With three events completed so far, Smyth has established a clear lead, having scored first or joint first places in all three of the counting events completed.
Following on from his wins in the Ayrshire Styrokeplay and Ayrshire Matchplay events recently, Sunday's Hillhouse Cup at Royal Troon saw him share top points with Darren Mallinson (irvine) after both players hade returned rounds of 71, just ahead of Sean Addie (Ayr Belleisle) who scored his first order of merit points of the seeason with his third place finish.
Present positions in the Ayrshire Order of Merit are:-
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The next three counting events, which all take place on Sunday 26th May are The Stevenson Trophy at Girvan, The West Kilbride Mens Open at West Kilbride and the West Of Scotland Strokeplay Championship at East Kilbride.