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Monday, May 22, 2017

DOC THOM SALVER - Connery leads Order Of Merit after first four events

With the first four of the 21 counting events in the 2017 Ayrshire Order Of Merit, for The Doc Thom Salver now complete, Strokeplay Champion Alan Connery (Irvine) leads the table.

Iain Brown (West Kilbride) is in second place after picking up points at both the Ayrshire Strokeplay and Ayrshire Matchplay, whilst Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) moves into third place following his win in The Hillhouse Cup.

Present positions in the Order Of Merit are :-

150 ALAN CONNERY Irvine
117.5 IAIN  BROWN West Kilbride
100 MICHAEL SMYTH Royal Troon
96.25 JIM JOHNSTON Ayr Belleisle
75 STEPHEN SPENCE Royal Troon
75 CRAIG HAMILTON Ballochmyle
75 RORY McKENZIE Troon Welbeck
50 STUART ROBIN Prestwick St Cuthbert
46.25 SANDY BUCHANAN Prestwick St Nicholas
35 GREG WATSON West Kilbride
35 JOHN  SHANKS Irvine
28.75 KEITH HAMILTON Ayr Belleisle
28.75 CRAIG HAMILTON Ballochmyle
17.5 STEVEN WALLACE Prestwick St Cuthbert

The next counting events are the West Kilbride Mens Open on 28th May and the Scottish Open Strokeplay at Western Gailes from 2nd to 4th June.



HILLHOUSE CUP - Michael Smyth wins at Royal Troon

Hillhouse Cup winner
Michael Smyth
Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) stormed to victory by four shots in the 2017 Hillhouse Cup competition over Royal Troon on Sunday 21st May.

In testing conditions, Smyth negotiated the course, from the championship tees, in a two under par score of 69 to win by four shots from his nearest challenger Rory McKenzie (Troon Welbeck)

Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Cuthbert) was third on 74 whilst the next four places were shared on 75, by Sandy Buchanan (Prestwick St Nicholas, Iain Brown (West Kilbride), Jim Johnston (Ayr Belleisle) and Steven Wallace (Prestwick St Cuthbert)

AYRSHIRE HANDICAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP - Fixtures well under way in all four leagues

Fixtures are well under way in all four qualifying league sections in the Ayrshire handicap League Championship.

In LEAGUE A, Drongan had their first win of the season with a 4 – 2 result at home to Royal Troon.

Ballochmyle and Troon St Meddans share top spot after a recent 3 – 3 draw between the teams at Ballochmyle.

Present positions in League A are :-

Played
For
Against
Points
Troon St Meddans
2
7.5
4.5
6
Ballochmyle
2
7
5
6
Stewarton
1
4.5
1.5
4
Drongan
2
5.5
6.5
4
Loudoun
1
2
4
0
Royal Troon
2
3.5
8.5
0

In LEAGUE B, Beith have the early lead, winning their third successive match with a 4.5 – 1.5 home win over Ayr Seafield.

In the other match played recently, Beith got their first win of the campaign in a 4 – 2 home win over Troon Welbeck.

Irvine Ravenspark moved into second place in the table with a 3.5 – 2.5 home win over Moorpark, whilst Ayr Seafield had their first win of the season with a 5 – 1 win on their visit to Troon Welbeck.

Present positions in League B are :-

Played
For
Against
Points
Beith
3
12.5
5.5
12
Irvine Ravenspark
2
7.5
4.5
8
Ayr Seafield
2
6.5
5.5
4
Moorpark
2
5
7
0
Rowallan Castle
2
5.5
6.5
4
Troon Welbeck
3
5
13
0

In LEAGUE C, Auchenharvie moved to joint top with a 4 – 2 home win over Braehead, and share the lead with Ailsa Craig who had a 3.5 – 2.5 away win against Troon Merchants in their latest fixture.

Troon Merchants also suffered a 3.5 – 2.5 home defeat to Braehead in a recent fixture, whilst Ailsa Craig and Largs Routenbburn fought out a 3 – 3 draw at Ayr.

Present positions in League C are :-

Played
For
Against
Points
Auchenharvie 88
2
8.5
3.5
8
Ailsa Craig
3
9.5
8.5
8
Routenburn
2
6.5
5.5
6
Braehead
2
5.5
6.5
4
Pr. St Cuthbert
2
4.5
7.5
2
Troon Merchants
3
7.5
10.5
0

In LEAGUE D, Ayr Dalmilling moved to the top of the table on points difference following their emphatic 6 – 0 win away to Tam O Shanter in their opening fixture of the season.

Present positions in League D are :-

Played
For
Against
Points
Ayr Dalmilling
1
6
0
4
Prestwick St Nicholas
1
5
1
4
Tam 'O' Shanter
2
3.5
8.5
4
Annanhill
1
2.5
3.5
0
Kilbirnie Place
1
1
5
0


AYRSHIRE SCRATCH LEAGUES - Latest positions.

A number of matches have been completed recently in the four Ayrshire Scratch leagues.

In DIVISION 1, Irvine moved to the top of the table with a 4.5 – 1.5 home win over Turnberry whilst the other match played recently saw Loudoun and West Kilbride draw 3 – 3.

Present positions in Division 1 are :-

Played
For
Against
Points
IRVINE
1
4.5
1.5
4
LOUDOUN
2
6
6
4
WEST KILBRIDE
2
6
6
4
PR. ST CUTHBERT
1
3
3
2
TURNBERRY
2
4.5
7.5
2
KIL. BARASSIE
0
0
0
0

In DIVISION 2, Ayr Belleisle took a clear lead with a second successive win, beating Largs 5 – 1 at Ayr.

Present positions in Division 2 are :-

Played
For
Against
Points
AYR BELLEISLE
2
10
2
8
BALLOCHMYLE
2
6.5
5.5
4
TR. ST. MEDDANS
1
3.5
2.5
4
TROON WELBECK
3
8.5
9.5
4
IRV. RAVENSPARK
3
6.5
11.5
4
LARGS
1
1
5
0

In DIVISION 3, Prestwick St Nicholas lead the way following a 5 – 1 home win over Rowallan Castle in their latest fixture.

Present positions in Division 3 are :-

Played
For
Against
Points
PR. ST. NICHOLAS
2
9.5
2.5
8
ROWALLAN CASTLE
2
5
7
4
CAPRINGTON
1
1.5
4.5
0
GIRVAN
0
0
0
0
TROON PORTLAND
0
0
0
0
KILBIRNIE PL.
1
2
4
0

In DIVISION 4, Largs Routenburn are the clear leaders following a third successive win in a 4 – 2 home fixture against Brunston Castle, whilst Tam O Shanter moved into second place in the table with a 4.5 – 1.5 win over Moorpark recently.

Present positions in Division 4 are :-
  
Played
For
Against
Points
LARGS ROUTENBURN
3
11
7
12
TAM O SHANTER
2
10.5
1.5
8
BRUNSTON CASTLE
2
5
7
2
MOORPARK
3
4.5
13.5
2
NEW CUMNOCK
0
0
0
0
CROSSHOUSE
2
5
7
0