Saturday, March 14, 2009

SCOTTISH BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP - 11 Ayrshire hopefuls aim to follow Michael Stewart

Ayrshire will have 11 representatives in the field of 256 who will contest the 2009 Scottish Boys Championship.
The championship takes place at Royal Aberdeen from Monday 6th to Saturday 11th April, and the Ayrshire contingent will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of fellow Ayrshire player Michael Stewart (Troon Welbeck) - pictured right - who took the title in 2008.

In the first quarter, Ayrshire only have one representative, Christopher Butler (Irvine Ravenspark) who opens his challenge in game 22, at 0937 on Monday 6th April, against Glenn Ramsay (Bathgate).

The only Ayrshire player in the second quarter is David Wilson (Troon Welbeck) who faces a first round match, in game 54 at 1401 on Monday 6th April, against Jamie Savage (Cawder).

The remaining Ayrshire players do not start their title challenge until Tuesday 7th April.

In the third quarter Ayrshire have 5 player taking part.

Marc Smith (Troon Welbeck) tees off at 0645, in game 75, against Gordon Munro (Fraserburgh), whilst game 79 at 0717 sees Andrew Wright (Kilmarnock Barassie) take on Douglas Maxwell (Craigielaw).

Also in the third quarter, Craig Telfer (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) plays Alasdair Simpson (Tantallon) at 0749 in game 83, Cameron MacLean (West Kilbride) faces Declan Dooey (Colville Park) in game 86 at 0813 and Colin Robinson (Largs) plays Conor O'Neill (Glasgow) in game 92 at 0905.

Four Ayrshire players begin their quest for the title in the fourth quarter, again playing their first round matches on Tuesday 7th April.

game 112 at 1149 features Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) against Fraser Lauder (Paisley), game 119 at 1245 sees Charlie MacNeal (Troon Welbeck) play Mark Thomson (Grange) and in game 124 at 1329 Graeme Ritchie (Troon Welbeck) faces Paul Shields (Kirkhill).

The last Ayrshire player sheduled to start his challenge is Craig Goodwin (Loudoun Gowf) who tees off in the penultimate game, number 127 at 1353, against Angus Forgie (Muckhart)

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