Saturday, November 19, 2005

AYRSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION - Youths have mixed results in West Inter County League

The Ayrshire youth team encountered some mixed results as the West Of Scotland Inter County league concluded recently.

After opening with a win and a draw in the first two matches, the youth side crashed to defeat against Stirlingshire at Dunblane, before recording a second win of the campaign, with a win at Barassie oferLanarkshire and finishing with a narrow defeat in their final match at Bearsden against Dumbartonshire.

At Dunblane on 22nd October, the team suffered defeats in the first five of the ten ties, and despite a couple of wins in the latter ties, narrow defeats suffered by Euan Brown and John Shanks ensured a win for the hosts.

Match details were :-

Stuart Robin (St. Nicholas) lost to Gavin Smith (Stirling) 5&4
John Sloan (Doon Valley) lost to Scott Aitken (Dunblane) 2&1
Ian Guthrie (Ballochmyle) lost to Craig McCann (Dunblane) 4&3
Graeme Gebbie (Loudoun) lost to Graeme Robertson (Glenbervie) 4&2
Gary Neil (Caprington) lost to Andrew Wallace (Glenbervie) 3&2
Alastair Leggate (Barassie) beat Colin Scott (Falkirk) 3&2
Jamie Mackay (Barassie) beat Brendan Watt (Stirling) 4&3
Euan Brown (Barassie) lost to Alan Brown (Kilsyth Lennox) 2&1
John Shanks (Ardeer) lost to Alan Kane (Falkirk Tryst) 1 hole
Craig McLaughlin (Largs) halved with Ross Kane (Grangemouth)


A reshuffled team, with the return of Robert McKnight and Cameron Gray, faced Lanarkshire at Barassie on 29th October. With wins in the first four ties, later wins by Jamie Mackay and Ian Guthrie secured a win for the local side.

Match details were :-

Robert McKnight (Barassie) beat David Henderson (Hamilton) 1 hole
Cameron Gray (West Kilbride) beat Gordon Robertson (Drumpellier) 2 holes
John Sloan (Doon Valley) beat Christopher Kelly (Kirkhill) 5&4
Nicky Sinclair (Barassie) beat Brian Scott (Hamilton) 4&3
Stuart Robin (St. NIcholas) lost to Alan McCandlish (Kirkhill) 6&5
Alastair Leggate (Barassie) lost to Graham Molloy (Wishaw) 3&2
Jamie Mackay (Barassie) beat Robbie Main (Airdrie) 3&2
Graeme Gebbie (Loudoun) lost to Marcello Russo (Drumpellier) 3&1
Ian Guthrie (Ballochmyle) beat Ryan Delaney (Hamilton) 6&5
Craig McLaughlin (Largs) lost to Stewart Nelson (Kirkhill) 5&4


In the final match of the campaign, on Saturday 5th November, Ayrshire travelled to Bearsden to play Dumbartonshire which resulted in a narrow win for the home side.

Match details were :-

Robert McKnight (Barassie) lost to Craig Harper (Lenzie) 3&2
Cameron Gray (West Kilbride) beat James McEwan (Clydebank) 2 &1
Ian Guthrie (Ballochmyle) beat Richard Graham (Hayston) 4&3
Nicky Sinclair (Barassie) lost to Martin Williams (Hayston) 2&1
Graeme Gebbie (Loudoun) lost to Andrew Campbell (Dumbarton) 3&2
Alastair Leggate (Barassie) beat Simon Barras (Helensburgh) 4&3
Jamie Mackay (Barassie) halved with David Parlane (Helensburgh)
Craig McLaughlin (Largs) lost to Scott Moore (Clydebank) 3&2
Euan Brown (Barassie) beat Jack Meechan (Dullatur) 1 hole
Gary Neil (Caprington) lost to Robbie King (Dumbarton) 6&5


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