DOC THOM AYRSHIRE ORDER OF MERIT - McInally secures title for first time
With one counting event still remaining to be played, Tommy McInally (Loudoun) has secured the Doc Thom Salver and the Ayrshire Order Of Merit title for 2010.
Surprisingly this is the first occassion that McInally has won the county Order Of Merit.
Opening the season with a win in the Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship at Prestwick St Cuthbert, McInally was also placed first in the Order Of Merit counting events at Ayr Seafield and Lo9udoun whilst he also picked up points with placings at Ballochmyle and Largs. A third place at the Welbeck Links at the weekend gained McInally enough points to ensure that he could not be caught by his nearest challengers with only the Order Of Merit points at the Arrol Cup at Prestwick St Nicholas next month still available.
Tommy rounded of the season in style by retaining the Ayrshire Champion Of Champions Trophy at Royal Troon in mid August.
Scottish Amateur Champion Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) remains in second place, courtesy of the points gained after his national title win, whilst Scotland internationalist Steven McEwan (Caprington) has moved into third place courtesy of a recent third place in the Viking Krus at Largs and a first place at the Welbeck Links on Sunday 29th August.
Present positions in the Order Of Merit table are :-