Matthew Clark wins Renfrewshire County Stroke Play Championship
The County Stroke Play Championship of the Renfrewshire Golf Union was held at a beautifully presented Elderslie Golf Club on Sunday 14 August and the courtesy of Elderslie Golf Club given to the Renfrewshire Golf Union for the use of the course during the event was much appreciated.
Matthew Clark – Kilmacolm Golf Club returned to County Golf Competition after representing Scotland in the Home International championship at Nairn Golf Club the previous week.
His credentials as an international player were on show when he completed the morning round with a 2 under par round of 68 to lead by 2 shots from the Boys Champion of Champions Paul Dorrian – Greenock Golf Club on 70.
One shot further back were on 71 were 3 players, Kenny Fairbrother – Cochrane Castle Golf Club, David McFarlane Greenock Golf Club and Andy Jamieson – Paisley Golf Club.
In the afternoon round Matt Clark consolidated his position with a 3 under par round of 67 for a total of 135.
This proved a step too far for the other competitors with Paul Dorrian being the only one of the morning chasing pack to feature with a solid 71 for a 141 total and second place, with Stewart Watt – The Old Course Ranfurly having the only other under par round of the day a 69 to give him third place on 142 (73 – 69).
The leading available 16 qualifiers now go forward to compete in the Match Play Championship again over Elderslie Golf Club with the Semi-Final and Final held on Sunday 28th August.
Due to work commitments Matt Clark is unable to play but all other leading players are in the field.
Full results of the event can be found under Renfrewshire Golf Union on How did I Do.