The Qualifying Round finally got under way to-day with a very depleted number on entrants.
Former Champions, Megan and Eilidh Briggs, along with defending Champion Alyson McKechin, were unable to play due to other commitments.
However the 27 ladies who participated found it very hard going with at times gale force winds and intermittant heavy showers to contend with.
The top qualifier was IONA STEPHEN (Ranfurly Castle) with a gross 81. Winner of the Peggy Clark Trophy was TRACY MASTERTON (Windyhill) with a net 75 off 13. -
2nd top qualifier was 10 times champion and 6 times runner-up Donna Jackson trying again to make it 11!
The CSS was 75; SSS 72 and the competition was Reductions Only.
The top 8 qualifiers are:
1. Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) 81
2. Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) 85
3. Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) 86 bih
4. Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 86 bih
5. Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 86
6. Tracy Masterton (Windyhill) 88
7. Liz Stewart (Greenburn) 90
8. Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) 91
The Match Play draw is as follows:
9.30 Iona Stephen v Gillian McGillay
9.40 Tracy Masterton v Denise Cowan
9.50 Carol Whyte v Gillian Kyle
10.00 Liz Stewart v Donna Jackson
The semi-finals will be played at 2.00 and 2.10.