Jul 8 2011 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
BALLOCHMYLE won the Ayrshire club champions title over their home course on Sunday.
In glorious sunny weather, 60 of Ayrshire's best club golfers, representing 20 clubs, competed for the R.L. Crawford Trophy, with the best two scratch scores from three counting towards the team total.
Ballochmyle now represent Ayrshire in the Scottish Club Championship final at Falkirk Tryst on Sunday, September 25.
Results: best individual scratch: Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle) 68.
Team: 137: Ballochmyle (Craig Hamilton 68, Graeme Rowan 69, William Fleming 70); 140: Welbeck (Marc Smith 69, Stephen Murray 71, Ben Gibson n/r); 141: Prestwick (Allan Thomson 69, Jonathan King 72, Gavin Lawrie 73); 144: Ravenspark (John Cairney 70, Gary Cochran 74, Darren Mallinson 74); 144: Maybole (Scott McCahill 71, Kevin Ward 73, Ramsay Eccles 84); 145: Girvan (Steven Stamper 72, Gary Bryden 73, Stuart White 79); 146: Loudoun (Chris Bone 72, Scott Gilchrist 74, Tommy McInally 74); 147: Kilmarnock Barassie (Euan Brown 73, Alan Bruce, 74, Andrew Wright 78); 147: Ardeer (Craig Adams 72, Paul Giffney 75, Daniel Forbes 78); 148: Turnberry (Colin Haddow 73, Scott Brown 75, Dominic Booth 79); 149: West Kilbride (Peter Gossman 73, Michael Roos 76, Gary Vogwell 77); 149: Irvine (Colin Gray 74, Steven Spence 75, Henry Thomson 78); 149: Prestwick St Cuthbert (Craig Telfer 74, Kevin Fergusson 75, Graeme Gimson 79); 150: Rowallan Castle (Neil Black 73, Callum Beveridge 77, Andrew Campbell 79); 152: Prestwick St Nicholas (John Ashton 76, Kevin Brock 76, Sandy Buchanan 88); 153: New Cumnock (Neil McCormack 71, Tommy Keddie 82, Derek Bryson 83); 155: Royal Troon (Bert Ferguson 76, John Finnigan 79, Colin Watson 81); 155: Troon Portland (Kevin Lammie 76, Fraser McCall 79, Alister Nicol 86); 158: St Meddans (Gordon Dobbie 78, Steven Finn 80, Kenny Alcroft 83).
lAYRSHIRE are bidding to maintain their 100 per cent record in the West of Scotland Inter County Boys League when they play Stirlingshire at Falkirk on Sunday.
The team is: Charlie Macneal, David Wilson, Callum Beveridge, Louis Murray (all Welbeck), Jack McCluskey (Belleisle), Callum Gorrie, Euan Henderson and Blair Gavin (all Kilmarnock Barassie).
lTHE Ayrshire Champion of Champions Trophy has reached the quarter final stages.
Euan McKinnon (Corrie) beat Barry O'Rourke (Kilbirnie Place) 4&3 and now hosts John Sloan (Doon Valley) who beat Robert Marshall (Beith) by the same margin.
A 4&2 away win over Alan Connery (Irvine) gave Scott Brown (Turnberry) home advantage over Steven McEwan (Caprington) who was a 6&5 winner against Tom Reid (Stewarton).
Adam Sweeney (Routenburn) had a walkover against Stephen Murray (Welbeck) and now hosts Gary Bryden (Girvan) who beat Ricky Tait (The Chase) 9&7.
John Haggarty (Loudoun) had a one hole win away to Craig Robertson (Abbotsford) to set up a tie against his clubmate and title holder Tommy McInally who received a walkover from Wullie McGill (Ballochmyle).
All quarter finals are due for completion by July 31 with the semi finals at Royal Troon on Friday, August 5.
lTHREE of the eight quarter-finalists are now known in the Ayrshire Fourball Championship.
Billy Pollock and Sandy Riddell (Skelmorlie) beat James Graham and Marc Wallace (Doon Valley) by one hole and now host either Ardeer or Ayr Dalmilling.
Barry O'Rourke and Robert Nairn (Kilbirnie Place) face a trip to North Beach or Saxone after beating George Ross and Kevin Coupland (Malletsheugh) 4&3.
Iain and David MacDonald (Largs) had a 5&4 win over Stevie McKnight and Gary Gorman (Troon Portland) and now host Abbotsford or Brunston Castle.
lSEVEN Ayrshire boys, from Kilmarnock (Barassie), Troon Welbeck and Ayr Belleisle, will provide the Ayrshire challenge in the Scottish Boys Strokeplay Championship at Nairn Dunbar from July 19 to 21.
Scottish boys' internationalist and former title winner Jack McDonald is joined by Barassie clubmate Euan Walker and Jack McCluskey of Belleisle.
From Welbeck come Scottish boys champion David Wilson, reigning Ayrshire boys champion Charlie Macneal, Louis Murray and Callum Beveridge.
McDonald is this week in Prague with the Scotland team in the European Boys’ Team Championship.
He is the most experienced player in the six-man team having competed in the previous two European Championships and Boys’ Home Internationals.
lAYRSHIRE has five title hopefuls in the Scottish boys under 16 strokeplay championship at Forfar from Wednesday to Friday this week.
Barassie quartet Euan Walker, Blair Gavin, Euan Henderson and Callum Gorrie are joined by Louis Murray (Welbeck).
lAYRSHIRE ladies county captain Alex Glennie won the Scottish Seniors Strokeplay Championship, just over a week after leading the Ayrshire to their first Scottish county finals for eight years.
In a tight finish with only a couple of strokes covering the leading four players, Alex, of Kilmarnock Barassie, clinched the title at Portpatrick Dunskey, near Stranraer, with rounds of 76 and 74.
She was one ahead of runner-up Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) while joint third on 152 were Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) and Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay).
Former Scottish women's amateur champion Alison Gemmill (Kilmarnock Barassie), making her debut in the over-50s championship, finished well down the field with rounds of 85 and 80 for 165.
Glennie's bid to add the matchplay title ended in the semis when she lost 5&4 to Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie).
The Barassie player has been named in the eight strong Scotland team for the Veteran Women's Jamboree at Wellingborough Golf Club from August 10 to 12.