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Thursday, July 31, 2008

SCOTTISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP - McEwan is lone Ayrshire player in quarter finals


Steven McEwan (Caprington) is the only Ayrshire player left at the quarter final stage of the 2008 Scottish Amateur Championship being held at Carnoustie this week.

Chris Harkins (Ayr Belleisle) made his exit in round 4, losing by 3 & 2 to Jordan Findlay (Fraserburgh).

The other two Ayrshire players left both won their fourth round ties, Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) beating Barrie Edmond (Bon Accord ) by 3 & 2 and Steven McEwan (Caprington) beating Philip Mclean (Peterhead ) by 2 holes, and so the pair were destined to meet in an all Ayrshire fifth round match which McEwan won by 3 & 2.

In the friday morning quarter finals, Steven McEwan faces Scott Borrowman (Dollar), with an 0830 tee off.



SCOTTISH BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP - Harkins ousts Booth to snatch fourth round spot

Chris Harkins (Ayr Belleisle) caused one of the shock results of the championship at Carnoustie on Thursday morning beating second seed and Scottish Strokeplay Champion Wallace Booth (Comrie) by 2 & 1 in their third round tie.

Harkins now faces Jordan Findlay (Fraserburgh) in the fourth round.

In the other third round tie involving an Ayrshire player completed on Thursday morning, Jamie Mackay (Kilmarnock Barassie) lost to Scott Borrowman (Dollar) by 1 hole.

Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) and Steven McEwan (Caprington), along with Chris Harkins, maintain the Ayrshire interest in the championship as the fourth round progresses today.

SCOTTISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP - 4 Ayrshire players remain for Thursday

The Ayrshire challenge for the 2008 Scottish Amateur Championship, being held at Carnoustie this week, is in the hands of Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck), Steven McEwan (Caprington), Jamie Mackay (Kilmarnock Barassie) and Chris Harkins (Ayr Belleisle) after the other Ayrshire challengers made their exit on Wednesday.


Of the remaining first round ties, Cameron Gray (West Kilbride) lost to Ross Kellett (Colville Park) by 3 & 1 whilst Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) negotiated the first round with a 3 & 2 win over Ross McGuire (Dalmahoy) before losing by the same margin in the second round, on Wednesday afternoon, to Gordon Yates (Hilton Park).

Chris Harkins (Ayr Belleisle) had a 2 & 1 first round win over Malcolm Davidson (Craigie Hill) before recording a 4 & 3 win in round 2 against Aaron Howard (Murrayshall)

The last remaining first round tie involving an Ayrshire player saw Ross Dixon (Kilmarnock Barassie) lose by 5 & 3 to Neil McBride (Cowglen).

George Robertson (Irvine Ravenspark) played his second round match on Wednesday, against the 4th seed Gavin dear (Murrayshall) and left the championship after a 2 & 1 defeat. Also out went Robertson's clubmate John Cairney (Irvine Ravenspark) who lost by 4 & 3 to Philip Mclean (Peterhead).

Despite his extra time win in round 1, Ewan McKinnon (Corrie) lost out in the second round, being beaten 2 holes by Donald Ballantyne (Selkirk).

Jamie Mackay (Kilmarnock Barassie) was the victor in the all Ayrshire second round tie, beating John Shanks (Irvine) by one hole, to set up a tie against Scott Borrowman (Dollar) in the next round.

Steven McEwan (Caprington) followed his first round 6 & 5 win by defeating the newly crowned Boys Strokeplay Champion Mark Bookless (Sandyhills) by a similar margin. McEwan then went on to beat Donald Ballantyne (Selkirk) by 5 & 4 to reach round four.

Also through to the fourth round is sixth seed Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) who followed a morning 3 & 2 win over John Goodward (McDonald) with a 5 & 4 win over Andrew Wallace (Glenbervie).

With the championship still playing 'catch up' after weather delays earlier in the week and play suspecded due to bad light at 9.30 p.m. on Wednesday, the remaining third round matches will hopefully be completed tomorrow, as well as the fourth round ties.

Jamie Mackay's game with Scott Borrowman is still to be completed, with the winner facing either Michael main (Thornton) or Steven Buchan (Royal Aberdeen).

Chris Harkins' game against Wallace Booth (Comrie) is also to be completed, with the winner facing either Jordan Findlay (Fraserburgh) or Stuart McKendrick (Dunkeld & Birnam) in round 4.

Michael Stewart is due to tee off at 0934 in his fourth round match whilst Steven McEwan plays off at 0942 on Thursday.




GLENMUIR PGA EVENT - McKinnon's challenge faulters in Leeds

The challenge of Jim McKinnon (Irvine) in the Glenmuir PGA championship, being played at Moortown in Leeds this week, faultered in the second round when he could onlty manage a four over par 75 for a 144 total.

LEADING SCORES AFTER TWO ROUNDS
Par 142

139 - A Barnett (North Wales) 71 68, G Bell (Eaglescliffe) 70 69
140 - J Robinson (Sports Masters International) 69 71, S Whiffin (Herts G & CC) 71 69, C Clark (Moor Hall) 70 70, W Barnes (RBE Golf) 68 72, P Simpson (West Berkshire) 73 67
141 - P Wesselingh (Kedleston Park) 71 70
142 - D Shacklady (Mossock Hall) 72 70, A Sherborne (Kendleshire) 68 74
143 - D Prosser (Halfpenny Green) 72 71, D Muscroft (Montecchia) 70 73, P Schunter(Buckinghamshire) 71 72, C Goodfellow (Carlisle DR) 69 74
144 - L Rooke (Vale of Llangollen) 72 72, D Greenwood (Forest Pines) 74 70, M Nesbit (Westerhope) 74 70, B Rimmer (Little Aston) 72 72, C Ronald (Carluke) 74 70, J McKinnon (Irvine) 69 75, P Edwards (Notts) 73 71, J Dwyer (Ashbourne) 71 73

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

SCOTTISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP - 5 from 6 Ayrshire players through as fog stops play

The second day of the 2008 Scottish Amateur Championship at Carnoustie was cut short at 6.45 p.m. due to fog which had hampered the championship all day.

Of the first round matches which were completed as scheduled on Tuesday, 5 of the 6 Ayrshire players involved progressed to round 2.

John Cairney (Irvine Ravenspark) won by 2 & 1 against John Duff (Newmachar) and now plays Philip McLean (Peterhead) in round 2.

Ewan McKinnon (Corrie) edged out Mike MacDonald (Fortrose & Rosemarkie) at the second extra hole, to book a second round tie against Donald Ballantyne (Selkirk).

Former Scottish Boys Strokeplay Champion Steven McEwan (Caprington) had a 6 & 5 win against Ralph Wardlaw (Carnoustie Caledonia) and now faceds the newly crowned Boys Strokeplay Champion, Mark Bookless (Sandyhills) in the second round.

Jamie Mackay (Kilmarnock Barassie) - pictured right - was a 4 & 3 winner against Allan McKie (Glencruitten) and now faces fellow Ayrshireman John Shanks (Irivne) - pictured below - in round 2 after Shanks beat Stan Morrison (USA) by 4 & 2.
The sole Ayrshire casualty of the completed matches on Tuesday was Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie) who lost by one hole to Frank McCarron (Stonehaven).

Play resumes at 0645 on Wednesday, when the remaining first round and outstanding scheduled second round matches will hopefully be completed.

GLENMUIR PGA EVENT - Jim McKinnon starts well in Leeds

Jim McKinnon (Irvine) got off to a good start in the Glenmuir PGA professional championship at Moortown Golf Club, Leeds, on Tuesday 29/07/2008 as the championship was delayed due to torrential rain.

McKinnon opened with a two-under 69 which leaves him in joint second place amongs the players who managed to complete their first round.

Former European Tour player Andrew Sherborne, and Will Barnes from the Lichfield are joint leaders on 68.


LEADING COMPLETED FIRST-ROUND SCORES
Par 71

68 - A Sherborne (Kendleshire), W Barnes (RBE Golf)
69 - C Goodfellow (Carlisle DR), J Robinson (Sports Masters International), J McKinnon (Irvine) 33-36
70 - G Bell (Eaglescliffe), C Clark (Moor Hall), D Muscroft
71 - P Wesselingh (Kedleston Park), M Griffiths (Oakdale), C Shave (Whetstone), M Wiggett (Dudsbury), J Harrison (Matfen Hall).

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

SCOTTISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP - Robertson and Stewart through as three Ayrshire players exit championship

George Robertson (Irvine Ravenspark) and Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) safely negotiated their respective first round ties in the 2008 Scottish Amateur Championship at Carnoustie on Monday 28th July, whilst three other Ayrshire players exited the championship at the first hurdle.

John Sloan (Doon Valley) lost out by 3 & 1 against Ian Thomson (Powfoot), whilst David Addison (Kilmarnock Barassie) was beaten 2 & 1 by 8th seed Scott Henry (Cardross).

The other defeated Ayrshire player was Keith Hamilton (Ayr Belleisle) who was beaten 5 & 4 by defending champion John Gallagher (Swanston New).

Better news came from George Robertson (Irvine Ravenspark) who won by two holes against John McMahon (Cardross). Robertson now faces the 4th seed, Gavin Dear (Murrayshall) in the second round on Tuesday.

6th seed Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) ws a 3 & 2 winner against Gordon Miller (Cawder) and now plays John Godward (McDonald) in the second round.

Monday, July 28, 2008

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Opening shock for holders of Wallace Thornton Trophy title.

Both sections in the 2008 Wallace Thornton Trophy (scratch knockout) are under way, with the opening fixture in section one providing a surprise when Prestwick St. Cuthbert won by 3 - 1 against the trophy holders, at the Barassie course.

In the other fixture played in the section so far, Kilbirnie had a 3.5 - 0.5 home win over Largs.

In Section 2, Belleisle opened with a 3 - 1 win at Ravenspark, whilst West Kilbride are setting the pace with two 3 - 1 home wins against Ravenspark and Ballochmyle.

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP - 3 of four League Championship semi finalists now known

Three of the semi finalists in the 2008 Ayrshire Junior Golf League Championship have been identified with only a few matches remaining to be played throughout the four sections.



In Section A, all New Cumnock results were discarded after the East Ayrshire side defaulted on two matches during the campaign.

A recent 5.5 - 0.5 home win over Kilbirnie secured West Kilbride the top spot and a place in the last four, by virtue of points difference.



Present positions are :-



WEST KILBRIDE - played 5, 16 pts (+ 15)

KILBIRNIE PLACE - played 6, 16 PTS (+ 6)

TROON WELBECK - played 5, 8 pts

TROON ST. MEDDANS - played 4, 0 pts

NEW CUMNOCK - disqualified



In Section B, Prestwick St. Nicholas hold pole position after recent home wins by 5.5 - 0.5 and 6 - 0 over Largs Routenburn and Ayr Belleisle respectively, and despite a 4.5 - 1.5 defeat at the hands of Largs the Prestwick side have a clear lead with only one match remaining to be played.



In other recent matches, Belleisle and Routenburn had 5 - 1 home wins against Ravenspark and Ayr Belleisle respectively, whilst Ravenspark and Belleisle fought out a 3 - 3 draw.



Present positions are :-



PRESTWICK ST. NICHOLAS - played 7, 20 pts

LARGS - played 5, 14 pts

LARGS ROUTENBURN - played 7, 12 pts

IRVINE RAVENSPARK - played 7, 8 pts

AYR BELLEISLE - played 4, 15 pts



Section C is complete with Kilmarnock Barassie having edged out Caprington at the top of the table. Final positions are :-



KILMARNOCK BARASSIE - Played 6, 14 Pts (+5)

CAPRINGTON - played 6, 14 pts (+ 1)

BALLOCHMYLE - played 6, 12

AYR DALMILLING - played 6, 8 pts



Section D has also been completed with Prestwick St. Cuthbert progressing to the semi finals.

In what proved to be a close encounter, St. Cuthbert edged out Ardeer in a fine finish.



Final positions are :-



PRESTWICK ST. CUTHBERT - Played 6, 18 Pts

ARDEER - played 6, 16 pts

LOUDOUN - played 6, 12 pts

ANNANHILL - played 6, 2 pts



The semi finals will be played on a home and away basis.

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Ballochmyle into Under 16 semi finals.

Ballochmyle are the first team into the semi finals of the 2008 Ayrshire Junior Golf League Under 16 Knockout Trophy competition after a 2.5 - 1.5 home win over Kilbirnie Place in the quarter final.

In the final, Ballochmyle face a home match against Ardeer or Ayr Belleisle to decide who will contest the final.

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS - Thorburn through to semi finals

Sean Thornton (Ayr Belleisle) is the first player into the semi finals of the 2008 Ayrshire Junior Champion Of Champions, after a 3 & 2 win away from hme against Andrew Wright (Kilmarnock Barassie).

Thornton now faces a home tie against Gary Patterson (Ballochmyle) or Andrew Abercrombie (Largs) for a place in the final.

SENIOR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP - Vaughan wins title as Drummond finishes top Scot

Ross Drummond from Prestwick finished with the distinction of being top Scot at the 2008 Senior Open Championship, played at Royal Troon this week

American Bruce Vaughan beat fellow contryman John Cook in a play off for the title with a 6 under par total of 284, whilst Drummond shot a final round of 76 for a 299 total.

FINAL TOTALS
Par 284

278 - B Vaughan (USA) 68 71 69 70; J Cook (USA) 69 71 67 71 (Vaughan won play-off at first extra hole)
279 - E Romero (Arg) 68 73 68 70
280 - B Langer (Ger) 70 71 71 68
282 - T Watson (USA) 70 71 71 70; G Norman (Aus) 75 72 67 68; G Jones (USA) 70 76 68 68
285 - C Rocca (Ita) 73 73 72 67; P Blackmar (USA) 74 72 71 68
286 - A Bean (USA) 69 75 73 69
287 - G Hallberg (USA) 76 69 73 69; T Johnstone (Zim) 71 74 71 71;
288 - T Simpson (USA) 75 75 71 67; I Woosnam (Wal) 75 73 71 69; G Koch (USA) 76 76 70 66
289 - M McNulty (Irl) 70 72 75 72; T Kite (USA) 76 72 71 70; M James (Eng) 75 73 68 73; R Black (USA) 74 72 75 68; J Chancey (USA) 77 73 70 69
290 - J Sindelar (USA) 70 77 74 69; E Darcy (Irl) 71 76 74 69; D Merriman (Aus) 74 73 69 74; K Murota (Jpn) 75 72 69 74; J Sluman (USA) 78 74 70 68; J Quiros (Esp) 74 78 68 70;291 T McKnight (USA) 76 76 68 71; W Grady (Aus) 74 72 73 72; K Hanefeld (USA) 69 73 72 77; J Bland (RSA) 71 76 71 73; M Wiebe (USA) 74 76 71 70
292 - M Reid (USA) 73 72 74 73; J Bruner (USA) 78 72 70 72
293 - S Simpson (USA) 75 77 71 70; C Rose (USA) 76 73 74 70; N Job (Eng) 69 80 72 72; M O'Meara (USA) 74 75 71 73; S Ebihara (Jpn) 75 73 74 71; J Morse (USA) 70 78 69 76; M Goodes (USA) 75 74 73 71;
294 - S Hoch (USA) 79 73 69 73; L Carbonetti (Arg) 72 73 76 73;
295 - T Conley (USA) 73 74 75 73; J Lapsley (Nzl) 76 73 76 70; D O'Sullivan (Irl) 75 74 71 75;
296 - A Adams (USA) 76 71 75 74; M Hulbert (USA) 75 76 72 73; K Tomori (Jpn) 78 73 73 72; A Franco (Par) 76 75 73 72
297 - I Aoki (Jpn) 75 73 76 73.
298 - C Stadler (USA) 74 74 76 74; M Poxon (Eng) 75 75 73 75; N Ratcliffe (Aus) 76 75 72 75;
299 - K Green (USA) 75 71 74 79; R Drummond (Sco) 72 76 75 76; A Murray (Eng) 72 76 74 77.
300 - J Rhodes (Eng) 74 75 75 76; T Gale (Aus) 78 74 70 78; B Boyd (USA) 78 72 72 78.
301 - J Hoskison (Eng) 75 77 72 77; M Piñero (Esp) 78 72 78 73; J Hall (Eng) 73 73 79 76; B Smit (RSA) 76 74 75 76; J Chaffee (USA) 73 75 75 78; P Mitchell (Eng) 74 75 73 79.
302 - Y Hagawa (Jpn) 75 76 77 74; P Hinton (Eng) 77 75 73 77.
303 - P Oakley (USA) 74 77 75 77, B McColl (Sco) 76 76 76 75
305 - T Horton (Eng) 80 72 72 81.;
309 - M Williams (Zim) 72 79 81 77;

Friday, July 25, 2008

BOYS HOME INTERNATIONALS - Two Ayrshire players named in Scotland team

Ayrshire have two players in the 11 strong squad announced by the SGU to carry Scottish hopes at the 2008 Boys Home Internationals, being held at Royal County Down in Ireland from 5th to 7th August.
Scottish Boys matchplay Champion Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) - pictured right -is joined by fellow Ayrshire player, and former Ayrshire Boys matchplay Champion, Kyle Smith (Kilmarnock Barassie) - pictured below.


The full squad is :-

MICHAEL STEWART (Troon Welbeck)

DAVID LAW (Hazlehead)
PAUL SHIELDS (Kirkhill)
ANDREW McLACHLAN (Bonnyton)
KYLE SMITH (Kilmarnock Barassie)
JAMES ROSS (Royal Burgess)
SAM BINNING (Ranfurly Castle)
MARK BOOKLESS (Sandyhills)
STUART BALLINGALL (Dunston hall)
CHRIS ROBB (Inchmarlo)
COLIN THOMSON (East Renfrewshire)

AYRSHIRE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY - Semi Final line up completed

The line up for the two semi finals of the 2008 Ayrshire Champion Of Champions Trophy competition, due to be played at Royal Troon on Friday 1st August, have been decided.

In the quarter finals, 2006 winner Brian Moore (Largs) beat Fraser Lawrie (West Kilbride) by 7 & 6 and now faces a semi final clash with Alex Gourlay (Irvine) who defeated Nick Tindall (Tam O Shanter) by 3 & 2 in the last eight.

The other semi final features Paul Moultrie (Troon Portland) and George Robertson (Irvine Ravenspark) who reached the last four by defeating clubmate and trophy holder John Cairney.

The first of the semi finals are due to tee off at 5.00 p.m., and spectators are welcome to attend.

The final of the competition is scheduled to take place at Royal Troon the following Friday, 8th August, again with a 5.00 p.m. tee off.

AYRSHIRE SUMMER LEAGUE - Troon Welbeck grab last semi final place

The semi final line up for the 2008 Ayrshire Summer league has been completed, with League 1 being won by Troon Welbeck after a deciding 4.5 - 1.5 home win over Ayr belleisle in their final match.

Troon Welbeck now face a semi final clash with League 2 winners Kilmarnock (Barassie), with Welbeck due to be at home in the first leg.

The other semi final features the winners of Leagues 3 & 4, Irvine Ravenspark and Caprington respectively. Ravenspark, the 2007 finalists, are due to be at home in the first leg.

All semi final matches are due for completion by the end of August.

THE SENIOR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP - Drummond remains top sScot after round 2

Ross Drummond from Prestwick retained the distinction of being top Scot after the second round of the 2008 Senior Open Championship, being played at Royal Troon this week.

Drummond shot a second round 76, five over par on the day, for a championship total of 148, six over par. Drummond finished his second round in style, playing a superb approach which came to rest about a foot from the hole to set up a closing birdie.

Bruce Vaughan (USA) leads the championship on 139, three under par.

The cut after round 2 fell at 152, 10 over par, which saw the exit of the other two players who provided a local interest, Sam Torrance who shot a second round of 81 for 154 and Bill Lockie who had 86 on day two, for a 165 total.

Drummond tees of at 1112 hrs on saturday, alongside former Ryder Cup Captain mark James (England).

LEADING SCORES & QUALIFIERS

139 - B Vaughan (USA) 68 71
140 - J Cook (USA) 69 71
141 - B Langer (Ger) 70 71, E Romero (Arg) 68 73, T Watson (USA) 70 71
142 - K Hanefeld (USA) 69 73, M McNulty (Irl) 70 72
144 - A Bean (USA) 69 75
145 - T Johnstone (Zim) 71 74, G Hallberg (USA) 76 69, M Reid (USA) 73 72, L Carbonetti (Arg) 72 73
146 - G Jones (USA) 70 76, K Green (USA) 75 71, J Hall (Eng) 73 73, P Blackmar (USA) 74 72, W Grady (Aus) 74 72, C Rocca (Ita) 73 73, R Black (USA) 74 72
147 - D Merriman (Aus) 74 73, J Sindelar (USA) 70 77, E Darcy (Irl) 71 76, A Adams (USA) 76 71, G Norman (Aus) 75 72, J Bland (RSA) 71 76, K Murota (Jpn) 75 72, T Conley (USA) 73 74
148 - M James (Eng) 75 73, I Aoki (Jpn) 75 73, T Kite (USA) 76 72, J Chaffee (USA) 73 75, C Stadler (USA) 74 74, I Woosnam (Wal) 75 73, A Murray (Eng) 72 76, R Drummond (Sco) 72 76, S Ebihara (Jpn) 75 73, J Morse (USA) 70 78
149 - M Goodes (USA) 75 74, D O'Sullivan (Irl) 75 74, J Rhodes (Eng) 74 75, J Lapsley (Nzl) 76 73, P Mitchell (Eng) 74 75, N Job (Eng) 69 80, C Rose (USA) 76 73, M O'Meara (USA) 74 75,
150 - M Wiebe (USA) 74 76, B Smit (RSA) 76 74, T Simpson (USA) 75 75, B Boyd (USA) 78 72, J Bruner (USA) 78 72, J Chancey (USA) 77 73, M Piñero (Esp) 78 72, M Poxon (Eng) 75 75
151 - A Franco (Par) 76 75, N Ratcliffe (Aus) 76 75, K Tomori (Jpn) 78 73, M Williams (Zim) 72 79, Y Hagawa (Jpn) 75 76, P Oakley (USA) 74 77, M Hulbert (USA) 75 76
152 - P Hinton (Eng) 77 75, T Horton (Eng) 80 72, T Gale (Aus) 78 74, G Koch (USA) 76 76, S Hoch (USA) 79 73, J Quiros (Esp) 74 78, J Sluman (USA) 78 74, S Simpson (USA) 75 77, B McColl (Sco) 76 76, J Hoskison (Eng) 75 77, T McKnight (USA) 76 76

THE 2008 AYRSHIRE BOYS GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP - Draw for order of play

The draw for the 2008 Ayrshire Boys Golf Championship, to be held at Ayr Belleisle on Thursday 7th August, has been announced.

46 of the best young golfers in the county will contest the title, over 36 holes strokeplay.

The players returning the top eight aggregate scratch scores will also go forward to contest the Ayrshire Boys matchplay Championship, at Prestwick Golf Club, from 14th to 16th August.

ORDER OF PLAY

0928 & 1428 - Nicholas Hannon (Belleisle), Paul Hainey (St. Cuthbert)
0935 & 1435 - Charlie Macneal (Welbeck), Liam Gourlay (Irvine)
0942 & 1442 - Robbie Wilson (Ballochmyle), Sean Thorburn (Belleisle), Euan Walker (Barassie)
0949 & 1449 - Christopher Butler (Ravenspark), David Brown (St. Cuthbert), Lewis McDowall (Barassie)
1000 & 1500 - Neil Hamilton (Barassie), Adam Foley (Belleisle), David Wilson (Welbeck)
1007 & 1507 - Marc Smith (Welbeck), Scott Brown (Turnberry), Jack McDonald (Barassie)
1014 & 1514 - Alasdair Berry (Ravenspark), Matthew Dunlop (St. Nicholas), Calum Crowe (Kilbirnie)
1021 & 1521 - Colin Robinson (Largs), Craig Telfer (St. Cuthbert), Craig Corrigan (Welbeck)
1028 & 1528 - Scott Clark (Belleisle), Sam Findlater (Welbeck), Andrew Abercrombie (Largs)
1035 & 1535 - Ben Gibson (Welbeck), Joshua Nordbo (Largs), Callum Stewart (Belleisle)
1042 & 1542 - Fraser McKay (West Kilbride), Gregor Mackintosh (Girvan), Sean Byrne (Ravenspark)
1049 & 1549 - Ciar Porciani (Turnberry), Scott Liddle (St. Nicholas), Ewan Paterson (West Kilbride)
1100 & 1600 - Scott Johnston (St. Cuthbert), Fraser Kerr (Barassie), Michael Roos (West Kilbride)
1107 & 1607 - Cameron Maclean (West Kilbride), Andrew Wright (Barassie), Fraser Lawrie (West Kilbride)
1114 & 1614 - Brad Cathie (Ravenspark), Daniel McBride (Barassie), Ross Conquer (Ballochmyle)
1121 & 1621 - Euan Evans (Lamlash), Jared Williams (Kilmacolm), Alan Bruce (Barassie)

All competitors are requested to check in at least 15 minutes prior to their advertised tee time.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

SCOTTISH BOYS STROKEPLAY - Stewart third as Bookless wins title

Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) narrowly failed in his bid to add the national boys strokeplay title to the matchplay event he won earlier in the year, when he finished third , behind winner mark Bookless (Sandyhills)and Sam Binning (Ranfurly castle) at the Lansdowne cours at Blairgowrie on Thursday 24th July.

Stewart trailed by 6 after the second round but a third round of 70 took him to within a shot of Bookless, who had led the tournament from day one. Stewart never got any closer however, and a closing 74, his worst round of the week, put Stewart into third place on 287, five behind Bookless and 4 behind Binning.

Next best Ayrshire player was Kle Smith (Kilmarnock Barassie) who finished with a 77 for a 296 total.

FINAL SCORES
Par 288

282 - M Bookless (Sandyhills) 67 70 75 70
283 - S Binning (Ranfurly Castle) 68 75 71 69
287 - M Stewart (Troon Welbeck) 70 73 70 74
290 - A Dunton (McDonald Ellon) 77 73 70 70
292 - J Ross (Royal Burgess) 72 77 67 76, T Sharkey (Helensburgh) 73 72 72 75, K McClung (Wigtownshire Co) 73 69 74 76
293 - D Law (Hazlehead) 75 70 73 75, J Hendrick (Pollok) 73 73 74 73
294 - T Weworski (US) 74 72 72 76
295 - P Shields (Kirkhill) 71 73 71 80, A Dalgliesh (Haywards Heath) 71 74 73 74
296 - C Robb (Inchmarlo) 73 73 73 77, K Smith (Kilmarnock Barassie) 71 75 78 72
297 - C Thomson (East Renfrewshire) 73 68 79 77
298 - E Markley (US) 76 75 74 73, I Redford (King James VI) 79 72 71 76, S Connell (Inverness) 76 72 72 78, R Storrier (Downfield) 74 73 80 71
299 - J Robertson (Turriff) 71 77 76 75
300 - S Bolton (Magnolia Park) 78 73 74 75, D Ryan (Ealing) 72 77 73 78
301 - G Stirling (Caldwell) 76 75 75 75, I Allan (Hopeman) 77 74 72 78
302 - A Graham (Crow Wood) 73 78 74 77, O Huish (North Berwick) 81 69 77 75
303 - F McKenna (Balmore) 71 79 78 75
304 - T Blennerhassett (Marriott Dalmahoy) 77 69 78 80
307 - F Clarke (Westhill) 77 74 78 78, D Ramsay (Elgin) 78 71 79 79, D Young (Craigie Hill) 79 69 81 78
308 - F Moore (Glenbervie) 75 76 83 74
309 - S Clarkson (Ilkley) 76 75 79 79, S McLaren (King James VI) 76 75 80 78, J Treasurer (Inverness) 74 75 83 77
310 - L Johnston (Dumfries & Co) 77 69 87 77
311 - C Corbett (Dumfries & Galloway) 75 73 84 79
312 - C O’Neil (Pollok) 76 74 80 82, D MacAndrew (Royal Aberdeen) 75 75 81 81
313 - G McDougall (Bishopbriggs) 76 75 83 79
314 - C Baird (Bothwell Castle) 77 70 81 86
319 - A Reid (Paisley) 79 72 83 85

SENIOR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP - Drummond shares leading Scot distinction after round 1




Ross Drummond from Prestwick shares the diStinction of being top Scot after the first round of the 2008 Senior Open Championship being played at Royal Troon this week, after shooting a one over par 72 on Thursday.

Scottish amateur John Fraser also returned a 72 to match Drummond's score, with both players lying 4 shots behind the leaders.

Of the other players providing the local interst, Sam Torrance finished one behind Ross Drummond on 74 whilst Bill Lockie scored 79.

LEADING FIRST ROUND SCORES

68 - E Romero (Arg), B Vaughan (USA)
69 - J Cook (USA), N Job (Eng), A Bean (USA), K Hanefeld (USA)
70 - M McNulty (Irl), T Watson (USA), J Morse (USA), B Langer (Ger), J Sindelar (USA), G Jones (USA)
71 - T Johnstone (Zim), E Darcy (Irl), J Bland (RSA)
72 - J Ross (USA), A Murray (Eng), L Carbonetti (Arg), M Williams (Zim), R Drummond (Sco), J Fraser (Sco) (am)
73 - D Ogrin (USA), J Hall (Eng), C Rocca (Ita), T Conley (USA), S Torrance (Sco), M Reid (USA), J Chaffee (USA), A Morrow (am) (Irl)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

SENIOR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP - Local interest tee times

The three players who provide the local interest at the 2008 Seniors Open Championship, being played at Royal Troon from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th July, have interesting pairings for the first round of the championship on Thursday.

Prestwick resident Ross Drummond tees of at 0840 alongside two of the most famous players in the game. Drummond's playing partners on Thursday will be Japanese legend Isao Aoki, of the unorthodox putting stance, and the even more legendary South African winner of all four 'Majors', Gary Player.

Sam Torrance, who grew up in Largs, tees off at 1350 alongside former US Open Champion Tom Kite and well known Argentinian Eduardo Romero.

At 1430, Bill Lockie (North Gailes) begins his championship bid alongside Irish amateur Adrian Morrow and South African Bobby Lincoln.

Other matches which should attract Large crowd include the 0920 trio of Tom Watson, Sandy Lyle and Greg Norman as well as the 1340 trio of 'Major' winners Mark O'Meara, Ian Woosnam and Bernard Langer.

CALLAWAY/AUDI PGA TOURNAMENT - Lomas fourth in Lanark event

Ayr based professional Jonathan Lomas took fourth spot in the Callaway / Audi PGA event at Lanark on Wednesday, with a one under par second round score of 69 for a 6 under par total of 134. His total left Lomas trailing the winner David Orr (East Renfrewshire) by 5 shots.

LEADING SCORES
Par 140

129 - D Orr (East Renfrewshire) 66 63
133 - R Arnott (Bishopbriggs ) 67 66, E Little (Co Tipperary) 66 67
134 - J Lomas (unatt) 65 69
135 - C Doak (unatt) 68 67, C Kelly (Cawder) 68 67

Former West Kilbride internationalist Graeme Fox (East Kilbride) finished on 143 (70/73) with Jim McKinnon (Irvine) one further back on 144 (72/72). Stuart Robin (Kilmarnock Barassie) finished on 150 (78/72)

SCOTTISH BOYS STROKEPLAY - Stewart six behind at halfway stage

Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) lies six shots behind the leader Mark Bookless (Sandyhills) at the halfway stage of the 2008 Scottish Boys Strokeplay Championship being held at Blargowrie Lansdowne this week.

A one over par 73 left Stewart on 143, whilst Bookless shot a second round score of 70 for his 137 two round total

Kyle Smith (Kilmarnock Barassie) lies three shots behind Stewart, on 146, after a second round of 75.

The cut for the remaining two rounds fell at 151.

LEADING SECOND ROUND TOTALS
Par 144

137 - M Bookless (Sandyhills) 67 70
141 - C Thomson (East Renfrewshire) 73 68
142 - K McClung (Wigtownshire Co) 73 69
143 - M Stewart (Troon Welbeck) 70 73, S Binning (Ranfurly Castle) 68 75
144 - P Shields (Kirkhill) 71 73
145 - D Law (Hazlehead) 75 70, A Dalgliesh (Haywards Heath) 71 74, T Sharkey (Helensburgh) 73 72
146 - J Hendrick (Pollok) 73 73, K Smith (Kilmarnock Barassie) 71 75, T Blennerhassett (Marriott Dalmahoy) 77 69, L Johnston (Dumfries & Co) 77 69, T Weworski (US) 74 72, C Robb (Inchmarlo) 73 73
147 - C Baird (Bothwell Castle) 77 70, R Storrier (Downfield) 74 73
148 - D Young (Craigie Hill) 79 69, C Corbett (Dumfries & Galloway) 75 73, S Connell (Inverness) 76 72, J Robertson (Turriff) 71 77
149 - D Ramsay (Elgin) 78 71, J Treasurer (Inverness) 74 75, D Ryan (Ealing)
150 - D MacAndrew (Royal Aberdeen) 75 75, O Huish (North Berwick) 81 69, A Dunton (McDonald Ellon) 77 73, F McKenna (Balmore) 71 79, C O’Neil (Pollok) 76 74
151 - G MacDougall (Bishopbriggs) 76 75, S Bolton (Magnolia Park) 78 73, I Allan (Hopeman) 77 74, F Clarke (Westhill) 77 74, A Graham (Crow Wood) 73 78, I Redford (King James VI) 79 72, S Clarkson (Ilkley) 76 75, S McLaren (King James VI) 76 75, E Markley (US) 76 75, A Reid (Paisley) 79 72, F Moore (Glenbervie) 75 76, G Stirling (Caldwell) 76 75

OTHER AYRSHIRE SCORES

154 - F Lawrie (West Kilbride) 80 74 A Abercrombie (Douglas Park/Largs) 76 78
156 - S Brown (Turnberry) 75 81
159 - S Clark (Ayr Belleisle) 82 77
162 - C Robinson (Largs) 82 80
163 - A Wright (Kilmarnock Barassie) 83 80
N/R - A Foley (Ayr Belleisle) 85 NR.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

CALLAWAY/AUDI PGA TOURNAMENT - Lomas continues good form at Lanark

Ayr resident Jonathan Lomas continued the good form that saw him play in all four rounds of the Open Championship last week, when he teed up in the Callaway/Audi SPGA Order Of merit tournament at Lanark on Tuesday 22nd July.

Former Walker Cup player Lindsay Mann led the way after the first round on six under par 64, with Lomas just one shot behind overnight after shooting 65.

Jim McKinnon (Irvine) is also well placed after an opening round of 72, two over par.

Former West Kilbride club champion Graeme Fox (East Kilbride) is two better than McKinnon overning, on 70.

LEADING FIRST ROUND SCORES
Par 70

64 - L Mann (Carnoustie)
65 - J Lomas (unatt)
66 - D Broadfoot (Dumfries & Co), E Little (Co Tipperary), D Orr (East Renfrewshire)
67 - R Arnott (Bishopbriggs), A Oldcorn (Kings Acre)
68 - C Kelly (Cawder), G Niven (Stirling Univ), C Doak (unatt), S Catlin (Greenburn), P McKechnie (Braid Hills)
69 - N Reid (Deeside), Billy Marchbank (Crieff), A Hunter (Mearns Castle), N Scott-Smith (Palacerigg), J McGhee (Turnhouse), G McInnes (Murcar Links), S Duncan (Balbirnie Park), A J Webster (Edzell)
70 - C Gillies (Perry Golf), J Erskine (Portpatrick Dunskey), M King (Kingsfield), S Morrison (Tain), N Colquhoun (Merchants of Edinburgh), S Gray (Hayston), K Walker (Castle Park), G Wright (West Linton), S Cairns (Colville Park), G Fox (East Kilbride)
71 - C Campbell (Carnegie Club)
72 - C Boyle (Lanark), C Everett (Caldwell), S Taylor (Bothwell Castle), G McFarlane (Clober), J McKinnon (Irvine), M Urquhart (Inverness), G Dingwall (Royal Dornoch), G Law (Uphall), G Hardy (Dundonald Links), K Campbell (Machrihanish), C Matheson (Falkirk Tryst).

AYRSHIRE SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP - Ronnie Potts wins innaugural Sandy Provan Trophy competition

Former Ayrshire Golf Association President Ronnie Potts (Irvine Ravenspark) - pictured receiving the trophy from Sandy Provan - won the innaugural Ayrshire Seniors Competition for the Sandy Provan Trophy, played at Kilmarnock (Barassie) on Tuesday 22nd July.

Potts, the present manager of the Ayrshire County Team returned a net 71 off his 9 handicap to take the trophy by one shot.

Best scratch score of the day of 77 was posted by David Bruce, also of Irvine Ravenspark.
In blustery conditions the CSS of the day increased to 74 ( + 2 )

PRIZEWINNERS

Sandy Provan Trophy winner - RONNIE POTTS (Irvine Ravenspark) 80 - 9 = 71

Age Group 55 - 66

1 - Stan Buchert (West Kilbride) 84 - 12 = 72
2 - Donald Love (West Kilbride) 81 - 7 = 74
3 - Charlie McMurtrie (Annanhill) 86 - 11 = 75
4 - Ron Harrison (Caprington) 89 - 13 = 76
5 - John Richardson (Caprington) 92 - 14 = 78

Age Group 67 & over

1 - Andy McAllister (Annanhill) 87 - 14 = 73
2 - Cameron Greer (West Kilbride) 80 - 6 = 74
3 - Doug Hollingworth (Ayr Belleisle) 84 - 10 = 74
4 - George Harrison (Caprington) 89 - 11 = 78
5 - Alastair Macnee (Kilmarnock Barassie) 84 - 5 = 79

ALL THE NETT SCORES
71 - R Potts (Ravenspark)
72 - S Buchert (W Kilbride)
73 - A McAllister (Annanhill)
74 - D Bruce (Ravenspark), D Love (W Kilbride), C Greer (W Kilbride), D Hollingworth (Belleisle)
75 - C McMurtrie (Annanhill)
76 - R Harrison (Caprington)
78 - J Richardson (Caprington), G Harrison (Caprington)
79 - D McKinnon (Ballochmyle), L Anderson (Ballochmyle), G Lindsay (Barassie), D Cardno (Ravenspark), A Macnee (Barassie)
80 - T McKay (Annanhill)
81 - A Blackhall (Welbeck), A Blackwood (Welbeck), N Black (Annanhill), C McGregor (Ravenspark), L Burke (Largs), R Bruce (Barassie)
82 - R L Crawford (Barassie), D Mullan (St Cuthbert), J Johnstone (Caprington)
83 - D McMahon (Welbeck), W Houston (Wallacetown)
84 - T Moore (Irvine)
85 - A Kerr (Barassie)
89 - H Sim, (Annanhill)
92 - J Waddell (Barassie)
N/R - I Cowell (Annanhill), J Gourlay (Belleisle), J Brown (Barassie), G Robertson (Ravenspark), D Pitman (Welbeck), J Houston (Wallacetown)

SCOTTISH BOYS STROKEPLAY - Stewart opens with 70 but trails by 3

Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) opened with a two under par 70 at Blairgowrie on Tuesday 22 July, in his bid to add the National Boys Strokeplay title to the Scottish Boys matchplay he won earlier this year.

Kyle Smith (Kilmarnock Barassie) also opened well with a 1 under par 71.

Leader after the first round is Mark Bookless (Sandyhills) who came back in an incredible 30 shots, six under par, for a total of 67.


FIRST ROUND SCORES
Par 72

67 - M Bookless (Sandyhills)
68 - S Binning (Ranfurly Castle)
70 - M Stewart (Troon Welbeck)
71 - A Dalgliesh (Haywards Heath), J Robertson (Turriff), K Smith (Kilmarnock Barassie), F McKenna (Balmore), P Shields (Kirkhill)
72 - D Ryan (Ealing), J Ross (Royal Burgess)
73 - C Thomson (East Renfrewshire), P Scanlan (Hamilton), K McClung (Wigtownshire Co), T Sharkey (Helensburgh), C Robb (Inchmarlo), J Hendrick (Pollok), A Graham (Crow Wood)
74 - D Smith (US), R Storrier (Downfield), T Weworski (US), L Bickerton (Spain), J Treasurer (Inverness)
75 - F Moore (Glenbervie), D MacAndrew (Royal Aberdeen), C Corbett (Dumfries & Galloway), D Law (Hazlehead), C Shaw (Australia), S Brown (Turnberry)
76 - S Clarkson (Ilkley), N Beattie (St Andrews), S McLaren (King James VI), S Connell (Inverness), E Markley (US), C O'Neil (Pollok), A Abercrombie (Douglas Park), D Grant (Renfrew), G Stirling (Caldwell), S Brown (Murcar Links), C Hay (Marriott Dalmahoy), C Gaittens (Fortrose & Rosemarkie), G McDougall (Bishopbriggs), C Trahan (Royal Aberdeen), G Wright (St Andrews), R Forgie (Muckhart)
77 - L Johnston (Pines), M Kelly (Kirkhill), M Thomson (Grange), P Gordon (Paisley), P McPhee (King James VI), S Gibson (Southerness), C Baird (Bothwell Castle), P Loughlin (Cawder), A Dunton (McDonald Ellon), O Hayes (East Sussex National), S Ballingall (Dunston Hall), J Lynch (Falkirk Carmuirs), A Lauder (Paisley), W Russell (The Duke's), T Blennerhassett (Marriott Dalmahoy), M Reid (Downfield), I Allan (Hopeman), F Clarke (Westhill), L Reid (Fortrose & Rosemarkie)
78 - B Nichols (US), S Boyle (Harburn), L McAlpine (Invergordon), M Lindsay (Pitreavie), J Thorburn (Forrester Park), J McWilliam (Portpatrick Dunskey), P Ramsay (Elgin), L Jackson (West Hove), P O'Neil (Pollok), S Bolton (Magonolia Park), D Ramsay (Elgin), M Dickson (Gullane), A Forsythe (Caldwell), B Pelling (Prestonfield), G Meechan (Dullatur), T Waldron (Camberley Heath)
79 - J Lampkin (Ilkley), J Bradley (Paisley), J Binning (Ranfurly Castle), A Welsh (Torrance House), P Renwick (Invergordon), G Anderson (Flaxby Park), C Finley (Scotscraig), A Reid (Paisley), F O'Connor (Inchmarlo), D Young (Craigie Hill), J McColl (Scotscraig), J Henry (Clydebank & Dist), T Dagwell (Crowborough Beacon), K Nelson (Murcar Links), I Redford (King James VI)
80 - M Bell (King James VI), C Stewart (Brora), R Milne (Aboyne), H Russell (US), D Kay (Dunbar), J Arthur (Milnathort), F Ogston (St Andrews), B Sloan (Hamilton), M Eyton (Dumbarton), K Godsman (Hopeman), F Lawrie (West Kilbride), J Rhynd (Uphall), D Fitzpatrick (Greenock)
81 - A Begg (Muir of Ord), R Barry (US), E Wilson (Berwick upon Tweed), S Johnstone (Linden Hall), N MacAndrew (Cullen), O Huish (North Berwick), R Clarke (Moray), J Anderson (Glenrothes), M Murphy (Cawder), S Thompson (St Andrews)
82 - R Beattie (Hawick), S Clark (Ayr Belleisle), T Dingwall (Nairn Dunbar), M Fraser (Glencruitten), G Hay (Grantown on Spey), E Paterson (Bruntsfield Links), C Robinson (Largs), B Jamieson (St Andrews New), A Todd (Grange)
83 - S McGraddie (Cathcart Castle), A Murray (Buchanan Castle), A Wright (Kilmarnock Barassie), L Haldane (Stirling), A Mann (Kilmacolm), T Spencer (Inchmarlo), J White (St Andrews New), S Gall (Carnoustie)
84 - D Millar (Oldmeldrum), D Gallagher (Glasgow), K Kilroy (Cawder)
85 - A Foley (Ayr Belleisle)
86 - G Reid (Newbattle), G Reilly (Lochwinnoch)
87 - S Fairburn (Galashiels)
88 - A Weiss (US)
89 - A Tulleth (St Andrews)
80 - T Cone (US).

BELLEISLE OPEN – Sunday 3rd August 2008

From David Lowe :-

Entries will be accepted up until the 27th of this month for the Belleisle Open on Sunday 3rd August.

This year’s event is sponsored by Reid, Scott & Ross, Independent Financial Advisors, in association with County Saab, and has four prizes in each category of Scratch, First Class and Second Class.

Every hole is sponsored with a First and Second Class Prize at each hole and entry fee, including Sweepstake, is £9.00.

Block entry forms have already been forwarded to Club Secretaries, entries can also be made via the Club’s web site, http://www.ayrbelleislegolfclub.com or by telephoning Match Secretary, Robert Morrison on 07708 861569.

Monday, July 21, 2008

GIRLS HOME INTERNATIONALS - McQueen named in Scotland team

Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) has been named by the SLGA in the 8 strong Scotland Gilrs team to defend the Girls Home Internationals at Panmure Golf Club, Carnoustie from 5th to 7th August 2008.

The full team is :-

Lesley Atkins (Minto)
Carly Booth (Comrie)
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar)
Rachel McQueen (Troon Ladies)
Annabel Niven (Crieff)
Sammy Vass (Tain)
Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth)
Reserves: Gillian Scanlan (Hamilton), Jill Meldrum (Dullatur), Hannah McCook (Abernethy).

Scotland have won the girls’ home internationals for the past two years

THE SENIOR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP - Lockie carries Ayrshire flag on in final qualifying.

Bill Lockie (North Gailes) along with Ross Drummond and Sam Torrance will provide the local interest in the Senior Open Championship at Royal Troon from 24 to 27 July, after Lockie came through the final qualifying event at Dundonald Links on Monday 21st July.

Whilst Drummond and Torrance were exempt from the traumas of the qualifying events, Lockie, who won the Seniors PGA Championship earlier in the year, was 7th qualifier of 15 at Dundonald, returning 75 to be one shot behind the leading qualifying score of 74.


The qualifying axe at Dundonald fell at 78, with one from four qualifying. Ayrshire amateurs Allan Thomson (82) from Ayr Belleisle, Bert Ferguson (83) from Royal Troon and Ronnie McLellan from Turnberry (86) all failed in their efforts to qualify.

At Glasgow Gailes, the qualifying score was 77 with 4 from 12 on that mark making it into the championship. Turnberry amateur John Broadfoot was the only local interest at Glasgow Gailes but failed in his efforts with a score of 86.

Three local amateurs were bidding for a qualifying place at Western Gailes where the cut fell at 76, two from three on that score making it through. David Miller from Kilmarnock Barassie just failed in his quest, with a 78, as did his clubmate Robbie Fulker (80) and Prestwick St. Nicholas member John Ashton (86).

WEST OF SCOTLAND INTER COUNTY BOYS LEAGUE - Ayrshire lying third with two matches to play

Ayrshire are Lying in third place at present in the West Of Scotland Inter County Boys League with three matches played and two remaining.

After an opening defeat by Stirling, Ayrshire bounced back with wins against Lanarkshire & Dumbartonshire in their other matches.

Results so far are :-

Ayrshire 3.5 Stirlingshire 4.5
Glasgow 4.5 Dumbartonshire 3.5
Renfrew 4 Lanarkshire 4

Stirlingshire 4 Glasgow 4
Lanarkshire 2.5 Ayrshire 5.5

Lanarkshire 3.5 Stirlingshire 4.5
Renfrewshire 3 Glasgow 5
Ayrshire 5 Dumbartonshire 3

With the match result between Dumbartonshire and Renfrewshire still to be recorded, the present positions are :-

COUNTY/PLAYED/WON/DRAWN/LOST/FOR/AGAINST/PTS.

GLASGOW - 3/2/1/0/13.5/10.5/5
STIRLINGSHIRE - 3/2/1/0/13/11/5
AYRSHIRE - 3/2/0/1/14/10/4
LANARKSHIRE - 3/0/1/2/10/14/1
RENFREWSHIRE - 2/0/1/1/7/9/1
DUMBARTONSHIRE - 2/0/0/2/6.5/9.5/0

The remaining fixtures are :-

AUGUST
Lanarkshire Vs. Dumbartonshire
Stirlingshire Vs. Renfrewshire
Glasgow Vs. Ayrshire

SEPTEMBER
Ayrshire Vs. Renfrewshire
Dumbartonshire Vs. Stirlingshire
Glasgow Vs. Lanarkshire

CHIBERTA GRAND PRIX - McKnight second equal in Biarritz event


Robert McKnight (Caprington) shared a distant second place in the Chiberta Grand Prix at Biarritz in Southwest France recently.

McKnight and Jason Palmer (England) posted a total of 269 but were both 9 strokes adrift of the winner, Guillaume Cambis (France) who stormed to victory with rounds of 63, 65, 65 and 67 for 260

LEADING SCORES :-

260 - Guillaume Cambis (France) 63 65 65 67
269 - Jason Palmer (Kirby Muxloe) 68 68 66 67, Robert McKnight (Caprington) 65 68 67 69


GLENCRUITTEN GOLF CLUB PRO AM - eagle lands Fox in first place

Former West Kilbride Club Champion and boys internationalist Graham Fox, who now plays professionally at East Kilbride, won the top prize in the Glencruitten Golf Club 36-hole pro-am on Saturday 19th July in a fine performance which included a hole in one at a par-4 hole.

Fox achieved his albatross 1 at the 280yd fourth hole which helped him on his way to victory with rounds of 61 and 60 for a one-under-par total of 121.

Runner-up, a stroke further back, was former Walker Cup player Lindsay Mann (Carnoustie) with scores of 62 and 60.

LEADING SCORES
Par 122
121 - G Fox (East Kilbride) 61 60
122 - L Mann (Carnoustie) 62 60
124 - D Orr (East Renfrewshire) 61 63
125 - D Robertson (Mearns Castle) 63 62

SCOTTISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP - 15 Ayrshire Players bid for national title

15 players from Ayrshire are among the field of 256 who will contest the 2008 Scottish Amateur Championship at carnoustie from 28th July to 2nd August.


The Ayrshire challenge is headed by Boys Champion and senior internationalist Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) who is seeded number 6 for the event.

There are a number of intriguing ties, none more so that the one involving David Addison (Kilmarnock Barassie) and 8th seed Scott Henry (Cardross) whom Addison edged out into second place when winnign the Cameron Corbett Vase earlier this season.

Keith Hamilton (Ayr Belleisle) faces the task of ending the hopes of the defending champion John Gallagher (Swanston New) in the first round.

First round matches involving Ayrshire players are :-


MONDAY 28th JULY



0857 - Iain Thomson (Powfoot) Vs. JOHN SLOAN (Doon Valley)

1053 - Scott Henry (Cardross) * Vs. DAVID ADDISON (Kilmarnock Barassie)

1117 - John McMahon (Cardross) Vs. GEORGE ROBERTSON (Irvine Ravenspark)

1345 - John Gallagher (Swanston New) Vs. KEITH HAMILTON (Ayr Belleisle)

1533 - MICHAEL STEWART (Troon Welbeck) Vs. Gordon Miller (Cawder)



TUESDAY 29th JULY



0653 - John Duff (Newmacher) Vs. JOHN CAIRNEY (Irvine Ravenspark)

0701 - EWAN McKINNON (Corrie) Vs. Mike MacDonald (Fortrose & Rosemarkie)

0725 - STEVEN McEWAN (Caprington) Vs. Ralph Wardlaw (Carnoustie Caledonia)

0733 - Allan McKie (Glencruitten) Vs. JAMIE MACKAY (Kilmarnock Barassie)

0741 - JOHN SHANKS (Irvine) Vs. Mark Hyslop (Glenbervie)

0813 - EWAN BROWN (Kilmarnock Barassie) Vs. Frank McCarron (Stonehaven)

1117 - Ross Kellett (Colville Park) Vs. CAMERON GRAY (West Kilbride)

1133 - Ross McGuire (Dalmahoy) Vs. MICHAEL SMYTH (Royal Troon)

1305 - CHRIS HARKINS (Ayr Belleisle) Vs. Malcolm Davidson (Craigie Hill)

1401 - Neil McBride (Cowglen) Vs. ROSS DIXON (Kilmarnock Barassie)

NORTH OF SCOTLANS SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP - McLellan third for second week

Ronnie McLellan (Turnberry) - pictured right - was third for a second successive tournament on the Scottish Seniors Circuit this week, when he followed his performance at Dumfries & County a week ago with an equally impressive finish over the Nairn Dumbar course this week.

An eagle 3 at the 16th helped Colin Christy from Kilmacolm with the even, after McLellan had led the field of 94 overnight.

David Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie) & Keith GHowie (West Kilbride) also finished well up the field on 152, both having scored successive 76's over the two rounds.

LEADING SCORES
Par 144

143 - C Christy (Kilmacolm) 71 72
144 - J A Fraser (Royal Burgess) 73 71
145 - I C Hutcheon (Monifieth) 72 73, R McLellan (Turnberry) 70 75
147 - I Brotherston (Dumfries & Co) 75 72, J Paton (Kirkintilloch) 71 76
148 - J Watt (Letham Grange) 76 72, D Murphy (Kinross) 75 73, J Kinloch (Cardross) 74 74
150 - J Sim (Duff House Royal) 79 71
151 - G K MacDonald (Callander 77 74
152 - J Cunningham (Fraserburgh) 78 74, R Stewart (Tulliallan) 77 75, D J Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie) 76 76, G Mattman (Chicago) 76 76, K Howie (West Kilbride) 76 76, R Paton (Nairn) 75 77, I Jeen (Milngavie) 75 77
153 - G Rees (Worksop) 75 78, D Bunker (Nairn Dunbar) 75 78

The next event on the Scottish seniors' amateur circuit is the West of Scotland seniors championship at Hamilton in three weeks.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

SCOTTSIH BOYS OPEN STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP - Stewart Leads Ayrshire challenge

Scottish Boys Champion Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) is one of eight Ayrshire players who will tee off in the 2008 Scottish Boys Open Strokeplay Championship at Blairgowrie (Lansdowne) from 22nd to 24th July.

Stewart will be bidding to capture a second national title of the season, in the event in which he lost in a play off for the title 12 months ago.

Fellow boys internationalist Kyle Smith (Kilmarnock Barassie) is also in the field, as well as current Ayrshire Junior Order Of Merit leader Scott Brown (Turnberry).

Details of first round tee time, on 22nd July, involving Ayrshire players are :-

0710 - Alex Weiss (USA), Ryan Beattie (Hawick), Scott Clark (Ayr Belleisle)

0850 - Stuart Connell (Inverness), Russell Harrison (USA), Andrew Wright (Kilmarnock Barassie)

1120 - Graham Forbes (Greenock), Scott Brown (Turnberry), Peter Ramsay (Elgin)

1210 - Kyle Smith (Kilmarnock Barassie), Daniel Young (Craigie Hill), Nick MacAndrew (Cullen)

1230 - Chris Gaittens (Fortrose & Rosemarkie), Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck), Gordn Reilly (Lochwinnoch)

1250 - Jordyn Rhind (Uphall), Fraser Lawrie (West Kilbride), Oliver Hayes (East Sussex)

1350 - Graeme McDougall (Bishopbriggs), Adam Foley (Ayr Belleisle), Christopher McManus (Douglas Park)

1440 - Ian Allan (Hopeman), Kyle Nelson (Murcar Links), Colin Robinson (Largs)

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR ORDER OF MERIT - Brown takes over at the top

Scott Brown (Turnberry) is the new leader of the 2008 Ayrshire Junior Order Of merit, after a recent win at Largs and runners up spots at Annanhill and West Kilbride.

11 counting events have now been completed, with a further 12 to take place before mid August.

Remaining events include :-

Ardeer (23/7)
Scottish Boys Strokeplay (23-24/7)
Caprington (25/7)
Prestwick St. Nicholas (28/7)
Tom Lehman Junior Open (5/8)
Ayrshire Boys (7/8)
Kilbirnie (10/8)
Ballochmyle (11/8)
British Boys Championship (11-16/8)
Irvine Ravenspark (12/8)
Ayr Belleisle (14/8)
Ayrshire Boys Matchplay (14-16/8)

The present positions are :-

490.00 - Scott Brown (Turnberry)
262.50 - Scott Clark (Ayr Belleisle)
250.00 - Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck)
241.70 - Fraesr Lawrie (West Kilbride)
197.50 - Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie)
165.00 - Sam Findlater (Troon Welbeck)
153.10 - Andrew Wright (Kilmarnock Barassie)
130.00 - David Wilson (Troon Welbeck)
108.10 - Adam Foley (Ayr Belleisle)
107.50 - Callum Stewart (Ayr Belleisle)
100.00 - Marc Smith (Troon Welbeck)
70.00 - Michael Roos (West Kilbride)
62.50 - Ciar Porciani (Turnberry)
62.50 - Andrew Abercrombie (Largs)
50.00 - Ciaran Byrne (New Cumnock)
50.00 - Craig Goodwin (Loudoun)
45.00 - Alan Bruce (Kilmarnock Barassie)
42.50 - Scott Johnston (Prestwick St. Cuthbert)
35.00 - Craig Telfer (Prestwick St. Cuthbert)
35.00 - Gregor Mackintosh (Girvan)
35.00 - Jared Williams (Troon St. Meddans)
35.00 - Chris Butler (Irvine Ravenspark)
20.60 - Neil Hamilton (Kilmarnock Barassie)
20.00 - Kieran Howie (West Kilbride)
15.00 - Sean Thorburn (Ayr Belleisle)
15.00 - Declan Flood (Caprington)
11.70 - Fraser McKay (West Kilbride)
11.70 - Jonathon Nicol (Largs)
5.00 - David Brown (Prestwick St. Cuthbert)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

SOUTH AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF PRE HANDICAP TOURNAMENT - closing date for entries approaching

Entries for the 2008 Junior Golf Pre-handicap Open, to be held at Troon Fullarton Golf Course on Monday 4th August, close on Monday 21st July.

The succesful South Ayrshire Junior Golf Pre-handicap Open was introduced a few years ago and is open to all boys and girls aged 8 years and over and under the age of 18 who have not yet achieved an official golf handicap.

The competition is played from specially installed forward junior tees on Troon Fullarton Golf Course with boys and girls playing from the same tees.

The emphasis of this competition is participation and as such a goody bag will be given to each competitor rather than having a prize list and only rewarding those who score well.

entry can be made on line at www.golfsouthayrshire.com , where full details of the event can also be accessed.

The Pre handicap Junior open will be held on the day before the Tom Lehman Trophy competition, which takes place on Tuesday 5th August.

The Tom Lehman Trophy competition is thought to be the largest single day Junior open competition in the country, if not the world, and will be played, in various categories, over the Lochgreen, Darley and Fullarton courses.

Entries for the Tom Lehman competition close on Tuesday 22nd July, and again entries can be made on line at www.golfsouthayrshire.com

Monday, July 14, 2008

WEST OF SCOTLAND UNDER 18 INTER COUNTY LEAGUE - Second win of the year for Ayrshire as they defeat Dumbarton

(Report by David Miller)

Ayrshire’s Under 18 Team built on their recent fine win against Lanarkshire by defeating Dunbartonshire 5 – 3 in Sunday’s match at Prestwick St Cuthbert.

The match was a rollercoaster affair with Ayrshire building up a strong early position in the match before Dunbartonshire turned the tables, leaving the home team to mount a late fighback to earn an important victory.

In the opening matches, Marc Smith and David Wilson were both unable to hold onto early leads and slid to disappointing 3 &2 defeats. Fraser Kerr shrugged aside a couple of recent defeats to record a fine 2 hole victory with Jack McDonald continuing his recent good form with an excellent 3&2 win over Gary Meechan.

Scott Brown produced a blistering start by winning the first five holes in his 5&4 win before Andrew Wright tasted defeat in his encounter with Fraser McKenna. With Dunbartonshire beginning to look favourites, Colin Robinson and Adam Foley showed great character under pressure to produce crucial victories against Tom Sharkey and John Henry respectively.

Match Results:

Marc Smith(Kilmarnock Barassie) lost to D Gallacher(Clydebank) 3&2
Fraser Kerr (Kilmarnock Barassie) bt C Farrell (Cardross) 2 Holes
David Wilson (Welbeck) lost to S Thistleton (Hilton Park) 3&2
Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) bt G Meechan (Dullater) 3&2
Scott Brown (Turnberry) bt C Paterson (Hilton Park) 5&4
Colin Robinson (Largs) bt T Sharkey (Helensburgh) 1 Hole
Adam Foley (Belleisle) bt J Hendry (Douglas Park) 2&1
Andrew Wright (Kilmarnock Barassie) lost to F McKenna (Balmore) 3&2

Ayrshire 5 Dumbartonshire 3

2008 AYRSHIRE BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP - Closing date for entries next week

Players are reminded that the closing date for entries for the 2008 Ayrshire Boys Championship, to be held at Ayr Belleisle on Thursday 7th August 2008, is

Noon on WEDNESDAY 16th JULY

There are still some spaces left in the field.

Players should be aware that there is no guarantee that late entries will be accepted and are strongly advised to have their entry forms submitted by the closing date.

Entry forms are available throgh all Ayrshire clubs, and can be downloaded from the link on the left of this page.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

AYRSHIRE SUMMER LEAGUE - 3 semi finalists decided as Ballochmyle drop out of championship

At the same time as three of the four semi final places were decided, Ballochmyle dropped out of League 3 after defaulting on two matches in the qualifying competition.

In League 1, recent match results include a 5 - 1 away win at Moorpark by Troon Welbeck and a win at home by Belleisle against Annanhill by the same margin.

With all teams having played 5 matches and with only only two matches remaining to be played, present positions are :-

WELBECK - 14 Pts
BELLEISLE - 12 Pts
ANNANHILL - 10 Pts

MOORPARK - 4 Pts

In League 2, Kilmarnock (Barassie) claimed the semi final place with a 3.5 - 2.5 win away at West Kilbride.

The other two matches played recently resulted in 4 - 2 home wins by West Kilbride and Kilbirnie over Dalmilling in each case.

With all teams having completed 5 matches, with one remaining, present positions
are :-

BARASSIE - 20 Pts
WEST KILBRIDE - 12 Pts
DALMILLING - 4 Pts
KILBIRNIE - 4 Pts

Barassie now await the winners from league 1, in the semi final of this event.

In League 3, With Ballochmyle's matches, and recent results, being nullified, present positions are :-

RAVENSPARK - 12 Pts
IRVINE - 6 Pts
ARDEER - 2 Pts

Having won the section, Ravenspark now play Caprington in the semi finals.

In League 4, Caprington had a 4 - 2 at home against Tam O Shanter in their penultimate match due to a concession, whilst Loudoun were 5 - 1 winners at home against Tam O Shanter and new Cumnock beat Loudoun by 3.5 - 2.5, also at home.

With each team having played 5 fixtures, present positions are :-

CAPRINGTON - 20 Pts
LOUDOUN - 8 Pts
NEW CUMNOCK - 8 Pts
TAM O SHANTER - 4 Pts

SUTHERLAND CHALICE - McEwan third in latest SGU Order Of merit event.

Scott Henry won his second SGU Order of Merit 72-hole title of the season after taking the Sutherland Chalice at Dumfries & Galloway on Sunday 13th July.

Henry shot a 12 under par score of 268, whilst Steven McEwan (Caprington) was two shots adrift of the winner, on 270

LEADING TOTALS
Par 280
268 - S Henry (Cardross) 67 66 66 69
269 - W Booth (Comrie) 66 67 67 69
270 - S McEwan (Caprington) 67 67 66 70
271 - L Kirton (Newmachar) 65 67 69 70
275 - K Nicol (Fraserburgh) 70 67 70 68, C Harkins (Ayr Belleisle) 66 71 70 68, P Latimer (St Andrews) 69 68 68 70
277 - M Hillson (Craigielaw) 72 66 69 70, Jordan Findlay (Fraserburgh) 70 69 65 73, A Culverwell (Dunbar) 69 71 66 71
279 - J Gallagher (Swanston New) 69 72 72 66, C Robinson (Wigtown & Bladnoch) 71 74 66 68, G Campbell (Blairgowrie) 71 69 70 69, S Spiers (Aus) 70 68 68 73.

NEWMACHER PRO AM - Nicoll joint second

Callum Nicoll (Prestwick) was joint second in the Newmacher Pro Am, held over the Hawkshead course last week.

Former West Kilbride Club Champion Graeme Fox (East Kilbride) was one shot behind Nicoll, on 73.

Leading Scores -
Par 72

69 - J McCreadie (Buchanan Castle)
72 - A Lockhart (Ladybank), C Nicoll (Prestwick), A Cooper (Newmachar), L Mann (Carnoustie)
73 P McKechnie (Braid Hills), M King (Kingsfield), G Fox (East Kilbride), C Gillies (Perry Golf)
74 - R Arnott (Bishopbriggs), D Orr (East Renfrewshire), M Loftus (Cowglen)
75 I Buchan (Craibstone), R Fitzpatrick (Inchmarlo)
76 S Tayor (Bothwell Castle), N Reid (Deeside)
77 E Cameron (Hamilton), M Urquhart (Inverness), G McInnes (Murcar Links)
79 A J Webster (Edzell)
81 R Cameron (McDonald Ellon)

EUROPEAN BOYS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP - Scotland finish in 11th place

Scotland, with Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) and Kyle Smith (Kilmarnock Barassie) in the team finished in a dissapointing 11th place in teh rain shortened European Boys Team Championships, held at Bled, in Slovenia last week.

With the first days strokeplay qualifying round abandoned duue to the weather, Scotland failed to make the top flight for the matchplay stages and some indifferent results in the matchplay left Scotland in mid table after the conclusion of the championship.

SCOTTISH SENIORS TOUR - Mclellan joint third in South Of Scotland Open

Ronnie McLellan (Turnberry) was joint third in the South of Scotland Seniors Open, played at Dumfries & County on Thursday 10th and Friday 11 July.

The event was won by host club member and former internationalist Ian Brotherston with a one over par total of 139, whilst Mclellan shared third place with two others on 142.

LEADING TOTALS
Par 138

139 - I Brotherston (Dumfries & County) 70 69

141 - N Cameron (Porters Park) 71 70

142 - G Rees (Fleetwood) 74 69, B Smith (Hamilton) 72 70, R McLellan (Turnberry) 71 71, R Erskine (Kilsyth Lennox) 71 71

143 - J Johnston (Wishaw) 73 70, H Milligan (Hamilton) 71 72, R Stewart (Tulliallan) 71 72, A Donkersley (Gerrards Cross) 68 75, K Russell (Wigtown & Bladnoch) 69 74

144 - L Edmond (Haddington) 76 69, B Grieve (King James VI) 72 72, G K MacDonald (Callander) 70 74.

SCOTTISH BOYS UNDER 14 STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP - Wilson 4th in national event

David Wilson (Troon Welbeck) finished in a creditable fourth place in the Scottish Boys Under 14 Open Strokeplay Championship, held at The Glen in North Berwick on 11th July.

The competition was won by Nick Ward (Redbourn), who took the trophy south of the border after a play off win against Anthony Blaney (Liberton)

LEADING SCORES
Par 70

69 - N Ward (Redbourn), A Blaney (Liberton) - Ward won at 4th play off hole
70 - E Scott (St Andrews)
72 - D Wilson (Troon Welbeck)
73 - D Flannery (Peebles), S Whannel (Newton Stewart)
74 - J Douglas (Cowdenbeath), C Linton (Dunblane New), R Gauld (Cruden Bay), R Gordon (Alford)
75 - J Black (West Lothian), A Carrell (Peterculter), R Proctor (Forres), L Allan (Alva)
76 - W Aldred (Mid-Herts), G Marchbank (Thornhill), C Cook (Caird Park), C Beveridge (Troon Welbeck), P Horsting (Royal Cinque Ports)
77 - L Birchall (Ingestre Park), S Simpson (Murrayfield), A Carrick (Douglas)
78 - J Savage (Cawder), C Howie (Peebles), E Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie)
79 - J Wilson (Hilton Park), D Black (Gourock)
80 - A Wilson (Loretto)m, M Wilson (Berwick upon Tweed), B Carnegie (Dunblane New), G Burns (Williamwood), P Reilly (Lochwinnoch), C Currie (Kilmarnock Barassie), C Deeney (Hilton Park), N Dhallu (Loretto), A Bremner (Edzell), G Liddle (West Lothian), E Bowden (Glen), R MacIntyre (Glencruitten)
81 - L Cockerill (Cleethorpes), E Robertson (Inchmarlo), C Boyd (Alloa), N McArthur (Bishopbriggs), R McArthur (Bishopbriggs)
82 - J Steven (Kirkhill), S Wilson (Greenock Whinhill), G Stewart (Crieff), B Burgess (Dumfries & Galloway), F Lauder (Paisley), S Cameron (Renfrew), F Davren (Williamwood)
83 - C Anderson (Sandyhills), D McLean (Gullane), B Neil (Blairgowrie), R Dallas (Kirriemuir Players)
84 - E Haddow (Balmore), C Hill (Tantallon), R Meechan (Dullatur), B Kinsley (St Andrews)
86 - N Marsh (Elland), A McDougall (Elderslie), J Presly (Banchory)
87 - L Morrison (Hamilton), R Stewart (Crieff)
88 - G Joss (Royal Aberdeen), G McKillop (Machrihanish), J Black (Gullane), C McKay (Grange)
89 - C Harrison (Carluke)
90 - A Boyd (Alloa), G MacMillan (Glencruitten), L Bain (Turnhouse), C Hill (Muckhart), L Murray (Troon St Meddans), C Cochrane (Marriott Dalmahoy).

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP - Lomas in final qualifying success

Jonathon Lomas (Unattached), the European Tour player who resides in Ayr, will take his place in the field for the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale from the 17th to 20th July after securing one of only four places available to the field of 96 players at the final qualifying event at the West Lancashire Golf Club on Monday and Tuesday this week.

Lomas tied for third place with three other players, on 3 over par, and was one of the two who subsequently won the right to a place in the Open Championship next week.

Best wishes go to Jonathon for a succesful and enjoyable week at Birkdale.

Monday, July 07, 2008

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Irvine are 2008 Club Champions

On a breezy day that made conditions tricky, the team from the host club secured the Ayrshire Club Champions title, for the second time in three years, when 13 club sides contested the championship over the Irvine (Bogside) course on Sunday 6th July.




The winning Irvine team - (Left to Right) John Shanks, Henry Thomson, Alex Gourlay

With two scores from three counting, the early leaders were The Prestwick St. Cuthbert team of Graeme Gimson (76), Kevin Fergusson (78) and Stephen McBlain (72), who held the lead until the latter stages of the event when the host club side of Alex Gourlay (72), John Shanks (71) and Henry Thomson (79) overtook the St. Cuthbert total to take the title.

The Irvine team now travel to represent Ayrshire at the Scottish final at Windyhill on 28th September 2008.

The CSS for the competition was 74 (+2)

FINAL TOTALS

143 - IRVINE (A Gourlay 72, J Shanks 71, H Thomson 79)
148 - PRESTWICK ST. CUTHBERT (G Gimson 76, K Fergusson 78, S McBlain 72)
150 - PRESTWICK ST. NICHOLAS (G Lawrie 76, D Hawthorn 74, S King 78)
151 - KILMARNOCK BARASSIE (E Brown 78, A Wright 76, R Dixon 75)
152 - TROON WELBECK (D Chamberlain 77, B Ferguson 75, K Houston 77)
153 - LOUDOUN (T McInally 73, G. McCormack 85, P Kennedy 80)
155 - IRVINE RAVENSPARK (G Robertson N/R, J Cairney 77, D Mallinson 78)
158 - BALLOCHMYLE - (C Hamilton N/R, W Wilson 79, G Rowan 79)
158 - TROON ST. MEDDANS (T Stafford N/R, S Pennington 77, F Drum 81)
160 - AYR BELLEISLE (D Tierney 90, D Low 83, S Clark 77)
161 - WEST KILBRIDE (I Brown 77, R DeCourcy 94, M Roos 84)
177 - NEW CUMNOCK (N McCormack N/R, M Riddall 86, T Keddie 91)
N/R - TAM O SHANTER (C Merry N/R, R Gemmell 88, G McPherson N/R)

CAMERON CORBETT VASE - Addison wins 'Major' at Haggs Castle

Former Scottish Boys Under 16 Strokeplay winner David Addison (Kilmarnock Barassie) - pictured right - led from the halfway stage of the 2008 cameron Corbett Vase competition at Haggs castle this weekend, 5th & 6th July, to take the his first major 72 hole strokeplay title and SGU Order Of merit event by three shots.

Addison returned scores of 69, 71, 68 & 69 for an 11-under-par total of 277.

Scott Hendry (Cardross) was his closest challenger, with two closing rounds of 68 for a 280 total.

Three players tied for third place on 282, with Steven McEwan (Caprington) in 6th place on 285.

FINAL SCORES

277 - D Addison (Kilmarnock Barassie) 69 71 68 69

280 - S Henry (Cardross) 71 73 68 68

282 - S Borrowman (Dollar) 73 70 71 68, K Nicol (Fraserburgh) 68 75 69 70, G Campbell (Blairgowrie) 72 69 71 70

285 - S McEwan (Caprington) 68 77 69 71

286 - R Kellett (Colville Park) 73 72 67 74

287 - G Yates (Hilton Park) 75 69 71 72

288 - R McKnight (Caprington) 72 77 70 69, G Sangster (Cathkin Braes) 74 72 69 73

289 - L Kirton (Newmachar) 78 71 70 70

290 - C Watson (East Renfrewshire) 75 73 71 71, A Main (Thornton) 69 73 77 71

291 - C Robb (Inchmarlo) 73 76 69 73, P Ferrier (Baberton) 66 76 74 75

292 - J Findlay (Fraserburgh) 74 76 70 72, M Bookless (Sandyhills) 72 77 71 72, F Fotheringham (Nairn) 75 73 72 72, M Campbell (Renfrew) 72 73 74 73, A Wallace (Glenbervie) 73 70 76 73

293 - P McLean (Peterhead) 75 76 71 71, J Hamilton (Omanu) 72 75 73 73

294 - J White (Lundin) 74 78 73 69

295 - S Rennie (Drumpellier) 83 69 72 71, K Hamilton (Ayr Belleisle) 73 74 77 71

296 - C Harkins (Ayr Belleisle) 72 78 75 71, G Paterson (St Andrews New) 75 77 72 72, D Grant (Renfrew) 72 73 78 73, P Latimer (St Andrews New) 71 77 74 74, Z Saltman (Craigielaw) 72 76 73 75, S Robertson (Sandyhills) 73 74 74 75

297 - F McKenna (Balmore) 76 76 74 71

298 - D Young (Craigie Hill) 74 78 74 72, C Gray (West Kilbride) 74 77 71 76

299 - R Graham (Hayston) 75 75 75 74, P Betty (Hayston) 71 78 72 78, S Lockhart (Bathgate) 72 73 74 80

301 - M Pennycott (Whiting Bay) 76 72 79 74

302 - S Binning (Ranfurly Castle) 77 72 75 78, R Coull (Edzell) 70 76 77 79

305 - T Blennerhassett (Dalmahoy) 75 74 75 81, A McKie (Glencruitten) 73 76 75 81

307 - S Neilson (Dunbar) 74 78 76 79

308 - C Haugh (Cathkin Braes) 78 74 79 77

309 - G Tough (Letham Grange) 74 78 81 76


MISSED THE CUT


153 - P McGhee (Bonaventure) 77 76, B Sloan (Hamilton) 76 77, J MacKay (Kilmarnock Barassie) 76 77, W Bremner (Edzell) 73 80

154 - S Maxwell (Windyhill) 79 75, M Main (Thornton) 8 76, B Anderson (Cambuslang) 77 77

155 - G Gimson (Prestwick St Cuthbert) 79 76, M Dargie (Cawder) 75 80, T Mitchell (Woodlands CC, USA) 75 80

156 - M Clark (Kilmacolm) 79 77, B Fotheringham (Forres) 78 78, S Keane (Cathkin Braes) 78 78, S Steven (Haggs Castle) 75 81

157 - G Stevenson (Whitecraigs) 83 74, N McBride (Cowglen) 78 79, R Leeds (Muckhart) 77 80, C Wedgeworth (Cowglen) 76 81

158 - B Rushford (Grangemouth) 78 80

159 - C Thomson (East Renfrewshire) 79 80

160 - G Robertson (Glenbervie) 82 78, J Duff (Newmachar) 80 80, K Shanks (Purdue University, USA) 75 85

161 - A Culverwell (Dunbar) 81 80, B Gray (Buchanan Castle) 79 82, K Duncan (McDonald Ellon) 77 84

162 - J Hendrick (Pollock) 82 80, A Weir (Montrose Mercantile) 81 81

168 - M Wilson (Westhill) 86 82

No Returns- S Carmichael (Baberton) 72 N/R, S Hume (Murrayshall) 79 N/R, J Welsh (Peninsula) 78 N/R

Withdrew after second round – M Lamb (Haddington) 79 73

Withdrew after first round - John Gallagher (Swanston New) 74, Sean Thompson (St Andrews) 79

Sunday, July 06, 2008

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Summer League latest

In LEAGUE 1, Welbeck and Annanhill hold a slender lead over their challengers.
In recent fixtures, Belleisle drew 3 - 3 with Welbeck at home and had a 4 - 2 home win over Moorpark, also at Belleisle.

Welbeck maintained a share of the lead with a 4.5 - 1.5 home win over Annanhill, who had travelled to Moorpark in their ptrevious match and recorded a 6 - 0 win.

Present positions in the section are :-

TROON WELBECK - played 4 - 10 pts
ANNANHILL - played 4 - 10 pts
BELLEISLE - played 4 - 8 pts
MOORPARK - played 4 - 4 pts

In LEAGUE 2, Barassie had a convincing 5 - 1 win over Dalmilling to remain at the top of the tablewhilst West Kilbride maintained second place with a 4 - 2 win away from home, at Kilbirnie. Present positions are :-

KILMARNOCK BARASSIE - played 4 - 16 pts
WEST KILBRIDE - Played 3 - 8 pts
DALMILLING - Played 3 - 4 pts
KILBIRNIE PLACE - played 4 - 0 pts

The only two results recently from LEAGUE 3 saw Ardeer winning by 4 - 2 at Ballochmyle, whilst they were edged out by 3.5 - 2.5 by the visitors, Irvine (Bogside).

Present positions in the section are :-

RAVENSPARK - played 4 - 10 pts
IRVINE (BOGSIDE) - played 4 - 10 pts
ARDEER - played 4 - 6 pts
BALLOCHMYLE - played 4 - 6 pts

In LEAGUE 4, home advantage is proving decisive, with each of the four results posted recently showing comfortable wins for the host club.

In two home games, Caprington have recorded wins by 6 - 0 and 4 - 2 against New Cumnock and Tam O Shanter recpectively. In the other match played recently, new Cumnock were 5 - 1 winners, at home against Tam O Shanter.

Present positions in LEAGUE 4 are :-

CAPRINGTON - played 5 - 20 pts
LOUDOUN - played 4 - 8 pts
NEW CUMNOCK - played 4 - 4pts
TAM O SHANTER - played 5 - 4 pts

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Moultrie storms into Champion Of Champions semi finals

Paul Moultrie (Troon Portland) is the first player through to the semi finals of the 2008 Ayrshire Champion Of Champions Trophy competition.

Moultrie secured his place in the last four with a 5 & 4 quarter final win, over the Portland course, against Stuart Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie).

Saturday, July 05, 2008

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Kilmarnock Barassie book Championship Semi Final place

Kilmarnock (Barassie) are the first team through to the semi finals of the 2008 Ayrshire Junior Golf League Championship, after the SECTION C matches were completed last month.

The Barassie side edged out Caprington on points difference after both teams tied on 14 points at the top of the table. The final two matches in the section involved Kilmarnock (Barassie) and Ayr Dalmilling with the Barassie home match being conceded to the hosts, whilst the return match at Ayr saw Dalmilling run out as 4 - 2 winners.

Final placings in SECTION C were :-

Kilmarnock Barassie - 14 pts (+5)
Caprington - 14 pts (+ 1)
Ballochmyle - 12 pts
Ayr Dalmilling - 8 pts

Matches in the other three sections are due for completion by the end of July, with the teams qualifying for the semi finals still undecided.

In SECTION A, West Kilbride moved into joint top spot with a 5 - 1 home win over Troon St. Meddans. Present positions in the section are :-

West Kilbride - played 5 - 16 pts (+12)
Kilbirnie - Played 5 - 16 pts (+11)
Troon Welbeck - played 6 - 12 pts
New Cumnock p played 3 - 2 pts
Troon St. Meddans - played 5 - 2 pts

Prestwick St. Nicholas lead the way in SECTION B, although Ayr belleisle have still to play their first match of the campaign. St. Nicholas edged into the lead with a 4.5 - 1.5 away win at irvine Ravenspark.

Routenburn played three matches recently, which resulted in draws against Ravenspark and Largs and a heavy 5 - 1 defeat at Ravenspark. Largs maintained their hopes with a narrow 3.5 - 2.5 win away at Ravenspark.

Present positions in SECTION B are :-

Prestwick St. Nicholas - played 4 - 12 pts
Largs - played 4 - 10 pts
Largs Routenburn - played 5 - 8 pts
Irvine Ravenspark - played 5 - 6 pts
Ayr Belleisle - played 0 - 0 pts

In SECTION D, Prestwick St. Cuthbert lead fron Ardeer, a 3 - 3 draw at Loudoun being followed by a 3.5 - 2.5 win over Ardeer at Prestwick, although in the return match the St. Cuthbert side crashed to their first defeat of the campaign, by 5.5 - 0.5, at Ardeer.

Loudoun maintained their hopes with wins by 3.5 - 2.5 and 4 - 2 at home against Ardeer & Annanhill respectively.

With only three matches remaining in the section, Ardeer must win their final home match against Annanhill to put pressure on St. Cuthbert. Loudoun have two away matches remaining, firstly at Annanhill, with the crunch match looking likely to be their final fixture at Prestwick St. Cuthbert.

Present positions in SECTION D are :-

Prestwick St. Cuthbert - played 5 - 14 pts
Ardeer - played 5 - 12 pts
Loudoun - played 4 - 10 pts
Annanhill - played 4 - 0 pts