Friday, July 31, 2015

SCOTTISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP - Ayrshire hopes ended as Robin loses in quarter finals

Ayrshire's hopes of a Scottish Amateur Champion in 2015 ended on Friday morning, 31st July, when Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Cuthbert) lost in the quarter finals at Muirfield.

Robin, in the quarter finals of the national championship for the first time, faced Daniel Young (Craigie Hill) in the last eight, but after losing the first hole to a par was never ahead in his match as Young eventually ran out the winner of the tie by 3 & 2.

Two bogeys in the first three holes to go two down saw Robin up against it early on and despit reducing the deficit to one with a par three at the fourth hole, a further bogey five at the eighth saw Robin go two behind once again. Young conceded the par five ninth to Robin which saw the match turn for home with the Ayrshire player one down, but further bogeys at the tenth an fourteenth from Robin saw Young forge a three hole lead with four to play, with the Craigie Hill player closing out the match by halving both the fifteenth and sixteenth for his 3 & 2 victory.

In the semi finals Young plays Scotland internationalist Graeme Robertson (Glenbervie) whilst the other semi final features Robert McIntyre (Glencruitten) and Greg Marchbank (Thiornhill)

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