Wednesday, August 31, 2011

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - Defending Champions toppled in semi finals

Defending Champions Kilmarnock (Barassie) lost their grip on the Ayrshire Junior Golf League Championship trophy in the semi finals of the 2011 competition when they were defeated by Irvine (Bogside).

The Irvine club, who last won the championship in 1991, won their home leg of the semi final match by 4 - 2 and a defeat at Kilmarnock (Barassie) by 3.5 - 2.5 gave Irvine the semi final with a 6.5 - 5.5 winning margin.

The other semi final saw Annanhill beat Ayr Belleisle by 4.5 - 1.5 at home and although defeated by 3.5 - 2.5 in their away match, Annanhill progressed to the final with a 7 - 5 semi final winning score.

The final of the Ayrshire Junior Golf League Championship is scheduled to take place at Loudoun Gowf Club on SUNDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER with an 11.00 a.m. tee off.

Two of the other Ayrshire Junior Golf league competitions are also at the final stage.

In the WALLACE THORNTON TROPHY, the final will be a repeat of the 2010 match. Defending champions Troon Welbeck concluded their section with successive 2.5 - 1.5 away wins at West Kilbride and Ardeer to secure top spot, whilst 2010 runners up Kilmarnock (Barassie) confirmed their place in the final with a 3 - 1 away win at Ayr Belleisle in their closing match in their section.

In the UNDER 16 KNOCKOUT TROPHY competition, Kilmarnock (Barassie) will face Prestwick St Nicholas in the final.

A 3.5 - 0.5 home win against Ayr Belleisle ensured a place in the final for Kilmarnock (Barassie) whilst Prestwick St Nicholas were awarded a walkover in their semi final fixture against Ardeer after  their opponents were unable to field a team for the tie.

The finals of the Wallace Thornton and Under 16 competitions are scheduled to take place at Loudoun Gowf Club on SUNDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER with the first match teeing off at 11.00 a.m.

In the CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY competition, Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) awaits the winner of the semi final between Ross Hunter (West Kilbride) and David Wilson (Boys Matchplay Champion). With both Walker and Wilson involved in preparations for the Schools International against England, scheduled to take place on Monday 12th September at Kilmarnock (Barassie), the Champion Of Champions final is unlikely to take place asscheduled on Sunday 11th September and may be rescheduled to a later date.

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