Monday, September 04, 2017

AYRSHIRE HANDICAP LEAGUE - Ayr Dalmilling win inaugural title

Ayr Dalmilling are the first winners of the Ayrshire Handicap League after defeating Rowallan Castle in a close final at Loudoun Gowf Club on Sunday 3rd September.

The Ayrshire Handicap League winners from Ayr Dalmilling
with Club Secretary Robert Green holding the new trophy

The two teams topped their respective qualifying sections before winning through in a two leg semi final against Auchenharvie 88 and Ballochmyle respectively

In the final, Andrew Lindsay got Ayr Dalmilling off to a great start in the lead tie, with a 3 & 2 win over Ruan McMillan and Adam Cambers gave the Ayr club a 2 - 0 lead with a 2 & 1 win over Graham Gardiner in the second tie.

Handicap League Championship runners up - Rowallan Castle
Glen Wilson and Andy Macleod fought out what ultimately proved to be a crucial half in the third tie before Craig Hutchinson pulled a point back for Rowallan castle with a 1 hole win over Gerard Mullen. In the anchor tie, Graeme Telfer had a 4 & 2 win over Tony McCurdie to bring the match score back to 2.5 - 2.5, leaving the destination of the inaugural title depending on the result of the final tie on the course.

The final tie, between Alex MacNeil of Rowallan Castle and Alan Purvis of Ayr Dalmilling was closely fought throughout, but it was McCurdie who edged a single hole victory on the final green to secure the winning point for Ayr Dalmilling in a 3.5 - 2.5 match win.

Match details (Rowallan Castle names first):-

Ruan McMillan lost to Andrew Lindsay by 3&2
Graham Gardiner lost to Adam Cambers by 2&1 
Andy MacLeod halved with Glen Wilson 
Craig Hutchinson beat Gerard Mullan by 1 hole
Alex MacNeil lost to Tony McCurdie by 1 hole
Graeme Telfer beat Alan Purvis by 4&2


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