Troon Portland Golf Club have been crowned Ayrshire Winter League champions for the second time in three years after a 7-5 aggregate win over Troon Welbeck in the final.
Trailing 3.5 to 2.5 after the first leg over the Darley, the Portland team proved too strong for last year's runners-up in the return leg on Sunday 15th March over their home course.
In the opening tie there was never more than one hole in it before veteran Alistair Nicol clinched victory over Welbeck's Walter Meiklem on the last.
In a topsy turvy second match, Portland's Kevin Lammie and Welbeck's Billy Hunter exchanged holes with regularity before eventually halving.
Portland stalwarts Robbie Stewart and Paul Moultrie were in fine form to both see off their opponents - Joe Gilligan and Hugh Burns respectively - by 5 and 4.
Warren Blair wrapped up the Portland points with a last hole victory over Del Chamberlain, while the Welbeck's consolation point went to Steven Murray with a 4 and 3 win over Fraser McCall.
With a playing membership of just 120 to choose from, Portland team captain John Duncan has now led the side to victory in two of the last three finals.He said: "We are delighted to have emerged victorious and would like to thank Welbeck for a sporting match. Thanks also go to all the members from both clubs who caddied or turned up to support their players."
Second leg details (Portland G.C. names first)
Alistair Nicol beat Walter Meiklem 1 up
Kevin Lammie halved with Billy Hunter
Robbie Stewart beat Joe Gilligan 5 and 4
Paul Moultrie beat Hugh Burns 5 and 4
Warren Blair beat Del Chamberlain 1 up
Fraser McCall lost to Steven Murray 4 and 3