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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

AYRSHIRE HANDICAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP - Troon Welbeck take early lead in Section B

Matches are under way in the 2018 Ayrshire handicap League Championship, with fixtures already completed in Sections B and D.

Troon Welbeck have established an early lead in Section B with  two home wins from two, by 4 - 2 against Largs Routenburn and 5 - 1 against near neighbours Troon St Meddans.

Auchenharvie and Prestwick St Cuthbert lie joint second, Auchenharvie having recorded a 4 - 2 home win over Largs Routenburn whilst Prestwick St Cuthbert have had a pair of 3 - 3 draws, away to Irvine ravenspark and at home to Beith.

Present positions in Section B are:-


Table
Played
Win
Draw
Loss
For
Against
Diff.
Points
Troon Welbeck
2
2
0
0
9
3
6
8
Auchenharvie 88
1
1
0
0
4
2
2
4
Pr. St Cuthbert
2
0
2
0
6
6
0
4
Beith
1
0
1
0
3
3
0
2
Irvine Ravenspark
1
0
1
0
3
3
0
2
XXX
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Largs Routenburn
2
0
0
2
4
8
-4
0
Tr. St Meddans
1
0
0
1
1
5
-4
0


In Section D, Prestwick St Nicholas opened with a 4 - 2 win at home to Tam O Shanter whilst Crosshouse managed a 3.5 - 2.5 win away to Tam O Shanter.

Matches will continue throughout the summer with the four section winners progressing to the semi finals.

Monday, April 16, 2018

PRESIDENTS PUTTER - Drongan cruise into round two

Drongan recorded the first win of the 2018 Ayrshire club team knockout competition for The President's Putter this last week.

The Drongan team were at home to Troon Portland in the first round and ran out winners by 3-0 to go through to round two.

In the second round Drongan face an away tie at either Prestwick St Cuthbert or Ayr Belleisle.

There are three remaining first round ties to be completed by 28th April. These are:-

Ayr Neptune Vs Largs Routenburn
Auchenharvie 88 Vs Girvan
Prestwick St Cuthbert Vs Ayr Belleisle

AYRSHIRE FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - First round ties due for completion next weekend

All first round ties in the 2018 Ayrshire Fourball Championship are due for completion by Sunday 22nd April, with the result of four ties still outstanding.

A number of matches have been completed in the last week.

Adam Cambers & Tony McCurdie (Ayr Dalmilling) had a 7&6 home win over Stuart Campbell & William Hutchison (Ayr Seafield) to set up a visit to Largs Routenburn in round two.

Martin Brown & Stevie Knox (Malletsheugh) won by 3&2 against their visitors David Macleod & Euan Campbell (Rowallan Castle) and will now travel to either Ayr Belleisle or Prestwick St Cuthbert in round two.

In the other match played recently, Brian Kennedy & Graham Campbell (Loudoun) had a 3&2 away win against James Donohoe & Ian Paterson (Auchenharvie 88) and will be at home to either Prestwick St Nicholas or The Chase in the second round.

The outstanding results from round 1 are:-

Doon Valley Vs Stewarton
Ayr Belleisle Vs Prestwick St Cuthbert
Prestwick St Nicholas Vs The Chase
Brunston Castle Vs Largs

AYRSHIRE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS - Early exit for the holder as first round ties are completed.

The defending champion Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) had an early exit in the 2018 Ayrshire Champion of Champions Trophy competition, as the first round matches were completed this week.

Playing at home to Peter Bond (Irvine Ravenspark), in windy conditions, Smyth was one ahead after thirteen, but some good fortune at the fourteenth saw Bond square the match. Smyth had the chance to restore his lead at the fifteenth but, with two putts for the hole, he three putted to leave the match all square with three to play. A second successive three putt from Smyth at the sixteenth saw Bond take the lead and when both players failed to find the putting surface from the tee at the par three seventeenth, it was Bond who succeeded in getting up and down for a winning par three, to take the match by 2&1.

Peter Bond will be away from home in the second round against Scott Ainsworth (Ardeer) who won away from home against Maurice Mulholland (Doon Valley) to progress from round 1.

A walkover for John Rushbury (Rowallan Castle) against Martin Riddell (New Cumnock) gives Rushbury a home tie against Gary Jordan (Crosshouse) in round two.

Jim Johnston (Ayr Belleisle) beat Andrew Lindsay (Ayr Dalmilling) by 5&3 and will be at home to Sandy Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) in round two.

Robert Adams (Abbotsford) will also be at home in round two, following a walkover against Steven Gray (Ayr Carrick) in round one, and will play Alan McLean (Kilbirnie Place).

At the top of the draw, Shaun Hedger (West Kilbride) beat Derek Watt (Drongan) by 5&3 and will be at home in round two to Paul Denim (Loudoun) who defeated Gordon Boyle (Turnberry) in the first round.

Following a 4&3 win away from home against Craig Menzies (Muirkirk), Ian Walker (Royal Troon) will be at home in the second round against Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) who secured his place in round two with a 6&4 victory over Andrew Brown (Redburn).

A single hole victory at home to Gregor Mackintosh (Girvan) was enough to see George Paton (Troon Merchants) into the second round, where he will have a home tie against Kevin Campbell (Glacier), who received a walkover against Sandy Buchanan (Prestwick St Nicholas).

In the remaining second round tie, Adam Sweeney (Largs Routenburn) will be at home, following his 4&3 win over Kevin O'Neill (Alton) in round one, and will face Stuart Campbell (Ayr Seafield), who beat Sam Findlater (Troon Welbeck) by one hole to progress to round two.

The full draw for the second round is :-


2nd Round 3rd Round
Played By:- 13th May 2018 Played By:- 17th June 2018
SHAUN HEDGER (West Kilbride)  
PAUL DENIM (Loudoun)
IAN B. WALKER (Royal Troon)  
CRAIG HAMILTON (Ballochmyle)
GEORGE PATON (Troon Merchants)  
KEVIN CAMPBELL (Glacier)
ADAM SWEENEY (Largs Routenburn)  
STUART CAMPBELL (Ayr Seafield)
ROBERT ADAMS (Abbotsford)  
ALAN McLEAN (Kilbirnie Place
JIM JOHNSTON (Ayr Belleisle)  
SANDY WALKER (Kil. Barassie)
SCOTT AINSWORTH (Ardeer)  
PETER BOND (Irvine Ravenspark)
JOHN RUSHBURY (Rowallan Castle)  
GARY JORDAN (Crosshouse)
GARY STEELE (Brunston Castle)  
ROBERT GILCHRIST (The Chase)
BARRY McDONNELL (Caprington)  
JOHN SLOAN (Tam O Shanter)
JAMES McINTYRE (Moorpark)  
SCOTT BROWN (Pr. St. Cuthbert)
LEN McDONALD (Beith)  
GREG NICHOL (Troon St. Meddans)
KIERAN CLARK (Braehead)  
DAVID McLELLAN (Largs)
FRASER McCALL (Troon Portland)  
ROSS McGINN (Skelmorlie)
JOHN CAIRNEY (Malletsheugh) DAVID PRATT (Annanhill)
DAVID PRATT (Annanhill) w/o
ANDREW McDONALD (Auchenharvie)  
GARETH LAMB (Irvine)

Saturday, April 14, 2018

AYRSHIRE STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP - Capacity field for 2018 event at King Robert The Bruce, Turnberry

A capacity field of 66 competitors will contest the 2018 Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship over the King Robert The Bruce course at Turnberry on Sunday 29th April.

The two round strokeplay event has attracted a quality field including the best players from the length and breadth of the county.

The holder Alan Connery (Irvine) returns to defend the trophy that he won for the first time 12 months ago at Western Gailes.

The sixteen best placed in the strokeplay championship will go forward to contest the Ayrshire Matchplay Championship at Rowallan castle Golf Club from 7th to 10th may.

Any competitors included in the draw who subsequently become unavailable should contact the Ayrshire Golf Association secretary at ayrshire.golf@btinternet.com as soon as possible, to allow a replacement to be introduced from the reserve list.

The draw for the strokeplay championship is.


2018 Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship
Sunday 29 April
King Robert The Bruce Course, Turnberry
Order of Play

Times
Player
Club
H/C
7:45
Mark Gallagher
Irvine
3
&
Jim Johnston
Ayr Belleisle
-3
12:45
Steven Wallace
Prestwick St Cuthbert
-1
7:52
Calum Sharp
Kilmarnock Barassie
1
&
Scott Brown
Prestwick St Cuthbert
-1
12:52
Gavin Wilson
Loudoun
3
8:00
John Rushbury
Royal Troon
2
&
Sandy Walker
Kilmarnock Barassie
0
13:00
Tommy McInally
Loudoun
-1
8:07
Ian Fraser
Troon Portland
2
&
John Haggarty
Loudoun
-2
13:07
Graeme Gimson
Prestwick St Cuthbert
-1
8:15
Stephen Spence
Royal Troon
-1
&
Stuart Brown
Loudoun
2
13:15
Gary Vogwell
West Kilbride
1
8:22
Barry O'Rourke
Loudoun
2
&
Donald Swinley
Royal Troon
3
13:22
Keith Hamilton
Ayr Belleisle
-2
8:30
Chris Bone
Loudoun2
2
&
Andrew Thomson
Largs Routenburn
1
13:30
Greg Vernon
Kilmarnock Barassie
2
8:37
Jamie McCormack
Irvine
1
&
Adrian Orton
Kilmarnock Barassie
2
13:37
Colin McGowan
Troon Welbeck
1
8:45
Ross Caddis
Kilmarnock Barassie
1
&
John Sloan
Doon Valley
0
13:45
Scott Bell
West Kilbride
3
8:52
Darren Mallinson
Irvine
-1
&
Stuart McClements
Kilmarnock Barassie
3
13:52
Shaun Hedger
West Kilbride
0
9:00
Stuart Robin
Prestwick St Cuthbert
-1
&
Adam Sweeney
Largs Routenburn
-1
14:00
Aidan Long
Ayr Belleisle
2
9:07
Barrie McDonnell
Caprington
2
&
Alan McLean
Kilbirnie Place
1
14:07
Scott McCahill
Prestwick St Nicholas
2
9:15
David Money
Kilmarnock Barassie
3
&
Gary Steele
Bruunston Castle
1
14:15
Iain Brown
West Kilbride
1
9:22
David MacDonald
Largs
0
&
Andrew Brown
West Kilbride
0
14:22
Simon Berrie
Prestwick St Nicholas
1
9:30
Paul Denim
Loudoun
0
&
Brian Moore
largs
2
14:30
Allan Brownlee
Brunston Castle
3
9:37
Scott Gilchrist
Loudoun
2
&
Stuart Miller
Kilmarnock Barassie
1
14:37
Alan Connery
Irvine
-1
9:45
Michael Smyth
Royal Troon
-3
&
George Robertson
Irvine
0
14:45
William Fleming
Ballochmyle
2
9:52
Joe McSorley
Brunston Castle
2
&
Neil Black
Rowallan Castle
3
14:52
Calum McKirdy
Ballochmyle
1
10:00
Gareth Lamb
Irvine
0
&
Craig Hamilton
Ballochmyle
-1
15:00
Greg Watson
West Kilbride
0
10:07
Malcolm Pennycott
Royal Burgess
0
&
Robbie Muir
Kilmarnock Barassie
0
15:07
Andrew Irvine
Troon St Meddans
2
10:15
Sandy Buchanan
Prestwick St Nicholas
-2
&
Steven Stamper
Turnberry
-1
15:15
Greg Nichol
Troon St Meddans
0
10:22
Stuart White
Girvan
3
&
Craig O'Connell
Troon St Meddans
2
15:22
Scott Douglas
Prestwick St Nicholas
2