18 Ayrshire players are in the field for the Scottish Amateur Championship, being held at Blairgowrie GC Lansdowne course, from 29 July to 3 August.
The challenge is led by Scotland internationalist jack McDonald who is one of the seeded players for the event.
Ayrshire Boys Matchplay title holder Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) gets the local challenge under way at 0645 on Monday 29th June, hitting the first ball of the championship this year, in the opening tie, against 2005 Scottish Champion Glenn Campbell of the host club.
There are two all Ayrshire first round ties, Ewan McKinnon (Corrie) meeting Stephen Spiers (Brunston Castle) and Cahrlie Macneal (Prestwick) facing Malcolm Pennycott (Whiting Bay).
The first round ties involving Ayrshire players are :-
MONDAY 29th JULY
Game 1 (0645) - Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) Vs Glenn Campbell (Blairgowrie)
Game 2 (0653) - Paul Moultrie (Royal Troon) Vs Ross Kane (Grangemouth)
Game 6 (0741) - Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) Vs Cameron Nelson (Nairn)
Game 13 (0821) - Christopher Young (Cardross) Vs Louis Murray (Troon Welbeck)
Game 30 (1041) - Ewan McKinnon (Corrie) Vs Stephen Spiers (Brunston Castle)
Game 46 (1257) - Ciar Porciani (Ayr Belleisle) Vs Stuart McKechnie (Greenburn)
Game 63 (1517) - John Robertson (Western Gailes) Vs Christopher Lamb (Newmacher)
Game 74 (1645) - David McLellan (Largs) Vs Fraser Davren (Williamwood)
TUESDAY 30th JULY
Game 77 (0701) - Scott Brown (Turnberry) Vs John Duff (Newmacher)
Game 94 (0921) - Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) Vs David Morrison (Duff House Royal)
Game 97 (0945) - Daniel Kay (Dunbar) Vs Michael Smyth (Royal Troon)
Game 100 (1009) - Kenny Macaskill (Turnberry Staff) Vs Colin Edgar (Renfrewshire)
Game 110 (1133) - Charlie Macneal (Prestwick) Vs Malcolm Pennycott (Whiting Bay)
Game 113 (1157) - Calum Hill (Muckhart) Vs David Wilson (Troon Welbeck)
Game 122 (1313) - Keith Paterson (Kinross) Vs Craig Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert)
Game 128 (1401) - Jamie Pryde (Deeside) Vs James Bunch (Prestwick)