Monday, April 09, 2007

SCOTTISH BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP - Mixed fortunes for Ayrshire boys

There were mixed fortunes for the 11 Ayrshire players who played their first round matches in the Scottish Boys Championship at Dunbar on Monday 9th April 2007, with 7 making an early exit.

First through in the morning was Rory Achison of Largs, with a 1 hole win over Duncan Melville (Gullane). Achison now faces Gary Meechan (Dullatur) in round 2.

Michael Roos (West Kilbride) was edged out on the last green, by Ross Crummey (Merchants Of Edinburgh), by two holes, whilst Rory Achisons brother, Jamie Achison, was unable to emmulate his siblings effort, going down by 5 & 4 to Michael Monteith (Longniddry).

Malcolm Pennycott of Whiting Bay reached round 2 with a comfortable 4 & 3 win over James MacDonald (Cochrane castle) and now plays Graeme Mitchell (Alyth) in round 2.

Boys Internationalist Kyle Smith (Kilmarnock Barassie) was a 4 & 3 winner over David Miller (Newmacher) nad will play Matthew Smith (Royal Aberdeen) in the second round.

Fraser Lawrie of Largs was unfortunate to exit in round 1, in the longest match of the day, when he went out at the 23rd hole against Alan Forsythe (Drumpellier).

David Currie (Kilmarnock Barassie) was a last hole winner over Fraser Clarke (Westhill) and now faces Robbie Murray (Crieff) in the second stage.

The three remaining Ayrshire players tasking part in day 1 all made an exit from the competition.

Andrew Abercrombie (Largs) crashed out by 7 & 6 to Neil Henderson (The Glen) whilst Charles Doyle (Troon Welbeck) went down by 2 & 1 against Christopher Ruane (Cardross).

The most notable Ayrshire loss of the day was boys internationalist & seed, Cameron Gray (West Kilbride) who lost out by 4 & 2 to Oliver Huish (The Glen).

The remaining 9 Ayrshire players open their bid for the title on Tuesday 10th April when the first round matches are completed.

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