Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Matthew Dalrymple wins West of Scotland 

boys' title after classic final

Matthew Dalrymple of Old Ranfurly Golf Club is the 2016 West of Scotland boys' match-play champion. 
In an excellent final at Mount Ellen Golf Club, Matthew, pictured, defeated Jack McMorris of East Kilbride by 2 and 1. However the score fails to reveal the true excitement of this match and the final drama. Matthew started on fire with four birdies in the first six holes to be five up and coasting. However Jack rallied with three birdies of his own and stood on the 14th tee only one down and game on.   
Jack pushed his drive about forty yards short and right of the green but left hander Matthew rose to the challenge and boomed his drive on to the green to make an easy birdie. The hole measures 311 yards! 
This put Matthew two up with four to play and they halved in to give Matthew victory.
Dalrymple is 17 years old and is heading to King University in Bristol,  Tennessee to embark on a four-year golf scholarship.
Jack, also 17, is having a gap year and hoping to follow a similar golf scholarship in America next year. Both boys are playing next week in Scottish boys' stroke-play at Lanark GC next week.

Jack McMorris  bt  Scott McPherson at 19th
Matthew Dalrymple  bt   Aaron McGinlay  6 and 5

Dalrymple   bt  McMorris   2 and 1

Willie Sharpe

Press Officer




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