Sunday, October 08, 2017

WEST OF SCOTLAND INTER COUNTY LEAGUES - A team beat Dumbartonshire whilst youths suffer narrow defeat.

The Ayrshire A and youths teams faced Dumbartonshire on Sunday 8th October 2017, in the latest matches in the West Of Scotland Inter County League series.

Whilst the A team had a crushing 7 - 1 win at Prestwick St Nicholas, the youths team suffered a narrow 5 - 3 defeat at Douglas park.

The A team continued the defence of their title with none of their players being defeated, in a 7 - 1 win.

Scott Brown recorded the biggest win of the day with a 7&6 victory whilst the two players who recorded half matches were John Shanks & Tommy McInally.

Match details (Ayrshire names first):-

Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) beat James Hamilton (Balmore) by 3&2
Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Cuthbert) beat David Lindsey (Lenzie) by 4&2
Scott Brown (Prestwick St Cuthbert) beat Steven Rettie (Milngavie) by 7&6
John Shanks (Irvine) halved with  Mark Hughes (Hilton Park)
Tommy McInally (Loudoun) halved with Andy Campbell (Dumbarton)
Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) beat Scott Moore (Clydebank & District) by 3&1
Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) beat ian McCalman (Clober) by 4&2
Jim Johnston (Ayr Belleisle) beat Cameron Bennie (Balmore) by 4&3


In the youths match the team, seeking their first win of the campaign, went down narrowly in the corresponding match at Douglas Park.

Sandy Walker lost the lead tie heavily but Rory McGuire, making his debut for the team, won his tie comfortably to square the match

A defeat for Jordan Sweeney was cancelled out by a win for Greg Vernon but Dumbartonshire took the lead again when Callum Irving was beaten, only for Murray McCrone to win his tie and square the match 3 - 3, with two ties remaining. Unfortunately for Ayrshire both ties were lost, Daryl Lynch losing out on the seventeenth and Ewan Milligan being defeated on the final green.

Match details (Dumbartonshire names first):-

Reece Thomson (Dullatur) beat Sandy Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 6&4
John Taggart (Lenzie) lost to Rory McGuire (Ayr Belliesle) by 6&4
Grant Penman (Hayston) lost to Greg Vernon (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 2&1
Cameron Black (Cardross) beat Jordan Sweeney (Ayr Belliesle) by 3&2
Craig Bisset (Dumbarton) beat Ewan Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 2 holes
Callum Burns (Balmore) beat Callum Irving (Ayr Belliesle) by 3&2
Daniel Finnegan (Dumbarton) lost to Murray McCrone (Troon Welbeck) by 3&1
Craig Fitzimmons (Hilton Park)beat Daryl Lynch (Ayr Belliesle) by 2&1


Next Sunday, 15th October, the A team are away to Glasgow at Sandyhills, whilst the youths entertain Glasgow at Loudoun in the corresponding youths fixture.

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