South v Ayrshire

South Men v Ayrshire

Left to right
David Brodie, Iain Rae, Ian Brotherston, Michael Grunwell (Captain), Taylor Kerr, William Squires, Mitchell Cowie.

The South of Scotland Mens Golf Team headed to Royal Troon to play Ayrshire in their first match of the 2022 Scottish Mens Area Team Championship. The 6 man team was:
Taylor Kerr (Thornhill)
William Squires (Kirkcudbright)
Iain Rae (Dalbeattie)
Mitchell Cowie (Dumfries & County)
David Brodie (Newton Stewart)
Ian Brotherston (Dumfries & County)

Ayrshire won all three of the morning foursomes matches playing some excellent golf with the main difference between the sides being Ayrshire holing a lot more putts. This left the South Team a lot to do in the afternoon singles matches.
The South Team made a great start in the singles with Taylor Kerr and William Squires both winning their matches to give the South some hope, Iain Rae managed to get a half point in his match but defeats for Mitchell Cowie and David Brodie meant the match went to Ayrshire. A battling half point from Ian Brotherston was enough to ensure the singles was tied 3-3. The standard of the golf in the singles matches was of a very high standard with all the players putting together level par or better figures around the Championship venue.
Results (South names first)
Foursomes (South 0 Ayrshire 3)
Taylor Kerr & William Squires lost to Keith
Hamilton & Blair Morton 5/4
Ian Brotherston & Mitchell Cowie lost to Scott Brown & Craig Telfer 4/3
Iain Rae & David Brodie lost to John Shanks & John Haggerty 2/1
Singles (South 3 Ayrshire 3)
Taylor Kerr beat Keith Hamilton 2/1
William Squires beat John Shanks 4/3
Iain Rae half with Scott Brown
Mitchell Cowie lost to Craig Telfer 3/2
David Brodie lost to Blair Morton 3/2
Ian Brotherston half with John Haggerty
Final result Ayrshire 6 South 3
The next match for the South Team is a home match against Dumbartonshire on 5th June at Southerness.