|From L to R - Top to Bottom -- Nicola Robertson, Connie Jaffrey|
Danielle Ker and Tara Mactaggart
Scottish schoolgirls champion Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies), also winner of the Ayrshire women's county title this season, will play South of Scotland girls champion Tara Mactaggart (Minto) in the 18-hole final of the Scottish Under-18 girls' championship at Ranfurly Castle Golf Club on Saturday morning.
In this morning's quarter-finals, Jaffrey ended the bid of St Andrews' Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) to become the first player since Carly Booth in 2007-2008 to win the national girls' title two years in a row. Connie, the fifth seed, beat Whyte by 4 and 2 and followed that up with a 5 and 4 win in the semi-finals against Nicola Robertson (Dunblane New) who had earlier KO'd the highly rated Carla Young (North Berwick) and then, in the quarter-finals, the 2010 champion Lesley Atkins (Gullane) by 5 and 4.
Jaffrey was level par in her victory over Robertson after being two up at the turn.
Mactaggart, 17, who reached the last 16 of the Scottish women's championship at Longniddry in May, was one under par in winning the all-Borders semi-final against Danielle Ker (Roxburghe).
Tara was one down after six holes but never looked back after birdieing the short seventh and long eighth to be one up at the turn.
Ker won the 13th and 16th on the inward half but Mactaggart won the 11th, 12th, 15th and 17th for victory.
Nicola Robertson (Dunblane New) bt Lesley Atkins (Gullane) 5 and 4.
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) bt Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 4 and 2.
Danielle Ker (Roxburghe) bt Heather Munro (Monifieth) 3 and 2.
Tara Mactaggart (Minto) bt Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) 5 and 4.
Jaffrey bt Robertson 5 and 4.
Mactaggart bt Ker 3 and 1.
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Tegan Seivwright (Deeside) bt Heather McKimmie (Balmore) at 19th.
Emma Greenlees (Dumfries and Co) bt Katie Scott (Strathaven) 6 and 4.
Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne) bt Jillian Farrell (Cardross) 2 and 1.
Katie Wright (Stranraer) bt Olivia Borwick (McDonald Ellon) 4 and 3.
Greenlees bt Seivwright 6 and 4.
Beveridge bt Wright 1 hole.
Greenlees bt Beveridge 4 and 3.
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report