(From Cal Carson Golf Agency - 01224 869782)
Prestwick's David Fleming and Guy Redford (Dundonald Links) won the first competition of the new Tartan Tour season - the Glenmuir Winter Series better-ball over Turnberry Hotel's Kintyre course today (Monday) - after a card play-off against two other pairs who also returned four-under-par 68s.
Fleming and Redford won the top prize of £700 by having the best inward half.
The course was frost free but the conditions were bitterly cold.
Joint runners up , each pair winning £425, were the Dundonald Links partnership of Iain Colquhoun and David Ross Nicol, and Tom Eckford (Ranfurly Castle) and Stuart Kerr (Strathaven).
Heather MacRae (Gleneagles), the only girl in the field of 20 pairs, partnered Chris Kelly (Cawder) to a share of fourth place on three-under 69. Also on that mark were Tom Buchanan (Duddingston) and Peter Kerr (Hayston) as well as David Patrick (Elie Sports Club) and Gareth Wright (West Linton). Each pair earned £150.
GLENMUIR BETTER-BALL WINTER SERIESKintyre course, Turnberry Hotel
LEADING SCORESPar 72
68 - David Fleming (Prestwick) and Guy Redford (Dundonald Links) (£700), Iain Colquhoun (Dundonald Links) and David Ross Nicol (Dundonald Links) (£425), Tom Eckford (Ranfurly Castle) and Stuart Kerr (Strathaven) (£425).69 - Chris Kelly (Cawder) and Heather MacRae (Gleneagles), Tom Buchanan (Duddingston) and Peter Kerr (Hayston), David Patrick (Elie SC) and Gareth Wright (West Linton) (£150 each pair).
70 - Stephen Gray (Hayston) and Anbdrew Marshall (Houston GR), Ronan Rafferty (Roxburghe) and Stephen McAllister (Renaissance), Anthony Mackrell (Playsport Golf) and Scott Catlin (Greenburn).
71 - Christopher Russell (Dunbar) and James Erskine (Portpatrick Dunskey), Stuart Syme (Dumfries & Co) and David Broadfoot (Dumfries & Co).
72 - Robert Arnott (Bishopbriggs DR) and Jason McCreadie (Buchanan Castle), Iain McNab (unatt) and David Addison (Kilmarnock Barassie), Daniel Wood (Hirsel) and Stuart Pardoe (Stuart Pardoe Golf).
73 - Keith Baxter (Buchanan Castle) and Alastair McLean (Duddingston), Ricky Hall (Turnberry) and Michael Sweenie (Turnberry).
74 - Ken Campbell (Machrihanish) and Neil Colquhoun (Merchants of Edinburgh).
78 - Brian Gibson (Carrick on Loch Lomond) and Graeme Matthews (Carrick on Loch Lomond), Christopher Drabbie (Archerfield Links) and Andrew Meikle (Archerfield Links).
81 - David Snodgrass (Hilton Park) and Andrew McIntyre (Ranfurly Castle).