Wednesday, April 06, 2016

SCOTTISH SENIORS GOLFING SOCIETY - Harrington best for Ayrshire in Winter Series

Alan Harrington (Western Gailes) was the best placed Ayrshire player in the Scottish Seniors Golfing Society Winter Series Order Of Merit following the final 2016 Scottish Seniors Golfing Society Winter Series event was held on Friday 1st April at a wet and windy Prestwick St Cuthbert.

Joint winners of the final event were Ian Johnston  (Williamwood) and George Barrie (Callander)  with 34 points.

Best placed Ayrshire players at Prestwick St. Cuthbert were Donnie Lindsay (Kilmarnock Barassie), who was 5th on 32 pts, Ricky Gray (Rowallan Castle), who finished 9th on 31 pts and John Broadfoot (Turnberry), who was 15th with 29 points.

The penultimate event of the series took place in March, also in Ayrshire, and the winner, with 35 points, was a former Beith Club Champion Jim Paterson, who now plays out of Ranfurly Castle GC.
Host club member Tom Sirel led the Ayrshire challenge that day, finishing second equal with 34 points.

Alan Harrington (Western Gailes) was 6th equal at Largs on 33 points with Ricky Gray (Rowallan Castle) a place further back on 32 points and John Broadfoot (Turnberry) 14th equal on 31 points. Keith Ross (Beith) was one of the backmarkers  scoring 25 points.

The Order Of Merit over the SSGS Winter Series was won by current SSGS Matchplay Champion Gordon MacDonald (Glenbervie).

Alan Harrington (Western Gailes) was the top Ayrshire player, finishing in 5th place, whilst Keith Ross (Beith) was 10th, Donnie Lindsay (Kilmarnock Barassie) 11th, Ricky Gray (Rowallan Castle) 12th and John Broadfoot (Turnberry) 14th.

The Scottish Seniors Golfing Society fixtures for the season start at the end of April with the Spring Meeting at Monifieth Golf Club, with a handicap ballot at 6.5 being required to reduce a record entry of 160 to the maximum of 141. There are nine Ayrshire players in the field for te opening fixture.

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