Sunday, May 20, 2018

WEST OF SCOTLAND INTER COUNTY UNDER 18 LEAGUE - Ayrshire win opening fixture against Stirlingshire

The winning Ayrshire team at Ayr Seafield
Ayrshire's bid for the Wishart trophy, and the West Of Scotland Inter County Under 18 league title, got off to a winning start on Sunday 20th May with a 5 - 3 victory over Stirlingshire at Ayr Seafield.

In the four Under 16 ties, Cameron Johnstone (Troon Welbeck) marked his Ayrshire debut with a 6&4 win to secure the first point for the team but it was the visitors from Stirlingshire who then took the initiative, with Ross McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) and Jack Allan (Ballochmyle) both losing their ties by 3 & 2.

In the remaining under 16 tie, the lead tie on the course, Ruben Lindsay (Ayr Belleisle) was three down with three to play but fought back magnificently to secure an all important half match, which ultimately provided the winning half point for the team.

Jack Broun (Ayr Belleisle) led by example in the four under 18 ties, with a 4 & 3 win and a 6 & 4 win by John Lomas (Ayr Belleisle) in his first match for the county side, along with a 3 & 2 win for Sean Addie (Ayr Belleisle), gave Ayrshire a winning lead in the match.

In the final tie on the course, Euan Ferguson (Turnberry) fought out a good half match to give the overall match score of 5 - 3 in Ayrshire's favour.

Match details (Ayrshire names first):-

Ruben Lindsay (Ayr Belleisle) halved with Gregor Johnstone (Dunblane)
Ross McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) lost to Lewis Clark (Stirling) by 3&2
Jack Allan (Ballochmyle) lost to Ross Laird (Falkirk) by 3&2
Cameron Johnstone (Troon Welbeck) beat Ben Carberry (Falkirk) by 6&4
Jack Broun (Ayr Belleisle) beat Bryce Clark (Stirling) by 4&3
Sean Addie (Ayr Belleisle) beat Fraser gardiner (Falkirk) by 3&2
John Lomas (Ayr Belleisle) beat Callum Draper (Dunblane) by 6&4
Euan Ferguson halved with Thomas Craig (Falkirk)


The next match in the five match series is away from hole against Lanarkshire at Langlands Golf Course in East Kilbride on Sunday 17th June. 

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