Wednesday, April 11, 2007

SCOTTISH BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP - 3 Ayrshire boys in last 32

3 players from Ayrshire survived Wednesdays matches to secure a place in the last 32 of the 2007 Scottish Boys Championship at Dunbar.

Malcolm Pennycott (Whiting Bay) was first through, a 3 & 2 victory over Brent Munro (Thorso) giving Pennycott a 4th round match on Thursday morning against Ryan Elder (Nairn Dunbar).

Also through to the last 32 is Scott Clark (Ayr Belleisle)who had a 1 hole victory over Stuart Roberts (Cathcart Castle) in a second round tie on Wednesday morning which he followed with a 3 & 1 victory over Andrew Baillie (Elgin) in the afternoon. Clark now meets Roddy Forgie (Muckart) in the fourth round.

Boys Internationalist and seed Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) is the third Ayrshire player through to round 4. Stewart ousted Michael Daily (Erskine) by 4 & 3 in the second round on Wednesday morning before defeating fellow Ayrshireman Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie) by the same margin in the afternoon, to set up a fourth round match on Thursday morning against David Law (Hazlehead).

The interest in the championship of 5 other Ayrshire boys ended on Wednesday.

Scott Brown (Turnberry) went out in round 2 against Andrew Mclachlan (Eastwood) by 3 & 1, with the other four players reaching round 3 before making their exit.

Ayrshire Boys Matchplay Champion Kyle Smith (Kilmarnock Barassie) met his match in round 3, going down by 5 & 4 against Simon Taylor (Germany).

David Currie (Kilmarnock Barassie) negotiated a morning second round match, beating Euan McLaren Dumfries & Galloway) by 5 & 3, but went out in the afternoon, losing in round 3 to Jeff O'Malley (Newbattle) at the 19th hole.

Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie) had a 6 & 5 victory over Mark Murphy (Cawder) in round 2 before being defeated by fellow Ayrshireman Michael Stewart in their 3rd round clash.

The other remaining Ayrshire player was Adam Foley (Ayr Belleisle) who won through by 1 hole over Stephen McKinnon (Tantallon) in their Wednesday morning second round match before suffering a 5 & 4 defeat against Chris Gaittens (Fortrose & Rosemarkie) in their afternoon third round match.

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