Sunday, October 10, 2010

WEST OF SCOTLAND INTER COUNTY LEAGUES - Ayrshire edged out by Lanarkshire in Sunday atches

Both the Ayrshire A and Youths teams suffered defeat by 4.5 - 5.5 at the hands of Lanarkshire on Sunday 10th October in the third of the five match West Of Scotland Inter County series.

The A team were at home, entertaining their visitors at Irvine Ravenspark. Ayrshire got off to a good start with Steven McEwan and Tommy McInally winning the opening ties but the match was levelled with defeats for George Robertson and Michael Smyth.

A narrow win By Craig Hamilton put Ayrshire ahead and Scott Brown added a further half point. Jamie Mackay gave Ayrshire hope for a win in the match with a crushing victory in his tie but, needing onlty one point from the remaining three ties, the Ayrshire side were edged out by their visitors who took the final three ties in the match for the narrowest of wins.

Match details (Ayrshire names first)

Steven McEwan (Caprington) beat Paul Shields (Kirkhill) by 7&6
Tommy McInally (Loudoun) beat Scott Douglas (Drumpellier) by 2&1
George Robertson (Ravenspark) lost to Alan McDonald (Crow Wood) by 4&3
Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) lost to Steven Rennie (Drumpellier) by 4&3
Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) beat Ed Wood (Crow Wood) by 1 hole
Scott Brown (Turnberry) halved with Murray Dubber (Bothwell Castle)
Jamie Mackay (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat James Reilly (East Kilbride) by 8&7
Steven Murray (Troon Welbeck) lost to James Steven (Kirkhill) by 5&4
Gary Bryden (Girvan) lost to David Ford (Airdrie) by 5&4
Darren Mallinson (Ravenspark) lost to Colin Kerr (Cambuslang) by 2 holes


The corrsponding Youths match, played at Drumpellier, was a very tight affair throughout, with six of the tem ties being decided on the final green.

Match details (Ayrshire names first) :-

Mark Smith (Troon Welbeck) lost to Alan Welsh by 1 hole
Charlie macneal (Troon Welbeck) halved with Martin Scott
Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Jordan Gallacher by 1 hole
David McLellan (Largs) lost to Mark O'Donnell by 1 hole
Craig McLaughlin (Largs) beat Brian Scott by 4&2
Andrew Wright (Kilmarnock Barassie) lost to Declan Dowy by 3&2
Rory Acheson (Largs Routenburn) beat Andrew Steven by 1 hole
Graeme Ritchie (Troon Welbeck) beat Craig Borland by 1 hole
Michael Roos (West Kilbride) lost to Ryan Corrigan by 372
Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) lost to Declan Hayes by 271

Next Sunday, 17th October, Ayrshire face Dumbartonshire with the Ayrshire A Team travelling to Hayston whilst the Youths team are at home at Troon Darley.

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