Monday, August 07, 2017

Renfrewshire boys triumph again

                               PRESS RELEASE
Renfrewshire Boys Golf Team continued the defence of the West League Title with a 5 – 3 win away against Glasgow at Haggs Castle Golf Club on Sunday 6th August.

This result maintains their position at the top of the league.

The course was in great condition despite the recent wet weather, but some of the boys found the going a bit tough reflected in the scores..

The Renfrewshire team showed a couple of changes from the last match with both the two unbeaten players Cammy Johnstone and Aidan O’Hagan unavailable together with Greg McCaffer.

The games mostly started the way that they would finish with those who were up early on maintaining that advantage with virtually no signs of recovery from any of their opponents.

Jonny Murphy was first to fall not finding his game at all and going down by 6/5.

Recovery was quick however with Timmy Erskine making his first appearance this year playing steady golf and running out a comfortable winner by 6/4.

Roddy McAuley was back to his best after his disappointing performance in the last match and was comfortable in his 6/4 victory.

Josh Greer playing for the County for the first time had a bit of a struggle but came through in the end winning on the 17th having seemed well in control earlier on when 3 up after 9.

Euan English brought into the team for his first game this year never really got going and struggled with his game against a solid opponent and went out quietly by 5/4.

Aiden Reid playing on what was his home course until this year was very disappointing, starting his match with a snap hook off the first tee, lost ball, and never recovered and went down easily by 7/6.

Undefeated Euan McNeill maintained his impressive record this year, despite trying to give the managers palpitations, 3 up with 5 to play he lost 3 in a row and was all square with 2 to play, solid half at 17, and when his opponent failed to get a par at 18 he won the match with a solid par for a 1 hole victory.

In the top game Ibrahim Hussain, having travelled up from Manchester for the match, and despite a three-putt at the first, quickly got into his stride. He was in no mood to give anything away to his opponent and proved his worth with a comfortable 6 and 5 win.

The match, as always, was again played in a very sporting manner

Renfrewshire names first


Jonathan Murphy – (Erskine) lost to Dean Farmer (Cathkin Braes) 6 and 5

Timmy Erskine – (Kilmacolm) bt Max Blanchflower (Haggs Castle) 6 and 4.

Roddy McAuley – (Fereneze) bt Josh White (Bishopbriggs) 6 and 4

Josh Greer – (Gourock) bt Thomas Rankine (Haggs Castle) 2 and 1

Euan English – (Erskine) lost to Chris McMillan (Bishopbriggs 5 and 4.

Aidan Reid (Whitecraigs) lost to Nick Braney (Cathcart Castle) 7 and 6

Euan McNeill – (Lochwinnoch) bt Louis Fleming (Haggs Castle) 1 hole

Ibrahim Hussain – (Eastwood) bt Alan Murphy (Ralston) 6 and 5.

Graham McGee
Press Officer
Renfrewshire Golf Union



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