Scotland boys international Euan Walker led the way as Kilmarnock (Barassie) retained the Matt Lygate Trophy and Ayrshire Boys Team Champions title when the opening event of the Ayrshire golf season took place at a sunny Ayr Dalmilling golf course on Sunday 15th April.
|The Kilmarnock Barassie winning team with Ayrshire Golf Association President David Miller|
Teams representing 14 Ayrshire clubs took part in the event, with the best three scores counting towards the team total.
Walker, who was first out in the Kilmarnock (Barassie) team, posted an excellent four under par 65 to help his team to a team total of 212 and a 10 shot winning margin over second place Irvine (Bogside).
|Ballochmyle won the Andrew D Nimmo Trophy|
President David Miller with Robert Clark & Jordon Drummond
from the winning team
With two of their four team members posting nett scores under par, Ballochmyle took the Andrew D Nimmo Trophy and handicap Champions title with a team total of 204.
Scott Figgins (Irvine Ravenspark) took the Carrick Trophy for the best individual nett score with 81 less 16 for 65.
Stewart Russell (Kilmarnock Barassie) and Robert Clark (Ballochmyle) won the two individual handicap classes with net scores of 66.
At the conclusion of the competition, Ayrshire Golf Association President David Miller presented prizes and trophies to the succesful teams and individuals.
FINAL PLACINGS - Scratch (Nett) ----- SSS = 68 CSS = 69 (+1)
212 (205) - KILMARNOCK BARASSIE (Euan Walker 65, Callum Gorrie 80, Blair Gavin 76, Stewart Russell 71)
222 (211) - IRVINE (Jack Thomas 75, Stuart Easton 72, Robbie Fitzpatrick 76, Greg Cathie 75)
227 (226) - TROON WELBECK
238 (220) - PRESTWICK ST CUTHBERT
239 (222) - WEST KILBRIDE
241 (204) - BALLOCHMYLE (Robert Clark (66), Jordon Drummond (68), Callum Bryson (70), Ryan Nisbet (71)
242 (231) - AYR BELLEISLE
246 (217) - LARGS
247 (220) - PRESTWICK ST NICHOLAS
254 (218) - ARDEER
259 (216) - LOUDOUN
265 (213) - IRVINE RAVENSPARK
269 (233) - CAPRINGTON
276 (227) - SKELMORLIE
With the top 10 teams, on a scratch basis, qualifying for the 2012 Ayrshire JUnior GOlf League Wallace Thornton Trophy competition, the two Wallace Thornton league qualifying sections will be as follows :-
Prestwick St Nicholas
Prestwick St Cuthbert