West of Scotland Gents Match 1: –
The RGU enjoyed a fantastic start to this year’s WOS campaign after recording a 6.5-1.5 win over Ayrshire at Bonnyton Golf Club.
The Renfrewshire team was primarily composed of Bonnyton & Paisley players and local knowledge helped to support a fast start over the front nine where we led 5-3.
1)D Sibbald A/S Vs C Hamilton……strong middle holes led to 3up playing 15th which was lost to a birdie, then 16th to a par and finally 18th to a plugged ball which was found after hole conceded.
2)A Ferguson Won 5/4 Vs C Telfer…..……Alex started strongly, built a lead and continued to win holes until match finished on 14th hole.
3)W McMillan Lost 3/2 Vs S Spence……..home club champion and player on form unfortunately had an off day going 4 down thru 8 before winning two holes then finally losing at 16th.
4)D Dickson Won 5/3 Vs S Stamper………always in control after quick start with several birdies and remained in control despite a poor 5 at 14, David won 15th to end match.
5)C Thomson Won 3/1 Vs B O’Rourke…..close match thru 10 holes before birdies at 12 & 13 followed by nice up and down at 14 leading to 3up before winning match at 17th.
6)A Johnston Won 4/3 Vs M Pennycott…fast start with couple of birdies had Allan ahead and although opponent played well, wins at 14 & 15 closed out match.
7)P Dorrian Won 3/2 Vs G Telfer……………tight front 9 ended all square, wins at 10, 14 and 16 ended match.
8)A Jamieson Won 2/1 Vs S Wallace………Andy turned 2up after wins at 8 and 9, both players hit green at 14th and then 3 putted, a loss at 15 was followed by winning birdie at 16th and par at 17.
Next match is home to Glasgow at Ranfurly Castle GG.
Same team selected with exception of Stewart Watt replacing Paul Dorrian who is unavailable.
Thanks to Bonnyton Golf Club for hosting the match.