On Sunday 22nd April Stirlingshire Boys played against Fife Boys in the annual friendly match at Dunblane New Golf Club.
In a tightly fought match the matchplay ties finished 4 – 4, with the match being decided by a 3 way scratch stableford game in which Fife player Niall McMullen came out on top with 30 points. The match was great experience for some of our Stirlingshire players as Conor Murphy (Bonnybridge), James Yarnell (Glenbervie), Ross Spence (Falkirk) and Jamie Hunter (Falkirk Tryst) were all making their first appearences in the Boys Team. Ross and Jamie were both involved in the final stableford match and performed well with Jamie getting 25 points and Ross 23. Conor and James although losing their matches showed a good deal of promise for the future.
Good wins for Peter Maxwell (Glenbervie), Blair Carnegie (Dunblane New), Ben Craggs (Glenbervie) and Stewart Irving (Falkirk) ensured a very close match.
All the signs for the up and coming West Boys League are looking good. Result, Cameron Buist lost 4&2 to G.Forrester, Peter Maxwell won 2&1 v J.Douglas, Blair Carnegie won 1up v R.Walsh, Ben Craggs won 5&4 v A.Davidson, Stuart Irving won 3&1 v A.McDougall, Jack Gater lost 3&2 v C.Smith, Conor Murphy lost 4&3 V E.Davidson, James Yarnell lost 5&3 v C.Clark, Ross Spence and Jamie Hunter lost stableford match to Niall McMullen, Final Result Stirlingshire 4 Fife 5.