|Renfrewshire County Team -- 2013 West of Scotland Team Champions|
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Renfrewshire joined Aberdeenshire in the Scottish women's county golf championship finals at Stirling Golf Club from September 20-22 by beating Lanarkshire 6 1/2-2 1/2 in the West Division title decider at Bothwell Castle GC today
Both teams went into the last day with 100 per cent records and the decisive contest was closer than the overall scoreline would suggest.
Renfrewshire, the defending champions, edged ahead 2-1 from the morning foursomes and took the singles 4 1/2 -- 1 1/2, three of the games going to the 18th green.
Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), the Scottish champion, was four down after 13 holes to Emma Caldow but won the last five holes for a one-hole victory.
The Briggs sisters, Megan and Eilidh, again provided the backbone of the Renfrewshire
campaign, winning all their matches, foursomes and singles
Carol Whyte was 3 down with 4 to play and played well over the last few holes to get a halved match. Iona Stephen a newcomer to the team was also 3 down at one stage and rallied towards the end to win on the 18th green.
RENFREWSHIRE 6 1/2, LANARKSHIRE 2 1/2
Foursomes: M Briggs and C Whyte beat S McGrenaghan and S Wood 5 and 4;
A McKechin and E Briggs beat R Cassidy and L Lloyd 5 and 4,
G Kyle and G McGinlay lost to F Norris and J Potter 2 and 1 (2-1).
Alyson McKechin beat Emma Caldow 1 hole,
Megan Briggs beat Ruth Rankin 4 and 3,
Eilidh Briggs beat FionaNorris 3 and 2,
Iona Stephen beat Jenny Potter 2 holes,
Carol Whyte halved with Susan Wood
Donna Jackson lost to Lesley Lloyd 1 down
(4 1/2-1 1/2)
AYRSHIRE 6, DUNBARTONSHIRE and ARGYLL 3
Foursomes; J Linklater and M McKay beat N Ferguson and J Meldrum 3 and 1; C Jaffrey and A Thompson beat A Baker and S McDonald 3 and 1, R Purdom and K McGarva lost to A Laing and C Skinner 3 and 2 (2-1).
Singles: Jaffrey lost to Meldrum 1 hole, McKay lost to L Campbell 1 hole, E Hale beat Ferguson 5 and 4, McGarva beat L McGeachy 6 and 4, Linklater beat McDonald 5 and 4, Thompson beat Laing 1 hole (4-2).
HOW THEY FINISHED
1 Renfrewshire 3pt, 2 Lanarkshire 2pt, 3 Ayrshire 1 pt, 4 Dunbartonshire and Argyll 0pt.