Ayrshire narrowly missed out on the bronze medal position at the 2013 Scottish Boys Area Team Championship, held in glorious sunshine at Prestwick St Cuthbert GC on Sunday 9th June, finishing in fourth place, just two shots outside the prize list.
Ayrshire were lying fifth after the morning foursomes, Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) and Louis Murray (Troon Welbeck) carding a 72 whilst Stuart Easton (Irvine) and Callum Gorrie (Kilmarnock Barassie) returned a 75 for a 148 total. This left Ayrshire trailing the early leaders, Angus, by six shots.
|The Ayrshire team at St Cuthbert -|
Euan Walker, Stuart Easton, Louis Murray, Callum Gorrie
In the afternoon singles, with three from four counting towards the team total, Louis Murray was best for Ayrshire, finishing birdie, par, eagle for a three under par 68. Euan Walker added a one over par 72 with the third counting score being that of Stuart Easton with 74, one shot better than Callum Gorrie on 75. This left Ayrshire with a 362 total which was only bettered by 3 of the 16 competing areas.
The following report is from the SGU website at www.scottishgolf.org.
Glasgow sizzled in the summer sun to end the dominance of the Lothians in the Dunfermline Building Society Scottish Boys Area Team Championship today (9 June 2013).
At Prestwick St Cuthbert, conditions were simply superb for the annual battle between the 16 Area Associations of the Scottish Golf Union.
The Lothians claimed a historic hat-trick of titles 12 months ago, but it was their west rivals who took the spoils in Ayrshire to secure their first victory in the event since 1981, indeed only their second-ever championship success.
After Glasgow were runners-up last year, there was joy at going one better for their four-man team of George Burns (Williamwood), Fraser Davren (Williamwood), Alan Waugh (Cowglen) and Calum Fyfe (Cawder). Burns and Waugh are both members of the SGU National Boys’ Performance Squad.
Glasgow posted a 353 total (two foursomes in the morning and the best three scores out of four in the afternoon singles) to win by seven strokes over the sun-kissed par-71 layout.
It was a solid overall team performance from Glasgow, helped by a four-under 67 from Burns in the singles, a 68 from Davren and Waugh’s 71.
The North East, with Paul Lawrie’s son Craig among their number, claimed runner-up spot, edging out Angus into third spot. With both sides tied on 360, it went to the 4th better score in the singles to secure the North East second place.
In the end, the defending champion Lothians had to settle for a share of fifth place.
Burns almost achieved a notable double triumph for Glasgow, only for Connar Cook from Angus to win the individual prize, the Niagara Cup, after his sparkling five-under 66. Alexander Wilson of the Lothians joined Burns in firing 67.
353 - GLASGOW (George Burns, Fraser Davren, Alan Waugh & Calum Fyfe)
360 - NORTH EAST (Craig lawrie, Jack Harling, Ben Murray & Adam Fisher)
360 - ANGUS (Connor Cook, Scott Grant, Ross Dallas, Gavin Petrie)
362 - AYRSHIRE (Euan Walker, Louis Murray, Stuart Easton, Callum Gorrie)
363 - NORTH (Andrew Burgess, Alasdair Ross, Cameron Franssen, Kieran Mackay)
364 - LOTHIANS (Alexander Wilson, Lewis bain, Calum Hill, Murray Naysmith)
364 - DUMBARTONSHIRE (Ewan Ferguson, Cameron Black, Cameron Kirkwood, Sam Fitzsimmons)
367 - ARGYLL & BUTE (Alistair McVicar, Chris Richmond, Robert MacIntyre, Alistair McLean)
371 - RENFREWSHIRE (Paul Dorrian, Jack Currie, Conor Toal, Sean Burns)
372 - PERTH & KINROSS (Callum McGuigan, Ross White, Michael Brodie, Steven Young)
373 - FIFE (Greg Forrester, Euan Davidson, Niall McMullen, Alisdair McDougall)
374 - SOUTH (Conor Syme, Matthew McCulloch, Rory Brunton, Duncan McNeill)
378 - LANARKSHIRE (Callum Connacher, Cameron Farrell, Innes Ferguson, Andrew Thomson)
380 - STIRLINGSHIRE (Ben Craggs, Blair Carnegie, Stuart Irving, Jamie Simpson)
390 - CLACKMANNANSHIRE (Grant Murray, Brian McAdam, Ryan Calder, Rikki Alexander)
397 - BORDERS (Aiden Fortune, Darren Howie, Richie Rutherford, Craig Forsyth)