Sunday, 6 June 2021


Chloe Goadby - 2021 Scottish Amateur Champion
Photo courtesy of Scottish Golf

Chloe Goadby
gave a huge thumbs up to former British Women’s Open Champion Catriona Matthew after beating Tara Mactaggart 4 & 3 in the final of the Scottish Women’s Match Play Championship at Gullane

Goadby had played a couple of practice rounds at Gullane with Honorary member Matthew in the lead up to the championship and she admitted the advice she received helped her to beat great friend and rival and claim her women’s national match play title for the first time.

Goadby began the championship by finishing 14th behind Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) in the 36-hole stroke play and was taken to the fifth extra hole in her first round match against Penelope Brown (Auchterarder) before starting to find the sort of form that saw her earn a place in GB & I’s provisional Curtis Cup squad late last year.

She claimed a one hole victory over Rachel Foster (Prestwick St Nicholas) in the second round and then beat St Rule Trophy winner Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) 5 & 4 in the semi-final before maintaining her momentum with a fast start Mactaggart in the final.

Goadby began the final by winning the second and third holes. The reigning Lothians champion from Minto briefly got back to all square with wins on the fourth and the eighth but Goadby raced into a three hole lead by winning the ninth, 10th and 11th before sealing her success with another win on the 466-yard par five 15th hole.

The final of the second flight Clark Rosebowl competition turned about to be an all Blairgowrie Golf Club affair with both Katy Alexander and Megan Ashley winning their semi-final matches against Megan Docherty (Bishopbriggs) and Isla McDonald-O’Brien (Shrewsbury) respectively.

In the final Ashley was one up at the turn before Alexander pulled away to win 3&2.

Go to the Scottish Golf Website for the full report