Royal Troon's Michael Smyth wins the Hillhouse Cup
Sunday 21 May 2017
Royal Troon's Michael Smyth stormed to victory by four shots in this year's Hillhouse Cup, played over the Old Course on Sunday 21 May 2017
Sixty of Ayrshire's top amateur golfers teed up at Royal Troon and from the Championship tees to compete in the Hillhouse Cup, one of the region’s leading amateur events. The competition was played in typically testing weather conditions with only 22 of 60 players posting a score of less than 80.
Michael Smyth negotiated his way around the course to post an impressive two-under-par score of 69, four shots ahead of second placed Rory McKenzie of Troon Welbeck on 73.
The 2014 winner Stuart Robin (Prestwick St Cuthbert) was third on 74 whilst the next four places were shared on 75, by Sandy Buchanan (Prestwick St Nicholas), Iain Brown (West Kilbride), Jim Johnston (Ayr Belleisle) and Steven Wallace (Prestwick St Cuthbert).
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Royal Troon Golf Club, Sunday 21 May 2017