ALL THE LATEST NEWS ON AMATEUR GOLF IN AYRSHIRE

Thursday, June 22, 2017

THE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP - Aytrshire interest at Royal St Georges ends in first round of matchplay

Ayrshire's interest in the Amateur Championship, being played this week at Royal St Georges GC, ended on Wednesday with both locally connected players bowing out in the first round proper of matchplay.

Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) lost by 3 & 2 to England's Jordan Sundborg (Shanklin & Sandown), whilst Australian Ben Ferguson, who's family roots are in Maybole, lost by the same margin to Scotland's Robert McIntyre (Glencruitten)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

THE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP - Walker & Ferguson maintain Ayrshire interest into match play stages

Euan Walker
Ayrshire interest has been maintained into the matchplay stages of the 2017 Amateur Championship, being played this week at Royal St Georges GC and Princes GC, with two players with local connections reaching the last 64.


Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie) finished tied 23rd after the strokeplay qualifying rounds with a three under par total of 139.

Walker had a one over par 73 over the Princes course but his superb second round of four under par 66 at Royal St Georges, which included five birdies and a single bogey, saw him safely through to the matchplay stages with a couple of shots to spare after the cut fell at one under par.

In Wednesday's first matchplay round, walker faces England's Jordan Sundborg (Shanklin & Sandown).

Ben Ferguson
Also through to the matchplay is Australian Ben Ferguson who finished the strokeplay qualifying in tied 11th place on five under par.

Ferguson, who is a member of Turnberry and has his family roots in Maybole, recorded three bogeys, one birdie and an eagle three at the fourteenth in a level par round of 70 over the Royal St Georges course and negotiated the Princes links in a superb five under par 67, which included two bogeys and seven birdies, to give him a qualifying total of 137.

In the first round proper of matchplay on Wednesday, Ferguson will face one of the preliminary round winners who qualified on the cut score of 141.



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

AYRSHIRE FOURBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - Ayr Belleisle through to the quarter finals



John McBean and Andrew Brown (Ayr Belleisle) are the latest paring to secure a place in the quarter finals of the 2017 Ayrshire Fourball Championship.


The Belleisle duo beat Seamus Connor & Stuart Horsburgh  (Malletsheugh) by 2 & 1 at home to go through to the last eight, where they will be at home to John McNair and Stephen Miller (Ballochmyle) in the chase for a semi final spot.

GARY BRYDEN MEMORIAL SALVER - Royal Troon and Ballochmyle meet in the quarter finals

Royal Troon will play host to Ballochmyle in the quarter finals of the 2017 scratch club team knockout competition for The Gary Bryden Memorial Salver.

Ballochmyle booked their visit to Troon with a 2 - 1 home win over Girvan in the second round.

AYRSHIRE HANDICAP LEAGUE - More results posted

More results have been posted over the weekend in the 2017 Ayrshire Handicap league qualifying sections.

In SECTION A, Stewarton moved clear at the top with a 3.5 - 2.5 win away to Drongan, whilst Royal Troon got their first win of the campaign with the same scoreline at home to Ballochmyle.

Present positions in Section A are:-

Played
For
Against
Points
Stewarton
5
18.5
11.5
16
Troon St Meddans
4
16.5
7.5
12
Ballochmyle
5
16
14
10
Drongan
5
14.5
15.5
10
Loudoun
4
8
16
4
Royal Troon
5
10.5
19.5
4

In SECTION B, Beith moved ahead with a 3 - 3 home draw against Rowallan Castle, as Moorpark used home advantage to recorsd a 6 - 0 whitewash of Troon Welbeck.

Present positions in Section B are :-

Played
For
Against
Points
Beith
5
19.5
10.5
18
Irvine Ravenspark
5
19
11
16
Rowallan Castle
6
19.5
16.5
16
Moorpark
6
18.5
17.5
8
Ayr Seafield
4
9.5
14.5
4
Troon Welbeck
6
10
26
2

In SECTION C, Prestwick St Cuthbert renewed their hopes of finishing top of the table, following a 5 - 1 win over Troon Merchants at Troon.

Present positions in Section C are :-

Played
For
Against
Points
Auchenharvie 88
5
18.5
11.5
16
Braehead
5
16.5
13.5
12
Pr. St Cuthbert
5
12.5
13.5
10
Ailsa Craig
5
14.5
17.5
10
Routenburn
5
13.5
16.5
8
Troon Merchants
5
12.5
17.5
4

 In SECTION D, Annanhill and Kilbirnie fought out a 3 - 3 draw at Kilmarnock.

Present positions in Section D, are :-

Played
For
Against
Points
Ayr Dalmilling
5
20.5
9.5
16
Prestwick St Nicholas
3
12.5
5.5
12
Kilbirnie Place
5
16
14
10
Tam 'O' Shanter
5
7
23
4
Annanhill
4
10
14
2


EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS - Three Ayrshire golfers named in Woman's and Girl's Eurpean teams

Three golfers from Ayrshire have been named in the teams who will contest the Woman's and Girl's European team Championships in July.
Connie Jaffrey, Hazel McGarvie & Louise Duncan


New Scottish Woman's Champion Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) has been selected for the six strong Scotland Woman's team who will play at Montado in Portugal from 11th to 15th July.

Ayrshire provide a third of the Girls' team who will play at St Laurence, Finland, also from 11th to 15th July, with Hazel McGarvie (Troon Ladies) and Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) both being selected for the team.

Scotland Women’s Team for European Team Championship:

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Chloe Goadby (St Regulus)
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies)
Hannah McCook (Grantown-on-Spey)
Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne)
Clara Young (North Berwick)

Reserve 1 – Gemma Batty (Moffat)
Reserve 2 – Heather Munro (Monifieth)

Scotland Girls’ Team for European Team Championship:

Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore)
Louise Duncan (West Kilbride)
Jillian Farrell (Cardross)
Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies)
Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazelhead)
Molly Richmond (Strathaven)

Reserve 1 – Kirsten Brown (Strathaven)
Reserve 2 – Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)

Monday, June 19, 2017

TROON WELBECK JUNIOR OPEN - Entries still being taken for Junior Order Of Merit event

Entries are still being taken for the Troon Welbeck Junior Open on Friday 7th July.

The competition has two age categories and will be played over the Troon darley and Troon Fullarton courses.

Entry fee is £5.

Entry forms can be obtained via the club website or via the link on the left of this page under the 'Junior Info' heading.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

AYRSHIRE SCRATCH LEAGUES - Latest positions

The latest positions in the four Ayrshire Scratch leagues have been updated following notification of recent results.


In DIVISION 1, no results have been added this week, and the positions remain as :-

Played
For
Against
Points
IRVINE
3
13.5
4.5
12
KIL. BARASSIE
1
4.5
1.5
4
LOUDOUN
3
7
11
4
WEST KILBRIDE
4
9.5
14.5
4
PR. ST CUTHBERT
1
3
3
2
TURNBERRY
2
4.5
7.5
2

In DIVISION 2, Irvine Ravenspark moved to the top of the table with a 5 – 1 home win over Ballochmyle and a 4 – 2 win away to Troon St Meddans.

Present positions in Division 2 are :-

Played
For
Against
Points
IRV. RAVENSPARK
6
19
17
16
AYR BELLEISLE
4
15.5
8.5
12
TR. ST. MEDDANS
5
16
14
12
TROON WELBECK
6
17
19
12
BALLOCHMYLE
5
15.5
14.5
8
LARGS
4
7
17
0

No new results have been added in DIVISION 3, and the positions remain as :-

Played
For
Against
Points
PR. ST. NICHOLAS
4
13.5
10.5
12
TROON PORTLAND
4
15.5
8.5
8
GIRVAN
2
7.5
4.5
8
ROWALLAN CASTLE
4
10
14
6
KILBIRNIE PL.
3
6
12
2
CAPRINGTON
1
1.5
4.5
0

In DIVISION 4, Tam O Shanter moved clear at the top following a 3 – 3 draw at home to brunston castle, whilst Crosshouse secured their first points of the championship with a 3.5 – 2.5 win at home to Moorpark.

Present positions in Division 4 are :-


Played
For
Against
Points
TAM O SHANTER
4
17.5
6.5
14
LARGS ROUTENBURN
4
13
11
12
BRUNSTON CASTLE
4
12
12
8
CROSSHOUSE
4
10.5
13.5
4
MOORPARK
4
7
17
2
NEW CUMNOCK
0
0
0
0