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Monday, March 30, 2015

PRESIDENTS TROPHY - Ayrshire take the honours in annual match with South Of Scotland

The combined Ayrshire Boys and  Youths team regained the Presidents Trophy in their annual match against the South Of Scotland on Sunday 29th March, winning by 13 - 5 at the Irvine (Bogside) course.

With the match played in very testing conditions, with heavy rain and strong, cold wind throughout, both teams produced some fine golf under the circumstances.

Ayrshire were set well on their way to victory after the morning foursomes, when they took 5.5 points from a possible 6.

The foursomes results were (Ayrshire names first) :-

Jack Broun (Turnberry) & Blair Fleming (Troon Welbeck) 
beat Nathan Watson & Harry Austin by 5 & 4


Ewan Milligan (Kil. Barassie) & Euan Ferguson (Turnberry) 
beat Cameron Gray & William Squires  by 3 & 2

Jordan Sweeney (Ayr Belleisle) & Craig McKenzie (Troon Welbeck) 
halved with Rowan Marchbank & Ross Whyte

Murray McCrone (Troon Welbeck) & Luke Murdoch (Loudoun) 
beat  Alex Long & Grant Hannah  by 6 & 4          

Stuart Easton (Irvine) & Robbie Fitzpatrick (Irvine) 
beat Conor Bennewith & David McCreadie  by 3 & 1

Euan Henderson (Kii. Barassie) & Shaun Hedger (West Kilbride) 
beat Conor Harkness & Fraser Hughes by 3 & 2

In the afternoon singles Ayrshire won six of the twelve ties, with three half matches, to win the singles by 7.5 - 4.5

Details of the singles ties (Ayrshire names first) :-

Jack Broun halved with Nathan Watson
Blair Fleming beat William Squires  by 2 holes
Ewan Milligan beat Harry Austin by 1 hole
Euan Ferguson beat Cameron Gray by 2 & 1
Jordan Sweeney beat Rowan Marchbank by 5 & 3
Craig McKenzie  lost to  Alex Long by 3 & 2
Murray McCrone halved with Ross Whyte
Luke Murdoch lost to Grant Hannah by 2 holes
Stuart Easton beat Conor Bennewith  by 5 & 3
Robbie Fitzpatrick beat David McCreadie by 1 hole
Euan Henderson lost to  Fraser Hughes by 1 hole
Shaun Hedger halved with Conor Harkness

AYRSHIRE  13    SOUTH OF SCOTLAND     5

AMALGAMATION - SGU shareholders vote for proposal

The 16 Scottish Golf Union Area Shareholders voted unanimously today, Monday 30th March 2015, to support the proposal to amalgamate with the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association, to form a single governing body for amateur golf in Scotland.






The 100% approval, voted on at an SGM at Stirling today, mirrors the unanimous support the S.L.G.A. members gave at their own A.G.M. earlier in the year.



The decision today brings Scottish amateur golf in line with the vast majority of other national golf associations and other amateur sports in Scotland, in having a single governing body, regardless of gender.



CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS TROPHY - First round win for Murdoch

Frank Murdoch (Brunston Castle) is the first player through from the round one matches in the 2015 Ayrshire Champion Of Champions Trophy competition.

Murdoch, who reached the quarter final stage last year, recorded a 2 & 1 victory at home to Scott Bell (West Kilbride) to progress to round 2.

In the second round Murdoch has another home tie, against either Kevin O'Neill (Alton) or James McIntyre (Moorpark)

AYRSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIPS - Closing dates near for Ayrshire Boys Team Championship and Ayrshire Strokeplay

The closing dates for entries to the opening two Ayrshire Golf Association Championships of the season are fast approaching.




2014 Boys Team Champions
Irvine GC
The AYRSHIRE BOYS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP takes place on Sunday 19th April at Ayr Seafield golf course this year.

Entries close on SUNDAY 5th APRIL.

Entry forms for this event have been emailed to club secretaries and junior convenors. If any club requires another entry form they should contact the Area Secretary at ayrshire.golf@btinternet.com






2014 Strokeplay winner
John Shanks
The AYRSHIRE STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP will be held the following week, Sunday 26th April, with the event taking place over the Loudoun Gowf Club course for the first time.

Entries for the Ayrshire Strokeplay close on SATURDAY 4th APRIL.

The entry form and poster have been emailed to club secretaries and are also available to download from this web page, via the link under the 'Mens Info' heading.

Again, if anyone has problems obtaining an entry form they should contact the Area Secretary at ayrshire.golf@btinternet.com


Sunday, March 29, 2015

GIRLS GOLF - Katie McGarvie runner up in SLGA event at Carnoustie

Katie McGarvie (Troon Ladies) was runner up in the weather shortened SLGA Carnoustie Girls Challenge Tournament at the weekend, finishing just a single shot behind the winner Chloe Goadby (St Regulus)

(Photo and report courtesy of the www.kirkwoodgolf.co.uk website)

Carnoustie prizewinners
Hazel MacGarvie, Katie Malcolm , Chloe Goadby, Brogan Clark and Shannon McWilliam

St Andrews' Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) won the SLGA's Carnoustie Girls Challenge tournament at the weekend by the narrowest of margins.

Bad weather forced a suspension of play for more than an hour on Saturday and the first round, at Burnside, was reduced to 14 holes because the later starters did not have enough light to complete their rounds. 

A full round was possible today (Sunday) at Buddon and so the tournament, instead of being the scheduled 36 holes, was decided over 32 holes. 

Chloe Goadby's score of 57 for the 14 holes on Saturday proved crucial in the final analysis. That gave her a one-shot lead over Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) and that was how they finished.

Chloe had a total of 127 (57-70), a single stroke ahead runner-up Hazel  58-70 with SLGA champion of champions Shannon McWilliam from Aboyne third on 130 (62-68).
  Round 1   (14 holes)
       Round 2 
(18 holes)

    TOTALS
Chloe Goadby
(St Regulus)
57
70
127
Hazel MacGarvie
(Troon Ladies)
58
70
128
Shannon McWilliam
(Aboyne)
62
68
130
Claire  Robertson
(Carnoustie L)
67
67
134
Joanne Free
(Gullane Ladies)
65
71
136
Kirsten Brown
(Strathaven)
66
70
136
Charlotte Munro
(Gullane Ladies)
64
73
137
Jennifer Rankine
(Haggs Castle)
64
74
138
Emma Hale
(Troon Ladies)
64
75
139
Jillian Farrell
(Cardross)
67
73
140
Mirren Fraser
(Powfoot)
62
79
141
Molly Richmond
(Strathaven)
66
76
142
Katie Malcolm
(Dumfries and Co)
62
81
143
Jasmine McIntosh
(Hazlehead)
65
80
145
Katie Scott
(Strathaven)
65
80
145
Brogan Clark
(Lochgelly)
66
82
148
Kirstie Brodie
(Strathmore)
70
78
148
Louise Duncan
(West Kilbride)
66
86
152
Amy Mitchell
(Strathmore)
64
89
153
Maria Cowan
(St Medan)
70
83
153
Carys Irvine
(Swanston New)
74
83
157
Carmen Griffiths
(Aboyne)
69
89
158
Eilidh Henderson
(Kirkcaldy)
75
86
161
Jennifer Allan
(Glenbervie)
76
86
162
Emma Logie
(Buckpool)
77
86
163
Hannah Darling
(Broomieknowe)
71
94
165
Charlene Wilson
(St Regulas)
75
92
167
Ellie Wilkie
(Greenock)
79
90
169
Lorna McClymont
(Milngavie)
78
96
174
Sarah Kemp
(Helensburgh)
71
105
176



 HANDICAP PRIZEWINNERS
1st Brogan Clark (Lochgelly) (23) 125
2nd Katie Malcolm (Dumfries and Co) (18) 125