The competition was due to be played on Tuesday 26th July but with only a handful of entries from other club members, over and above the home entries, the decision has been taken by organisers to cancel the event once again.
With no Ayrshire players featuring in the higher places in the recent West Of Scotland Boys Championship, The present positions in the Ayrshire Junior Order Of Merit, correct as of Sunday 17th July, are :-
|100||EWAN MILLIGAN||Kilmarnock (Barassie)|
|100||JACK BROUN||Ayr Belleisle|
|75||RUBEN LINDSAY||Ayr Belleisle|
|53.3||LEWIS CADDELL||Kilmarnock (Barassie)|
|53.3||ALYX MURRAY||Troon welbeck|
|42.5||CALLUM IRVING||Ayr Belleisle|
|11.67||ANDREW GORDON||Ayr Belleisle|
|11.67||ROBBIE MUIR||Kilmarnock (Barassie)|
|11.67||JORDAN SWEENEY||Ayr Belleisle|
|10||ROSS McDONALD||Kilmarnock (Barassie)|
|2.5||BEN WATSON||Kilmarnock (Barassie)|
Counting events for the remainder of the month include the Loudoun Junor Open (18th), the West Kilbride Junior Open (19th), Troon Welbeck Junior Open (22nd) and the Prestwick St Nicholas Junior Open (25th).
The cancellation of the Pollock Trophy highlights a growing trend in junior golf in the county of lack of support for open competitions and in particular in entering events in good time to let organisers make the necessary arrangements.
This problem is not confined to club events, with the entry for the Boys County Championship being ridiculously low, with less than a week to go until the closing date.
Comments would be welcome on this or the facebook post on what the players see as the issue, and any suggestions as to how the support of junior opens in the county could be improved.