Nov 11 2011 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
JACK McDONALD (Kilmarnock Barassie) is one of nine Scottish based golf students selected for a national sports scholarship.
Scotland boys' international McDonald joins more than 120 future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth hopeful student athletes, studying in colleges and universities across the country who will receive funding support from ‘Winning Students’ during the 2011-12 academic year.
It provides scholarships up to £5,500 each year, which students can puttowards sporting costs and academic-related expenses.
The programme also ensures the student receives the necessary academic flexibility enabling them to perform in both their sport and their studies.
lRAVENSPARK duo Ian Griffin and Gary Cochran took the bronze medals in the Belhaven Best Captains & Secretaries Championship at the Golf House Club in Elie.
A stunning 10-under par better ball score of 60 gave Strathaven's Kevin Forsyth and Ian Neil the national title with Gavin Clark and Duncan Ireland from Duddingston the runners-up, five behind the winners.
Ravenspark took third place in a countback after their three under par 67 edged out Christopher Banks and Ian Robertson (Garmouth & Kingston) and Crosshouse's Scott Martin and David Raeside.
Maybole's Kevin McKeown and Tom Foster tied in 18th place on three over par.
lMAURAT JACK of Ayr Dalmilling is the winner of the Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association McCall Salver.
In the final at Loudoun Gowf Club, she beat Maria Watson (Troon Welbeck) 3&2.
lTHE Old Loans Inn has been named hotel of the year in the small hotel/guest house category at the Golf Tourism Scotland Annual Gold Standard Awards ceremony at St Andrews.
The category was open to accommodation providers with 20 or fewer bedrooms that provide services to golf visitors.
Former Prestwick Golf Club secretary Ian Bunch received a special achievement award.