Thursday, August 05, 2004

THE 2004 AYRSHIRE BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP - Iain Menzies takes the title to Largs

A capacity field contested the 53rd Ayrshire Boys Championship, at Kilmarnock Barassie today, with Largs Golf Club player Iain Menzies taking the title by two shots after 36 holes strokeplay.

With the course in immaculate condition, and with perfect weather, scoring was good in the morning, Craig Mclaughlin (Largs), John Shanks (Ardeer) and Jamie Murchie (Lamlash) leading the field after the first round with three over par 75's, one shot ahead of the eventual winner.

Iain Menzies and his playing partner Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) posted the best rounds of the day in the afternoon, one over par 73's giving Menzies the title and Stewart the runners up spot.

Best nett score of the day went to David Currie of the host club. Playing in the last match on the course, 7 handicapper Currie posted a net 72 in the morning, which he matches in the afternoon for a 144 total, taking best nett by 2 shots.

Prizes were presented by David Moulds, Captain of the host club.


Ayrshire Champion - IAIN MENZIES (Largs) 76 - 73 = 149
2nd Scratch - MICHAEL STEWART (Troon Welbeck) 78 - 73 == 151
3rd Scratch - NICKY SINCLAIR (Kilmarnock Barassie) 78 - 74 = 152 (BIH second round)
4th Scratch - JAMIE McKAY (Troon St. Meddans) 78 - 74 = 152 (best 2nd round)
5th Scratch - JAMIE MURCHIE (Lamlash) 75 - 77 = 152 (BIH 2nd round)

Best Nett - DAVID CURRIE (Kilmarnock Barassie) (7) 72 - 72 = 144
2nd Nett - FERGUS CUNNINGHAM (Ardeer) (4) 74 - 72 = 146 (best 2nd round)
3rd Nett - JOHN SHANKS (Ardeer) (3) 72 - 74 = 146

CSS for both round was 74 (no change)

Special mention has to be made to Stuart Muir of Troon Welbeck who would have taken the prize for the best dressed competitor of the day, doing a very creditable impersination of Ian Poulter (fortunately with plus fours and a reverse cap & not in Union Jack trousers !!!......well done Stuart).

The players returning the best 8 gross scores will progress to contest the Ayrshire Boys Match Play Championship.

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