The first round and quarter finals of the South Matchplay Championships took place on Saturday 23 August at a windy but dry Stranraer Golf Club. The results are as follows:-

First Round

N Hamilton (Powfoot) beat M Grunwell (Powfoot) by 3 & 2

C Bennewith (Newton Stewart) beat I Thomson (Powfoot) by 2 & 1

S Whannell (Newton Stewart) beat L Carruthers (Powfoot) by 4 & 2

C Corbett (D & G) beat R Johnston (D & C) by 3 & 2

W Sloan (Stranraer) beat R Murray (Southerness)  by 2 holes

D McNeill (Powfoot) beat J Parker (Southerness) by 4 & 3

D Brodie (Wigtown & Bladnoch) beat W Milby (Wigtownshire County) by 2 holes

Quarter Finals

M McNae (Lochmaben) beat N Hamilton by 2 & 1

C Bennewith beat S Whannell by 1 hole

C Corbett beat W Sloan by 6 & 5

D McNeill beat D Brodie by 2 & 1