Monday, June 06, 2005

AYRSHIRE BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP - Entry forms now available

Entry forms for the 54th Ayrshire Boys Championship will be available from this week, through Club Secretaries, Junior Convenors or the Championship Secretary. Posters and entry forms have been forwarded to local clubs.

The 2005 Championship will be held at Prestwick St. Nicholas Golf Club on Thursday 4th August 2005. This will be the 4th time the championship has been played over the former Open Championship final qualifying course, although it is 37 years since the last championship there, when Ian Lamont (West Kilbride) took the 1968 title over the St. Nicholas and St. Cuthbert courses.

Ohter former winners over St. Nicholas/St. Cuthbert included Leslie Crawford (Caprington) in 1963 and the 1955 British Boys Champion, Stewart C. Wilson (St. Meddans) who won the Ayrshire title that same year over the Prestwick courses.

The Championship will be played over 36 holes strokeplay, with the trophy being won by the player returning the best scratch aggregate score. There will also be a number of scratch and handicap prizes.

The handicap limit for the championship is 12, and players will be balloted by handicap, if necessary, on the closing date for entries, Monday 18th July.

The entry fee for The Championship this year is £ 5.

The players returning the 8 best scratch aggregate scores will progress to contest The Ayrshire Boys Matchplay Championship whic will be held from 11th to 13th August over the links at Prestwick Golf Club.

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