Monday, July 25, 2005

WEST OF SCOTLAND BOYS LEAGUE - Ayrshire gain away win over Renfrewshire

The Ayrshire boys team beat Renfrewshire 4.5 - 3.5 at Erskine on Sunday (24 July) in the latest match in the West Of Scotland inter county league for the Wishart Trophy.

Despite the absence of a number of players, due to the Scottish Amateur Championship commencing on Monday at Southerness, Ayrshire put up an excellent performance to gain a notable win.

Kyle Smith (Barassie), winner of the Under 16 trophy in last weeks Scottish Boys Strokeplay Championship, had an epic tussle with Michael dailly of the host club. A putt which lipped out on the 17th hole saw Smith surrender his lead, but he showed his mettle on the final green, holing a difficult downhill 7 foot putt for a one hole victory.

In the lead match, Fraser Lawrie (Largs) and Colin Thomson (East Renfrewshire) traded holes throughout, and secured a deserved half match on the final green.

Renfrewshire secured an early lead by taking the second game, but wins in games 3 through to 6 was sufficient to secure the match for Ayrshire, despite defeats in the final two games.

Full match results (Ayrshire names first):-

Fraser Lawrie (Largs) halved with Colin Thomson (East Ren.)
Andrew Abercrombie (Largs) lost to Jack Bradley (Paisley) 5&3
Euan Brown (Barassie) beat Jonathon Caldwell (Greenock) 4&3
Kyle Smith (Barassie) beat Michael Dailly (Erskine) 1 hole
Iain Menzies (Largs) beat Stephen McNamara (Renfrew) 3&2
John Shanks (Ardeer) beat Scott Mcgonnigle (Cochrane castle) 2&1
Andrew Connell (Largs) lost to Ricardo Ribeccio (Greenock) 2&1
Jamie Mackay (Barassie) lost to Peter Mclachlan (Eastwood) 7&5

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