The first match of the season took place on Sunday 27th May against Dunbartonshire at Vale of Leven Golf Club.
In perfect weather conditions, but a tricky course where local knowledge was probably the most important factor, we were soundly defeated 8-0. In a Stirlingshire team that only 2 of the 8 players had represented the county in a competitive match, despite the heavy defeat there were a couple of encouraging performances. Colin McGregor from Brucefields G.C. was narrowly defeated by one of Dunbartonshires experienced players and Jack Gater from Dunblane New G.C. was also narrowly defeated.
Ross Spence (Falkirk) lost 6&5 to Cameron Black (Cardross)
Craig Bryson (Falkirk) lost 8&7 to James Wilson (Hilton Park)
Jamie Hunter (Falkirk Tryst) lost 7&6 to Paul Delaney (Balmore)
Jack Gater (Dunblane New) lost 3&1 to Hamish Mills (Cardross)
Stuart Irving (Falkirk) lost 1 hole to George Duncan (Windyhill)
Mark McInulty (Glenbervie) lost 2 holes to Robert Johnston(Helensburgh)
Colin McGregor (Brucefields) lost 1 hole to Chris McLean (Clydebank & Dist)
Connor Murphy (Bonnybridge) lost 5&3 to Sam Fitsimmons (Windyhill)