Ayrshire lost 3-6 to Midlothian at Dumfries and County Golf Club today. Midlothian took the foursomes 2-1 , and then the singles 4-2.
South Division champions Dumfries-shire scored a very good opening 6 1/2-2 1/2 win over North Division qualifiers Perth and Kinross in the opening day's other match.
MIDLOTHIAN 6, AYRSHIRE 3
Karen Marshall and Wendy Nicholson bt Cathering Melcolm and Debbie Watt 3 and 2.
Sally Shepherd and Linda Bain lost to Lesley Hendery and Jenny Linklater 2 holes.
Jane Turner and Gabrielle Macdonald bt Audrey Thompson and Connie Jaffrey 2 holes.
Marshall lost to Malcolm 2 holes.
Kate McIntosh bt Gillian Arnott 5 and 3.
Nicholson bt Lesley Arnott 3 and 1.
Kirsten Blackwood lost to Linklater 2 and 1
Macdonald bt Thompson 4 and 3.
Turner bt Jaffrey 2 and 1.