Friday, 14 April 2017


Conditions were testing for the final day of the County Championship and Irvine Trophy.


The first of the RLCGA Championship semi-finals was between defending champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle). 
Denise was 1 up on the turn but Eildih fought back on the back nine to win 2&1. 
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) and Liz Stewart (Greenburn) contested the other semi-final - this was a very close game with Gillian running out eventual winner on the 17th by 3&1.

A fairly large number of Renfrewshire County ladies turned out to support the two finalists - Eilidh Briggs and Gillian Kyle
This too was a close game with some superb golf being played by both players. However with Eilidh having 5 birdies and Gillian just missing a couple of putts Eilidh finished off the match at the 15th.

End of tie at the 15th with Pollok House in the background

Championship Results :
Semi Finals :
Eilidh Briggs(Kilmacolm) beat Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) 2/1
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) beat Liz Stewart (Greenburn) 3/1


Eilidh Briggs beat Gillian Kyle 4/3

Eilidh with County Captain Gillian (Runner Up)
and Linda Anderson winner of the Irvine Trophy

Irvine Trophy

The final of this competition was between Lesley Anderson (Caldwell), playing in her first County competition and Linda Anderson (Erskine).

Vice Captain June Lockhart refereed this match and reported that both ladies played exceptionally well and Linda eventually won the match 4&3.

RLCGA would like to thank Pollok Golf Club for their hospitality and warm welcome to all the ladies who played over the three days.
Also many thanks go to Alistair Dobbie - Pollok Captain who presented the prizes.

The prizewinners were:

Peggy Clark Trophy - Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) - gross 69 + 3 = 72 net (bih)

2nd Net - Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle) - gross 82 - 10 = 72 net
3rd Net - Lesley Anderson (Caldwell) - gross 97 - 34 = 73 net

Scratch Winner - Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) - 69

Championship Winner - Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Championship Runner-up - Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)

Semi-Finalists - Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)
Liz Stewart (Greenburn)

Irvine Trophy Winner - Linda Anderson (Erskine)

Runner up - Lesley Anderson (Caldwell)

Thanks go to Sandra Littlejohn for the report