ALL THE LATEST NEWS ON AMATEUR GOLF IN AYRSHIRE

Monday, August 22, 2016

PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS JUNIOR OPEN - Rescheduled event goes ahead in September

The rescheduled Prestwick St Nicholas Junior Open will now be held on Sunday 4th September 2016.

Entry fee for the event, which will be the final qualifying competition for the 2016 Ayrshire Junior Order Of Merit, is £7.

Entries close on 30th August and entry forms are available via the club website or via the link on the left of this page, under the 'Junior Info & Entry Forms' heading.


AYRSHIRE FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - Doon Valley through to the 2016 final



David Sloan & John Barr Jr. (Doon Valley) are through to the final of the Ayrshire Fourball Championship.

The Doon Valley pair were at home to David Bain & Billy Scott (New Cumnock) in the semi finals and in a tight match it was the hosts who edged into the final with a one hole victory.

The Doon Valley representatives now await the winner of the tie between David & Iain Macdonald (Largs) and Greg Jarvie & David Parker (Crosshouse) in the final.

WEST OF SCOTLAND INTER COUNTY BOYS LEAGUE - Ayrshire defeated in penultimate match by Lanarkshire

Ayrshire's Under 18 team suffered defeat in their penultimate match in the 2016 West Of Scotland Inter County Boys League, on Sunday 21st August, against Lanarkshire at Colville Park GC.

The Ayrshire side lost out 5 - 3 to their hosts which severely dented hopes of winning the David Wishart Trophy this year.

Match details (Lanarkshire names first) :-

Mack McMillan (Drumpellier) lost to Jack Broun (Ayr Belleisle) by 3 & 2
Cameron Sewart (Drumpellier) beat Euan Ferguson (Turnberry) by 2 & 1
Scott Thomson (Mount Ellen) beat Alyx Murray (Troon Welbeck) by 4 & 3
Greig Dalziel (Airdrie) lost to Ewan Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 1 hole
Bryce McLean (Carluke) lost to Andrew Gordon (Ayr Belleisle) by 2 holes
Scott McPherson (Bothwell Castle) beat Jordan Sweeney (Ayr Belleisle) by 4 & 3
Lewis Irvine (Kirkhill) beat Callum irving (Ayr Belleisle) by 4 & 3
Graeme Greer (Carluke) beat Robbie Muir (Kilmarnock barassie) by 3 & 2

LANARKSHIRE    5    AYRSHIRE    3

Ayrshire's final match in the series is at home to Dumbartonshire on Sunday 11th September at Annanhill GC.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

AYRSHIRE SCRATCH LEAGUES - Latest positions

The various positions in the five Ayrshire Scratch leagues remain to be completed following a number of fixtures played at the weekend.

In DIVISION 1, a 3 – 3 draw at home to Irvine extended the Prestwick St Cuthbert lead at the top of the table, whilst Kilmarnock (Barassie) eased their relegation worries with a narrow 3.5 – 2.5 home win over Ballochmyle.

Present positions in Division 1 are :-

Played
For
Against
Points
PR. ST CUTHBERT
9
31.5
22.5
26
TURNBERRY
8
28
20
20
KIL. BARASSIE
10
26.5
33.5
18
IRVINE
10
29.5
30.5
18
BALLOCHMYLE
8
22.5
25.5
12
LOUDOUN
7
18
24
10

Outstanding fixtures and results in Division 1 are:-

Ballochmyle Vs Loudoun
Loudoun Vs Turnberry
Loudoun Vs Ballochmyle
Prestwick St Cuthbert Vs Turnberry

In DIVISION 2, West Kilbride are in front following a 3 – 3 home draw with Girvan, whilst closest rivals Irvine Ravenspark suffered a 5 – 1 defeat at Ayr Belleisle, to dent their title hopes.

Present positions in Division 2 are :-

Played
For
Against
Points
WEST KILBRIDE
9
34
20
26
IRV. RAVENSPARK
9
30.5
23.5
24
AYR BELLEISLE
8
25.5
22.5
18
TR. ST MEDDANS
8
18.5
29.5
12
TROON WELBECK
8
21
27
10
GIRVAN
8
20.5
27.5
10

Outstanding fixtures / results in Division 2 are :-

Troon Welbeck Vs Girvan
Troon Welbeck Vs Ayr Belleisle
Troon St Meddans Vs West Kilbride
Girvan Vs Ayr Belleisle
Troon St Meddans vs Irvine Ravenspark

In DIVISION 3, Largs have moved clear at the top of the table after a 4.5 – 1.5 home win over Rowallan Castle.

Present positions in Division 3 are :-

Played
For
Against
Points
LARGS
5
20.5
9.5
16
PR. ST NICHOLAS
6
20.5
15.5
12
ROWALLAN CASTLE
6
18
18
12
KILBIRNIE PLACE
6
15.5
20.5
12
CAPRINGTON
7
15.5
26.5
8
ARDEER
0
0
0
0

Outstanding fixtures and results from the division are :-

Prestwick St Nicholas vs Largs
Kilbirnie Place Vs Rowallan Castle
Rowallan Castle Vs Largs
Kilbirnie Place Vs Caprington
Largs vs Prestwick St Nicholas

In DIVISION 4, Troon Portland recorded a 5 – 1 home win over Tam O Shanter in their penultimate league match of the campaign.

Present positions in Division 4 are :-

Played
For
Against
Points
TROON PORTLAND
5
19
11
18
BRUNSTON CASTLE
5
17.5
12.5
12
TAM O SHANTER
6
14
22
6
NEW CUMNOCK
4
9.5
14.5
4

Outstanding matches / scores from Division 4 are :-

New Cumnock vs Troon Portland
New Cumnock Vs Tam O Shanter
New Cumnock Vs Brunston Castle

With the withdrawal of two teams from DIVISION 5, Moorpark took the title from runners up Crosshouse.

Present positions in Division 5 are :-

Played
For
Against
Points
MOORPARK
2
8
4
6
CROSSHOUSE
2
4
8
2
AYR DALMILLING
0
0
0
0
AYR SEAFIELD
0
0
0
0

There are no outstanding results / fixtures from Division 5.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT - Jack Broun takes 2016 title with two events remaining

2016 Junior Order Of Merit winner
Jack Broun
Jack Broun (Ayr Belleisle) has won the 2016 Ayrshire Junior Order Of Merit title, having established a clear wining margin despite the results of two counting events still to be added.

Broun had a great run during August to overtake clubmate Ruben Lindsay at the top of the table, with his win at the Ayrshire Boys Championship at Loudoun being followed by a semi final place in the Ayrshire Boys Matchplay Championship and wins at both Ayr Belleisle, with a scratch 68 over the Seafield course, and Prestwick St Cuthbert where he recorded a one under par round of 70 to take full points.

The results of the rearranged Tom Lehman Trophy competition at Troon Municipal are still awaited, as is the postponed Prestwick St Nicholas Junior Open competition.

The present position in the Junior Order Of Merit is :-


485 JACK BROUN Ayr Belleisle
242.5 RUBEN LINDSAY Ayr Belleisle
171.67 ANDREW GORDON Ayr Belleisle
150 JACK ALLAN Ballochmyle
147.5 EWAN MILLIGAN Kilmarnock (Barassie)
129.17 ROBBIE MUIR Kilmarnock (Barassie)
127.5 DECLAN CHALMERS Ballochmyle
102.5 LEWIS MacMILLAN Ballochmyle
77.5 BEN WATSON Kilmarnock (Barassie)
75 KYLE BROWN Turnberry
75 EUAN FERGUSON Turnberry
72.5 ROSS McDONALD Kilmarnock (Barassie)
62.5 DAVID STARK Caprington
62.5 CHRISTOPHER HUNTER Ballochmyle
57.5 CHARLIE CAMERON Ayr Belleisle
53.3 LEWIS CADDELL Kilmarnock (Barassie)
53.3 ALYX MURRAY Troon Welbeck
42.5 CALLUM IRVING Ayr Belleisle
42.5 FRASER RIGBY Kilmarnock (Barassie)
35 FRASER WALLACE Kilmarnock (Barassie)
35 CHARLIE CAMERON Ayr Belleisle
27.5 DANIEL LONG Turnberry
27.5 JOHN McCRACKEN Irvine
27.5 BEN FLEMING Troon Welbeck
27.5 BLAIR FLEMING Troon Welbeck
15 JORDAN ORR Ballochmyle
15 MARK WATSON Ballochmyle
11.67 JORDAN SWEENEY Ayr Belleisle
10 BLAIR WAUGH Turnberry
10 CALUM GILLIGAN Troon Welbeck
7.5 ROSS MEIKLE Ayr Belleisle
5 ANDREW SHAW Prestwick St Cuthbert
5 CHRISTOPHER THOMSON Ballochmyle
5 KIERAN BEAUCHAMP Turnberry
2.5 MAX BARCLAY Turnberry
2.5 JOHN LOMAS Maybole

DOC THOM AYRSHIRE ORDER OF MERIT - Stamper leads the chase with three events to go

Steven Stamper (Turnberry) leads the chase for the 2016 Ayrshire Order Of Merit title and Doc Thom Salver, with just three counting events remaining to be added to the points table.

The results from the recent Stevenson Trophy competition at Girvan are still awaited, whilst this weekend, on Sunday 21st August, the penultimate counting event takes place when the Viking Krus competition is held at Largs GC.

In the latest two events Jim Johnston (Ayr Belleisle) took maximum points at the Troon St Meddans Open with a scratch 68 over the Lochgreen course whilst competition organiser William Fleming got his just rewards in the Ballochmyle Rosebowl, taking full points with his winning two round total of 140.

The final counting event of the season will be the Arrol Cup at Prestwick St Nicholas on Saturday 17th September.

The present positions in the Order Of Merit are :-

426.25 STEVEN STAMPER Turnberry
315 MICHAEL SMYTH Royal Troon
235 GREG TELFER Prestwick St Cuthbert
220.05 KEITH HAMILTON  Ayr Belleisle
175 CHARLIE MACNEAL Prestwick  
165 TOMMY McINALLY Loudoun
150 STUART ROBIN Prestwick St Cuthbert
150 WILLIAM FLEMING Ballochmyle
138.3 CRAIG  HAMILTON Ballochmyle
135 GEORGE ROBERTSON Irvine
126.25 SHAUN HEDGER West Kilbride
113 GAVIN NIMMO Troon St Meddans
100 KEVIN CLARKE West Kilbride
100 JIM JOHNSTON Ayr Belleisle
87.5 BRIAN McDONALD Ardeer
75 JOHN SHANKS Irvine
75 PAUL FERGUSON Turnberry
63.75 STUART MILLER Kilmarnock Barassie
62.5 AIDAN LONG Ayr Belleisle
53 ALAN McLEAN Kilbirnie Place
50 EUAN  FERGUSON Turnberry
50 MALCOLM PENNYCOTT Whiting Bay
38 ALISTAIR  BELFORD Prestwick St Nicholas
38 IAN SMITH Troon Welbeck
35 ADRIAN  ORTON Kilmarnock Barassie
35 GORDON BOYLE Turnberry
35 ALAN BROWNLEA Brunston Castle
35 DAVID ORCHISON Ballochmyle
35 JAMES PERRIE Troon St Meddans
35 KENNETH HOUSTON Troon Welbeck
35 SHAUN RYAN Ayr Dalmilling
32.08 CRAIG TELFER Prestwick St Cuthbert
28.75 GRAEME GIMSON Prestwick St Cuthbert
28.75 JOHN KIRKLAND Ardeer
28.75 WILLIAM GOODWIN Ardeer
28.75 GEORGE CABENA Ardeer
28.75 SCOTT AINSWORTH Ardeer
21.67 IAIN FRASER Troon Portland
21.67 IAIN BROWN West Kilbride
21.67 SCOTT WARD West Kilbride
20 JACK THOMAS Irvine
15 FRANK  MURDOCH Brunston Castle
15 GORDON JOHNSTON Kilbirnie Place
15 NICK TINDALL Tam O Shanter
15 ROBERT  McCORMICK Ayr Seafield
15 JOHN NEILAN Brunston Castle
5 STEVEN WALLACE Prestwick St Cuthbert
5 PAUL DENIM Loudoun
5 DEREK BALLANTYNE Ardeer
5 IAIN McKENZIE Annanhill
3.75 JIM ANDERSON Troon Welbeck
3.75 STEVEN MURRAY Troon Welbeck
3.75 CRAIG McKENZIE Troon Welbeck
3.75 CRAIG DEVLIN Troon Portland
3.33 GARY MORRISON Kilmarnock Barassie
3.33 WILLIAM WILSON Ballochmyle
1.25 SCOTT BROWN Turnberry
1.25 COLIN GRAY Irvine
1.25 CRAIG O'CONNELL Troon St Meddans
1.25 DAVID DALTON Ayr Belleisle
1.25 STUART LAWRIE Ayr Dalmilling
1.25 JAMES McINTYRE Moorpark

SCOTTISH AREA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP - Stuart Robin replaced by Malcolm Pennycott in Ayrshire team

Malcolm Pennycott
Due to work commitments, Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Cuthbert) has withdrawn from the Ayrshire team who will defend the Scottish Area Team Championship title at dalmahoy from 2nd to 4th September.

Robin's place will be taken by Malcolm Pennycott (Whiting Bay), who is also a member of the Royal Burgess club in Edinburgh and who had a fine run to the quarter finals of the Scottish Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen a few weeks ago.

Pennycott last represented Ayrshire in the competition in 2014 when the team lost out in the last eight to Perth & Kinross

SCOTTISH SENIOR AREA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP - Players sought for Ayrshire team

The 2016 Scottish Seniors Area Team Champonship will be held at Largs Golf Club on Thursday 22nd September, and eligible players are being sought by organisers to form a team to represent Ayrshire in the competition.

The championship sees the best five scratch scores from the six players in the team counting towards the team total.

To be eligible, players must be 50 years of age or over and their home club must be in Ayrshire.

Any player with a category one handicap interested in taking part should, in the first instance, contact keith Ross by email at rosco1956@hotmail.co.uk.

Interested parties should note that the entry fee for the team is £80, which will be met from contributions from all six players taking part.


SCOTTISH GOLF - Two Ayrshire players selected for Scotland teams

Connie Jaffrey
Two Ayrshire golfers have been selected to represent Scotland in teams announced recently.



Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) will represent Scotland in the Womans World Amateur Team Championships, for the Espirito Santo Trophy, in Mexico from 14th to 17th of September along with Rachael Taylor (Reichswald) and Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 






Alex Glennie
In addition, Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) has been selected for the Scotland team to contest the European Senior Ladies' Team Championship at Sierra Golf Club in Poland from 30th August to 3rd September.


The full Scotland Senior ladies team is :-

Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
Lorna McKinlay (Dunnikier Park)
Mary Smith (Tain)
Fiona De Vries (St Rule)
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)