Shire side miss out in tro­phy de­fence

East Kilbride News - - SPORT -

La­nark­shire put up a brave de­fence of their Scot­tish Area Team Cham­pi­onship, but lost in the semi-fi­nals to even­tual win­ners North East Golf As­so­ci­a­tion.

The team qual­i­fied in sixth place over the 10 rounds, and beat Ayr­shire 3.5/1.5 in the quar­ters.

How­ever, they lost out to North East by 4-1 in the semi­fi­nal, who went on to beat Loth­i­ans in the final.

Lewis Irvine (17) from Kirkhill made an ex­cel­lent d e b u t f o r L a na r k s h i r e ‘A’ team by scor­ing level par in the qual­i­fy­ing rounds, scor­ing 70 74 against a par of 144 at the tough New­machar Golf Com­plex.

The La­nark­shire team was Gra­ham Rankin, Steven Ren­nie and Do­minic Dougan (all Drumpel­lier), Gor­don Yates (Colville Park), Ed Wood (Crow Wood), Lewis Ir vine ( Ki r k h i l l ) . T h e t e a m wa s man­aged by Wil­lie Sharpe ( Ha m i l t o n ) w i t h K e n n y Gal­lacher (East Kil­bride) as as­sis­tant man­ager.

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