CRAIG MacPHEE was crowned overall winner of Helensburgh Golf Club’s Frostbite competition after Sunday’s final round.

He finished the tournament with an average score of 24 points, giving him a one-point margin of victory over Paul Duerden.

A pack of seven players finished in equal third place with 22 points apiece.

Twenty-seven players turned out for the final round in challenging conditions; Jonathan Boult and Jon Sturgeon were the joint winners on the day, each scoring 22 points and collecting a sweep prize of £6.75 each.

The competition’s hole-in-one pot went unclaimed after the final round, and the prize fund of £125.50 will roll over to next year as a result.

The tournament’s organisers thanked all the 108 players who took part in this year’s competition, and paid tribute to Ramsay Howarth, Ian Porter, Jon Sturgeon and George Cairns, the only four players who participated in all 11 rounds.

Meanwhile, Jack Armstrong and Bob Berry were joint winners of the Green Keepers’ Revenge mixed stableford on Saturday with 40 points, ahead of George Cairns and Jonathan Sturgeon on 39.

Sixty-nine players braved harsh weather to take part in the mixed stableford competition, which is organised to fund a night out for the club’s greenkeepers in recognition of their efforts over the year.