Tuesday, May 31, 2005


In the LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP, Section A, St. Cuthbert boosted their hopes with a 6 - 0 whitewash of New Cumnock at Prestwick on Sunday.Present positions in the section are :-

TEAM P/W/D/L/F/A/Dif/Pts
ST. CUTHBERT 5/2/2/1/18/12/+ 6/12
BALLOCHMYLE 2/1/1/0/7/5/+2/ 4
ROUTENBURN 1/1/0/0/3.5/2.5/+1/4
ANNANHILL 3/0/2/1/8.5/9.5/-1/4
NEW CUMNOCK 3/0/1/1/5/13/-8/ 2

In section B, Beith recovered from defeat in their first match to record home wins by 4.5-1.5 & 3.5-2.5 over St. Meddans and Kilmarnock Barassie respectively. Largs suffered their first defeat in the section with a 4 - 2 loss at West Kilbride. Present positions are :-

LARGS 3/2/0/1/10/8/+2/8
BEITH 3/2/0/1/10/8/+2/8
WEST KILBRIDE 1/1/0/0/4/2/+2/4
BARASSIE 1/0/0/1/2.5/3.5/-1/0
ST. MEDDANS 2/0/0/2/3.5/8.5/-5/0

There have been no further matches in Section C. Presnt positions in the section are :-

TEAM P/W/D/L/F/A/Dif/Pts
AYR BELLEISLE 3/1/1/1/8.5/9.5/-1/6
KILBIRNIE PLACE 1/1/0/0/4/2/+2/4
TROON WELBECK 1/0/1/0/3/3/0/2
ST. NICHOLAS 0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0
LOUDOUN 1/0/0/1/2.5/3.5/-1/0

In section D, the only result posted remains the 4 - 2 win at Skelmorlie by the defending champions, Ardeer.

In the UNDER 16 KNOCKOUT TROPHY, Largs Routenburn are through to the quarter finals courtesy of a 2.5 - 1.5 home win against Ballochmyle.

SGU JUNIOR TOUR - McEwan wins latest event at Newmacher

Steven McEwan Kilmarnock (Barassie) continued his impressive form in the SGU Junior Tour with victory at Newmachar on Saturday.

His four shot win from clubmate Robert McKnight follows on from two third place finishes at Kilmarnock (Barassie) and Cardrona.

In wet and windy conditions McEwan fired rounds of 72 and 73 around the testing Hawkshill course for a total of 145 to deny McKnight a second Junior Tour win. Dollar’s Scott Borrowman finished in third place on 151 after shooting the only sub par score of the day in the second round.

The results sees all three players make significant moves up the Junior Ranking with Steven McEwan, Scott Borrowman and Robert McKnight now lying 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the table respectively. Fraserburgh's British Boys Champion Jordan Findlay retains a healthy advantage at the top of the ranking.

The three remaining Junior Tour events are:

Scottish Youths Championship, Glenbervie - 17 to 19 June
Scottish Boys Under 16 Championship, Longniddry - 5 to 7 July
Scottish Boys Stroke Play Championship, Monifieth - 19 to 21 July

For the full Junior Tour Rankings, results and counting events, visit the SGU website at

Monday, May 30, 2005


All five sections in the 2005 Ayrshire Summer League have now begun, with 10 matches already completed throughout the qualifying sections.

In League 1, Loudoun are setting the pace after home wins in their two opening fixtures. An opening 6 - 0 home win over Moorpark was followed with a 5.5 - 0.5 win over Turnberry.

Turnberry opened their own account with a narrow 3.5 - 2.5 win over their visitors, West Kilbride, in their opening fixture. Present positions in the section are :-

TEAM P/W/D/L/F/A/Dif/Pts

LOUDOUN 2/2/0/0/11.5/0.5/+11/8
TURNBERRY 2/1/0/1/4/8/-4/4
WEST KILBRIDE 1/0/0/1/2.5/3.5/-1/0
MOORPARK 1/0/0/1/0/6/-6/0

In League 2, Kilbirnie are the pacesetters, with a 3-3 draw in their opening home match agains Troon Portland being followed by a 5-1 win over their visitors, Annanhill in their second fixture.

Annanhill had started well before defeat at Kilbirnie, with a 4.5-1.5 away win over NACCO. Present positions in the section are :-

TEAM P/W/D/L/F/A/Dif/Pts

KILBIRNIE 2/1/1/0/8/4/+4/6
ANNANHILL 2/1/0/1/5.5/6.5/-1/4
PORTLAND 1/0/1/0/3/3/0/2
NACCO 1/0/0/1/1.5/4.5/-3/0

In the only match so far in League 3, holders Ballochmyle opened their defence with a 4.5 - 1.5 home win over Troon Welbeck. Irvine Bogside have still to play their first fixture in this 3 team section.

There has only been one match so far in League 4, Caprington gaining a 3.5-2.5 win on their visit to Ayr Belleisle. Kilmarnock Barassie are the other side in this 3 team section, and have still to play their first fixture.

In League 5, Ravenspark opened with a 5.5-0.5 home win over Tam O Shanter, whilst St. Meddans gained a good away win, with a 3.5-2.5 win on thier visit to Tam O Shanter. Present positions in the section are :-

TEAM P/W/D/L/F/A/Dif/Pts

RAVENSPARK 1/1/0/0/5.5/0.5/+5/4
ST. MEDDANS 1/1/0/0/3.5/2.5/+1/4
TAM O SHANTER 2/0/0/2/3/9/-6/0

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Two more players through to Champion Of Champions quarter finals

The line up for the quarter finals of the 2005 Champion Of Champions Trophy competition is nearing completion, with two more players through to the last 8 this week.

Scottish Boys Internationalist, Steven McEwan (Kilmarnock Barassie) progressed courtesy of a 2 & 1 home win over county team mate Craig McLauchlin (Largs).

Also through to the last 8 is Gordon Munro (Caprington) who also had a 2 & 1 home win, his opponent being Steven Carrington (Ayr Belleisle).

Saturday, May 28, 2005

The 2005 Prestwick Links Champion, GAVIN LAWRIE (Prestwick St. Nicholas) Posted by Hello

PRESTWICK LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP - Lawrie triumphs in 50th contest for the Nickson Trophy

The 50th Prestwick Links Championship concluded on Saturday evening, 28th May, with Gavin Lawrie (Prestwick St. Nicholas) taking the honours in blustery conditions over the links of Prestwick Golf Club .

The former Scottish Internationalist, who surprisingly has never won the Prestwick Links Championship before, won through to the final on Friday night with a 2 & 1 win over Mark Crane (Prestwick St. Cuthbert).

In the final, Gavin Lawrie met Steven McBlain (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) who reached the final courtesy of a 4 & 3 win in the semi final over Stuart Robin (Prestwick St. Nicholas)

Lawrie coped best in the difficult conditions in the final, and was four ahead playing the 15th hole. A solid par 4 at the 15th drew a concession from McBlain and Lawrie took the match by 4 & 3.

The final of the handicap matchplay, for the Hugh Boyd Cup, was also played on Saturday night and was an all St. Cuthbert affair, with Steven Gillies playing clubmate Colin Pyper. In what proved to be something of a one sided contest, Steven Gillies won by 6 & 5 to take the Boyd cup for the first time.

Prizes for the best qualifying scores, in the opening strokeplay rounds on Monday and Tuesday, over St. Nicholas and St. Cuthbert were awarded to Steven King (Prestwick St. Nicholas), with a scratch total of 142, and Graeme Gimson (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) with a nett aggregate of 134.

Prizes were presented to the succesful competitors, at the conclusion of the final, by David Mitchell, Captain of Prestwick Golf Club.

Friday, May 27, 2005

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Champion Of Champions competition nears quarter finals

With just over a week to go until the draw for the quarter finals of the Champion Of Champions competition, 4 of the competitors in the last 8 are already known.

Scott Ainsworth (Ardeer) was first through round 2, and has been joined in the last 8 by Stuart Robin (St. Nicholas) who progressed courtesy of a 3 & 2 home win over Calum Crowe (Kilbirnie).

With David Robertson (Ballochmyle) conceding the tie, Paul Robinson (Skelmorlie) moves into the quarter finals, as does Graeme Muir (Loudoun) a 2 hole winner in his second round visit to play Jordan Fleming (New Cumnock).

The quarter final draw will be made on Monday 6th June.

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - 4 teams through to quarter finals of Under 16 Knockout Trophy

With one week to go until second round ties are to be completed, 4 teams are already through to the quarter final stage of the Under 16 Knockout Trophy competition.

West Kilbride were through first, after their countback win over Annanhill, and they have been joined by Loudoun, who were 4 - 0 home winners against New Cumnock.

Also through to the last 8 are Kilmarnock (Barassie), who had a notable 3 - 1 win away to Largs, and Troon Welbeck who won through in the local derby with St. Meddans, on the countback (15-12) after a 2 - 2 draw.

The draw for the quarter finals will take place on Monday 6th June.

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - League Championship latest

In the LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP, all four qualifying sections are under way, with the winners in each section progressing to the semi finals in August.

In Section A, Ballochmyle opened their campaign with a creditable 3 - 3 draw at St. Cuthbert, before getting the better of their local rivals with a 4 - 2 win in their visit to New Cumnock.

After a good start, St. Cuthbert suffered their first defeat of the season, defeated 3.5 - 2.5 at Routenburn, although they recovered in their next match with a 3 - 3 draw at Annanhill.

Present positions in the section are :-

TEAM P/W/D/L/F/A/Dif/Pts
ST. CUTHBERT 4/1/2/1/12/12/0/ 8
BALLOCHMYLE 2/1/1/0/7/5/+2/ 4
ROUTENBURN 1/1/0/0/3.5/2.5/+1/4
ANNANHILL 3/0/2/1/8.5/9.5/-1/4
NEW CUMNOCK 2/0/1/1/5/7/-2/ 2

Largs have taken a clear lead in section B, beating St. Meddans away and Beith at home, both by 4 - 2, in the opening two matches in the section. Present positions are :-

TEAM P/W/D/L/F/A/Dif/Pts
LARGS 2/2/0/0/8/4/+4/8
BARASSIE 0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0
WEST KILBRIDE 0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0
ST. MEDDANS 1/0/0/1/2/4/-2/0
BEITH 1/0/0/1/2/4/-2/0

In Section C, Belleisle had a good 3.5 - 2.5 win at Loudoun which was followed by a 4 - 2 defeat in their match at Kilbirnie. Presnt positions in the section are :-

TEAM P/W/D/L/F/A/Dif/Pts
AYR BELLEISLE 3/1/1/1/8.5/9.5/-1/6
KILBIRNIE PLACE 1/1/0/0/4/2/+2/4
TROON WELBECK 1/0/1/0/3/3/0/2

ST. NICHOLAS 0/0/0/0/0/0/0/0
LOUDOUN 1/0/0/1/2.5/3.5/-1/0

In section D, the only result posted so far is the 4 - 2 win at Skelmorlie by the defending champions, Ardeer.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Under 18 team defeated in Wishart Trophy match by Dumbartonshire

The Ayrshire Under 18 side suffered defeat in their opening match in this seasons West Inter County League for the Wishart Trophy on Sunday 22nd May, going down by 5 - 3 to Dumbartonshire at Westerwood.

The Ayrshire team maintained their hopes of a result, on a course badly affected by the recent inclement weather, right up to the last green of the final match on the course, but the result went in favour of the home team, to allow Dumbartonshire to claim victory.

Ayrshire's next match is at home to Glasgow, at Brunston Castle, on Sunday 26th June.

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Champion Of Champions results and round 3 draw

Holder Tommy McInally of Loudoun Gowf Club remains on course to defend his title after round two of the Ayrshire Champion Of Champions Trophy competition was completed this week. Second round results are :-

David Glass (St. Cuthbert) beat Del Camberlain (Welbeck)
at the 21st
Harry Miller (Royal Troon) Scr. Jamie Duncan (Brodick) W/O

Andrew Mathie (Dalmilling) beat Stuart Peters (Doon Valley)
5 & 4
Ian Yates (Belleisle) W/O Cameron Laughlan (Alton) Scr.

Gilbert McKinnon (Corrie) beat B. Main (Auchenharvie)
8 & 7
Robert McCaig (West Kilbride) beat David Robertson (Crosshouse)
2& 1
Alan Stewart (Stewarton) lost to Ian Gray (Chase)
3 & 2
Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) lost to A. Fraser (Annanhill)
5 & 3
Sandy Riddell (Skelmorlie) beat Andy Clark (Carrick Lodge)
4 & 2
Gary Bryden (Girvan) beat Peter Townsley (Adeer)
1 hole
Ronnie McLellan (Turnberry) lost to D. Gemmell (Braehead)
1 hole
Billy Richmond (Caprington) beat Alan Mulholland (Moorpark)
4 & 3
D. Kinnell (Saxone) lost to Neil McCormack (New Cumnock)
4 & 3
Kevin Lammie (Portland) lost to Tommy McInally (holder)
1 hole
Ian Walker (Brunston Castle) W/O George Robertson (Ravenspark) Scr.

Brian Moore (Largs) beat Stuart Pennington (St. Meddans)
1 hole

The draw for the third round, to be played by 26th June 2005 is :-

Ian Gray (Chase) Vs. Neil McCormack (New Cumnock)
Gilbert Mckinnon (Corrie) Vs. David Glass (St. Cuthbert)
Ian Yates (Belleisle) Vs. Ian Walker (Brunston Castle)
Billy Richmond (Caprington) Vs. Brian Moore (Largs)
Gary Bryden (Girvan) Vs. Sandy Riddell (Skelmorlie)
A. Fraser (Annanhill) Vs. Ross Duncan (Brodick)
Tommy McInally (Holder) Vs. D. Gemmill (Braehead)
Andrew Mathie (Dalmilling) Vs. Robert McCaig (West Kilbride)

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Winning start for the county side in the Area Team Championship

Ayrshire got off to the best possible start in the 2005 Area Team Championship with a 5.5 - 3.5 away win over Argyll & Bute at Rothesay, on Sunday 15th May, in the first of the series of matches in Section D.

The Ayrshire side for the match included the 3 Scottish Boys Internationalists from Kilmarnock (Barassie), David Addison, Steven McEwan and Robert McKnight, along with the Prestwick St. Cuthbert pair, David Glass and Steven Wallace and Loudoun's Tommy McInally.

In the morning foursomes, Ayrshire Matchplay Champion, David Addison was paired with Champion Of Champions Trophy holder Tommy McInally. Despite the pedigree of their match play prowess, the Ayrshire players were defeated 5 & 4 by the local pairing of G. Bolton & G. Reynolds, who used their knowledge of the course to good effect.

The Barassie duo of Steven McEwan and Robert McKnight secured a half match after confidently getting up and down at the final green, and in the final tie the St. Cuthbert duo of David Glass and Steven Wallace had a comfortable win over D. Hunter and R. Currie to ensure that honours were even at 1.5 - 1.5 going into the afternoon singles.

David Addison faced a stiff challenge in the lead match in the afternoon, taking on Rothesay club champion and recent winner of the Edward Trophy, Graeme Bolton, and despite his efforts, Addison was closed out at the 17th hole by 3 & 1.

Steven McEwan levellled the match again with a comfortable 3 & 2 win against David Hunter, and when both Tommy McInally and Robert McKnight secured vital half matches, the match remained finely balanced.

David Glass was in total control of his tie against afternoon replacement, J. O'Donnell, winning 7 & 6 to edge Ayrshire into the lead and leaving Steven Wallace requiring a half match for overall victory.

In the final tie on the course, Steven Wallace faced L. Pirie. 1 hole ahead at the last, Steven Wallace slotted home a 12 foot putt for par to take the final hole for a 2 hole victory and an overall team win by 5.5 - 3.5.


Morning Foursomes

Tommy McInally & David Addison lost to G. Bolton & G. Reynolds 5 & 4
Robert McKnight & Steven McEwan halved with L. Pirie & G. MacMillan
David Glass & Steven Wallace beat D. Hunter & R. Currie 5 & 4

Argyll & Bute 1.5 Ayrshire 1.5

Afternoon Singles

David Addison lost to G. Bolton 3 & 1
Steven McEwan beat D. Hunter 3 & 2
Tommy McInally halved with G. MacMillan
Robert McKnight halved with G. Reynolds
David Glass beat J. O'Donnell 7 & 6
Steven Wallace beat L. Pirie 2 holes

Argyll & Bute 2 Ayrshire 4

MATCH RESULT :- Argyll & Bute 3.5 Ayrshire 5.5

In the other match in the section, Perth and Kinross suffered a rare home defeat at Alyth, going down by 6.5 - 2.5 to Renfrewshire.

Ayrshire now have two home matches in the remaining section matches, facing Perth & Kinross on 31st July and Renfrewshire on 18th September, with both matches scheduled to be played at Brunston Castle.
The Ayrshire Team for the match with Argyll & Bute :- David Glass, Ronnie Potts (manager), Robert McKnight, Steven Wallace, David Addison, Tommy McInally & Steven McEwan Posted by Hello

Thursday, May 12, 2005


In the UNDER 16 KNOCKOUT TROPHY, the first round matches were completed when Caprington beat Ardeer 4 - 0 at Kilmarnock. Caprington now play host to Irvine Ravenspark in round 2.

In the LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP, Prestwick St. Cuthbert got off to a winning start in Section A, edging out their visitors, Annanhill, by 3.5 - 2.5 at Prestwick.

In Section C, Troon Welbeck and Ayr Belleisle fought out a 3-3 draw at Troon, whilst in Section D, two times defending champions Ardeer signalled their intention to hold on to the trophy with a 4 - 2 win at Skelmorlie in their opening match.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - 2005 competitions get under way

The first round of the 2005 junior Champion Of Champions competition has been completed, as the competitions for the other Ayrshire Junior Golf League trophies are also under way.

In the CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY, James Riley (St. Meddans) edged comfortably into the second stage with a 5 & 4 win over Mark Tait (Annanhill) at Troon.

Riley now faces a local derby against Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) in round 2.

Craig McLauchlin (Largs) progressed to round 2 after a walkover against the injured James Tarrant (St. Cuthbert), and now faces a trip to face scottish boys internationalist Steven McEwan (Kilmarnock Barassie).

Scott Ainsworth (Ardeer) is the first player through to the quarter finals. Playing in the third, and last, first round match, Ainsworth returned from his match against Ewan Ross (Beith) with a 5 & 4 victory, before playing host to John Coulter (Ravenspark) in round 2, and edging out the Irvine boy by one hole, to reach the last eight.

In the UNDER 16 KNOCKOUT TROPHY, Beith and Kilmarnock (Barassie) are through to the second round after 3 - 1 home wins over Belleisle and Kilbirnie respectively.

West Kilbride are the first team through to the quarter finals, winning through by 8 - 2 on the countback after a 2 - 2 draw with Annanhill.

In the LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP, the only ressult recorded so far is in Section A, where New Cumnock and Annanhill battled out a 3 - 3 draw at New Cumnock.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - McLure leads Doc Thom Order Of Merit after 3 events.

David McLure (Troon Welbeck), the 2005 Ayrshire Strokeplay Champion leads the way in the Ayrshire Order of Merit, for the Doc Thom Salver, after the forst three counting events.

David Addison (Kilmarnock Barassie) is in second spot, after his success in the Matchplay Championship.

Present positions, after three events, are :-

180 - David McLure (Troon Welbeck)
130 - David Addison (Kilmarnock Barassie)
100 - Robert McKnight (Kilmarnock Barassie)
100 - Steven McEwan (Kilmarnock Barassie)
95 - Gavin Lawrie (Prestwick St. Nicholas)
67.5 - Tommy McInally (Loudoun)
67.5 - Steven Wallace (Prestwick St. Cuthbert)
45 - Tom Fraser (Annanhill)
20 - Brian Moore (Largs)
20 - Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck)
20 - Alan Dickie (Kilmarnock Barassie)

The remaining counting events for the Doc Thom Salver this year are :-

Belleisle Cup (05.06.05 - Ayr Belleisle)
Viking Crus (28.08.05 - Largs)
Welbeck Links (Date TBC - Troon Municipal)
Arrol Cup (17.09.05 - Prestwick St. Nicholas)

Friday, May 06, 2005

2005 Ayrshire Matchplay Champion, David Addison of Kilmarnock Barassie G.C. Posted by Hello

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Addison wins 2005 Ayrshire Matchplay title

David Addison (Kilmarnock Barassie) claimed the 2005 Ayrshire Matchplay Championship title when he defeated clubmate Steven McEwan by 5 & 4 in the final at Prestwick St. Cuthbert on Thursday night (05.05.05).

There was little to chose between the two boys internationalists, who had both scored notable victories during the week, with Addison only having a slight theoretical advantage with a +2 handicap against McEwan's +1.

The match started solidly, the first two holes being halved in par, before Steven McEwan took the lead with a birdie 4 at the third.

McEwan's advantage was short lived however, David Addison chipping in at the 452 yard 4th hole for a winning birdie three, to square the match.

Pars at the 5th and 6th were sufficient for Addison to forge a two hole advantage, and birdies at the two par threes in the outward half, the 7th and 9th holes, saw Addison take a 4 hole lead at the turn.

When McEwan could only bogey the 11th hole, Addison's lead was extended to 5 holes, but McEwan immediately reduced the defecit with a birdie 3 at the 12th.

With the 13th hole being halved in par, holes were running out for McEwan, and a solid par at the 14th hole by Addison was sufficient to win the hole and take the match and the title by 5 & 4.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - 2005 MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP - Kilmarnock Barassie duo meet in final

The final of the 2005 Ayrshire Matchplay Championship will be an all Kilmarnock Barassie affair, after the Semi Finals were completed at Prestwick St. Cuthbert on Wednesday evening.

In the first semi final, Defending Champion David McLure (Troon Welbeck) lost his grip on the title with a one hole defeat to Steven McEwan (Kilmarnock Barassie).

David Addison (Kilmarnock Barassie) had a notable victory by 3 & 2 over Gavin Lawrie (Prestwick St. Nicholas) to ensure the Barassie final.

The final match will take place
on Thursday 5th May
at Prestwick St. Cuthbert Golf Club
teeing off at 1700 hrs.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - 2005 MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP - McEwan and Addison on track for all Kilmarnock Barassie final

Steven McEwan and David Addison are on course to make the 2005 Match Play final an all Kilmarnock Barassie affair after the quarter finals were completed at Prestwick St. Cuthbert on Tuesday night.

Steven McEwan (Barassie) won through to the penultimate stage with a 4 & 3 win over Tom Fraser (Annanhill).

McEwan now faces a tough match against the defending champion, David McLure (Troon Welbeck) who had a convincing 5 & 4 win over Alan Dickie (Kilmarnock Barassie).

David Addison (Barassie) booked his place in the second semi final with a narrow one hole victory, ending the hopes of David Glass (Prestwick St. Cuthbert).

In the semi final, Addison faces former internationalist Gavin Lawrie (Prestwick St. Nicholas) who defeated Nicky Sinclair (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 4 & 3 in the quarter finals.

Wednesday night semi final ties are :-

1700 - David McLure (Welbeck) Vs. Steven McEwan (Barassie)

1715 - David Addison (Barassie) Vs. Gavin Lawrie (St. Nicholas)

Monday, May 02, 2005

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - 2005 MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP - McLure remains on course for double triumph

David McLure (Troon Welbeck), the 2005 Strokeplay Champion remained on course to retain the match play title with victory in his first round match on Monday 2nd May. The Championship, being played at Prestwick St. Cuthbert throughout the week, concludes on Thursday night.

McLure, the top qualifier faced John Sloan (Doon Valley) and edged through by 2 & 1.

McLure now faces Alan Dickie (Kilmarnock Barassie) in the quarter finals, after Dickie narrowly defeated under 16 internationalist Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) on the final green.

Boys internationalist Steven McEwan (Kilmarnock Barassie) ended the local St. Cuthbert member, Steven Wallace, with a 3 & 2 win, and now faces Tom Fraser (Annanhill) who reached the last 8 with a 3 & 2 win over Jim Callaghan (Largs)

In the clash between the Kilmarnock Barassie boys internationalist clubmates, it was David Addison who progressed to the quarter finals, with a 5 & 4 win over Robert McKnight.

Addison faces local member, David Glass, in the last 8 after Glass won through by one hole over Brian Moore (Largs), after Moore lost the final hole due to a rules infringement.

Former AyrshireBoys Matchplay champion, Nicky Sinclair (Kilmarnock Barassie) scored a notable triumph in round 1, defeating Tommy McInally (Loudoun) by 3 & 2, and now faces Gavin Lawrie (Prestwick St. Nicholas) in the last 8, after he defeated Ian Brown (West Kilbride) by 4 & 3

The quarter final ties, to be played on Tuesday 3rd May are :-

1700 - David McLure (Welbeck) Vs. Alan Dickie (Barassie)

1710 - Steven McEwan (Barassie) Vs. Tom Fraser (Annanhill)

1720 - David Addison (Barassie) Vs. David Glass (St. Cuthbert)

1730 Nicky Sinclair (Barassie) Vs. Gavin Lawrie (St. Nicholas)