DOMINIC TAYLOR and Ben Armstrong rose above yet more challenging conditions on Sunday as the Tennent’s Winter League at Helensburgh Golf Club entered its fifth week.

The early starters had only completed the first two holes of their round when the organisers decided that due to the poor weather the day’s play should be reduced from 18 holes to 11, with holes 1, 2 and 9-18 used.

All the players got a drenching at some part of their round but another playing week was completed successfully, leaving just two Sundays to be negotiated – hopefully in better weather conditions than those experienced so far.

Taylor and Armstrong scored 28 stableford points ­– a fantastic return given the conditions – to win by one shot from five pairs on 27 points with Matthew Gorman and Caleb Phipp finishing second on a countback and Bill MacDonald and Johnny Boult third.

The other 27-point pairs – Andrew Herd and Kevin McGurk, Stuart Buchanan and Craig Stirling, and Stuart Graham and Paul King, had to be content with their sweep money.

Peter Haggarty, Bill MacDonald, Gordon McKay and Matthew Gorman scored the day’s only twos on the nominated 11th and 16th holes, each receiving six Titleist Pro V golf balls per pair.

Calum Kennedy won the £30 lotto bonus ball draw for the second week in a row, while Phil Armstrong and David Tolhurst won bottles of wine in the scorecard lucky draw.