With some players unavailable for the matchplay event, the qualifying score for the 16 competitors was 150, with two from three on that score securing places in the event.
the 2006 winner and holder Tommy McInally (Loudoun) - pictured right - qualified comfortably to defend his title in 6th place.
The full draw for the first round matches, to be played on Monday 7th May is
1700 - J. Shanks (Irvine) Vs. J. Callaghan (Largs)
1706 - B. Moore (Largs) Vs. T. Stafford (Troon St. Meddans)
1712 - S. Murray (Troon Welbeck) Vs. T. Loy (Ballochmyle)
1718 - I. Walker (Turnberry) Vs. C. Hamilton (Ballochmyle)
1724 - D. Mallinson (Ravenspark) Vs. J. Mackay (Kilmarnock Barassie)
1730 - B. Campbell (Ballochmyle) Vs. A. Kent (Troon Welbeck)
1736 - R. Milligan (Troon Welbeck) Vs. M. Pennycott (Whiting Bay)
1742 - T. McInally (Loudoun) Vs. G. Lamb (Irvine)
P. Denim (Loudoun)
D. Chamberlain (Troon Welbeck)
A. McLean (Kilbirnie Place)
S. Pennington (Troon St. Meddans)
W. Meiklam (Troon Welbeck)
Any player in the draw, or reserve list, who will not be available to play in the championship are requested to contact the Ayrshire Golf Association Secretary, Leslie Crawford, as soon as possible.