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Sunday, April 20, 2014

BATTLE TROPHY - Joint fourth and Course Record for McDonald at Crail.

Jack McDonald
Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) set a new course record over the Craighead links of the Crail Golfing Society in Fife on his way to joint fourth on Sunday 20th April in the 72 hole Battle Trophy competition.

On a day when the course record was beaten no less than three times, McDonald nine under par score of 63 in the final round contained nine birdies and no bogeys.

Nick McAndrew (Royal Aberdeen) won the title after a play off with Jamie Savage (Cawder), the pair locked in first place on two under par.

Leading scores :-

286 - Nick Macandrew (Royal Aberdeen) 73 75 72 66, Jamie Savage (Cawder) 74 73 71 68

287 - Graeme Robertson (Glenbervie) 68 77 74 68
288 - Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) 75 79 71 63, Bradley Neil (Blairgowrie) 70 75 71 72
289 - Matthew Clark (Kilmacolm) 73 69 73 74.

Other Ayrshire scores :-
307 - Malcolm Pennycott (Whiting Bay) 76 78 77 76
310 - Pault Moultrie (Royal Troon) 75 82 77 76
Missed 36 hole cut :-
163 - Craig Telfer (Prestwick St Cuthbert) 84 79

AYRSHIRE BOYS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP - First Lygate Trophy win for Irvine whilst Ballochmyle score handicap trophy hat trick

Irvine Golf Club won the Matt Lygate Trophy, and the title of Ayrshire Boys Team Champions, for the first time in the history of the competition on Sunday 20th April 2014 when the traditional opener to the Ayrshire Golf Association season took place at Loudoun Gowf Club.
The winning Irvine team of
Stuart Easton, Jack Thomas, Ross McDonald & Scott Howat
with Ayrshire Golf Association President Milton Murray

The competition, first played in 1988, attracted an entry from 12 local clubs and in addition to Irvine's first win, another notable achievement was recorded by Ballochmyle who became the first club to win the Andrew D Nimmo Trophy for the best net team score for a third successive season.

The A D Nimmo Trophy winning team from Ballochmyle
Robert Clark, Andrew Davidson, Jordan Orr & Declan Chalmers
with Ayrshire Golf Association President Milton Murray 




Although the course was in very nice condition and the weather conditions were almost perfect, scoring was surprisingly high, the competition was reduction only, with the CSS at the conclusion of the competition being 72 (+3 reduction only).




Carrick Trophy winner
Declan Chalmers
(Ballochmyle)
The Carrick Trophy, for the best individual net score of the day, was won by Declan Chalmers (Ballochmyle), his net 67 off his 17 handicap being three shots better than anyone else in the field.

Other nett prizewinners were Fraser Chape (Royal Troon) in the 10 - 24 handicap section, with 91 - 17 = 74, and Andrew Todd (Skelmorlie) in the 0 - 9 handicap section, with 77 - 7 = 70.

Declan Chalmers' score contributed to the Ballochmyle net team total of 214 which saw them take the Andrew D Nimmo Trophy back to their club for the third year in a row, their score being a full eight shots ahead of their nearest challengers.

Two handicapper Hamish Mills (Largs) returned the best scratch score of the day to take the Prestwick Circuits Trophy with a six over par 74, edging out Jack Thomas (Irvine) by virtue of the better inward half.

Led by Mills, Largs posted the early scratch team target of 240 which was ultimately only bettered by two other team in the field.

Troon Welbeck took runners up spot in the scratch event, their team total of 238 falling six shots short of the best return of the day from the Irvine team.

Jack Thomas' 74 was combined with a 78 from boys internationalist Stuart Easton and an 80 from Ross McDonald to give a team total of 232, and give the Irvine team the title for the very first time in the 27 year history of the competition.

At the conclusion of play, prizes and trophies were presented by Ayrshire Golf Association President Milton Murray.

Results :-

 
2014 AYRSHIRE BOYS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Loudoun Gowf Club
Sunday 20 April
 
Players Name
Score
Best Nett Score (10 - 24)
Fraser Chape (Royal Troon)
74
Best Nett Score (0 - 9)
Andrew Todd (Skelmorlie)
70
Best Nett (Carrick Trophy)
Declan Chalmers (Ballochmyle)
67
Best Scratch                          (Prestwick Circuits Trophy)
Hamish Mills (Largs)
74 BIH
Best Nett Team                        (Andrew D Nimmo Trophy)
Ballochmyle Golf Club                                      Robert Clark                                              Andrew Davidson                                       Jordan Orr                                       Declan Chalmers
214
Scratch Team Runner Up
Troon Welbeck Golf Club                                    Murray McCrone                             Craig McKenzie                                Campbell Mathieson                                  Blair Fleming
238
Best Scratch Team                 (Matt Lygate Trophy)
Irvine Golf Club                               Stuart Easton                            Jack Thomas                               Ross McDonald                                Scott Howat
232
 
Ayr Belleisle
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
Jordan Fraser
77
3
74
Jordan Sweeney
84
5
79
Mathew Thomson
80
8
72
Ross Meikle
91
9
82
Totals
241
 
225
Ballochmyle
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
Robert Clark
82
7
75
Andrew Davidson
80
8
72
Jordan Orr
95
16
79
Declan Chalmers
84
17
67
Totals
246
 
214
 
 
 
 
Irvine
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
Stuart Easton
78
+1
79
Jack Thomas
74
2
72
Ross McDonald
80
4
76
Scott Howat
90
11
79
Totals
232
 
227
Kilmarnock Barassie
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
Blair Gavin
78
1
77
Elliot Masterton
86
4
82
Shaun Cook
80
5
75
Ewan Milligan
88
7
81
Totals
244
 
233
 
 
 
Largs
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
Hamish Mills
74
2
72
Jack Purdie
79
5
74
Cameron Pettigrew
87
8
79
David Stratton
88
12
76
Totals
240
 
222
Loudoun
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
Scott McClelland
96
9
87
Luke Murdoch
82
5
77
Aidan Dore
84
8
76
Elliot Spence
86
9
77
Totals
252
 
230
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prestwick St Cuthbert
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
Steven Dunlop
88
10
78
John Glass
93
15
78
Jonathan MacMillan
99
18
81
Aidan Connor
98
18
80
Totals
279
 
236
 
 
 
Prestwick St Nicholas
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
Graeme Greer
78
4
74
Brett McNaught
86
6
80
Robert Blain
94
13
81
Tom Nairn
85
8
77
Totals
249
 
231
Royal Troon
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
Oliver Hendrikse
106
18
88
Adam Russell
107
16
91
Fraser Chape
91
17
74
Taylor Stevenson
105
18
87
Totals
302
 
249
 
 
 
 
Skelmorlie
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
Andrew Todd
77
7
70
Thomas Parker
89
12
77
Greg Pollock
93
14
79
Ian Riddell
94
18
76
Totals
259
 
223
Troon Welbeck
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
Murray McCrone
79
2
76
Craig McKenzie
76
4
72
Campbell Mathieson
83
5
78
Blair Fleming
85
6
79
Totals
238
 
226
West Kilbride
Players Name
Gross
Handicap
Nett
Shaun Hedger
79
3
76
Ewan Jack
81
6
75
Jack Kerr
86
8
78
Jonathon Duncan
81
7
74
Totals
241
 
225