Friday, October 21, 2005

WEST OF SCOTLAND COUNTY LEAGUES - A team crash to two defeats whilst Youths are unbeaten

After the first two matches in this seasons West Of Scotland inter county leagues, the Ayrshire A team have suffered two heavy defeats.

In the first match, two weeks ago the A team travelled to Cawder to face Glasgow, and despite some close matches the team were on the wrong end of a 7 - 3 result. Individual scores were :-

David Glass (St. Cuthbert) lost to Neil McRae 1 hole
Robbie Stewart (Portland) lost to Steven Robertson 3 & 2
Ross Milligan (St. Meddans) lost to Gordon Sangster 5 & 4
Darren Mallinson (Ravenspark) lost to John Laurie 2 holes
Kevin Fergusson (St. Cuthbert) halved with Roy Alexander
Steven McEwan (Barassie) beat John McDonald 6 & 5
Stuart Pennington (St. Meddans) halved with Graeme Cox
Fraser McCall (Portland) lost to Peter Jamieson 2 & 1
Colin McGowan (Welbeck) beat Gordon Rennie 6 & 5
Michael Stewart (Welbeck) lost to Steven Mackin 1 hole


Ayrshire fared no better the following Saturday at Ranfurly Castle when Renfrewshire recorded a win over their visitors by 8 - 2.


This saturday, 22nd October, the Ayrshire A team have a home match at Irvine (Bogside) against Stirlingshire.

Whilst the A team have had a poor start to the league this year, the youth team have fared better, with a draw and a win in their first two outings.

In the opening match two weeks ago, against Glasgow at Ballochmyle, the headlines went to Nicky Sinclair (Kilmarnock Barassie) who was two behind with two holes remaining, in the final match on the course. after winning the 17th, Sinclair holed a 40 foot put on the final green to win the hole, secure a half in his tie and, most importantly, gain a 5 - 5 draw for the team. Individual results were :-

Robert McKnight (Barassie) beat Craig Haugh (Cathkin Braes) 5 & 4
Stuart Robin (St. Nicholas) beat Mark Bookless (Sandyhills) 4 & 3
John Sloan (Doon Valley) beat Andrew Quinn (Sandyhills) 3 & 2
Cameron Gray (West KIlbride) lost to Alan Sneddon (Pollock) 5 & 3
Lee Hughes (Belleisle) halved with James Hendrick (Pollock)
Alistair Leggate (Barassie) beat Martin Shaw (Haggs Castle) 5 & 4
Gary Neil (Caprington) lost to Brendan McKenna (Cowglen) 3 & 2
Nicky Sinclair (Barassie) halved with Alan Johnston (Cathkin Braes)
Jamie Mackay (Barassie) lost to Chris Laughland (Cawder) 2 & 1
Craig McLaughlan (Largs) lost to Stephen Ferris (Bishopbriggs) 3 & 2


Last Saturday, Ayrshire youths played host to Renfrewshire at Brunston Castle and recorded a 6 - 4 win over their visitors. Individual scores were :-

Robert McKnight (Barassie) beat Gary Sheppard (Erskine) 1 hole
Stuart Robin (St. Nicholas) lost to Chris Cook (Renfrew) 3 & 2
John Sloan (Doon Valley) halved with Ricardo Ribeccio (Greenock)
Lee Hughes (Belleisle) lost to Ricardo Scarafile (Gourock) 5 & 4
Nicky Sinclair (Barassie) beat Steven Higgins (Gourock) 3 & 2
Gary Neil (Caprington) lost to Steven McNamara (Renfrew) 4 & 3
Cameron Gray (West KIlbride) beat Mark Robertson (Ranfurly Castle) 3 & 1
Alastair Leggate (Barassie) beat Len McDonald (Lochwinnoch) 2 holes
Jamie Mackay (Barassie) beat David Sloan (Greenock) 1 hole
Craig McLaughlan (Largs) halved with Scott Anderson (East Renfrewshire)


This Saturday, 22nd October, the youth team are away from home, taking on Stirlingshire at Dunblane New.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - McEwan takes Champion Of Champions Title

Steven McEwan (Kilmarnock Barassie) added to his already impressive haul of titles this season with victory in the Champion Of Champions Trophy final at Caprington on Sunday 2nd October.

McEwan did not have an easy passage to the title however, with Stuart Robin (Prestwick St. Nicholas) who has also had a number of notable performances this season, matching McEwan over the regulation 18 holes and forcing the match into extra holes before eventually losing out to a par at the 19th.

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Troon Welbeck are Summer League Champions

Troon Welbeck secured the Ayrshire Golf Association Summer League at the weekend with a 5 - 1 win over Loudoun in the second leg of the final at Troon.

Trailing by 4 - 2 after the first leg, Welbeck overwhelmed their visitors in the return, for an overall wining score of 7 - 5, and their first success in the competition.