Wednesday morning saw the remaining second round ties completed and Stuart Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie), playing in the first game of the day, beat Neil Melvin (Newmacher) by 2 & 1 to progress.
In the next match, an all Ayrshire tie, Stuart Easton (Irvine) beat Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 5 & 3
Sandy Buchanan (Prestwick St Nicholas) bowed out after a 3 & 2 defeat by Andrew Davidson (Charleton) whilst Jim Johnston (Ayr Belleisle) was defeated by David Mitchell (Leven Thistle) by a single hole.
Turnberry member Ben Ferguson, playing from The Vines, Western Australia, lost out in his third round tie with Fintan McKenna (Royal Aberdeen) by 2 & 1.
Stuart Miller and Stuart Easton met in round three on Wednesday afternoon in another all Ayrshire match, which Easton won by 5 & 3 to take his place in the last 32, where he will play Kyle Godsman (Moray).
Joining Stuart Easton in the last 32 is Ayrshire county player Malcolm Pennycott. A long standing member of Whiting Bay, Pennycott, who now resides in Edinburgh, entered the championship from Royal Burgess Golfing Society.
A first round win by 3 & 2 over Paul Ferguson (Turnberry), Pennycott was taken to the 21st hole before winning his second round match against Calvin Cheyne (Newmacher) and a 4 & 3 win in his third round tie with S Graham (Carnoustie) saw him into the last 32, where he will play Sandy Scott (Nairn) on Thursday morning.