Sunday, September 30, 2018

WEST OF SCOTLAND INTER COUNTY LEAGUES - Title blow for Ayrshire at Clober

Ayrshire’s hopes of retaining the West Of Scotland Inter County League title suffered a setback on Sunday 30th September when the team lost out narrowly to hosts Dumbartonshire at Clober in the third match in the 2018 series.

The early ties were exchanged, defeats for Michael Smyth in the lead tie and Craig Telfer being offset by wins for Scott brown and Greg Telfer.

Malcolm Pennycott secured a half in the fifth tie, despite his opponent Martyn Paton having a hole in one at the fifth hole, and the result of the match remained on a knife edge when Tommy McInally won in the anchor tie to offset a defeat for John Shanks in the sixth tie.

With the match score all square the result of the match depended on the outcome of the ninth tie involving jack Broun, but unfortunately for Ayrshire Jack lost out by the narrowest of margins on the final green, which gave Dumbartonshire a 4.5 – 3.5 victory.

Match details (Ayrshire names first):-

Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) lost to Scott Moore (Clydebank and District) by 2&1
Scott Brown (Prestwick St Cuthbert) beat Alan Russell (Overtoun) by 6&4
Craig Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) lost to Cairn Smyth (Clober) by 4&3
Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) beat Mark Hughes (Milngavie) by 4&3
Malcolm Pennycott (Whiting Bay) halved with Martyn Paton (Helensburgh)
John Shanks (Irvine) lost to Iain MacCalman (Clober) by 3&1
Jack Broun (Ayr Belleisle) lost to David Wylie (Lenzie) by 1 hole
Tommy McInally (Loudoun) beat Stephen Johnston (Milngavie) by 3&2


Next week Ayrshire play host to Glasgow at The King Robert The Bruce course at Turnberry.

In the corresponding youths match at Troon Lochgreen, the Ayrshire team picked up their first point of the campaign when the match finished in a hard fought 4 – 4 draw.

Wins by Robbie Muir, Ruben Lindsay and Greg Vernon were offset by defeats for Sandy Walker, Ewan Milligan & Callum Irving which left the match tied at 3-3 with two ties remaining on the course.

Glen Wilson was unlucky to lose by a single hole in the penultimate tie, but Daryl Lynch secured a single hole win in the anchor tie to tie the overall match by 4 – 4.

Match details (Ayrshire names first):-

Robbie Muir (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Cameron Black (Cardross) by 2&1
Sandy Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) lost to lauchlan Reynolds (Hilton park) by 4&3
Ruben Lindsay (Ayr Belleisle) beat Ray Thomson (Dullatur) by 5&4
Greg Vernon (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Hamish Mills (Cardross) by 3&1
Ewan Milligan (Kilmarnock Barassie) lost to Daniel Muir (Hayston) by 1 hole
Callum Irving (Ayr Belleisle) lost to Stewart Boyd (Hayston) by 3&2
Glen Wilson (Ayr Dalmilling) lost to Greig Fitzsimmons (Milngavie) by 1 hole
Daryl Lynch (Ayr Belleisle) beat Kieran Quinn (Clydebank & District) by 1 hole


Next week the youths team travel to face Glasgow at Ralston.

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