Monday, July 22, 2019

WEST OF SCOTLAND BOYS LEAGUE - Title set back for Ayrshire with defeat by Glasgow at Ballochmyle

Ayrshire's bid to retain the David Wishart Trophy and West of Scotland Inter County Under 18 Champions title suffered a setback on Sunday 21st July when they were defeated in their third match in the series by Glasgow at Ballochmyle.

Ayrshire started brightly with comfortable wins by Harvey Broadfoot (Troon Welbeck) and Kerr Brooks (Irvine) in two of the four under 16 ties, but a 372 loss for Fraser Russell (Royal Troon) and a last hole defeat for Dylan Cairns (Prestwick St Nicholas) saw he under 16 tiesl shared 2 - 2.

Jack Allan (Ballochmyle) won by 4 & 3 in his tie but defeats by 5 & 4 for Ross McDonald and 2 & 1 for Sean Addie (Ayr Belleisle) in the anchor tie edged Glasgow ahead 4 - 3.

In the final tie on the course, Chris Hunter (Ballochmyle) halved with his opponend which saw Glasgow gain the crucial half point for victory overall in the match.

Match details (Ayrshire names first):-
Harvey Broadfoot (Troon Welbeck) beat Mark Donaldson (Sandyhills) by 5&4
Fraser Russell (Royal Troon) lost to Lewis Kelso (Ralston) by 3&2
Dylan Cairns (Prestwick St Nicholas) lost to Andrew Forbes (Haggs Castle) by 1 hole
Kerr Brooks (Irvine) beat Matthew Hughes (Ralston) by 6&5
Chris Hunter (Ballochmyle) halved with Thomas Rankine (Haggs Castle)
Ross McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) lost to Logan Glatley (Sandyhills) by 5&4
Jack Allan (Ballochmyle) beat Blair Stewart (Cowglen) by 4&3
Sean Addie (Ayr Belleisle) lost to Louis Fleming (Haggs Castle) by 2&1

AYRSHIRE    3.5    GLASGOW   4.5

Ayrshire's penultimate match in the series is against Renfrewshire at Caldwell on Sunday 11th August. 

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