Sunday, April 24, 2005

2005 AYRSHIRE MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP - McLure remains on course to defend title

After the qualifying event, the Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship, at Prestwick Golf Club on Sunday 24th April, the defending Matchplay Champion, David McLure (Troon Welbeck) made clear his intentions by taking first place in the qualifying for the 2005 Matchplay event, whilst winning the Strokeplay title.

With a number of th top 16 placed players unavailable for the Matchplay event, the qualifying score fell at 154, with one player on that score taking the last spot in the Matchplay event.

The 2005 Ayrshire Matchplay Championship will be held from Monday 2nd May to Thursday 5th May at Prestwick St. Cuthbert Golf Club.

The draw for the first round on Monday 2nd May is :-

1700 :- David McLure (Welbeck) Vs. John Sloan (Doon Valley)
1706 :- Michael Stewart (Welbeck) Vs. Alan Dickie (Barassie)
1712 :- Steven Wallace(St. Cuthbert) Vs. Steven McEwan(Barassie)
1718 :- Tom Fraser (Annanhill) Vs. Jim Callaghan (Largs)
1724 :- Robert McKnight (Barassie) Vs. David Addison (Barassie)
1730 :- Brian Moore (Largs) Vs. David Glass (St. Cuthbert)
1736 :- Tom McInally (Loudoun) Vs. Nicky Sinclair (Barassie)
1742 :- Gavin Lawrie (St. Nicholas) Vs. Ian Brown (West Kilbride)

1st Reserve - Jim W. Milligan (Barassie)
2nd Reserve - Dougie McKinnon (Ballochmyle)
David Mitchell, Captain of Prestwick Golf Club presents the trophy to 2005 Strokeplay Champion, David McLure (Troon Welbeck)  Posted by Hello

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - McLure takes Strokeplay title to Troon Welbeck

The reigning Ayrshire Match Play Champion, David McLure (Troon Welbeck) took the 2005 Ayrshire Strokeplay title by 2 shots, in perfect conditions at Prestwick Golf Club on Sunday 24th April.

With a capacity field and the lowest handicap ballot in many years, the standard of play was expected to be very high, and the competitors did not disappoint.

David McLure (Troon Welbeck) led the way after the morning round, a level par 71 being one shot ahead of local player Gavin Lawrie (Prestwick St. Nicholas) and Scottish Boys Internationalist, Robert McKnight (Kilmarnock Barassie). Steven Wallace (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) and P. Denim (Loudoun) were a shot further back on 73, whilst Tommy McInally (Loudoun), Kevin Lammie (Troon Portland) and Jim Callaghan (Largs) trailed McLure by 3, on 74.

In the afternoon round, McLure continued his good form, carding a fine round of 72 for a 143 total.

Robert McKnight maintained his challenge, but was unable to gain ground on McLure, his 73 giving him a total of 145, two shots off the pace but ultimately sufficient to secure the runners up spot.

Tommy McInally gaind two strokes in his afternoon round, his 72 for a 146 total giving him third place by virtue of the best second round score over Steven Wallace.

With an afternoon round of 74 for 149, Tom Fraser (Annanhill) edged into 5th place , ahead of Gavin Lawrie.

Honours for best round of the day went to Brian Moore (Largs) whose 1 under par 70 in the afternoon was 10 shots better than his morning round, for a total of 150, which saw him qualify for the match play championship next month.

David McLure (Troon Welbeck) also took the trophy for the best placed player under 24 years of age.

David Mitchell, Captain of Prestwick Golf Club, presented prizes to the succesful competitiors at the conclusion of the event, and handed over the trophy to 2005 Strokeplay Champion, David McLure.

1st - DAVID McLURE (Troon Welbeck) :- 71 + 72 = 143
2nd - ROBERT McKNIGHT (Kilmarnock Barassie) :- 72 + 73 = 145
3rd - TOM McINALLY (Loudoun) :- 74 + 72 = 146
4th - STEVEN WALLACE (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) :- 73 + 73 = 146
5th - TOM FRASER (Annanhill) :- 75 + 74 = 149
6th - GAVIN LAWRIE (Prestwick St. Nicholas) :- 72 + 77 = 149
C.S.S. - Morning round :- 75 (+2)
C.S.S. - Afternoon Round :- 74 (+1)

Thursday, April 21, 2005

AYRSHIRE LADIES COUNTY GOLF ASSOCIATION - Exchange of gifts marks Barassie Ladies Centenary year

With the Ayrshire Ladies County Championship being held ay Kilmarnock (Barassie) in this, the Centenary year of the Barassie ladies club, Ayrshire County Captain, Eila Maclennan took the opportunity at the conclusion of the event to present a suitable engraved crystal rosebowl to Barassie ladies Captain Chris Auld, to mark the occasion of the Barassie Ladies Centenary year.

In return, and to mark the long an close association of the Barassie Ladies club and the County Assocaition, Ladies Captain Chris Auld presented a new Captain's badge to Eila Maclennan. The finely crafted badge bears the initials of the Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association, similar to that on the Champions Badges. The badge also has engraving on the reverse, to mark the Barassie Ladies Centenary and the club's links with the County Association, and will no doubt be much admired throughout the years to come.
The new A.L.C.G.A. Captains badge, presented by the Kilmarnock (Barassie) Ladies club. Posted by Hello
Eila Maclennan hands over a gift, on behalf of the Ayrshire ladies, to Barassie ladies' Captain Chris Auld, to mark the Centenary of the Barassie Ladies club in 2005. Posted by Hello
Barassie ladies Captain Chris Auld hands over the new A.L.C.G.A. Captains badge to County Captain Eila Maclennan  Posted by Hello
2005 Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association Champion, LESLEY HENDRY (Largs Routenburn) Posted by Hello

AYRSHIRE LADIES COUNTY GOLF ASSOCIATION - Hendry beats Watt to claim county title for the first time

Lesley Hendry (Largs Routenburn) claimed the Ayrshire Ladies County Championship title for the first time at Kilmarnock (Barassie) on Thursday afternoon, 21st April 2005, when she defeated top qualifier Debbie Watt (Belleisle Ladies) in an excellent final.

19 year old Hendry, a former schoolgirls internationalist, edged into the final after a semi final victory at the second extra hole against former champion, Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) in the morning. Watt, playing in the championship for the first time, reached the final with a 4 & 3 win over host club member Margaret Rae.

The finalists produced some excellent golf in the afternoon. After going behind early in the match, Watt squared the game with an eagle 3 at the 360 yard fifth hole, but Hendry hit back, securing successive holes at the 7th, 8th and 9th to take a three hole lead at the turn.

Watt reduced the defecit at the 10th, but a bogey at the next hole allowed Hendry to restore her 3 hole advantage. A half in birdie 4's at the 12th hole maintained Hendry's lead, and a birdie at the 13th increased the lead to 4 holes, with five remaining.

Watt was unlucky to see her 20' birdie putt at the short 14th pull up on the lip of the hole, and the hole was halved, giving Hendry Dormie advantage.

At the long, 368 yard, par 4 15th, Watt pulled her approach short left of the green, whilst Hendry, after a magnificent drive, secured the centre of the green with her approach.

Watt chipped well, to 15', and although Hendry narrowly missed her birdie putt, Watt was unable to hole her putt for par, and conceded a 5 & 3 victory to her young opponent.

Despite defeat, Watt contributed well to an excellent final, with better ball figures of 5 under par when the match ended.

Thursday's results :-

Debbie Watt (Belleisle Ladies)
Margaret Rae (Kilmarnock Barassie)
4 & 3
Lesley Hendry (Largs Routenburn)
Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St. Cuthbert)
at the 20th
Lesley Hendry
Debbie Watt
5 & 3

Trophies and prizes were presented at the conclusion of the championship by Barassie Ladies Captain Chris Auld, and Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club Vice Captain, Colin Adam, who also refereed the final match.
Debbie Watt (Belleisle Ladies) with the Silver King Trophy for the best scratch score in the qualifying round of the Ayrshire Ladies County Championship. Posted by Hello
Champion Lesley Hendry (Largs Routenburn) with beaten finalist Debbie Watt (Belleisle Ladies) Posted by Hello
The A.L.C.G.A. Championship finalists with the two beaten semi finalists, Margaret Rae (Kilmarnock Barassie) and Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) Posted by Hello
Prizewinners & Officials at the 2005 Ayrshire Ladies County Championship Posted by Hello

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

AYRSHIRE LADIES COUNTY GOLF ASSOCIATION - Watt remains on course after leading qualifiers

Debbie Watt (Belleisle Ladies), who won the Silver King Trophy as top qualifier on Tuesday, is through to Thursday's semi finals of the Ayrshire ladies County Championship at Kilmarnock (Barassie).

Watt, playing in the County Championship for the first time, led the way with 77 in the qualifying round, one ahead of A.L.C.G.A. Honorary member and host club player, Alison Gemmill, who was playing in the championship for the first time in a number of years, and bidding to add to her numerous wins in the event during the 1980's and 1990's.

The qualifiers for the match play stages were:

77 - Debbie Watt (Belleisle ladies)
78 - Alison Gemmill (Kilmarnock Barassie)
80 - Lesley Hendry (Largs Routenburn), Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies),
Margaret Rae (Kilmarnock Barassie), Morag McQueen (Largs)
81 - Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St. Cuthbert)
84 - Greta Smith (Ardeer), Sharon lambie (Troon Ladies)
85 - Morag McPherson (Turnberry)
86 - Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
87 - Gail Thomson (Belleisle Ladies)
88 - Liz Wilson (Kilmarnock Barassie)
89 - Rosalyn Purdom (Prestwick St. Nicholas), Jennifer Neilson (West Kilbride)
90 - Liz Keohone (Loudoun)

The first round of the match play took place on Wednesday morning, 20th April. The results were :-

Debbie Watt (Belleisle Ladies) beat Liz Keohone (Loudoun)
3 & 2
Sharon Lambie (Troon Ladies) beat Greta Smith (Ardeer)
at the 19th
Margaret Rae (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Gail Thomson (Belleisle Ladies)
4 & 3
Liz Wilson (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies)
3 & 2
Lesley Hendry (Largs Routenburn) beat Rosalyn Purdom (Prestwick St. Nicholas) 4 & 2
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Morag McQueen (Largs)
3 & 2
Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) beat Morag Macpherson (Turnberry)
1 hole
Alison Gemmill (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Jennifer Neilson (West Kilbride)
8 & 6

In the quarter finals on Wednesday afternoon, top qualifier Debbie Watt was pushed all the way by former champion Sharon Lambie, before edging through at the second extra hole, whilst Margaret Rae of the host club secured a meeting with Watt in the last four, with a 3 & 1 win over clubmate Liz Wilson.

The defending champion Alex Glennie, also of the host club, bowed out at the quarter final stage, being defeated 4 & 3 by Routenburn's Lesley Hendry.

In the remaining quarter final, former winners Catherine Malcolm and Alison Gemmill contested a close match, with Malcolm edging through to the semi finals with a final hole win.

Quarter Final Results :-

Watt beat Lambie at the 20th
Rae beat Wilson 3 & 1
Hendry beat Glennie 4 & 3
Malcolm beat Gemmill 1 hole

SEMI FINALS - Thursday 21 April - A.M.

Debbie Watt (Belleisle Ladies)
Margaret Rae (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Lesley Hendry (Largs Routenburn)
Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St. Cuthbert)

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Champion Of Champions first round results

The first round of the 2005 Champion of Champions competition has been completed.

Alex. Anderson (North Beach) lost to David Glass (St. Cuthbert)
5 & 4
Robbie Fulker (Barassie) lost to Harry Miller (Royal Troon)
1 hole
Andrew Mathie (Dalmilling) beat Gordon Malcolmson (Irvine No.1)
3 & 1
Ian Yates (Belleisle) beat Roy McCubbin (Durward)
5 & 3
Gilbert McKinnon (Corrie) beat Chris Park (Muirkirk)
4 & 3
Robert McCaig (West Kilbride) W/O Gavin Lawrie (St. Nicholas) Scr.

Allan Stewart Jr (Stewarton) beat A. McLean (Kilbirnie)
at the 22nd
Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) beat Craig Taggart (Malletscheugh)
6 & 5
Gordon Hamilton (Glacier) Scr. Sandy Riddell (Skelmorlie) W/O

Steven Bolland (Tam O Shanter) Scr. Gary Bryden (Girvan) W/O

Ronnie McLellan (Turnberry) beat Alex. Gourlay (Irvine)

Billy Richmond (Caprington) beat Arnold Courtney (Drongan)
7 & 5
Robert Hamilton (Wallacetown) Scr. D. Kinnell (Saxone) W/O

Kevin Lammie (Portland) beat Wier McCulloch (Carrick Speakers)
6 & 4
Alan Thomson (Loudoun) lost to Tommy McInally (Holder)
2 & 1
Ian Walker (Brunston Castle) beat Ross Ward (Beith)
6 & 5
George Robertson (Ravenspark) beat Jim McIntyre (Seafield)
2 & 1
Tom McFarlane (NACCO) lost to Brian Moore (Largs)
3 & 2
Stuart Pennington (St. Meddans) beat Scott McCahill (Maybole)
2 & 1

The revised second round draw, to be played by 22nd May 2005, is :-

David Glass Vs. Del Camberlain (Welbeck)
Harry Miller Vs. Jamie Duncan (Brodick)
Andrew Mathie Vs. Stuart Peters (Doon Valley)
Ian Yates Vs. Cameron Laughlan (Alton)
Gilbert McKinnon Vs. B. Main (Auchenharvie)
Robert McCaig Vs. David Robertson (Crosshouse)
Alan Stewart Vs. Iasn Gray (Chase)
Craig Hamilton Vs. A. Fraser (Annanhill)
Sandy Riddell Vs. Andy Clark (Carrick Lodge)
Gary Bryden Vs. Peter Townsley (Adeer)
Ronnie McLellan Vs. D. Gemmell (Braehead)
Billy Richmond Vs. Alan Mulholland (Moorpark)
D. Kinnell Vs. Neil McCormack (New Cumnock)
Kevin Lammie Vs. Tommy McInally
Ian Walker Vs. George Robertson
Brian Moore Vs. Stuart Pennington

The draw for round 3 will take place after completion of round 2.

Monday, April 11, 2005

WALLACE THRONTON TROPHY 2005 - Last seasons finalists meet in qualifying section

With the completion of the Ayrshire Boys Team Championship on Sunday 10th April at Ballochmyle, the qualifying sections for the 2005 Wallace Thornton Trophy competition have been decided, with the 10 best placed teams in the Team Championship contesting two qualifying sections, with the winners of each section meeting in the final in September.

In SECTION A, 2004 winners Kilmarnock Barassie face last years runners up, Largs, as well as Ayr Belleisle, Prestwick St. Nicholas and Largs Routenburn.

SECTION B will be contested by Ballochmyle, Ardeer, Troon Welbeck, West Kilbride and Irvine Ravenspark.

Draft fixture lists will be forwarded to the Junior Convenors of the clubs involved, in the near future.
Prizewinners at the 2005 Ayrshire Boys Team Championship Posted by Hello

AYRSHIRE BOYS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP - Barassie retain championship at Ballochmyle

Holders Kilmarnock (Barassie) retained the Matt Lygate Trophy and the title of Ayrshire Boys Team Champions at Ballochmyle on Sunday 10th April, with an 6 shot victory over their nearest rivals in the 20 strong field.

With three scores from four counting towards the team total, it was the host club, Ballochmyle who set the early pace. 5 handicapper David Robertson led the way for Ballochmyle, a level par 70 (nett 65) setting an early target in both the individual scratch and nett scoring.

Building on the lead players efforts, Jordan Fleming (77-6=71), Gary Herbertson (81-9=72) and Craig Nicol (83-11=72) combined to post team totals for Ballochmyle of 228 scratch and 208 nett.

Ultimately, none of the other teams in the field got within 10 shots of Ballochmyle's nett score, and when Kilmarnock Barassie overtook the hosts scratch aggregate, the Ballochmyle team secured the ANDREW D. NIMMO TROPHY and the title of Handicap Team Champions.

Despite the replacement of Scottish Internationalist David Addison, Kilmarnock (Barassie) fielded the strongest team in the competition, with two other boys internationalists Robert McKnight and Steven McEwan in the side.

Robert McKnight led by example, posting a superb 3 under par score of 67, in difficult conditions. The round included an inward half of 5 under par 30, which boasted an eagle 2 at the 413 yard, par 4, 11th hole. Jamie Mackay (82) and Steven McEwan (73) provided Barassie's other counting scores, with Euan Brown's 86 being discarded. The Barassie boys efforts combined for a team total of 222, 6 shots ahead of the target set by Ballochmyle.

Despite the efforts of other sides, particularly Ardeer and Largs, none of the other competitng clubs could get clost to Kilmarnock (Barassie) in the premier event, and the holders ultimately retained THE MATT LYGATE TROPHY.

In the individual competition, Robert McKnight (Kilmarnock Barassie) comfortably won the PRESTWICK CIRCUITS TROPHY for the best scratch score, his 3 under par 67 matching the best ever winning score in the event, recorded by Graeme Fox (West Kilbride) some 12 years ago.

Despite losing out to McKnight in the scratch event, David Robertson (Ballochmyle) won the CARRICK TROPHY for the best individual nett score, his 5 under par 65 being 4 shots ahead of his nearest rival.

Ballochmyle Captain Kenny Geals presented trophies and prizes to the successful competitors at the conclusion of play.

The full list of prizewinners is :-

MATT LYGATE TROPHY (Ayrshire Boys Team Champions)

Winners - Kilmarnock (Barassie) - 222 - Jamie Mackay, Robert McKnight, Steven McEwan & Euan Brown

Runners Up - Largs - 233 (best 4th score) - Grant Macfarlane, Craig McLauchlin, Andrew Connell, Andrew Abercrombie.

Third - Ardeer - 233 - John Shanks, Fergus Cunningham, Scott Ainsworth, Martin Dunning.

ANDREW D. NIMMO TROPHY (Handicap Champions)

Winners - Ballochmyle - David Robertson, Jordan Fleming, Gary Herbertson, Craig Nicol


Winner - Robert McKnight (Kilmarnock Barassie) - 67

CARRICK TROPHY - (Individual Nett)

Winner - David Robertson (Ballochmyle) - 70-5=65


0-6 handicap - Fergus Cunningham (Ardeer) - 74-4=70
7-11 handicap - Martin Dunning (Ardeer) - 80-8=72 (bih)
12-18 handicap - Ewan Ross (Beith) - 86-17=69

The C.S.S. for the competition rose to 71 (+2).
David Robertson (Ballochmyle) with the Carrick Trophy for the best individual nett score. Posted by Hello
Robert Mcknight (Kilmarnock Barassie) with the Prestwick Circuits Trophy for the best individual scratch score. Posted by Hello
2005 Ayrshire Boys Team Champions (Matt Lygate Trophy winners) - Kilmarnock (Barassie) :- Robert McKnight, Euan Brown, Jamie Mackay, teven McEwan Posted by Hello
The Ballochmyle team who won the Andrew D. Nimmo Trophy at the 2005 Ayrshire Boys Team Championships. Posted by Hello

AYRSHIRE STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP - Prestwick fixture attracts quality field

The 2005 Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship, to be held at Prestwick Golf Club on Sunday 24th April has attracted a capacity field of 60, with over 30 applicants being balloted out. The qualifying handicap was 2.6, the lowest for many years.

the draw for the 36 hole championship is :-

0745/1230 - A.J. Dickie (Barassie), S. Murray (Welbeck), T. McInally (Loudoun)

0752/1237 - D. Chamberlain (Welbeck), D. McInroy (Belleisle), H. Thomson (Irvine)

0800/1245 - J.T. Bunch (Prestwick), G. McInroy (Belleisle), D. McLure (Welbeck)

0807/1252 - C. Craig (Welbeck), A. Barbour (Irvine), R.A. Bunch (Prestwick)

0815/1300 - B. Fairgrieve (Irvine), R. Wills (Welbeck), G. Cochran (Ravenspark)

0822/1307 - K. Fairley (Irvine), G. Johnston (Royal Troon), J. Siliky (Welbeck)

0830/1315 - K. Hankinson (Welbeck), M. Anderson (Irvine), C. Harkins (Belleisle)

0837/1322 - G. McKinnon (Corrie), J.W. Milligan (Barassie), D. McLelland (Ravenspark)

0845/1330 - S. Wallace (St. Cuthbert), B. Moore (Largs), J. Cairney (Ravenspark)

0852/1337 - D. Glass (St. Cuthbert), G. Robertson (Ravenspark), B. Fisher (Largs)

0900/1345 - I. Yates (Belleisle), S. McBlain (St. Cuthbert), K. Lammie (Portland)

0907/1400 - I. Walker (Brunston C.), G. McCall (Largs), S. Wilson (Irvine)

0915/1407 - S. Robin (St. Nicholas), M. Stewart (Welbeck), D. Mallinson (Ravenspark)

0922/1415 - P. Bond (Ravenspark), N. Sinclair (Barassie), G. Lamb (Irvine)

0930/1422 - F. McCall (Portland), J. Murchie (Lamlash), I.A. Guthrie (Ballochmyle)

0937/1430 - P. Denim (Loudoun), A. Macfarlane (Irvine), J. Sloan (Doon Valley)

0945/1445 - G. Lawrie (St. Nicholas), J. Spiers (Annanhill), N. Black (Barassie)

0952/1452 - R. Stewart (Portland), A. Gourlay (Irvine), C. Hamilton (Ballochmyle)

1000/1500 - D. McKinnon (Ballochmyle), D.R. Nicol (Portland), T. Fraser (Annanhill)

1007/1507 - D. Addison (Barassie), J. Callaghan (Largs), A. McLean (Kilbirnie)

1015/1515 - S. McEwan (Barassie), I. Brown (West Kilbride), A. Huxtable (St. Nicholas)

1022/1522 - A. Leggate (Barassie), B. O'Rourke (Kilbirnie), C. McLauchlin (Largs)

1030/1530 - G. Tierney (St. Nicholas), D. Strachan (Turnberry), R. McKnight (Barassie)

The players returning the best 16 scratch aggregate scores will progress to contest the Ayrshire Matchplay Championship at Prestwick St. Cuthbert from 2nd to 5th May.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

SCOTTISH BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP - Ayrshires hopes ended in last 16

Hopes of an Ayrshire winner of the 2005 Scottish Boys Championship ended in round 5, on Friday, when Cameron Gray (West Kilbride) lost by 2 & 1 to Jordan Findlay.

in the round 4 matches, completed on Friday morning after the abandonment of play due to the weather on Thursday, Gray beat Lee Vettese (Nigg Bay) to reach the last 16, whilst Ayrshire's only other representative in the last 32, David Addison (Kilmarnock Barassie) was edged out by David Laing (Craigielaw) at the 2nd extra hole.

Other results, from rounds 2 & 3 on Wednesday, involving Ayrshire boys include :-

Round 2

Euan Brown (Barassie) beat Steven Kerr (Moray) 4 & 3
Robert McKnight (Barassie) beat Jamie Miller (Newbattle) 4 & 3
Stuart Henderson (Barassie) lost to Euan Polson (Royal Dornoch) 3 & 1
Craig McLauchlin (Largs) lost to Greg Duncan (Craigielaw) 3 & 2
David Addison (Barassie) beat Calum Grant (Linlithgow) 1 hole
Cameron Gray (West KIlbride) beat Gordon Stevenson (Whitecraigs) 7 & 6
Andrew Connell (Largs) lost to Scott Crichton (Aberdour) 2 & 1

Round 3

Andrew Abercrombie (Largs) lost to Andrew campbell (Dullatur) 3 & 2
Michael Stewart (Welbeck) lost to Ross Bell (Downfield) at 21st
Euan Brown (Barassie) lost to Scott Pithie (Carluke) 1 hole
Robert McKnight (Barassie) lost to Andrew Gordon (Portpatrick) 5 & 4
David Addison (Barassie) beat Jamie Nelson (Dunbar) 2 & 1
Cameron Gray (West Kilbride) beat Graeme Mitchell (Northern) 2 & 1

The Championship final, held over until Sunday, will be between defending champion Scott Henry (Cardross) and Euan Polson (Royal Dornoch).

A full list of results are available on the S.G.U. website at

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

SCOTTISH BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP - Addison and Gray safely through to round 2

Scottish Boys Internationalists, David Addison (Kilmarnock Barassie) and Cameron Gray (West Kilbride) are safely through to round 2 when they completed their first round ties on Tuesday 5th April.

Addison had a comfortable 5 & 4 win over Scott Fraser (Northern) whilst Gray was equally impressive with a 5 & 3 win over Craig Young (Eastwood).

Addison's clubmate Jamie Mackay failed to progress from round 1, losing out to Sam Binning (Old Ranfurly) by 5 & 4.

The three remaining Ayrshire representatives in round 1 , all from Largs, had their hopes dashed. Grant McFarlane lost by 5 & 4 to Chris Bell (Colville Park), Andrew Connell went down by 4 & 2 to Tommy Mitchell (Longside) whilst Ayrshire Boys Champion Iain Menzies went out to James White (Lundin) by 3 & 2.

In the first of the second round matches, Stuart Robin (St. Nicholas) exited the event with a 3 & 2 defeat by Zack Saltman (Craigielaw). Kyle Smith (Barassie) also lost out in the second round, being defeated 3 & 2 by Sean McGarvey (Glencorse).

The only other two Ayrshire players in action in round 2 on Tuesday were both successful in reaching the third round, Andrew Abercrombie (Largs) beating Scott Stables (Elgin) by 2 & 1 and Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) progressing comfortably with a 4 & 3 win over Shaun McAllister (Craigielaw).

The remaining second round, and third round matches are played on Wednesday.

Monday, April 04, 2005

SCOTTISH BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP - Ayrshire contingent fare well on day 1

The Ayrshire representation in the Scottish Boys Championship at Murcar faired well on the first day of play. Of the 20 Ayrshire boys taking part, 11 were in action in the first round on Monday, and at the close of play, 8 of the 11 had secured a place in the second round.

Stuart Robin (St. Nicholas) led the way, in the first match of this years championship, with a 5 & 4 victory over Craig Stevenson (Portlethen).

The most notable loss from the Ayrshire ranks was that of Scottish Boys Internationalist Steven McEwan (Kilmarnock Barassie) who crashed to a 3 & 1 defeat by Ryan Elder (Nairn Dunbar).

Also departing in the first round was former Ayrshire Boys Matchplay Champion, Nicky Sinclair (Kilmarnock Barassie), who was edged out by local lad Kyle Shearer (Murcar), by 2 holes, and Malcolm Pennycott (Whiting Bay) who lost by 2 & 1 to Scott Pithie (Carluke).

Thre of the Ayrshire boys gained second round places by virtue of wins at the first extra hole, Kyle Smith (Barassie), Andrew Abercrombie (Largs) and Robert McKnight (Barassie) winning at the 19th against Benjamin Stuart (Murcar), Russell Murray (Moffat) and Michael Watson (Elgin) respectively.

Euan Brown (Barassie) had an easier passage to round 2, with a 6 & 4 win over David Murray (Newbattle) a result which was almost matched by Michael Stewart (Welbeck), a 5 & 4 winner over Andy Weir (Montrose Merchantile).

Stuart Henderson (Barassie) secured a second roundd place with a 3 & 2 win over Peter Latimer (St. Andrews New) whilst Craig McLaughlin (Largs) edged through to the next round with a 2 & 1 win over Daniel Wood (Duns).

The championship continues throughout the week, with the final on Saturday.

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF - Open Competition Fixtures 2005

There will be 20 counting events in this seasons Ayrshire Junior Order Of Merit competition, beginning with the Scottish Boys Championship at Murchar this week. The fixture list, with only a few details to be finalised is noted below.

All events marked ** are counting events for the Order Of Merit.

Mon 04 - Sat 09 - **Scottish Boys Championship (Murcar)
Sun 10 - Ayrshire Boys Team Championship (Ballochmyle)

No fixtures

Wed 29 - **Girvan Boys Championship & N. Price Trophy (Girvan)

Mon 04 - **Prestwick Boys Open (Prestwick St. Cuthbert)
Tue 05 - Scottish Boys Under 16 Strokeplay (Longniddry)
Thur 07 - ** Largs Boys Open (Largs)
Fri 08 - Scottish Boys Under 14 Strokeplay (Craigielaw)
Tue 12 - **Pollock Trophy (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Wed 13 - **Troon Welbeck Boys Open (Troon Municipal)
Wed 13 (Prov.) - **Beith BOys Open (Beith)
Mon 18 - **Loudoun Boys Open (Loudoun)
Tue 19 - **Harris Boys Open (West KIlbride)
Tue 19 - **Scottish Boys Strokeplay (Monifieth Medal)
Mon 25 - **St. NIcholas Junior Open (Prestwick St. Nicholas)
Tue 26 - **Ardeer Boys Open (Ardeer)
Thur 28 - **Caprington Boys Open (Caprington)

Tue 02 - **Tom Lehman Junior Open (Troon Municipal)
Thur 04 - **Ayrshire Boys Championship (Prestwick St. Nicholas)
Mon 08 -**Ballochmyle Junior Open (Ballochmyle)
Thur 11 - **Ayr Belleisle Junior Open (Ayr Municipal)
Thur 11 - Sat 13 - **Ayrshire Boys Matchplay (Prestwick)
Sun 14 - **Kilbirnie Place Junior Open (Kilbirnie Place)
Tue 16 - **Irvine & North Ayrshire Boys (Irvine Ravenspark)

Sun 04 - Wallace Thornton Trophy Final (TBA)
Sun 04 - Under 16 Knockout Trophy Final (TBA)
Sun 11 - Scottish Boys Area Team Champs. (Forrester Park)
Sun 18 - Champion Of Champions Final (TBA)
Sun 18 - League Championship Final (TBA)

No fixtures

Mon 07 - Annual Dinner & Presentation of Trophies (TBA)

Mon 05 - Annual General Meeting (Prestwick St. Cuthbert)

Entry details can be obtained direct from the host clubs for boys open events.

In addition there are 5 under 18 County matches throughout the summer, where the West Of Scotland counties contest the Wishart Trophy. This seasons fixtures are:-

MAY (date tba) - Dumbartonshire Vs. Ayrshire (TBA)
JUNE - Sun 26 - Ayrshire Vs. Glasgow (Brunston Castle)
JULY - Sun 10- Renfrewshire Vs. Ayrshire (Erskine)
AUGUST - Sun 28 - Stirlingshire Vs. Ayrshire (Glenbervie)
SEPTEMBER - Sun 25 - Ayrshire Vs. Lanarkshire (Brunston Castle)

SCOTTISH BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP - 20 Ayrshire boys bid for glory at Murcar

A 20 strong contingent of Ayrshire boys will be in the starting line up of 256 competitors bidding for the 2005 Scottish Boys Championship which is played at Murcar from Monday 4th to Saturday 9th April.

Kilmarnock (Barassie) and Largs provide most of the Ayrshire contestants, 9 Barassie Boys and 6 from Largs being joined by 2 Troon Welbeck boys and one from West Kilbride, Prestwick St. Nicholas and Whiting Bay.

The Kilmarnock (Barassie) representation is lead by the three current boys internationalists, David Addison, Robert McKnight and Steven McEwan, whilst good showings are also expected from Cameron Gray (West Kilbride) and Michael Stewart (Welbeck) in particular.

Stuart Robin (Prestwick St. NIcholas) has the honour of opening proceedings in the 2005 championship, teeing off in the first game at 0645 hrs on Monday morning.

The full list of Ayrshire representatives is :-

Andrew Abercrombie (Largs)
David Addison (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Andrew Connell (Largs)
David Currie (KIlmarnock Barassie)
Cameron Gray (West Kilbride)
Stuart Henderson (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Grant McFarlane (Largs)
Jamie Mackay (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Steven McEwan (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Robert McKnight (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Craig McLaughlin (Largs)
Daniel McLean (Largs)
Iain Menzies (Largs)
Malcolm Pennycott (Whiting Bay)
Stuart Robin (Prestwick St. Nicholas)
Nicky Sinclair (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Matthew Skeoch (Troon Welbeck)
Kyle Smith (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck)

You can kee up to date with the latest scores on the S.G.U. website at