ALL THE LATEST NEWS ON AMATEUR GOLF IN AYRSHIRE

Monday, June 17, 2019

VAGLIANO TROPHY - Hazel McGarvie called up for G B & I team


Hazel McGarvie (Royal Troon) has been added to the G B & I team to play the Contineent Of Europe in the vagliano Trophy later this month.

The following report is reproduced from the R & A Website.

Annabel Fuller, Hazel MacGarvie and Emily Toy have been added to the Great Britain and Ireland team to play the Continent of Europe in the Vagliano Trophy at Royal St George’s from 28-29 June.

They complete the team of eight golfers which already includes Alice Hewson, Lily May Humphreys, Julie McCarthy, Shannon McWilliam and Isobel Wardle who were selected to play in the biennial encounter earlier this month.

Elaine Ratcliffe, who will captain GB&I for the first time in the match, said, “Emily Toy’s fantastic performance to win the Women’s Amateur Championship last weekend put her straight into contention for selection, while Annabel Fuller and Hazel MacGarvie have also produced notable wins this year.

“I’m now looking forward to working with the team as we prepare for the match against the Continent of Europe in Sandwich in less than two weeks’ time.”

Women's Amateur Champion
Toy immediately played her way into thoughts of the selectors after winning the Women’s Amateur Championship at Royal County Down last weekend and the 21-year-old will feature in the match for the first time.

The Englishwoman has also recorded several top ten finishes in 2019, including the New South Wales Amateur, where she led the stroke play qualifying, the Italian International Ladies Amateur Championship, The R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament and the English Women's Amateur Championship, where she finished fifth.

Fuller, who represented Great Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup and Europe in the Junior Ryder Cup in 2018, won the Major Champions Invitational in the United States earlier this year. The English youngster also finished runner-up in the Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Championship and the Scott Robertson Memorial.

Hazel MacGarvie has been selected off the back of an impressive season for the University of Stirling player.

In form MacGarvie
MacGarvie comes into the team off the back of winning the St Rule Trophy in St Andrews earlier this month. The Scot also has top ten finishes in the Portuguese International Ladies Amateur Championship, The R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament, the Helen Holm Scottish Women's Open Championship and the Irish Women’s Open Stroke Play Championship this year.

Hannah Screen of England and Scotland’s Chloe Goadby have been named as the non-travelling reserves.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

JUNIOR GOLF - Ruben Lindsay wins Stephen Gallacher Foundation Trophy at Cardrona.

Scotland Boys Internationalist Ruben Lindsay (Ayr Belleisle) won the Stephen Gallacher Foundation Trophy at Cardrona Golf & Country Club near Peebles on Sunday 16th June, with a three shot wining margin over his closest challenger.

The event was staged over two days, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June, and with rounds of 70, 72 and 73, Lindsay posted a final total of 215, ahead of gregor Graham (Blairgowrie) in second place on 218.

The only other Ayrshire player in the boys competition was Sean Addie (Ayr Belleisle) who missed the 36 hole cut after rounds of 86 & 78.

In the girls event, Luisa Gibson (Irvine) finished in third place on 239, after rounds of 79, 82 and 78, which left her six shots adrift of the winner Katie Graham (Hamilton).

Freya Russell (Royal Troon) finished eighth on 261 with rounds of 92, 86 and 83 whilst Rachel Foster (Prestwick St Nicholas) retired after an opening round of 81.

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT - Dylan Cairns leads the way after two events.


With the first two of the qualifying events in the 2019 Ayrshire Junior Order of merit now completed, Dylan Cairns (Prestwick St Nicholas) leads the way in the chase for the title.

No points were gained by any Ayrshire players in the Scottish Open Strokeplay Championship at West Kilbride in April but a good field in the first local event, the Golf South Ayrshire Junior Open played at Ayr Seafield on 8th June, saw several players record the first points of the season.

A scratch score of 76 was good enough for Dylan Cairns to take maximum points, just one shot ahead of the title holder John McCracken (Kilmarnock Barassie).

Present positions in the Junior Order of Merit are:- 


100
DYLAN CAIRNS
Prestwick St Nicholas
75
JOHN McCRACKEN
Kilmarnock Barassie
50
PATRICK SMILEY
Prestwick St Nicholas
35
CONNOR WILLS
Prestwick St Nicholas
15
HARVEY BROADFOOT
Troon Welbeck
15
CAMERON SHANKS
Caprington
2.5
ALEX DEAN
Ardeer
2.5
EUAN RAMSAY
Prestwick St Nicholas


The next of the 19 scheduled counting competitions to take place is the Byrne Howard trophy at Royal Troon on 30th June, followed closely by the Largs Junior Open and the Troon Welbeck Junior Open of 4th and 5th July respectively.


AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Latest results


Matches have been played in both of the AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP qualifying sections recently, as teams bid to top the sections and claim a place in the final of the competition in September.

In SECTION A, Ballochmyle got off to a winning start with a 5.5 – 0.5 win at home to Caprington.

Present positions in Section A are:-

Table
Played
Win
Draw
Loss
For
Against
Diff.
Points
Kilmarnock Barassie
2
2
0
0
8
4
4
8
Ballochmyle
1
1
0
0
5.5
0.5
5
4
Irvine
1
1
0
0
5
1
4
4
Caprington
1
0
0
1
0.5
5.5
-5
0
Prestwick St Nicholas
3
0
0
3
5
13
-8
0

In SECTION B, Ayr Belleisle maintained their unbeaten record with a crushing 6 – 0 win away from home against Prestwick St Cuthbert.

Present positions in Section B are:-

Table
Played
Win
Draw
Loss
For
Against
Diff.
Points
Ayr Belleisle
3
2
1
0
14
4
10
10
West Kilbride
1
0
1
0
3
3
0
2
Loudoun
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Troon Welbeck
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Prestwick St Cuthbert
2
0
0
2
1
11
-10
0

In the first tie played in this year’s WALLACE THORNTON TROPHY competition, Ballochmyle and Kilmarnock Barassie drew 2 – 2 in the first leg of their first round tie.

AYRSHIRE FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - Glacier pair secure quarter final spot.

The pairing of James Chalmers & William Walkinshaw (Glacier) are the latest duo to secure a place in the quarter finals of the 2019 Ayrshire Fourball Championship.

Away from home against Halbert Oliver & James McCulloch (Caprington), the Glacier team won by 4&2 to set up a home tie in the last eight against either Largs Routenburn or Ardeer).

With three of the quarter finalists now known, the remaining third round matches are due for completion by 23rd June.

AYRSHIRE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY - Quarter final line up confirmed.


The 2019 Ayrshire Champion of Champions Trophy competition has reached the quarter final stage, with the remaining third round matches completed recently.

Gordon Johnston (Kilbirnie Place) will be at home to Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) after he defeated his visitor Craig Menzies (Muirkirk) by 7&6 in their third round clash.

Gordon Munro (Caprington) and Gordon Boyle (Turnberry) will meet at Caprington after Gordon Boyle beat Andrew Lindsay (Ayr Dalmilling) over his home course by 2&1 in round three.

In the third quarter final match Sandy Buchanan (Prestwick St Nicholas) will play host to Nicholas Tindall (Tam O Shanter) whilst in the other quarter final tie Robbie Muir (Kilmarnock Barassie), who defeated Derek Watt (Drongan) by two holes in their third round clash, plays host to Adam Sweeney (Largs Routenburn).

All quarter final ties are due to be completed by 21st July.

Quarter Finals
Played By:- 21st July 2019

GORDON JOHNSTON (Kilbirnie)
Vs
CRAIG HAMILTON (Ballochmyle)

GORDON MUNRO (Caprington)
Vs
J. GORDON BOYLE (Turnberry)

SANDY BUCHANAN (Pr. St Nicholas)
Vs
NICHOLAS TINDALL (Tam O Shanter)

ROBBIE MUIR (Kil. Barassie)
Vs
ADAM SWEENEY (Routenburn)


WOMAN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP - Hazel McGarvie bows out in last 32

The bid by Hazel McGarvie (Royal Troon) for the 2019 British Woman's Amateur Championship, played this week at Royal County Down, ended on Friday morning when she was defeated in the third round, having reached the last 32 in the competition.

McGarvie lost out by 4&2 to Amalie Leth-Nissen (Denmark).

The other remaining Scot in the championship, Fiona Liddell< lost out at the same stage when she was defeated 6&4 by Beatrice Wallin (Sweden)

The championship was won on Saturday afternoon by England's Emily Toy.

Friday, June 14, 2019

TROON WELBECK OPEN FOURBALL - Entries to be submitted by 17th June


Entries for the 2019 Troon Welbeck Fourball Better ball competition, which takes place on Saturday 22nd June, close on Monday 17th June.



The competition takes place over the Troon Lochgreen course and entry is £20 per pair.


STROKEPLAY FOURBALL BETTER BALL COMPETITON
Lochgreen Golf Course

June 22nd 2019

FULL HANDICAP ALLOWANCE

Entry £20 per team of 2 players

To be played under the R&A rules covering the Four Ball Better Ball format

1st prize £250 per team 2nd prize £200 per team 3rd prize £160 per team 4th prize £110 per team 5th prize £80 per team 6th prize £60 per team 7th prize   £40 per team

Nearest the pin at Par 3’s £50 per team

Longest drive at Holes 9 & 18 £50 per team

Entries can be sent to

Match Secretary Troon Welbeck Golf Club Harling Drive Troon KA10 6NF

Entries must be submitted no later than June 17th 2019


Cheque's to be made out to Troon Welbeck Golf Club &
can also be handed into the above address stating Names, Handicaps and Golf Club.

AYRSHIRE HANDICAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP - Push for qualification places hots up in the four qualifying groups

The push for one of the eight qualifying places across the four qualifying sections in the 2019 Ayrshire Handicap League Championship is hotting up, with a number of crucial matches being completed in the last week.


In SECTION A, Auchenharvie 88 move clear in second place with a 3 – 3 draw at home to Alton, whose own qualifying holes were dashed following a 4 – 2 defeat at home to Rowallan Castle and a narrow 3.5 – 2.5 loss away to Ayr Dalmilling.

Present postions in Section A are:-

Club
Played
Win
Draw
Loss
For
Against
Diff.
Points
Ballochmyle
9
6
2
1
32
22
10
28
Auchenharvie 88
7
3
4
0
24.5
17.5
7
20
Ayr Dalmilling
9
4
1
4
26
28
-2
18
Rowallan Castle
7
4
0
3
23.5
18.5
5
16
Alton
10
0
5
5
24.5
35.5
-11
10
Ayr Belleisle
4
1
1
2
11
13
-2
6
Pr. St Cuthbert
6
1
1
4
14.5
21.5
-7
6

In SECTION B, a 5 – 1 home win over Prestwick St Nicholas moved Kilbirnie Place further clear at the top of the table Whilst Stewarton and Royal Troon shared the spoils in their two fixtures recently, Stewarton winning 4 – 2 at home but losing 5 – 1 in the return match at Royal Troon.

Present positions in Section B are:-

Club
Played
Win
Draw
Loss
For
Against
Diff.
Points
Kilbirnie Place
8
5
3
0
32
16
16
26
Pr. St Nicholas
6
4
1
1
22
14
8
18
Tam O Shanter
7
2
3
2
21
21
0
14
Ayr Seafield
7
2
2
3
21.5
20.5
1
12
Royal Troon
6
2
1
3
17.5
18.5
-1
10
Stewarton
8
2
1
5
18
30
-12
10
Largs Routenburn
4
0
1
3
6
18
-12
2

In SECTION C, Annanhill and Kilmarnock Barassie still share top spotafter the two recent fixtures which saw Annanhill winning by 4 – 2 at Troon St Meddans and Kilmarnock Barassie recording a win by the same score at home to Troon Welbeck.

Present positions in Section C are:-

Club
Played
Win
Draw
Loss
For
Against
Diff.
Points
Annanhill
5
4
0
1
19.5
10.5
9
16
Kilmarnock Barassie
5
4
0
1
18.5
11.5
7
16
Troon Merchants
4
3
0
1
13.5
10.5
3
12
Troon Welbeck
6
2
0
4
16.5
19.5
-3
8
Irvine Ravenspark
7
2
0
5
17
25
-8
8
Tr. St Meddans
7
2
0
5
17
25
-8
8

In SECTION D, Redburn kept up the momentum at the top of the table with a 4.5 – 1.5 home win over Troon Portland and a 3 – 3 draw away from home against Braehead.

The chase for the second qualifying spot remains very close after Loudoun beat their visitors from Troon Portland by 3.5 – 2.5, Moorpark had a 4.5 – 1.5 win away to braehead and West Kilbride won 5 – 1 at home to beith.

Present positions in Section D are:-

Club
Played
Win
Draw
Loss
For
Against
Diff.
Points
Redburn
10
6
1
3
33.5
26.5
7
26
Braehead
8
3
2
3
21
27
-6
16
Moorpark
6
3
1
2
20.5
15.5
5
14
Beith
7
3
1
3
21.5
20.5
1
14
Loudoun
8
2
3
3
20
28
-8
14
West Kilbride
7
3
0
4
22
20
2
12
Troon Portland
8
3
0
5
23.5
24.5
-1
12