Sunday, August 29, 2021

GARY BRYDEN MEMORIAL SALVER - Spotlights shine on Prestwick St Cuthbert in semi final win

Prestwick St Cuthbert are through to the final of the 2021 scratch club team knockout competition for the Gary Bryden Memorial Salver following a somewhat unusual conclusion to their semi final match at Irvine Ravenspark on Friday evening, the 27th of August.

Following the opening two ties being shared, and the final tie being all square after 18 holes, a phone call to Area Association officials confirmed that the remaining tie should be played to a finish.

With the final tie being completed in rapidly fading light, the alternatives were to complete the tie in darkness or for those involved in the final tie to return for a sudden death play off at a later time. 

The teams decided to conclude the match at the time, and with the assistance of car headlights illuminating the play off hole, it was Prestwick St Cuthbert that progressed to the final with a win at the first play off hole for a 2-1 match win overall.

The Prestwick St Cuthbert team will meet the holders, Royal Troon, in thefinal on Sunday the 5th of September at Kilmarnock Barassie, with details of arrangements to be forwarded to team officials in the next few days.

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