Eight-man teams from Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire competed for the Drennan Salver in a match play competition at Brighouse Bay Golf Club on Sunday 19 April 2015. The weather was dry with a strong, cold north-east wind and the course in fine condition for so early in the season.

Kirkcudbrightshire got off to a good start in the morning foursomes winning the opening game against Wigtownshire but lost their other three games. Dumfriesshire won their opening two games against Kirkcudbrightshire and halved one game against Wigtownshire and narrowly lost the other.  So the teams went into lunch with both Wigtownshire and Dumfriesshire with 2½ points and Kirkcudbrightshire 1 point.

After eight games in the afternoon singles Kirkcudbrightshire had completed all their allotted games and had 2 points, Wigtownshire had 3 points and Dumfriesshire 2 points from four games each. The destination of the trophy rested on the last four games between Wigtownshire and Dumfriesshire. Wigtownshire narrowly won the top game but this was immediately cancelled out by Dumfriesshire winning the second game. With the third game going to Wigtownshire the outcome of the competition rested on the last pairing out on the course. It went to the last green where Stewart Fisher held his nerve to beat Iain Thomson by one hole and the trophy was bound for Wigtownshire for 2015.

Individual Results

Morning Foursomes

David King & Angus Bendall beat Stewart Fisher & David McCreadie by 3 and 1

Derek Douglas & Colin Heuchan lost to Conor Bennewith & Colin Hamilton by 1 hole

Roy Kerr & Graeme Findlay lost to Iain Thomson & Duncan McNeill by 3 and 2

Ross Murray & Malcolm Kirkwood lost to Stephen Hislop and Chris Finnie by 8 and 7

Matthew McCulloch & Jamie Telfer halved with Mike Grunwell & Chris Corbett

Robert Hughan & Scott Whannell beat Neil Hamilton & Andy Kerr by 1 hole

Foursomes Results:  Kirkcudbrightshire 1 point; Wigtownshire 2½ points; Dumfriesshire 2½ points

Afternoon Singles

Ross Murray (Southerness) beat Matthew McCulloch (Portpatrick) by 1 hole

Roy Kerr (Southerness) lost to Jamie Telfer (Wigtown & Bladnoch) by 5 and 4

Graeme Findlay (Castle Douglas) lost to Robert Hughan (Newton Stewart) by 5 and 4

Malcolm Kirkwood (Kirkcudbright) lost to Scott Whannell (Newton Stewart) by 3 and 2

David King (Southerness) lost to Mike Grunwell (Powfoot) by 2 and 1

Colin Heuchan (Colvend) beat Chris Corbett (D&G) by 3 and 2

Angus Bendall (Castle Douglas) lost to Neil Hamilton (Powfoot)  by 3 and 2

Derek Douglas (Southerness) lost to Andy Kerr (Crichton) by 1 hole

David McCreadie (Newton Stewart) beat Duncan McNeill (Powfoot) by 1 hole

Conor Bennewith (Newton Stewart) lost to Stephen Hislop (Lochmaben) by 3 and 2

Colin Hamilton (Stranraer) beat Chris Finnie (Lockerbie) by 5 and 4

Stewart Fisher (Portpatrick) beat Neil Hamilton (Powfoot) by 1 hole

Singles Results:  Kirkcudbrightshire  2 points; Wigtownshire 6 points; Dumfriesshire 4 points

Match Result: Kirkcudbrightshire 3 points; Wigtownshire 8½ points; Dumfriesshire 6½ points

The photograph shows Peter Barrett (Kirkcudbrightshire President) presenting the Drennan Salver to Wigtownshire Captain Stewart Fisher and the victorious Wigtownshire team

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