Stephen Renfrew wins Matchplay title at Machrihanish

Left to right: Les Pirie (area association president), runner-up David Graham, winner Stephen Renfrew, and Machrihanish GC captain John Biggins.

Stephen Renfrew has become the first Port Bannatyne member to win a major Argyll and Bute area championship. He earned the 2012 match-play title over a sun-blessed Machrihanish links at the weekend.Stephen overcame local member David Graham 2 and 1 in a scrappy final.Renfrew had a tough route to the final, overcoming former winners Stuart Campbell and George Reynolds in the early rounds. On Sunday morning he thrashed another local member Oliver Armour 7 and 6 in the semi-final before facing David Graham in the afternoon final. The other beaten semi-finalist was 15-year-old Robert MacIntyre who has has had an actioned-packed fortnight after representing a developmental Scotland Under-16 boys' squad over in a title-winning performance followed by a last 32 berth in the Paul Lawrie Foundation Scottish boys' championship at Murcar Links.


Reevie Thomson bt Allan McKie 4 and 3
David Graham bt John Jack 2 and 1.
Robert MacIntyre bt Ross Currie 5 and 4
Alister McLean bt Graham Bolton 2 and 1
Oliver Armour bt Sean Dunstaffnage 3 and 2
Ian McGougan bt Kenny McCallum at 19th
Stephen Renfrew bt Stuart Campbell 3 and 2

George Reynolds bt Gordon Tyre 4 and 3

Graham bt Thomson 3 and 2
MacIntyre bt McLean 5 and 4
Armour bt McGougan 1 hole

Renfrew bt Reynolds 6 and 5

Graham bt MacIntyre 2 and 1

Renfrew bt Armour 7 and 6

Renfrew bt Graham 2 and 1




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