REPORT FROM RENFREWSHIRE CAPTAIN MAUREEN WOODHEAD FROM MONTROSE:
The weather forecast was fine..... That was the case for the morning although the wind was up. In the afternoon the wind died – so the rain decided to put in an appearance and the temperature dropped significantly. Nevertheless, the Renfrewshire team carried on regardless.
In the morning foursomes the Angus pairing of Ann Ramsay & Jessica Meek were first off and beat Renfrewshire’s Donna Jackson & Liz Stewart 3&1. Angus’ Ashley Smith and Heather Munro could not put a foot wrong and beat Alyson McKechin and debut girl Iona Stephen 7 & 6. It was left for Linsey Stevenson & Carol Whyte to save the day and make lunch more palatable by beating Ailsa Summers and Rebecca Wilson by one hole. All to play for in the afternoon.
Alyson McKechin beat Jessica Meek 2&1, Linsey Stevenson lost to an on form Ann Ramsay 4 & 3, Carol Whyte won 3 & 2 against Jemma Chalmers (another holed second shot by Carol on the 10th!!), Donna Jackson was beaten 3&1 by Heather Munro, Liz Stewart had an agonising defeat by one hole to Rebecca Wilson and Gillian Kyle beat Ailsa Summers by one hole. Angus won the day 5 – 4.
Tomorrow’s weather has to be better......
Day 1 results:
ANGUS 5, RENFREWSHIRE 4
A Ramsay and J Meek bt D Jackson and L Stewart and 1; A Smith and H Munro bt A McKechin and I Stephen 7 and 6; A Summers and R Wilson lost to L Stevenson and C Whyte.
Meek lost to McKechin 2 and 1, Ramsay bt Stevenson 4 and 3, J Chalmers lost to Whyte 3 and 2, Munro bt Jackson 3 and 1, Wilson bt Stewart 1 hole, Summers lost to G Kyle 1 hole.
MIDLOTHIAN 7 1/2, DUMFRIES-SHIRE 1 1/2
C Hargan and G MacDonald bt D MacDonald and L Kirkwood 3 and 2; K Marshall and W Nicholson bt J Graham and E Greenlees 3 and 2; J Turner and H Scott t R Walker and K McCracken 6 and 5.
Singles (4 1/2-1 1/2)
Turner bt D MacDonald 5 and 3, G MacDonald bt McCracken, K McIntosh bt Kirkwood 3 and 2, L Fraser bt Greenlees 3 and 2, Nicholson lost to Graham 2 and 1, Marshall halved with Walker.