Sunday, October 22, 2017

WEST OF SCOTLAND INTER COUNTY LEAGUES - Ayrshire A team win sets up title showdown next week

The Ayrshire A team continued their bid for a third successive West Of Scotland Inter County League win on Sunday 22nd October, when they won their rearranged match with Lanarkshire by 5.5 - 2.5 at East Kilbride.

Craig Hamilton got Ayrshire off to the best possibel start with victory in the lead tie, and despite Stuart Robin losing his tie on the final green, Ayrshire soon established a 3-1 advantage with wins by John Shanks & Steven Wallace.

Michael Smyth lost out on the final green in his tie but comfortable wins by both Tommy McInally and Jim Johnston ensured victory for Ayrshire. Scott brown finished off the match with a further half point for Ayrshire.

Match details (Lanarkshire names first):-

Dominic Dougan lost to Carig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) by 2&1
Gordon Yates beat Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Cuthbert) by 1 hole
Ross Hinshelwood lost to John Shanks (Irvine) by 1 hole
Kenny Gallacher lost to Steven Wallace (Prestwick St Cuthbert) by 3&2
Alan Laird beat Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) by 1 hole
Brian Scott halved with Scott Brown (Prestwick St Cuthbert)
Stevie O'Brien lost to Tommy McInally (Loudoun) by 7&6
Gary McLetchie lost to Jim Johnston (Ayr Belleisle) by 4&3


Ayrshire lead the table with four wins from four, just ahead of Renfrewshire with three wins and a draw so far.

The two leading teams meet at Paisley next Sunday, 29th October, in a title showdown.

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