Nineteen-year-old local member and club champion Craig Pirie yesterday won Millport Golf Club's annual 36-hole men's open for the Cumbrae Cup with a one under par total of 135 (67-68).
Pirie won by nine strokes from two former multiple winners of the event, Graham Bolton (Bute) and George Reynolds (Rothesay) who tied for second place on 144.
Conditions were testing on a course softened by a week of heavy showers and Joe Bell and his greenkeeping staff were commended by all participants for the fine condition of the greens.
Pirie thanked all who had travelled to support the event which was inaugurated in 1935 and has been won by such notables as Alastair Forsyth, Charlie Green, Gordon Murray and Barclay Howard. He also commented that he was delighted to finally win a trophy that didn't have his fathers name on it.