First contest of the season is held

The Royal Montrose Golf Club held their first open competition of 2014 on Sunday.

On a cold and windy day, 65 couples – representing 45 clubs from all over Scotland – played in the Spring Mixed Greensomes Open.

The winners of the scratch competition – with a score of 73 – were Gary and Jane Tough from the Edzell and Brechin golf clubs.

Handicap (Stableford) section: 1, Richard and Caroline Denning from Newmachar, 41 points, bih; 2, Ian Kerr and Marie Vandepeear from Linlithgow / Dunbar, 41 points; 3, Norman Gibson and Alyson McGinnigle from Cochrane Castle / Cowglen, 38 points; 4, Dave Robertson and Judith Leslie from Forfar, 37 points.