Monday, September 26, 2011

WEST OF SCOTLAND INTER COUNTY LEAGUES - A Team win whist Youths crash to worst ever defeat

In the second weekend of the 2011 West Of Scotland Inter County League matches there were vastly contrasting fortunes for the two Ayrshire teams against their Stirlingshire counterparts on Sunday 25th September.

In the A Team fixture at Irvine GC Ayrshire ran out comfortable winners against their visitors with a final match score of 7.5 - 2.5.

Ayrshire matchplay champion Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) led by example in the first tie with a 4 & 3 victory, and the winning ways were repeated throughout many of the remaining nine games, including that of Gordon Boyle (Ayr Dalmilling) who had a 2 & 1 victory in his first match for the county.

Match details (Ayrshire names first) :-

Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) beat Ryan campbell (Falkirk) by 4 & 3
Steven McEwan (Caprington) beat David Buchanan (Falkirk Tryst) by 3 & 2
Stephen Murray (Troon Welbeck) beat Colin Mundie (Falkirk) by 7 & 5
George Robertson (Irvine Ravenspark) halved with Stuart Haddow (Falkirk)
Colin Gray (Irvine) beat Jamie Auchenvole (Glenbervie) by 4 & 3
Chris Bone (Loudoun) lost to Mark Cox (Falkirk) by 3 & 2
Darren Mallinson (Irvine Ravenspark) beat Derek Fish (Glenbervie) by 3 & 2
Gordon Boyle (Ayr Dalmilling) beat Lindsay Blair (Grangemouth) by 2 & 1
John Haggarty (Loudoun) beat George McNairey (Falkirk Tryst) by 4 & 3
Graeme Gimson (Prestwick St Cuthbert) lost to Mark Findlay (Grangemouth) by 2 & 1


In the corrsponding Youths match at Dunblane New GC, Ayrshire got off to the worst possible start when Malcolm Pennycott had to call off whilst en route to the match due to a family emergency, and Fraser lawrie simply failed to appear to play the match.

Having had to concede these two ties, Ayrshire were under pressure from the off and although the first four ties played were tight throughout with three of them going up the last, Stirlingshire won all four to ensure a win in the match.

Worse was to come for Ayrshire when all the other ties went to Stirlingshire, with varying winning margins to complete the whitewash and inflict on the Ayrshire Youth side their worst ever defeat in the competition.

Match details (Stirlingshire players first):-

Liam Haldane (Stirling) W/O Malcolm Pennycott (Whiting bay) Scr.
Andrew Grant (Dunblane) beat Callum Beveridge (Troon Welbeck) by 1 hole
Greg Nicoll (Glenbervie) beat Craig Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) by 1 hole
Blair Carnegie (Dunblane) beat Callum Gorrie (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 2 & 1
John McPherson (Glenbervie) beat Greg Vernon (Annanhill) by 1 hole
Cameron Buist (Dunblane) beat Andrew Wright (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 2 & 1
Stuart Irving (Falkirk) beat Ben Gibson (Troon Welbeck) by 4 & 2
Scott Barr (Falkirk) beat Stephen Hill (Prestwick St Cuthbert) by 3 & 1
Darren Conway (Kilsyth) W/O Fraser Lawrie (Largs) Failed to appear
Callum Bissett (Glenbervie) beat Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) by 7 & 6


Next Sunday, 2nd October, the Ayrshire team travel to meet Lanarkshire at Colville park whilst the Youths team play host to Lanarkshire Youths at Loudoun.

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