CLUB champion Peter Haggarty led June Haggarty, Ben Canham and past lady champion Gemma Canham to victory in the Open Championship Scramble at Helensburgh Golf Club on Sunday.

Eighty club members took part in the competition, generously sponsored by Loch Lomond Whiskies, as part of a series of events organised to mark the 125th anniversary of the formation of the club.

Unexpectedly dreich weather welcomed players to the course for the shotgun start to the event, but conditions, both overhead and underfoot, steadily improved over the course of the day and allowed several quartets to post some impressive scores.

None, though, were more impressive than that of the winning quartet as Peter – who was playing off his increased handicap of two shots for the first time since 1989 – and his team-mates returned a superb net score of 47.8.

That gave them a winning margin of 2.2 shots ahead of the runners-up, Alan Latham, Bobbie Latham, Stuart Graham and Audrey Graham.

Chris Thomas took the division one honours in the July round of the Anderson Cup at Helensburgh on Saturday.

His steady round featured inward and outward halves of 36 shots and included one birdie and 13 pars as he beat John Ford by a single shot.

Ian Harrington won division two, going out in 40 shots and covering the back nine in 44 in a round which included six pars and saw him finish one ahead of Craig Bonthrone.

Brian Penman was the day’s division three winner after a front nine of 43 shots and an inward half of 49. His round included four pars and saw him finish five shots ahead of Jonathan Sturgeon.

Fifty-nine ladies and gents took part in the Ladies’ Captain’s Day competition, played to an individual stableford format, on Tuesday, July 17.

Fiona Chalmers won the Lady Captain’s Cup with a score of 37 points, while Brian Blackwell was the best gent on 41.

Finally this week, Helensburgh’s gents’ senior team held their Vale of Leven Golf Club counterparts to a 2-2 draw away from home last Thursday in their latest McIntyre League fixture.