Monday, August 22, 2016

Renfrewshire boys win at Dumbarton GC

Renfrewshire boys' golf team continued the defence of the West League Title with a solid. 5.5-2.5 win against Dunbartonshire at Dumbarton Golf Club, leaving them undefeated so far this year with two wins and two draws.
Despite the poor weather of the past few days the course, although heavy in places, was in a very good condition, reflecting the money spent by the club to improve the drainage.
Renfrewshire could field only three Under -8 players due to other commitments and played an experienced Under-16 to fill the gap. Two new players were used in the Under-16s but unfortunately for Timothy Erskine he did not get a game as Dunbartonshire failed to field an opponent for him.
None of the boys had played the course before but as far as the Under-16s were concerned this did not affect them, with two having convincing wins while the third player lost on the last green.
In the Under-18s matches there was a big win and a big defeat with the final outcome resting on the last two games on the course, and with both Renfrewshire boys losing with three holes to play it did not look good.
However, Jamie Sinnamon won 16 and 17 to go one up and a half in 4 at the last gave him victory by one hole
Meanwhile, Ibrahim Hussain made birdie at 16 and 17 to square his match and came close to winning but his final putt on 18 stayed out.
The final result was a 5.5 to 2.5 win to Renfrewshire.
Final word on Tom McKenzie who has performed very well for Renfrewshire over the last two seasons and bowed out in this match with a  9 and 7 victory before he sets off with his golfing family for a new life in Holland. We  wish him well.
Also thanks for their previous contributions to the team for Matthew Dalrymple and Lewis Breslin who are now off on their next life experience at college in America. We hope you both do well



Timothy Erskine (Kilmacolm) walk-over

Cameron Johnstone (Eastwood) lost to Ian Taggart (Lenzie) 1 hole.
Aidan O’Hagan (Old Course Ranfurly) bt Cameron Cairns (Clydebank and Dist) 6 and 5. 
Tom MacKenzie (East Renfrewshire) bt Max McCluskey (Lenzie) 9 and 7. 

Euan McNeill (Lochwinnoch) lost to Rhys Thompson (Palacerigg) 7 and 5.
Stewart Percy (Caldwell) bt Kyle Reid (Balmore) 7 and 6.
Jamie Sinnamon (Greenock Whinhill) bt Calum Burns (Balmore) 1 hole.
Ibrahim Hussain (Eastwood) halved with Euan McBride (Lenzie).


Graham McGee 
Renfrewshire Golf Union



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