner of the Winter Cup Alex Morrison-Cowan.