SCOTLAND's champion Footgolfer Gavin Craig, helped keep the spirit of dedicated Ayr fan Ciar McPherson's alive by organising a FootGolf tournament at Roodlea, near Coylton.

It raised £555, with £500 going to Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and £55 of the money will be used to forever immortalise Ciar, who died last year in Ayr United history in the form of a tunnel tile for Somerset Park which will be purchased and imprinted with the words: 'There's only one Ciar McPherson 1993-2017. Viva la Ciardo'.

Prestwick man Gavin said: "I have organised a number of FootGolf events now and know how straightforward they are. I'm thrilled with this amount considering the weather and it was only 14 days ago when the event was pieced together. Thanks to my dad, David, my girlfriend, Lisa Campbell, and my new sister-in-law, Shannon. Well done to my brother, Jonny, for winning the event, but the true winner was SAMH."

Renowned artist, Craig Campbell, kindly donated the winning prize - a David Bowie portrait. Craig is a finalist in this year's Scottish Portrait Awards, to be held at Edinburgh.

Winner of the competition, Jonny Craig said: "It was encouraging to see so many people brave the harsh conditions in memory of Ciar. It was great to win but the real winner on the evening was SAMH. I hope more events like this take place in the future to help tackle the growing mental health problem in Scotland."

Ciar's mum Linda was presented with the tile certificate, signed by Ayr United manager Ian McCall.

Ciar's sister Kerrin said "Thank you to all the heroes who braved the wet and cold weather to raise a fantastic sum of money and to celebrate and remember the one and only Ciar McPherson."