Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Keeping it in the Smith family at Kirkcudbright championships

This year the Kirkcudbright county championship was played at Dalbeattie Golf Club where 32 of the best golfers competed for the scratch trophy.  The weather was sunny and warm and the course in good condition.
Winner of the stroke-play championship was local player Craig Smith, winning on countback from Douglas Borland (Southerness), both scoring 70.  The handicap prize was won by Craig's father, Billy Smith who scored 74 less six for a net 68.  
The top  eight scratch players go through to the Kirkcudbright match-play championship and the draw is:
C Smith (Dal) v  I McBeth (CD),  C Gray(Kbt) v C Heuchan (Southerness), G Blayney (Dal) v C Riddick
 (S/ness), W Smith(Dal) v- D. Borland (S/ness)
Matches to be played by Sunday, May 27

Photograph shows Billy Smith (handicap winner), William Watson (President), Craig Smith (scratch winner) being presented with their prizes.

Kirkcudbrightshire Team Championship
The quarter-finals of the championship were played on Monday evening in excellent conditions.  Through to the semi-finals are: 
Kirkcudbright (bye) ,  Castle Douglas, who defeated Dalbeattie 4.5 to 1.5, Southerness who defeated New Galloway 6-0: Gatehouse who defeated Brighouse Bay 5-1.
The semi-final draw is Castle Douglas v Southerness ;  Gatehouse -v- Kirkcudbright: the matches to be played on Monday, May 21

Jeff 
Championship Secretary
Kirkcudbrightshire Golfers' Association.

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