|Henry Thomson - leading the Ayrshire challenge|
Henry Thomson of the host club leads the Ayrshire challenge after round one of the 2018 Scottish Senior Mens Open Championship which is being held from 20th to 22nd June over the Bogside course of Irvine Golf Club.
Thomson finished tied third on 73, one over par, which left him three shots adrift of first round leader Ian Brotherston (Dumfries & County).
David Brown (Irvine Ravenspark) is the next best placed Ayrshire player in the field in joint fourteenth place after a three over par opening round of 75.
Other Ayrshire scores on the opening day were:-
78 (+6) - David Longair (Prestwick St Cuthbert), Alex Gourlay (Irvine)
79 (+7) – Alistair Belford (Prestwick St Nicholas), S Moore (Irvine), John McTear (Royal Troon)
80 (+8) – J Darroch (Irvine)
82 (+10) – Iain McCall (Prestwick St Nicholas)
83 (+11) – John Broadfoot (Turnberry)
84 (+12) – Richard Gray (Rowallan Castle)
86 (+14) – Gordon Cree (Seacroft/Troon St Meddans)