Tuesday, 19 August 2014

ANNA HAS HER 7th HOLE IN ONE

Anna -- with her Hole in One ball
Karen Maxwell played Golf at Milngavie yesterday with Alicia Wilson, Katie Macaulay and the superstar  --- Anna Telfer who had a hole in one at the 2nd . Well done Anna and I think that makes 7 now!!!!!  
Thanks Karen for the news and photograph -- and she also says she thinks that that is Anna's 7th Hole in One 

Monday, 18 August 2014

LAUREN GILBERT IS DOUBLE TROPHY WINNER AT PRESTWICK ST CUTHBERTS

Lauren Gilbert with the Winning Trophy and other prizewinners
The Ayrshire Girls competition was held on Sunday at Prestwick St. Cuthbert's. It was extremely windy so conditions were tough for the girls. The Pre-handicap girls play 9 holes from forward tees.

St. Nicholas Trophy
Scratch: Lauren Gilbert (Largs) 82 (Daily Telegraph Qualifier)
Silver Handicap: Lauren Gilbert 82 (9) 73
Bronze 1st: Sarah Ramsay (West Kilbride) 102 (23) 79 (Daily Telegraph Under 15 yrs net winner)
2nd: Claire McLaughlin (West Kilbride) 108 (27) 81

St. Nicholas Trophy Winner: Lauren Gilbert
Pre Handicap Girls

Pre-Handicap Girls 9 Holes
Age 12 and Under: 1st Hannah Young (Troon Ladies)
2nd Cristina McCracken (Troon Ladies)
Ages 13 - 14 years: 1st Rebecca Hale (North Gailes)
2nd Gemma Paton (Loudoun)

Pre-Handicap Girls Putting
Age 12 and Under: Joint Winners: Cristina McCracken and Hannah Young (both Troon Ladies)
Ages 13-14 years: Joint Winners: Rebecca Hale (North Gailes) and Katie Hill (Prestwick St. Cuthbert's

Thanks go to June Kerr for the report and photographs

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

STRATHMORE'S KIRSTY BRODIE IS TOP SCOT IN LORETTO SCOTTISH U14s OPEN CH/SHIP

Strathmore's Kirsty Brodie, bidding to follow in the footsteps of last year's winner, Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) finished the top Scot in joint seventh place in the Loretto Scottish Under-14 girls' championship at Bothwell Castle Golf Club yesterday.
Kirsty had rounds of 75 and 78 for a total of nine-over-par 153.
Natasha Slater from Furness Golf Club, Barrow in Cumbria was a classy successor to McWilliam as champion, winning the title by seven strokes with a two-under-par total of 142.
Runners-up on 149 were Martha Lewis (76-73) from St George's Hill GC, Surrey and Kathatrina Steffl (France) (74-75).
The next best Scots after Brodie were Gullane's Charlotte Munro (74-85 for 159) in joint 17th place and Sarah Black (Deeside) (79-85 for 164), sharing 23rd place.

LORETTO SCOTTISH UNDER-14 BOYS' AND GIRLS' OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Bothwell Castle Golf Club
LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 144 (2x72)
142 N Slater (Furness) 70 72
149 M Lewis (St George's Hill) 76 73, K Steffl (Fra) 74 75
152 A Meyer (Fra) 78 75, E Lewis (Knowle) 71 81
153 K Brodie (Strathmore) 75 78, S Johnson (Telford) 72 81, M Appart (Ger) 77 76 (T7)
155 H Screen (Berkhamsted) 79 76
SELECTED TOTALS
156 N Amos (Faversham) 80 76 (T10)
159 C Munro (Gullane) 74 85 (T17)
164 S Black (Deeside) 79 85 (T23)
167 J Rankine (Haggs Castle) 83 84 (27th)
172 A McKay (Crail) 81 91 (T31)
173 B Jansen (Peel) 91 81 (T33)
175 L Duncan (West Kilbride) 81 94 (36th)
184 E Hynd (Thornton) 82 102 (39th)
193 A Mitchell (Strathmore) 93 100 (40th)
203 E Wilkie (Greenock) 103 102 (41st)
210 C Wilson (St Regulus) 101 109 (42nd)

To view all the final totals   CLICK HERE

Saturday, 9 August 2014

WEST KILBRIDE GIRL'S OPEN DAY -- LATE ENTRIES ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED

West Kilbride Girls' Open will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, 23rd August. The closing date was 8th August, however the club will still take entries. It is open to girls under 18 on 1st January 2014, entry for Congu's £6 and Pre-handicaps £4.

There are trophies for Scratch, Handicap, and Pre-handicap plus other prizes. Entry forms are available from the club website

www.westkilbridegolfclub.com Click Golf, Open Competitions, Girls Open -- ALTERNATIVELY CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORM

The course is in great condition so the girls should enjoy their round. Entries to the Club Office as soon as possible please.

Friday, 8 August 2014

RANFURLY CASTLE OPEN DAY RAISES £450 FROR THE ST VINCENTS HOSPICE

Vicky Rennie presents the winners Diane Baldwin and Michelle Anderson with their prize
Vicky presents the 2nd prize to Helen Abram and Liz Crighton
We had a very successful day, 48 couples played in lovely sunshine yesterday, many of them giving compliments about the course.
Winners with 40 pts were Diane Baldwin and Michelle Anderson from Hilton Park. 2nd Helen Abram RCGC and Liz Crighton from Kilmacolm, 3rd May Hughes Lanark and Janice Paterson Drumpellier and 4th Julie Will Troon Ladies and Pat Pennel RCGC.

Vicky Rennie presented the prizes and also presented a cheque for £450 to a representative from St Vincents hospice.

CLICK HERE to see more photos

Thanks go to Jean Irvine for the report and photographs

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

JUNE GORDON HAS HER FIRST HOLE IN ONE

June Gordon is delighted with her Hole in One
Many Congratulations go to June Gordon (Douglaston Golf Club - Virgin Active Milngavie)  who had  a Hole in One when she played the Senior Ladies Open at Auchterarder on 10th July.  It was her 1st ever Hole in One, and she was delighted as well as being amazed at the achievement.

Monday, 4 August 2014

SLGA REGIONAL MEDAL FINAL SIX QUALIFY AT HAMILTON FOR GRAND FINAL AT KING JAMES VI GC

Norma Hogg (Merchants of Edinburgh), Emily Dunsmore (Bishopbriggs), Jennifer Allan (Glenbervie), Sarah Kemp (Helensburgh), Vic Catterson and Sarah-Jane Shoulin (Hayston) all qualfied from a field of 84 at Friday's West Division SLGA Regional Medal Final at Hamilton Golf Club for the Grand Final at King James VI Golf Club, Perth on Sunday, September 7.
Norma and Emily headed the Silver Division net returns with 71 apiece, Norma off 17, Emily off 13. Jennifer was third with a net 74 off 5.
Sarah topped the Bronze net scores with a 71 off 17. Vic (handicap 29) and Sarah-Jane (28) had net 73s.
The CSS was 74.
LEADING SCORES
Par 72 SSS 72 CSS 74
SILVER
71 Norma Hogg (Merchants of Edinburgh) (17), Emily Dunsmore (Bishopbriggs) (13)
74 Jennifer Allan (Glenbervie) (5), Edna Taylor (Wishaw) (17).
75 Leigh Duff (Cathkin Braes) (9)
76 Dorothy Winton (Cawder) (13), M Noble (Stirling) (13), S Hay (Kirkintilloch) (8), Lynne Sharp (Perth Ladies) (10), Carol Sim (Balmore) (14), Evelyn MacDonald (Callander) (15)
77 Rachel Irvine (Largs) (8), P Patrick (Irvine) (5), S Rennie (Turnhouse) (7), Margaret Mackie (Dunning) (10)
78 Alison Finlay (Whitecraigs) (15), Linda MacKay (Mount Ellen) (10), Elizabeth Hale (Caldwell) (11), Joanne Sharp (Kilmarnock Barassie) (8), Pamela Buttar (Paisley) (9), Linda Scott (Southerness) (12).

BRONZE
71 Sarah Kemp (Helensburgh) (17)
73 Vic Catterson (Lenzie) (29), Sarah-Jane Shoulin (Hayston) (28), Janette Ritson (Caldwell) (27).
74 Mary Frances McCaughley (Mount Ellen) (20), Eleanor Fenner (Hilton Park) (21), Wilma Halas (Tulliallan) (20)
76 Anne Gilbert (Kilbirnie Palce) (18)
77 Gillian Cruickshank (Whitecraigs) (30), Tracey Nicholson (Castle Douglas) (17), Maurat Jack (Ayr Belleisle) (21), Lynne MacDonald (Cardross) (22)
78 Ann Douglas (Carrickvale) (22)
79 Wilma Scott (Vale of Leven) (24), Anne Bruce (Kirkintilloch) (28), Linda Fraser (Braehead)

Sunday, 3 August 2014

WEST OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY FORM

The rearranged 2014 West of Scotland Championship is over Windyhill Golf Club on Sunday 14th September 

CLICK HERE to get your entry form

Fiona Scott will contact all the players that entered in May to ensure that they are able to play on the 14th, if not then she will refund their entry fee to them.

There were only 27 entries in May so hopefully this date will mean that there will be an increased entry

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

SUSAN WOOD WINS MORISON CUP FOR SEVENTH YEAR IN A ROW

Drumpellier's Susan Wood, has won the Lanarkshire 36-hole women's competition for the Morison Cup for the seventh year in a row, making it nine times all together.
Her three-over-par total of 145 (72-73) at Colville Park Golf Club was three better than last year.
Runner-up and handicap winner for the second year in a row was Kirsten Brown (Strathaven).

Another Strathaven player, Ellie Bryce, won the junior championship scratch cup with a four-over-par 75 while Emily Glencorse (Millport), with a net 68, was the winner of the handicap salver.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Saturday, 26 July 2014

CONNIE MAKES TOP 20 IN EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) shot a final round of three-under-par 69 for a total of 290 and tied for 19th place in the European women's amateur golf championship at Estonia Golf and Country Club.
She finished 12 shots behind the two Spaniards who tied for the title on 278, Luna Sobron and Noemi Jimenez.
Sobron, beaten in the final of the 2013 British women's amateur championship, won the marathon play-off at the eighth extra hole of sudden-death play.
Lauren Whyte (St Regulus), the only other Scot to survive the third-round cut, finished joint 44th on 296 after a final round of 75.
The top British player was Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) who finished T14 on 289 with rounds of 73, 70, 73 and 73.

LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 288 (4x72)
278 Luna Sobron (Spain) 71 72 69 66, Noemi Jimenez (Spain) 68 71 70 69 (Sobron won sudden-death play-off at eighth extra hole).
282 Celine Boutier (France) 68 76 67 71, Nanna Madsen (Denmark) 70 72 70 70

SELECTED TOTALS
289 Meghan MacLaren (England) 73 70 73 73 (T14)
290 Inci Mehmet (England) 75 75 68 72, Connie Jaffrey (Scotland) 73 76 72 69 (T19).
295 Hayley Davis (England) 72 73 73 77 (T39)
296 Lauren Whyte (Scotland) 77 76 68 75, Paula Grant (Ireland) 75 73 75 73 (T44).
298 Chloe Williams (Wales) 74 78 71 75 (T58).

D&A JUBILEE CUP WINNERS

JUBILEE CUPS – PLAYED OVER HELENSBURGH GOLF CLUB
Played 21st July 2014, 
CSS: 75 PAR: 73 40 Played
1st Silver: Claire Harper [Helensburgh] 84-14-70
2nd Silver: Linda Moffat [Helensburgh] 83-12-71
3rd Silver: Sarah Kemp [Helensburgh] 90-18-72
1st Bronze: Lynne MacDonald [Cardross] 100-22-78
2nd Bronze: Rae Strang [Cardross] 101-22-79

Friday, 25 July 2014

CONNIE JAFFREY AND LAUREN WHYTE ARE THE ONLY SCOTS TO MAKE THE CUT IN ESTONIA

Curtis Cup Scots Gemma Dryburgh and Eilidh Briggs missed the third-round cut today (Friday) in the European women's amateur golf championship at Estonia Golf and Country Club.
Dryburgh shot 76-77-74 for 227 and Briggs 77-77-76 for 230. To make the final round, players had to shoot 223 or better.
Germany-based Scot Rachael Taylor also missed the cut on 229 (77-78-74)
In contrast, St Andrews' Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) shot one of the day's best scores, a four-under-par 68 after rounds of 77 and 76. She is joint 38th on 221 alongside Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) who has scored 73, 76 and 72.
Spain's Noemi Jimenez continues to make the running. She is two shots clear of the field with a seven-under-par tally of 209 (68-71-70).

Thursday, 24 July 2014

EUROPEAN WOMEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP SCOTS TRAIL IN ESTONIA

Scotland's representatives are not in contention after two rounds of the European women's amateur golf championship at Estonia Golf and Country Club.
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) is the leading Scot on 149 with rounds of 73 and 76 but she is way back in joint 44th position, 10 shots behind the leader, Spain's Noemi Jimenez (68-71 for 139).
Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 77-76 and Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield) 76-77 are sharing 90th place.
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) has had a pair of 77s for 154 and joint 103rd plae.
Germany-based Scot Rachael Taylor is on 155 and joint 110th position after rounds of 77 and 78.
Defending champion Emily Pedersen (Denmark), recent winner of the British women's open amateur title at Royal St George's moved up to a share of second place, one off the lead with a pair of 70s.

LEADERBOARD
139 Noemi Jimenez (Spain) 68 71
140 Manon Gidali (France) 71 69, Emily Pedersen (Denmark) 70 70

SCOTS' SCORES
149 Connie Jaffrey 73 76 (T44)
153 Lauren Whyte 77 76, Gemma Dryburgh 76 77 (T90)
154 Eilidh Briggs 77 77 (T103)
155 Rachael Taylor 77 78 (T110)

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report.

LYNN HAS HOLE IN ONE AT THE LGU PEUGEOT CORONATION FOURSOMES AREA FINALS

Lynn Forsyth has a Hole in One

The Peugeot Area Coronation Foursomes Finals took place at East Kilbride Golf Club on Monday 21st July.
Highlight of the day was for Lynn Forsyth partnered by Elspeth Smith (Paisley GC) when Lynn had a HOLE IN ONE. She is now eligible to join the LGU Hole in One Club.

Leading Results:
1st:  Helen Grierson & Marion MacAuley (Hamilton) 41 pts
2nd: Gill Taylor & Amanda Lynde (Dunfermline) 38 pts
3rd:  Gillian Coles & Linda Smith (Ralston) 38 pts

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE RESULTS

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

CONNIE JAFFREY TOP SCOT IN ESTONIA

Troon's Connie Jaffrey was the leading Scot, in a share of 38th place with a one-over-par 73, at the end of the first round of the European women's individual amateur championship at Estonia Golf and Country Club.
Connie, beaten finalist in the Scottish women's amateur championship at Prestwick but surprisingly beaten early in defence of her Scottish U18 girls' title at Dumfries and County GC last week, was three under par on the fifth tee after birdies at the first, third and fourth but she was four over par for the remaining holes with bogeys at the seventh, ninth, 11th and 17th.
Curtis Cup players Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield) and Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) scored 76 and 77 respectively. Dryburgh had a double bogey at the third and four bogeys to offset birdies at the second and third. She is T84 in the first-round standings.
Briggs had seven bogeys in halves of 37-40 to be T97 alongside Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) and Germany-based Rachael Taylor.
Spain's Nuria Iturrious leads the field with a five-under 67.
British open amateur champion Emily Pederssen (Sweden), the defending champion, is T6 with a 70

LEADERBOARD
Par 72
67 N Iturrios (Spa)
68 C Boutier (Fra), N Jimenez (Spa), M Cappeliez (Fra).
SELECTED SCORES
71 G Cowley (Eng) (T14)
72 H Davis (Eng) (T29)
73 M MacLaren (Eng), C Jaffrey (Sco) (T38)
74 C Williams (Wal) (T54)
75 O Mehaffey (Ire), P Grant (Ire), I Mehmet (Eng) (T67).
76 G Dryburgh (Sco), S Keech (Eng), Leona Maguire (Ire) (T84)
77 E Briggs (Sco), L Whyte (Sco), R Taylor (Sco) (T97).
78 D Sverdloff (Eng) (T109)
79 S-J Boyd (Eng), A Peters (Eng) (T111)
80 L Hillier (Wal) (T117)
83 C Ryan (Ire) (T126)

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

SLGA TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS

Team Announcements

European Senior Ladies Team Championship, Gut Altentann GC, Austria, 2-6 September 2014

Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch)
Fiona De Vries (St Rule)
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barrassie)
Ann Ryan (Tain)
Mary Smith (Tain)
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)

Team Captain: Anna Telfer


Girls Home Internationals, Donabate Golf Club, Ireland. 6-8 August 2014.

Mirren Fraser (Powfoot)
Joanne Free (Gullane Ladies)
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies)
Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies)
Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne)
Heather Munro (Monifieth)
Lauren Whyte (St Regulus)
Clara Young (North Berwick)

Team Captain: Laura Walker

Reserves:
Emma Hale (Troon Ladies)
Claire Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies)
Emily Dalgetty (Glencorse)

World Amateur Team Championship, Japan, 3-6 September 2014

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield)
Gabrielle MacDonald (Cragielaw)

 Girls British Open Amateur Championship, Massereene Golf Club, Northern Ireland, 11-15 August 2014.

Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies)
Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies)
Clara Young (North Berwick)

Ladies British Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship, Ashburnham Golf Club, Wales, 20-22 August 2014.

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield)
Gabrielle MacDonald (Cragielaw)

Sunday, 20 July 2014

KYLIE WINS THE GERMAN OPEN AFTER A PLAY OFF AGAINST CHARLEY HULL

Kylie Walker Winner of the German Open

Wörthsee/Munich, July 20, 2014 - Scotland’s Kylie Walker survived a final round charge by Charley Hull of England to win the Ladies German Open presented by Marriott.

Walker won with a par on the first extra hole at Golfclub Wörthsee, two months after earning her first Ladies European Tour title in similar fashion, in a play-off at the Deloitte Ladies Open in Holland.

The 27-year-old Glaswegian began the final round with a six stroke lead, but Hull fired a final round 65 to join her on a 72-hole total of 25-under-par.

Hull applied pressure from the beginning, opening with three straight birdies, and she narrowed Walker’s advantage to one stroke with a fourth birdie on the eighth hole. An up and down for birdie from the bunker short and left of the ninth green saw Walker make the turn in level par 36 and she took a two stroke lead into the back nine.

Hull then birdied 12, but then Walker pulled two clear with a birdie on 13. Walker bogeyed 14 and both players birdied 15, before Hull eventually drew level by making a five footer for birdie on the 17th green.

Both players missed birdie chances on the last hole and returned to the 18th tee in a heavy shower. In the play-off, Hull hit her drive into trees and had to chip out. She then hit her third shot to within five feet of the flag but missed her par putt, whereas Walker was on the green for two and took a par.

“It was pretty nerve-wracking. Charley played brilliantly today because it was slightly tougher conditions as well. I wasn’t quite playing as well as I have done the rest of the week but I’m delighted to have hung in there today and get the win,” said Walker, who added a final round 71 to her three opening 64s. “I was hoping not for a play-off, I was trying to win it in regulation play but it didn’t happen and Charley made a great birdie on 17 to tie for the lead. I was delighted in the play-off that I made a solid par and managed to get it. I’m delighted. I’m just living the dream at the moment. I’m really happy and enjoying my golf.”

Hull took the disappointment on the chin and said: “I just blocked my tee shot on the last which was annoying but I hit a good shot in and a good putt. I’m quite happy. It’s been a long three weeks and I’m a bit tired now because I’ve been in contention all three weeks and especially with a major in the middle of it. To finish it off with a second place is not too bad.

“I’m looking forward to my next competitions after I have a week or so off because I feel like my game is in really good condition. I’ll keep doing what I’m doing. It’s a shame because in regulation play on 18 I hit my drive 305 yards, so it’s a shame for me to push it a little bit in my play-off hole.

Leading Scores:

263 - Kylie Walker (SCO) 64 64 64 71, Charley Hull (ENG) 64 70 64 65
265 - Carlota Ciganda (ESP) 65 70 67 63
270 - Yu Yang Zhang (CHN) 64 67 67 72, Amy Boulden (WAL) 68 68 65 69, Sandra Gal (GER) 69 67 66 68, Gwladys Nocera (FRA) 69 70 66 65
271 - Celine Herbin (FRA) 67 68 65 71
272 - Sally Watson (SCO) 70 66 69 67, Klara Spilkova (CZE) 67 68 68 69

Other Scot:
284 - Vikki Laing (SCO) 68 69 76 71,

To read the full report go to Kirkwood Golf


Saturday, 19 July 2014

KYLIE IS 6 AHEAD BEFORE GOING ONTO FINAL ROUND -- THE SAME AS RORY !!

A happy Kylie Walker and her caddie on their way to another 64 in Germany


KYLIE REWRITES LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR RECORD BOOKS WITH ANOTHER 64

NEWS RELEASE FROM LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR

Wörthsee/Munich: Glasgow’s Kylie Walker fired a third straight round of eight-under-par 64 in the Ladies German Open presented by Marriott at Golfclub Wörthsee for a three-round total of 259, 24-under-par: a new Ladies European Tour 54-hole record.
The 27-year-old Carrick on Loch Lomond player fired 10 birdies and two bogeys in baking hot temperatures of 31C to lower by one stroke the previous record set by Gwladys Nocera at the 2008 Goteborg Masters.
Walker’s shot of the day came on the par-4 14th when, having had to take a penalty drop behind a tree, she holed a 9-iron shot from 132 yards for the first of four straight birdies.
“On 14, that was a real stroke of luck really,” said the recent Deloitte Ladies Open champion. “I had three-putted 13 for bogey and then tugged my tee shot on 14 and it had hit a tree, but from the tee we couldn’t see what had happened.
"I got up there and the ball was still in the tree about two feet off the ground. So I took two club length’s penalty drop and I didn’t have a line at all. I hit a 9-iron over bushes and a tree and then ran out to see where it went and it managed to go in, so it was crazy. I had to calm myself down after that.”
Walker goes into the final round with a six-stroke lead ahead of China’s Yu Yang Zhang and England’s Charley Hull.
The Scot added: “I feel really comfortable with my game and I’m really enjoying it. Today was really hot and I had to keep getting myself in the shade, any chance I could get to stay cool and I think that helped because out in the sun it was roasting. "Obviously I would love to win and going into tomorrow I’ve just got to try and do the same again and keep playing the way I’m playing.
"I’m putting nicely so I’ve just got to get as many birdies as I can.”
Hull fired eight birdies for her second 64 of the tournament and is also in contention for her second LET victory this season. She said:
“I didn’t really get off to a fast start, because I birdied the first but didn’t hole many putts on my front nine. I missed a short putt on the fourth hole from five feet and could have birdied the next couple of holes but I’m happy with a steady round of golf. Hopefully a low one tomorrow will put me up there.”
After six birdies and one bogey in a 67, the diminutive 22-year-old Zhang, from Guangzhou, remains in the mix for her first LET trophy and said: “I think I will be playing with two long hitters so I will stick to my game plan and just try to make birdies and focus on my shots.”
Two strokes further behind at 16-under, French duo Celine Herbin and the 2012 tournament champion Anne-Lise Caudal lie in a tie for fourth spot. Caudal injured her wrist playing out of a bunker on hole 14 and saw the LET osteopath on course, but still managed birdies on 15 and 16.
She said “I’m happy to be 16-under. It looks like Kylie loves the golf course and it’s going to be hard to catch her but there is some space for second place.”
Welsh rookie professional Amy Boulden was alone in sixth on 15-under after a third round 65, while Germany’s Sandra Gal and the defending champion Carlota Ciganda of Spain share seventh place 10 shots off the lead going into the final round.
Walker needs a final round 66 to set a new Ladies European Tour record for the lowest 72-hole total, at 30-under-par. The current record of 259, 29-under-par, was set by Gwladys Nocera when she won the Goteborg Masters in Sweden six years ago.

THIRD-ROUND SCOREBOARD
Par 216 (3x72)
192 Kylie Walker (SCO) 64 64 64
198 Charley Hull (ENG) 64 70 64, Yu Yang Zhang (CHN) 64 67 67
200 Celine Herbin (FRA) 67 68 65, Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA) 65 69 66
201 Amy Boulden (WAL) 68 68 65
202 Sandra Gal (GER) 69 67 66, Carlota Ciganda (ESP) 65 70 67
203 Liz Young (ENG) 70 65 68, Klara Spilkova (CZE) 67 68 68, Linda Wessberg (SWE) 70 65 68, Diana Luna (ITA) 68 70 65
204 Dewi Claire Schreefel (NED) 68 64 72
205 Sally Watson (SCO) 70 66 69, Sophia Popov (GER) 68 67 70, Gwladys Nocera (FRA) 69 70 66
206 Nikki Campbell (AUS) 70 70 66, Jia Yun Li (CHN) 70 67 69, Alexandra Vilatte (FRA) 72 65 69, Sophie Giquel-bettan (FRA) 72 70 64
207 Nina Muehl (AUT) 70 68 69, Nontaya Srisawang (THA) 72 69 66, Kim Williams (RSA) 72 68 67, Rebecca Hudson (ENG) 70 67 70, Nicole Broch Larsen (DEN) 68 70 69
208 Beth Allen (USA) 66 73 69, Noora Tamminen (FIN) 72 67 69, Valentine Derrey (FRA) 69 71 68
209 Louise Larsson (SWE) 69 73 67, Holly Clyburn (ENG) 69 68 72
210 Sahra Hassan (WAL) 72 70 68, Patricia Sanz Barrio (ESP) 72 69 69, Hannah Burke (ENG) 71 71 68, Rebecca Artis (AUS) 66 70 74, Nikki Garrett (AUS) 70 70 70, Isabelle Boineau (FRA) 71 71 68, Cassandra Kirkland (FRA) 72 70 68
211 Hannah Ralph (ENG) 69 69 73, Ariya Jutanugarn (THA) 68 69 74, Steffi Kirchmayr (GER) 70 71 70
212 Nina Holleder (GER) 70 72 70, Nicole Garcia (RSA) 68 72 72, Jade Schaeffer (FRA) 70 70 72, Sophie Walker (ENG) 70 73 69, Florentyna Parker (ENG) 70 71 71, Caroline Afonso (FRA) 75 68 69
213 Ursula Wikstrom (FIN) 69 72 72, Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA) 70 70 73, Cheyenne Woods (USA) 71 72 70, Vikki Laing (SCO) 68 69 76
214 Cathryn Bristow (NZL) 72 70 72, Sharmila Nicollet (IND) 70 72 72, Alison Whitaker (AUS) 68 74 72, Julie Greciet (FRA) 70 72 72, Tania Elosegui (ESP) 71 70 73, Charlotte Thompson (ENG) 68 73 73, Lucie Andre (FRA) 69 71 74
215 Mallory Fraiche (USA) 71 71 73, Karolin Lampert (GER) 71 72 72
216 Emma Cabrera-Bello (ESP) 67 73 76, Stefania Croce (ITA) 73 70 73
217 Miriam Nagl (GER) 73 70 74
218 Laura Jansone (LVA) 69 74 75
220 Margherita Rigon (ITA) 72 70 78
DQ Giulia Sergas (ITA)

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Media Relations Manager
Ladies European Tour
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Friday, 18 July 2014

KYLIE WALKER EQUALS LET RECORD FOR LOWEST 36-HOLE TOTAL

Kylie Walker
Wörthsee/Munich - West of Scotland’s Kylie Walker fired a second straight round of eight-under-par 64 in scorching conditions at Golfclub Wörthsee to equal the all-time record for the lowest 36-hole total in a Ladies European Tour (LET) event.

At 128, 16-under-par, Walker leads by three strokes over China’s Yu Yang Zhang, who shot a second round 67, with Dutchwoman Dewi Claire Schreefel a stroke further behind in outright third place.

The last woman to post a 36-hole total of 16-under was Gwladys Nocera at the Goteborg Masters in Sweden in 2008, before she went on to record the LET’s lowest 72-hole winning total of 29-under-par.

Kylie led after every round of the Deloitte Ladies Open in Holland two months ago, which she went on to win, but the level-headed Glaswegian, 27, said:
“I’m not really used to being in this position. I led in Holland through the tournament but I haven’t thought about it. I just try to play one shot at a time.”

With six birdies on her front nine, Kylie went out in 30. She picked up a stroke at the first and then a hat-trick from the fourth, before adding two more birdies on holes eight and nine.

After driving left into the trees on hole-12, she took her first bogey in 30 holes, but immediately recovered with a birdie on 13. A pair of birdies followed on 15 and 16 and she dropped a shot on 17 but finished with a birdie on 18 for a back nine of 34.

She said: “I probably played a little bit better today because I had 10 birdies and two bogeys. I’m happy with how I’m playing and the score is looking good at the moment. We’ve got two more rounds and we’re really looking forward to the weekend.

“Going into the back nine today I was trying to beat my score from yesterday which was eight under, but I stumbled on 12 and caught a flier on 17 and ended up through the green.
"I made a couple of bogeys today, but I’ll keep playing the way I played today and see what happens.”


SECOND-ROUND LEADING SCOREBOARD
Par 144 (2x72)

128 Kylie Walker (SCO) 64 64
131 Yu Yang Zhang (CHN) 64 67
132 Dewi-Claire Schreefel (NED) 68 64
134 Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA) 65 69, Charley Hull (ENG) 64 70

135 Carlota Ciganda (ESP) 65 70, Klara Spilkova (CZE) 67 68, Sophia Popov (GER) 68 67, Linda Wessberg (SWE) 70 65, Liz Young (ENG) 70 65, Celine Herbin (FRA) 67 68

136 Sandra Gal (GER) 69 67, Sally Watson (SCO) 70 66, Rebecca Artis (AUS) 66 70, Amy Boulden (WAL) 68 68

137 Holly Clyburn (ENG) 69 68, Vikki Laing (SCO) 68 69, Ariya Jutanugarn (THA) 68 69, Alexandra Vilatte (FRA) 72 65, Jia Yun Li (CHN) 70 67, Rebecca Hudson (ENG) 70 67

138 Nicole Broch Larsen (DEN) 68 70, Nina Muehl (AUT) 70 68, Hannah Ralph (ENG) 69 69, Diana Luna (ITA) 68 70

139 Gwladys Nocera (FRA) 69 70, Noora Tamminen (FIN) 72 67, Beth Allen (USA) 66 73

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Bethan Cutler
Media Relations Manager
Ladies European Tour

FIONA LIDDELL WINS THE SCOTTISH GIRLS AND WEST OF SCOTLAND'S JILLIAN FARRELL WINS THE ANSLEY REID SALVER

Fiona Liddell and Jillian Farrell
SCOTTISH UNDER-18 GIRLS CLOSE CHAMPIONSHIP
Dumfries and County Golf Club.
Semi-finals
Heather Munro (Monifieth) bt Joanna Free (Gullane) 1 hole
Fiona Liddell (Gutersloh) bt Mirren Fraser (Powfoot) 1 hole
Final
Liddell bt Munro 2 and 1.
Ansley Reid Salver
Final
Jillian Farrell (Cardross) beat Jennifer Saxton (Kinross) 1 hole.

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SCOTTISH GIRLS FINAL MATCHPLAY RESULTS

CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS FROM DUMFRIES AND COUNTY - SCOTTISH GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL -- FIONA LIDDELL v HEATHER MUNRO

Thursday, 17 July 2014

TOP SEEDS ARE BEATEN AT THE GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP AT DUMFRIES

It was a day of shock results in the Scottish Under-18 (close) championship today at Dumfries and County Golf Club.
First, top seed Clara Young (North Berwick) was beaten by Claire Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies) - scroll down for a report of the morning play - and then came an even bigger form book upset in the quarter-finals.
Connie Jaffray (Troon Ladies), the defending champion, finalist in the recent Scottish women's championship and No 67 in the World Rankings, was knocked out by Mirren Fraser (Powfoot) - who does not figure on the rankings at all!

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 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH-PLAY FIRST ROUND 
Claire Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies) bt Clara Young (North Berwick) 2 and 1.
Joanne Free (Gullane) bt Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) 5 and 4.
Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) bt Ellie Bryce (Strathaven) 2 holes.
Heather Munro (Monifieth) bt Emily Dalgetty (Glencorse) 6 and 4.
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) bt Molly stewart (Murcar Links) 3 and 2.
Mirren Fraser (Powfoot) bt Danielle Ker (Roxburghe) 4 and 3.
Charlotte Munro (Gullane) bt Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) 1 hole.
Fiona Liddle (Gutersloh, Germany) bt Molly Richmond (Strathaven) 7 and 6.

QUARTER-FINALS 
Free bt Robertson 1 hole.
H Munro bt McWilliam 2 holes
Fraser bt Jaffrey 1 hole.
Liddell bt C Munro 4 and 3.

ANSLEY REID SALVER QUARTER-FINALS 
Jennifer Saxton (Kinross) bt Eva O'Connor (Bothwell Castle) 6 and 4.
Kirsten Brown (Strathaven) bt Andrea Walker (Glenbervie) 1 hole.
Jillian Farrell (Cardross) bt Jennifer Allan (Glenbervie) 2 and 1.
Nicola Callander (Mill Green) bt Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) at 19th.

SEMI-FINALS
 Saxton bt Brown 3 and 2
Farrell bt Callander 3 and 2

KYLIE WALKER HAS HER BEST ROUND EVER

Charley Hull, Kylie Walker and Yu Yang Zhang are tied for the first-round lead at the Ladies German Open presented by Marriott after they all shot eight-under-par 64s on a day of high temperatures and low scoring at Golfclub Wörthsee near Munich.
China’s Zhang, 22, set the early target with eight birdies on her card and was later joined by Britons Hull and Walker, who played in blazing sunshine, with highs of 29C.
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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

BACK IN FORM CLARA YOUNG WINS TOP SEEDING AT DUMFRIES and CO

North Berwick's Clara Young recaptured the form that took her to the final of last year's Scottish women's amateur golf championship with rounds of 72 and 73 to be the top seed in the match-play stages of the Scottish Under-18 girls' (close) championship at
Dumfries and County Golf Club.
Her one-over-par 145 aggregate saw her finish a shot ahead of Germany-based Fiona Liddell (Gutersloh) (75-71) with the title-holder, Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) third best on 147 (74-73).
The number of championship match-play qualifiers was reduced from 32 to 16 this year because of the low entry - only 41 players - and the championship final will be played on Friday afternoon instead of Saturday morning.

MATCH-PLAY QUALIFIERS
Par 144 (2x72)
145 Clara Young (North Berwick) 72 73
147 Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 74 73
148 Heather Munro (Monifieth) 77 71
149 Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) 76 73
153 Mirren Fraser (Powfoot) 78 75
155 Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) 80 75, Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) 79 76
156 Joanne Free (Gullane) 79 77, Charlotte Munro (Gullane) 78 78
157 Danielle Ker (Roxburghe) 78 79
158 Ellie Bryce (Strathaven) 81 77
159 Emily Dalgetty (Glencorse) 80 79
160 Molly Stewart (Murcar Links) 85 75, Molly Richmond (Strathaven) 82 78
161 Claire Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies) 81 80.
CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW
8.30 Young v Robertson
8.38 Free v Hale
8.46 McWilliam v Bryce
8.54 Dalgetty v H Munro
9.02 Jaffrey v Stewart
9.10 Ker v Fraser
9.18 MacGarvie v C Munro
9.26 Richmond v Liddell.
ANSLEY REID SALVER
9.34 Eva O'Connor (Bothwell Castle) v Jennifer Saxton (Kinross)
9.42 Andrea Walker (Glenbervie) v Kirsten Brown (Strathaven)
9.50 Jillian Farrell (Cardross) v Jennifer Allan (Glenbervie)
9.58 Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) v Nicola Callander (Mill Green)

LIVE SCORING FROM THE SCOTTISH GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP

CLICK HERE for up to date scoring from the Scottish Girls Closed Championship at Dumfries and County

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

RANFURLY CASTLE OPEN DAY



Ranfurly Castle look forward to seeing you at their Ladies Open Day on Thursday 7th August, 2014. We have a surprise for many of you, you won't be playing our famous cliffs!! 
Our new GREEN course will be used that day so if you haven't already entered, get your entry off now. 
Please note, entries should be sent to Marion Munro at her NEW ADDRESS, 4 Kilallan Avenue, Bridge of Weir PA11 3PW Tel no 01505 391026 -- Get your entry form here and send to the new address or give Marion a phone call. -- NEW PHONE NUMBER IS WORKING NOW APOLOGIES IF YOU HAVE ALREADY TRIED AND WERE UNABLE TO CONNECT

GET YOUR ENTRY FORM

Monday, 14 July 2014

ANGUS COUNTY IS HOPING SOME WEST OF SCOTLAND PLAYERS WILL COME AND PLAY UP NORTH

Angus County are trying to raise funds to come to the Inter County Finals in September.
Angus County Captain Mary Summers thinks some over the West may be interested in an auction for a fourball at Carnoustie, St Andrews Fairmont or Edzell maybe.
The link is ANGUS LADIES COUNTY FUNDRAISING AUCTION

The four-team line-up for the Scottish women's county golf finals at Hilton Park GC in September, are  champions Angus (North), Renfrewshire (West) and East Lothian (East).
and Borders (South)

Sunday, 13 July 2014

NIKKI FERGUSON IS A TRIPLE CHAMPION

Many congratulations go to D&A County Champion Nikki Ferguson who has also won the Milngavie Club Championship and today completed the treble by winning the Clober Club Championship