Thursday, 6 June 2019


After today’s two rounds of matchplay at Edzell, the line-up for this year’s Semi Finals of the Scottish Senior Women’s Open are now confirmed.
In the top half of the draw, defending champion Elaine Moffat will take on Jennifer Bryans of Harburn Golf Club.
Bryans followed up a 4&3 morning victory over Sandra Jackson with another fantastic victory over second seed Allison Davidson by the same score line in the afternoon.  Despite entering the matchplay as 13thseed after rounds of 82 and 79, Bryan is now one match away from a shot at the title.
Speaking to Scottish Golf after reaching the semi-finals, Bryans said, “I’m delighted with today’s results and the way I played.  I’m feeling good about my game and there’s no pressure on me tomorrow.  
“I played Elaine at Blairgowrie last year, so I know how good she is.  I just want to go out and enjoy it.  I’ll have a nice quiet night tonight and look forward to getting going again tomorrow.” 
Bryans now faces the formidable task of trying to knock out defending champion, and this year’s strokeplay winner, Elaine Moffat.
Moffat cruised through her last-16 tie against Edzell member Ann Hay with a 7&6 victory, before progressing to the final with a 2&1 win over Iona McKean of Cottesmore Golf and Country Club.
Moffat told Scottish Golf, “I’m very happy to get through both games. I made a few mistakes but there was a lot of decent golf in there.  
“I’m looking forward to tomorrow a lot. It’s a great feeling to get into Friday.  I just need to regroup and reset for a new game of golf in the morning now.”  
In the bottom half of the draw, Donna Jackson of Troon will face Aileen Baker of Crail for a place in the final.
Donna Jackson (Photo Courtesy of Scottish Golf) 

Jackson reached the semi-finals with a 2&1 victory over Caroline Steedman of Murrayfield in the morning, before an impressive 4&3 victory over third seed Mary Smith of Tain.
Her opponent, Baker, who finished as runner-up in the strokeplay, narrowly reached the last-8 with a 1up victory over Ellie Whyte, before another narrow victory by the same score line over Liz Stewart in the afternoon.
Tomorrow’s Semi Finals will get underway at 8.30am, with Moffat and Bryans leading the way, followed by Jackson and Stewart at 8.45am. The final will then take place in the afternoon with a 13.20 tee off.


1st Round
Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) beat Ann Hay (Edzell) 7&6
Iona McKean (Cottesmore Golf and Country Club) beat Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 3&2
Sandra Jackson (Royal Dornoch) lost to Jennifer Bryans (Harburn) 4&3
Alison Davidson (Stirling) beat Frances Millar (Carnoustie Caledonia) 4&3
Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) beat Caroline Steedman (Murrayfield) 2&1
Mary Smith (Tain) beat Kay Knight (Pitlochry) 2&1
Liz Stewart (Harburn) beat Lorna McKinlay (Dunniker) 2 holes
Aileen Baker (Crail) beat Ellie Whyte (Aberdeen Ladies ) 1 hole

Quarter Finals:
Elaine Moffat beat Iona McKean 3&1
Jennifer Bryans beat Alison Davidson 4&3
Donna Jackson beat Mary Smith 4&3
Liz Stewart lost to Aileen Baker 1 hole

Semi: Finals (Friday 7th June am) - Tee times 08:30 and 08:45
Elaine Moffat v Jennifer Bryans
Donna Jackson v Aileen Baker

The Handicap Matchplay first round had 6 of the games going to the 18th hole and beyond with Renfrewshire's Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine) and Lanarkshire's Fiona Scott (Bothwell Castle) again winning in the afternoon against Claire Capocci (Bridge of Allan ) and Louise Graham (Carnoustie) respectively to reach tomorrow morning's semifinals


1st Round
May Hughes (Lanark) beat Fiona Thorburn (Baberton) 1 hole
Caroline King (Clober)lost to Fiona Scott (Bothwell Castle) 3&2
Liz Fertacz (Blairgowrie) lost to Anne Ryan (Tain) 1 hole
Fiona Hay (Grange and Broughty) lost to Louise Graham (Carnoustie ) 4&3
Barbara Biggart (North Berwick) lost to Fiona Cameron (Cowglen) 22nd hole
Fiona Ross (Glenbervie) lost to Claire Cappocci (Bridge of Allan) 19th hole
Shiona Chillas (Panmure) lost to Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine) 19th hole  
Morag Wardrop (Turnhouse) lost to Isla McCrone ( Turnhouse) 19th hole

Quarter Finals:
May Hughes lost to Fiona Scott 1 hole
Anne Ryan lost to Louise Graham 21st hole
Fiona Cameron lost to Claire Capocci 3&2
Sandra Littlejohn beat Isla McCrone 3&2

Semi: Finals (Friday 7th June am) Tee Time 08.00 and 08:15
Fiona Scott v Louise Graham
Claire Capocci v Sandra Littlejohn