Monday, March 26, 2012

AYRSHIRE Vs SOUTH OF SCOTLAND - Ayrshire side defeated in seasons opener.

Ayrshire lost out to the South Of Scotland in their annual match for the Centenary salver at Stranraer on Sunday 25th March, going down by 11.5 - 6.5.

The Ayrshire team who played the South Of Scotland at Stranraer
The 12 man team, comprising 4 Under 16's, 4 Under 18's and 4 youths shared the morning foursomes 3 - 3 but were soundly defeated in the afternoon singles.

Highlights for Ayrshire were Callum Gorrie securing both points in 2 very good wins. His partner in the morning foursomes Darren McCutcheon was unlucky not secure both points after losing a one hole lead to a very good birdie from his opponent at the last.

Louis Murray took his game to the last green in both rounds to secure a win with Jack McCluskey in the morning and a very good half in the afternoon, his succesful 30ft birdie putt at the last being matched by his opponent who holed from from 8 ft for a share of the spoils.

The other Ayrshire points were secured by Jack Thomas and Stuart Easton, who always appeared in control of their morning foursomes despite being taken to the last hole, Euan Walker with a comprehensive win in the singles and Blair Gavin who secured a halved match in the afternoon.

Match details :-

Under 16

Jack Thomas (Irvine) & Stuart Easton (Irvine) beat Robert Hughan & Mathew McCulloch by 1 hole
Blair Gavin (Kilmarnock Barassie) & Jordan Fraser (Ayr Belleisle) lost to Duncan McNeill & Chris Sherman by 1 hole
Under 18
David Wilson (Troon Welbeck) & Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) lost to Connor Syme & Connor Bennewith by 3 & 2
Calum Gorrie (Kilmarnock Barassie) & Darren McCutcheon (Troon Welbeck) beat Scott Whannel & Brandon Burgess by 7 & 6

Robbie Fitzpatrick (Irvine) & Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) lost to Kyle McClung & Chris Corbett by 3 & 2
Jack McCluskey (Ayr Belleisle) & Louis Murray (Troon Welbeck) beat Danny McConnache & Max Jackson by 2 holes

Jack Thomas lost to Robert Hughan by 6 & 4
Stuart Easton lost to Mathew McCulloch by 1 hole
Blair Gavin halved with Duncan McNeill
Jordan Fraser lost to Chris Sherman by 4 & 3
David Wilson lost to Connor Syme by 5 & 3
Euan Walker beat Connor Bennewith by 6 & 5
Calum Gorrie beat Scott Whannel by 6 & 4
Darren McCutcheon halved with Brandon Burgess
Robbie Fitzpatrick lost to Kyle McClung by 4 & 3 
Greg Telfer lost to Chris Corbett by 3 & 1 
Jack McCluskey lost to Danny McConnache by 4 & 3
Louis Murray halved with Max Jackson

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