Thursday, October 08, 2015



With three of six matches played, the Renfrewshire Golf Union A team is again mounting a serious challenge in the West of Scotland Championship.  Having retained the trophy for the past thirteen years, new captain Andrew Farmer is under pressure to extend that record but, with fourteen holes played in the match against Lanarkshire at Kilmacolm Golf Club, it did not look good with the Renfrewshire side down in five matches and up in only two.
Craig Watson was one down but clawed his way back and a lost ball for his opponent at the last started to turn things round.  Then Lee Jenkins from Elderslie, who was three up after ten and one down after fourteen won his game at the last when Andrew Steven (Easter Moffat) hit his drive out of bounds.  Nails were being bitten as Old Course Ranfurly youngster Stewart Watt – one up after ten and two down after fourteen in his game against Mark O’Donnell from Hamilton - fought back to win three of the last four holes for a narrow victory. David Dickson (Bonnyton) held on to win the final game giving Renfrewshire a solid 5.5 to 2.5 win in an amazing turn of fortunes.
With three matches left to play, Ayrshire top the league with 6 points with Renfrewshire only a point behind and with the Ayrshire match scheduled for October 18 at Bonnyton.  Renfrewshire’s next challenge is against Dunbartonshire at Kirkintilloch on 11 October.

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