Friday, 30 July 2010

Ladies Medal (Golf Foundation Brooch) - Douglas Park

Played 30/07/2010, SSS: 72, CSS:71
1st: 84-14=70 Gillian Hendry
2nd: 91-20=71 Ginette Evans
3rd: 87-15=72 Anne Paton


1st: 107-35=72 Norma Vallance
2nd: 94-22=72 Maureen Rennie
3rd: 95-23=72 Janice Palmer
Scratch: Helen Faulds 79

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Linzi Allan wins the Nancy Chisholm Trophy

The 2010 Nancy Chisholm Trophy Entrants at West Kilbride Most of the girls who played

The Winners at the 2010 Nancy Chisholm Trophy at West Kilbride From left to right: is Linzi Allan, Louise Duncan and Samantha Cowan.

Despite a very strong north wind at West Kilbride today, the girls still managed to produce excellent scores and a high percentage of magic two's were recorded.

Local girl
Linzi Allan, who has completed her 1st year on a golf scholarship at university in Kansas, had the best scratch, a 78 (SS 73) and won the Nancy Chisholm Trophy. The leading nett prize and winner of the Kandy Bar Cup went to Samantha Cowan (Cochrane Castle) who had a splendid 68 playing off 15. In the Pre-handicap competition, 10 year old Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) was the best overall and won the June Kerr Cup. Louise only started playing golf this year and already is showing lots of promise.

Local girls and visitors alike were a delight to have and we look forward to them returning next year.

West Kilbride Girls’ Open - 29th July 2010

Results:- SSS 73 CSS 73

1st Linzi Allan (West Kilbride) 78 Winner of the Nancy Chisholm Trophy
2nd Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 82
3rd Samantha Cowan (Cochrane Castle) 83


Division 1 (Handicaps 0-14)
1st Linzi Allan (West Kilbride) 78 (6) 72
2nd Katie McGarva (Troon Ladies) 86 (10) 76
3rd Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 82 (5) 77

Division 2 (Handicaps 15-36)

1st Samantha Cowan (Cochrane Castle)83 (15) 68 Winner of the Kandy Bar Cup
2nd Hazel McGarvie (Troon Ladies) 91 (18) 73 bih
3rd Beth Donoghue (Brucefields) 96 (23) 73

Nearest the Pin
at the 4th Samantha Cowan
9th Rachel McClelland (Balmore)
12th Linzi Allan
16th Samantha Cowan

PRE-HANDICAP GIRLS (9 holes from forward junior tees)
10-11 year olds
1st: Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 50 Winner of the June Kerr Cup
2nd: Iona Duff (Hilton Park) 72
3rd: Katie Parker (West Kilbride) 74

12 years and above

1st: Nicola Turner (West Kilbride) 52
2nd: Helen Montgomery (West Kilbride) 54

Nearest the Pin at the 4th: Nicola Turner
Thanks go to June Kerr for the report and Photographs

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Scottish Ladies Foursomes -- Has you Club put on an entry ?

The closing date for the Scottish Ladies' Foursomes to be held at Douglas Park on 29 August has been extended to 12 noon on Monday 9 August.

This is an 18 hole stroke play foursomes event, which is open to teams of two who are members of the same Club or Section Affiliated to the Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association.  Entry forms for this event have been sent to your club secretary so please remind your club Secretary or Captain to put in an entry or entries for your club.  Note that clubs may enter more than one team for this event.

The semi-finals and final of the Scottish Ladies' Match Play Foursomes which has been running throughout the year will also be played at Douglas Park on 29 August.  After some very tight fourth round matches, the quarter final draw for this competition is as follows:

Home team    Away team 
Murrayfield  v  Linlithgow 
Saline  v  Tillicoultry 
Cruden Bay  v  Carnoustie Caledonia 
Ayr Dalmilling  v  Williamwood 

Xltec Pro Golf Tour -- Clare Queen and Kylie Walker take Part

Clare Queen and Kylie Walker are competing in the Xltec Pro Tour 36-hole event at Westerwood Hotel golf course, Cumbernauld today (WEDNESDAY) and tomorrow. Kylie had a 75 and Clare a 77.
You can see their first-round results by logging on to

West of Scotland Girls Medal-- Played over Milngavie

11 girls played, SSS 71, CSS 73
1st Silver: Megan Duff 74 (20)
2nd Silver: Connie Jaffrey 75 (5)
1st Bronze: Heather McKimmie 68 (29)
2nd Bronze: Heather Neilson 71 (22)
Best Scratch: Connie Jaffrey 80

Monday, 26 July 2010

Lanarkshire County Spoon Competition -- Lesley Lloyd has the Best Scrtach

Played over Shotts Golf Club on Sunday 26th July 2010, SSS 70, CSS 71.
Silver Division:
Tracy McPherson 75 - 6 = 69
Emma Caddow 76- 5 = 71 after count back
Eva O'Connor 82 - 11 = 71 acb
Marion Craig 88 -17 = 71 acb

Bronze Division

Alison Reid 107 - 33 =74 acb
Emily Glencorse 101 - 27= 74 acb
Linda McLanachan 99- 22= 77
Lowest gross: Linda McLanachan 99

Scratch: Lesley Lloyd 74

Winner of Nancy's Cup (lowest net score by a Junior): Emma Caddow 71

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Megan Briggs celebrates her 21st Birthday

Megan Briggs celebrated her 21st Birthday this weekend in style at Kilmacolm Golf Club --- Click on this link to see more


Lesley Atkins, 15-year-old recent winner of the Scottish Under-18 girls’ match-play golf championship, chalked up her biggest win in open tournament play at Gullane, East Lothian today (Sunday).
The Loretto School, Musselburgh pupil, who hails from Hawick, won the Mackie Bowl 36-hole SLGA Order of Merit event over her home course with very good rounds of 71 and 69 – the par is 74 – for an eight-under total of 140.
Because the eighth hole on the No 1 course has been remodelled and lengthened, Lesley's 69 will be recognised as a new women's course record.
Atkins, had four shots to spare at the finish from the Majorca-based Scot,(past Ranfurly Castle Member) Lauren Mackin. Lauren had rounds of 74 and 70.

Leading Scores:
Par 148 (2x74) SSS 75. CSS 75 75

140 Lesley Atkins (Gullane) 71 69.
144 Lauren Mackin (Majorca) 74 70.
148 Roseanne Niven (Crieff) 75 73.
149 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 71 78.
152 Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) 81 71.
153 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 72 81.

Other West of Scotland Players:
164 Jennifer Linklater (Largs) 82 82.
167 Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 82 85.

Prizes in addition to the best four scratch aggregate:
BEST FIRST ROUND - Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 72; Louise MacGregor (Falkirk) 76 (better inward half than Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) who also had a 76).
BEST SECOND ROUND - Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) 71; Tara MacTaggart (Minto) 76.
BEST NET AGGREGATE - Louise McGillivray (Banchory) (6) 150

Commonwealth Games --- Four Years from Now

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Pamela finishes 6th in the European Championships

Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) finished a creditable sixth in a big field for the European women’s individual amateur championship at Kuneticka Hora Golf Resort in the Czech Republic today.
She had rounds of 70, 72, 71 and 72 for a three under par total of 285 – five shots behind the German winner, Sophia Popov who had scores of 69, 69, 69 and 73.
To read all the results go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Ladies Medal 7 -- Douglas Park

Ladies Medal 7 Played 23/07/2010 SSS 72,CSS 73


1st 87-15=72 Anne Paton
2nd 87-15=72 Gillian Hendry
3rd 90-18=72 Janice McIlwraith
1st 87-25=62 Norma Gray
2nd 102-27=75 Yvonne Currie
3rd 111-36=75 Elaine McEwen
Carol Fell 83 (bih)

Girls and Seniors Teams Announced

The team to represent Scotland in the Girls' Home International Matches at Bangor Golf Club from 4-6 August is:

Captain - Karen Marshall
Manager - Judith Anderson

Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies)
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw)
Hannah McCook (Abernethy)
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie)
Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies)
Rachael Taylor (Hartl Golf Resort)
Rachael Watton (Mortonhall)

1. Gemma Dryburgh (IMG Academies)
2. Rachel Polson (Peterculter)
3. Alison Goodwin (Glenbervie)
4. Rebecca McGeehan (Hummelbachaue)

The team to represent Scotland in the European Senior Ladies' Team Championships at Sporting Club Berlin, Germany from 1 - 4 September is:

Captain - Pamela Williamson

Heather Anderson (Alyth)
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)
Fiona de Vries (St Rule)
Anne Ryan (Tain)
Mary Smith (Tain)
Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies)
Noreen Fenton (Dunbar)
Fiona Hunter (Baberton)

Friday, 23 July 2010

Megan and Eilidh do well in Scottish Under 21 Girls

All the prizewinners - Courtesy of the SLGA

Stirling University student Kelsey MacDonald (pictured above with all the winners) finished top of the class for the third year in a row in the Scottish Under-21 girls open amateur stroke-play golf championship at Dunfermline Golf Club today.
The 19-year-old Scottish women’s champion from the Nairn Dunbar club signed off in champion style with a two-under-par 70, the joint lowest round of the tournament, for a one-over-par total of 217.
That gave her a four-stroke winning margin from last year’s Scottish Women’s Champion, Renfrewshire's Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) (72-271) with Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) giving her best performance in a national tournament to finish third on 272, also closing with a 72.
Megan had a little bit of everything in her round today - an eagle 3 at the long 15th, birdies at the long seventh, 11th, long 17th and long 18th and then, on the downside, a double bogey 5 at the short 16th and other bogeys at the fourth, eighth, 10th and 14th in halves of 36. She fought well to try an recover from her one bad hole in the 1st round of the tournament when she had a 5 over par 9 at the 6th.

Eilidh Briggs, the 2010 Renfrewshire champion, finished fourth with a 77 for 225 and won the Menzies Cup for the best performance over the three rounds by an Under-18 year old.

Well done to Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) who finished well to be up in the top 10 of the tournament

West of Scotland's Rachael Taylor, Jill Meldrum (Dullater) and Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) all finished well.
Par 216 (3x72). CSS 74 74
217 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 72 75 70.
221 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 77 72 72.
222 Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) 78 72 72.
225 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 76 72 77.

226 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 82 71 73.
227 Charlotte Austwick (Pike Hills) 79 78 70.
230 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 80 74 76.

Other West Of Scotland Players
231 Rachael Taylor (Hartl Golf Resort, Germany) 79 76 76,
236 Jill Meldrum (Dullatur) 76 81 79.
237 Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 78 84 75,
241 Gillian Scanlan (Hamilton) 77 82 82
242 Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 82 81 79,
245 Nicola Ferguson (Clober) 79 87 79.
247 Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 85 80 82.
248 Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry) 85 82 81, Linzi Allan (West Kilbride)
83 83 82
254 Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride) 88 80 86.
255 Jorden Ferrie (Kirkintilloch) 89 85 81,
265 Gillian Arnott (Kilbirnie Place) 85 92 88.
266 Kirstin Scott (Milngavie) 94 88 84.
302 Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 100 101 101.

To read the full list of results go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Hole in One by Joan Gemmell

Joan Gemmell - Click to enlarge
Congratulations go to Joan Gemmell (pictured above) of Douglas Park who had a Hole in One in their Monthly Medal today.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Pamela Pretswell still in top 10

Two late bogeys knocked back Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) into a share of ninth place at the halfway stage of the European women's individual amateur championship at Kuneticka Hora in the Czech Republic.
The Scottish Curtis Cup player has scored 70 and 72 for 142 to be six shots behind the two-stroke leader, Spain's Marta Silva with scores of 67 and 69 for 136.
Par 144 (2x72)
136 Marta Silva (Spain) 67 69.
138 Sara Schoberg (Switzerland) 70 68, Sophie Popov (Germany) 69 69.
139 Sara Monberg (Denmark) 72 67, Julia Neumann (Germany) 71 68.
140 Hannah Burke (England) 72 68
141 Mireia Prat (Spain) 72 69, Valerie Sternebeck (Germany) 70 71
Sottish scores:
142 Pamela Pretswell (Scotland) 70 72,
147 Louise Kenney (Scotland) 73 74 (jt 43rd).
162 Laura Murray (Scotland) 78 84 (jt 136th).

The Briggs Sisters do well at the 2nd Round of the Scottish Girls

Nairn Dunbar’s Kelsey MacDonald has led through the first two rounds of her title defence in the Scottish Under-21 girls’ Open Stroke-Play Championship at Dunfermline Golf Club.
With Jane Turner (Craigielaw), a shot behind after one round, falling away to a second-round 85, it looks as if only the Briggs sisters from Kilmacolm , Megan and Eilidh, lying a close second and third overnight, are the only ones who can stop the 19-year-old Scottish women’s champion completing a hat-trick of Under-21 titles.
Kelsey added a 75 to her opening par round of 72 and she would be the first to admit this was not one of her best efforts. She had no birdies and dropped shots at the short fifth, the 10th and long 18th.
Eilidh, the younger of the Briggs girls and the Renfrewshire county champion, took over second place with a 72 to be one shot off the pace on 148. Eilidh birdied the long third and the six but dropped shots at the fourth and 14th in halves of 34 and 36.
Megan, Scottish Women’s Champion in 2009, also had a 72. After her disatrous 9 at the 6th yesterday she had an outward half of two-under-par, with birdies at two long holes, the third and seventh. Unfortunately 2 bogeys in the 2nd 9 spoilt the charge !

Good luck to all the West of Scotland Players tomorrow

Par 144 (2x72)
147 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 72 75.
148 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 76 72.
149 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 77 72.
150 Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) 78 72.
151 Hannah McCook (Abernethy) 78 73.
152 Ailsa Bain (Peebles) 76 76.
153 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 82 71, Lucie Walker (Ormskirk) 75 78.
154 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 80 74, Rebecca Wilson (Grange) 76 78.
155 Rachael Taylor (Hartl GR, Germany) 79 76, Rachael Goodall (Heswall) 79 76, Nicola Rawlinson (Royal Birkdale) 78 77.

Other West of Scotland Players:
157 Jill Meldrum (Dullatur) 76 81.
159 Gillian Scanlan (Hamilton) 77 82
162 Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 78 84.
163 Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 82 81
165 Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 85 80.
166 Linzi Allan (West Kilbride) 83 83, Nicola Ferguson (Clober) 79 87.
167 Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry) 85 82
168 Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride) 88 80
174 Jorden Ferrie (Kirkintilloch) 89 85.
201 Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 100 101.

Scottish Junior Open Strokeplay --- Live Scoring

The 2nd round of the Scottish Junior Open Stroke Play Championship at Dunfermline (Pitfirrane) Golf Club is today.
The format for the championship is 54-holes strokeplay - one round each day - and there is no cut
Click on the following link for LIVE SCORING

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Pamela Pretswell does well in first round in the Czech Republic

Curtis Cup player Pamela Pretswell was the best place of the three Scots in the field of 144 at the end of the first day of the European women's individual amateur golf championship at Kuneticka Hora Golf and Spa Resort n the Czech Republic.
Pamela from Bothwell Castle, had a two-under-par round of 70 to be three shots behind joint leaders Marta Silva (Spain) and Giulia Molinaro (Italy).
Louise Kenney from Pitreavie, Dunfermline is lying joint 34th on 73 while Alford's Laura Murray's 78 has her back in a share of 105th place.
Par 72
67 Marta Silva (Spa), Giulia Molinaro (Ita).
69 Lisa Maguire (Ire), Marieke Nivard (Net), Sophia Popov (Ger).
70 Pamela Pretswell (Sco), Camilla Hedberg (Spa), Lara Katzy (Ger), Valerie Sternebeck (Ger), Sara Schober (Swi), Rachael Raastad (Nor), Myrte Eikenaar (Net).
Selected scores:
71 Amy Boulden (Wal) (jt 13th).
72 Hannah Burke (Eng) (jt 25th).
73 Hannah Barwood (Eng), Louise Kenney (Sco), Mary Dowling (Ire) (jt 34th).
74 Rachel Jennings (Eng) (jt 49th).
75 Leona Maguire (Ire), Hayley Davis (Eng), Charlotte Ellis (Eng) (jt 64th).
76 Becky Harries (Wal) (jt 80th).
77 Gemma Bradbury (Wal), Tara Davies (Wal), Victoria Bradshaw (Ire) (jt 89th).
78 Laura Murray (Sco) (jt 105th).
81 Charlene Reid (Ire) (jt 129th).
Field of 144 players.

The Scottish Under 21 Stroke Play Results

The Scottish Junior Open Stroke Play Championship at Dunfermline (Pitfirrane) Golf Club began today.
The format for the championship is 54-holes strokeplay - one round each day - and there is no cut

Par 72
72 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar).
73 Jane Turner (Craigielaw).
74 Emma Clegg (Clitheroe).
75 Lucie Walker (Ormskirk).
76 Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth), Ailsa Bain (Peebles), Lesley Atkins (Gullane), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Jill Meldrum (Dullatur), Rebecca Wilson (Grange).
77 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Gillian Scanlan (Hamilton).
78 Hannah McCook (Abernethy), Sophie Alexander (Deeside), Nicola Rawlinson (Royal Birkdale), Samantha Munro (Aberdour), Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle), Samantha Leslie (Westhill), Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey), Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe).
79 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus), Charlotte Austwick (Pike Hills), Nicola Ferguson (Clober), Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw), Louise MacGregor (Falkirk), Clara Young (North Berwick), Alice Boothroyd (Rudding Park), Rachael Goodall (Heswall), Rachael Taylor (Hartl Golf Resort),
80 Jordana Graham (Southerness), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Amelia Taylor (St Annes Old Links), Tegan Seivwright (Deeside), Tara MacTaggart (Minto).
81 Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus), Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe).
82 Keren Ward (Glen), Ashley Smith (Monifieth), Rachael Watton (Mortonhall), Rachel Polson (Peterculter), Eilidh Mackay (Nairn Dunbar). Emily Aird (Blairgowrie), Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies), Shannon McGuire (Canmore).
83 Linzi Allan (West Kilbride), Katie Reid (Monifieth).
84 Heather Munro (Monifieth), Sammy Vass (Tain), Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry).
85 Gillian Arnott (Kilbirnie Place), Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies), Jenna Birch (Royal Lytham), Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry).
86 Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co), Megan Clyne (Deeside), Nicola Taylor (Walton Heath), Nicola Taylor (Dunnikier Park), Alison Goodwin (Glenbervie).
87 Eilidh Watson (Muckhart), Ashley Ann Alston (Royal Montrose), Hannah Robb (Strathmore), Gail Wilson (Grange).
88 Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne), Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride), Louise McGillivray (Banchory), Eleanor Tunn (Reay).
89 Jorden Ferrie (Kirkintilloch), Alexis Hutton (Falkirk Tryst), Klly McNulty (Whitley Bay).
92 Annabel Niven (Crieff), Gillian Simpson (Murrayfield), Julie Vass (Tain).
93 Nicola Robertson (Dunblane New).
94 Jemma Chalmers (Monifieth), Kirstin Scott (Milngavie), Megan Brown (Dunfermline).
98 Catherine Small (Craigielaw).
100 Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle).
Disqualified: Rebecca McGeehan (West Rhine).
No Return: Lesley Cosh (Cowglen).

Scotland and Ireland share the honours at Portmarnock

Ireland and Scotland shared the first-day four-ball foursomes honours 2-2 in the annual Mary McKenna Trophy golf match between the Senior Women Amateur golfers of both countries at Portmarnock Golf Club, near Dublin.
To read the full report go to the West Vets Website

Coronation Foursomes --- Ranfurly Castle Patnership are the Winners

Coronation Foursomes Winners - Click to enlarge
148 ladies took part in the Peugeot Coronation Foursomes West Area Final on the 20th July 2010. The weather held up for an enjoyable day of golf with Sheila Biggart & Jan McNab of Ranfurly Castle victorious with 37 points. Runners up were Pat Duffy & Liz Keohone of Loudoun with 36 points. Third place were Mairead Smith Hume & Josephine Binnie from Stirling with 35 points. The winners go through to represent the West at the Finals which will take place at St Andrews in September. Pictured above from left to right are Stirling, Ranfurly Castle, Nancy Chisolm (LGU), Gale Macpherson (Area Manager), Loudoun Gowf.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Susan Wood wins Lanakshire's Morison Cup

Susan Wood, for the third year in a row was the winner of the Lanarkshire County 36 hole Morison Cup at Colville Park Golf Club today. Lesley Lloyd was runner up. Janice Paterson with two rounds of net 70 was the winner of the handicap prize.

Leading Scores: SSS 71 CSS 71,70
Susan Wood 145 (70,75)
Lesley Lloyd 147 (75,72)
Janice Paterson 152 (76,76)

Monday, 19 July 2010

Photos from the Open --- The 12th Hole Gorse Bush !!

Helen Faulds at the 12th Hole at St Andrews - Clic to enlargeWest Vets Captain Helen Faulds at the 12th Hole Gorse Bush --- The downfall of Paul Casey on the final day --- Click to enlarge


Kilmacolm's Colin Brown (Captain of the R&A) and Ranfurly Castle's Mike Brown (Chairman of Championship) at the Final Day Prizegiving of the Claret Jug to to 2010 Winner Louis Oosthuizen

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Friday, 16 July 2010

Scottish Girls Quarter and Semi Finals

After a day of shock results at windswept Eyemouth, Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe), 25th of the 32 qualifiers, will play the No 3 seed, Lesley Atkins (Gullane), in an all-Lothians 18-hole final of the Scottish girls’ championship tomorrow morning.
McIntosh toppled the No 1 seed and hot favourite Rachael Watton (Craigielaw) by 3 and 1 in the quarter-finals and then, with the wind increasing in intensity, Kate KO’d the No 4 seed, Gemma Dryburgh from Aberdeen via Florida, where she is a student at the IMG David Leadbetter Golf Academy.
Gemma could not manage a single par on the outward half in the so difficult conditions for the semi-finals and McIntosh was five up at the turn. She went on to win 6 and 5.
Lesley Atkins, a pupil a Loretto School, Musselburgh and originally a member of Minto Golf Club when she was the youngest-ever Borders women's county champion, upset the form book in the morning with a 5 and 3 win over the No 2 seed and Renfrewshire women’s county champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm).
In the afternoon, Atkins was roughly seven over par for the outward half into the gale but had a lead of two holes over the No 3 seed, Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw). MacDonald rallied in the closing stages from three to one down by winning the 15th and 16th but she four-putted to lose the 17th and the match 2 and 1.
All four semi-finalists are young enough to compete again in next year’s championship which is unusual – McIntosh is 16, Atkins 15, MacDonald 17 and Dryburgh 17.
The Ansley Reid Salver second-tier match-play competition - Kate McIntosh won it last year, incidentally - was won this year by Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus), the East of Scotland girls champion who was expected to qualify for the main event but didn’t. She beat Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe) 3 and 2 in the final.
Afternoon results:
Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) bt Gemma Dryburgh (IMG Academies) 6 and 5.
Lesley Atkins (Gullane) bt Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) 2 and 1.

Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) bt Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe) 3 and 2.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report and results

Results from the Scottish Girls Matchplay

Click on the following links



Thursday, 15 July 2010

Ayrshire County Summer Meeting

Played over Nerston Golf Course (East Kilbride Golf Club) -- Tuesday 13th July 2010,47 Entrants, SSS 73, PAR 73 CSS 74.
SCRATCH: Audrey Thompson Loudoun 81
1ST NET: Liz Keohone Loudoun 73(6)67
2ND NET: Maggie Magee Kilmarnock (Barassie) 92(21)71 BIH
3RD NET: Julie Mackie The Ladies Golf Club 89(18)71

West of Scotland's Eilidh Briggs reaches the quarter Finals of the Scottish Under 18's Championshoips

There are four Lothians players, as well as two from the North-east, one from the Highlands and one from the West of Scotland in the last eight of the Scottish girls championship at Eyemouth.
Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) was four up after 13 holes in the second round tie against Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie). Alyson fought back to square the match but Kate regrouped to win at the 19th.
Loretto School pupil Lesley Atkins (Gullane) plays Renfrewshire Women's County champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) in the last of the four morning ties.
Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) beat Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 2 and 1.
Paige Kemp (Boyce Hill) beat Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 3 and 1.
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) beat Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) 2 holes.
Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) beat Megan Clyne (Deeside) 3 and 2.
Alison Goodwin (Glenbervie) beat Gillian Scanlan (Hamilton) 2 and 1.
Rachel Polson (Peterculter) beat Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry) 4 and 3.
Keren Ward (Glen) beat Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 5 and 3.
Gemma Dryburgh (IMG Academies) beat Lesley Cosh (Cowglen) 3 and 2.
Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) beat Samanatha Munro (Aberdour) 3 and 1.
Katie Reid (Monifieth) beat Alexis Hutton (Falkirk Tryst) 2 and 1.
Jennifer Hide (Royal Norwich) beat Clara Young (North Berwick) 3 and 2.
Hannah McCook (Abernethy) beat Jemma Chalmers (Monifieth) 6 and 5.
Lesley Atkins (Gullane) beat Gilliian Simpson (Murrayfield) 3 and 2.
Rachael Taylor (Hartl GR, Germany) beat Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride) 8 and 7.
Jill Meldrum (Dullatur) beat Catherine Scott (Craigielaw) 6 and 5.
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne) 8 and 7.

Watton beat Kemp 2 and 1.
McIntosh beat McKechin at 19th
Polson beat Goodwin 5 and 4.
Dryburgh beat Ward 4 and 3.
MacDonald beat Reid 4 and 3.
McCook beat Hide 5 and 3.
Atkins beat Taylor 2 holes.
Briggs beat Meldrum 1 hole.

Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) beat Lauren Duncan (Aboyne) 7 and 6.
Nicola Taylor (Dunnikier Park) beat Rosie Everett (Craigielaw) 7 and 5.
Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe) beat Tara MacTaggart (Minto) 3 and 1.
Kirsten MacCallum (Newburgh) beat Jorden Ferrie (Kirkintilloch) 4 and 3.
Katie McCracken (Powfoot) beat Hannah Robb (Strathmore) 3 and 2.
Heather Munro (Monifieth) beat Gillian Arnott (Kilbirnie Place) 4 and 3.
Katie McGarva (Troon Ladies) beat Eleanor Tunn (Reay) 1 hole.
Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) beat Louise McGillivray (Banchory) 1 hole.

Taylor beat Jaffrey 2 holes.
Scott beat MacCallum 6 and 4.
McCracken beat Munro at 25th.
Hanlon beat McGarva at 20th.

Scottish Girls Matchplay Results -- Live Scoring



Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Scottish Girls Championship Strokeplay Results

Mortonhall's Rachael Watton established herself as an overwhelming favourite to win the Scottish Under-18 girls' match-play championship when she headed the 32 qualifiers at Eyemouth Golf Club today by ELEVEN shots.
Rounds of 73 and 71 over the par-73 course gave the in-form Rachael, pictured by Cal Carson Golf Agency, a splendid 36-hole aggregate of two-under-par 144.
No 2 seed is Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) with scores of 79 and 76.

Par 146 (2x73). CSS 75 76
Scores are from the SLGA website and the first figure listed is the player's handicap (0 = scratch).
Rachael Watton Mortonhall 73 71 144
Eilidh Briggs Kilmacolm 79 76 155
Gabrielle MacDonald Craigielaw 79 77 156
Gemma Dryburgh IMG Academies 79 77 156
Gillian Scanlan Hamilton 76 80 156
Hannah McCook Abernethy 78 79 157
Lesley Atkins Gullane 77 81 158
Megan Clyne Deeside 81 78 159
Alyson McKechin Elderslie 81 79 160
Rachael Taylor Hartl Golf Resort 80 81 161
Jennifer Hide Royal Norwich 78 83 161
Linsey Stevenson Elie & Earlsferry 81 82 163
Keren Ward Glen 85 79 164
Alexis Hutton Falkirk Tryst 83 82 165
Jill Meldrum Dullatur 81 84 165
Paige Kemp Boyce Hill 84 82 166
Lauren Whyte St Regulus 81 85 166
Catherine Small Craigielaw 84 83 167
Katie Reid Monifieth 83 84 167
Natasha Qayum Ranfurly Castle 82 85 167
Rachel Polson Peterculter 83 85 168
Clara Young North Berwick 78 90 168
Mhairi McKay West Kilbride 82 87 169
Eilidh Watson Muckhart 83 88 171
Kate McIntosh Broomieknowe 85 87 172
Gillian Simpson Murrayfield 85 87 172
Jemma Chalmers Monifieth 90 83 173
Alison Goodwin Glenbervie 86 87 173
Lesley Cosh Cowglen 86 87 173
Samantha Munro Aberdour 88 87 175
Kimberley Beveridge Aboyne 90 86 176
Jessica Meek Carnoustie Ladies 86 91 177
Connie Jaffrey Troon Ladies 91 87 178
Rachel Hanlon St Regulus 88 90 178
Katie McCracken Powfoot 89 90 179
Jorden Ferrie Kirkintilloch 88 91 179
Hannah Scott Broomieknowe 87 92 179
Gillian Arnott Kilbirnie Place 91 89 180
Katie McGarva The Ladies Club, Troon 88 92 180
Rosie Everett Craigielaw 85 95 180
Nicola Taylor Dunnikier Park 88 93 181
Eleanor Tunn Reay 87 95 182
Heather Munro Monifieth 87 96 183
Tara MacTaggart Minto 92 92 184
Kirsten MacCallum Newburgh-on-Ythan 89 95 184
Hannah Robb Strathmore 88 97 185
Louise McGillivray Banchory 91 98 189
Lauren Duncan Aboyne 99 91 190
Kirstin Scott Milngavie 96 95 191
Tegan Seivwright Deeside 97 98 195
Danielle Ker Kelso 92 104 196
Olivia Borwick Ellon 102 100 202
Aileen Campbell Cardross 101 101 202
Shannen McGuire Canmore 110 93 203
Alexandra Qayum Ranfurly Castle 97 106 203
Shannon McWilliam Aboyne 98 109 207
Leanne Wilson Kelso 105 116 221
Catherine Goodwin Glenbervie 111 111 222
Laura Mathewson Kelso 115 112 227

Top half
Rachael Watton v Jessica Meek
Lauren Whyte v Paige Kemp
Alyson McKechin v Eilidh Watson
Kate McIntosh v Megan Clyne
Gillian Scanlan v Alison Goodwin
Rachel Polson v Linsey Stevenson
Keren Ward v Natasha Qayum
Lesley Cosh v Gemma Dryburgh
Lower half
Gabrielle MacDnald v Samantha Munro
Katie Reid v Alexis Hutton
Jennifer Hide v Clara Young
Jemma Chalmers v Hannah McCook
Lesley Atkins v Gillian Simpson
Mhairi McKay v Rachael Taylor
Jill Meldrum v Catherine Small
Kimberley Beveridge v Elidh Briggs.

Top half
Connie Jaffrey v Lauren Duncan
Nicola Taylor v Rosie Everett
Hannah Scott v Tara MacTaggart
Kirsten MacCallum v Jorden Ferrie
Lower half
Katie McCracken v Hannah Robb
Heather Munro v Gillian Arnott
Katie McGarva v Eleanor Tunn
Louise McGillivray v Rachel Hanlon
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for all the results and report

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Saturday, 10 July 2010

Live Scoring from the USA Open that had been delayed with bad weather.
Mhairi Mckay is tied on 34th at the moment

Scotland Girls win their last European Match

A McKechin and R Taylor halved with K Jansen and K B akker.
R Watton beat A Van Dam 4 and 2.
E Briggs beat I D Nieuwenhuis 3 and 2.

To read the full report go tro the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Haggs Castle Open Day Success

The West Vets -- Click to enlarge Some of the Centenary Ladies Open Day Winners with Captain Jennifer Mack at the front - Click to enlarge

The Haggs Castle Ladies Centenary Open Day event took place on Tuesday 29th June.
There were 160 players playing and 96 players balloted out.
In the raffle prize draw £1000 was raised to give to Erskine Hospital .
Great format (2 ball better ball Stableford -- 3/4 of current handicap.)
Congratulations to Haggs Castle Centenary Captain Jennifer Mack for organizing this great event and all the helpers -- We did enjoy the day
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Scotland win the Bronze Medal at the European Team Championship

Scotland beat Germany 5-2 in the play-off for the bronze medals on the final day of the European women's amateur team championship at La Manga, Spain.
Spain, conquerors of the Scots in Friday's semi-finals won the gold, beating Sweden 4-3 in the championship final.
Scotland took a 3-0 grip on the match against the Germans by winning the two foursomes - Pamela Pretswell and Laura Murray, and Kelsey MacDonald and Louise Kenney, then taking the top singles with a 20th hole great win by Kelsey over Valerie Sternebeck.
Pretswell and Murray lost their singles 3 and 2, and 4 and 2 respecitvely before Jane Turner steadied the ship with her best performance of the week. The Craigielaw player beat US college circuit player Stephanie Kirchmayr 5 and 4.
That gave Scotland a winning lead and, in the tradition of these championships, any other matches still out on the course automatically stop with the player in the lead at that time declared the winner. That gave Kenney a victory although she was just one up after 12 holes on Pia Halbig.
England's form nosedived after their defeat in Thursday's quarter-finals by Scotland. They finished on a downer by losing 4.5 to 0.5 to France.

Play-off for third place
Foursomes (0-2)
P Halbig and T Hoffmeister lost to P Pretswell and L Murray 3 and 2.
L Katzy and S Kirchmayr lost to K MacDonald and L Kenney 1 hole.
Singles (2-3)
V Sternebeck lost to MacDonald at 20th.
Hoffmeister bt Pretswell 3 and 2.
Katzy bt Murray 4 and 2.
Kirchmayr lost to J Turner 5 and 4.
Halbig lost to Kenney (1 up after 12 holes).

Foursome (1-0)
A Riguelle and I Lescudier bt C Douglass and H Burke 4 and 3.
Singles (3.5-0.5)
M Bazin de Jessey bt R Jennings 1 hole.
L Andrew bt H Clyburn 2 and 1.
V Derrey bt H Davis 3 and 2.
M Ricordeau halved with H Barwood.



Thanks go to Colin Farquarson for the report

Connie Jaffrey wins the Under 14 Scottish Girls Championship

Connie Jaffrey Under 14 Scottish Champion - Click to enlarge
In the Loretto School Scottish U14s Girls Championship, the title went to West Kilbride’s Connie Jaffrey after she posted a tremendous two-under par 68 to edge out Clara Young from North Berwick by two shots.

Connie was a magnificent seven-under par during an exceptional ten-hole spell which included an eagle three at the par five 15th. The Ayrshire youngster’s victory could have been even more impressive but for a double-bogey five on the final hole

GIRLS --- Leading Scores
Par 70
68 Connie Jaffrey (West Kilbride).
70 Clara Young (North Berwick).
73 Eloise Healey (Lee Park).
78 Samanthan Fuller (Roehampton).
79 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus).
80 Claire Gadsby (Crieff), Heather Munro (Monifieth).

Some Other West of Scotland Players
85 Emma Hale (Treoon Bentinck).
88 Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle)
89 Eva O’Connor (Bothwell Castle).
91 Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies), Kirsten Brown (Torrance House).

May Hughes is the 2010 West Vets Champion

May Hughes - 2010 West Vets Chapion - Click to enlarge
Congratulations go to May Hughes of Lanark who won the West Vets Championship over Renfrew Golf Course yesterday. She won at the 18th Hole against Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie). To read the full report and see a few photographs go to the West Vets Website

Friday, 9 July 2010

Scotland lose to Spain in European Team Championship

Scotland will play Germany on Saturday for the bronze medals after losing 4.5 to 2.5 at the hands of Spain today in the semi-finals of the European women's amateur team championship at La Manga, Spain.
Pamela Pretswell and Laura Murray lost at the 19th to Spain's Carlota Ciganda and Marta Silva.
Kelsey MacDonald and Louise Kenney squared it for Scotland by beating M Prat and E Folch 2 and 1.
But Spain took the singles comfortably after Carlota Ciganda gained a measure of revenge for her defeat in the "British" at Ganton by Kelsey MacDonald. Carlota won this one by one hole.
Laura Murray lost 4 and 3 to Marta Silva and Megan Briggs went down by 6 and 5 to M Prat to give Spaniard 4pt - a winning lead in a 7pt match.
Louise Kenney beat E Floch by 5 and 3 and the Pretswell v Urchequi match was declared a square match because overall it could not affect the outcome.
Spain will play Sweden in the final, having beaten them 5.5 to 1.5 today.
England, beaten 4-3 by Scotland on Thursday, beat Netherlands 3.5 to 1.5 but the best they can do is finish fifth.

Day 3

Day 4
Foursomes 1-1
P Pretswell and L Murray lost to C Ciganda and M Silva at 19th.
K MacDonald and L Kenney bt M Prat and E Folch 2 and 1.
Singles 1.5-3.5
MacDonald lost to Ciganda 1 hole.
Murray lost to Silva 4 and 3.
M Briggs lost to Prat 6 and 5.
Kenney bt Folch 5 and 3.
Pretswell halved with A Urchegui.

Scotland Girls lose to Italy

Bianca Maria Fabrizio and Chiara Brizzolari beat Alyson McKeckin and Rachael Taylor 4/3
Eugenia Ferrero halved Rachael Watton
Laura Sedda lost to Eilidh Briggs 6/4

Mhairi McKay has great first round in the USA Open

Glasgow's Mhairi McKay put her poor form of this season - she has to pre-qualify (at the moment) for the Women's British Open - with a par-matching round of 71 to be sharing sixth place, only two shots behind the leader, American Brittany Lang.
And Curtis Cup amateur Sally Watson (Elie and Earlsferry) can be proud of a 75 which put her ahead of many established names on the LPGA Tour.

Par 71
69 Brittany Lang
70 Kelli Shean, Amy Yang, Inbee Park (Kor), M.J. Hur (Kor)
71 Sakura Yokomine (Jpn), Mhairi McKay (Sco)

Live Scoring from the European Team Girls Championships


Then Click on link next to the Country ---- Scotland play Italy

Result Italy 2 Scotland 1

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Scottish Girls lose to Czech Republic

The Scottish Girls lost 2-1 to the Czech Republic in the 2nd Flight match in Aalborg Golf Club, Denmark in the European Girls Team Championships
Alyson McKeckin and Rachael Taylor beat Adela Cejnarova Katerina Krasova 1 hole
Rachael Watton lost to Karolina Vickova 2/1
Eilidh Briggs lost to Klara Spilkova 6/5

Scotland beat England to reach Euro semi-finals at La Manga

A great win for Scotland over England in their first match of the Championship Flight of the European women's team championship at La Manga.
Scotland, sixth of the eight qualifiers for the top flight, compared to England's third seeding position, took a grip on the match when they led 2-0 after the morning foursomes.
England took the singles 3-2 in the afternoon, leaving Scotland the winners by 4-3 and ready to face No 2 seeds Spain in Thursday's semi-finals.
The other semi-final will feature top seeds Sweden against Germany.

SWEDEN 4 1/2, FRANCE 2 1/2
Foursomes (2-0)
Pamela Pretswell and Laura Murray bt Charlie Douglass and Holly Clyburn 2 and 1.
Kelsey MacDonald and Louise Kenney bt Hayley Davis and Hannah Burke 3 and 1.
Singles (2-3)
Kelsey MacDonald beat Charlie Douglass 2 and 1.
Laura Murray lost to Rachel Jennings 2 and 1.
Jane Turner lost to Hannah Barwood 2 and 1.
Louise Kenney beat Hannah Burke 3 and 2.
Pamela Pretswell lost to Holly Clyburn 3 and 2.

West of Scotland's Megan Briggs was not played today

Free training and tuition - Scottish Disability Golf

The SDGP has a small number of free golf training places remaining at our next PGA supervised session, at Newton Mearns / Mearns Castle Academy on Saturday 17 July. Anyone with a disability,serious health issue or mobility problem, that interferes with the playing of the game will be welcome to attend with a coach or partner.

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Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Karen Maxwell tells a joke at the Scottish Seniors Supper

D&A's Karen Maxwell told a joke at the Scottish Seniors Supper last week as did D&A's Helen Faulds and Renfrewshire's Marion Stewart. The SLGA sang a song, the West/East Vets did a wee turn as did the Ladies from Muir of Ord. Other performances took place that evening as well. Finally D&A Past Captain Helen MacGregor gave the vote of thanks.
To see all these videos and photographs go to the WEST VETS WEBSITE

Scotland Girls are in the 2nd Flight Matchplay Stages

Scotland's Girls Team failed to qualify for the 1st Flight Matchplay Stages at the U18 Team Championships at Aalborg, Denmark today.
475 Scotland 240 235 (Eilidh Briggs 82-77, Alyson McKechin 82-78, Rachael Taylor 81-88, Rachael Watton 77-80). Scotland have qualified for the 2nd Flight Stages.
To see the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Strong field for Scottish Girls’ Championship at Eyemouth

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmalcolm) and Rachael Watton (Mortonhall), who both play off scratch, head a strong entry for the Scottish Girls’ Championship at Eyemouth Golf Club from July 13-17.
It is a first National Championship for the Borders Club and 64 girls – 43 boasting single figure handicaps – will be aiming to lift the trophy won by Ailsa Bain (Peebles) last year.
Eilidh and Rachael are both members of the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association’s Performance B squad and they are joined in the line-up by three of their colleagues - Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Lesley Atkins (Gullane) and Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw).
The field also includes two sets of sisters - Natasha and Alexandra Qayum, from Ranfurly Castle and Alison and Catherine Goodwin from Glenbervie.
The Championship consists of two rounds of stroke-play qualifying (July13-14) with the top 32 advancing to the match-play knock-out stage. The next 16 girls qualify for the Ansley Salver.
The 18 hole final takes place on Saturday, July 17 at 9.00 am.


A nine-shot improvement from an opening 82 to a second-round par 73 at La Manga by Scottish champion Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) and a solid 74 by St Rule Trophy winner Laura Murray (Alford) cemented Scotland's qualification for the championship flight.
West of Scotland's Pamela Pretswell and Megan Briggs had a 76 and 77 repectively to help the team qualify.
However the Scots' sixth place means they will play third-placed England in the first round of the match-play series.
Sweden (730) were the top qualifiers ahead of Spain (731) with England (741) third, Denmark (750) fourth, Germany (756) fifth, Scotland (757) sixth, Netherlands (759) seventh.
Austria and France both finished on 760 and France were placed eighth under some tie-breaker system which did not involve the usual comparision of second-round totals as Austria had the better second round total (377 to 383).
730 SWEDEN 361 369.
731 SPAIN 368 363.
741 ENGLAND 364 377 (Hannah Barwood 74-75, Hannah Burke 74-74, Holly Clyburn 71-80, Hayley Davis 73-79, Charlie Douglass 74-76, Rachel Jennings 72-73.
750 DENMARK 369 381.
756 GERMANY 381 375.
757 SCOTLAND 379 378 (Megan Briggs 77-77, Louise Kenney 77-78, Kelsey MacDonald 82-73, Laura Murray 77-74, Pamela Pretswell 74-76, Jane Turner 74-80).
759 NETHERLANDS 381 378.
760 FRANCE 377 383

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

European Team Championship at La Manga

Scotland's women's team cannot afford any slips in the second qualifying round of the European team championship if they are to make the championship flight of eight at La Manga, Spain.
After the first qualifying round, the Scots are sharing seventh place on 379 with Norway.
Scottish champion and British championship beaten finalist Kelsey MacDonald had a disappointing round of nine-over-par 82 and her score was discarded. The Nairn Dunbar player and Stirling student, perhaps still tired after her Ganton exertions, had a double bogey 7 at the long ninth and had only one birdie, at the fourth, in halves of 41.
The best Scots score were a pair of 74s from Curtis Cupper Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) and British universities stroke-play champion Jane Turner (Craigielaw).
Pamela had halves of 39 and 35 with a couple of birdies, at the 12th and 18th.
Jane, who caddied for Kelsey in the closing rounds of the "British," rallied from a double bogey 7 at the long sixth to record halves of 38 and 37. She birdied the long fourth, the long ninth and the short 12th.
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Laura Murray (Alford) and Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) all had 77s. Kenney dropped three shots to par at the sixth and seventh, having started at the 10th.
Sweden are leading on 361 from England, with Spain third on 368. Ireland (387) and Wales (391) look unlikely to make the championship flight.

Par 73
Five scores to count for team daily. Top eight teams to qualify for championship flight after second qualifying round.
361 Sweden.
364 England (H Clyburn 71, R Jennings 72, H Davis 73, H Barwood 74, C Douglass 74, H Burke 74).
368 Spain.
369 Denmark.
376 Switzerland.
377 France.
379 Scotland (P Pretswell 74, J Turner 74, M Briggs 77, L Kenney 77, L Murray 77, K MacDonald 82), Norway.
381 Belgium, Netherlands, Germany.
383 Austria.
386 Finland.
387 Ireland (M Dowling 75, S O'Sullivan 75, C Reid 78, D McVeigh 78, G O'Leary 81, V Bradshaw 82), Italy.
391 Wales (A Boulden 77, G Bradbury 78, TDavies 78, K O'Connor 79, S Birks 79, R Harries 79).
402 Iceland.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Scots struggle in European girls' team championship in Denmark

Teenage twins Leona and Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell), now playing off plus 3, started Ireland’s gold medal defence in convincing fashion to tie second place after the first qualifying round of the 2010 European U18 Team Championships tee off at Aalborg, Denmark.
Leona birdied the ninth hole to turn one under par and a level par back nine saw her sign for a 70, just one shot behind best-of-the-day Celeine Boutier (France). With three scores to count from 4, sister Lisa was one shot further back on level par after blitzing her back nine in one under the card. Stephanie Meadow (Royal Portrush) was three over par for both nines in her round of 77 while Laura McCarthy (Muskerry) struggled on the inward journey to return 81.
Ireland are sharing second place, four shots behind France, after a good day’s work. The qualifying concludes tomorrow with a second 18 holes stroke-play after which the eight teams with the best 36-hole totals contest the medals Thursday through Saturday.
As Ireland lies six shots inside the cut for eight place, Team Captain Sinead Keane (Curragh) is pleased with her team’s start that sees them well positioned to defend their Gold medal won in Finland last year.
Scotland are not nearly so well placed as the Irish girls.
Rachael Watton with a six-over-par 77 (41-36) was the best of the four, following by Germany-based Rachael Taylor 80 (40-40) and Eilidh Briggs 82 (44-38) and Alyson McKechin 82 (39-43).
The Scots are lying in 16th place on 239. The teams currently sharing seventh place - Belgium and England - are on 224, which shows how much the Scottish girls would have to improve to make into the top eight who go forward to the championship match-play flight.
The Scots look destined for one of the lower flights.
Par 71
Three from four scores to count for daily team total
214 France
218 Spain, Ireland (Leona Maguire 70 Lisa Maguire 71 Stephanie Meadow 77 Laura McCarthy 81)
222 Czech Republic, Sweden, Germany
224 Belgium, England (Heidi Baek 73, Lauren Taylor 75, Kelly Tidy 76, Alexandra Peters 82), Finland
228 Netherlands
229 Italy
232 Denmark
235 Norway
236 Austria
237 Wales (Katie Bradbury 77, Myriam Hassan 80, Chloe Williams 80, Kelly Miller 81).
239 Scotland (Rachael Watton 77, Rachael Taylor 80, Eilidh Briggs 82, Alyson McKechin 82).
242 Switzerland
244 Estonia
260 Russia

West Girls Medal at Cawder Golf Club

Played at Cawder Golf Club , Monday 5th July 2010, SSS 72, CSS 72, 19 Entrants
Scratch: Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 82
1st Silver: Emma Hale (Troon Bentick) 83 (11) 72
2nd Silver: Kirsten Scott (Milngavie) 84 (9) 75 bih
1st Bronze: Emma Kennedy (Paisley) 94 (24) 70
2nd Bronze: Megan Duff (Hilton Park) 93 (22) 71 best last 3 holes

Monday, 5 July 2010

Renfrewshire County Medal - Cathcart Castle

Played 5th July 2010, SSS 69, CSS 72 (Reduction only)
Best Gross Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 75
Handicap : 0 - 12
1st Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 75 (6) 69
2nd Annabel Kane (Kilmacolm) 84 (12) 72
3rd Morag Key (Ralston) 83 (10) 73
Handicap 13 +
1st Russell Crawford (Erskine) 86 (13) 73
2nd Freda Tuck (Bonnyton) 99 (25) 74
3rd Trish Brown (Kilmacolm) 89 (13) 76

D&A July Medal - at Clober Golf Club


Scratch : Nicola Ferguson (Milngavie) 71
1st Silver : Lorna Craigie (Hayston) 83-17-66
2nd Silver : Nicola Ferguson 71-4-67
3rd Silver : Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 74-6-68

1st Bronze : Di Buchanan (Cardross) 92-24-68(BIH)
2nd Bronze : Mairi Miller (Windyhill) 91-23-68


Sunday, 4 July 2010

Photos from the Scottish Seniors at Fortrose

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Saturday, 3 July 2010

A Wee Scottish Tale Fer Golfers and Duffers

A golfer is cupping his hand to scoop water from a Highland burn on the St Andrews course.
A groundskeeper shouts: 'Dinnae drink that waater! Et's foo ae coo's shite an pish!'
The golfer replies: 'My Good fellow, I'm from England. Could you repeat that for me, in English!?'
The groundskeeper replies: 'I said, use two hands - you'll spill less that way!

Janice Moodie Trophy --- Rachael Hanlon is the Winner

Rachael Hanlon with Sara Bishop (Ladies Captain of Windyhill Golf Club)

From L to R --Heather Munro, Rachel Hanlon and Lauren Whyte

Heather Munro (Monifieth) - Winner 10-14 Category
Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) - Janice Moodie Trophy Winner
Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) - Runner-up 10-14 Category
Absent from the photo:
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) - Scratch Winner
Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) - Winner 15-17 Category
Alexis Hutton (Falkirk Tryst) - Runner Up 15-17 Category

Played 2nd July --- CSS 73
Miss Rachel Hanlon 72 - 3 = 69 Lowest Gross
Miss Eilidh Briggs 72 - 0 = 72 Lowest Gross
Miss Gabrielle MacDonald 75 - 3 = 72
Miss Heather Munro 83 - 10 = 73
Miss Alexis Hutton 83 - 9 = 74
Miss Linsey Stevenson 79 - 5 = 74
Miss Jemma Chalmers 81 - 6 = 75
Miss Jessica Meek 80 - 5 = 75
Miss Rachel Walker 81 - 5 = 76
Miss Lauren Whyte 82 - 5 = 77
Miss Alison Goodwin 82 - 5 = 77
Miss Hannah McCook 79 - 1 = 78
Miss Catriona MacDonald 95 - 17 = 78
Miss Mhairi McKay 88 - 7 = 81
Miss Connie Jaffrey 88 - 6 = 82
Miss Rachel McClelland 107 - 20 = 87
Miss Kirstin Scott 97 - 9 = 88
Miss Danielle Ker 102 - 13 = 89
Miss Katie Reid N/R - 6 = N/R
Miss Ailsa Summers N/R - 3 = N/R

Friday, 2 July 2010

Fiona wins Scottish Seniors Matchplay Title

Fiona and Heather -- Courtesy of Claire Hargan (SLGA)

Fiona de Vries (St Rule) ended the title double hopes of Alyth’s Heather Anderson, beating her by one hole in the final of the Scottish senior women’s amateur golf championship at Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club on the Black Isle, north of Inverness.
Earlier in the week Heather had won the seniors’ stroke-play title over 36 holes but she never led after the fifth hole in the final.
Fiona who has won both the over-50s stroke-play and match-play titles in the past, went two up with a birdie at the 10th but Anderson came back at her to win the 11th with a par and the 13th with a birdie 3.
Fiona regained the lead with a par at the 15th and the last three holes were halved.
In the morning semi-finals, De Vries won at the 20th against Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) while Anderson beat Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) by 4 and 3.
Semi-finals – Heather Anderson (Alyth) beat Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 4 and 3, Fiona de Vries (St Rule) beat Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) at 20th.
Final – Fiona De Vries beat Heather Anderson 1 hole.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Scottish Seniors Matchplay Results ~Day 1

Scottish senior women's amateur match-play championship
Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club, Black Isle.

Heather Anderson (Alyth) bt Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 2 holes.
Fiona Hunter (Baberton) bt Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 1 hole.
Pamela Williamson (Baberton) bt Margaret Tough (Falkirk) 2 and 1.
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) bt May Hughes (Lanark) 4 and 2.
Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) bt Anne Ryan (Tain) 1 hole.
Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) bt Jane Herd (Musselburgh) 6 and 5.
Mary Smith (Tain) bt Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) 2 and 1.
Fiona de Vries (St Rule) bt Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 2 and 1.
Anderson bt Hunter 2 holes.
Bennett bt Williamson 1 hole.
Thomson bt Harrison at 19th.
De Vries bt Smith 2 and 1.

Live matchplays results from the Seniors

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