Sunday, May 30, 2010
With four Under 16's and four Under 18's in the team, Ayrshire were under pressure as the first two games resulted in narrow defeats for the local players, David Wilson and Callum Gorrie.
Euan Walker in match 3 was one ahead playing the last but lost the hople to a birdie two and the tie was halved. In the final Under 16 tie, Calum Beveridge reduced the defecit with a 5 & 3 win.
With Marc Smith and Gregor Macintosh winning their ties at the 14th and 17th holes respectivelty, and Scott Johnston behind in his tie, the result of the match between Ciar Porciani and Liam Chambers of cardross looked likely to prove decisive.
All square on the last tee, Chambers put his tee shot on the front edge of the green ad to his credit Porciani's effort from the tee safely found the middle of the gren, some 25 feet from the hole. Chambers' putt for a two pulled up some eight feet or so short but he was not required to hole his par put as Porciani struck a confident putt which disappeared into the hole for a winning birdie two to take his tie by one hole and give Ayrshire a 4.5 - 2.5 lead.
The result of Porciani's tie was all the more significant when Scott Johnston was edged out by 2 & 1 in the final tie, to give an overall result of Ayrshire 4.5 Dumbartonshire 3.5.
MATCH DETAILS (Ayrshire names first)
DAVID WILSON (Troon Welbeck) lost to ANGUS CARRICK (Douglas park) by 3 & 1
CALLUM GORRIE (Kilmarnock Barassie) lost to GAVIN RODGER (Clober) by 2 holes
EUAN WALKER (Kilmarnock Barassie) halved with GEORGE DUNCAN (Windyhill)
CALUM BEVERIDGE (Troon Welbeck) beat CAMERON KIRKWOOD (Bearsden) by 5 & 3
CIAR PORCIANI (Ayr Belleisle) beat LIAM CHAMBERS (Cardross) by 1 hole
GREGOR MACKINTOSH (Girvan) beat DANIEL MUIR (Hayston) by 2 & 1
MARC SMITH (Troon Welbeck) beat LIAM HALLIDAY (Cardross) by 5 & 4
SCOTT JOHNSTON (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) lost to CAMERON FARRELL (Cardross) by 2 & 1
AYRSHIRE 4.5 DUMBARTONSHIRE 3.5
Ayrshire's next match in the five match series is on 27th June against Glasgow at Bishopbriggs.
Rounds of 68, 67, 71 & 69 gave Wattel a 9 under par total.
Second place went to Billy Hempstock (Teighnmouth) on 3 under par, after rounds of 67, 70, 74 & 70.
Best placed Scot was Bryan Innes (Murchar) who took the bronze medal with one over par after rounds of 70, 71, 75 & 69.
Lying in joint third place overnight, Chris Hharkins (Ayr Belleisle) saw his hopes for the title dashed with a third round 79 but he rallied with a 74 in the final round for an eight over par total and a share of 20th place.
The other Ayrshire player to make the halfway cut, Steven McEwan (Caprington), finished with rounds of 74 & 80 for a total of 14 over par and share of 29th place.
Following on from their opening 8 - 1 home win over Douglas Park, the club side went one better in their second match, again at home, beating Cardross by 9 - 0.
West Kilbride, who opened with a home win in their first match, crashed to a 8 - 1 defeat at Milngavie in their second match of the series.
Troon Ladies also came unstuck in their second game of the season. After a good win away from home in their first match, the Troon club suffered a 7 - 2 defeat at home to Cathkin Braes in their latest outing.
Kilmarnock (Barasssie) are away to Cathkin Braes in their next match whilst West Kilbride play host to Cardross before travelling to Troon Ladies in thier following fixture.
In Division 2, Prestwick St. Nicholas, who opened with a 7.5 - 1.5 home win against Haggs Castle, travel to Hilton Park for their next fixture of the series.
Fresh from his success in winning the Hillhouse Cup at Royal Troon last weekend, Harkins followed his level par round of 71 on Friday with a three under par round of 68 on Saturday for a 139 total and a share of third place.
With two rounds to go on Sunday, Harkins is just four shots adrift of the leader, frenchman Romaine Wattel on 135 (68 - 67).
With the cut falling at 145 (+3), Steven McEwan (Caprington), on 144 (75 - 69), was the only other Ayrshire player to make the cut, with Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) and Paul Moultrie (Royal Troon) both missing out by a single shot on 146, after rounds of 75 & 71.
135 - Romain Wattel (France) 68 67
137 - Billy Hemstock (Teignmouth) 67 70
139 - Jack Senior (Heysham) 71 68, Chris Harkins (Ayr Belleisle) 71 68, Richard Smith (Notts) 69 70, Chris Lloyd (Kendleshire) 66 73
140 - Ian Winstanley (Formby) 70 70, Darren Wright (Rowlands Castle) 70 70
Ayrshire players who missed the cut :-
146 - Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) 75 71, Paul Moultrie (Royal Troon) 75 71
147 - George Robertson (Irvine Ravenspark) 74 73, Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) 73 74 149 - Stephen Spence (Irvine) 77 72
154 - Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) 79 75
160 - Keith Hamilton (Ayr Belleisle) 81 79
163 - Jamie Mackay (Kilmarnock (Barassie) 81 82
Disq - Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) 71 DQ
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
John Brodie & Alan Smeeton (Chase) beat their visitors Andrew Cunning & Robert Richard (Muirkirk) by 1 hole to set up a third round home match against Girvan.
North beach pair Johnny O'Neill & Gary Ross beat Colin & Ronnie Davidson (Abbotsford) by 3 & 2 to reach the third round whilst Stevie Arrandale & Richard Tait (Tam O Shanter) beat Jim Anderson & Paul Church (Skelmorlie) by 5 & 4 to progress.
Andrew Stewart & Martin Scott (Irvine Ravenspark) travelled to Prestwick St. Nicholas to face Robert Craig & Ian McCall and won by 2 & 1 whilst the clash of John Houston & Robert Kean (Caprington) and Alastair Brown & Roger Thyne (Kilmarnock Barassie) resulted in the Barassie duo going through by one hole.
In the other match, Andy Reid & Craig Murdoch (Ayr Carrick) received a walkover from William McCartney & Dan Higgins (Wallacetown)
IRVINE (Craig & Scott Hillis) Vs. MOORPARK (David Gilmour & Robert Cruickshanks)
CHASE (John Brodie & Alan Smeeton) Vs. GIRVAN (Jim & Scott Brown)
MAYBOLE (Scott McCahill & David Wallace) Vs. AUCHENHARVIE (Alex Hughes & Robert Kane)
BALLOCHMYLE (Andrew Mathieson & John Murdoch) Vs. LOUDOUN (James Anderson & Ross McCrorie)
NORTH BEACH (Johnny O'Neill & Gary Ross) Vs. AYR DALMILLING (Stuart Lawrie & Paul Miller)
TAM O SHANTER (Stevie Arrandale & Richard Tait) Vs. AYR CARRICK (Andy Reid & Craig Murdoch)
TROON WELBECK (Michael & Stephen Holland) Vs. KILMARNOCK BARASSIE (Alastair Brown & Roger Thyne)
IRVINE RAVENSPARK (Andrew Stewart & Martin Scott) Vs. KILBIRNIE PLACE (Lee & Dale McBurnie)
In SECTION A, Annanhill opened their campaign with a 5 - 1 home win over Troon Welbeck last Sunday.
In SECTION C, Prestwick St. Cuthbert won their second successive home match with a 4 - 2 score against Ardeer but crashed to a 4.5 - 1.5 defeat away from home against Loudoun.
Monday, May 24, 2010
The Belleisle Cup takes place on Sunday 30th May at Ayr Belleisle. The draw for order of play is :-
1 - 7.30 & 12.00
J SHANKS IRVINE +1, S BRAID ROYAL TROON 5, C PORCIANI AYR BELLEISLE 4
2 - 7.40 & 12.10
S SPENCE IRVINE +1, JG BOYLE AYR DALMILLING 0, A GILCHRIST LOUDOUN 4
3 - 7.50 & 12.20
A KENT TROON WELBECK 2, G LAMB IRVINE 1, T McINALLY LOUDOUN 0
4 - 8.00 & 12.30
K HAMILTON AYR BELLEISLE +2, D McJANNET COXMOOR 0, C HAMILTON BALLOCHMYLE +1
5 - 8.10 & 12.40
D LOW AYR BELLEISLE 5, M WATT P'WICK ST CUTHBERT 4, J SMITH AYR DALMILLING 5
6 - 8.20 & 12.50
F McCALL TROON PORTLAND 1, D NICHOLLS CARLUKE 4, P STEVEN AYR BELLEISLE 6
7 - 8.30 & 1.00
S CUNNINGHAM LARKHALL 3, S CLARK AYR BELLEISLE 2, N TINDALL TAM O' SHANTER 1
8 - 8.40 & 1.10
R LAW CARLUKE 5, S MITCHELL AYR BELLEISLE 5, R BLAIR WEST KILBRIDE 5
9 - 8.50 & 1.20
G McINROY AYR BELLEISLE 2, A McLACHLAN BONNYTON 0, G GIMSON
P'WICK ST CUTHBERT 0
10 - 9.00 & 1.30
D BROWN AYR BELLEISLE 5, C ANDERSON CAWDER 5, J RUSHBERRY K'NOCK BARASSIE
11 - 9.10 & 1.40
I FRASER TROON ST MEDDANS 3, J SLOAN DOON VALLEY 1, G ROBERTSON
IRVINE RAVENSPARK +2
12 - 9.20 & 1.50
K MILLIKEN TROON ST MEDDANS 3, S PETERS DOON VALLEY 1, D FERGUSON
13 - 9.30 & 2.00
C TELFER P'WICK ST CUTHBERT 3, C HUME AYR BELLEISLE 2, B ADAM PAISLEY +1
14 - 9.40 & 2.10
G ROWAN BALLOCHMYLE 2, G PRICE PAISLEY +2, M SMITH TROON WELBECK 1
15 - 9.50 & 2.20
E BROWN K'NOCK BARASSIE +1, G CREE TROON WELBECK 3, J SMART PAISLEY 0
16 - 10.00 & 2.30
G BROWNLIE LARKHALL 5, I FORBES AYR BELLEISLE 3
17 - 10.10 & 2.40
J McCLUSKEY AYR BELLEISLE 5, G HODGSON SOUTHERNESS 4, A FOLEY
AYR BELLEISLE 4
18 - 10.20 & 2.50
E MGRATH CAWDER 6, A SCOTT THORNHILL 5, J BOYNTON SOUTHERNESS 4
19 - 10.30 & 3.00
B McDONNELL CAPRINGTON 4, A FARMER COCHRANE CASTLE 2, S BROWN
20 - 10.40 & 3.10
J HAGGARTY LOUDOUN 1, J KINNING COCHRANE CASTLE 2, J McINALLY
22 - 11.00 & 3.30
C DICK MURRAYFIELD 3, K OTTLEY AYR BELLEISLE 3
there are still a few spaces available on a first come first served basis, anyone wishing a late entry can contact
Ayr Belleisle GC
Telephone: 01292 513743
Mob: 07708 61569
At the present time there are still places available in the above event. Entries close this Thursday (27 May 2010).
Conditions of entry are as follows:
Scottish Seniors Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship
Pollok Golf Club, 30 June - 2 July 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
In a local derby against close neighbours Troon Welbeck, the St. Meddans team cam through to win by 3 - 1 to join Ayr Belleisle and West Kilbride in the last eight of the competition.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie)_was the best placed of the three Ayrshire players who took part in the 4th SGU Junior Tour event of the season, at Brunston Castle on Saturday 22 May.
McDonald recorded rounds of 76 and 72 for a total of 148 which left him in joint 13th place, six shots behind the winning total of 142 which was returned by Simon Fairburn (Galashields) and Jamie Lynch (Falkirk Tryst).
Charlie Macneal (Troon Welbeck) finished on 151 (74-77) and Marc Smith (Troon Welbeck) returned 155 (78-77).
Friday, May 21, 2010
In SECTION A, the opening fixture saw Troon Welbeck record a 4 - 2 home win over Prestwick St. Nicholas.
In the only match played so far in SECTION B, Kilmarnock (Barassie) opened with a 4.5 - 1.5 home win over the defending champions West Kilbride.
No matches have been played so far in SECTION C, with the first game due to be played in mid June.
All three matches played so far in SECTION D have resulted in 5 - 1 wins for the home team.
Prestwick St. Cuthbert began with victory over Ballochmyle but the score was reversed in the corresponding match at the Mauchline course, whilst Ardeer were the other victors so far, with a win over Loudoun.
The withdrawal of Caprington from The League resulted in Ayr Belleisle receiving a walkover against the Kilmarnock club.
The other team into the last eight is West Kilbride who recorded a 3 - 1 home win over local rivals Largs in their tie.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) bowed out of the 2010 Scottish Womens Championship at Craigielaw on Thursday afternoon when she was beaten 4 & 3 by second seed Laura Murray (Alford) in the last 16 of the championship.
In the last 16 of the championship, being played on Thursday afternoon, McQueen faces the second seed, Laura Murray (Alford).
In Division 1 there were winning starts for all three Ayrshire clubs.
West Kilbride had a fine 7 - 2 home win over Kilmacolm in thir first match of the campaign although Kilmarnock (Barassie) took the local honours, opening with a 8 - 1 win voer their visitors Douglas Park.
Troon Ladies opened their bid for silverware with a 5 - 4 win away from home, at Cardross.
In the second division, Ayrshire's only representatives, Prestwick St. Nicholas, bounced back from relegation last year when they opened their promotion bid with a 7.5 - 1.5 home win over Haggs Castle.
Matches continue on a home and away basis throughout the summer.
In the second round, holder Tommy McInally (Loudoun) remained on course to defend his title with a one hole win away from home against William McCulloch (Brunston Castle). Also using home advantage to the full, Craig Robertson (Abbotsford) overcame Andrew Mathie (Ayr Dalmilling) by 3 & 2 to progress.
Stuart White (Girvan) made the trip to face Del Chamberlain (Troon Welbeck) and was rewarded with a 2 & 1 win over his host.
Scottish internationalist Steven McEwan (Caprington) was pushed all the way by his visitor, Robert Nairn (Kilbirnie) before edging through to the next round by one hole. Lee Jenkins (Beith) had an even closer match with his visitor Nicholas Tindall (Tam O Shanter), only winning through after the first extra hole.
Home wins were the order of the day for Fraser McCall (Troon Portland) and Ewan McKinnon (Corrie), who beat Mark Tait (Annanhill) and Ian Yates (Ayr Belleisle) respectively by 2 & 1 and 3 & 2.
Adam Sweeney (Largs Routenburn) had a somewhat easier passage against Andrew McIntee (North Beach), winning by 7 & 6 at home, whilst Andy Reid (Ayr Carrick) also won through at home, against Alan Smeeton (Chase) by 2 & 1.
Jamie Mackay (Kilmarnock Barassie) received a walkover from Steven Dunn (Ayr Seafield), Eric Behan (Ardeer) beat Paul Denim (Loudoun) by 3 & 2 at home whilst Kevin Brock (Prestwick St. Nicholas) had the biggest winning margin in round 2 when he beat his visitor Paul Appleby (Malletsheugh) by 8 & 7.
Irvine Ravenspark's club champion Gary Cochran eased through to round 3 with a 6 & 5 win over Kevin Davidson (New Cumnock) whilst Steven Jackson (Wallacetown) progressed by virtue of a walkover against Alex Gourlay (Irvine).
In the one remaining second round tie, Gordon McKelvie (Royal Troon) came one step closer to a semi final match over his home course when he defeated Jim Burns (West Kilbride) by one hole.
The draw for the third round is :-
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
(l - r :- Euan walker, Jack McDonald, Marc Smith, David Wilson)
Scottish Boys Strokeplay Champion Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) will be joined by clubmate Euan Walker, the 2009 West Of Scotland Boys Matchplay Champion, as well as the Troon Welbeck duo of Marc Smith and David Wilson who were both members of the Troon Welbeck team who sucessfully defended the Ayrshire Boys Team Championship title last month.
In the strokeplay event the team will play foursomes in the morning and singles in the afternoon, and will be hoping to better the Ayrshire sides 2009 performance when they were edged into second place by the Northern Counties, by virtue of the fourth score in the singles.The Scottish Golf Union has announced that Dunfermline Building Society will become the Official Partner of the Scottish Boys Area Team Championship.
Dunfermline Building Society has been in partnership with the Scottish Golf Union since 2007 and previously sponsored the Junior Masters and Scottish Junior Club of the Year Awards. Dunfermline Building Society has continued to promote their Fairway Savers affinity account for golfers, a savings product which rewards golf customers and provides investment for junior golf in Scotland.
2008 Champion Of Champions Trophy winner Paul Moultrie (Royal Troon) lines up alongside 2008 Ayrshire matchplay Champion Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) in the championship. Also in the field are Fraser McCall (Troon Portland) and Gregor Dickson (Largs).
Whilst Jack Whent (Largs) received a walkover into the quarter finals, three more of the last eight have also been decided.
Home advantage appears to have proved crucial with all three winners being succesful over their home courses.
Patrick Timmons (Troon St. Meddans) beat Ross Conquer (Ballochmyle), Ciar Porciani (Ayr Belleisle) had a notable 4 & 2 win over Charlie Macneal (Troon Welbeck) and Cameron Maclean (West Kilbride) ended the hopes of Greg Vernon (Annanhill) by 2 & 1.
Monday, May 17, 2010
for third place in the 2010 Scottish Area Team Championships at Kinross on Sunday.
After being narrowly defeated in the morning semi final
by the eventual champions, The North East,
the Ayrshire team were beaten for the bronze medals by the Lothian team,
although the eventual scoreline did not reflect the closely contested match.
MATCH SCORES (Ayrshire names first)
Steven Murray & Scott Brown lost to Mark Timmins & David Miller by 1 hole
Steven McEwan lost to Mark Hilson by 2 holes
John Shanks halved with Allyn Dick
Euan Brown lost to Grant Forrest by 1 hole
Jack McDonald lost to Steven Armstrong by 2 & 1
AYRSHIRE 0.5 LOTHIANS 4.5
In the final of the championship,
North East beat defending champions Renfrewshire by 4.5 - 0.5
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Defending champions Renfrewshire will face leading qualifiers North East in the final of the Moneygate Scottish Area Team Championship at Kinross on Sunday afternoon.
Renfrewshire, who have the same six-man side who defeated Dumbartonshire 4 – 1 in last year’s final, came out on top in a hard fought 3.5 – 1.5 victory over Lothians, while a strong North East team overcame 2008 champions Ayrshire with an excellent 3 - 2 win.
Former Scotland international Bryan Innes and partner Anthony Bews got the North East off to a flying start with a 2&1 win over Ayrshire’s Scott Brown and Steven Murray, while Philip McLean increased the North East’s lead with a 2&1 victory over Scotland team-mate Steven McEwan.
Ayrshire’s John Shanks took the notable scalp of Kris Nicol with a 2-hole win, the highlight of which was a magnificent 25-foot birdie putt for a two at the 17th.
The win gave Ayrshire a fighting chance and with Scottish Boys Stroke Play champion Jack McDonald securing a fine 3&2 win over Allied Surveyors Scottish Amateur champion David Law, the scores were level at 2 – 2. However, Scott Larkin staved off a storming fight back from Ewan Brown, having been five up through nine, to win 2&1 to put North East into the final.
Kilmalcolm’s Matthew Clark led the way for Renfrewshire coasting to a fine 6&4 win over Allyn Dick in the battle of the former Mid-Amateur champions but the Lothians duo of David Miller and Mark Timmins levelled with their 2&1 foursomes victory over Bryan Adam and Gordon Stevenson.
The experienced duo of Ronnie Clark and Andrew Farmer gave their Murdo Carmichael’s side the required points with wins over Steven Armstrong and Scottish Boys Champion Grant Forrest, while Craig Watson and Mark Hillson shared the spoils to settle for a half point each.
The final tees-off at 2.30pm with one foursome match followed by four singles encounters to determine the destination of the 2010 Moneygate Scottish Area Team Championship title.
Ayrshire will play off with Lothinas on Sunday afternoon for the bronze medals.
MORNING SEMI FINAL
North east Vs. Ayrshire
Bryan Innes & Anthony Bews beat Scott Brown & Steven Murray by 2 & 1
Philip McLean beat Steven McEwan by 2 & 1
Kris Nicol lost to John Shanks by 2 holes
Scott Larkin beat Ewan Brown by 2 & 1
David Law lost to Jack McDonald by 3 & 2
NORTH EAST 3 AYRSHIRE 2
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Kilmarnock Barassie are well represented with three players in the field, boys internationalist Jack McDonald being joined by 2003 Scottish Boys Under 16 title winner David Addison as well as former Ayrshire Boys Champion Jamie Mackay.
Current Scottish Internationalists Steven McEwan (Caprington) and Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) also take part, alongside Ayrshire stalwart George Robertson (Irvine Ravenspark) and 2008 Ayrshire Champion Of Champions Paul Moultrie (Royal Troon).
Ayr Belleisle also have two players in the stating line up, Chris Harkins and current Doc Thom Ayrshire Order Of Merit Trophy holder Keith Hamilton.
THE AYRSHIRE CHALLENGERS-
TOP ROW - Chris Harkins, Michael Stewart, David Addison, George Robertson - BOTTOM ROW - Paul Moultrie, Jamie Mackay, Jack McDonald, Keith Hamilton, Steven McEwan.With an entry of 195, a ballot took place at + 1.1 handicap.
Tee times for round 1 & 2, on 28th and 29th May respectively, involving Ayrshire players are :-
Match 5 - 0740 / 1200 - George Robertson (Irvine Ravenspark)
Match 7 - 0800 / 1220 - Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck)
Match 11 - 0840 / 1300 - Steven McEwan (Caprington)
Match 13 - 0910 / 1330 - David Addison (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Match 15 - 0930 / 1350 - Paul Moultrie (Royal Troon)
Match 16 - 0940 / 1400 - Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Match 22 - 1040 / 1500 - Keith Hamilton (Ayr Belleisle)
Match 40 - 1400 / 0940 - Chris Harkins (Ayr Belleisle)
Match 48 - 1520 / 1100 - Jamie Mackay (Kilmarnock Barassie)
In the qualifying rounds, over the Bruce and Montgomery courses, the best five scores from six over each course combined to provide the team score.
Over the par 73 Bruce course, Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) and Steven McEwan (Caprington) were best for the county with two under par rounds of 71, which was added to scores of 77 by Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie), 78 by John Shanks (Irvine) and 79 by Scott Brown (Turnberry) to give a course total of 376 for the county side. Stephen Murray (Troon Welbeck) provided the non counting score over the Bruce course, with an 82.
On the Montgomery course Steven McEwan led the way for the team with a one over par 73 followed by John Shanks (74), Jack McDonald (75), Stephen Murray (76) and Euan Brown (77), for course total of 375. Scott Brown provided the non counting score over the Montgomery course with a 79.
Ayrshire's overall team score of 751 saw them take the fourth qualifying place by four shots from Dumbartonshire in fifth place.
FINAL TEAM TOTALS
(Bruce & Montgomery course scores in brackets)
725 - NORTH EAST (363/362)
742 - LOTHIANS (368/374)
745 - RENFREWSHIRE (371/374)
751 - AYRSHIRE (376/375)
755 - DUMBARTONSHIRE (376/379)
756 - STIRLINGSHIRE (378/378), LANARKSHIRE (377/379)
758 - PERTH & KINROSS (366/392)
759 - FIFE (382/377)
767 - CLACKMANNANSHIRE (378/389)
768 - BORDERS (377/391)
771 - ANGUS (382/389)
772 - GLASGOW (385/387)
778 - NORTH (384/394)
781 - SOUTH (391/390)
803 - ARGYLL & BUTE (398/405)
In the first Semi Final on Sunday morning Ayrshire face the fancied North East team, and will be looking for revenge over the side who ended Ayrshire's reign as Area Team Champions en route to the semi finals of the 2009 competition.
The second semi final matches defending champions Renfrewshire with Lothians, who are bidding to add a fourteenth win in the championship to their previous successes.
Friday, May 14, 2010
A final round 75 saw Prestwick's Ross Drummond slip down to finish in joint 14th place in the Handa Senior Masters at Stapleford Park Golf Club, Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire.
Drummond's 5 under par total of 214 left him 15 shots adrift of the winner, fellow Scot Bill Longmuir, who posted 199, 20 under par.
A two under par 71 in the second round leaves Drummond on 7 under par overall and in a share of 6th place.
LEADING SCORES AFTER ROUND TWO (Par 146)
133 - Bill Longmuir (Scotland) 64 69
137 - John Harrison (England) 70 67, Boonchu Ruangkit (Thailand) 70 67
138 - Des Smyth (Ireland) 70 68, Carl Mason (England) 68 70
139 - Marc farry ((France) 70 69, Ross Drummond (Scotland) 68 71, Roger Chapman (England) 68 71
140 - Glenn Ralph (England) 73 67, Ricky Willison (England) 72 68, Domingo Hospital (Spain) 71 69, Bob Boyd (USA) 70 70.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Members briefly from 1976 to 1978, Caprington rejoined The League in 1987 and have competed in every League Championship from then to date.
League Champions in 1997 and winners of the Matt Lygate Trophy, the Ayrshire Boys team Championship, in 1989 and 1991, Caprington enjoyed other successes in League events over the years including :-
2006 Champion Of Champions Trophy (Steven McEwan)
1989 Macrobert Thistle Junior Golfer Of The Year (Hugh McKibbin)
1995 Under 16 Knockout Championship
1989 & 1990 Prestwick Circuits Trophy winner (Hugh McKibbin)
1992 Carrick Trophy Winner (Colin Beck)
Caprington also provided the League Chairman on three occassions over their years of membership.
The withdrawal of Caprington leaves Section C of The Ayrshire Junior Golf League Championship with only three teams, Ayr Belleisle, Irvine (Bogside) and Largs.
Ross Drummond from Prestwick is lying joint second after the first round of the Handa Seniors Masters at Stapleford Park, Leicestershire, England.
Drummond is tied second with English pair Roger Chapman and Carl Mason, as well as Australian David Merriman after a five under par round of 68.
The four players trail the leader Bill Longmuir by four shots after the Scots stunning opening nine under par round of 64, which included seven birdies and an eagle.
The competition continues on Thursday and Friday.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Hazel McGarvie (Troon ladies) had the best score in the Silver Division with a nett 70, winning by virtue of the better inward half, from fellow Ayrshire player Emma Hale (Troon Bentinck).
73 - Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
70 - Hazel McGarvie (Troon Ladies) (20) bih
70 - Emma Hale (Troon Bentinck) (12)
64 - Kirsten Brown (Torrance House) (27)
71 - Emma Kennedy (Paisley) (28)
57pts - Heather Neilson [Mouse Valley)
42pts - Marianne McPhee (Eastwood)
Monday, May 10, 2010
McDonald, the reigning Scottish Boys Strokeplay Champion was tied 15th on 11 over par, 16 shots behind the runaway winner Maximilian Rottluff (Germany), after rounds of 72, 74, 74 & 75.
First round leader Scott Brown (Turnberry) finished tied 17th on 12 over par after rounds of 69, 77, 73 & 77, whilst Marc Smith (Troon Welbeck) finished joint 19th on 13 over par with rounds of 74, 77, 73 & 73.
Saturday, May 08, 2010
143 - Fraser Moore (Glenbervie) 73 - 70
146 - Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) 72 - 74, William Bremner (Edzell) 72 - 74, Kyle McClung (Wigtownshire County) 72 - 74, Scott Brown (Turnberry) 69 - 77
147 - Graeme Duncan (Kingsknowe) 76 - 71, Daniel Kaye (Dunbar) 75 - 72, Michael Daily (Erskine) 73 - 74, Fraser Thain (West Linton) 72 - 75
Friday, May 07, 2010
(From the SGU Website)
Turnberry’s Scott Brown - pictured right - opened up a commanding three-shot lead on the opening day of the Golf Data Lab Scottish Youths Championship at Monifieth.
The 19-year-old was the only player in the field to break par and his impressive two-under par 69 left him three clear of the chasing pack, which featured no fewer than nine players. A bogey five on the second hole got Brown off to a slow start, but an excellent two on the par 3 fifth got the Ayrshireman back to even par.
Another birdie two followed at the short 11th and although he dropped a shot at the next, two consecutive birdies on the 15th and 16th holes fired him to two under par. Brown calmly parred the final two holes for a fine round of 69.
Among the group tied for second place on one-over par is the reigning Scottish Boys Stroke Play champion Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie), who was joined on the 72 mark by fellow Boys international Scott Gibson and last year’s third place finisher William Bremner (Edzell). Also on one-over par were West Linton Fraser Thain, Torrance House’s Alan Welsh and Longniddry’s Michael Bacialupo. Craigielaw’s Greg Smail, who caddied for club mate Grant Forrest in the final of the recent Scottish Boys Championship, also fired a 72, as did Daniel Harrison (Crieff) and Kyle McLung (Wigtownshire County).
Among those a shot further back on two-over par is Scottish Junior Champion of Champions winner Simon Fairbairn, while Blairgowrie 13-year-old star Bradley Neill is well up the leaderboard on three-over par, five shots off the pace.
Defending champion Angus Cappi has his work cut out to make the cut after a disappointing opening round of 80, the same mark as Scottish Boys runner-up Ian Redford. Belgian Robin Quagebeur led the overseas challenge with a first round 74, one ahead of German duo Stefan Still and Aaron Leitmannstetter.FIRST ROUND SCORES
1 BROWN, Scott (Turnberry) 69
T2 THAIN, Fraser (West Linton) 72
T2 WELSH, Alan (Torrance House) 72
T2 BACIGALUPO, Michael (Longniddry) 72
T2 MCDONALD, Jack (Kilmarnock Barassie) 72
T2 GIBSON, Scott (Southerness) 72
T2 BREMNER, William (Edzell) 72
T2 HARRISON, Daniel (Crieff) 72
T2 SMAIL, Greg (Craigielaw) 72
T2 MCCLUNG, Kyle (Wigtownshire Co) 72
T11 FAIRBURN, Simon (Torwoodlee) 73
T11 MOORE, Fraser (Glenbervie) 73
T11 DAILY, Michael (Erskine) 73
T14 SAVAGE, Jamie (Cawder) 74
T14 SMITH, Marc (Troon Welbeck) 74
T14 QUAGEBEUR, Robin (Belgium) 74
T14 SPRAGGS, Patrick (Stowmarket) 74
T14 RHIND, Jordyn (Uphall) 74
T14 NEIL, Bradley (Blairgowrie) 74
T14 CAMPBELL, Andrew (Dumbarton) 74
T21 MILNE, Jordan (Elgin) 75
T21 STILL, Stefan (Germany) 75
T21 ROSS, Craig (Kirkhill) 75
T21 WALLACE, Andrew (Glenbervie) 75
T21 KAY, Daniel (Dunbar) 75
T21 LEITMANNSTETTER, Aaron (Germany) 75
T21 LOW, Chris (Tantallon) 75
T21 MACANDREW, Nick (Cullen) 75
T21 KEDDIE, Danny (Belton Park) 75
T21 MORRISSEY, Mark (Ireland) 75
T21 SALMINEN, Tuomas (Finland) 75
T32 CARR, Oliver (Ulverston) 76
T32 ROTTLUFF, Maximilian (Germany) 76
T32 DUNCAN, Graeme (Kingsknowe) 76
T32 KOLLOSS, Carl (Germany) 76
T32 OROZCO, Jose Maria (Spain) 76
T32 MARCHBANK, Greig (Dumfries & Galloway) 76
T32 BOLTON, Sandy (Goring & Streatly) 76
T32 JOHNSTON, Liam (Dumfries & Co) 76
T32 DAOUST, Sean (Belgium) 76
T32 MCPHEE, Paul (King James VI) 76
T42 DEEGAN, Shaun (Craigielaw) 77
T42 MELVILLE, Iain (Glencorse) 77
T42 WALZ, Maximilian (Germany) 77
T42 SANT, Jack (Ladbrook Park) 77
T42 PUTKONEN, Teemu (Finland) 77
T42 BAIRD, Colin (Bothwell Castle) 77
T42 MOMMAERTS, Bertrand (Belgium) 77
T42 LAWRENCE, Dan (Ballumbie Castle) 77
T42 YOUNG, Scott (Turnhouse) 77
T42 RAMSAY, Derek (Elgin) 77
T52 NELSON, Cameron (Nairn) 78
T52 PALMER, Andrew (Chorley) 78
T52 SCOTT, Jack (Deeside) 78
T52 FARRELL, Cameron (Cardross) 78
T52 WRIGHT, Jeff (Forres) 78
T52 ARTHUR, Jamie (Milnathort) 78
T52 LAVELLE, Sam (Lancaster) 78
T52 COLBECK, Nigel (Moor Allerton) 78
T52 WEST, Cameron (Scotscraig) 78
T52 SWEENEY, Aaron (Carnoustie) 78
T52 ROBERTS, Graham (Eaton) 78
T52 ECHIKSON, Samuel (Belgium) 78
T52 THOMSON, Mark (Grange) 78
T52 WIGHTMAN, Scott (Powfoot) 78
T66 BARRAS, Simon (Helensburgh) 79
T66 AURNHAMMER, Marvin (Germany) 79
T66 SCANLAN, Peter (Hamilton) 79
T66 HOWARD, Mike (Royal Birkdale) 79
T66 HOLMES, Kit (Hunstanton) 79
T66 GRANT, Darryn (Renfrew) 79
T66 ANDERSON, Josh (Leven) 79
T66 BROWN, Euan (Kilmarnock Barassie) 79
T66 SMITH, Steven (Marriott Dalmahoy) 79
T66 SCOTT, Ewan (St Andrews) 79
T66 BYRNE, Daniel (Dartford) 79
T66 BOYLE, Stuart (Harburn) 79
T66 STEWART, Greig (Crieff) 79
T66 MCGARVEY, Sean (Glencorse) 79
T66 ALLAN, Lawrence (Alva) 79
T81 HUISH, Oliver (North Berwick) 80
T81 REDFORD, Ian (St Andrews New) 80
T81 DUNTON, Adam (McDonald Ellon) 80
T81 CAPPI, Angus (Carnoustie) 80
T81 CRAWFORD, Euan (Kirkcaldy) 80
T81 BROOKS, Jack (Pleasington) 80
T87 MORGAN, Lee (Newbattle) 81
T87 O'NEIL, Conor (Pollok) 81
T87 BLENNERHASSETT, Tom Marriott (Dalmahoy) 81
T87 CLARKE, Rodger (Moray) 81
T87 MARR, Cameron (Musselburgh) 81
T87 MERCKX, Dewi (Belgium) 81
T87 RAUHALA, Atte (Finland) 81
T87 VAN DIJK, Menno (Netherlands) 81
T87 EDWARDS, Danny (Elgin) 81
T87 CLARKE, Fraser (Westhill) 81
T87 NEIL, Connor (Blairgowrie) 81
T87 TREASURER, Jamie (Inverness) 81
T87 HENDRICK, James (Pollok) 81
T100 STEWART, Calum (Brora) 82
T100 PYYKOLA, Henri (Finland) 82
T100 HARPER, Kristofer (Carnoustie) 82
T100 DINGWALL, Tom (Nairn Dunbar) 82
T104 BOWMAN, Grant (Monifieth) 83
T104 GAITTENS, Christopher (Fortrose & Rosemarkie) 83
T104 MACKAY, Euan (Craigielaw) 83
T104 STEPHEN, Jamie (Aberdour) 83
T104 STABLES, Scott (St Andrews New) 83
T109 MITCHELL, Reece (Downfield) 84
T109 MÜLLER, Phillip (Germany) 84
T109 MUNRO, Gordon (Fraserburgh) 84
T109 GALLAGHER, David (Glasgow) 84
T109 KANEV, Michael (Royal Musselburgh) 84
T114 PENNYCOTT, Malcolm (Whiting Bay) 85
T114 GRAHAM, Alistair (Crow Wood) 85
T116 HUGHES, Craig (Bearsden) 86
T116 RYAN, David (Ealing) 86
118 CAMPBELL, Ryan (Grangemouth) 87
119 LOCH, Andrew (Pumpherston) 90
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Brown started the match strongly and built an early two hole lead after Hamilton had driven into a fairway bunker at the 2nd and three putted the 3rd. A 20 foot putt for a half at the fourth closed the door on an early Hamilton fight back and a fine up and down from off the front of the green at the 5th saw Brown extend his lead to three.
Hamilton’s putting woes continued and the match was virtually sealed when he missed short putts at the 7th, 8th and 9th to give Brown a comfortable six hole lead at the turn. Halves in par figures at the next four holes were enough to give Brown the Title on the 13th green.
It was a night that Hamilton will want to forget as he paid a heavy price for missing a number of short putts.
That however takes nothing away from an excellent performance by Brown whose consistency both on the night and throughout the week made him a worthy Champion.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
In the first match, Stephen Spence (Irvine) was two down against clubmate John Shanks with five holes to play but fought back to record a two hole victory and book a semi final spot for the second successive year.
In Wednesday night's semi final Spence will face the 2008 Matchplay winner Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle), who booked his place with a 2 & 1 win over Graeme Gimson (Prestwick St. Cuthbert).
In the other half of the draw, Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie) overwhelmed Marc Smith (Troon Welbeck) by 6 & 5 in the quarter finals and will face a semi final match against Gordon Boyle (Ayr Dalmilling) who edged through in a very close quarter final match against Scott Gilchrist (Loudoun) at the first extra hole.
The semi finals will be played on Wednesday night with the final on Thursday, also at Western Gailes.
John Shanks (Irvine) lost to Stephen Spence (Irvine) by 2 holes
Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) beat Graeme Gimson (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) by 2&1
Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Marc Smith (Troon Welbeck) by 6&5
Scott Gilchrist (Loudoun) lost to Gordon Boyle (Ayr Dalmilling) at the 19th.
Monday, May 03, 2010
In the quarter finals on Tuesday night, John Shanks will face clubmate Steven Spence (Irvine) who fought back on Monday night from two down with three to play to win on the final green against fellow Irvine member Mark Anderson.
2008 Matchplay Champion Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) secured a place in the last eight with a 3 & 2 win over Chris Bone (Loudoun) and will now play Graeme Gimson (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) on Tuesday after Gimson edged through by one hole in his first round match against Irvine Ravenspark Club Champion Gary Cochran.
In the bottom half of the draw, Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie) saw off the challenge of Walter Meiklem (Troon Welbeck) by 4 & 3 and now faces Marc Smith (Troon Welbeck) who cruised into the quarter finals with a 5 & 4 win over Iain McDonald (Largs).
The last quarter final will be between Scott Gilchrist (Loudoun), a 5 & 4 winner over Steven Murray (Troon Welbeck) in the first round, and Gordon Boyle (Ayr Dalmilling) who beat Stephen McBlain (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) by 2 & 1 to secure his place in the last eight.
Quarter and semi Final matches continue on Tuesday and Wednesday night with the final scheduled to be played on Thursday evening with a 5.00 p.m. tee off.
Tommy McInally (Loudoun) lost to John Shanks (Irvine) by 4&3
Mark Anderson (Irvine) lost to Stephen Spence (Irvine) by 1 hole
Chris Bone (Loudoun) lost to Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) by 3&2
Graeme Gimson (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) beat Gary Cochran (Irvine Ravenspark) by 1 hole
Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Walter Meiklem (Troon Welbeck) by 4&3
Iain McDonald (Largs) lost to Marc Smith (Troon Welbeck) by 5&4
Scott Gilchrist (Loudoun) beat Steven Murray (Troon Welbeck) by 5&4
Stephen McBlain (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) lost to Gordon Boyle (Ayr Dalmilling) by 2&1
QUARTER FINAL MATCHES
John Shanks (Irvine) Vs. Stephen Spence (Irvine)
Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) Vs. Graeme Gimson (Prestwick St. Cuthbert)
Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie) Vs. Marc Smith (Troon Welbeck)
Scott Gilchrist (Loudoun) Vs. Gordon Boyle (Ayr Dalmilling)
The Area Team Championship, which Ayrshire won in 2008, will be played under a new format this year, on 15th and 16th May at Kinross, with Strokeplay qualifying on the Saturday and semi final and final matches on the Sunday.
(Top Row - left to right - Steven McEwan, Scott Brown & Steven Murray)
(Bottom Row - left to right - Euan Brown, John Shanks & Jack McDonald)Scottish internationalist Steven McEwan (Caprington) and 2009 Strokeplay Champion John Shanks (Irvine) remain from the title winning team of 2008.
The duo are joined in the team by boys internationalist and Scottish Boys Strokeplay Champion Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie), 2009 Ayrshire Matchplay winner Scott Brown (Turnberry), 2008 Ayrshire Matchplay winner Steven Murray (Troon Welbeck) and 2009 Scottish Amateur Championship quarter finalist Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie).
The team will be managed again by Past Presidents Ronnie Potts (Irvine Ravenspark) and Ricky Magee (Caprington)