Mar 16 2012 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
nTHE counting events for the 2012 Doc Thom Ayrshire Order of merit have been boosted to 17 with the inclusion of the Stevenson Trophy competition at Girvan.
It will be contested over one round strokeplay on Sunday, August 5 at Girvan and is a counting event for the first time.
The schedule begins with the Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship at Prestwick St Nicholas in April and concludes there in mid September with the Arrol Cup.
Included in the counting events is the new 36 hole scratch event at Loudoun Gowf Club, the Gowf Cup, on Sunday, July 8.
April 22: Ayrshire strokeplay (Prestwick St Nicholas). May: Monday: 7-10: Ayrshire matchplay (Western Gailes); 20: The Hillhouse Cup (Royal Troon).
June: 1-3: Scottish strokeplay championship (Kilmarnock Barassie); 3: Belleisle Cup (Ayr Belleisle); 9: Ayr Seafield open (Ayr Seafield); 9: Ballochmyle open (Ballochmyle); 18-23: The Amateur Championship (Royal Troon); 16: The McGilchrist Cup (Ardeer).
July: 8: The Gowf Cup (Loudoun Gowf); 14: Brunston Castle Open (Brunston Castle) 30-August 4: Scottish Amateur Championship (Royal Dornoch).
August: Stevenson Trophy (Girvan); 19: Viking Krus (Largs Kelburn); 26: Welbeck Links (Troon Municipal).
September: 15: Arrol Cup (Prestwick St Nicholas).