Dougie Singleton has been crowned the winner of one of Helensburgh Golf Club’s most sought-after trophies – the Breingan Medal.

The tournament is held monthly throughout the season, with all the monthly winners in each class lining up to compete on the last day for the silverware.

Consistency proved the key for Dougie, whose two equal halves of 42 gross gave him a net score of 70 off his handicap of 14; he was presented with the trophy by John Fraser of DCF Joiners and Building Services Ltd (above), the generous sponsors of the competition.

Apart from those monthly winners aiming for the overall trophy, all members could play in the medal – and despite some windy conditions there were good scores in all three classes.

Alex Dunlop pipped Keith Baird in the first class, by virtue of his better inward half, with both recording net scores of 70.

In the second class the club’s former secretary, Martyn Lawrie, won with a net 69, and in the third class, David Kick and James Mitchell had the best net scores of the day both with net 68s, the better inward half rule earning David first place.

Meanwhile, holder Charlie McGinn successfully defended the Wednesday Ormond Medal, sponsored by the local office of BTO Solicitors: his net 69 was not only the lowest of the day among the medal finalists, but the lowest in the entire field. He received the trophy from club captain Dave Lutwyche (above right).

Gordon English, the winner of the Anderson Medal final (right), could have been forgiven for thinking his chances of victory were gone at the halfway point after he dropped eight shots to par on the front nine – but his four-over-par back nine gave him a net 70 and saw him snatch the trophy from under the noses of his fellow finalists.

The score of the day was the net 64 posted by past club chairman Murray Waddell, but unfortunately he was not one of the qualifying finalists.

Elsewhere, John Simmons defeated Calum Kennedy on the last green in the final of the Colgrain Cup knockout competition, while Gerry and Sue Black upset the form book in the final of the Vilamoura Trophy, beating pre-match favouries Gordon and Dorothy Mickel by a convincing 5 and 3 margin.

Finally this week, Ray Ford and Paul Strettle defeated Alan Rankin and Gordon English to win the Kerr Thomson Trophy gents’ fourball final.