Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Heather Anderson is the Scottish Seniors Strokeplay Champion

Heather Anderson (Alyth) was the only player to break 80 today in the 2nd round of the Scottish Seniors at Fortrose Golf Club. Her 73 was a fantastic score in exceedingly tricky conditions to clinch the title.
West of Scotlands May Hughes (Lanark) won 4th Scratch.

Scottish senior women's stroke-play championship
Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club, Black Isle
Par 142 (2x71)
153 Heather Anderson (Alyth) 80 73.
155 Fiona de Vries (St Rule) 75 80, Anne Ryan (Tain) 74 81.
157 May Hughes (Lanark) 76 81.
159 Margaret Tough (Falkirk) 79 80.
161 Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) 76 85.
162 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 81 81.
163 Fiona Hunter (Baberton) 81 82.
164 Mary Smith (Tain) 84 80, Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) 83 81, Jane Herd (Musselburgh) 81 83.
165 Janice Cumming (Inverness) 84 81, Pamela Williamson (Baberton) 82 83, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 80 85.
166 Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) 84 82, Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 83 83.
167 Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 86 81.
168 Helen Faulds (Douoglas Park) 85 83.
169 Maureen Woodhead (Gourock) 89 80, Agnes Freeman (Ladies Panmujre Barry) 84 85.
170 Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) 86 84.
171 Sue Penman (Gullane Ladies) 84 87, Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) 83 88.
172 Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 88 84, Anna Telfer Milngavie) 86 86, Margot Barr (Gairloch) 83 89.
173 Isobel McIntosh (Inverness) 87 86, Winifred MacCallum (Falkirk) 82 91.
174 Suzanne Cadden (Cardross) 92 82.
173 Ruth Brown (Lothianburn) 88 86.,
174 Pat Wilson (Murcar Links) 83 95.
175 Isobel Harvey (St Rule) 88 87, Susan MacVicar (Gairloch) 84 91, Annabel Kane (Kilmacolm) 82 92.
176 Patricia Hutton (Lanark) 87 89.
178 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier)PATERSON 89 89, Jen Petrie (Panmure Barry) 87 91.
Sheila Travers (Alloa) 89 89, Elizabeth Coghill (Royal Dornoch) 88 91.
179 Fiona Farquharson (King James VI) 86 93.
180 Jenny Thornton (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) 91 89, Rita Dee (Kingsknowe) 91 89, Janmice Lang (Alyth) 89 91, Karen Maxwell (Milngavie) 88 92.
181 Mairi Pollock (Craigmillar Park) 96 85, Linda McDouogall (Greenock) 92 89.
182 Isabel Chapman (Forfar) 91 91, Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 89 93.
183 Elizabeth Cruickshank (West Surrey) 93 90, Dorothy Thomson (Gullane Ladies) 92 91, Maureen Neilson (Greenock) 90 94, Pat Morrison (Muir of Ord) 88 95
184 Joanne Watt Gullane Ladies) 96 88, Suxy Cooper (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) 95 89.
MCFADZEAN, Frances 92 92, Sheena McDonald (Buchanan Castle) 96 89.
185 Esme Hill (Dumfries and Co) 91 94.
WILSON, Alicia 90 95 F +43
185 Sheilah Ramsay (Inverness) 95 91.
186 Hazel Kelly (Ladies Panbmure Barry)l 91 95 .
186 Norma Smith (Downfield) 91 95
187 Liz Fertacz Blairgowrie) 92 95, Barbara Biggart (North Berwick) 91 96.
188 Elda Morrison (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) 98 90, Catherine Bryce (Ballater)92 96.
189 Maureen Ritchie (Muir of Ord) 88 101.
190 Sandy Bushby (Blairgowrie), 94 96, Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 91 99.
192 Ann Moffat (St Regulus) 92 100.
193 Maureen McRobb (Kingsknowe) 91 102.
194 Kay Jarvie (Auchterarder) 94 100.
196 Elinor Wallace (Muir of Ord) 93 103.
199 Pamela Moscati (Royal Dornoch) 105 94.
203 Clare Bowe (Gullane Ladies) 106 97.
208 Shona Low (Gullane Ladies) 106 102.
NR Maureen Ross (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) 88 NR
NR Lesley Johnston (Gullane Ladies) 83 NR.
NR Anne Brownie (Lothianburn) 90 NR.
NR Anne Terrey (Greenock) 102 NR.
NR Morag Wardrop (Niddry Castle) 95 NR

Draw for the 2nd Round of the Scottish Seniors

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Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Scottish Seniors Championship Results

Northern Counties team player Anne Ryan (Tain) leads the field by one stroke in the Scottish senior women’s (closed) amateur stroke-play championship at Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club on the Black Isle, 12 miles north of Inverness.
Anne shot a three-over-par 74, including birdies at the sixth, seventh and 15th. The CSS was 73.
Her closest challengers at the start of the second round – at the end of which the leading 16 go forward to the match-play championship – are Fiona De Vries (St Rule), a shot behind on 75, and joint third-placed Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) and May Hughes (Lanark) on 76.

Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club.
Par 71. CSS 73
74 Anne Ryan (Tain).
75 Fiona De Vries (St Rule).
76 May Hughes (Lanark), Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay).
79 Margaret Tough (Falkirk).
80 Heather Anderson (Alyth), Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank).
81 Fiona Hunter (Baberton), Noreen Fenton (Dunbar), Jane Herd (Musselburgh).
82 Pamela Williamson (Baberton), Winifred MacCallum (Falkirk).
83 Lesley Johnston (Gullane Ladies), Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm), Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch), Margot Barr (Gairloch), Pat Wilson (Murcar Links), Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm ).
84 Sue Penman (Gullane Ladies), Agnes Freeman (Ladies Panmure Barry), Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay), Susan MacVicar (Gairloch), Mary Smith (Tain), Janice Cumming (Inverness).
85 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park).
86 Anna Telfer (Milngavie), Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie), Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park), Fiona Farquharson (King James VI).
87 Jen Petrie (Panmure Barry), Isobel McIntosh (Inverness), Patricia Hutton (Lanark).
88 Isobel Harvey (St Rule), Ruth Brown (Lothianburn), Maureen Ritchie (Muir of Ord), Maureen Ross (Fortrose and Rosemarkie), Pat Morrison (Muir of Ord), Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle), Elizabeth Corghill (Royal Dornoch), Karen Maxwell (Milngavie), Isobel Harvey (St Rule), Ruth Brown (Lothianburn), Maureen Ritchie (Muir of Ord).
89 Maureen Woodhead (Gourock), Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle), Janice Paterson (Drumpellier), Sheila Travers (Alloa), Janice Lang (Alyth).
90 Alicia Wilson (Clober), Maureen Neilson (Greenock), Anne Brownie (Lothianburn).
91 Rita Dee (Kingsknowe), Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle), Maureen McRobb (Kingsknowe), Norma Smith (Downfield), Isabel Chapman (Forfar), Esme Hill (Dumfries and Co), Jenny Thornton (Fortrose and Rosemarkie), Barbara Biggart (North Berwick), Hazel Kelly (Ladies Panmure Barry).
92 Frances McFadzean (Craigmillar Park), Ann Moffat (St Regulus), Linda McDougall (Greenock), Catherine Bryce (Ballater), Dorothy Thomson (Gullane), Liz Fertacz (Blairgowrie), Suzanne Cadden (Cardross).
93 Elinor Wallace (Muir of Ord), Elizabeth Cruickshank (West Surrey).
94 Kay Jarvie (Auchtgerarder).
95 Sheilah Ramsay (Inverness), Susy Cooper (Fortrose and Rosemarkie), Morag Wardrop (Niddry Castle).
96 Sandy Bushby (Blairgowrie), Joanne Watt (Gullane Ladies), Sheena McDonald (Buchanan Castle), Mairi Pollock (Craigmillar Park).
98 Elda Morrison (Foprtrose and Rosemarkie).
102 Anne Terrey (Greenock).
103 Helen MacGregor (Hilton Park).
105 Pamela Moscati (Royal Dornoch).
106 Clare Bowe (Gullane Ladies), Shona Low (Gullane).

Live Scoring from the Scottish Seniors

Click on the following link to see live scoring from Fortrose in the Scottish Seniors

Live Scoring From The Scottish Seniors

Monday, 28 June 2010

The wind blows at Fortrose in the practice round. Janice Paterson and Helen Faulds battle
against the wind. Don't expect good scores at the Scottish Seniors if the wind keeps up.!!!!!

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Helen Faulds wins the Douglas Park Championship

Helen Faulds and Carol Fell --- Click to enlarge
Helen Faulds played nearly faultless golf against your webmaster Carol
Fell in the Douglas Park Golf Club Championship final this afternoon.
In a low scoring match by both players Helen's 5 birdies made life
difficult for the opposition.
At the moment I am a roving reporter travelling as a passenger with
the DP Champion up to Fortrose for the Scottish Seniors
Championships. !!
Read the post below regarding the Scottish Seniors.

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Also go to the West Vets Website and the East Vets Websites for some news

The full draw list for the first round of the strokeplay championship is as follows:

Live scoring will again be in operation for this Championship by clicking this Live Scoring link or going to the SLGA WEBSITE and clicking the live scoring item on the left of the screen

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Kylie makes the cut in Portugal

Kylie Walker had a 73 and 70 (Par 74) to make the cut in the Portugal Open at Campeo de Real today.Pamela Feggans, Lynn Kenny and Vikki Laing also made the cut. Clare Queen, Krystle Caithness and Carly Booth did not make the cut
Go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website for all the Scores

Kelsey loses in the Final of the British Amateur

Kelsey MacDonald and Kelly Tidy --- Photo courtesy of Colin Farquharson

Stirling student Kelsey MacDonald just failed to pull off the Scottish-British women;’s amateur golf championships double at Ganton Golf Club, Yorkshire today.
Winner of her national title at Craigielaw five weeks ago, 19-year-old Kelsey lost by 2 and 1 in the 18-hole final to 18-year-old Lancashire lass Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale).
Kelsey staged a magnificent comeback to beat former US Curtis Cup player Meghan Stasi at the 19th hole in the morning semi-finals after losing the first four holes.
But, after twice taking a two-hole lead in the final, the Nairn Dunbar player – her family home is just across the road from the first tee – seemed to tire in her eighth competitive round in five days over a course with cavernous bunkers, narrow, tree-lined fairways and gorse bushes that could hide an army.
From two up on the 12th tee, MacDonald slid to two down by losing the 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th and a half in four at the short 17th gave Tidy victory and a place in the field for the Ricoh Women’s British Open over her home Birkdale course next month.
Tidy, twice beaten in the British girls championship final and a Junior Solheim and Junior Ryder Cup player, was several over par in the final, having been two or three under in winning her semi-fnal by 5 and 3 over Canadian 18-year-old Rebecca Lee-Bentham from Toronto.
“I can’t really make the excuse that I was tired over the last few holes, Kelly just played them better than I did. Of course, I’m disappointed but if you had offered me at the beginning of the week a place in the British final, win or lose, I would have grabbed it. I got a couple of bad bounces in the final but over the week I had some good scores and some good wins,” said Kelsey.

Final – Tidy beat MacDonald 2 and 1.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

British Amateur Matchplay-- Kelsey MacDonald wins at the 19th to reach the Final

Despite losing the 1st 4 Holes against Meghan Stasi (United States) Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn) fought back to win at the 19th this morning in the Semi Final of the British Amateur Championship at Ganton. She now meets Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) in this afternoons Final.. To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

All the results from the British Amateur

Some More Photos from the County Jamboree and the Kennedy Salver

Isabel Crawford --- Click to enlargeSLGA's Isabel Crawford cools off with an ice cream at Kilmacolm --- courtesy of Anne Byiers - click to enlarge
Jean Campbell from D&A has a few more photos for you to see that were taken at Kilmacolm earlier this month at the County Jamboree --- CLICK HERE to see some more

Friday, 25 June 2010


Ladies Open Greensomes – 25th June 2010
Handicap – Silver Division
1st S. Griffin (Douglas Park) & T. MacPherson (East Kilbride) 77 (9) 68 (BIH)
2nd C. Fell (Douglas Park) & D. McConnell (Ranfurly Castle) 80 (12) 68
3rd N. Gray (Douglas Park) & L. McLean (Douglas Park) 87 (17.8) 69.2
Handicap – Bronze Division
1st S. Gardner (Douglas Park) & M. Lockhart (Douglas Park) 97 (30) 67
2nd A. White (Douglas Park) & C. Morrison (Bearsden) 94 (26.2) 67.8
3rd M. Hogg (Old Ranfurly) & A. McDougall (Old Ranfurly) 88 (20) 68
A. Wilson (Clober) & N. Ferguson (Clober) 77
Nearest the Pin:
3rd hole S. Cockburn & K. Skinner (Clydebank & District)
12th hole O. MacKay (Douglas Park) & B. Parker (Cowglen)
17th hole H. Faulds (Douglas Park) & C. Kelly (Windyhill)
Nearest the Pin in two shots:
16th hole J. Gemmell & S. Mitchell (Douglas Park)
18th hole H. Divers & M. Bryce (Douglas Park)
Putting Prize:
A. Gardiner & C. Van Griephuison (Hilton Park)


Scottish champion Kelsey MacDonald is through to Saturday morning’s semi-finals of the British women’s open amateur golf championship at sunny Ganton.
But Curtis Cup player Sally Watson was beaten in the quarter-finals on another very hot day at the Yorkshire venue.
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Pamela loses in the First Round by Spanish Star Carlota Ciganda

Scottish champion Kelsey MacDonald scored “the best match-play win” of her career to enter the last 16 of the British women’s open amateur golf championship at Ganton Golf Club, Yorkshire on the windiest day of a pleasantly warm week.
Later in the evening Curtis Cup 18-year-old Sally Watson made it two Scots in the third round with a three-under-par performance.
MacDonald, a 19-year-old Stirling University student from Nairn beat the Spanish ace, Carlota Ciganda by one hole in a match of rare quality.
In the 1st round two other Scots, Curtis Cup player Pamela Pretswell and Robert Gordon University student Jane Turner were beaten.
Pamela shot four birdies but still lost narrowly on the last green to Spanish ace Carlota Ciganda who won the title 3 years ago and lost in the final last year.

Pamela was two up on Ciganda after eight holes but the Spaniard hit a purple patch to turn that around and lead by two holes on the 13th tee.
Ciganda finally knocked out the Scot by holing a 30ft putt at the last for a one-hole victory after a great match. Ciganda had a final tally of one eagle and three birdies. Both players were under par at the finish of quality tie.
"I was beaten on the last but I enjoyed it tremendously playing against such a very good player," said sporting Pamela.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website for the 2nd round Results and reports

SLGA Team Squads Named ---

SLGA name squads for European team championships in early July
European Ladies Team Championship
The team to represent Scotland in the European Ladies' Team Championship at La Manga, Spain from July 6 to 10 is:
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie)
Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar)
Laura Murray (Alford)
Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle)
Jane Turner (Craigielaw).
Lesley Nicholson (Haddington)

European Girls' Team Championship The Scotland team for the European Girls' Team Championship at Aalborg, Denmark from July 6 to 10 is:
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie)

Rachael Taylor (Hartl Golf Resort, Germany)
Rachael Watton (Mortonhall).
Karen Marshall (Baberton)

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Pamela through to the Matchplay Stages of the British Amateur Championships

Caroline Hedwall earns top seed among 64 qualifiers at Ganton
Six Scots make it through to "British" match-play

Six Scots
made it through to the match-play stages of the British women’s open amateur golf championship at Ganton Golf Club, Yorkshire on another warm, sunny day when top seed, Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall, declared she would have loved to have played in the Curtis Cup before she winds up her stellar amateur career at the end of the present season.
“This is my last season as an amateur because I have quit Oklahoma State University after two years to go to the Tour Schools on both sides of the Atlantic at the end of the season,” said 21-year-old European women’s champion,
Hedwall was No 1 of the 64 qualifiers for the match-play stages of the “British,” adding a three-under-par 70 for a three-under-par total of 143.
Top Scottish qualifier as 10th seed was Curtis Cup teenager Sally Watson (Elie and Earslferry) with scores of 72 and 76 for 148. Sally had only one birdie to her credit in the second round – a 4 at the long 15th but she did keep her ration of bogeys down to four, at the fifth, seventh, 11th and 18th
That’s no mean feat on a testing course where the trees, gorse bushes and steep-sided bunkers punish heavily any misdirect shots.
Scottish champion Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) qualified with ease in 13th place on 149 with rounds of 76 and 73.
“There was a stronger swirling wind today that made club selection a wee bit more difficult,” said the Stirling student who must have made the right choices when she had four 3s in a row from the second in an outward two-under-par 35.
Auchterarder’s Emily Ogilvy had more eagles than even the leaders over the 36-hole eliminator – two in Tuesday’s 76 and one at the 496yd fifth in a second-round 79 for 155. Emily qualified in 39th place.
Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), the second Curtis Cup Scot in the field, slumped from 75 to 81 yesterday (Wed) for 156 which gave her 45th place in the draw. After six straight pars, the Glasgow University student’s troubles began with a triple bogey 7 at the seventh in an outward 40 and she later had a double bogey 5 at the short 17th in halves of 40 and 41 with birdies at the eighth and 18th not enough to offset the mistakes.
Laura Murray from Alford and Craigielaw’s Jane Turner, a student at Robert Gordon University, were two of 15 players on the limit mark of 12-over-par 158. There was room for only eight of them in the draw of 32 first-round match-play ties.
For the first time in this championship there was no lengthy play-off as a tie-breaker.
Instead a card countback did the elimination work.
Both Murray and Turner survived the countback, thanks to their second rounds. Laura, started badly and finished weakly but played brilliantly in the holes in between to return a 76, six shots better than on Tuesday, while Jane had a grandstand finish of four birdies in a row from the 14th for a 75, having started her round with two double-bogey 6s. Some recovery!
Majorca-based 16-year-old Scot Lauren Mackin had an off day following her sparkling first-round 73. Her score soared to 85 and she was one of those eliminated on 158.
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), last year’s Scottish champion, bowed out with a 76 for 159.
Two members of the recent GB and I Curtis Cup team failed to qualify. Hannah Barwood (Knowle) had an 82 for 159 while Danielle McVeigh (Royal Co Down Ladies), the outstanding player in Mary McKenna’s squad in the States, went out with scores of 84 and 77 for 161.

To see all the scores ---- CSS 78 ON BOTH DAYS --- CLICK HERE

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Pamela Pretswell does well in the first round of the British Amateur Championship

Sally Watson was the leading Scot in the first round of the British Amateur Championship played Ganton Golf Club in Yorkshire today. Ex member of Ranfurly Castle Lauren Mackin now based in Majorca was only 2 off the pace closely followed by Lanarkshire's Pamela Pretswell from Bothwell Castle.
Leading Scores:
1 70 -3 Giulia Molinaro (ITA) Italy
2= 72 -1 Taylore Karle (USA) United States, Sally Watson (SCO) Scotland, Sue Kim (CAN) Canada
5= 73 Par Daniela Holmqvist (SWE) Sweden, Lauren Mackin (SCO) Son Gual, Holly Clyburn (ENG) Woodhall Spa Caroline Hedwall (SWE) Sweden, Camilla Hedberg (SPA) Spain
Other Notable Scores:
75 Pamela Pretswell (SCO) Bothwell Castle
76 Kelsey MacDonald (SCO) Nairn Dunbar , Emily Ogilvy (SCO) Auchterarder
83 Gillian Monteith (SCO) Portpatrick Dunskey, Jane Turner (SCO) Craigielaw
Megan Briggs (SCO) Kilmacolm
84 Danielle McVeigh (IRE) Royal Co. Down Lds
91 Roseanne Niven (SCO) Crieff

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Monday, 21 June 2010

Renfrewshire win the Kennedy Salver

Renfrewshire's winning team-click to enlarge

West of Scotland Teams-click to enlarge Click to enlarge --- Photos Courtesy of Lanarkshire's Jean MacIntyre

The West of Scotland Junior Inter County Matches for the Kennedy Salver was played today in very pleasant weather at Cawder Golf Club. The girls from the four counties mixed well and enjoyed their day.
The winner with 6 1/2 points was Renfrewshire, second with 5 1/2 points was Ayrshire ,third with 4 1/2 points was Dunbarton & Argyll and Lanarkshire with 1 1/2 points was fourth.
Jorden Ferrie & Kirsten Scott)(D&A) lost to Katie Mcgarva & Grace Mackie (Ayrshire) 3&2
Nicole Benson & Abbi Gliksten (Lanarkshire) lost to Natasha Qayum & Lesley Cosh (Renfrewshire) 1 hole
Amanda McLeod & Aileen Campbell (D&A) defeated Samantha Cowan & Saorcha Warren (Renfrewshire) 4&3
Julie Glencorse & Nicole Muir (Lanarkshire) lost to Emma Hale & Rachel Irvine( Ayrshire) 7&6
Robyn Michie & Alex Rennie (D&A) defeated Eva O'Connor & Lisa Bathgate (Lanarkshire) 6&4
Mairi Gray & Alexandra Qayum (Renfrewshire) defeated Conni Jaffrey& Alexandra Brown (Ayrshire) 4&3
Kirsten Scott (D&A) defeated Nicole Benson (Lanarkshire) 2 holes
Natasha Qayum (Renfrewshire) defeated Connie Jaffrey (Ayrshire) 3&2
Amanda McLeod (D&A) defeated Samantha Cowan (Renfrewshire) 7&6
Eva O.Connor (Lanarkshire) halved with Katie Mcgarva (Ayrshire)
Jorden Ferrie (D&A) lost to Emma Hale (Ayrshire) 4&3
Nicole Muir (Lanarkshire) lost to Saorcha Warren (Renfrewshire) 4&3
Rachael McLelland (D&A) lost to Abbi Gliksten (Lanarkshire) 4&2
Alexandra Qayum (Renfrewshire) defeated Rachel Irvine (Ayrshire)3&2
Aileen Campbell (D&A) halved with Mairi Gray (Renfrewshire)
Julie Glencorse (Lanarkshire lost to Grace Mackie (Ayrshire) 7&6
Robyn Michie (D&A) lost to Hazel McGarvie (Ayrshire)
Abbi Kidd (Lanarkshire) lost to Emma Kennedy (Renfrewshire)4&2

Looking for some photos then Jean MacIntyre of Lanarkshire has got some. Click on the following small thumbnail below

The Kennedy Salver - by J MacIntyre

The 2010 Kennedy Salver --
by C Fell

Medal 5 -- Douglas Park

Playedd 18/06/2010, SSS 72 CSS:71

1st 86-15=71 Gillian Hendry
2nd 86-15=71 Anne Paton
3rd 88-16=72 Beverley Mitchell
1st 90-21=69 Rhona Murison
2nd 97-25=72 Evelyn Crombie
3rd 99-25=74 Alison White
Scratch: Joan Gemmell 80

Friday, 18 June 2010

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Pamela Pretswell returns from the Curtis Cup and does a bit of " Caddying"

Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) has just returned from the Curtis Cup in the USA and she came to Kilmacolm Golf Club yesterday to help out her Lanarkshire County Team mates by Caddying for Fiona Norris in their final Inter County Team Match against Ayrshire. SLGA'S Isabel Crawford introduces the match and congratulates Pamela on her achievements

Wednesday, 16 June 2010


All the County Teams with the County Captains seated --- Click to enlarge

Renfrewshire retained the West Division women's inter-county team championship at Kilmacolm Golf Club today. They completed their programme with a 100 per cent record by beating Dunbartonshire and Argyll 7-2. Earlier in the week Renfrewshire had beaten Ayrshire 6 1/2-2 1/2 and Lanarkshire 7-2.
Three Renfrewshire players won six out of six games over the three days - Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) and Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze).
The other match today resulted in a draw between Ayrshire and Lanarkshire.
Renfrewshire are the first of the divisional champions to qualify for the Scottish county finals at Bothwell Castle from September 17 to 19.

Today's details;

Foursomes (2-1)
C Malcolm and M McKay lost to F Norris and S Wood 1 hole.
L Hendry and L Barker beat L Lloyd and M Hughes 1 hole.
L Allan and M McPherson beat E Cuthill and E Caddow 4 and 2.
Singles (2 1/2-3 1/2)
L Hendry lost to F Norris 3 and 2..
R McQueen lost to S Wood 2 holes.
D Watt lost to E Cuthill 6 and 4.
L Barker beat F Scott 2 holes.
L Allan beat M Hughes 5 and 4.
C Malcolm halved with A Devine.

Foursomes (3-0)
E Briggs and M Briggs beat S Bishop and L McGeachy 5 and 4.
A McKechin and C-M Carlton beat N Ferguson and J Meldrum 4 and 3.
G Kyle and C Whyte beat S Cadden and L Campbell 4 and 3.
Singles (4-2)
E Briggs lost to S Bishop 3 and 2.
C M Carlton beat N Ferguson 2 and 1.
M Briggs beat J Meldrum 3 and 1.
A McKechin beat S Cadden 7 and 5.
L Stewart lost to H Faulds 4 and 3.
D Jackson beat L McGeachy 7 and 6.

1 Renfrewshire, 2 Lanarkshire, 3 Dunbartonshire and Argyll, 4 Ayrshire.

To see some photos from today's play click on the small thumbnail below
Day 3 of the 2010 County Jamboree

Tuesday, 15 June 2010


West Division women's Inter-County Team Championship

Day 2 Scoreboard at Kilmacolm Golf Club

Renfrewshire, the defending champions, had two wins out of two today with a 7-2 victory over Lanarkshire.
In the other match a strong fight back in the singles by Ayrshire just failed to wipe out their 0-3 deficit from the morning foursomes. Dunbartonshire and Argyll won 5-4.
Today's details:
Foursomes (2-1)
E Briggs and M Briggs beat F Norris and S Wood 4 and 3.
A McKechin and C-M Carlton beat E Cuthill and A Devin 2 and 1.
D Jackson and G Kyle lost to L Lloyd and M Hughes 1 hole.
Singles (5-1)
E Briggs beat F Norris 6 and 4.
M Briggs beat S Wood 2 holes.
A McKechin beat E Cuthill 5 and 4.
C-M Carlton beat M Hughes 2 holes.
C Whyte beat E Caddow 8 and 6.
L Stewart lost to L Lloyd 6 and 5.

Foursomes (3-0)
S Bishop and L McGeachy beat L Hendry and L Barker 3 and 1.
N Ferguson and J Meldrum beat D Watt and M McKay 1 hole.
S Cadden and L Campbell beat R McQueen and L Allan 1 hole.
Singles (2-4)
J Meldrum beat L Hendry 1 hole.
N Ferguson beat M McPherson 6 and 5.
L McGeachy lost to C Malcolm 3 and 2.
H Faulds lost to R McQueen 3 and 2.
L McColl lost to L Allan 2 and 1.
L Campbell lost to D Watt 6 and 5.
Renfrewshire 6 1/2, Ayrshire 2 1/2
Lanarkshire 8 1/2, Dunbartonshire and Argyll 1/2

Monday, 14 June 2010

West Division Inter County Team Championship Results - Day 1

West Division women's inter-county team championship

Day 1 scoreboard

M Briggs and E Briggs beat L Allan and M McKay 8 and 6.
D Jackson and L Stewart halved with L Hendry and M McPherson.
C-M Carlton and A McKechin beat C Malcolm and D Watt 5 and 4.
E Briggs beat L Hendry 6 and 5.
C M Carlton beat L Barker 7 and 5.
M Briggs beat R McQueen 4 and 2.
A McKechin beat M McPherson 5 and 4.
G Kyle lost to C Malcolm 1 hole.
C Whyte lost to Watt 4 and 2 (4-2)

F Norris and S Wood beat L McGeachie and S Bishop 2 holes.
E Cuthill and A Devin beat L Campbell and N Ferguson 2 holes.
L Lloyd and M Hughes beat H Faulds and S Cadden 3 and 2.
F Norris beat S Bishop 4 and 3.
S Wood beat N Ferguson 5 and 4.
E Cuthill beat J Meldrum 2 holes.
F Scott halved with H Faulds.
E Caddow beat L McColl 2 holes.
L Lloyd beat L McGeachy 5 and 4 (5 1/2-1/2).

Your Webmaster was unable to be at Kilmacolm today However, in the meantime here are some photos taken by Lanarkshire's Jean MacIntyre ----- PHOTOS DAY 1 and PHOTOS DAY 1 CONTINUED
--- Then Click on Slideshow. Alternatively go to the Lanarkshire County Website

Sunday, 13 June 2010

The 36th Curtis Cup --- Final Result USA 12.5 -- GB&I 7.5

The GB&I Team

The 36th biennial competition between teams of eight amateur female golfers from the United States and Great Britian and Ireland was held at Essex County Club. The Americans have now won a seven-match winning streak and won it 27 times.

Essex County Club also happens to be the home course of sisters Harriot and Margaret Curtis, who established the competition in 1932. The competition was also held at the club in 1938.

The USA have won the Curtis Cup


SINGLE Results
GBI Names first
Danielle McVeigh beat Jennifer Song 3 and 2
Sally Watson lost to Alexis Thompson 6 and 5
Rachel Jennings lost to Jennifer Johnson 5 and 4
Lisa Maguire beat Kimberly Kim 1 Up
Hannah Barwood loat to Cydney Clanton 4 and 3
Leona Maguire beat Tiffany Lua 2 and 1
Pamela Pretswell lost to Jessica Korda 4 and 3
Holly Clyburn beat Stephanie Kono 2 and 1



Match 1:Danielle McVeigh and Leona MaGuire lost Alexis Thomson and Jessica Korda 3/1
Match 2 : Hannah Barwood and Holly Clyburn lost to Jennifer Song and Stephanie Kono 3/1
Match 3: Sally Watson and Rachel Jennings lost to Lua Tiffany and Jennifer Johnson 3/2

Match 1: Alexis Thompson, Coral Springs, Fla., and Jessica Korda, Bradenton, Fla. (USA) beat Danielle McVeigh, Ireland, and Pamela Pretswell, Scotland (GB&I), 2 and 1
Match 2: Jennifer Song, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Cydney Clanton, Concord, N.C. (USA) beat Leona Maguire, Ireland, and Lisa Maguire, Ireland (GB&I), 3 and 2
Match 3:Stephanie Kono, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Kimberly Kim, Pahoa, Hawaii (USA) beat Sally Watson, Scotland, and Rachel Jennings, England, (GB&I), 2 up


CURTIS CUP SCOREBOARD at Essex County Club, Massachusetts

American players named first
Match 1: Jennifer Johnson and Jennifer Song HALVED with Sally Watson and Rachel Jennings.
Match 2: Alexis Thompson and Jessica Korda HALVED with Hannah Barwood and Holly Clyburn.
Match 3: Cydney Clanton and Stephanie Kono HALVED with Danielle McVeigh and Leona Maguire.

American players named first
Jennifer Song and Kimberly Kim LOST to Danielle McVeigh and Pamela Pretswell
4 and 3.
Alexis Thompson and Jennifer Johnson BEAT Rachel Jennings and Leona Maguire.
3 and 2.
Jessica Korda and Tiffany Lua LOST to Sally Watson and Lisa Maguire.1 hole.


Friday, 11 June 2010

Myra Craig Stableford - Douglas Park Golf Club

Played 11/06/2010, SSS 72, CSS:72

1st: 38pts Gillian Hendry
2nd: 36pts Carol Fell
3rd: 36pts Elinor Grant
1st: 43pts Evelyn Crombie
2nd: 37pts Norma Gray
3rd: 36pts Brenda Murray

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Curtis Cup Website -- Review and News

Curtis Cup Historical Video from 2010 Curtis Cup on Vimeo.

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Pitreavie’s Louise Kenney remains on course to retain the Scottish Ladies’ Golf Association’s Order of Merit, while Abernethy teenager Hannah McCook is the early leader in the race for the girls’ title.
After six counting tournaments, Kenney, beaten finalist in the Scottish championship at Craigielaw last month, remains in pole position on the women's list with 2,280 points. Laura Murray (Alford) is in second place with 1,880.
Jane Turner (Craigielaw) is third with 1,515, while the biggest mover is Mortonhall’s Rachael Watton. She finished second in the Munross Trophy to overtake Scottish champion Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar). Rachael has 1,371 points with Kelsey on 1,285.
After the opening two events In the girls’ Order of Merit, 16-year-old Hannah, who finished second in the Paul Lawrie Scottish Schools’ Championship at Murrayshall earlier this week, is the early leader with 470 points.
Alyson McKechin (Ederslie) is a close second on 440 with Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Lesley Atkins (Gullane) in the next two spots on 420 and 408 respectively.
The next women's event to count for SLGA Order of Merit points is the British Amateur Championship at Ganton from June 22-26. Points are allocated for both the stroke-play qualifying and the match-play knock-out – while the girls’ will be chasing points at the Janice Moodie Trophy at Windyhill on July 2.

1 Louise Kenney Pitreavie 2280
2 Laura Murray Alford 1880
3 Jane Turner Craigielaw 1515
4 Rachael Watton Mortonhall 1371
5 Kelsey MacDonald Nairn Dunbar 1285
6 Martine Pow Selkirk 805
7 Pamela Pretswell Bothwell Castle 800
8 Sally Watson Elie & Earlsferry 777
9 Susan Jackson Ladybank 740
10 Megan Briggs Kilmacolm 705
11 Samantha Leslie Westhill 690
12 Ann F Ramsay Kirriemuir 640
13 Emily Ogilvy Auchterarder 510
14 Rachael Taylor Hartl Golf Resort 500
15 Roseanne Niven Crieff 450
16 Clare-Marie Carlton Fereneze 360
17 Laura Walker Muckhart 330
18 Sammy Vass Tain 330
19 Rachael McQueen Troon Ladies 310
20 Eilidh Briggs Kilmacolm 300
21 Rachel Hanlon St Regulus 280
22 Karen Marshall Baberton 250
23 Jacqueline Sneddon Alyth 240
24 Ashley Smith Monifieth 220
25 Alyson McKechin Elderslie 200
26 Cara Gruber Royal Dornnoch 200
27 Elaine Moffat St Regulus 200
28 Ailsa Summers Carnoustie Ladies 185
29 Claire Penman Carnoustie Ladies 185
30 Lauren Mackin Son Muntaner 180
31 Hannah McCook Abernethy 165
32 Rachel Polson Peterculter 165
33 Claire MacDonald Gullane 150
34 Rebecca Wilson Grange 145
35 Fiona Gilbert Carnoustie 140
36 Shonagh Raitt Forfar 135
37 Jemma Chalmers Monifieth 130
38 Jessica Meek Carnoustie Ladies 115
39 Jennifer Linklater Largs 115
40 Wendy Nicholson Broomieknowe 100
41 Susan Wood Drumpellier 100
42 Gillian Monteith Portpatrick Dunskey 80
43 Gillian Scanlan Hamilton 65
44 Kristina Vannet Peterculter 65
45 Gabrielle MacDonald Craigielaw 60
46 Claire Hargan Mortonhall 60
47 Sara Bishop Windyhill 60
48 Kate McIntosh Broomieknowe 50
49 Lynne Fenton Carnoustie Ladies 50
50 Noreen Fenton Dunbar 50
51 Elaine Cuthill Lanark 50
52 Sheila Cuthbertson Peebles 50

1 Hannah McCook Abernethy 470
2 Alyson McKechin Elderslie 440
3 Eilidh Briggs Kilmacolm 420
4 Lesley Atkins Gullane 408
5 Gabrielle MacDonald Nairn Dunbar 380
6 Natasha Qayum Ranfurly Castle 380
7 Kimberley Beveridge Aboyne 300
8 Claire Prouse Hazelhead 300
9 Gillian Scanlan Hamilton 300
10 Hannah Scott Broomieknowe 300
11 Rachael Watton Mortonhall 300
12 Ailsa Summers Carnoustie Ladies 220
13 Megan Clyne Deeside 220
14 Alison Goodwin Glenbervie 220
15 Kate McIntosh Broomieknowe 220
16 Mhairi McKay West Kilbride 170
17 Eilidh Watson Elie & Earlsferry 170
18 Jessica Meek Carnoustie Ladies 158
19 Rachel Polson Peterculter 25
20 Tegan Seivwright Deeside 25
21 Rachel Walker Muckhart 25
22 Lauren Whyte St Regulus 25

RLCGA County Medal over Paisley Bushes

Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) scored a fine gross 74 over Paisley today to win the Renfrewshire Ladies County Medal with a net 72.

Played 10th June 2010, SSS 74, CSS 74,
Scratch: Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 74
0 - 12
1st: Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 74 (2) 72
2nd: Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 79 (5) 74 acb
3rd: Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) 81 (7) 74 acb

13 +
1st: Eleanor Black (Paisley) 93 (21) 72 acb
2nd: Anita McMillan (Erskine) 90 (18) 72 acb
3rd: Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill) 88 (13) 75
To read the full report go to the Renfrewshire Website

County Jamboree Teams for West Division matches at Kilmacolm

The Team to represent Ayrshire at the West Division Inter County Matches at Kilmacolm Golf Club from 14th - 16th June is:
Lesley Hendry (Largs Routenburn)
Rachaeil McQueen (Ladies Golf Club Troon)
Debbie Watt (Ayr Bellisle)
Catherine Malcom (Prestwick St. Nicholas)
Morag MacPherson (Kilmarnock Barrassie)
Lesley Baker (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Linzi Allan (West Kilbride)
Mhari McKay (West Kilbride)

The Team to represent D&A at the West Division Inter County Matches at Kilmacolm Golf Club from 14th - 16th June is:
Sara Bishop (Windyhill)
Suzanne Cadden (Cardross)
Lorraine Campbell (Cardross)
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)
Nichola Ferguson (Clober)
Lynn McColl (Bearsden)
Laura McGeachy (Windyhill)
Jill Meldrum (Dullatur)

The team to represent Lanarkshire at the West Division inter-county matches at Kilmacolm Golf Club from June 14 to 16 is:
Emma Caddow, Strathaven
Elaine Cuthill, Lanark
Angela Devine, Hamilton
May Hughes, Lanark
Lesley Lloyd, Hayston
Fiona Norris, Hamilton
Fiona Scott, Bothwell Castle
Susan Wood, Drumpellier

The Renfrewshire 2010 Team to compete in the West of Scotland Inter County Matches against Ayrshire, Dunbartonshire & Argyll and Lanarkshire at Kilmacolm Golf Club on Monday, 14th to Wednesday, 16th June, is announced as follows:-

Eilidh Briggs, Kilmacolm
Megan Briggs, Kilmacolm
Clare-Marie Carlton, Fereneze
Donna Jackson, Cochrane Castle
Gillian Kyle, East Renfrewshire
Alyson McKechin, Elderslie
Liz Stewart, Cochrane Castle
Carol Whyte, Windyhill
Reserve Linsey Stevenson, Whitecraigs

Former tennis prospect Pretswell set to serve GB&I in Curtis Cup

Pamela Pretwell - Click to enlarge Pamela Pretwell - Photo Courtesy of Colin Farquharson

By Martin Dempster the Scotsman Newspaper
PAMELA Pretswell played tennis as a junior for Scotland and once took part in a demonstration with the Great Britain junior team on Number One court at Wimbledon. Yet, as the grass court season gets into full swing this week at Queen's Club and Birmingham, the 21-year-old from Hamilton will have a golf club in her hands when she enjoys the highlight of her sporting life to date.

One of two Scots in the Great Britain & Ireland team taking on the Americans in the 36th Curtis Cup, a three-day match that starts tomorrow at Essex Country Club in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, Pretswell turned to golf just seven years ago a
ADVERTISEMENT fter tennis had threatened to take over her life, and she is adamant that she made the right decision.

Studying business and management, she's a year away from securing an honours degree at Glasgow University and has no regrets that the coaching sessions she once took part in under the watchful eye of Judy Murray, Andy's mum, haven't paved the way for that career highlight to come instead at SW19, Roland Garros, Melbourne Park or Flushing Meadow.

"Judy Murray used to take us to tournaments and was also involved in Scottish training squads," recalled Pretswell. "Andy and his brother (Jamie] were around at the time and I always remember they had a good work ethic, something I've tried to follow myself. I played for Scotland and the Great Britain junior team but I stopped playing because I was too busy with the tennis and, within a few weeks, I had started to play golf."

A member at Bothwell Castle, where she plays off plus three, Pretswell was surprised by the high standard she encountered in golf when making her first appearance in the Scottish Girls' Championship. However, she took just four years to break into the Scotland team and, helped by a win in the 2008 Swiss Open Amateur Championship, secured her first GB&I cap in last year's Vagliano Trophy against the Continent of Europe.

Having also finished third in the St Rule Trophy and fourth in the European Individual Championship, as well as reaching the last 16 of the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship, Mary McKenna, the GB&I captain, and her fellow selectors didn't mind too much that Pretswell was unable to play in some of the bigger events earlier this year due to university work, finding a place for her in the eight-strong side along with Sally Watson of Elie & Earlsferry Ladies.

"I've never played in America, so it should be good – a nice challenge," said Pretswell. "We know the Americans are good but we also have to remember that we are good as well. Helped by the fact we've had a week's practice over here, I feel we can definitely win. We've got a good team and will certainly be giving it our best shot."

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

2010 Daily Mail Foursomes Results - Round 4

Scottish Results - Round 4
Cathkin Braes Golf Club
beat East Kilbride Golf Club 6&5
Clober Golf Club beat Ralston Golf Club w/o
Garmouth & Kingston Golf Club beat Duff House Royal Golf Club 1up
Helensburgh Golf Club beat Bearsden Golf Club 5&4
Kilsyth Lennox Golf Club beat Dunblane New Golf Club 3&2
Liberton Golf Club beat Duddingston Golf Club 3&2
Muckhart Golf Club beat Kinross Golf Club won at 20th

Hayston, Skelmorlie and Whitecraigs Golf Clubs are through to the 6th round of the Mail on Sunday

Congratulations go to West of Scotland's Hayston, Skelmorlie and Whitecraigs Golf Clubs who have all progressed to ROUND 6 of the 2010 Mail on Sunday Competition.
Round 5 Scottish Results:
Deer Park Golf & Country Club beat Glenbervie Golf Club 3-2
Dollar Golf Club beat Balbirnie Park Golf Club 4-1
Downfield Golf Club beat Royal Montrose Golf Club 3-2
Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Club beat Tain Golf Club 4.5-0.5
Hayston Golf Club beat Loudoun Gowf Club 4.5-0.5
Murrayfield Golf Club beat Broomieknowe Golf Club 4-1
New Galloway Golf Club beat Crichton Golf Club 4-1
Newmachar Golf Club beat Aboyne Golf Club 3-2
North Berwick Golf Club beat Eyemouth Golf Club won at 20th
Skelmorlie Golf Club beat Bearsden Golf Club won at 22nd
Whitecraigs Golf Club beat Kirkhill Golf Club 5-0

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Lanarkshire June Spoon Medal -- Lesley Lloyd wins the Scratch Award

The June Spoon competition was played today at Hamilton Golf Club in continuous rain. In spite of this there was some good scoring with Fiona McWhirter winning the Silver Division with a net 67 --- 5 UNDER PAR .
Results: SSS 72; CSS 72.
Silver Division:
Fiona McWhirter 85 (18) 67
Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 76 ( 6) 70 acb
Tracy McPherson 78 ( 8) 70
Scratch: Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) 75

Bronze Division:
Roxy Brown 99 (22) 77
Margaret I Allan 105 (26) 79
Marlene Turner 112 (29) 83
Bronze Scratch: Roxy Brown 99

Monday, 7 June 2010

West Vets win the Mid West Trophy

West and Midland Vets - Click to Enlarge West and Midland Vets Teams - Click to enlarge

The West Vets Team played for the Mid West Trophy against Midlands Vets today over Douglas Park Golf course. The team won 5 - 2. To read the full report go to the West Vets Website

Paul Lawrie Scottish Schools Championships



Fourteen-year-old Loretto School, Musselburgh pupil Julie Yang lived up to her billing as a world golf star in the making with an incredible record-slashing round at Murrayshall, near Perth TODAY (Monday).
Competing in the Paul Lawrie Scottish schools golf championships, South Korean-born Julie returned a nine-under-par 64 over the Murrayshall No 1 course, SEVEN strokes better than the previous women’s course record of 71.
She required only 24 putts as she marked up one eagle (at the ninth), nine birdies (first, third, sixth, eighth, 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th and 18th), and two bogeys (at the seventh and 10th).
“My putting has not been very good since I won the Welsh women’s open title last month but I think these Murrayshall greens were made for me. The speed of them was just perfect,” said Julie who did not have any putts at all at the 16th where she holed a 40ft chip from off the green. Her halves of 32 were five under for the outward journey and four under for the inward half.
Yet the so talented youngster did not get back home from finishing joint fifth in the Irish women’s open amateur stroke-play championship at Dublin at the weekend until midnight on Sunday night and was on the tee at Murrayshall just a few hours later at 8am Monday morning.
Julie had a par-matching round of 69 over the shorter Lynedoch course to give her a nine-under-par total of 133.
“I like Scotland and the golf courses – but not the weather,” said Julie who was transferred from her previous Phoenix, Arizona base to Loretto School by her parents last September so that she could gain valuable experience of European conditions courses with a view to becoming a tour professional as soon as she completes her education.
Although Yang will not be able to play for the Scotland girls team during her four years at Loretto, she is eligible to play for the Scottish schools against the English schools in the annual international at Fairhaven Golf Club, Lancashire in September.
She won the Paul Lawrie Scottish schoolgirls title at the first attempt by 12 shots from Hannah McCook (Highland) who had rounds of 75 and 70 for 145.
Alyson McKechin pipped her Renfrewshire team-mate and county champion Eilidh Briggs for third place. Eilidh had a definite edge with a first-round 70 over the shorter course but she drifted to an 80 over Murrayshall for 150 to finish fourth. Alyson, with a morning 77 and a second-round 71, slipped past into third place on 148.

In the team event only two girls were required to make up a team in their category and Julie Yang and Lesley Atkins, both pupils at Loretto School’s Golf Academy and representing East Lothian schools, won that trophy by 14 shots from runners-up Renfrewshire Alyson McKechin and Eilidh Briggs.
Forth Valley’s Tiffiny Wood and Nicola Robertson finished third.
The girls’ section also had a Paul Lawrie Salver handicap prize for the best net 36-hole aggregate. It was won by Tegan Seivwright (Aberdeen City) with a net total of 134 (65-69) off 11 of a handicap.
Second was Natasha Qayum (Renfrewshire) on 137 (63-74) off seven.
Hannah Scott (City of Aberdeen) came third, after a countback, with 138 (69-69) off seven.
The Scottish schools team of 12 boys and six girls for the match against the English schools at Fairhaven on Monday, September 13 will be finalised by the Scottish Schools Golf Association once they know who is available for selection and who is not. It is roughly based on the leading finishers in the championship at Murrayshall.

Murrayshall House Hotel, near Perth.


Lynedoch (par 69) first, Murrayshall (par 73) second.
CSS 68 73.
133 Julie Yang (East Lothian) 69 64.
145 Hannah McCook (Highland) 75 70.
148 Alyson McKechin (Renfrewshire) 77 71.
150 Eilidh Briggs (Renfrewshire) 70 80.
151 Lesley Atkins (East Lothian) 74 77, Gabrielle MacDonald (City of Edinburgh) 73 78, Natasha Qayum (Renfrewshire) 70 81.
152 Rachael Watton (City of Edinburgh) 76 76, Hannah Scott (City of Edinburgh) 76 76, Claire Prouse (Aberdeen City) 72 80, Kimberley Beveridge (South Aberdeenshire) 78 74, Gillian Scanlan (South Lanarkshire) 75 77.
153 Kate McIntosh (Midlothian) 78 75, Megan Clyne (Aberdeen City) 78 75, Alison Goodwin (Forth Valley) 73 80.
154 Mhairi McKay (North Ayrshire) 73 81.
155 Ailsa Summers (Dundee City) 77 78, Jessica Meek (Angus) 76 79, Eilidh Watson (Forth Valley) 75 79.
156 Lauren Whyte (Fife) 78 78, Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Galloway) 77 79, Hannah Robb (Aberdeen City) 76 80, Rachel Polson (Aberdeen City) 78 78.
158 Linsey Stevenson (Glasgow) 80 78.
159 Shannen McGuire (Fife) 79 80, Katie Reid (Dundee City) 77 82.
163 Tara MacTaggart (Borders) 82 81.
164 Connie Jaffrey (North Ayrshire) 83 81, Nicola Robertson (Forth Valley) 84 80.
165 Keren Ward (East Lothian) 80 85.
166 Louise McGillivray (South Aberdeenshire) 85 81.
167 Gillian Simpson (City of Edinburgh) 84 83, Emma Hale (South Ayrshire) 80 87, Alexandra Tait (Fife) 85 82.
168 Kirsten MacCallum (North Abedeenshire) 85 83.
169 Katie McCracken (Dumfries and Galloway) 82 87, Nikki Benson (North Lanarkshire) 89 80.
170 Katie McGarva (South Ayrshire) 80 90, Sophie Maguire (Fife) 85 85.
171 Emma Greenlees (Dumfries and Galloway) 82 89.
173 Eleanor Tunn (Highland) 87 86, Lauren D’Ambrosio (South Lanarkshire) 77 96.
174 Vicky Wright (Dumfries and Galloway) 85 89, Katie Wright (Dumfries and Galloway ) 85 89.
175 Annabel Niven ( Perth and Kinross) 85 90.
176 Hannah Robb ( Dundee City ) 93 83.
177 Rachel Irvine (North Ayrshire) 87 90, Amanda MacLeod ( Glasgow ) 87 90.
178 Heather Munro ( Dundee City ) 84 94, Claire Gadsby ( Perth and Kinross) 84 94.
182 Julie Vass ( Highland ) 90 92, Jorden Ferrie ( East Dunbartonshire ) 93 89.
183 Chloe Goadby ( Fife ) 90 93.
184 Tiffiny Wood ( Forth Valley ) 91 93.
191 Kirstie McLeod (South Lanarkshire) 94 97, Hannah Bycroft ( South Aberdeenshire ) 94 97.
195 Zoe Marr ( North Aberdeenshire ) 98 97.
197 Megan Brown ( Fife ) 99 98.
199 Vikki Sutherland ( North Aberdeenshire ) 98 101.


Congratulations go to the West Girls Team:
Gillian Arnott - Kilbirnie
Lesley Cosh - Cowglen
Jorden Ferrie - Kirkintilloch
Kirstin Scott - Milngavie
Connie Jaffrey - West Kilbride
Katie McGarva - Troon

West won the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association inter-area girls’ team championship after a tense finish to the two-day contest at Ballumbie Castle Golf Club, Monifieth today.
All four teams went into the final matches on level terms, each having won once and lost once. In the decisive games, North beat East 2-1 and West beat South 2-1. That meant that North and West were level at the top of the final table with two wins a piece.
The tie-breaker was the number of individual games won and West (+20) came out on top over North (+9) in this.
Nicola Taylor and Lauren Whyte lost to Katie McCracken and Rachel Walker 3 and 2.
Shannon McGuire and Tiffiny Wood bt Emily Greenlees and Danielle Ker 6 and 5.
Alison Goodwin and Alexis Hutton bt Vikky Wright and Kate Wright 6 and 4.
Louise McGillivary and Lauren Duncan bt Gillian Arnott and Katie McGarva 2 and 1.
Hannah Robb and Eilidh Watson bt Kirstin Scott and Jorden Ferrie 1 hole.
Katie Reid and Eleanor Tunn lost to Lesley Cosh and Connie Jaffrey 2 and 1.
Arnott and McGarva bt Taylor and Whyte 6 and 5.
Scott and Ferrie lost to McGuire and Wood 4 and 3.
Cosh and Jaffrey bt Goodwin and Hutton 2 and 1.
McCracken and Walker bt McGillivray and Duncan 6 and 5.
Ker and Katie Wright lost to Robb and Watson 3 and 2.
Greenlees and Vikky Wright bt Reid and Tunn 2 and 1.
Arnott and McGarva bt Ker and Katie Wright 4 and 2.
Scott and Ferrie bt McCeracken and Walker 1 hole.
Cosh and Jaffrey bt Greenlees and Vikky Wright 6 and 5.
McGillivray and Duncan lost to Goodwin and Whyte 7 and 5.
Robb and Watson bt McGuire and Wood 2 and 1.
Reid and Tunn bt Taylor and Hutton 1 hole.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

West of Scotland's Eilidh Briggs wins the Munross Trophy

Report Courtesy of COLIN FARQUHARSON TEL AND FAX 01224 869782

Renfrewshire County Champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) pipped another of Scotland’s up and coming youngsters, Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) to win the Munross Trophy women’s 36-hole tournament – an SLGA Order of Merit event – by a single shot over the Montrose Links today (Sunday).

Eilidh had two rounds of 75 for a total of 150.
Rachael was the first-round leader with a 73 but slipped back to a 78 second time round for 151.
Ashley Smith (Monifieth) was third on 156 (80-76) with last year’s winner, Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir), joint fourth on 157 with scores of 78 and 79.
Rachel Polson (Peterculter) took the handicap aggregate prize with a net total of 150off five.
150 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75 75.
151 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 73 78.
156 Ashley Smith (Monifieth) 80 76.
157 Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 78 79, Susan Jackson (Ladybank) 76 81.
158 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 78 80, Claire Penman (Carnoustie Ladies) 80 78
160 Rachel Polson (Peterculter) 81 79, Hannah McCook (Abernethy) 85 75.
161 Sammy Leslie (Westhill) 79 82.
162 Shonagh Raitt (Forfar) 76 86, Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) 83 79.
165 J Linklater (Largs) 84 81, Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 84 81.
167 Rebecca Wilson (Grange) 87 80.
168 Fiona Gilbert (Carnoustie Ladies) 84 84.
170 J Chalmers (Monifeth) 85 85.

West of Scotland's Megan Briggs does well at the Irish Strokeplay

England’s Hannah Burke added a final round 71 to win the 2010 Irish Women’s Open Stroke Play by 5 strokes from Australia’s Justine Lee at Newlands Golf Club, Dublin, today -- 6th June 2010.

36 HOLE TOTALS (Par 73 73 73 CSS 76 75 77)
214 Hannah Burke (ENG) 71 72 71
219 Justine Lee (AUS) 77 71 71
221 Tara Davies (WAL) 74 73 74
222 Ashley Ona (AUS) 74 75 73
224 Julie Yang (SCO) 73 74 77 Stacey Keating (AUS) 71 75 78
226 Nicola Roessler (GER) 77 75 74 Jessica Speechley (AUS) 77 73 76 Leigh Whittaker (GER) 76 72 78
227 Nikki Foster (ENG) 75 71 81
228 Monique Smit (RSA) 77 73 78
229 Megan Briggs (SCO) 77 75 77 Charlotte Ellis (ENG) 76 77 76 Charlotte Wild (ENG) 75 78 76 Amy Boulden (WAL) 75 76 78
230 Lauren Mackin (ESP) 72 77 81
231 Hermione Fitzgerald (ENG) 80 77 74
232 Mary Dowling (New Ross) 78 76 78 Louise Kenney (SCO) 75 78 79
233 Paula Grant (Lisburn) 83 72 78 Charlie Douglass (ENG) 77 81 75 Deirdre Smith (Co. Louth) 74 79 80
234 Roseanne Niven (SCO) 80 76 78 Laura Murray (SCO) 77 78 79
235 Katherine O'Connor (WAL) 78 79 78 Sinead O'Sullivan (Galway) 77 76 82 Gemma Bradbury (WAL) 72 80 83
236 Emma Sheffield (ENG) 81 74 81 Kelly Tidy (ENG) 75 78 83
239 Sue Phillips (Woodbrook) 83 80 76 Karen Delaney (Carlow) 79 80 80 Amy Farrell (Moate) 76 81 82
241 Gillian O'Leary (Cork) 75 82 84
242 Louise Coffey (Malone) 87 76 79 Anna Carling (WAL) 82 77 83
243 Claire Hargan (SCO) 80 83 80 Karen O'Neill (Douglas) 79 80 84
244 Maura Diamond (Royal Portrush) 82 77 85
247 Charlene Reid (Royal Portrush) 76 81 90
248 Suzy Hayes (Hermitage) 84 77 87
250 Louise Mernagh (Woodenbridge) 82 80 88
253 Fiona Briggs (ENG) 80 83 90
NR Agnes Doherty (Ballyliffin) 83 79 NR

TEAM EVENT (2 scores from 3 to count each round)
440 AUSTRALIA Justine Lee (77) 71 73 Stacey Keating 71 75 74 Ashley Ona 74 (75) (78)
442 ENGLAND Hannah Burke 71 72 71 Charlie Douglass (77) (81) 75 Charlotte Ellis 76 77 (76)
450 WALES Amy Boulden (75) 76 78 Gemma Bradbury 72 (80) 79 (83) Tara Davies 74 73 7
461 SCOTLAND Megan Briggs 77 75 77 Louise Kenney 75 (78) 79 Laura Murray (77) 78 (79)
470 IRELAND Mary Dowling (78) 76 78 Gillian O'Leary 75 (82) 84 Charlene Reid 76 81 (90)

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website


England’s Florentyna Parker earned her first Ladies European Tour victory at the ABN AMRO Ladies Open in Holland.
The German-born 20-year-old, who celebrates her 21st birthday in exactly two weeks’ time, carded a final round of two under par 70 at Golfclub Broekpolder in Rotterdam on Sunday for a two stroke win over Scotland’s Krystle Caithness (68).
Congratulation go to Kylie Walker who made her first cut on the European Tour with her 2nd and 3rd round being one under par and level par respectively.
Leading Scores:
207 -9 Florentyna Parker (ENG) 71 66 70
209 -7 Krystle Caithness (SCO) Scotland 71 70 68
210 -6 Ashleigh Simon (SA) South Africa 72 70 68
Virginie Lagoutte-Clement (FRA) Lacoste,Mizuno,Golf LaValdaine 69 70 71
211 -5 Sophie Sandolo (ITA) NUNI, Royal Mougins GC 69 71 71
212 -4 Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA) Lacoste, France 74 68 70
213 -3 Jeehae Lee (KOR) SPG Corporation 71 77 65 Beth Allen (USA) USA 76 68 69
Georgina Simpson (ENG) LinearCapitalCorp, Eurocontrol 71 73 69
Mollie Fankhauser (USA) USA 71 73 69
Maria Hernandez (ESP) Spain 71 72 70
Laura Davies (ENG) England 69 70 74
214 -2 Malene Jorgensen (DEN) Odense Golf Club, Denmark 75 67 72
Karen Lunn (AUS) Australia 74 68 72
Lydia Hall (WAL) Machynys Peninsula G&CC 71 71 72
Rebecca Hudson (ENG) England 71 69 74
215 -1 Rebecca Coakley (IRE) Team Ireland Golf 76 69 70
Stefania Croce (ITA) Virginia GC/Caffe Dei Miracoli 76 69 70
Kristie Smith (AUS) Perth, Australia 72 72 71
Melissa Reid (ENG) England 73 70 72
Other Scots:
217 +1 Vikki Laing (SCO) MAVRIK / Kings Acre Academy 77 69 71, Lynn Kenny (SCO) Archerfield Links 71 71 75
219 +3 Kylie Walker (SCO) Scotland 76 71 72
223 +7 Pamela Feggans (SCO) Scotland 74 73 76

Both Carly Booth and Clare Queen did not make the cut

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Irish Stroke Play Results -- All the Scots make the Cut

England’s Hannah Burke added a 72 to her opening 71 to lead the the 54-hole Irish women's open amateur stroke-play championship into Sunday's final 18 holes at Newlands Golf Club, Dublin.
Par 146 (2x73). CSS 76 75
Leading Scores:
143 Hannah Burke (ENG) 71 72
146 Nikki Foster (ENG) 75 71 Stacey Keating (AUS) 71 75
147 Tara Davies (WAL) 74 73 Julie Yang (SCO) 73 74
148 Justine Lee (AUS) 77 71, Leigh Whittaker (GER) 76 72
149 Ashley Ona (AUS) 74 75, Lauren Mackin (SCO) 72 77
Other Scots:
152 Megan Briggs (SCO) 77 75,
153 Louise Kenney (SCO) 75 78
155 Laura Murray (SCO) 77 78
156 Roseanne Niven (SCO) 80 76
163 Claire Hargan (SCO) 80 83

(Best two scores to count for team in each round)
291 AUSTRALIA: Justine Lee (77) 71 Stacey Keating 71 75 Ashley Ona 74 (75)
295 WALES: Amy Boulden (75) 76 Gemma Bradbury 72 (80) Tara Davies 74 73
296 ENGLAND: Hannah Burke 71 72 Charlie Douglass (77) (81) Charlotte Ellis 76 77
305 SCOTLAND: Megan Briggs 77 75, Louise Kenney 75 (78), Laura Murray (77) 78.
308 IRELAND: Mary Dowling (78) 76 Gillian O'Leary 75 (82) Charlene Reid 76 81

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Medal for Elizabeth Weale Rosebowl - Douglas Park

Played 04/06/2010 SSS 72, CSS:72
1st 89-19=70 Lyn McQuarrie
2nd 89-18=71 Janice McIlwraith
3rd 86-15=71 Anne Paton
1st 89-22=67 Gina Rennie (Elizabeth Weale Rosebowl Winner)
2nd 98-28=70 Evelyn Crombie
3rd 92-21=71 Irene Berry
Scratch: Helen Faulds 77


Courtesy of COLIN FARQUHARSON TEL AND FAX 01224 869782

Mary McKenna’s Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup team scored a 6-2 victory today (Friday) over a men’s select team from Longmeadow Country Club, Massachusetts where the team have been practising this week before they can switch to the match venue, Essex County Club, at the weekend.
The three-day Curtis Cup match against the United States starts on Friday, June 11.
All the games in the pracentice match were played to a finish over 18 holes. Great Britain and Ireland made a 4-0 clean sweep of the morning foursomes but the Longmeadow select, playing a format more familiar to them, shared the afternoon four-balls 2-2.
Morning foursomes (0-4)
(Longmead names first):
Peter Alminas and Mike Ryan lost to Danielle McVeigh and Pamela Pretswell by four holes.
Flynt Lincoln and Darren Dawson lost to Lisa Maguire and Leona Maguire by four holes.
Joe Brosseau and Bill Cunningham junior lost to Sally Watson and Rachel Jennings by nine holes.
Paul Chiampa and Mark Mitchell lost to Hannah Barwood and Holly Clyburn by five holes.

Afternoon four-balls (2-2)
Greg Fisk and Jeff Anderson lost to McVeigh and Leona Maguire by five holes.
Tim Tunstall and Brian J Fitzgerald bt Watson and Clyburn by five holes.
Dave Fontaine junior and Brian D Fitzgerald lost to Jennings and Barwood by one hole.
Pat Pio and Joe Henley bt Pretswell and Lisa Maguire by one hole..

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Pamela Pretswell is limbering up in preparation for the Curtis Cup

Leona Maguire and Pamela Pretswell - Click to enlarge

Curtis Cup build-up in America.
Leona Maguire (left), one of the 15-year-old twins from the Slieve Russell Club, Ireland, and Pamela Pretswell (right), Bothwell Castle Golf Club and Glasgow University student.
Pictured by Susan Simpson at Longmeadow Country Club, Massachusetts where the GB&I team of eight are limbering up in preparation for moving to the Curtis Cup match venue, Essex County Club, at the weekend.
The three-day match against the holders, United States, starts next Friday (June 11th).

The2010 Curtis Cup Team - Click to enlarge
The GB&I team for next week's three-day match against the United States for the Curtis Cup at Essex County Club, Massachusetts (June 11 to 13) pictured with skipper Mary McKennan and vice-captain Tegwen Matthews at Longmeadow Country Club, a neighbouring course, where they have been limbering up before switching to Essex County Club at the weekend.
Left to right:
Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell).
vice-captain Tegwen Matthews (Wales)
Hannah Barwood (Knowle)
Rachel Jennings (Izaak Walton).
team captain Mary McKenna (Donabate, Ireland).
Danielle McVeigh (Royal Co Down Ladies).
Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies).
Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle).
Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa)
Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell).

Liz and Audrey win West Division Inter-County Foursomes

Liz Keohone and Audrey Thompson of Loudoun Gowf Club, Ayrshire won the West Division Inter-County Foursomes tournament at Ballochmyle Golf Club, Ayrshire today.
They had a round of five-over-par 76 and headed the scratch returns by two shots from Renfrewshire's Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) and Liz Stewart (Glenburn).
Lanarkshire's Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) and Fiona Scott (Bothwell Castle) were third with an 80.
In the Handicap section, the winners were Renfrewshire's Jackie MacDonald and Denise Cowan of Ranfurly Castle with a net 69.5 off a handicap of 13.5
Lanarkshire's Anne Lloyd (Hayston) and Pat Casey (Mount Ellen) (13) tied with Renfrewshire's Merope Dunlop and Maureen Taggart (Old Course Ranfurly) (14) on the net 70 mark. Anne and Pat were awarded second place with the better inward half.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Munross Trophy at Montrose - Late Entries Accepted

Late entries will be accepted for Sunday's Munross Trophy at Montrose

There's quality but not quantity so far in the field for Sunday's Munross Trophy 36-hole women's tournament over the Montrose Links. Once upon a time, this SLGA Order of Merit event attracted far more than 28 players, which is the current figure.
Late entries will be accepted. Contact the Montrose Golf Links Office on 01674 672 932. Entry fee is only £15. Handicap limit is 12.

Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir), won last year with a total of 150 (80-70) ahead of Sammy Leslie (Westhill) (80-72) and Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth) (79-73)
09.00 and 14.00 C Cormack (P); J Chalmers (M)
09.10 and 14.10 Y Gilbert (W); E Bisset (EE); K Reid (M)
09.20 and 14.20 J Meek (CL); K Vannet (P); J Grubb (MML)
09.30 and 14.30 A Smith (M); R Polson (P); J Linklater (L)
09.40 and 14.40 J Brown (M); H McCook (A); A Summers (CL)
09.50 and 14.50 M Summers (CL); L Fenton (CL); S Raitt (F)
10.00 and 15.00 G Scanlan (H); J Sneddon (Al); R Wilson (Gr)
10.10 and 15.10 E Briggs (K); A Ramsay (Kir); S Jackson (Lb)
10.20 and 15.20 R Watton (Mh); E Cuthill (Lan); C Carlton (F)
10.30 and 15.30 S Leslie (W) and partners.
10.40 and 15.40 N Fenton (D) and partners
10.50 and 15.50
11.00 and 16.00
11.10 and 16.10
11.20 and 16.20
11.30 and 16.30