Monday, March 27, 2017

CENTENARY TROPHY - Boys & Youths team retain title at Troon Lochgreen

The Ayrshire Boys & Youths team had a successful opening to their season on Sunday 26th March at Troon Lochgreen when they retained the Centenary Trophy in their annual match against the South Of Scotland, with a 13 - 5 overall victory.

The victorious Ayrshire Youths & Boys team outside the refurbished Troon Municipal clubhouse
before their Centenary Trophy match against the South Of Scotland

A superb performance in the morning foursomes saw Ayrshire take all six ties to establish a 6 - 0 lead going into the afternoon singles.

The result of the morning ties were :-

Under 16's
Sean Addie (Ayr Belleisle) & John McCracken (Irvine) beat Callum McMillan (Kirkcudbright) & Taylor Kerr (Sanquhar) by 5 & 4
Ben Fleming (Troon Welbeck) & Ross McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Glen Irvine (Dumfries & County) & Lewis Cheetham (Dumfries & Galloway) by 1 hole.

Under 18's
Jack Broun (Ayr Belleisle) & Kyle Brown (Turnberry) beat nathan Watson (Kirkcudbright) & Finlay Copeland (Dumfries & Galloway) by 5 & 4
Euan Ferguson (Turnberry) & Ewan Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat William Squires (Kirkcudbright) & Iain Rae (Dalbeattie) by 4 & 2

Under 23's
Callum Irving (Ayr Belleisle) & Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) beat Rory Brunton (Dumfries & County) & Alex Long (New Galloway) b y 2 &1
Shaun Hedger (West Kilbride) & Sandy Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Callan Harkness (Lochmaben) & Dylan Cairnie (Dumfries & County) by 1 hole.

Needing 9 1/2 points from the 12 singles to win the trophy, Ayrshire picked up 1 & 1/2 points from the opening two ties to set up the match nicely and the hosts ran out winners by 7 - 5 in the singles to win the trophy for 2017 with an a 13 - 5 overall win

The results of the afternoon ties were :-

Under 16's
Sean Addie halved with Taylor Kerr
Ben Fleming beat Callum McMillan  by 1 hole
John McCracken lost to Lewis Cheetham by 6 & 4
Ross McDonald lost to Glen Irvine by 6 & 5

Under 18's
Jack Broun beat Nathan Watson by 3 & 2
Euan Ferguson beat William Squires by 5 & 4
Kyle Brown lost to iain Rae by 1 hole
Ewan Milligan halved with Findlay Copeland

Under 23's
Callum Irving beat Rory Brunton by 3 & 2
Greg Telfer beat Alex Long by 4 & 3
Shaun Hedger beat Callan Harkness by 7 & 5
Sandy Walker lost to Dylan Cairnie by 2 holes.


Both team enjoyed the facilities in the newly refurbished municipal clubhouse at Troon and shared an enjoyable meal at the conclusion of the match within the clubhouse.

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