The Ayrshire A team fought out a 4 – 4 draw with Lanarkshire at Strathaven on Sunday 13th October 2019, in their penultimate fixture in this years West of Scotland inter county league matches.
The Ayrshire team lost four of the first five ties, with only Scott Brown securing a win, but the last three Ayrshire players all secured victories to tie the match overall.
Match details (Lanarkshire names first):-
Dominic Dougan (Airdire) beat Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) by 3&2
Alan Laird (Strathaven) beat Stuart Easton (Irvine) by 2 holes
Graeme Rodger (Hamilton) lost to Scott Brown (Prestwick St Cuthbert) by 6&5
Willie Steele (Lanark) beat Stuart Miller (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 6&4
Garry McLetchie (Lanark) beat William Fleming (Ballochmyle) by 1 hole
Kieran McVicar East Kilbride) lost to Tommy McInally (Loudoun) by 4&3
Tommy Boyd (Bothwell Castle) lost to Barry O’Rourke (Louodun) by 3&2
Callum Connacher (Wishaw) lost to Steven Wallace (Prestwick St Cuthbert) by 2&1
LANARKSHIRE A 4 AYRSHIRE A 4
In the corresponding youths match at Troon Darley, a late call off saw Lanarkshire concede one of the eight ties to Ayrshire, with Sandy Walker being awarded a win.
Further wins from Greg Telfer in the lead tie, along with Greg Cathie and Ross Caddis, and a crucial half point won by Rob Yorston saw Ayrshire win the match 4.5 – 3.5 overall.
Match details (Ayrshire names first):-
Greg Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) beat Scott Thomson (Drumpellier) by 2 holes
Aiden Long (Ayr Belleisle) lost to Mitchell Ronald (East Kilbride) by 1 hole
Stewart Russell (Royal Troon) lost to Alan Woodhouse (East Kilbride) by 2&1
Sandy Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) w/o Lanarkshire Scr.
Rob Yorston (Loudoun) halved with David Fail (Hamilton)
Greg Cathie (Irvine) beat Greg Andrews (East Kilbride) by 3&2
Ross Caddis (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Cameron Boomer (East Kilbride) by 1 hole
Darryl Lynch (Ayr Belleisle) lost to Ross McDonald (East Kilbride) by 2 holes
AYRSHIRE YOUTHS 4.5 LANARKSHIRE YOUTHS 3.5
The teams play their final matches in the series on Sunday 20th October which are the rearranged contests against Stirlingshire which were postponed on Sunday 6th October.
The Youths will travel to Tulliallan GC in their final fixture whilst the A team will be at home to
Stirlinghsire at Prestwick St Cuthbert GC, in a change of venue from the original postponed match.