Monday, December 31, 2018

SCOTTISH GOLF ORDER OF MERIT - Louise Duncan takes Girls' title as Ayrshire players feature in the top fifteen at all levels

A number of Ayrshire players featured in the Scottish Golf Order Of Merit tables at all levels in 2018, with pride of place going to Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) who won the Girls’ title, ahead of fellow Ayrshire golfer Rachel Foster (Prestwick St Nicholas).
Scottish Golf Girls' Order Of Merit Winner
Louise Duncan (West Kilbride)

Both Louise and Rachel played in 11 events with Louise collecting 1518 points and Rachel finishing with 1165.

Claire McLaughlin (West Kilbride) finished in 22nd place with 175 points from 6 events, whilst the only other Ayrshire girl that featured was Katy Hill (Prestwick St Cuthbert) who was in 42nd place with 25 points from one event.

In the Boys’ Order Of Merit, the best placed Ayrshire player was Jack Broun (Ayr Belleisle) who finished in fourth spot behind the winner Greg Dalziel (Airdrie) on 1233 points, with 828 points from 15 events.

Ruben Lindsay (Ayr Belleisle) was 8th on 767 points from 10 outings whilst Cameron Johnstone (Troon Welbeck) was 22nd on 280 points from 13 starts.

The other Ayrshire player to feature was Sean Addie (Ayr Belleisle) who was joint 52nd with 75 points in three competitions.

In the Senior Womans’ Order Of Merit, Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) was best for Ayrshire in seventh place on 275 points from 2 outings, behind the winner Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) on 903 points.

Liz Keohone (Loudoun) finished in 11th place on 155 points from 2 starts, whist Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) was in 20th place on 100 points from 3 events.

The Senior Mens’ Order Of Merit was won by Ronne Clark (Erskine) with 1277 points, with the best Ayrshire player being Robert Jenkins (Royal Troon) in 14th place with 274 points from 7 events.

Paul Moultrie (Royal Troon) was two places further back in 16th spot with 268 points from 4 events whilst Richard Gray (Caprington) was tied 39th on 100 points from 7 starts.

Alistair Belford (Prestwick St Nicholas) finished in 42nd place with 88 points from 8 starts, with Tom Sirel (Largs) tied 62nd on 15 points from 4 events and Brian Bingham (Royal Troon) tied 65th on 4 points from 5 events completing the Ayrshire representation in the table.

In the Womans’ Order Of Merit, won by Hannah McCook (Granton On Spey) with 1331 points, the best placed Ayrshire player was Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) who finished in 6th place with 475 points in 6 events.

Connie Jaffrey (Troon ladies) finished just outside the top 10, in 11th place with 310 points from 4 starts, whilst Girls’ title winner Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) was three places further back in 14th spot with 198 points from 3 events.

Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) was tied 28th on 50 points from 4 outings along with Lorna Ronnie (Kilmarnock Barassie) who gained her points from just one event.

In the Mens’ Order Of Merit,  won by Euan McIntosh (Turnhouse) with 1737 points, the Ayrshire challenge was led by Jim Johnston (Ayr Belleisle) who finished in 4th place with 840 points from 9 events, just ahead of fellow internationalist Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) in 5th place on 803 points from 6 events.

Stuart Easton (Irvine) was 11th in the table on 490 points from 6 outings with Louis Murray (Troon Welbeck) finishing in 18th place after collecting 301 points in 5 starts.

Sandy Buchanan (Prestwick St Nicholas) was tied 32nd on 200 points from 8 events, Michael Smyth (Royal Troon finished tied 58th with 95 points from three outings whilst jack Broun (Ayr Belleisle) was 93rd with 43 points from 3 competitions.

The two other Ayrshire players to feature in the final Mens' standings were Shaun Hedger (West Kilbride) in 129th place with 20 points from 7 events, and Malcolm Pennycott (Whiting bay) who gained 10 points from 6 events to finish joint 130th.

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