Aug 3 2012 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
ROYAL Troon hosts the semi-finals of the Ayrshire champion of champions competition on Friday, August 3 at 5pm.
Ties are: James Graham (Doon Valley) v Euan Brown (Kilmarnock Barassie; Gordon Boyle (Ayr Belleisle) v Steven McEwan (Caprington).
The final is also at Royal Troon the following Friday (August 10).
lTHE Ayr Belleisle Junior Open will be played over the Seafield course on Thursday, August 9.
Late entries can be obtained by contacting Bob Cameron on 445163 or 07534 963806.
lGIRVAN hosts its annual open competition for the Stevenson Trophy on Sunday, August 5.
Golfers from fare and wide will compete, and a draw for tee times has been made.
But there are still a few times available after 12.30pm.
lAYR based Jonathan Lomas was joint winner of the Tartan Tour Drumpellier Pro Am.
He shared first place with Mark Kerr from Edinburgh after a seven under par 64, in the rearranged competition which was washed out earlier in the month. Lomas had no bogeys and seven birdies in his round.
Fresh from his win in the PGA Championship at Gleneagles, Graeme Fox (Rowallan Castle) secured third place with a round of 67.
lAYRSHIRE crashed 5½-2½ to Lanarkshire in the West of Scotland Inter County Under 18 league match at Bothwell Castle on Sunday.
Match scores (Lanarkshire names first): Fraser Kane (Cambuslang) lost to Stuart Easton (Irvine) by two holes; Sam Campbell (Cambuslang) beat Jack Thomas (Irvine) by one hole; Andrew Thomson (Carnwath) lost to Murray McCrone (Welbeck) by 3 & 1; Jay Hainie (Hamilton) beat Shaun Hedger (West Kilbride) by 3 & 2; Dominic Dougan (Colville Park) halved with Callum Beveridge (Welbeck); Craig Boyd (Lanark) beat Callum Gorrie (Barassie) by one hole; Callum Harrison (Carluke) beat Darryl Lynch (Belleisle) by 5 & 3; James Steven (Bothwell Castle) beat Greg Telfer (St Cuthbert) by 5 & 3.
lCONNIE Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) was the best placed Ayrshire player in the Scottish Girls Under 21 Open Strokeplay at Blairgowrie.
She finished the three rounds on 230 for eighth place, leaving her nine shots adrift of the winner, Nicola Callander (Mill Green).
lLOUDOUN, Irvine and Ravenspark are tied at the top of Division One of the Ayrshire scratch league. West Kilbride lead Division Two.