The South Match Play Championship was played over the weekend of 27 – 28 August at Southerness Golf Club between the top 16 players in the Stroke Play Championship the previous Sunday. The first round and quarter-final were played on Saturday 27 August with the sun shining out of a cloudless sky, no wind and the course in superb condition. This was a treat that was enjoyed by all the competitors after such a poor summer.

The four competitors who were to return on the Sunday morning to contest the semi-finals were Ross Murray (Southerness), George Corbett (jnr) (D&G), Michael Grunwell (D&G) and Neil Hamilton (Powfoot).

Individual Results

First Round

R Murray (Southerness) beat A Kerr (Crichton) by 5 and 4

Greig Blayney (Southerness) wo C Hamilton (Stranraer) scr

C Riddick (Southerness ) beat I Reid (D&G) by 5 and 4

G Corbett (D&G) beat D Brodie (Newton Stewart) by 2 holes

J Parker (Southerness) beat R McCracken (Powfoot) by 2 holes

M Grunwell (D&G) beat C Corbett (D&G) by 3 and 2

N Hamilton (Powfoot) beat I Thomson (Powfoot) by 7 and 6

K McClung (Wigtownshire County) beat Dean Armstrong (Lochmaben)


R Murray beat G Blayney by 6 and 5

G Corbett beat C Riddick by 2 holes

M Grunwell beat J Parker by 2 and 1

N Hamilton beat K McClung by 3 and 2