West League Boys Match V Glasgow At Sandyhills Golf Club
23 June 2013
Stirlingshire boys team showed fighting spirit to gain a draw against a strong Glasgow team .
Jamie Hunter ( Falkirk Tryst) lost 6&5 to Glen Burrnet (Haggs Castle )
Shaun Lynch ( Falkirk ) won 1up to Ross Glass (Cawder )
Callum Bauchop ( Glenbervie ) lost 3&2 to Blair McIntyre ( Sandyhills )
Stuart Murray (Falkirk ) lost 2&1 to Aidan Husenne ( Haggs Castle )
Peter Maxwell (Glenbervie ) won 1up to Matthew Clifford ( Sandyhills )
Richard Johnston ( Glenbervie ) won 5&3 to Connor Hamill ( Bishopbriggs )
Stuart Irving ( Falkirk ) lost 2&1 to Callum Fyfe ( Cawder )
Ben Craggs ( Glenbervie ) won 3&2 to Chris Martin ( Cowglen )
The first team match of the season was played on Sunday 21st April against Fife over the St. Andrews Jubilee course.
The weather was dry but windy but all the boys were looking forward to play at the home of golf. Fife only had 8 players so our 2 youngest players Thomas Craig (Falkirk)and Craig Jackman (Dunblane New) played together and both enjoyed the day.
After 9 holes things were looking good up in most matches. Jack Hill (Callander), his first match for the County had a great victory over Sam Nicholson from Ladybank with a 5&4 win.
Jamie Hunter (Falkirk Tryst) won on the last hole. Callum Bauchop (Glenbervie) won 3&1 against John Paterson from St Andrews.With the first 3 games won things were looking good, next game was Stuart Murray (Falkirk) with a gutsy half match Against Greg Cessford from Balbirnie. Jamie Simpson (Falkirk) lost 4&3 against Ryan Brown from Dunfermline. Stuart Irving (Falkirk) won 5&4 against Jack Walsh from Kirkcaldy. Next up was Ben Craggs (Glenbervie) with another great display ,Ben won 5&4 against Markus Rikard from Cupar. The Last match was a closely fought match between our own Blair Carnegie (Glenbervie) and Lundin’s Young talet Niall McMullen, the match hung in the balance but after so many great recovery shots from Blair the game finished at the 17th with Blair winning 2&1.
The Final result was Stirlingshire 6 I/2 to Fife 1 1/2.
A great start to the season for the boys and looking forward to our next match on the 26th of May which is a West of Scotland Boys League match against Ayrshire at Falkirk Golf Club.