Tuesday, March 21, 2006

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Ayrshire make it two wins from two at Barassie

After the 2 previous matches had fallen victim to the weather, Kilmarnock (Barassie) played host to the final club challenge match of the season for the Ayrshire team.

Both sides fielded strong teams with Barassie taking the early lead with Scottish internationalist Robert McKnight edging out Tom Loy in a closely contested match, by 1 up in the lead tie.

The 2nd tie was declared a half with due to the late unavailability of the Ayrshire player, whilst tie three also resulted in a share of the points with Nicky Sinclair and Kevin Ferguson playing out an honourable half.

Alasdair Leggate stretched Barassie’s lead to 3 - 1 with a controlled victory over David Glass by 3&2, but in tie 5 Jim Milligan, struggling with an injured arm from early in the round, crashed to a 7 & 6 defeat to Steven McBlain, to make the match score 3 - 2.

Further Ayrshire wins from Fraser McCall and Darren Mallinson over Robbie Fulker and Richard Aspin put Ayrshire in the lead, but Callum Sharp squared the match with a last green victory over Alan Connery.

In the final two ties, the Ravenspark pair of John Cairney and George Robertson secured the win for the County with wins over Stuart Miller by 4&3 and Alex Reid (5&4) respectively.

The Ayrshire Golf Association would like to record their thanks to Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club for the hospitality on the day and their ongoing support towards the inter club matches, and indeed thanks all the clubs who played, or were scheduled to play the county side in the pre season series this year.

Full match results were (Ayrshire names first) :-

Tom Loy lost to Robert McKnight by 1 hole
Ross Milligan against Alan Dickie - declared a half
Kevin Fergusson halved with Nicky Sinclair
David Glass lost to Alastair Leggate by 3 & 2
Steven McBlain beat Jim Milligan by 7 & 6
Fraser McCall beat Robbie Fulker by 3 & 2
Darren Mallinson beat Richard Aspin by 4 & 3
Alan Connery lost to Calum Sharp by 1 hole
John Cairney beat Stuart Miller by 4 & 3
George Robertson beat Alex Reid by 5 & 4


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