Thursday, April 13, 2006

SCOTTISH BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP - Gray and Shanks carry Ayrshire hopes into quarter finals

Cameron Gray (West Kilbride) and John Shanks (Ardeer) will feature in Friday's Quarter Finals on the Scottish Boys Championshp at West Kilbride after two victories on Thursday.

Cameron Gray maintained his impressive winning margins in the morning, beating Andrew wallace (Glenbervie) by 7 & 5, to reach the last 16. The 5th round match, against Andrew Killen (St. Andrews) , was not such easy going for Gray, but he managed to edge past his opponent and into the quarter finals at the 20th hole of his afternoon match.

In the quarter final on Friday morning, Gray will play James Byrne (Banchory).

John Shanks (Ardeer) had a close match on Thursday morning, edging past Scott Fraser (Northern) at the first extra hole, but he produced one of the most notable results of the week in the afternoon, beating Fraser Ogston (St. Andrews) on the final green, after taking an early three hole lead in the match.

In the quarter finals Shanks will play Jamie Neilson (Dunbar).

The other Ayrshire player still in the competition on Thursday morning, Jamie Mackay (Kilmarnock Barassie) had a comfortable 5 & 4 win over Jamie Reid (Royal Mussleburgh) to reach the last 16, but his hopes were ended in the afternoon by Michael Main (Thornton) who defeated mackay by 3 & 2.

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