Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) looked to be heading for the lead at Blairgowrie today in the 1st round of the Scottish Women's Senior Open Championship when she birdied the 14th after dropping shots at the second, fourth and sixth, but unfortunately finished weakly with bogeys at the 16th, 17th and 18th for a share of third place on 79.
LEADING FIRST-ROUND SCORES
Blairgowrie GC, Rosemount course
Par 74, SSS 74, CSS 77
77 W Nicholson (Baberton).
78 A Bartlett (Royal Dornoch)
79 H Anderson (Blairgowrie), G Kyle (East Renfrewshire).
80 D Jackson (Troon Ladies), S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies), S Holwell (Lingdale, England).
81 M Smith (Tain).
82 L Fraser (Fortrose and Rosemarkie), A Baker (Crail GS), L McKinlay (Dunnikier Park).
83 M Miller (Blairgowrie), F De Vries (St Rule), F Millar (Carnoustie Caledonia).
84 E Stewart (Greenburn), J Brown (Monifieth), G Wallace (Blairgowrie), L Graham (Carnoustie Ladies), P Bennett (Reading), E Whyte (Aberdeen Ladies).
85 D Watson (Leven GS), J Bryans (Harburn), P Davidson (Erskine), A Telfer (Milngavie), M Hughes (Lanark), A Hanson (Glencorse), A Ryan (Tain).
86 K Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park), S Penman (Gullane), K Lannin (Craigielaw), D Young (North Berwick), J Hunnam (Gullane).
87 S Bushby (Blairgowrie) J Paterson (Drumpellier), J Mack (Haggs Castle), E Gllespie (Lochend), B S Biggart (North Berwick)
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