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Published 09 June 2017

The 2017 West Dunbartonshire Pro-Am golf tournament was won by a team of colleagues from the Spark Of Genius school in Clydebank.

Kris Stewart, Fraser Miller, Kenny Stewart and their designated pro David Stein, of Ranfurly Castle Golf Club, were a cut above the field at the 31st edition of the popular event, held as usual at Dalmuir Golf Course in Clydebank. A total of 35 teams took part, with each team of three amateurs joined by a professional player.

As well as a winning team, the pro with the best individual score is named the winning professional. That prize was this year shared by four pros – Christopher Currie of Caldwell Golf Club;  Louis Gaughan of Bathgate Golf Club; Robert Arnott of Bishopbriggs Golf Club; and Greig Hutcheon of the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre in Inchmarlo.

Amateur awards were also given to James Hutchison for being Nearest the Pin; John Wright for the Longest Drive; and Gordon Alexander for being Nearest the Line.

Provost William Hendrie was on hand to congratulate all of the competitors and especially the winners.

Provost Hendrie said: “It is quite remarkable that this tournament remains so popular in its 31st year and the team who organise and run the tournament behind the scenes deserve immense credit for their continuing efforts. The winning team this year performed brilliantly and there was really tough competition for the big prize.

“That the top pro prize was shared between four players shows just how competitive that particular contest was too and I thank all of the professionals who took part and made the 2017 competition one of the best yet.

“I would also like to thank our partners the Scottish Professional Golfers Association for their support once again and we look forward to many more editions of the West Dunbartonshire Pro-Am.”