Members of the host club were to the fore when the inaugural Ayrshire handicap Strokeplay Championship took place at Rowallan Castle on Sunday 25th June.

Rowallan Castle members took seven of the nine prize vouchers on offer during the competition, with, seventeen handicapper William Brown taking the top prize with his net 71 which put him two ahead of his closest challengers.

53 players eventually took part in the competition and the course was in good condition but a breeze made it testing at times and contributed to the CSS rising by three shots to 75.

The prizewinners were :-

Player Club Scratch Handicap Nett
Best Nett William Brown Rowallan Castle 88 17 71
0 – 12 – 1st Chris Hobson Irvine 78 5 73
0-12 – 2nd Iain Houston Rowallan Castle 79 5 74 bih
0-12 – 3rd Gary Allison Rowallan Castle 77 3 74 bih
0-12 – 4th Bruce Travers Loudoun 76 2 74 bih
13-24 – 1st Blair Taylor Rowallan Castle 88 15 73
13-24 – 2nd Alex Macneil Rowallan Castle 94 19 75
13-24 – 3rd David Rooney Rowallan Castle 94 18 76
13-24 – 4th Gerry Brannigan Rowallan Castle 91 14 77