Monday, September 27, 2004


The Annual General Meeting of the Ayrshire Golf Association will be held at Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club on Wednesday 20th October 2004 at 7.30 p.m..

The meeting will be called upon to elect County Officials, a county Executive Committee and deal with other matters arising. There will also be various reports tabled, regarding a variety of County matters during the 2004 season. Current A.G.A. President Robin Baker (Troon Welbeck) stands down this year, with Vice President Ian Guthrie (Ballochmyle) being proposed as his successor.

Member clubs have been circulated with details of the meeting, to which all member clubs are invited to send representation.

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Host club players almost sweep the board in Autumn Meeting

The Autumn Meeting held at Ardeer on Sunday September 19th saw players from the host club almost complete a clean sweep of the prizes, with only K. Tasker from Ballochmyle preventing an Ardeer full house.

75 competitors took part in the final Ayrshire Golf Association competition of the season.

Best scratch score of the day was posted by A. McLean (Ardeer) with a 2 under par 70.

Other prizewinners, in the two handicap categories, were:-

0 - 12 handicap

S. Stewart (Ardeer) 77 - 9 = 68
J. Russell (Ardeer) 74 - 5 = 69 (bih)
T. Cumming (Ardeer) 74 - 5 = 69 (bih)
R. Black (Ardeer) 72 - 3 = 69
M. McDermott (Ardeer) 80 - 9 = 71

13 - 24 handicap

R. Lewis (Ardeer) 87 - 13 = 74
M. Tasker (Ballochmyle) 88 - 13 = 75
A. O'Rourke (Ardeer) 95 - 19 = 76 (bih)
J. Haswell (Ardeer) 89 - 13 = 76 (bih)
T. McLaughlin (Ardeer) 91 - 15 = 76

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Annanhill take 2004 Fourball title

Annanhill are the 2004 Ayrshire Fourball champions after a 5 & 4 victory in the final at Ardeer on Sunday 19th September.

The Annahill team of Steven Craig (10) and Gordon Hope (7) faced Ayrshire Champion Of Champions Trophy finalist John Sloan (3) and his partner John Barr (10) of Doon Valley in the final, but were comfortable winners to take the shield back to the Kilmarnock club for the next 12 months.

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Crawford wins Doc Thom Salver

After the final qualifying event at Prestwick St. Nicholas last week, Barry Crawford of West Kilbride retained his lead in the Ayrshire Order Of Merit to take the Doc Thom Salver.

David McLure (Ballochmyle) took the runners up spot from Kevin Fergusson (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) who edged Brodick's Ross Duncan into 4th place by a mere 5 points.

Leading placed players were:

B. CRAWFORD (West Kilbride) - 365 pts.
D. McLURE (Ballochmyle) - 195 pts.
K. FERGUSSON (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) - 155 pts.
R. DUNCAN (Brodick) - 150 pts.
G. DICKSON (Largs) - 130 pts.

Friday, September 24, 2004

WEST OF SCOTLAND BOYS LEAGUE - Ayrshire take on champions elect in final match of the season

The West Of Scotland Boys inter county league for the Wishart Trophy concludes this Sunday (26th September) with Glasgow and Dumbartonshire meeting at Cowglen and Ayrshire entertaining Stirlingshire at Brunston Castle.

Despite a run of good results, Ayrshire cannot, even with a win on Sunday, overtake the champions elect, Stirlingshire, but will be aiming to end their visitors 100% record in this seasons championship. Stirlingshire clinched the title with a 5.5 - 2.5 away win against Dumbartonshire at Clober last month, whilst Renfrewshire, defeated by Ayrshire in August, bounced back in their final match, played last week, with a 7 - 1 win over Lanarkshire at Paisley.

Present positions in the league, with only the two outstanding matches to be played are:


STIRLINGSHIRE /4 /4 /0 /0 /21.5/ 10.5/ + 11/ 8
AYRSHIRE /4 /2 /1 /1 /18.5/ 13.5/ + 5 /5
DUMBARTONSHIRE /4/2/0/ 2/ 16.5/ 15.5/ + 1/ 4
RENFREWSHIRE /5/ 2/ 0/ 3/ 20.5/ 19.5/ + 1/ 4
LANARKSHIRE /5/ 1/ 1/ 3/ 15/ 25/ - 10/ 3
GLASGOW /4/ 1/ 0/ 3/ 12/ 20/ - 8/ 2

Thursday, September 23, 2004

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - County team pipped for semi final spot in Area Team Championships

Despite a 5 - 4 away win in their final section match in the 2004 Area Team Championship, against Perth & Kinross at Blairgowrie on Sunday 19th September, Ayrshire just failed to qualify for the semi finals as North East defeated Stirling by 8 - 1 to progress to the last four from the section.

In the semi finals, North East face South Of Scotland whilst Lothians take on Glasgow in the other semi final.

Details of the Ayrshire match on Sunday are;

FOURSOMES (Perth & Kinross names first)

G. Campbell & M. Cameron lost to Alex Gourlay (Irvine) & David Addison (Barassie) by 2 holes

D. Simpson & P. Scott beat Stephen Spence (Irvine) & Robert McKnight (Barassie) by 2 holes.

M. Rose & S. Graham beat Stuart Macaulay (Barassie) & Steven McEwan (Barassie) by 4 & 3

Foursomes result :- Perth & Kinross 2 Ayrshire 1

SINGLES (Perth & Kinross names first)

M. Cameron beat Steven McEwan by 4 & 3

M. Rose lost to David Addison by 4 & 3

P. Scott lost to Robert McKnight by 2 holes

D. Simpson lost to Alex Gourlay by 4 & 3

G. Campbell beat Stuart Macaulay by 5 & 4

S. Graham lost to Steven Spence by 3 & 2

Singles result :- Perth & Kinross 2 Ayrshire 4


Tuesday, September 21, 2004

AYRSHIRE LADIES COUNTY GOLF ASSOCIATION - Thomson takes the honours at Ballochmyle

Audrey Thomson of Loudoun Gowf Club recorded the best scratch score in the recent A.L.C.G.A. Thistle Brooches competition, held at Ballochmyle on Tuesday 14 September, her 8 over par score of 78 being the best on a difficult day for scoring, which saw the C.S.S rise by 3 to 73.

Best Silver went to Morag McPherson of Kilmarnock Barassie with 80 - 8 = 72, who pipped County Captain Eila MacLennan, also from Kilmarnock Barassie, and Christine McClure (Irvine) who both recorded net 74's, the Captain taking second spot by virtue of the better inward half.

In the Bronze section, Alison Jamieson (West Kilbride) recorded the best nett score of the day with 91 - 21 = 70, finishing 6 shots ahead of Sheila Maxwell (Belleisle Ladies) and Val Smith (Kilmarnock Barassie), with Maxwell taking second place by virtue of the better inward half.


Audrey Thomson (Loudoun Gowf) - 78

Morag McPherson (Kilmarnock Barassie) 80 - 8 = 72
Eila MacLennan (Kilmarnock Barassie) 91 - 17 = 74 (bih)
Christine McClure (Irvine) 93 - 19 = 74
Jenny McGee (Skelmorlie) 94 - 19 = 75
June Kerr (West Kilbride) 90 - 14 = 76 (bih)
Jane Ashdown (Largs) 92 - 16 = 76

Alison Jamieson (West Kilbride) 91 - 21 = 70
Sheila Maxwell (Belleisle Ladies) 97 - 21 = 76 (bih)
Val Smith (Kilmarnock Barassie) 97 - 21 = 76
Pat Wright (Kilmarnock Barassie) 104 - 26 = 78
Ella Downie (Prestwick St. Nicholas) 108 - 29 = 79

Sunday, September 12, 2004

2004 AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE CHAMPIONS - ARDEER GOLF CLUB :- L-R - Garry Dixon, Scott Ainsworth, John Shanks, Junior Convenor Brian Farrelly, Martin Dunning, Fergus Cunningham & Andrew Kowalski Posted by Hello

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Ardeer retain the title with narrow victory

Reigning champions Ardeer became the first team to retain the Ayrshire Junior Golf League Championship since Ballochmyle in 1999, when they defeated Kilmarnock Barassie by 3.5 - 2.5 in the final at Largs Golf Club on Sunday 12 September.

Ardeer were giving shots in 4 of the 6 ties, but the defending champions overcame their challengers despite the shots given in the last four games.

Fergus Cunningham put the first points on the board for Ardeer. Playing in game 2 against Euan Brown, Cunningham raced to a 5 hole lead after 8. Brown stopped the charge temporarily with a birdie 3 at the 386 yard 9th hole, after Cunningham's attempt had hit the hole and stayed out, and Cunningham started the inward half with a 4 hole lead. Despite the loss of the 9th, Cunningham was soon back on track, taking successive holes from the 10th to the 12th for a 7 & 6 victory in his game.

Ardeer soon held a 2 - 0 lead in the match courtesy of left hander Martin Dunning in game 4. Three up after three holes against Neil Hamilton, Dunning continued to keep the pressure on his opponent, extending his lead to 5 holes after 6 and going further ahead by the turn, with a 7 hole advantage after 9. With Hamilton struggling with his game, Dunning took full advantage, taking the 10th and 11th holes for a 9 & 7 victory.

With two large winning margins, Ardeer only realistically required a 3 - 3 draw overall to take the title on the countback, and the decisive point came courtesy of Garry Dixon in game 6. With an early 2 hole lead over Scott Allison, Dixon extended his advantage to 3 holes after 6, courtesy of a three putt by Allison. Dixon further extended his lead to 4 holes at the turn, and successive wins at 10 and 11 gave him a 6 hole lead with 7 to play. Despite a brave effort to extend the game, Allison narrowly failed to prevent Dixon winning a third successive hole at the 12th, giving Dixon a 7 & 6 win and Ardeer a 3 - 0 lead in the match.

With three ties still on the course, Ardeer hoped for a further half point for an outright victory, but the Barassie team were not willing to give up the possibility of an 3-3 draw in the match easily.

In the lead match between John Shanks (Ardeer) and Stuart Henderson (Barassie), there was little to separate the two 3 handicappers. Shanks turned for home with a slim 1 hole lead, but Henderson squared the match by the 13th, before taking a 1 hole lead after 15. Shanks maintained his challenge to the final hole, but Henderson maintained his grip on the tie, taking the final hole for a victory by 2 holes and Barassie's first match point of the afternoon.

In game 3, Scott Ainsworth and David Currie had a tough match. Currie began well, taking the first two holes, but Ainsworth reduced the deficit to 1 hole at the par 3 4th, par being sufficient after Currie tangles with a boundary fence and could only manage a bogey 4. Currie immediately restored his advantage at the 5th, a superb approach to within 2 feet of the hole setting up a winning birdie 3. Despite the players trading holes, Currie's 2 hole advantage was maintained through 11, but again Ainsworth reduced the deficit to 1 hole after 15. Halved holes at 16 and 17 maintained Currie's lead to the final hole. At the last, Currie's approach finished at the back of the green, some 45' from the hole, whilst Ainsworth was also past the hole, some 30'. A good approach put to 3' by Currie was confidently holed, after Ainsworth had narrowly failed with his birdie effort, giving Currie a 1 hole victory and a match score of Ardeer 3 - Barassie 2.

The final game on the course was between Andrew Kowalski and Robbie Gemmill. Gemmill forged a 2 hole lead by the turn, which was extended to 3 holes after 11. Kowalski reduced the deficit by winning the 12th, but Gemmill maintained his 2 hole lead through 15. At the 330 yard, par 4, 16th, Gemmill found the burn from the tee, whilst Kowalski missed the fairway to the right. After dropping under penalty, Gemmill played his third shot just through the green, some 50' from the hole, whilst Kowalski's approach pulled up short of the green. Kowalski chipped to 10' in three, but Gemmill then produced the putt of the day, holing from just off the green for an incredible par 4. To Kowalski's credit, he rose to the task, bravely holing his put to stay in the match. Gemmill again found water at the 17th hole, but on this occasion Kowalski was able to win the hole and progress to the final hole, needing to win it to give Ardeer a clear win in the final. At the final hole, Gemmill's approach came to rest pin high, 35' to the right of the hole, whilst Kowalski played one of the best shots of the day, his approach pulling up 4' from the flag. Gemmill's tricky downhill putt was good, stopping some 3' past the hole. Kowalski's birdie putt was good, but struck the hole and spun out, giving Gemmill the opportunity to half the hole and tie the match. Gemmill's effort however pulled up short of the hole, giving Kowalski the hole, a halved game and importantly for his team a clear 3.5 - 2.5 win in the match.

On conclusion of the match, both teams were presented with mementoes by Ayrshire Junior Golf League Chairman, Gordon Cunningham (Largs G.C.).

(Ardeer names first)

JOHN SHANKS (3) lost to STUART HENDERSON (3) by 2 holes
FERGUS CUNNINGHAM (4) beat EUAN BROWN (4) by 7 & 6
SCOTT AINSWORTH (5) lost to DAVID CURRIE (7) by 1 hole
MARTIN DUNNING (7) beat NEIL HAMILTON (14) by 9 & 7
GARRY DIXON (12) beat SCOTT ALLISON (18) by 7 & 6


ARDEER 3.5 KILMARNOCK (Barassie) 2.5

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE FINALISTS 2004 - ARDEER & KILMARNOCK (BARASSIE) - L-R :- (Ardeer- Andrew Kowalski, Fergus Cunningham, Garry Dixon, Martin Dunning, Scott Ainsworth & John Shanks. Kilmarnock Barassie - Stuart Henderson, David Currie, Euan Brown, Robbie Gemmill, Neil Hamilton & Scott Allison Posted by Hello
CAMERON GRAY (West Kilbride) - The 2004 Ayrshire Junior Golf League Champion Of Champions Trophy winner Posted by Hello

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Gray takes Champion Of Champions Trophy

Cameron Gray (West Kilbride), the former Ayrshire Boys Champion captured the 2004 Ayrshire Junior Golf League Champion Of Champions title at Largs on Sunday 12 September in a close final against his Ayrshire boys teammate, Jamie Mackay (Troon St. Meddans).

The match opened well for Gray, a half in par threes at the first being followed by a birdie3 at the second, to give Gray a one hole lead.

The third hole of the match was somewhat bizarre, Gray going out of bounds, and MacKay following that with a second shot which resulted in the head of his seven iron following the ball down the fairway. MacKay managed to recover to take the hole with a double bogey 6, and square the match, and a par 3 at the following hole was sufficient for MacKay to take the lead for the first time. MacKay's 7 iron did not make such a good recovery, and was sidelined for the rest of the match.

Gray squared the match with a par at the 6th, and, in what proved to be an important stage of the match, pars at the 8th and 9th holes were sufficient to win both holes for Gray, giving him a 2 hole lead at the turn.

A birdie 3 at the 401 yard 10th hole extended Gray's lead, but MacKay struck back immediately, par 4 at 11 and birdie 4 at 12 giving him successive wins and reducing the deficit to one hole.

Despite both players having chances, Gray maintained his 1 hole advantage through 15, and a birdie 3 at the 330 yard 16th hole gave him a decisive 2 hole lead with 2 to play.

The match concluded on the penultimate hole, a half in par 4's giving Cameron Gray the trophy and the title with a 2 & 1 winning margin.

Both players were presented with mementoes at the conclusion of play by Ayrshire Junior Golf League Chairman, Gordon Cunningham of Largs G.C.
CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS FINALISTS 2004 - Cameron Gray (West Kilbride) & Jamie MacKay (Troon St. Meddans) Posted by Hello

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

PRESTWICK ST. CUTHBERT SENIORS OPEN - Paton keeps the trophy at home

A capacity field of over 100 senior golfers enjoyed superb weather at this years Prestwick St. Cuthbert Seniors Open for the Jim Malcolm Trophy on Tuesday 7th September.

Top prize of the day went to St. Cuthbert member Drew Paton, who followed up a win in the club medal on Saturday with a superb 6 under par nett score of 65, to take the seniors title by one shot from clubmate John Halfpenny, who led for most of the day with a 66.

Best scratch score of the day went to another club member, John W. Boyd, who posted a 3 over par score of 74, which included a notable inward half of level par 35.

In the 55 to 65 age group, four players tied on 71, with St. Cuthbert's Tom Mair taking the honours by virtue of the best last 6 holes.

The 61 to 67 age group was topped by A. Craig of Ballochmyle with 69, whilst John Halfpenny had the consolation of winning the 68 and over age group, after narrowly missing out on the trophy and first place.

C.S.S. for the competition was 71 (no change).

The full list of prizewinners were:

OVERALL WINNER (Jim Malcolm Trophy winner)

DREW PATON (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) 74 - 9 = 65


JOHN W. BOYD (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) (5) 74


1 - T. MAIR ( Prestwick St. Cuthbert) 76 - 5 = 71 (best last 6)
2 - D. MULLAN (Ayr Belleisle) 82 - 11 = 71 (bih)
3 - R. NELSON ( Bothwell Castle) 75 - 4 = 71 (bih)


1 - A. CRAIG (Ballochmyle) 85 - 16 = 69
2 - K. HARPER (North British) 88 - 18 = 70 (bih)
3 - P. CONNOR (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) 84 - 14 = 70


1 - J. HALFPENNY (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) 87 - 21 = 66
2 - F. LUNDIE (Ardeer) 84 - 14 = 70 (bih)
3 - T.S. MOORE (Irvine) 82 - 12 = 70

BEST ST. CUTHBERT (outwith the prize list)

J. BROWN 91 - 20 = 71 (bih)
2004 St. Cuthbert Seniors Open Winner Drew Paton receives the trophy from competition founder, Jim Malcolm Posted by Hello
Prestwick St. Cuthbert Seniors Open winner 2004 - Drew paton Posted by Hello
Prizewinners from the Prestwick St. Cuthbert Seniors Open with the competition's founder, Jim Malcolm Posted by Hello

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Crawford maintains Order Of Merit lead

With only the Arroll Cup at Prestwick St. Nicholas on 18th September left to count, Barry Crawford (West Kilbride) maintains a sizeable lead in the chase for the 2004 Doc Thom Salver and Order Of Merit title. After the Viking Krus at Largs, and following on from his recent success in winning the Mills Quaich at the Troon Golf Week, Crawford now holds a 170 point lead over his closest rival, David McLure of Ballochmyle. The present positions in the Order Of Merit are:

1 - B. CRAWFORD (West Kilbride) - 365 pts
2 - D. MCLURE ( Ballochmyle) - 195 pts
3 - K. FERGUSSON (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) - 155 pts
4 - R. DUNCAN (Brodick) - 150 pts
5 - G. DICKSON (Largs) - 130 pts
6= - D. ADDISON (Kilmarnock Barassie) - 100 pts
6= - A. GOURLAY (Irvine) - 100 pts
6= - S. PRICE (Ayr Belleisle) - 100 pts
9= - W. BLAIR (Troon St. Meddans) - 75 pts
9= - A. JESS (Ayr Belleisle) - 75 pts

Sunday, September 05, 2004

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Under 16 Knockout Trophy Final - West Kilbride capture the trophy for the first time

West Kilbride took the AJGL Under 16 Knockout Trophy for the first time on Sunday 5th September when they beat Prestwick St. Cuthbert 3 - 1 in the final at Largs Golf Club.

In a tight match, 3 of the 4 ties were concluded on the final green, with West Kilbride winning one and the other two being halved.

Match Results :-
(West Kilbride names first)

Cameron Gray (1) beat Blair Caddis (7) by 2 holes
Sandy Wilson (4) halved with Steven McConnell (8)
Michael Ross (10) beat Andrew Miller (10) by 4 & 3
James Beattie (12) halcved with Sam Steven (18)


AYRSHIRE JUNIIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Wallace Thornton Trophy Final - Kilmarnock (Barassie) retain the title.

In the first of this seasons Ayrshire Junior Golf League finals, held at Largs Golf Club on Sunday 5th September, Kilmarnock Barassie retained the Wallace Thornton Trophy in a close match against Largs, who had the good fortune to contest the final over their home course.

Whilst a team of 6 from Barassie were further up the road at Routenburn contesting the second leg of the AJGL Championship semi final, the 4 man scratch team from Barassie took on a strong Largs side which included the 2004 Ayrshire Boys Champion, Iain Menzies and Champion Of Champions Trophy semi finalist Craig McLaughlin.

The visitors however also boasted a strong side with a triumvirate of Scottish Boys Internationalists in Robert McKnight, David Addison & Steven McEwan, and it was the visitors who eventualy took the trophy with a 3 - 1 match score.

Match Results
(Kilmarnock Barassie names first)

Robert McKnight beat Andrew Connell by 4 & 3
Nicky Sinclair lost to Iain Menzies by 6 & 4
David Addison beat Craig McLaughlin by 1 hole
Steven McEwan beat Andrew Abercrombie by 2 & 1

Match Score :- KILMARNOCK (Barassie) 3 LARGS 1

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Champion Of Champions Trophy - McKay and Gray through to the final

Cameron Gray (West Kilbride) and Jamie McKay (Troon St. Meddans) will meet in the final of the 2004 AJGL Champion Of Champions Trophy competition next Sunday, 12th September, at 11.00 a.m. at Largs Golf Club.

In the semi finals, 2003 Ayrshire Boys Champion Gray was at home against Craig McLaughlin (Largs). The match proved close, concluding on the final green with Gray edging through by 2 holes.

In the other semi final, McKay played host to David Robertson (Ballochmyle), home advantage contributing to a comfortable 5 & 4 win for McKay.

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Semi Finals - Kilmarnock (Barassie) edge out Routenburn for final place against Ardeer

In another thrilling semi final encounter, Kilmarnock (Barassie) edged through against Largs Routenburn, by virtue of the countback after a 6-6 draw, for a place in next weeks final against the holders Ardeer, to contest the 2004 Ayrshire Junior Golf League Championship.

Leading by 4 - 2 from the first leg, Kilmarnock (Barassie) struggled against their hosts in the second leg at Largs Routenburn, but a win by their 6th man, coupled with two halved matches was sufficient to give the Barassie team a 6 - 6 draw.

Second Leg results:
(Largs Routenburn names first)

S. Hart (8) beat S. Henderson (3) by 5 & 4
A. Thomson (11) halved with E. Brown (4)
M. Brown (12) halved with D. Currie (7)
K. Leahy (14) beat J. Martin (14) by 4 & 3
A. Sweeney (15) beat R. Gemmill (16) by 5 & 3
S. McGill (17) lost to S. Allison (18) by 3 & 2

Semi Final 2nd Leg - LARGS ROUTENBURN 4 KILMARNOCK (Barassie) 2


(Kilmarnock barassie win 51 - 29 on the countback)

2001 Champions Kilmarnock Barassie will now face the 2003 Champions Ardeer in the final at Largs Golf Club next Sunday, 12th September, at 11.00 a.m.

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Summer League - Ballochmyle and Irvine (Bogside) meet in the final

The final of the 2004 Ayrshire Summer League will be between Ballochmyle and Irvine (Bogside) after the semi finals were completed this week.

In the first semi final, Irvine travelled to Welbeck for their second leg with a narrow 3.5 - 2.5 lead from the first match, but the Irvine side ensured a comfortable passage to the final with a 4.5 - 1.5 win away from home, giving an aggregate score of


In the second semi final, Ballochmyle, after a 3-3 draw away from home, crushed Kilbirnie in the second leg at Ballochmyle, a 5.5 - 0.5 win giving them the place in the final with a score of


The two leg final will be completed during September, with Irvine (Bogside) scheduled to be at home in the first leg.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

WEST OF SCOTLAND JUNIOR COUNTY LEAGUE - Stirling on course for Wishart Trophy - Ayrshire lie second

With only one series of matches to be completed, Ayrshire lie second to Stirling in this seasons West Of Scotland Inter County Boys League for the Wishart Trophy.

Results posted so far :

Stirlingshire 5 Glasgow 3 (at Callandar)
Dumbartonshire 5.5 Renfrewshire 2.5 (at Vale Of Leven)
Lanarkshire 4 Ayrshire 4 (at Colville Park)

Lanarkshire 2 Stirlingshire 6 (at Airdrie)
Renfrewshire 5 Glasgow 3 (at East Renfrewshire)
Ayrshire 2.5 Dumbartonshire 5.5 (at Brunston Castle)

Lanarkshire 5 Dumbartonshire 3 (at Drumpellier)
Glasgow 1 Ayrshire 7 (at Bishopbriggs)

Dumbarton 2.5 Stirlingshire 5.5 (at Clober)
Ayrshire 5 Renfrewshire 3 (at Brunston Castle)

Results still to be posted:

Stirlingshire Vs. Renfrewshire
Glasgow Vs. Lanarkshire (at Pollock)

In the final Series of matches, scheduled for September, Renfrewshire meet Lanarkshire at Kilmacolm on Sunday 19th, whilst the following week, Sunday 26th, Glasgow and Dumbartonshire meet at Cowglen and Ayrshire play host to Stirlingshire at Brunston Castle.

Present positions in the league are:

AYRSHIRE 5 Pts (+5)
LANARKSHIRE 3 pts (-2)
GLASGOW 0 pts (-10)

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Crawford leads chase in 2004 Doc Thom order of merit

With two local events remaining, Barry Crawford of West Kilbride leads the way in the Ayrshire Order Of Merit for the Doc Thom Salver. David McLure of Ballochmyle is the closest challenger, with Prestwick St. Cuthbert's Kevin Fergusson in 3rd place.

Present positions are:

B. Crawford (West Kilbride) - 265 pts
D. McLure (Ballochmyle) - 195 pts
K. Fergusson (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) - 155 pts
R. Duncan (Brodick) - 150 pts
G. Dickson (Largs) - 130 pts
D. Addison (Kilmarnock Barassie) - 100 pts
A. Gourlay (Irvine) - 100 pts
S. Price (Ayr Belleisle) - 100 pts
W. Blair (Troon St. Meddans) - 75 pts
A. Jess (Ayr Belleisle) - 75 pts

The remaining scheduled counting events are:

Sunday 5th September - The Welbeck Links championship
at Troon Lochgreen & Darley
Saturday 18th September - The Arroll Cup
at Prestwick St. Nicholas

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Ardeer one step away from successful defence - Kilmarnock Barassie on course for final place

Despite a 4 - 2 defeat in the return leg of their semi final at Beith, defending champions Ardeer edged through to the 2004 AJGL final by virtue of a countback over the individual tie scores, after a 6 - 6 draw

Score details for the return leg were:
(Ardeer names first)

John Shanks (3) lost to David Gray (11) by 2 holes
Fergus Cunningham (4) lost to Iain Ryrie (11) by 1 hole
Scott Ainsworth (5) beat Iain Gray (16) by 6 & 5
Martin Dunning (7) beat Jamie Blackwood (16) by 2 & 1
Andrew Kowalski (9) lost to Erik Lowe (17) by 5 & 4
Gary Dixon (12) lost to James Crane (18) by 3 & 1

Semi Final 2nd leg - BEITH 4 ARDEER 2

(Ardeer win 31 - 23 n the countback)

In the second semi final Kilmarnock Barassie defeated Largs Routenburn by 4 - 2 in the first leg at Barassie last Sunday.

Match details (Barassie names first)

S. Henderson (4) beat S. Hart (8) by 8 & 7
E. Brown (5) beat A. Thomson (12) by 6 & 5
D. Currie (7) beat M. Brown (13) by 5 & 3
N. Hamilton (14) lost to K. Leahy (14) by 3 & 1
J. Martin (14) lost to A. Sweeney (14) by 1 hole
R. Gemmill (16) beaty J. Nicol (18) by 7 & 5


Barassie have a busy day on Sunday 5th September when two teams travel to largs, one to contest the final of the Wallace Thornton Trophy at Largs GC, whilst another team travels to Routenburn for the second leg of their League Championship semi final.

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - St. Cuthbert and West Kilbride through to Under 16 Final

Prestwick St. Cuthbert and West Kilbride will contest the Under 16 Knockout Trophy final at Largs on Sunday 5th September. West Kilbride edged out Ardeer by 3 - 1 in their semi final at West Kilbride whilst St. Cuthbert narrowly overcame Beith at home, taking the semi final on a 13 -6 countback score, after a 2 - 2 draw. The semi final match results were:

(West Kibride names first)

Cameron Gray (1) halved with John Shanks (3)
Sandy Wilson (4) halved with Fergus Cunningham (4)
Michael Roos (10) beat Martin Dunning (7) by 3 & 2
James Beattie (12) beat Gerry Dixon (12) by 1 hole


(St. Cuthbert names first)

S. McConnell (8) lost to David Gray (11) 3 & 2
B. Caddis (8) beat Ian Ryrie (11) 6 & 4
A. Miller (10) beat Jamie Blackwood (16) 2 & 1
S. Steven (18) lost to Erik Lowe (17) by 1 hole.

(St. Cuthbert win 13 - 6 on the countback)

The final at Largs on Sunday 5th September tees off at 11.00 a.m..