HELENSBURGH’S Wyllie Robertson was delighted it was a case of third time lucky for the club’s annual senior open competition for the Heron Cup.

The tournament was postponed twice because of poor weather conditions, but went ahead at the third time of asking – and Wyllie proved he was wily by nature as well as by name when he secured a narrow victory thanks to his haul of 37 stableford points, achieved off a handicap of seven shots.

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Runner up Jon Simmons achieved the same points total but lost out on the better inward half method.

Wyllie’s success meant he lifted both the Heron Cup and the Macintosh Quaich, the latter being the prize awarded to the competition’s leading Helensburgh member.

Meanwhile, the qualifiers from each of the monthly McDonald Medal rounds competed to win the inaugural McDonald Trophy.

The silverware was won convincingly by past captain Ian Irving, who reached the turn in a one-over-par gross 35.

Though he dropped a few shots on the back nine, it wasn’t enough to prevent him winning the trophy with a score of 41 points, one ahead of Michael McKechnie.

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The idea of both the gents’ and ladies’ sections competing in the same competition was initially met with mixed views, but everyone agrees it has been a successful initiative, and the club is grateful to Ridings Sawmills in Cardross for generously sponsoring the competition.

Finally this week, Craig Stirling was the winner of the second round of the BMW competition with 41 points.

An average round was turned into a special one by Craig finishing the last seven holes in one over par.

Ian Bennett was runner-up with 39 points, but he will fondly remember his day for his eagle two at the difficult par four 10th hole.