Sunday, February 27, 2005

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - St. Nicholas beat Ayrshire select in pre season match

Ayrshire were defeated by 3.5 - 1.5 in their visit to St. Nicholas on Sunday 27th February 2005, in one of the traditional pre season friendly matches against member club teams.

In the first tie Cameron Gray (West Kilbride) and Jamie McKay (Kilmarnock Barassie) faced former county player Gavin Paterson, and promising junior Stuart Robin of the host club. It was the home pairing who performed best, recording a 4 & 3 win.

In tie 2, Gary Neil (Caprington) and Craig McLaughlin (Largs) won through by 2 & 1 against Gordon Adams and John Ashton.

The third tie finished all square between Alastair Leggate (Kilmarnock Barassie) and John Sloan (Doon Valley), and the host club pairing of Andy Huxtable and Ian Donaldson. The Ayrshire pairings cause was assisted by a hole in one achieved by John Sloan at the 10th hole.

In the remaining two ties the Ayrshire pairings both suffered 2 & 1 defeats, Ian Guthrie (Ballochmyle) and Ian Walker (Brunston Castle) losing to Steven King and Gary Tierney, whilst Warren Blair (St. Meddans) and Stuart Pennington (St. Meddans) lost out to Kevin Brock and Bob Craig.

Next Sunday the Ayrshire select will play Loudoun Gowf Club.

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