Thursday, July 29, 2021

AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE - 2021 competitions progress towards semi final stages

The various Ayrshire Junior Golf League competions for 2021 are under way and progressing towards the semi final stages.

In the AYRSHIRE JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP a number of results have bee posted in one of the two qualifying sections, the winners of which will contest the final in September.

In Group A, Irvine lead the way after home wins by 4.5 - 1.5 and 3.5 - 2.5 over West Kilbride and Kilmarnock Barassie respectively, and a 3 - 3 draw away to Kilmarnock Barassie, whilst Kilmarnock Barassie kept their slim title hopes alive with a 3.5 - 2.5 home win over West Kilbride.

With only West Kilbride's two home matches left to play in the section, irvine only need to avoid defeat to secure their place in the final of the championship this season.

Present positions in Group A are:-

Results so far in Groun B, involving Troon Welbeck, Ayr Belleisle and Prestwick St Nicholas, have still to be confirmed.

In the UNDER 16 KNOCKOUT TROPHY competition, Prestwick St Nicholas were awarded a walkover by Turnberry, and progress to the semi finals.

The other quarter final ties are:-

Caprington Vs West Kilbride
Troon Welbeck Vs. Prestwick St Cuthbert
Ayr Belleisle Vs. irvine

In the scratch team knockout competition for the WALLACE THORNTON TROPHY, the initial draw saw Irvine receive a bye into the semi finals.

In the other quarter final matches Prestwick St Nicholas and Kilmarnock Barassie drew 2 - 2 at St Nicholas but the Kilmarnock Barassie team won 3 - 1 in the home leg to progress to the semi finals, and it was a similar tale in the tie between Ayr Belleisle and Troon Welbeck, with the Welbeck team progressing to the last four following a 2 - 2 draw away from home and a 3 -1 win in the return match.

The result of the tie between West Kilbride and East Ayrshire has still to be confirmed.

In the CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY competition, there were four first round ties, which all resulted in home wins.

David Blyth (Ballochmyle) beat Harvey Broadfoot (Troon Welbeck) by 2&1
Dylan Cairns (Prestwick St Nicholas) beat Rhys McIlroy (Turnberry) by 5&4
Kerr Brooks (Loudoun) beat Connor Wills (Prestwick St Nicholas) by 4&3
Ryan Kennedy (Irvine) beat Scott Newman (West Kilbride) by 2&1

These results leave the quarter final line up  as:-

David Blyth (Ballochmyle) Vs. Ruben Lindsay (Ayr Belleisle)
Dylan Cairns (Prestwick St Nicholas) Vs. Cameron Shanks (Caprington)
Kerr Brooks (Loudoun) Vs. Ross McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Ryan Kennedy (Irvine) Vs. Jack Allan (Ballochmyle)

The finals of all four finals will be held at Irvine Golf Club in September, The Under 16 Knockout and Wallace Thornton finals scheduled for Sunday the 5th and the Champion of Champions and League Championship finals due to take place on Sunday the 26th.

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