The Ayrshire youths team made a flying start to the 2011 West Of Scotland Inter County League on Sunday 18th September with an emphatic 8.5 - 1.5 win over Renfrewshire at Brunston Castle.
The ties were close over the opening nine holes with Ayrshire just holding a slim advantage over their visitors.
First winner for Ayrshire was Scottish Bosy Champion David wilson who converted a one hole lead at the turn into a 5 & 4 victory.
Making his debut in the youths squad, Euasn McKinnon added to Ayrshire's total with a 4 & 3 win which was soon added to by Jack McDonald and Callum Beveridge who both closed out there respective ties by 2 & 1.
Greg Vernon was always in control of his tie which he won by 4 & 2 to give Ayrshire five points. The lead was soon added to with Andrew Wright winning by one hole in his tie.
Rengrewshire recorded their first and only full point on the board when Scott Johnston was edged out by the narrowest of margins on the final green.
Also playing their first youths match for the county, Stephen Hill and Daniel Forbes both recorded 2 & 1 victories before the match concluded with Craig Telfer adding a further half point to Ayrshire's total in his tie.
Match details :-
JACK McDONALD (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat JACK BRADLEY (Paisley) by 2 & 1
DAVID WILSON (Troon Welbeck) beat ALEX FERGUSON (Paisley) by 5 & 4
EWAN McKINNON (Corrie) beat GAVIN STIRLING (Caldwell) by 4 & 3
CALLUM BEVERIDGE (Troon Welbeck) beat A.H. LAUDER (Paisley) by 2 & 1
GREG VERNON (Annanhill) beat DAVID DOCHERTY (Paisley) by 4 & 2
ANDREW WRIGHT (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat ANTON O'DONNELL (Whinhill) by 1 hole
SCOTT JOHNSTON (Prestwick St Cuthbert) lost to STUART WATT (Old ranfurly) by 1 hole
STEPHEN HILL (Prestwick St Cuthbert) beat FRASER LAUDER (Pailsey) by 2 & 1
DANIEL FORBES (Ardeer) beat ANDREW CUNNINGHAM (Old Ranfurly) by 2 & 1
CRAIG TELFER (Prestwick St Cuthbert) halved with ADAM BOGLE (Old Ranfurly)
AYRSHIRE YOUTHS 8.5 RENFREWSHIRE YOUTHS 1.5
In the corresponding A Team match at Erskine, Ayrshire were narrowly edged out 6 - 4 by the Renfrewshire team who took the final two matches on the course by a single hole to seal victory.
Match details :-
MICHAEL SMYTH (Royal Troon) beat CRAIG WATSON (East Renfrewshire) by 1 hole
SCOTT BROWN (Turnberry) beat MATT CLARK (Kilmacolm) by 2 & 1
EUAN BROWN (Kilmanrock Barassie) lost to MICHAEL DAILLY (Erskine) by 5 & 4
STEPHEN McEWAN (Caprington) beat ROSS CAMPBELL (Gourock) by 3 & 2
GEORGE ROBERTSON (Irvine Ravenspark) lost to KENNY FAIRBROTHER (Cochrane Castle) by 5 & 4
CHRIS BONE (Loudoun) lost to JIM SMART (Paisley) by 2 & 1
JOHN HAGGARTY (Loudoun) lost to ALASTAIR McDOUGALL (Elderslie) by 1 hole
COLIN GRAY (Irvine Ravenspark) lost to JORDAN CLARK (Kilmacolm) by 1 hole
DARREN MALLINSON (Irvine Ravenspark) lost to STUART ROBERTSON (Cochrane Castle) by 3 & 2
GARY BRYDEN (Girvan) beat DAVID MILLER (Fereneze) by 2 & 1
AYRSHIRE A 4 RENFREWSHIRE A 6
Next Sunday, 25th September, the youths team travel to Dunblane New to take on Stirlingshire youths whilst the A team are at home in the corrswponding match at Irvine (Bogside).