GOUROCK Golf Club’s senior championship saw players competing for the MacNaughton Quaich over two days.

A record entry of 75 took part this year, further evidence that this tournament continues to go from strength to strength.

WH Kirkwood were once again the event sponsors and the committee and members of Gourock are most grateful for their continued support.

Stephen O’Kane finished in third place on a combined total 155 at nine over par.

The ever-green Graham Aitken, who won this championship in both 2016 and 2019, competed very well once again with rounds of 75 and 77 to take the runners-up spot with a combined total of 152.

Graham slipped back a wee bit with double bogeys at the third, sixth and 11th in the second round but partially recovered the situation with birdies at two, 12 and 15.

Coming out on top was Colin Erskine who successfully defended his title and in so doing chalked up a record-breaking eighth senior championship.

The highlight of the event for Colin was undoubtedly his eagle three at the eighth hole in the first round which contributed to a one under par 72 and also featured two birdies in the last four holes.

Colin consolidated his overall performance with a steady 76 in the round two despite a double bogey down the very last hole.

Colin therefore won by a margin of four shots.

In the nett competition for the Baird Trophy it was great to see John McWade - playing off a handicap of 15 - coming out on top.

John was slightly disappointed with his round one score of 90 (nett 85) on the Saturday but he came roaring back on the Sunday, improving by eight shots for a 82 (nett 67) and therefore a combined total of 172, giving rise to a nett score of 142 which managed to eclipse Colin McKenzie.

Colin had also shot an aggregate score of 142 but his split of nett 70 on the Saturday and nett 72 on the Sunday meant he lost out due to John having the better second round.

Therefore, John’s birdie three at the 36th hole proved absolutely crucial.

Pictured is Colin Erskine flanked by club captain Neil Beaton and WH Kirkwood representative Ian MacNaughton.

The second photograph features John McWade along with Neil Beaton.