The Ayrshire team came to Southerness Golf Club on Sunday 27 March to play for the Presidents’ Trophy. This match is arranged annually to give the Juniors practice in competitive golf, after the long winter lay-off, before the Scottish Boys Championships in the first week of April. The course was in superb condition after the very wet winter and on a cold blustery day with winds gusting to over 30 mph and heavy squally showers the boys set off for the morning round to beat not only their opponents but the unseasonal elements. This was not going to be a friendly match but a duel in the wind and rain.
In the morning foursomes all the South pairings except William Squires (Kirkcudbright) & Ross Whyte (D&G) got off to a very good start but slowly the Ayrshire boys fought back and the only South winners were Alex Chalk (Castle Douglas) & Rory Brunton (D&C) and Conor Harkness (D&G) & Ross Barbour (D&G). Ayrshire went into lunch with a lead of 4 games to 2. (more…)