Tuesday, September 17, 2019

WEST OF SCOTLAND INTER COUNTY LEAGUES - Ayrshire A crash to defeat at Bonnyton

The Ayrshire A team crashed to a 6.5 - 1.5 defeat to Renfrewshire at Bonnyton on Sunday 15th September in their opening fixture in the 2019 West of Scotland Inter County league Championship.

With only two of the six players who finished runners up in the recent Scottish Area team Championship available at the weekend, there were a number of changes in the Ayrshire team, with Barry O'Rourke (Louodun) making his debut.

Although the match looked close at the half way stage, the Renfrewshire players pulled ahead in a number of matches mid way through the inward half and ultimately only Steven Spence was a winner for Ayrshire whilst Craig Hamilton won the final hole in the his tie to secure a half point.

Match details (Ayrshire names first):-

Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) halved with David Sibbald (Bonnyton)  
Craig Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) lost to Alex Ferguson (Paisley) by 5&4
Stephen Spence (Royal Troon) beat Willie McMillan (Bonnyton) by 3&2
Steven Stamper (Turnberry) lost to David Dickson (Bonnyton) by 4&3
Barry O'Rourke (Loudoun) lost to Craig Thomson (Paisley) by 3&1
Malcolm Pennycott (Whiting bay) lost to Alan Johnston (Bonnyton) by 4&3
Greg Telfer (Prestwick S Cuthbert) lost to Paul Dorrian (Greenock) by 3&2
Steven Wallace (Prestwick St Cuthbert) lost to Andy jamieson (Paisley) by 2&1


The corresponding youths match was scheduled to take place at Loudoun but after a number of late call offs the Renfrewshire team officials decided to forfeit the match to Ayrshire, with the result being recorded as a 5 - 3 win to Ayrshire, per the championship rules.

Next Sunday, 22nd September, the A team host Dumbartonshire over the King Robert The Bruce course at Turnberry whilst the youths team travel to play the Dumbartonshire youths side at Lenzie.

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