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Local duo Ron MacKinnon and Gary Johnstone overcame the challenging weather conditions at Askernish to win the 2024 Outer Hebrides Pairs Championship at the weekend.

The pair, who narrowly missed out last year on countback, took the honours after posting 124 points over the two days.

As had been forecast, the final day yesterday (Sun, June 16) was played in a stiff breeze, which was particularly tough on the back nine.

Gary Johnstone got the golfing partners over the finish line with a remarkable 46 points yesterday, quite a feat given the weather conditions on Sunday.

The runners-up were defending champions Martin Jacobs and Colin Russell, who accumulated 104 points.

Image credit: Askernish Golf Club