Thursday, 26 May 2016

INTER COUNTY FOURSOMES FINALS - START TIMES

Inter County Foursomes Final -- Hamilton Golf Club :  Monday 6th June 2016
Scratch
Lanarkshire -- Renfrewshire
9.30am:  S Sergenson & A Roulson --  D Jackson & L Stewart
9.40am: M Hughes & J Paterson --  G McGinlay & M Woodhead

Dumbarton & Argyll -- Ayrshire
9.50am: L Campbell & L McGeachy -- C Malcolm & D Watt
10.00am: L McCathie & K Rodgers -- A Thompson & L Keohone
Handicap
Lanarkshire -- Renfrewshire
10.10am: A Cameron & A Woodland -- A McKenzie & L Boyd
10.20am: A Sillars & J McMillan  -- M Muir & M Mitchell
10.30am: J Maddock & E Taylor --  L Brown & L Crichton
10.40am: A Lloyd & P Casey -- C McNally & G Unick
Dumbarton & Argyll -- Ayrshire
10.50am:  S Niven & C Hill -- A Glennie & A Edgar
11.00am: N Choat & A Cumberland -- L Wilson & L Macdonald
11.10am: F Rattray & E Monachan -- H McGibbon & F Brawley
11.20am: D Gilmour & J Sinclair -- R Lockie & L Leggate

PAMELA PRETSWELL QUALIFIES FOR USA WOMEN'S OPEN

Pamela Pretswell secured the fifth and final spot on three-under-par 141 (70-71) in the qualifying 36 hole European qualifier for the 2016 USA Women's Open Championship.
The Scot from Hamilton said: “I’m absolutely delighted. This is my first time playing in US Women’s Open qualifying and I’m looking forward to playing in California.
"I’ve played in two British Opens but to go over to America will be amazing and a good experience. I just tried to stay patient all day and make as many birdies as we could.
"I think I was very patient which is something I’m not always good at but it’s been coming for a while, so it’s nice. It’s massive and I’m looking forward to next month and hopefully I can continue playing good golf.”
Other Scots who did well but not quite well enough by finishing in the top 20 were Carly Booth (T8 on 143: 71-72), Kylie Walker (T11 on 145: 71-74) and Vikki Laing (T18 on 147: 71-76

To read the full report go to Kirkwood Golf.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

APOLOGIES - WILL TRY MY BEST !!

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Friday, 20 May 2016

WEST OF SCOTLAND COUNTY TEAMS HAVE BEEN SELECTED


This years West of Scotland County Jamboree matches are being played at Douglas Park Golf Club from 20th to 22nd June. 

The following team has been chosen to represent  Ayrshire 

Audrey Thompson (Loudoun Gowf)
Catherine Malcolm (St Cuthberts)
Debbie Watt (Bellisle)
Emma Hale (Troon)
Jenny Linklater (Largs) 
Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 
Lorna Rennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 
Roz Purdom (St Nicholas)
Reserve - Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 

The following team has been chosen to represent Dunbartonshire and Argyll

Claire Hargan (St Regulus)
Anne Laing (Vale of Leven)
Lorraine Campbell (Cardross)
Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle)
Jillian Farrell (Cardross)
Lori McDonald (Cardross)
Lorna McClymont (Milngavie)
Fiona Rattray (Douglas Park) 

The following team has been chosen to represent Lanarkshire 


Kirsten Brown  (Strathaven)

Alyson Hendry (Hamilton)
Lesley Lloyd    (Hayston)
Susan McGrenaghan (Mount Ellen)
Fiona Norris     (Hamilton)
Molly Richmond  (Strathaven)
Katie Scott  (Strathaven)
Susan Wood (Drumpellier)

The following team has been chosen to represent Renfrewshire 

Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)
Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies)
Gillian Kyle ( East Renfrewshire)
Gillian McGinlay (Troon Ladies)
Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle)
Liz Stewart (Greenburn)
Carol Whyte (Milngavie)
Reserve Julie Wilson (Williamwood)

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

EILIDH BRIGGS HAS A GREAT SCORE AT PAISLEY GOLF CLUB

RLCGA's Spring Meeting was played over Paisley Golf Club yesterday Monday, 16 May 2016. It was a dry but cold day and 56 ladies participated. The CSS was 74 (SSS 74).


EILIDH - SCRATCH WINNER AT PAISLEY

Despite a triple bogey 7 at the 9th hole at Paisley Golf Club yesterday County Champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm Golf Club) had a magnificent 3 under par 71 to play to her handicap of +3 to have a net 74 (SSS 74) . Investigations are in process to see if this is a ladies course record over the course. She was the only player to break 80.

To read more go to the RLCGA Website

Ranfurly Castles Ladies Open Day and Mixed Foursomes



The Ladies Open Day is on Thursday 21st July, 2016 .  CLICK HERE FOR YOUR ENTRY FORM
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THURSDAY 21ST JULY 2016 

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There are also entry forms for the Mixed Foursomes and Gents Open Days. 

LANARKSHIRE COUNTY MAY SPOON RESULTS

It was a lovely sunny day on Sunday 15th May at Shotts GC for the Lanarkshire County spoon competition.
Results
SS71 CSS 74
Division 1
Alyson Hendry 73
Lesley Lloyd 75
Scratch :Alyson Hendry 77
Division 2
Barbara Livingstone 70
Kay Cherrie 72
Scratch: Barbara Livingstone 89
2015
Spoon Final winner: Lesley Lloyd 75

Monday, 16 May 2016

DRAW FOR SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP AT WEST KILBRIDE

Scottish women's amateur close championship at West Kilbride
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND
TUESDAY, MAY 31

08.30 Wendy Nicholson, Stacey Cameron, Eilidh Briggs.
08.40 Eilidh Watson, Katie Reid, Hannah Scott.
08.50 Joanne Free, Rachael Taylor, Megan Briggs.

09.00 Rachel Foster, Dawn Young, Lorna Ronnie.
09.10 Connie Jaffrey, Ailsa Summers, Karen Marshall.
09.20 Katie Scott, Carys Irvine, Amy McDonald.
09:30 Lauren Whyte, Jennifer Rankine, Alison Bartlett.
09.40 Louise Fraser, Catherine Garrett, A Glennie.
09.50 Gabrielle MacDonald, Rachel Polson, Cara Thompson.

10.10 Claire McLaughlin, Lorna Munro, Eva O'Connor
10.20 Jennifer Saxton, Samantha Leslie, Margaret Sievwright.
10.30 Kimberley Beveridge, Jennifer Allan, Karen Ferguson-Snedden.
10.40 Chloe Goadby, Nicola Callander, Gillian Paton.
10:50 Porscha Wilson, Margo Gardner, Lori Macdonald,

11.00 Susan Wood, Emma Hale, Jess Meek.
11:10 Nicola Robertson, J Graham, Lesley Atkins.
11:20 Rachel Walker, Kate McIntosh, Ruth Hunter
11.40 Louise Duncan, Elaine Moffat, Kirsty Brodie
11:50 Clara Young, Alison McBride, Tara Mactaggart.

12:00 Hannah McCook, Molly Stewart, Jasmine Mackintosh

Thursday, 12 May 2016

LANARKSHIRE INTER COUNTY QUALIFIERS

Lanarkshire County enjoyed a lovely sunny warm but breezy day at Carluke Golf Club yesterday for the qualifying round of the Inter County Foursomes and Commonwealth Spoons today.

Those who have qualified for the Finals at Hamilton Golf Club on Monday 6th June are as follows:
Scratch Qualifiers
1. Sheila Sergenson & Ann Roulston (East Kilbride) 86
2. May Hughes (Lanark) & Jennifer Paterson (Drumpellier) 87
Reserves: Gail Campbell (East Kilbride) & Jane Lees(Cathkin Braes) 94
Handicap Qualifiers
1. Anne Cameron & Aileen Woodland (Strathaven) 79.5
2. Anne Sillars & Jan McMillan (Hayston) 80
3. Jean Maddock & Edna Taylor (Wishaw) 81
4. Morag McDonald & Joyce Chalmers (East Kilbride) 81.5 BIH
Reserves: Pat Casey & Anne Lloyd 81.5 BIH
Those who have qualified for the Commonwealth Spoons at Eyemouth GC on Wednesday 7th September.
1 Sheila Sergenson & Ann Roulston 75
2 Anne Cameron & Aileen Woodland 79.5
Reserves: Anne Sillars & Jan McMillan 80

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

KILMACOLM OPEN DAY

KILMACOLM GOLF CLUB

Kilmacolm Open Day is on Thursday 11th August and is a Greensome Stableford with an entry fee of £18 per couple.  
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR ENTRY FORM

Sunday, 1 May 2016

WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP CANCELLED

Unfortunately due to the overnight rain and as per the head greenkeeper the greens at Bonnyton Golf Course are flooding and therefore the West of Scotland Championship has been cancelled.
An alternative date is in the process of trying to be arranged

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

SUSAN WOOD IS THE LANARKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPION

Susan Wood - 2016 Lanarkshire County Champion
Photo courtesy of Jean Macintyre
Drumpellier's Susan Wood, the top seed, won the Lanarkshire women's county championship for a second time at Hamilton Golf Club today.
Susan, previously champion in 2008, won by 4 and 3 in the final against home club player Alyson Hendry.
Alyson, title-winner in 1987, 1990 and 91, had never lost in a county final until this one.
Wood went one up with a par at the third and was still one up at the turn, the sixth being halved in birdie 4s.
Henry birdie the par-5 11th to square the match but was bunkered at both the 12th and 13th, losing them both to go two down.
Wood went three up with a par at the 14th and was conceded the 15th and a 4 and 3 victory
In the morning semi-finals, Wood beat defending champion Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) by 2 and 1 while Hendry beat Kirstin Brown (Strathaven) 3 and 2
In a close all-Hamilton bronze championship final, Heather Stewart bt Elizabeth Nelson 3 and 2.

LANARKSHIRE WOMEN'S COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Hamilton Golf Club
SCRATCH
SEMI-FINALS
S Wood (Drumpellier) beat L Lloyd (Hayston) 2 and 1.
A Hendry (Hamilton) beat K Brown (Strathaven) 3 and 2.
FINAL
Wood beat Hendry 4 and 3.
BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP
FINAL
H Stewart (Hamilton) beat E Nelson (Hamilton) 3 and 2

D&A CHAMPION IS LORNA McCLYMONT FROM MILNGAVIE

Lorna McClymont - 2016 D&A County Champion
with Karen Maxwell (Captain) and Enid Young (President) 
Host club member Lorna McClymont, the No 7 qualifier, won the Dunbartonshire and Argyll women's county championship for the first time today at Milngavie Golf Club.
In the final, Lorna won by 5 and 4 against former Scotland international Claire Hargan (Regulus), who was six times champion of Midlothian between 2003 and 2009
Hargan beat top seed Jillian Farrell (Cardross) by 5 and 4 in the morning semi-finals when McClymont won at the 19th against Lorraine Campbell (Cardross).
Lorna was fast out of the blocks with a birdie at the first hole.
Claire won the second, then Lorna won the third and McClymont was four up at the turn.
That became a five-hole lead when Lorna won the 10th. Hargan won the 12th but it was too little too late. After halving 13, won the 14th with a birdie to regain a five-hole lead and claim her first county championship
In the semi-final against Farrell, Hargan won the 10th and 12th before holing a long putt on 13 to go three up.
The 14th was halved and Claire managed to sink a putt on 15 for a 4 to win by 4 and 3.
In the other semi-final Lorna McClymont played steadily but Lorraine Campbell will be rueing a few early putts missed which saw her fall to three down at the turn.
Lorraine was still three down after 14 before she rallied to win two holes and then birdied the last hole to square the match and take it down the 19th.
McClymont won at the 19th with a 4 after Lorraine was bunkered.
The Bronze championship final was a closely fought affair between Mandy Allen (Milngavie) and Rae Strang (Cardross). Rae triumphed by two holes.

RESULTS
CHAMPIONSHIP
SEMI-FINALS
Claire Hargan (St Regulus) beat Jillian Farrell (Cardross) 4 and 3.
Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) beat Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) 19th
FINAL
McClymont beat Hargan 5 and 4

BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP
FINAL
Rae Strang (Cardross) bt Mandy Allen (Milngavie) 2 holes.

SPOT THE BALL - Courtesy of Lorraine Campbell 


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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW FOR BOYNTON


West of Scotland Championship
Bonnyton Golf Club
Sunday 1 May 2016
12pmSusan WoodEilidh Briggs
12.07Megan BriggsEmma HaleLesley Lloyd
12.15Catherine MalcolmGillian KyleKirsten Brown
12.22Laura McGeachyJulie WilsonSusan McGrenaghan
12.30Carol WhyteJanice PatersonFiona Rattray
12.37Lorraine CampbellSara McCorkellJoanna Scott
12.45Carol FellGillian McGinlayCharlotte McCluskey
12.52Liz StewartLorna McClymontCarol McNally
1.00Donna JacksonMary ScottAnna MacKenzie




Please note access to the club is via Newton Mearns (New Humbie Road)  or Humbie Road from Glasgow Road just before Eaglesham - no access through Eaglesham village.

D&A CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Snow at the 4th - Photo taken by Lorraine Campbell
FIRST ROUND

 Jillian Farrell beat Kay McColl 9 and 8.
Aileen Baker beat Enid Young 6 and 5.
Claire Hargan beat Lynn McCathie 3 and 2.
Laura McGeachy beat Helen Faulds 2 holes.
Caroline King beat Joyce Tait 4 and 3.
Lorraine Campbell beat Ann Shanks 8 and 6.
Lorna McClymont beat Cathy Skinner 6 and 4.
Lori MacDonald beat Lynn MacDonald 9 and 7. 

Quarter Finals 
Jillian Farrell (Cardross) beat Aileen Baker (Crail)  3/2
Claire Hargan ( St Regulas) beat Laura McGeachy (Haggs Castle) 1 up
Lorraine Campbell (Cardross)  beat Caroline King (Clober) 6/5
Lorna McClymont (Dumbarton) beat Lori MacDonald (Cardross) 2/1
            
BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP
 SEMI-FINALS
Mandy Allen ( Milngavie) beat Audrey Gardiner 5 and 4
Rae Strang (Cardross) beat Chris Dingwall (Douglas Park) 4 and 3.

To read the full report go to Kirkwood Golf Website

LANARKSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Top seed Susan Wood (Drumpellier) will play defending champion Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) tomorrow morning in the semi-finals of the Lanarkshire women's county championship at Hamilton Golf Club.
The other semi-final will feature Strathaven's Kirstin Brown against home course player Alyson Hendry

1st Round 
Susan Wood beat Anne Cameron 7&6
Angela Devine beat Janice Paterson at 20th
Lesley Lloyd beat Adelia McEwan 7&6
Eva O'Connor eat Elaine Morris 2 & 1
Kirsten Brown WO
Katie Scott beat Ruth Hunter 6&4
Allison Bell beat Margaret Flynn 5&4
Alyson Hendry bea Aileen Woodland 8&7

Quarter Finals
Susan Wood beat Angela Devine 4&3
Lesley Lloyd beat Eva O'Connor 3&2
Kirstin Brown beat Katie Scott 4&3
Alyson Hendry beat Allison Bell 1 up

Bronze Championship Semi Final

Elizabeth Nelson bt Margaret Marshall 1up
Heather Stewart bt Mel Watt 4&3
Tomorrow's Final
Elizabeth Nelson v H Stewart

Semi Finals tomorrow
9.00 Susan Wood, Drumpellier, v Lesley Lloyd, Hayston
9.10 Kirstin Brown, Strathaven, v Alyson Hendry, Hamilton

Monday, 25 April 2016

SUSAN WOOD IS TOP QUALIFIER IN THE LANARKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

Susan Wood (Drumpellier), pictured by Jean Macintyre, winner of the title in 2008 but beaten twice in subsequent finals, earned the top seeding for this year's Lanarkshire women's county championship with a round of 75, which matched the CSS, in today's qualifying round at Hamilton.

Her playing partner was defending champion Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) who was the fifth best qualifier with an 82.

Championship Qualifiers who are able to play in the match-play which starts tomorrow morning

SSS 72 CSS 75
1 Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 75
2 Alyson Hendry (Hamilton) 77 BIH
3 Kirsten Brown (Strathaven) 77
4 Eva O'Connor (Bothwell Castle) 82 BIH
5 Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) 82
6 Ruth Hunter (Lanark) 84
7 Allison Bell (Strathaven) 85
8 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 86 BIH
9 Angela Devine Hamilton 86
10 Margaret Flynn (Hamilton) 89 BIH
11 Katie Scott (Strathaven) 89
12 Adelia McEwan (Hayston) 92
13 Elaine Morris (Hamilton) 93
14 Joan Allan (Hamilton) 94
15 Aileen Woodland (Strathaven) 97 BIH
16 Anne Cameron (Strathaven) 97 BIH

TUESDAY'S CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW
9.00 S Wood v A Cameron
9.07 A Devine v J Paterson
9.14 L Lloyd v A McEwan
9.22 E Morris v E O'Connor
9.30 K Brown v J Allan
9.37 K Scott v R Hunter
9.45 A Bell v M Flynn
9.52 A Woodland v A Hendry

BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS
who are able to play in the match-play

1 Elizabeth Nelson (Hamilton) 94
2 Mel Watt (Strathaven) 103
3 Heather Stewart (Hamilton) 106
4 Margaret Marshall (Wishaw) 106
MATCH-PLAY SEMI-FINALS
10.00 E Nelson v M Marshall
10.07 H Stewart v M Watt

Winner of the Centenary Salver for lowest Net score - Elizabeth Nelson

JILLIAN FARRELL LEADS THE D&A COUNTY QUALIFIERS


Jillian Farrell (Cardross) - courtesy of Lorraine Campbell

Jillian Farrell (Cardross), pictured above by  Lorraine Campbell, was in a class of her own with an outstanding round of 68 - 11 better than the No 2 qualifier Lori MacDonald - in horrendous conditions of rain, sleet and snow for the qualifying round of the Dunbartonshire and Argyll women's county championship.
The automatic draw for tomorrow morning's first round ties pits Lori MacDonald against her mum in the first round. Lynne has recently just got into the Silver Division by way of a great score in her medal last week at Cardross.
QUALIFIERS
Silver Division
1. Jillian Farrell 68
2. Lori MacDonald 79
3. Laura McGeachy 81
4. Caroline King 81
5. Claire Hargan 82
6. Aileen Baker 83
7. Lorna McClymont 83
8. Ann Shanks 83
9. Enid Young 88
10. Lorraine Campbell 89
11. Lynne McCathie 89
12. Cathy Skinner 89
13. Helen Faulds 91
14. Joyce Tait 101
15. Lynne MacDonald 103
16. Kay McColl 103

Bronze Division
1. Mandy Allen 93
2. Rae Strang 98
3. Chris Dingwall 105
4. Audrey Gardiner 106

SCRATCH CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH-PLAY TIES
TUESDAY MORNING
FIRST ROUND
9.00 Jillian Farrell v Kay McColl
9.08 Enid Young v Aileen Baker
9.16 Claire Hargan v Lynn McCathie
9.24 Helen Faulds v Laura McGeachy
9.32 Caroline King v Joyce Tait
9.40 Lorraine Campbell v Ann Shanks
9.48 Lorna McClymont v Cathy Skinner
9.56 Lynn MacDonald v Lori MacDonald

BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS
10.04 Mandy Allen v Audrey Gardiner
10.12 Rae Strang v Chris Dingwall

Sunday, 24 April 2016

AYRSHIRE GIRLS' SPRING SILVER SALVER

Sarah Ramsay - centre with trophy

5 girls battled the windy conditions at Ardeer today in Ayrshire Girls' Spring Salver competition. Sarah Ramsay (West Kilbride) had an excellent round of 84, nett 71 which matched the standard scratch and wins the trophy. Close on her heels was local girl Luisa Gibson with a nett 73 followed by Cristina McCracken (Troon Ladies) on 75.


Katie Ronnie (Barassie) and Susie Walsh (Troon Ladies) (pictured above) - played 9 holes from forward tees in the Pre-handicap competition. Both girls played lovely golf and have a very good 'feel' for the chipping shots and putting - a delight to be with and we look forward to seeing more of them in the future.


Thanks go to June Kerr for the report and photographs

TROON LADIES - HAZEL MACGARVIE IS LEADING WEST OF SCOTLAND PLAYER AT THE HELEN HOLM TROPHY

Hazel MacGarvie
Shannon McWilliam, 16-year-old from Aboyne, was the leading Scot at the Helen Holm Trophy finishing tied 18th on 227 with rounds of 72, 75 and 80 (41-39) for 227. She had no birdies over the windy Royal Troon links and had a double bogey 5 at the short eighth plus six bogeys.

Last year, Shannon finished third after leading the field with six holes to play.

Second-best Scots were Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) and West of Scotland 's Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies), - pictured left both on 229. Ailsa's rounds were 76-79-74, Hazel 78-75-76.

HELEN HOLM SCOTTISH WOMEN'S OPEN AMATEUR STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Rounds 1 and 2: Troon Portland. Round 3: Royal Troon
LEADING TOTALS
Par 216 (3x72) SSS 77 77 77 CSS 79, 80 (r/o), 80 (r/o)
217 O Winning (Rotherham) 73 72 72
218 O Mehaffey (Royal Co Down Ladies) 67 74 77
219 M Dunne (Skerries) 71 73 75
220 L Lundqvist (Swe) 69 72 79
221 B Popel (Long Ashton) 74 71 76, A Bailey (Kirby Muxloe) 72 72 77
223 M MacLaren (Wellingborough) 72 79 72, L Horsford (Wimbledon Park) 75 75 73, N Banovec (Slovenia) 73 74 76, B Garton (Royal Lytham) 74 72 77.
224 E Esborn (Swe) 70 79 75, M Lockett (Huddersfield) 76 72 76, J Ross (Queens Univ) 70 73 81.
225 C Ryan (Castletroy) 73 77 75, C Frankish (Chart Hills) 71 79 75, H Muse (W Lancs) 75 73 77, P Grant (Lisburn) 70 76 79
227 P Finlay (Vicars Cross) 76 77 74, S McWilliam (Aboyne) 72 75 80
228 F Moork (Swe) 75 79 74
229 A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 76 79 74, G Clews (Delamere Forest) 79 73 77, H MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) 78 75 76

OTHER SCOTTISH SCORES (West of Scotland players in bold)
231 K Brodie (Strathmore) 77 76 78,
232 E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 73 80 79
233 K Wright (Stranraer) 79 76 78
234 J Free (Gullane) 77 78 79, T Mactaggart (Minto) 78 76 80,
235  G Batty (Moffat) 77 80 78,
237 K McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 76 80 81, J Farrell (Cardross) 72 78 87
239 G Macdonald (Craigielaw) 80 77 82
241 E Hale (Troon Ladies) 79 81 81, C Goadby (St Regulus) 76 79 86,
244 H McCook (Grantown on Spey) 82 79 83, J Rankine (Haggs Castle) 81 76 87
247 J Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 76 85 86
248 J Saxton (Muckhart) 79 81 88

To read the full report go to Kirkwood Golf Website

And for all the total scores -- CLICK HERE

Saturday, 23 April 2016

WEST OF SCOTLAND PLAYERS JILLIAN, EILIDH, HAZEL, JENNIFER AND EMMA ALL MAKE THE CUT AT THE HELEN HOLM


Jillian Farrell - Leading West of Scotland Player
Photo - Courtesy of Lorraine Campbell
By COLIN FARQUHARSON 
with player quotes from Iona Scott of Scottish Golf 
Much colder and windier conditions on Day 2 of the Helen Holm Scottish women's open amateur stroke play championship made scoring a bit more difficult (CSS 80 compared with a CSS of 79 yesterday) than Day 1 with overnight leader Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co Down Ladies) slipping back from a five-under 67 on Friday to a two-over 74 at Troon Portland.
That gave the 18-year-old defending champion from Northern Ireland, ranked No. 9 female amateur in the world, a 36-hole tally of three-under 141, a mark which was equalled late in the day by Sweden's Linda Lundqvist with rounds of 69 and 72.
Linda's world ranking is No. 872 and her handicap is +1.5, compared with Mehaffey's +4.5 
In fact, Lundqvist should have gone into Sunday's final round over the Royal Troon championship links with a one-shot lead but she bogeyed the 18th.
 The 19-year-old from Sweden said: “I am very pleased as it is my second time in Scotland and I’m not used to this wind. I did not expect to be leading going into the final round, so I am very happy.”
 Mehaffey, who will enrol at Arizona State University in August, said:
“I got off to a bad start with two bogeys and I was a wee bit shaken up coming away with a bogey on one of the easier holes but then I made some really good pars out there and a couple of birdies. So I felt in control even though I had a couple of bad shots and still managed to get  pars out of it, and that’s what it was about today.


“To put yourself into contention after two rounds is all you have to do and so I’m looking forward to tomorrow. If it blows, it will just make it more exciting.”
The joint leaders are two shots clear of  Belfast Queens University student Jessica Ross (70-73 for 143) who had six birdies over the first 13 holes but bogeyed the 17th and double-bogeyed the 18th.
Anna Bailey (Kirby Muxloe), one of the very early starters, is lying tied fourth on 144 with a pair of 72s, alongside Ireland's Maria Dunne whose second-round 73 saw her run up  double bogey 7 at the long 15th and also a bogey 5 at the 18th. 
Leading Scot is 16 year old Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) who led with only six holes to play in this tournament last year before finishing third. This time round she is tied 10th on 147 (72-75) alongside Abertay Dundee University student Nastja Banovec from Slovenia (73-74).
McWilliam was going well after birdies at the 10th and 11th but, into the stiff breeze over the closing holes, she bogeyed the 14th, 15th and 18th.
Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough), winner of a USA college conference title - her eighth win in America over the past four years - earlier in the week, slumped to a 79 for 151. 
Meghan had a triple bogey 7 at the sixth  and six bogeys. Her only two birdies came at the fourth and 17th.
The wind was into the players' faces for most of the inward half so they had to make their score on the front nine. 
At the end of the day a total of 68 players with tallies of 162 and better qualified for the final round on Sunday over the testing Royal Troon links. 
The most notable non-qualifier was young Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe). Sophie and Rochelle Morris (Woodsome Hall), are well placed in the LGU Order of Merit table to gain the two automatic selection places for the Curtis Cup match in June - provided the table positions remain the same AFTER the "Helen Holm," the last counting event before the GB and I team for Dun Laoghaire in June is named at 2pm next Thursday. 
Sophie, who tied for eighth place in last year's "Helen Holm," missed the cut at Troon out by one stroke with 80-83 for 163. 
Rochelle made cut the OK.
Ireland won the international team event run in conjunction with the first two rounds of the "Helen Holm."
FINAL TEAM TOTALS
291 IRELAND (O Mehaffey and C Ryan)
300 ENGLAND ( M MacLaren and I Mehmet)
302 SCOTLAND (C Goadby and S McWilliam)
321 WALES (C Williams and N Greville). 
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SECOND ROUND SCORES 
par 144 (2x72): SSS 77, CSS 79 (Rd 1), 80 reduction only (Rd 2)

141 O Mehaffey (Royal Co Down Ladies) 67 74, L Lundqvist (Swe) 69 72.
143 J Ross (Queens Univ) 70 73 
144 A Bailey (Kirby Muxloe) 72 72, M Dunne (Skerries) 71 73
145 B Popel (Long Ashton) 74 71, O Winning (Rotherham) 73 72 
146 P Grant (Lisburn) 70 76, B Garton (Royal Lytham) 74 72
147 N Banovec (Slovenia) 73 74, S McWilliam (Aboyne) 72 75.
148 M Lockett (Huddersfield) 76 72, H Muse (W Lancs) 75 73 
149 I Mehmet (Royal Mid Surrey) 70 79, E Esborn (Swe) 70 79. 
150 J Farrell (Cardross) 72 78, C Ryan (Castletroy) 73 77, C Frankish (Chart Hills) 71 79, L Horsford (Wimbledon Park) 75 75, L Brunt (Royal Birkdale) 73 77. 
151 M MacLaren (Wellingborough) 72 79 
152 G Clews (Delamere Forest) 79 73 
153 G Coughlin (St Annes Old Links) 77 76, K Brodie (Strathmore) 77 76, E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 73 80, H Macgarvie (Troon Ladies) 78 75, P Finlay (Vicars Cross) 76 77.
154 T Mactaggart (Minto) 78 76,  F Moork (Swe) 75 79, S Giles (St Mellion) 76 78, E Healey (W Lncs) 77 77, C Williams (Wrexham) 75 79.
155 K Wright (Stranraer) 79 76, K Gillum (Lilleshall) 76 79, J Free (Gullane) 77 78, S Nilsson (Swe) 79 76, A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 76 79, L Bailey (Kirby Muxloe) 75 80, C Goadby (St Regulus) 76 79.
156 K McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 76 80.
157 J Rankine (Haggs Castle) 81 76, G Batty (Moffat) 77 80, S Fuller (Roehampton) 74 83, G Macdonald (Craigielaw) 80 77 
158 R Taylor (Laytown and Bettystown) 82 76, F McCann (Royal Cinque Ports) 80 78, A Murphy (Carlow) 75 83; R Morris (Woodsome Hall) 82 76, H Morgan (Hallamshire) 80 78.
159 A Barnes (West Sussex) 85 74
160 J Saxton (Muckhart) 79 81, E Hale (Troon Ladies) 79 81, S Burke (Ballinrobe) 79 81, I Wardle (Prestbury) 79 81, E Slater (Ely City) 79 81 
161 B-J Smith (Woodhall Spa) 83 78, G Lewis (Llanishen) 80 81, J Cope (Weston-super-Mare) 79 82, R Barton (Carden Park) 77 84, J Mackintosh (Hazlehead) 76 85, R Thompson (Cork) 83 78, H McCook (Grantown on Spey) 82 79 
162 J Guest (Gog Magog) 82 80, M Doyle (The Heath) 82 80, M Lawrence (Rochester and Cobham) 81 81, O Bugnard (Fra) 79 83.

MISSED THE CUT
163 K Griffin (USA) 84 79, S Lamb (Clitheroe) 83 80. 
164 K-J Stanley (Manchester) 83 81, J Bowers (Prestbury) 79 85, T Husavora (Slovakia) 81 83, A B Magnusdottir (Ice) 77 87, I Posledni (Cze) 87 77 
165 B Bjornsdottir (Ice) 86 79, G Paton (Royal Montrose) 83 82 L Klimentova (Slovakia) 81 84, N Slater (Furness) 82 83.
166 N Callander (Welwyn GC) 84 82
167 N Greville (Ashburnham) 82 85
168 G Macpherson (Loudoun Gowf) 84 84, V Craig (Royal Belfast) 81 87 
169 L Morrison (Garforth) 79 90
170 S Leslie (Kemnay) 83 87, C Taylor (Nairn) 86 84.
171 K Ferguson-Sneddon (Liberton) 82 89 
173 G Allman (Stanmore) 85 88, C Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies) 79 74.
175 J Graham (Southerness) 84 91

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RENFREWSHIRE, AYRSHIRE, D&A AND LANARKSHIRE COUNTIES WINTER FOURSOMES WINNERS

Brigit Clark , Jennifer Mack  (RLCGA President) and Marilyn Muir
Renfrewshire ladies the last county to play their final of the Winter Foursomes had the courtesy of East Renfrewshire Golf Club yesterday (Friday 22nd April) 

The match was played between Fiona Roger and Evy McGregor (Ranfurly Castle) and Birgit Clark and Marilyn Muir (Old Ranfurly) with RLCGA President Jennifer Mack refereeing the match 

Brigit and Marilyn won by 3&2

To read the full report ---  CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE RLCGA WEBSITE


AYRSHIRE COUNTY WINTER FOURSOMES WINNERS:  --  Helen McGibbon and Fiona Brawley (Kilmarnock Barassie) --- CLICK HERE TO READ THE REPORT FROM THE AYRSHIRE WEBSITE

D&A COUNTY WINTER FOURSOMES WINNERS:  Liz MacLean and Ann Shanks (Dumbarton) ---- CLICK HERE TO READ THE REPORT FROM D&A WEBSITE

LANARKSHIRE COUNTY WINTER FOURSOMES WINNERS:   Jean Allan and Marion Brodie  (Strathaven) 
 -- CLICK HERE TO READ THE REPORT FROM THE LANARKSHIRE WEBSITE

Friday, 22 April 2016

CARDROSS'S JILLIAN FARRELL IS THE LEADING WEST OF SCOTLAND PLAYER ON DAY 1 OF THE HELEN HOLM


Jillian Farrell (Cardross) - courtesy of Lorraine Campbell

Three Scots are in the leading 13 at the end of the first round , but for a host country that has not provided the winner of the Helen Holm Scottish women's open amateur stroke-play championship since Heather Stirling in 2002, it's been an encouraging start at Troon Portland.
West of Scotland's Jillian Farrell (Cardross) returned commendable par 72s to be sharing ninth place in a strong field.
Jillian who birdied the third, 12th and 17th. But for a bogey at the 18th, she would have had a par 71.

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) played in the 2014 Curtis Cup match in America but an injury ruined her 2015 season and she dropped well down the world rankings.

However, Eilidh won the Renfrewshire county championship last week and her opening round of one-over 73 at Troon confirms the impression that she is on the way back. She had only one birdie, at the fifth, sandwiched between bogeys at the second and eighth but Briggs reeled off 10 straight pars after that - a good performance.
The leading 66 players and ties after the end of Saturday play will advance to Sunday's third round over the Royal Troon Open Championship links.
At the moment the cut will be at nine-over-par which would be 153 and ties if the weather stays the same.
LEADING SCORES
Par 72
67 Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co Down Ladies) 32-35
69 Linda Lundqvist (Swe) 35-34
70 I Mehmet (Royal Mid Surrey) 35-35, P Grant (Lisburn) 37-33, J Ross (Queens Sports) 36-34, E Esborn (Swe) 34-36.
71 C Frankish (Chart Hills) 34-37, M Dunne (Skerries) 36-35

72 M MacLaren (Wellingborough) 38-34, S McWilliam (Aboyne) 37-35, A Bailey (Kirby Muxloe) 37-35, J Farrell (Cardross) 35-37
73 E Briggs (Kilmacolm), C Ryan (Castletroy), O Winning (Rotherham), N Banovec (Slovenia), L Brunt (Royal Birkdale)
74 B Popel (Long Ashton), S Fuller (Roehampton), B Garton (Royal Lytham)
75 F Moork (Swe), H Muse (W Lancs), C Williams (Wrexham), L Bailey (Kirby Muxloe), L Horsford (Wimbledon Park), A Murphy (Carlow)
76 S Giles (St Mellion), C Goadby (St Regulus), A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), P Finlay (Vicars Cross), K McIntosh (Broomieknowe), K Gillum (Lilleshall), M Lockett (Huddersfield), J Mackintosh (Hazlehead).
77 A B Magnusdottir (Ice), E Healey (W Lancs), G Batty (Moffat), E Goodall (Selby), K Brodie (Strathmore), J Free (Gullane), G Coughlin (St Annes Old Links), R Barton (Carden Park)
78 H Macgarvie (Troon Ladies), S Sexton (Lahinch), T Mactaggart (Minto).
79 S Nilsson (Swe), G Clews (Delamere Forest), I Wardle (Prestbury), O Bugnard (Fra), K Wright (Stranraer), C Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies), J Saxton (Muckhart), E Hale (Troon Ladies), J Cope (Weston-super-Mare), E Slater (Ely City), J Bowers (Prestbury), S Burke (Ballinrobe), L Morrison (Garforth).

80 H Morgan (Hallamshire), G Macdonald (Craigielaw), G Lewis (Llanishen), F McCann (Royal Cinque Ports).
81 M Lawrence (Rochester and Cobham), L Klimentova (Slovakia), T Husarova (Slovakia), J Rankine (Haggs Castle), V Craig (Royal Belfast)
==== PROJECTED CUT-OFF MARK (9 over par) AFTER SECOND ROUND ==
82 R Morris (Woodsome Hall), H McCook (Grantown on Spey), M Doyle (The Heath, Ire), N Slater (Furness), N Greville (Ashburnham), J Guest (Gog Magog), R Taylor (Laytown and Bettystown), K Ferguson-Snedden (Liberton).
83 S Lamb (Clitheroe), G Paton (Royal Montrose), B-J Smith (Woodhall Spa), S Leslie (Kemnay), K-J Stanley (Manchester).
84 K Griffin (USA), S Birks (Wolstanton), N Callander (Welwyn Garden City), J Graham (Southerness), G Macpherson (Loudoun Gowf).
85 A Barnes (W Sussex), G Allman (Stanmore)
86 B Bjornsdottir (Ice), C Taylor (Nairn).
87 I Posledni (Cze)
Retired L Lau (Fra)


Monday, 18 April 2016

LIZ STEWART WINS THE SCRATCH AWARD AT THE WEST VETS SPRING MEETING

On a VERY BLUSTERY but mostly dry day 78 ladies played in the the West Vets Spring Meeting at Hayston Golf Club.



Liz Stewart (Greenburn) - pictured left had an excellent round of 76 and won the Scratch event .

Jean Irvine (Ranfurly Castle)  won the Silver handicap division and the Super Vets Trophy with a nett 73.

Par 71 SSS 71, CSS 74 RO





RESULTS FROM SPRING MEETING AT HAYSTON -- CLICK HERE

SCOTTISH VETS NEATEN BY IRISH VETS

Scottish and Irish Vets Team

Scottish players, back row, left to right: Fiona De Vries, Lorna McKinlay, Carol Whyte, Meg Sievwright, Kathleen Sutherland (capt), Lesley Lloyd, Lorna Bennett, Alison Bartlett, Sheena Wood
Irish players, front row, left to right: Gertie McMullen, Carol Wickham Mary Dowling, Pat Doran, Pauline Walsh, Capt, Sheena McIlroy, Laura Webb, Mary MacLaren, Suzanne Corcoran

Ireland's senior women's team beat the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association Select 10-2 in the annual two-day match for the Mary McKenna Trophy at Lahinch Golf Club, Co Clare.
The Irish went into the second day leading 3-1 from the four-ball matches and then took the singles - played over 14 holes so that the Scots could be sure of catching their flights homes - by a 7-1 margin.
Scotland's only winner in the singles was Lorna Bennett who had a bag of five birdies as she beat Mary Dowling 3 and 2
RESULTS

FOUR-BALLS (3-1)
(Irish names first)
Carol Wickham and Pat Doran beat Sheena Wood and Meg Sievwright 3 and 2
Laura Webb and Mary MacLaren beat Lorna Bennett and Lesley Lloyd 6 and 5
Susanne Corcoran and Sheena McIlroy lost to Lorna McKinlay and Carol Whyte 1 hole
Mary Dowling and Gerty McMullen beat Fiona de Vries and Alison Bartlett 1 hole
SINGLES (7-1)
(played over 14 holes)
Wickham beat Sievwright 2 and 1
Webb beat Wood 2 and 1
Corcoran beat Lloyd 2 and 1
MacLaren beat Whyte 3 and 2
Dowling lost to Bennett 3 and 2
McIlroy beat Bartlett 1 hole
Doran beat McKinlay 1 hole
McMullen beat De Vries 6 and 5

Sunday, 17 April 2016

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER THE WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP

 The West of Scotland Championship takes place at Bonnyton Golf Club on Sunday May 1st, teeing off from 12noon.
Players with handicaps of 15 and below are eligible to enter. Please enter by contacting Fiona Scott on 07815 784404 or  fionafscott@googlemail.com to enter.
CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORM -- Entries close Friday 22nd April

D&A COUNTY FOURSOMES RESULTS

D&A held their Inter County Foursomes qualifier on Friday 15th April at Windyhill in exceedingly testing conditions (Baltic and the odd snow shower)

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EILIDH BRIGGS WINS RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

Eilidh Briggs and Jennifer Rankine 
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Thursday, 14 April 2016

EILIDH BRIGGS AND DONNA JACKSON CONTINUE WELL IN THE MATCHPLAY STAGES ON DAY 1 OF THE RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

Leading qualifiers Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) and Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)  continued their good form today to progress to to Semi finals of the RLCGA County Championship.

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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

EMMA HALE IS THE NEW AYRSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPION

Emma Hale - Ayrshire County Champion
Emma Hale (Troon Ladies), top qualifier for the match-play stages, is the new Ayrshire women's champion after beating Lorna Ronnie (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 5 and 3 in this afternoon's final at Prestwick Golf Club.
It was a close match in the early stages with Emma edging ahead at the sixth after Lorna found bunker trouble with her second shot. A birdie from Emma at the eighth put her two up at the turn, having halved the ninth in par
Halves followed at 10, 11 and 12.
Two up playing 13, Emma's tee shot found 'Willie Campbell's Grave', the fairway bunker between the 13th and 16th but she managed to salvage a par 5 to take the hole and go three up.
Hale then birdied 14 with a 5ft putt to go four up with four to play and finished the match off in style with another birdie at 15. It was the first time Hale had won her county championship.
Past champion Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) was beaten in the semi-finals 6 and 5 by clubmate Ronnie, a past champion at Strathaven and a former Lanarkshire county player who moved to Ayrshire five years ago and recently became an Ayrshire county member.
Lorna was also the 1986 West of Scotland girls champion and, as a student, played for the Stirling University
In the other semi-final, Hale beat Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) by 2 and 1. It was a closely fought match with both girls making birdies. Emma went one hole up at 13 before halving 14, 15 and 16. On 17 Louise played two fabulous shots but
faced a tricky chip shot onto the green.
Having laid up, Emma played a nice shot onto the green and a 5 was good enough to win the match

QUARTER-FINALS
Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) beat Pauline Patrick (Irvine) 8 and 7
Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) beat Debbie Watt (Ayr Belleisle) 7 and 6
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Lesley Barker (Kilmarnock Barassie) 5 and 4
Lorna Ronnie (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Audrey Thompson (Loudoun) 1 hole.

SEMI-FINALS
Ronnie beat Glennie 6 and 5.
Hale beat Duncan 2 and 1.

FINAL
Hale beat Ronnie 5 and 3.



RENFREWSHIRE LADIES CGA CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS

Eilidh and Donna the leading Qualifiers
Donna Jackson leads qualifiers with a 71 at East Renfrewshire

FROM FREDA TUCK
Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) headed a field of 37 players for the qualifying round of the Renfrewshire LCGA Championship at East Renfrewshire Golf ClubAlthough the course was very wet underfoot, the greens were in excellent condition and the rain stayed away.
Top seed for the championship match-play is Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) with a gross 71, closely followed by Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), coming back after injury, with a 72. Defending champion Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) qualified in third place with a 77.
Tracy Masterton (Milngavie) qualified in first place for the Irvine Trophy with a score of 89 - 12 = 77.
The Peggy Clark Trophy was won by Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) with a score of 71 - 2 = 69.
The CSS was74 and the SSS 71.

Championship Match-play qualifiers

71 Donna Jackson
72 Eilidh Briggs
77 Gillian Kyle
79 Denise Cowan
80 Jennifer Rankine
81 Carol Whyte
82 Shirley Back
83 Gillian McGinlay
84 Heather Mushet
86 Jan Macnab (bih)
86 Carol Fell
87 Liz Stewart
88 Fiona Roger
89 Anne Judge (bih)
89 June Lockhart
89 Jennifer Mack

Match Play Draw
THURSDAY
09 15 D. Jackson v J. Mack
09 22 H. Mushet v G. McGinlay
09 30 J. Rankine v L. Stewart
09 37 F. Roger v D. Cowan
09 45 G. Kyle v A. Judge
09 52 C. Fell v C. Whyte
10 00 S. Back v J. Macnab
10 07 J. Lockart v E. Briggs

Irvine Trophy (handicap) Qualifiers
77 Tracy Masterton (12).
78 Anita McMillan (16) (bih)
79 Elizabeth Russell (12)
81 Linda Ellery (18)

Match Play Draw
14 02 T. Masterton v L. Ellery
14 10 E. Russell v A. McMillan

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

AYRSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHPLAY RESULTS

The Ayrshire women's County Championship at Prestwick Golf Course  was a wet and windy affair again today.

Emma Hale, Troon Ladies, won by 8&7 this afternoon against Pauline Patrick (Irvine) to book her place in tomorrows semi-final of the Ayrshire Ladies County Championship. In the morning she will face Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) who beat Debbie Watt (Ayr Belleisle) 7&6.

The other semi final will be between Alex Glennie, (Kilmarnock Barassie) champion at West Kilbride in 2004, and club mate Lorna Ronnie, a new member to Ayrshire ladies.

Alex won through this afternoon against another Barassie member, Lesley Barker, by 5&4 whereas Lorna had a tougher route to the semi final going to the 18th green against losing 2013 finalist Audrey Thompson (Loudoun) eventually winning by 1 hole.

1ST ROUND

Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) beat Barbara Beckett (Loudoun) 7 and 5.
Pauline Patrick (Irvine) beat Joanne Sharp (Barassie) 3 and 1.
Debbie Watt beat Linda McDonald (Barassie) 5 and 4.
Louise Duncan beat Margaret Miller (Troon Ladies) 8 and 7.
Lesley Barker (Barassie) beat Sally Hamilton (Loudoun) 4 and 3.
Alex Glennie (Barassie) beat Annie Howie (Troon Ladies) 3 and 2.
Lorna Ronnie (Barasssie) beat Liz Wilson (Barassie) 3 and 2.
Audrey Thompson beat Liz Keohone (Loudoun) 3 and 2.

QUARTER-FINALS

Emma Hale beat Pauline Patrick 8&7
Louise Duncan beat Debbie Watt 7&6
Alex Glennie beat Lesley Barker 5&4
Lorna Ronnie beat Audrey Thompson 1 Hole

Tomorrow's play tees off at 8:45am with Hale v Duncan followed by Glennie v Ronnie at 9:00am.

Final will be at about 1:30pm