Monday, June 30, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
SUCCESSFUL DEFENCE OF KENNEDY SALVER
The Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association Junior Team held off a strong challenge from the other three West Division counties - Dumbartonshire & Argyll, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire, at Ayr Dalmilling Golf Course on Thursday, 19th June, to retain the prestigious Kennedy Salver.In blustery, testing conditions, they won all 3 morning foursomes and followed this up in the afternoon with 3.5 points from the singles matches for a winning total of 6.5 - two clear of runners-up Lanarkshire.The team, whose ages range from 11 to 17 consisted of Linzi Allan (captain) (Kilbirnie), Hannah Gaunt (Barassie), Gillian Arnott (Kilbirnie), Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride), Kelly McNee (Loudoun), Connie Jaffrey (West Kilbride) and Katie McGarva (Barassie).Thanks to June Kerr for this report.
In SECTION A, Kilbirnie and West Kilbride scored the first two 6 - 0 wins of the season winning their home matches against Troon St. meddans and Troon Welbeck respectively.
In the other result in the section, West Kilbride's home match against New Cumnock was conceded by the visitors, giving West Kilbride a notional 4 - 2 win.
Present positions are :-
KILBIRNIE - played 5 - 16 pts
WEST KILBRIDE - played 4 - 12 pts
TROON WELBECK - played 6 - 12 pts
NEW CUMNOCK - played 3 - 2 pts
TROON ST MEDDANS - played 4 - 2 pts
in SECTION B, Prestwick St. Nicholas recorded their second successive 4 - 2 home win, this time over Largs.
In the other match played in the section this week, Largs were convincing 5 - 1 home winners in their local derby against Largs Routenburn.
Present positions are :-
PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS - played 3 - 8 pts
LARGS - played 2 - 4 pts
LARGS ROUTENBURN - played 2 - 4 pts
IRVINE RAVENSPARK - played 1 - 0 pts
AYR BELLEISLE - played 0 - 0 pts
Dspite a 5.5 - 0.5 defeat at Kilmarnock Barassie, Caprington moved to the top of SECTION C with a 4 - 2 home win over Kilmarnock Barassie followed by a 3 - 3 draw, also at home, against Ballochmyle.
Present positions are :-
CAPRINGTON - played 6 - 14 pts
BALLOCHMYLE - played 6 - 12 pts
KILMARNOCK BARASSIE - played 4 - 10 pts
AYR DALMILLING - played 4 - 4 pts
Prestwick St. Cuthbert edged into a clear lead in SECTION D with a 3 - 3 draw away from home at Loudoun.
Present positions are :-
PRESTWICK ST. CUTHBERT - played 3 - 10 pts
ARDEER - played 2 - 8 pts
LOUDOUN - played 2 - 2 pts
ANNANHILL - played 2 - 0 pts
In the UNDER 16 KNOCKOUT TROPHY the quarter finals are :-
Ties to be played by 3rd August 2008.
The semi final draw for the same event is :-
In the CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY, the quarter final draw is :-
McEwan won his morning match against Jake Amos (Kilworth Springs) by 4 & 3, but in the afternoon was defeated by Andrea Pavan (Italy) by a 2 & 1 margin.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
The winning Irvine Ravenspark team from 2007 - Darren Mallinson, George Robertson & John Cairney (pictured right)- return to defend the title this year.The draw for order of play is :-
N. TINDALL (TAM O' SHANTER)
N. McCORMACK (NEW CUMNOCK)
E. BRADDOCK (P'WICK ST. CUTHBERT)
R. GEMMELL (TAM O' SHANTER)
M. RIDDALL (NEW CUMNOCK)
S. McBLAIN (P'WICK ST. CUTHBERT)
G. McPHERSON (TAM O' SHANTER)
T. KEDDIE (NEW CUMNOCK)
K. FERGUSON (P'WICK ST. CUTHBERT)
No 1. (BALLOCHMYLE)
D. TIERNEY (AYR BELLEISLE)
P. GOSSMAN (WEST KILBRIDE)
No. 2 (BALLOCHMYLE)
A. FOLEY (AYR BELLEISLE)
F. LAWRIE (WEST KILBRIDE)
No. 3 (BALLOCHMYLE)
S. CLARK (AYR BELLEISLE)
M. ROOS (WEST KILBRIDE)
D. CHAMBERLAIN (TROON WELBECK)
E. BROWN (KILMARNOCK BARASSIE)
G. ROBERTSON (IRVINE RAVENSPARK)
B. FERGUSON (TROON WELBECK)
K. SMITH (KILMARNOCK BARASSIE)
J. CAIRNEY (IRVINE RAVENSPARK)
H. BURNS (TROON WELBECK)
R. DIXON (KILMARNOCK BARASSIE)
D. MALLINSON (IRVINE RAVENSPARK)
T. STAFFORD (TROON ST MEDDANS)
A. GOURLAY (IRVINE BOGSIDE)
G. LAWRIE (P'WICK ST. NICHOLAS)
S. PENNINGTON (TROON ST MEDDANS)
T. McINALLY (LOUDOUN)
D. HAWTHORN (P'WICK ST. NICHOLAS)
F. DRUM (TROON ST MEDDANS)
J. PATON (LOUDOUN)
J. SHANKS (IRVINE BOGSIDE)
P. KENNEDY (LOUDOUN)
M. ANDERSON (IRVINE BOGSIDE)
A. BELFORD (P'WICK ST. NICHOLAS)
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
The Braehead pair now await the winners of the Ayr Belleisle Vs. Ayr Carrick tie in the quarter finals.
McEwan now meets Jake Amos (Kilworth Springs), in the second round, on Thursday 19th June, with a 0920 hrs tee off.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
In SECTION A, Troon Welbeck snatched a 3.5 - 2.5 win at Kilbirnie althjough their good work was undone with a defeat by the same margin, at home to West Kilbride, in their subsequent match. Kilbirnie maintained their challenge with a 4.5 - 1.5 win at Troon St. Meddans followed by a home win, by 3.5 - 2.5, against West Kilbride. In the other match played recently, New Cumnock and their visitors Troon St. Meddans fought out a 3 - 3 draw.
Present positions are :-
Troon Welbeck - played 5 - 12 pts
Kilbirnie Place - played 4 - 12 pts
West Kilbride - played 2 - 4 pts
New Cumnock - played 2 - 2 pts
Troon St. Meddans - played 3 - 2 pts
In SECTION B, only two results have been posted so far. Prestwick St. Nicholas opened with a 4-2 home win over Irvine Ravenspark but in their second match suffered a narrow 3.5 - 2.5 defeat at largs Routenburn.
Present positions are :-
Largs Routenburn - played 1 - 4 pts
Prestwick St. Nicholas - played 1 - 4 pts
Irvine Ravenspark - played 1 - 0 pts
Largs - played 0 - 0 pts
Ayr Belleisle - played 0 - 0 pts
In SECTION C, Ballochmyle lead despite suffering defeats away from home by 4 - 2 and 3.5 - 2.5 at Kilmarnock Barassie and Ayr Dalmilling respectively. The Ballochmyle position was strengthened however with a 3.5 - 2.5 home win over caprington and a 3 - 3 draw at home to Kilmarnock Barassie. caprington are hot on the heels of Ballochmyle, with two games less played, helped by a 3.5 - 2.5 win away from home at Ayr dalmilling.
Present positions are :-
Ballochmyle - played 5 - 10 pts
Caprington - played 3 - 8 pts
Kilmarnock Barassie - played 2 - 6 pts
Ayr Dalmilling - played 4 - 4 pts
In SECTION D, Prestwick St. Cuthbert and Ardeer lead the way with two wins from 2 so far.
St. Cuthbert opened with a 4.4 - 1.5 win at Annanhill followed by a 5 - 1 win at home in the return fixture, whilst Ardeer started with a 4 - 2 home win over Loudoun followed by a 5.5 - 0.5 win at Annanhill.
Present positions are :-
Prestwick St. Cuthbert - played 2 - 8 pts
Ardeer - played 2 - 8 pts
Loudoun - played 1 - 0 pts
Annanhill played 3 - 0 pts
The complete first round match results are :-
TROON WELBECK 2.5 Prestwick St. Nicholas 1.5
Annanhill 2 LARGS 2 (Largs won on countback)
AYR BELLEISLE 3.5 West Kilbride 0.5
BALLOCHMYLE 4 New Cumnock 0
Troon St. Meddans scratched PRESTWICK ST CUTHBERT Walkover
Largs Routenburn scratched KILBIRNIE PLACE Walkover
ARDEER 2.5 Irvine Ravenspark 1.5
Loudoun 2 CAPRINGTON 2 (Caprington won on countback)
The draw for the quarter finals will be published soon.
Second Round Results :-
ANDREW ABERCROMBIE (Largs) beat David Brown (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) by 2 holes
Chris lawson (Kilbirnie Place) lost to ANDREW WRIGHT (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 2 & 1
Douglas Robertson (Annanhill) lost to JAMIE ACHESON (Largs Routenburn) by one hole
Kieran Howie (West Kilbride) lost to SEAN THORNTON (Ayr Belleisle) by one hole
GARY PATTERSON (Ballochmyle) received a walkover against Scott Liddle (Prestwick St. Nicholas)
MARTIN RONALD (Irvine Ravenspark) beat Alistair McIntyre (Ardeer) by 6 & 4
CHARLES DOYLE (Troon Welbeck) beat Craig Goodwin (Loudoun Gowf) by 3 & 1
MALCOLM PENNYCOTT (Ayrshire Boys Matchplay Champion) received a walkover against Euan Brown (Ayrshire Boys Champion) withdrawn.
The draw for the quarter final matches will be published soon.
Archie McKie and Archie McKie Jr. (Irvine Ravenspark) had a 2 hole home win against William Alexander and Joe Kilpatrick (North Beach) to progress to the last eight.
Eric & Martin Bradford (Ballochmyle) also had a 2 hole home win to go through, beating David Glass and Robert Steele (Prestwick St. Cuthbert).
The Ballochmyle duo now travel to face Alex Gourlay and Colin Kennedy (Irvine) in the quarter finals.
In the other match played recently, Mark Hyslop and Steven Bolland (Tam O Shanter) had a 5 & 4 win away from home against Andrew Kent and Dean Gibson (Troon Welbeck).
Remaining 3rd round ties are due for completion by 29th June 2008.
Monday, June 16, 2008
With Swede Jesper Kennegard leading with a first round 66, Steven McEwan (Caprington) is well placed on 71 as is Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) on 73.
The other Ayrshire players in the field have some work to do in the second strokeplay qualifying round on Tuesday if they are to be one of the 64 qualifiers for the matchplay stages.
Robert McKnight (Caprington) is on 78 with Chris Harkins (Ayr Belleisle) on 81 and Ross Dixon (Kilmarnock Barassie) on 79.
Steven Duncan (Balbirnie Park) and Robin tied on three-under-par 66 damaged his wrist driving at the first play off hole and was unable to continue.
66 - S. Robin (Kilmarnock Barassie), S. Duncan (Balbirnie Park)
67 - I. Colquhoun (Dundonald Links), G. Fox (East Kilbride), P. Mitchell (Hermitage).
68 - G. McBain (Royal Dornoch), O. Morton (Gullane).
69 - D. Orr (East Renfrewshire), M. Finlayson (Edzell), C. Matheson (Falkirk Tryst), P. McKechnie (Braid Hills).
The team is :-
Morag Macpherson (Troon Ladies)
Jennifer Linklater (Largs)
Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies)
Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St. Nicholas)
Lesley Hendry (Largs Routenburn)
Debbie Watt (Belleisle Ladies)
Roz Purdom (Prestwick St. Nicholas)
Lesley Williamson (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)(Reserve)
After two narrow wins away from home, Caprington crushed Loudoun in their first home match of the campaign, by 5 - 1.
In the only other result notified this week, Irvine Ravenspark defeated defending champions and near neighbours Irvine (Bogside) by 4.5 - 1.5 at home, to gain some revenge for their defeat in the 2007 final of the event.
Nick Tindall (Tam O Shanter) made the trip overseas to play Ewan McKinnon (Corrie) and his Arran visit was worthwhile when he recorded a 1 hole victory against his host.
Also through is 2006 winner Brian Moore (Largs) who defeated Scott Brown (Brunston castle) by 5 & 4 at Largs.
Stuart Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie) also reached the last eight with a home win, by 2 & 1, over Rory Acheson (Largs Routenburn)
Four Ayrshire players are in the field for the Championship.
The locals taking part, and their respective tee times for Monday and Tuesday, are :-
Robert McKnight (Caprington) 0950 & 1424
Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) 1056 & 1530
Steven McEwan (Caprington) 1530 & 1056
Chris Harkins (Ayr Belleisle) 1541 & 1107
Robertson qualified for the matchplay stages in 10th place and won through to the quarter finals with a first round win over Steven Rennie (Drumpellier) by 3 & 2 before being beaten 5 & 4 by top seed Terry Mathieson (Kings Acre) in the last eight.
The only other Ayrshire player to qualify for the matchplay stages was John Cairney (Irvine Ravenspark) who qualified in 9th place but was defeated 2 & 1 in the first round by Ross Coull (Edzell).
Events played but still to be counted include the Loudoun Open and the Ballochmyle Open.
Present leading totals are :-
205 - John Cairney (Ravenspark)
157.5 - Steven Wallace (Prestwick St. Cuthbert)
145 - Paul Moultrie (Troon Portland)
102.5 - Michael Smyth (Royal Troon)
100 - Jamie Mackay (Kilmarnock Barassie)
78 - Steven McEwan (Caprington)
Remaining counting events are :-
16 - 21/06/2008 - The Amateur Championship
21/06/2008 - McGilchrist Cup (Ardeer)
28/7 - 02/08/2008 - Scottish Amateur Championship
24/08/2008 - Viking Krus (Largs)
31/08/2008 - Welbeck Links (Troon Welbeck)
06/09/2008 - Largs & Millport Trophy (Largs Routenburn)
20/09/2008 - The Arrol Cup (Prestwick St. Nicholas)
Fox took the top prize with a three under par score of 67, beating Euan cameron (Hamilton) by one shot.
With results published after the recent St. Andrews Links Championship, Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) lies in third place, behind Wallace Booth (Comrie) and Kier McNicoll (Carnoustie).
Steven McEwan (Caprington) is one place behind Stewart, in 4th spot, whilst Robert McKnight (Caprington) also features in the top 20, in joint 13th place.
SGU Order Of merit Top 20
1 Wallace Booth (Comrie) 337.50
2 Keir McNicoll (Carnoustie) 267.50
3 Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) 247.50
4 Steven McEwan (Caprington) 203.00
5 Paul O'Hara (Colville Park) 197.50
6 Gavin Dear (Murrayshall) 170.00
6 Mark Halliday (Royal Aberdeen) 170.00
8 Zack Saltman (Craigielaw) 145.00
9 Glenn Campbell (Blairgowrie) 142.50
10 Craig Elliot (Carrickvale) 125.00
10 Scott Henry (Cardross) 125.00
12 Matthew Clark (Kilmacolm) 113.30
13 David Law (Hazlehead) 108.00
13 Robert McKnight (Caprington) 108.00
15 Gary Tough (Letham Grange) 75.00
16 Ross Kellett (Colville Park) 72.50
17 Craig Watson (East Renfrewshire) 65.00
18 John Gallagher (Swanston New) 59.97
19 Greg Paterson (St Andrews New) 55.00
20 Shaun McAllister (Craigielaw) 50.00
Nicoll returned a three under par round of 68, leaving him one short of the winning score of 67 achieved by Stewart savage (Dalmuir) and Jason McCreadie (Buchanan Castle) and giving him a three way share of third place with P. McKechnie (Braid Hills) and S. Taylor (Bothwell Castle).
Former West Kilbride member Graeme Fox (East Kilbride) was well placed on 70 whilst Jim Mckinnon (Irvine) and Ayr man Jonathan Lomas (Unattached) also featured on the leader board with 71's.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
The two round strokeplay event will be followed on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th by the matchplay championship, again to be played at Ardeer and involving the players returning the best 16 aggregate scores in the strokeplay event.
The draw for Order Of Play is :-
0746 & 1234 - Fraser Lawrie (West Kilbride) & Marc Smith (Troon Welbeck)
0754 & 1242 - Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) & Alasdair McDougall (Elderslie)
0802 & 1250 - Craig Telfer (Prestwick St. Cuthbert), Sam Findlater (Troon Welbeck) & Alan Bruce (Kilmarnock Barassie)
0810 & 1258 - Scott Brown (Turnberry), Adam Foley (Ayr Belleisle) & David Wilson (Troon Welbeck)
0818 & 1306 - Sam Binning (Ranfurly Castle), Darryn Grant (Renfrew) & Gavin Stirling (Caldwell)
0826 & 1314 - Binning (Ranfurly Castle), Neil Cameron (Renfrew) & Stephen Kelly (Greenock Whinhill)
0834 & 1322 - Stuart Cameron (Renfrew), Ciaran Byrne (New Cumnock) & Scott Lever (Greenock Whinhill)
0842 & 1330 - Jamie Binning (Ranfurly Castle), Bryan Robertson (Renfrew) & Ross Pearson (Greenock Whinhill)
0850 & 1338 - Scott McPherson (Renfrew), Ross Melvin (East Renfrewshire) & Anthony O'Donnell (Greenock Whinhill)
0858 & 1346 - Alexander Ferguson (Paisley), Calum Kincaid (Caldwell) & Stephen Moore (Greenock Whinhill)
0922 & 1410 - Keith O'Donnell (Kirkintilloch), Liam Morrison (Hamilton) & Anthony McCauley (Greenock Whinhill)
0930 & 1418 - David Aitken (Williamwood), Fergus Smith (Paisley) & Jamie Alexander (Greenock Whinhill)
0938 & 1426 - Martin Scott (Hamilton), Ross Allan (Cochrane Castle) & Andrew McDonald (Greenock Whinhill)
0946 & 1434 - Michael Howie (Ardeer), Graeme Mann (Kilmacolm) & calum McSporran (Erskine)
0954 & 1442 - Joseph Howie (Ardeer), Scott Johnston (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) & Jonathan Crawford (Lenzie)
1018 & 1458 - daniel Fitzpatrick (Greenock), Peter Scanlan (Hamilton) & Graeme McDougall (Bishopbriggs)
1026 & 1506 - Sean Murdoch (East Renfrewshire), Patrick McCarron (Windyhill) & Andrew Mann (Kilmacolm)
1034 & 1514 - Graham Ratcliffe (East Renfrewshire), Alan Reid (Paisley) & Charles Doyle (Troon Welbeck)
1042 & 1522 - callum Gallacher (Greenock), James Steven (Kirkhill) & Declan Dooey (Easter Moffat)
1050 & 1530 - Stuart Fortune (Hamilton), David Slack (Gourock) & Andrew Cunningham (Ranfurly castle)
1058 & 1538 - Ian Anderson (Colville Park), Scott Clark (Ayr Belleisle) & Graham Forbes (Greenock)
1106 & 1546 - Jamie savage (Cawder), Craig Corrigan (Troon Welbeck) & Eamon Bradley (Mount Ellon)
1114 & 1554 - Charles MacNeal (Troon Welbeck), Ciar Porciani (Turnberry) & paul Bradley (Mount Ellon)
An (above) capacity field of 77 took part in great morning weather with Graeme Gimson of Prestwick St. Cuthbert leading after a 1 under par 70.
The afternoon rain didn`t affect the scoring and Darren Mallinson of Ravenspark fired a superb 67 to add to his morning 77 to set an early leading total of 144.
As Gimson faded to an afternoon 76, Michael Smyth of Royal Troon shot a second successive level par 71 to move into the lead on 142 but this was bettered by Paul Gault of Westerwood who added a fine 3 under par 68 to his morning 71 for 139 to take the trophy and the £250 1st prize.
Belleisle Golf Club would like to thank everyone who took part, Slater Hogg for their kind sponsorship and Kevin Johnstone and his greenkeeping staff for setting the course up in excellent condition.
139 - P. GAULT (Westerwood) 71/68
142 - M. SMYTH (Royal Troon) 71/71
144 - D. MALLINSON (Irvine Ravenspark) 77/67, K. HAMILTON (Ayr Belleisle) 72/72
145 - D. HENDERSON (Hamilton) 71/74
146 - J. CAIRNEY (Irvine Ravenspark) 75/71, S. PRICE (Ayr Belleisle) 74/72, C. HARKINS (Ayr Belleisle) 71/75, G. GIMSON (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) 70/76
for full collated scores please visit the Ayr Belleisle website at
Monday, June 09, 2008
Forms for the championship, which takes place at Ayr Belleisle on Thursday 7th August, can be downloaded by clicking on the link under Entry Forms on the left of this page.
Forms should also be available through Club Secretaries during the week beginning 9th June.
THE AYRSHIRE BOYS
AYR BELLEISLE GOLF COURSE
BY KIND PERMISSION
THURSDAY 7TH AUGUST 2008
(OVER 36 HOLES STROKEPLAY)
ENTRY FEE £ 8.00
HANDICAP LIMIT : 12
ENTRY MAY BE LIMITED TO 48 PLAYERS - TO BE BALLOTTED BY HANDICAP AFTER THE CLOSING DATE
THE WINNER WILL RETAIN THE AYRSHIRE BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY
FOR ONE YEAR AND WILL RECEIVE A MEDAL FOR RETENTION
IN ADDITION VARIOUS PRIZE VOUCHERS WILL BE AWARDED
ON BOTH SCRATCH AND HANDICAP BASIS
The players returning the 8 best aggregate scratch totals will contest
THE AYRSHIRE BOYS MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
At Prestwick Golf Club from 14 – 16 August 2008
ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE FROM CLUB SECRETARIES
ON THE WEB AT http://www.ayrshiregolf.blogspot.com/
OR THE CHAMPIONSHIP SECRETARY
17 AUCHINCRUIVE AVENUE, PRESTWICK, KA9 2DT
(PLEASE ENCLOSE A STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE)
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: - NOON ON WEDNESDAY 16th JULY 2008
PLEASE NOTE : COMPETITORS ARE REQUIRED TO OBEY CLUB RULES REGARDING DRESS
BOTH ON THE COURSE AND IN THE CLUBHOUSE
Drummond finished on one under par, alongside Gordon J. Brand (England), Angel Franco (Paraguay) and Batus Smit (South Africa) as Tony Johnstone (Zimbabwe) took the title on three under par.
213 - Tony Johnstone (Zimbabwe) - 69/70/74
215 - Gordon J. Brand (England) - 69/75/71, Ross Drummond (Scotland) - 72/71/72, Angel Franco (Paraguay) - 71/73/71, Batus Smit (South Africa) 72/72/71
216 - Denis O'Sullivan (Ireland) - 70/73/73
217 - Bobby Lincoln (South Africa) - 72/73/72, Katsuyoshi Tomori (Japan) - 71/75/71
The European Seniors Tour moves to Wales next week, from 13th to 15th June, for the Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open at the Conwy (Caernarvonshire) GC.
Sunday, June 08, 2008
In testing, windy conditions, host county Lothians produced two outstanding rounds of 70 in the morning foursomes giving them a crucial five stroke lead over the field going into the afternoon singles. With three of the four singles scores counting, a three round total of 214, giving an overall total of 354, was enough to take the Title by three shots over runners-up Renfrewshire.
The Ayrshire total of 147 in the morning foursomes left them with a mountain to climb in the singles. A singles total of 216 in the afternoon gave an overall totall of 363 and was enough to clinch fourth place behind Perth and Kinross who finished third.
Team Manager David Miller said, “ Although we are disappointed not to repeat last year’s win, the boys gave it everything they had. Home advantage was crucial for Lothians and they took full advantage. All in all, we left a lot of shots out on the course but I think everyone gained valuable experience for the future. Throughout the whole weekend, the boys conducted themselves brilliantly, both on and off the course, and were a credit to Ayrshire”
Scott Brown (Turnberry) and Adam Foley (Belleisle) – 72
Colin Robinson (Largs) and Andrew Aberombie (Largs) – 75
Andrew Aberombie(Largs) – 71
Adam Foley(Belleilse) – 72
Scott Brown(Turnberry) – 73
Colin Robinson (Largs) – 76
Total - 363
Leading Team Totals
354 - Lothians (140/214)
357 - Renfrewshire (145/212)
358 - Perth & Kinross (146/212)
363 - Ayrshire (147/216)
364 - Fife (146/218)
No match results have been posgted recently. Present positions are :-
Annanhill - played 2 - 6 pts
Troon Welbeck - played 2 - 4pts
Moorpark - played 2 - 4 pts
Ayr Belleisle - played 2 - 2 pts
Dalmilling opened their account with a 5 - 1 home win over Kilbirnie whilst Kilmarnock Barassie travelled to Kilbirnie and inflicted a second successive defeat, by 4 - 2, on their hosts. Present positions are :-
Kilmarnock Barassie - played 3 - 12 pts
West Kilbride - played 2 - 4pts
Ayr Dalmilling - played 2 - 4pts
Kilbirnie Place - played 3 - 0pts
Irvine Ravenspark maintained their hopes with a 4.5 - 1.5 away win at Ardeer. Present positions are :-
Irvine (Bogside) - played 2 - 6pts
Irvine Ravenspark - played 3 - 6pts
Ballochmyle - played 3 - 6pts
Ardeer - played 2 - 2pts
Caprington maintained pole position with a 3.5 - 2.5 away win over Tam O Shanter whilsy Loudoun had their first victory of the campaign with a 5 - 1 home win over new Cumnock. Present positions are :-
Caprington - played 2 - 8pts
Tam O Shanter - played 2 - 4pts
Loudoun - played 2 - 4pts
New Cumnock - played 2 - 0pts
The Irvine pair beat their visitors J. McCall & D. Barr (Caprington) by 4 & 3 to claim their place in the last eight.
Andrew Abercrombie (Largs) progressed by virtue of a 2 hole victory over David Brown (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) whilst Andrew Wright (Kilmarnock Barassie) travelled to play Chris Lawson (Kilbirnie) and returned with a 2 & 1 victory.
Also through is Gary Paterson (Ballochmyle) by virtue of a walkover against Scott Liddle (Prestwick St. Nicholas)
Holder John Cairney from Irvine Ravenspark had a 6 & 4 win over Jim Kerr (Annanhill) to reach the last eight where he has been joined by Alex Gourlay (Irvine) who had a 2 hole victory over Craig Adams (Ardeer) in round 3.
Saturday, June 07, 2008
139 - TONY JOHNSTONE (ZIM) 69/70
141 - STEVE STULL (USA) 73/68
143 - BOB CAMERON (ENG) 74/69, ROSS DRUMMOND (SCO) 72/71, DENIS O'SULLIVAN (IRL) 70/73.
Rounds of 68 over the Jubilee course and 71 over the Old Course gave Stewart a 139 total.
Steven McEwan (Caprington) also made the halfway cut with a 143 total, as did Robert McKnight (Caprington), right on the mark with 145.
The event concludes with two rounds over the Old Course on Sunday 8th June.
Leading Scores :-
Par 144 (72-72)
137 C Macaulay (Tulliallan) 66 71.
138 K McNicoll (Carnoustie) 67 71.
139 C Hinton (The Oxfordshire) 69 70, T Sherreard (Chart Hills) 70 69, M Stewart (Troon Welbeck) 68 71.
140 D Antonelli (Fra) 68 72, A Dick (Shotts) 67 73, B Westgate (Trevose) 71 69.
141 C Wood (Long Ashton) 67 74, M Cryer (Coventry) 72 69, M Hillson (Craigielaw) 68 73, M Thistleton (Hayling) 70 71, E Dubois (Fra) 70 71, W Booth (Comrie) 66 75, A Kaleka (Fra) 70 71.
142 S Hutsby (Liphook) 71 71, A Johnston (North Middlesex) 68 74, J White (Lundin) 69 73, N Chaudhuri (The Leicestershire) 69 73, F Colombo (Ita) 71 71, C Watson (East Renfrewshire) 71 71.
143 K Samooja (Fin) 71 72, J Gill (NZ) 70 73, S Arnold (Aus) 73 70, M Mackman (Broome Manor) 73 70, A Wainwright (Gainsborough) 73 70, R Kind (Net) 71 72, S Uzell (Hornsea) 71 72.
144 J Palmer (Kirby Muxloe) 70 74, T Fleetwood (Formby Hall) 73 71, B Hebert (Fra) 71 73, C Ford (Kirby Muxloe) 72 72, J Byrne (Banchory) 70 74, J Amos (Kilworth Springs) 69 75, R Gibson (US) 71 73, S McEwan (Caprington) 73 71.
145 B Fotheringham (Forres) 72 73, N Lombardi (Ita) 71 74, R Blizard (Aus) 79 66, J Field jun (US) 72 73, R McKnight (Caprington) 74 71, J van der Vaart (Net) 73 72, M Haines (Rochester & Cobham Park) 73 72, K McAlpine (Alyth) 70 75, O Farr (Ludlow) 67 78, M Bey (Fra) 74 71, J Brun (Fra) 69 76, N Henriques (Por) 73 72, C Schwierz (Ger) 75 70, H Joannes (Bel) 67 78, J Hurst (Shaw Hill) 67 78, P Baunsoe (Den) 73 72, J E Hedin (Swe) 70 75, D Ferreira (SAf) 72 73.
Ayrshire players who missed the cut were :-
150 R Dixon (Barassie) 77 73
156 C Harkins (Ayr Belleisle) 78 78
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Monday, June 02, 2008
Tied 3rd - 216 (+3) MARK HALLIDAY (Royal Aberdeen) 73/73/70
Tied 5th - 217 (+4) ZAK SALTMAN (Craigielaw) 69/72/76
Tied 5th - 217 (+4) MATTHEW BALDWIN (Royal Birkdale) 68/73/76
Tied 5th - 217 (+4) JOHAN DE BEER (South Africa) 68/71/78
Tied 8th - 218 (+5) DAVID LAW (Hazlehead) 74/76/78
Tied 8th - 218 (+5) ROBERT McKNIGHT (Caprington) 72/73/73
Tied 8th - 218 (+5) STEVEN McEWAN (Caprington) 74/67/77
Tied 8th - 218 (+5) MATTHEW CLARK (Kilmacolm) 69/77/72
Tied 8th - 218 (+5) ROHAN BLIZARD (Australia) 73/76/69
Tied 13th - 219 (+6) GLENN CAMPBELL (Blairgowrie) 72/74/73
Tied 13th - 219 (+6) PAUL O'HARA (Colville Park) 73/72/74
Tied 13th - 219 (+6) ADAM WAINWRIGHT (Gainsborough) 67/79/73
46th - 232 - (+19) ROSS DIXON (Kilmarnock Barassie) 74/76/82
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Wright booked his place in the quarter final draw with a 2 & 1 win away from home against Chris Lawson (Kilbirnie Place)