Monday, April 23, 2012

AYRSHIRE MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP - Holder Smyth qualifies to defend title

Title holder
Michael Smyth
The holder of the Ayrshire Matchplay Championship, Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) successfully overcame the first hurdle en route to defending his title when he successfully qualified for the 2012 matchplay Championship to be held at Western Gailes from Monday 7th to Thursday 10th May. 

With the top 16 placed players in the Ayrshire Strokeplay, held at Prestwick St Nicholas GC on Sunday 22nd April, going through to contest the matchplay championship, Smyth qualified comfortably in 11th place on 145.

The cut fell at 147 with Del Chamberlain (Troon Welbeck) being the one player from six on that total to secure a place in the starting line up, by virtue of the best second round score.

The full draw for the first round matches, to be held on Monday 7th May, is :-

1700 - David Wilson (Troon Welbeck) Vs. Del Chamberlain (Troon Welbeck)

1707 - Stephen Spence (Irvine) Vs Chris Bone (Loudoun)

1714 - John Shanks (Irvine) Vs Ian Walker (Turnberry)

1721 - John Haggarty (Loudoun) Vs Steven Stamper (Girvan)

1728 - Keith Hamilton (Ayr Belleisle) Vs Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie)

1735 - Paul Moultrie (Royal Troon) Vs David Orchison (Ballochmyle)

1742 - Tommy McInally (Loudoun) Vs Stuart Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie)

1749 - Stephen Murray (Troon Welbeck) Vs Michael Smyth (Royal Troon)

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