Sunday, April 24, 2022

AYRSHIRE STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP - Scott Brown takes 2022 title at Prestwick St Nicholas to create unique county record.

Scott Brown (Turnberry) led from start to finish to take the 2022 Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship title and complete a unique record in Ayrshire county events.

A capacity field contested the 2022 title in fine, sunny, conditions over the Prestwick links, where an unusual North/North East breeze which stiffened throughout the mid afternoon made scoring testing.

Out in the first group of the day, Scott Brown posted the lead in the first round with a one under par total of 68, leaving him a single shot ahead of former winner Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) and Adam Sweeney (Prestwick St Cuthbert) on 69.

In the second round, Scott Brown repeated his morning effort with a second successive 68 for a two under par total of 136 for the 36 holes, and a six shot victory, ahead of runner up Iain Brown (Largs) who followed a morning 73 with a fine 69 in the afternoon for a 142 total overall.

Craig Hamilton added a second round 74 to his morning score of 69 to take third place, one shot further back on 143, whilst Max Barclay (Ayr Belleisle) returned rounds of 74 and 71 for a 145 total and fourth place.

Scott Brown
The remaining prizewinners were Adam Sweeney in fifth place, a second round 77 giving him a total of 146, and Keith Hamilton (Royal Troon) who returned rounds of 73 and 74 for a 147 total and sixth spot overall.     

Scott Brown's win gave him the Ayrshire Strokeplay title for the first time and completed a unique county title record in winning the strokeplay, matchplay and Champion of Champions titles in Ayrshire at both boys' and men's level, having won the boys strokeplay in 2008, the two matchplay titles in 2008 and 2009 respectively, and the two Champion of Champions titles in 2009 and 2011. having won the Junior Order of Merit title in 2008, he only needs to add the Doc Thom Ayrshire Order of Merit title in the future to extend his unique record in county events.

The full list of scores in the 2022 Ayrshire Matchplay Championship are:-

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