JACKIE LIGHTFOOT was the winner of the Captain’s Cup after Helensburgh Golf Club’s ladies and gents took to the course alongside one another for the club’s annual Lady Captain’s Day.

Captain Claire Harper, as host, invited the club’s gents to participate as well as the ladies, but a score of 39 stableford points won Lightfoot the silverware as the day’s best-placed female competitor.

Her tally placed her one point clear of runner-up Gemma Canham on 38, while the ladies’ podium was completed by Carol Bews, who returned a 35-point haul from her round.

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Angie MacFarlane won the prize for the longest drive on the first hole of the course, while Gemma Canham was the winner of the prize for getting nearest to the hole in three shots at the long 18th.

The best score of the day, however, was returned by the tournament’s leading male golfer, Alan Bell; his tally of 40 points means he qualifies to represent Helensburgh in the Solheim Cup competition, to be held later in the year at Cawder Golf Club near Bishopbriggs.

Meanwhile, despite some blustery conditions, the July round of the gents’ Anderson Medal produced some truly sparkling scoring.

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The first class honours were won by Andrew Willoughby, whose 64 was the best net score of the day and was one better than the in-form Peter Haggarty, who returned a gross score three under par for a net score of 65.

The second class section produced three net 66 scores, and was won by the club’s match and handicap convener, Malcolm Hyatt, by virtue of a better inward half ahead of the unlucky duo of Ian Bennet and Roy Nisbett.

It was a similar story in the competition’s third class section, where the top three players all returned net scores of 68; this time the top spot, again thanks to a better inward half, was occupied by Paul Rattray, ahead of Harry Fazal and Ray Baird.