Monday, July 18, 2005

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Summer League holders ousted at qualifying stage.

Ballochmyle's bid for three succesive Summer League titles has been thwarted at the qualifying section stage by Troon Welbeck, after the latest round of matches.

In League 1, Loudoun suffered their first defeat of the season with a 4-2 loss at home to West Kilbride, which also maintained West Kilbride's slim hopes of a semi final place. Current positions in League 1 are :-

TEAM P/W/D/L/F/A/Dif/Pts
LOUDOUN 5/4/0/1/22/8/+14/16
WEST KILBRIDE 5/3/0/2/18.5/11.5/+7/12
TURNBERRY 4/2/0/2/10.5/13.5/-3/8
MOORPARK 4/0/0/4/3/21/-18/0

With West Kilbride having a home game against bottom club, Moorpark, in their final fixture, Loudoun will be looking for at least a draw in thir own final match, away at Turnberry, to ensure qualification for the semi finals.

Remaining fixtures in the section are :-

Moorpark Vs. Turnberry
West Kilbride Vs. Moorpark
Turnberry Vs. Loudoun

In League 2, no further results have been posted. Present positions are :-

TEAM P/W/D/L/F/A/Dif/Pts
KILBIRNIE 5/3/2/0/19.5/10.5/+9/16
ANNANHILL 4/3/0/1/14.5/9.5/+5/12
PORTLAND 4/0/3/1/11/13/-2/6
NACCO 5/0/1/4/9/21/-12/2

Remaining fixtures in the section are :-

NACCO Vs. Troon Portland
Annanhill Vs. Kilbirnie Place
Troon Portland Vs. Annanhill

In League 3, Troon Welbeck gained the 3-3 draw required in their final match, away to Irvine (Bogside) to give them a clear win in the section and a place in the semi finals, at the expense of the title holders, Ballochmyle. Final positions in the section are :-

WELBECK 4/2/1/1/13.5/10.5/+3/10
BALLOCHMYLE 4/2/0/2/13/11/+2/8
IRVINE 4/1/1/2/9.5/14.5/-5/6

In League 4, Kilmarnock Barassie edged a 3.5-2.5 home win over Caprington in the final sectional match to take their place in the play off with the League 5 winners, for a spot in the semi finals. Final positions in the section are:-

BARASSIE 4/3/0/1/13.5/10.5/+3/12
CAPRINGTON 4/2/1/1/13/11/+2/10
BELLEISLE 4/0/1/3/9.5/14.5/-5/2

In League 5, Irvine Ravenspark stormed through to take the play off place, by virtue of a better points difference, from Troon St. Meddans, after 4-2 wins in their final two fixtures away to Tam O Shanter and at home to St. Meddans. Final placings in the section are :-

TEAM P/W/D/L/F/A/Dif/Pts
ST. MEDDANS 4/3/0/1/13.5/10.5/+3/12
RAVENSPARK 4/3/0/1/15.5/8.5/+7/12
TAM O SHANTER 4/0/0/4/7/17/-10/0

Kilmarnock Barassie and Irvine Ravenspark now face a two leg play off to decide who progresses to meet Troon Welbeck in the semi finals, whilst the winners of Leagues 1 and 2 will meet in the other semi final encounter.

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