AYRSHIRE have named a strong team to play Glasgow at Largs on Sunday in the opening match of the West of Scotland Inter County Under 18 League for the Wishart Trophy.
The team is Euan Walker, Callum Gorrie, Euan Henderson (all Kilmarnock Barassie), David Wilson, Callum Beveridge, Louis Murray (all Welbeck), Jack McCuskey (Belleisle) and Greg Telfer (St Cuthbert).
The first match tees off at 11am. The remaining matches are; June 19: Renfrewshire at Ranfurly Castle; July 10: Stirlingshire at Falkirk; August 21: Lanarkshire at Skelmorlie; September 11: Dunbartonshire at Lenzie.
l ROYAL Troon’s Michael Smyth leads the chase for the Doc Thom Ayrshire Order of Merit after the first three counting events.
A share of first place in the Ayrshire strokeplay, first place in the Ayrshire matchplay and a joint second in the Hillhouse Cup at Royal Troon gave him 262½ points.
Second is Ayrshire strokeplay champion Jamie Mackay (Kilmarnock Barassie) with 187½ points from two of the three events played, while Scott McCahill (Maybole), who won the Hillhouse Cup, is third on 100. McCahill was the only player who broke 80 in difficult conditions, three ahead of Smyth and Mackay.
The next counting event is the Scottish Strokeplay Championship at Blairgowrie from Friday to Sunday followed by the Loudoun Open on Saturday, June 4 and the Belleisle Cup the following day.
l HOLDER Tommy McInally (Loudoun) is the first through to the third round of the Ayrshire Champion of Champions after beating William McCulloch (Brunston).
First round results: Ewan McKinnon (Corrie) beat Scott Martin (Crosshouse); Malcolm Pennycott (Whiting Bay) beat Neil McCormack (New Cumnock); Robbe Fulker (Barassie) beat Tony Fraser (Annanhill); Barry O'Rourke (Kilbirnie) beat Jamie McCormack (Dalmilling); John Sloan (Doon Valley) beat Thomas Smith (Wallacetown); Keith Hamilton (Belleisle) beat Alan Poole (St Nicholas); Robert Marshall (Beth) beat Iain McKenzie (Saxone); Johnny O'Neill (North Beach) beat Phillip Reilly (Ayr Carrick); Alan Connery (Irvine) beat Andy Carroll (Drongan); Robert McKenzie (Skelmorlie) beat Iain McDonald (Largs); Scott Brown (Turnberry) beat Keith Grant (Ballochmyle); Alan Mulholland (Moorpark) beat Steven Little (Glacier); Steven McEwan (Caprington) beat Kevin Fergusson (St Cuthbert); Stevie Dunn (Seafield) beat Stuart Angus (Muirkirk); Tom Reid (Stewarton) beat Gavin Stuart (Braehead); Paul Giffney (Ardeer) beat Andrew Armstrong (Auchenharvie).
Second round ties, due by June 5, are: McKinnon v Pennycott; Fulker v O'Rourke; Sloan v Hamilton; Marshall v O'Neill; Connery v McKenzie; Brown v Mulholland; McEwan v Dunn; Reid v Giffney; Ewan McKenzie (St Meddans) v Stephen Murray (Welbeck); Adam Sweeney (Routenburn) v John Duff (West Kilbride); Ricky Tait (The Chase) v Keiran Reid (Alton); Gary Bryden (Girvan) v Kevin Lammie (Troon Portland); Hugh Connor (Malletsheugh) v Craig Robertson (Abbotsford); John Haggarty (Loudoun) v Scott McCahill (Maybole); Willie McGill (Ravenspark) v Martin Moore (Tam O'Shanter).