Sunday, April 17, 2022

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS - Troon Welbeck & Turnberry triumph in season opener

Troon Welbeck and Turnberry took the team honours at the opening strokeplay event of the 2022 Ayrshire golf season, The Ayrshire Junior Team Championships, which were held on Sunday the 17th of April at The West Kilbride Golf Club.

Matt Lygate Trophy Winners - Troon Welbeck

The competitors enjoyed fine, sunny weather throughout the competition, with a light breeze adding to the test of the West Kilbride links, which were presented in excellent condition.

In the scratch team event for the Matt Lygate Trophy it was the Troon Welbeck team of Harvey Broadfoot (71) Jack Broadfoot (80) Harris Fleming (85) and Noah O'Brien (76) who took the title with a three score total of 227, three shots clear of the runners up from Ayr Belleisle Max Barclay, Connor McMillan, Jamie Hay, and Euan Walker, on 230.

Andrew D. Nimmo Trophy Winners - Turnberry GC

The Andrew D. Nimmo Trophy, for the best nett team score, was won by the Turnberry team of Gregor Hay (65), Quintin Dunlop (74), Harry Dixon (n/r) and Hugh Dunlop (68) with a team score of 207, which left them six shots clear of their nearest challengers from Prestwick St Nicholas.

Max Barclay

The best individual scratch score of the day, winning him the Prestwick Circuits Trophy, was recorded by Max Barclay (Ayr Belleisle), with a three under par score of 68, whilst the best individual nett return of the competition, winning the Carrick trophy, was posted by Gregor Hay (Turnberry), with a score of 94-29 = 65.

Gregor Hay

In the 10-36 handicap category, Hugh Dunlop (Turnberry) was first with 88-20=68 whilst the 0-9 handicap category was won, by virtue of the better inward half, by Liam Moran (Irvine) with 78-9=69.

At the conclusion of the days events, Ayrshire Golf Association President Scott Gilchrist (Loudoun) thanked the host club and all the competitors for their contribution to the success of the competition, and handed the trophies and prize vouchers over the the successful teams and competitors.

TEAM TOTALS - scratch (nett)

227 - TROON WELBECK (219)

230 - AYR BELLEISLE (219)

238 - IRVINE (215)


251 - ROYAL TROON (223)

252 - WEST KLBRIDE (223)

264 - TURNBERRY (207)

297 - CAPRINGTON (252)

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