Having won the prestigious Edward Trophy by 4 shots, over Glasgow Gailes on Saturday 21st April, 17 year old Wilson repeated the winning margin to become the youngest ever winner of the Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship on Sunday.
With a capacity field of 60 players, and a handicap ballot of 2.2, Wilson was one of only five players who matched par or better in round 1 with his one under par 68 lying just one shot off the halfway lead held by Keith Hamilton (Ayr Belleisle) and John Haggarty (Loudoun) on 67. Stephen Spence (Irvine) and John Sloan (Doon Valley) were one shot further back on 69.
In the afternoon, 69 was the best score posted, which was achieved by four players. Along with Stuart Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie), Callum Beveridge (Troon Welbeck) and the ultimate winner David Wilson, former Champion Tommy McInally (Loudoun) was one of those players, and his second round effort saw him post a total of 142 to set the target, which was ultimately only bettered by two players in the field.
Despite fading a little in the afternoon, Keith Hamilton's 74 in round two was good enough to take the lead from McInally by one stroke on 141 and left David Wilson, in the final group on the course, as his only serious challenger for the trophy.
Needing a 3 over par 72 or better to take the title, Wilson stood on the final tee on level par. Despite his tee shot at the par 3 finishing hole coming to rest perilously close to a green side bunker, Wilson played a delicate chip to within a couple of feet of the hole and confidently slotted home his par putt for a level par round of 69 and the 2012 Ayrshire Strokeplay title with a four shot winning margin.
Prizes were presented to the leading players present at the conclusion of the competition by Ayrshire Golf Association President David J Miller who concluded the day's proceedings by handing over the trophy and champions medal to the 2012 winner, David Wilson.
In a difficult day of scoring, the CSS for the morning round was 72 (R/O) and for the afternoon round was 72 (+3).
|Players Name||Club||Round 1||Round 2||Total|
|David Wilson||Troon Welbeck||68||69||137|
|Keith Hamilton||Ayr Belleisle||67||74||141|
|Stephen Murray||Troon Welbeck||72||72||144|
|Paul Moultrie||Royal Troon||71||73||144|
|Michael Smyth||Royal Troon||74||71||145|
|Stuart Miller||Kilmarnock Barassie||77||69||146|
|Euan Brown||Kilmarnock Barassie||71||75||146|
|Del Chamberlain||Troon Welbeck||77||70||147|
|Stuart Robin||Prestwick St Nicholas||74||73||147|
|John Sloan||Doon Valley||69||78||147|
|Callum Beveridge||Troon Welbeck||79||69||148|
|Euan Walker||Kilmarnock Barassie||74||74||148|
|Fraser McCall||Troon Portland||73||75||148|
|Gavin Lawrie||Prestwick St Nicholas||70||79||149|
|Russell Whittaker||Prestwick St Nicholas||74||76||150|
|Andrew Kent||Troon Welbeck||77||74||151|
|Scott McCahill||Brunston Castle||74||79||153|
|Graeme Gimson||Prestwick St Cuthbert||83||71||154|
|Malcolm Pennycott||Whiting Bay||76||78||154|
|Kevin Brock||Prestwick St Nicholas||75||79||154|
|Stephen King||Prestwick St Nicholas||74||80||154|
|Neil Black||Rowallan Castle||81||74||155|
|Jim W Milligan||Kilmarnock Barassie||78||77||155|
|Joe Gilligan||Troon Portland||82||74||156|
|Walter Meiklem||Troon Welbeck||79||77||156|
|George Higgins||West Kilbride||74||82||156|
|Richard Hill||Kilmarnock Barassie||79||78||157|
|Callum Gorrie||Kilmarnock Barassie||78||80||158|
|Iain Fraser||Troon St Meddans||78||80||158|
|Robbie Fulker||Kilmarnock Barassie||80||79||159|
|Gordon McKelvie||Royal Troon||79||80||159|
|Kenneth Houston||Prestwick St Nicholas||73||N/R||N/R|
|J. Gordon Boyle||Turnberry||80||N/R||N/R|
|Stephen McBlain||Prestwick St Cuthbert||77||N/R||N/R|
|Gary Tierney||Prestwick St Nicholas||76||N/R||N/R|
|Gavin Nimmo||Troon St Meddans||78||N/R||N/R|