Jul 13 2012 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
FIFTEEN clubs will contest the Ayrshire Club Championship at Irvine Golf Club on Sunday, July 15.
Ballochmyle bid to defend the title they won on home soil last year, in the first step in their attempt to retain the Scottish Club Championship they won last September.
Craig Hamilton, Graeme Rowan and William Fleming again represent the holders in an unchanged line-up from the successful team of 2011.
The winners of the R L Crawford Trophy will again represent Ayrshire in the Scottish Club Championship final at Arbroath on September 30.
1pm: John Shanks (Irvine), Scott McCahill (Brunston), Neil Black (Rowallan Castle); 1.07: Stephen Spence (Irvine), John Neilan (Brunston), Colin Berry (Rowallan); 1.15: Colin Gray (Irvine), Alexander Murdoch (Brunston), Andrew Campbell (Rowallan); 1.22: Marc Smith (Welbeck), Kevin Brock (St N); 1.30: Stephen Murray (Welbeck), Alistair Belford (St N); 1.37: Sam Findlater (Welbeck), Stuart Robin (St N); 1.45: Steven McEwan (Loudoun), Neil McCormack (New Cumnock), George Robertson (Ravenspark); 1.52: Tommy McInally (Loudoun), Martin Riddall (New Cumnock), John Cairney (Ravenspark).
2.00: John Haggarty (Loudoun), Charles Alllen (New Cumnock), Peter Bond (Ravenspark); 2.07: Stuart White (Girvan), Barry O’Rourke (Kilbirrie), Craig Hamilton (Ballochmyle); 2.15: Steven Stamper (Girvan), Alan McLean (Kilbirnie), Graeme Rowan (Ballochmyle); 2.22: Gary Bryden (Girvan), Gordon Johnston (Kilbirnie), William Fleming (Ballochmyle); 2.30: Craig McLaughlan (Largs), Peter Gossman (West Kilbride), Ian Fraser (St Meddans); 2.37: Carl Thomas (Largs), Jim Shearer (West Kilbride), Mark Stewart (St Meddans); 2.45: Brian Fisher (Largs), Kevin Clark (West Kilbride), Alex Walker (St Meddans).
lAYR Belleisle are the first team through to the semi-finals of the under 16 knockout trophy after a 3½-½ home win over Caprington.
Wallace Thornton trophy holders Troon Welbeck beat runners-up Kilmarnock Barassie 3-1. Barassie bounced back in their second fixture with a 3-1 home win over West Kilbride.
lA FEW spaces remain for the Ayrshire Seniors Championship at Loudoun on Tuesday, July 17 and these will be filled on a first come first served basis.
Tee-offs: 8.30am: John Craig (Loudoun), Tom Conway (Ballochmyle), Alastair Todd (Loudoun); 8.40: John Goodwin (Loudoun), Brian Stewart (Loudoun); 8.50: David Muir (Loudoun); 9.00: Robert Richmond (Loudoun); 9.20: Andy Gilchrist (Loudoun), Adam Cairns (Troon Portland), James McPhee (Drongan); 9.30: Gerry Davidson (Loudoun), Jim Philip (Drongan), Derek Gemmell (Ayr Dalmilling).