The first of the annual Ayrshire County friendly matches against club sides took place on Sunday 26 February when the current Summer League Champions, Troon Welbeck, took on a strong County select.
In the lead tie John Cairney (Ravenspark) play some excellent golf and comfortably defeating Del Chamberlain by 6&5.
Bert Ferguson quickly levelled the match with a 5&3 victory over George Robertson (Ravenspark), but Tom Loy (Ballochmyle) restored the County side's lead with a 2 & 1 win over Stephen Murray.
The next 2 ties both went the way of Welbeck, with David McLure beating Alan Connery (Irvine GC) on the final green, and Scottish under 16 international Michael Stewart defeating Kevin Ferguson (St Cuthbert) by 4&2.
The Doc Thom Order Of Merit Champion, Steven McBlain (St Cuthbert) levelled the match score in beating Kenny Hankinson by 2&1.
The Ayrshire side then recorded a further four points without reply in the remaining ties, Kevin Lammie (Portland), Fraser McCall (Portland), Ross Milligan (St Meddans) and Darren Mallinson (Ravenspark) defeating Colin McGowan, Colin Craig, John Skilky and Frank Henderson by 2 holes, 1 hole, 2 holes and 3&2 respectively.
The thanks of the Ayrshire Golf Association go to Troon Welbeck Captain, Alistair Kyle, and the club members for their hospitality during the day.
MATCH RESULTS :- (Ayrshire names first)
John Cairney (Ravenspark) beat Del Chamberlain by 6 & 5
George Robertson (Ravenspark) lost to Bert Ferguson by 5 & 3
Tom Loy (Ballochmyle) beat Stephen Murray by 2 & 1
Alan Connery (Irvine GC) lost to David McLure by 1 hole
Kevin Ferguson (St Cuthbert) lost to Michael Stewart by 4 & 2
Steven McBlain (St Cuthbert) beat Kenny Hankinson by 2 & 1
Kevin Lammie (Troon Portland) beat Colin McGowan by 2 holes
Fraser McCall (Troon Portland) beat Colin Craig by 1 hole
Ross Milligan (Troon St Meddans) beat John Skilky by 2 holes
Darren Mallinson (Ravenspark) beat Frank Henderson by 3 & 2
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The next match is scheduled for Irvine (Bogside) on 5th march.