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August 2004 Archive

Tuesday 31st August 2004

Carly Booth, 12-year-old Scotland girl international player from Auchterarder, finished fifth in the Under-14 girls' section of the North of England Under-16 boys and girls' stroke-play championships at Pannal Golf Club, Yorkshire.
Scotland boy international Lewis Kirton (Newmachar) tied for 29th place in the Under-16 boys' category.
There were 132 competitors including some from Spain. Three of the four categories were won by Spanish entrants.
Carly Booth had scores of 74, 82, 84 and 76 for a 72-hole tally of 316, compared with the combined CSS of 295 for the girls. Carly finished 15 shots behind the Under-14 girl winner, Marta Silva from Spain.
Lewis Kirton scored 72, 79, 77 and 79 for a total of 307, against a boys' CSS of 288.
The Under-16 boy winner was Adam Hodkinson (Dore & Totley, Sheffiled) with a total of 287.
The Under-14 boy winner was Saul Menendez from Madeira with a total of 307.
The Under-16 girl winner was Bellen Buendia from Spain with a total of 298.
Collated scoreboard
Pannal Golf Club, Yorkshire.
Under-16 boys (CSS 72 72 72 72)
287 Adam Hodkinson (Dore & Tetley) 71 74 71 71.
289 Rhys Enoch (Truro) 72 75 71 71.
293 Lorenzo Scotto (Italy) 73 70 77 73.
294 Borja Etchart (Spain) 73 74 72 75, Tom Oliver (Notts) 71 74 77 72.
Other score:
307 Lewis Kirton (Newmachar) 72 79 77 79.
Under-14 boys
307 Saul Menendez (Spain) 76 77 81 73.
310 Billy Downing (Truro) 76 78 78 78.
311 Oliver Young (Northcliffe) 75 77 82 77.
Under-16 girls (CSS 74 74 74 73)
298 Belen Buendia (Spain) 73 72 76 77.
302 Carmen Perez Narbon (Spain) 75 76 74 77.
308 Amy Rees (Southerndown) 75 76 76 81.
Under-14 girls
301 Marta Silva (Spain) 76 75 72 78.
302 Henrietta Brockway (Yeovil) 70 80 75 77.
312 Hannah Barwood (Knowle) 79 74 81 78.
315 Rachel Connor (Manchester) 76 77 78 84.
316 Carly Booth (Auchterarder) 74 82 84 76.

SLGA Centenary Qualifiers
The results of the Centenary Competitions played recently are as follows:
Angus County played over Brechin - 26 August 04
Silver: Jane Tough
Bronze: Rosalind Fletcher
Junior: Rebecca Wilson
Lanarkshire County played over Hamilton - 27 August 04
Silver: Lesley McLean
Bronze:Dorothy Winton
Junior: Marsha Hull
Stirling & Clackmannan County played over Braehead 30 August 04
Silver: Maria Shields (Claire Capocci winner but unable to play in National Final)
Bronze: S Nimmo
Junior: Louise MacGregor
Perth & Kinross County played over King James V 31 August 04
Silver - Alison Houston
Bronze - S Berry
Junior - TBC
There is just one more competition to take place - Dumfries over Lochmaben on Monday 6 September 04

SVLGA (East Division) Autumn Meeting – Murrayfield Golf Club – 31.08.04
SS 73 CSS 75
Silver Scratch Ruth Brown Lothianburn 79
Silver Handicap Jen Corbett Murrayfield 83 – 12 – 71, Clare Bowe Gullane 86 – 14 – 72, Jill Doherty Gullane 91 – 17 – 74, Carole Ross Nr Berwick 87 – 11 – 76 BIH
Bronze Handicap Catriona Shedden Murrayfield 96 – 21 – 75 BIH, Daphne Guyton Murrayfield 110 - 35 - 75

Irish News

Athlone Golf Club September 3rd and 4th
Irish International Helen Jones will lead Royal Portrush in defence of the Suzuki Irish Senior Cup at Athlone. They beat 2000 and 2002 champions County Louth in last year's final at Blainroe. Portrush will bring the same five players who were victorious in 2003 along with Roma English.
The other District qualifiers are Killarney, Kilkenny and Roscommon. Portrush have been drawn to play Roscommon on Friday in the play-off for a place in the semi-finals.
The draw is seeded according to the aggregate handicaps of the best five players on each team. County Louth's total is 16. The other four teams each had a total of 21. The count then went to the aggregate of the best
four players leaving Kilkenny (16) with a place in the semi-finals. The other three aggregated 15 matching each other player for player. It then went to a lottery and Killarney were drawn to play Kilkenny. Roscommon
and Portrush will play-off for a semi-final place against County Louth.
The Baltray club will be led by Lancome Irish Close Champion Deirdre Smith, who has been recalled to the Irish team for the Home International Championship at Royal Porthcawl (September 8-10). Maria Dunne, a member of last year's victorious Irish team at Cruden Bay, is also included.
Eileen Rose Power has recovered from the back problem that forced her to withdraw from the Munster team in the recent interprovincial championship and will play at number one for Kilkenny.
Tracey Eakin has also recovered from injury and will lead the Killarney team.
Former international Deirdre Walsh, who has played for Milltown in the past, returns to her native Roscommon to boost their chances of winning the Suzuki Senior Cup for the first time in this their centenary year.
The panels: County Louth Deirdre Smith, Maria Dunne, Paula Delaney, Jennifer Gannon, Susan Mullaney, Jackie Quinn, Karen Yates.
Kilkenny: Eileen Rose Power, Mary Dowling, Ruth Lennon, Mary Leahy, Evelyn Crotty, Ann Smee, Orla Dunphy.
Killarney: Tracey Eakin, Mary Sheehy, Ann Ladd, Joanne Cronin, Margaret Hayes, Deirdre Prendergast, Ailish Mulcahy.
Royal Portrush: Helen Jones, Gemma Hegarty, Naoimh Quigg, Maura Diamond, Caroline Smyth, Roma English.
Roscommon: Deirdre Walsh, Sinead Benedetti, Deirdre Judge, Mary Seymour, Paula Quinn, Ailbhe Farrell, Ann McCormack.
The Draw: Friday: Play-off 2.00 pm Royal Portrush v Roscommon. Saturday: semi-finals 8.00 am County Louth v winners Royal Portrush and Roscommon; 8.50 am Kilkenny v Killarney. Final 2.00 pm.

Stirling University looking for fixtures
New England International cap, Alex Marshall, a second year student at the University of Stirling, has emailed me to say that she is hoping to organise some matches for the University of Stirling Ladies' Golf team this coming autumn through until May 2005.
Alex, Olivia Briggs and Dawn Dewar are going to be joined by another three low handicap girls this September, and, as a team of six, they can offer some great competition to Clubs, County Training Teams or other University teams over the winter months. The girls would prefer to play on Wednesday or Sunday afternoons, and can offer Stirling Golf Club as a return venue.
Alex asks if Clubs, Counties or Universities within 50 miles of Stirling, who might like to have a fixture with the University of Stirling, to get in touch with her. Her email is


Monday 30th August 2004

Monifeith School Golf Team
Monifieth High School girls' team (Rebecca Wilson, left centre) received the A T Personnel Schools Team Handicap Trophy from Annette Masson of the sponsors at Peterculter Golf Club.

Monifieth High School's all-girl team of Rebecca Wilson, Kirsty Moss and Laura Falconer won the A T Personnel Schools Team Challenge Handicap Trophy at Peterculter Golf Club near Aberdeen on Monday.
For Rebecca it was two successful trips to the North-east in two days. On Sunday, she won the Jean Law Trophy for the lowest net score at the North of Scotland girls' championship at Inchmarlo Golf Centre, Banchory.
Rebecca's net 71 off eight coupled with Kirsty Moss's 73 off 16 and Laura Falconer's 76 off 12 gave Monifieth a net team total of 220.
That score was equalled by Meldrum Academy's boys team of David Millar, Ewen Barrack, and Mark Cooper but the Monifieth girls won the countback on the better inward half net total.
Peterhead Academy won the Paul Lawrie Schools Team Challenge scratch trophy. Philip McLean's score of 69 - the best individual performance on a day of wind and rain - coupled with Luke Barbour's 78 and Chris Forman's 84 gave the Buchan boys a gross total of 231 - seven shots ahead of runners-up
Ellon Academy with Hazlehead Academy (239) third.
Paul Lawrie was unable to attend to present the trophy because of a corporate golf day engagement in Norway.
231 Peterhead (P McLean 69, L Barbour 78, C Forman 84).
238 Ellon (K Duncan 77, M Thomson 80, G Carnie 81).
239 Hazlehead (G Mitchell 72, C Ross 83, R Massie 84).
240 Kemnay.
243 Oldmachar.
247 Harlaw.
248 Mackie.
249 Gordon's College.
251 Grammar.
250 Torry.
252 Aboyne.
253 Meldrum, St Machar.
255 Westhill.
256 Monifieth.
258 The Gordon Schools.
262 Bridge of Don.
266 Alford.
267 Banchory.
268 Dyce.
NR Cults.
220 Monifieth (R Wilson (8) 71; L Falconer (8) 76, K Moss (16) 73); Meldrum (M Cooper (17) 69; D Millar (8) 71; E Barrack (8) 80). Monifieth won on better net inward half total.
221 Peterhead.
223 Gordon's College.
224 Hazlehead.
224 Mackie.
226 Oldmachar.
229 Grammar, Kemnay, Harlaw.
230 The Gordon Schools.
231 Torry.
232 Bridge of Don, Aboyne.
233 Dyce.
235 St Machar.
236 Alford.
238 Ellon.
240 Westhill
254 Banchory.
NR Cults.

Prizewinners, North of Scotland Girls Championship
Prizewinners with Hector Emslie, Sales and Marketing director of Inchmarlo Golf Centre
at the North of Scotland Girls Championship yesterday

Carnoustie teenage prospect Katy McNicoll, pictured right, put another title on her golfing CV when she won the North of Scotland girls' golf championship for the first time at Inchmarlo Golf Centre, Banchory yesterday (Sunday).
Katy beat another 16-year-old five-handicapper, Laura Murray (Alford) at the first hole of a sudden death play-off after they had tied on 77 in quite breezy conditions at the head of a record field of 37.
"I lost in the semi-finals of the North of Scotland women's championship at Strathmore in July so I was determined to do better in the girls' tournament," said Katy who has already won the Angus county girls' and the
Carnoustie Links women's open titles this season.
Laura, level par with three holes to play, fell victim to the testing finish where drives that land in the trees can be very costly. Miss Murray finished 5-5-7 (bogey-bogey-triple bogey) for her 77, while playing partner Miss Nicoll finished 6-4-5 (double bogey-par-bogey).
Scotland girls cap Roseanne Niven (Crieff), winner of the Grampian TV girls championship over the same Laird's Course 12 months ago, finished third on 78. She made her mistakes at the start of the round, running up three 6s in the first four holes. Ironically, she parred the fearsome last three holes but by then it was too late.
Rebecca Wilson, from Monifieth, only 14 years of age, won the Jean Law Trophy for the best net score of 72 off eight of a handicap. Michelle Thomson (McDonald Ellon) had the same score off five but was edged out on a
Collated scoreboard
Laird's Course, Inchmarlo, Banchory
LEADING TOTALS (Par 72, CSS Non-counting)
77 Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies) 39-38, Laura Murray (Alford) 37-40 (McNicoll won sudden-death play-off at first extra hole).
78 Roseanne Niven (Crieff) 42-36
80 Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth) 42-38, Michele Thomson (McDonald Ellon) 40-40.
81 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 43-38
85 Sara Thomson (Murcar).
89 Mairi Johnstone (Northern).
90 Fiona Blair (Monifieth), Sally Kettlewell (Dunblane),
91 Ashton Ingram (Fort William), Michelle McDonald (Buckpool).
92 Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth).
93 Kirsty Moss (Monifieth), Lucy Gilmour (Strathmore), Nikki McAuley (Stonehaven), Lauren MacCallum (McDonald Ellon).
97 Jillian Pryde (Monifieth).
98 Lauren Whyte (Aberdeen Ladies), Sammy Vass (Tain).
99 Natalie Thomson (Murcar), Samantha Leslie (Westhill).
100 Karen Murray (Alford).
101 Eleanor Franks (Ballater), Hayley Thomson (Newmachar).
105 Heather Peebles (Monifieth), Annabel Niven (Crieff).
108 Louise Smith (Kirriemuir).
109 Amy Edgar (Peterculter), Jennifer Jones (McDonald Ellon), Rachael Considine (Banchory).
112 Fiona Stewart (Monifieth).
113 Mhairi Templeton (Westhill).
NRs Hannah Harrison (Stonehaven), Sarah Whyte (Aberdeen Ladies), Laura Falconer (Monifieth), Eilidh McKay (Nairn Dunbar).
72 Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth) (8) (bih), Michele Thomson (McDonald Ellon) (5).
75 Nikki McAuley (Stonehaven) (18).

Futures Tour
Heather Stirling finished with a third round of 75 for a total of 222 and tied for 43rd place, winning $315 in the FUTURES Golf Tour's $75,000 York Newspaper Company FUTURES Classic at the 6168-yard, par 36-36 - 72 Regents' Glen Country Club. Malinda Johnson (Eau Claire, WI) won the tournament on a playoff with Kris Tamulis (Naples, FL) after both finished on 209.

County Finals

Nairn Dunbar junior member Kelsey Macdonald, whose 14th birthday is not until October, is set to become one of the youngest competitors ever to play in the Scottish women's county golf championship finals, to be held
over her home course from September 17 to 19.
Kelsey has been named in a Northern Counties team which shows only one change from the eight who qualified for the finals by winning the Northern Division team title at Monifieth in June.
Miss Macdonald, who plays off four of a handicap, makes her debut at county level by taking the place of Lesley Mackay (Royal Dornoch) who is now a trainee assistant professional with Karyn Dallas at Kirriemuir Golf Club.
The Northern Counties team is: Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch), Kerri Harper (Inverness), Kelsey Macdonald (Nairn Dunbar), Pam Mackay (Royal Dornoch), Liz McKinnon (Nairn), Pat McLennan (Nairn), Jenny Milne (Elgin), Audrey Scott (Tain).
The other qualifiers for the county finals are Borders, Dunbartonshire & Argyll and Fife.

Would any of the other Counties involved like to email me with their teams?

Sunday 29th August 2004

Victory in the British women's open amateur stroke-play championship has earned Clare Queen, picured right, 21-year-old from Drumpellier, one of the three places in the Great Britain & Ireland team to compete in the women's world amateur team championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy at Puerto Rico from October 20 to 23.
Stephanie EvansThe other team members are: 20-year-old Welsh left-hander Stephanie Evans (Vale of Llangollen) (picured left) , who lost a three-way play-off with Clare and defending champion Shelley McKevitt (Reading) for the British stroke-play title at Alwoodley, Leeds last Friday, and Emma Duggleby (Malton & Norton) (pictured below right), who will be 33 before the world championship.
Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) and Sophie Walker (Kenwick Park) have been named as reserves.
McKevitt was not considered for selection because she is turning professional.
Former British champion Kim Andrew is the non-playing captain for the trip to Puerto Rico.
Miss Queen made her debut for Great Britain & Ireland in last year's Vagliano Trophy win over the Continent of Europe at Co Louth, Ireland.
British girls' open champion in 2001, Clare was disappointed to be named only as a reserve for the Curtis Cup match against the United States at Formby in June.
Emma DugglebyTeam is:
Emma Duggleby (Malton & Norton) 32.
Clare Queen (Drumpellier) 21.
Stephanie Evans (Vale of Llangollen) 20.
Kerry Smith (Waterlooville).
Sophie Walker (Kenwick Park).

Gibson Cup
The Gibson Challenge Cup is a wonderful opportunity to play foursomes golf and compete in one of the oldest golf tournaments for ladies in the Edinburgh area. This year’s competition is being held over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd October so if your diary is free that weekend, find yourself a partner and enter.
Played over Braids No.1 Golf Course, the format includes a medal foursomes qualifying round (off handicap, max 30) with the opportunity to play at least once more over the Braids –all for the entry fee of only £10 per couple. There is a good prize table, courtesy of generous sponsors at the Braid Hills Golf Centre and Driving Range.
The four best net scores from the Saturday morning qualifying round go through to the matchplay knock-out stages and those failing to make the top four can play in a Consolation Plate using the Stableford points scoring system with the opportunity to play the Braids twice more. Competitors need to be available on the morning of Saturday 2nd October and, if they wish to, and qualify for, the matchplay stages, should be available both Sunday morning and afternoon. The Consolation Plate rounds may be played on the Saturday afternoon and/or the Sunday morning.
Entry Forms can be obtained from Edinburgh Leisure (0131 650 1001) or from most Golf Clubs in the Edinburgh area. The closing date for entries to be received by Edinburgh Leisure is 17th September 2004.

Futures Tour
Heather fades

Former Scottish amateur champion Heather Stirling crashed out of a share of the York Futures Classic lead into a tie for 42nd place with one round to go at Regents Glen Country Club, York in Pennsylvania (on Saturday).
Heather followed up her opening round of four-under 68 with a seven-over-par 79 for a 36-hole tally of 147.
American Caryn Wilson, who had shared the pole position with Heather, also dropped out of contention with a 77 for 145.
New leader is Jimin Kang, one of the many Koreans playing on the US Futures Tour women's pro circuit. The Seoul player has had a pair of 69s for six-under 138 to lead by one shot from Kent-born Australian Lindsey Wright, Canadian Liz Earley and American Kris Tamulis.
Regents Glen CC, York, Pennsylvania
Leading halfway totals (Par 72)
138 Jimin Kang (Korea) 69 69.]
138 Lindsey Wright (Australia) 70 69, Liz Earley (Canada) 69 70, Kris Tamulis (US) 69 70.
Other scores:
145 Caryn Wilson (US) 68 77.
147 Heather Stirling (Scotland) 68 79.

Saturday 28th August 2004

Carlota Ciganda, 14-year-old winner of the European Young Masters girls' title last month, notched up an even more significant win in her native Spain yesterday (Sunday) when she won the European women's individual
amateur golf championship by eight shots.
It was the first win by a Spaniard in the tournament which was first played in 1986.
Carlota returned scores of 65 (a course record), 68, 74 and 75 for a six-under-par total of 282 at Ulzama Golf Club in northern Spain. It was a Spanish 1-2-3 with Elisa Serramia, winner of the British women's open amateur title at Lindrick last year, and Maria Hernandez finishing joint second on two-over 290.
No British or Irish players took part in the event which clashed with the British women's open amateur stroke-play championship, played from Wednesday to Friday at Alwoodley, Leeds.
Miss Ciganda, who surprisingly lost in the second round of the British girls' open championship at Lanark earlier this month, led by nine shots at halfway and by 10 with one round to go.
Photo courtesy and copyright © Tom Ward
Collated scoreboard
Ulzama Golf Club, northern Spain.
282 Carlota Ciganda (Spa) 65 68 74 75.
290 Elisa Serramia (Spa) 75 74 72 69, Maria Hernandez (Spa) 73 72 72 73.
291 Dewi-Claire Schreefel (Net) 72 70 75 74.
293 Stefanie Endstrasser (Aut) 75 70 74 74, Denise Simon (Ger) 73 72 74 74, Tania Elosegui (Spain) 73 74 71 75.
294 Sohvi Harkonen (Fin) 74 80 72 68, Stefanie Michl (Aut) 73 76 76 69, Ines Diaz-Negrete (Spa) 70 74 79 71, Pia Odefey (Ger) 70 74 79 71.
295 Emma Cabrera (Spa) 70 76 77 72, Anna-Lise Caudal (Fra) 75 71 73 76.
296 Azahara Munoz (Spa) 72 78 75 71, Myrte Eikernaar (Net) 72 73 77 74, Pernilla Lindberg (Swe) 74 72 75 75.
297 Mette Buus (Den) 76 73 76 72.
298 Mikaela Backstedt (Swe) 77 78 72 71, Belen Mozo (Spa) 71 73 73 81, Hanna-Leena Salonen (Fin) 70 75 76 77.
299 Caroline Westrup (Swe) 78 74 73 74, Eva Steinberger (Aut) 75 75 73 76, Anna Rossi (Ita) 77 75 70 77.
300 Anna Nordqvist (Swe) 75 77 74 74, Beatriz Recari (Spa) 79 75 72 74.

Heather Stirling joint leader after first round of Futures Tour event
Ex Scottish Champion Heather Stirling is the joint leader, along with Caryn Wilson of California, after the opening round of the $75,000 York Newspaper Company FUTURES Classic, at four-under-par 68.
Heather, a member of the 2002 Curtis Cup for Great Britain and Ireland.kicked off her opening round on the back nine with three straight birdies on holes 10, 11 and 12. She turned at 33 on the par-72, 6,168-yard Regents' Glen Country Club course, then added two more birdies and a bogey on the finishing front nine.
"I was hitting it close, and my score could have been lower today," said the second-year player from Stirling, Scotland, who hopes for a strong finish this week at the season-ending tournament, now in its 18th year. "A lot of being successful out here is about being mentally fit. I need to be better."
1 Heather Stirling (Stirling, Scotland) 35-33 - 68, Caryn Wilson (Rancho Mirage, CA) 35-33 - 68
3 Su A Kim (Seoul, Korea) 34-35 - 69, Malinda Johnson (Eau Claire, WI) 34-35 - 69, Jimin Kang (Seoul, Korea) 36-33 - 69, Kyeong Bae (Seoul, Korea) 35-34 - 69, Seon-Hwa Lee (Chonan, Korea) 31-38 - 69, Kris Tamulis (Naples, FL) 34-35 - 69, Liz Earley (St. Catharines, Ontario) 32-37 - 69

Friday 27th August 2004

Clare QueenClare wins British Open Stroke-play
Clare Queen, 23-year-old former British girls' match-play and stroke-play champion, came through a roller-coaster ride of a final round to win a play-off for the British women's open amateur stroke-play championship at Alwoodley, Leeds today.
The Drumpellier player, a reserve for the GB&I Curtis Cup team in June but now a definite contender to be one of the three players to be sent to the Espirito Santo Trophy world team championship in Puerto Rico, had led at the halfway stage and by one stroke from Curtis Cup veteran Emma Duggleby, playing in her native Yorkshire, with 18 holes to play.
Emma blew her title chance with a double-bogey 6 at the 17th and a bogey at the 18th for a closing 77 and a total of seven-over-par 295.
Clare Queen, who had run up a double-bogey 6 herself at the 13th, needed a par at the last to pip clubhouse leaders Shelley McKevitt, the defending champion from Reading, and Welsh left-hander Stephanie Evans (Vale of Llangollen).
But the Scot took a bogey 5 for a 77 and could only match the six-over-par 294 tallies of Miss McKevitt, who had coming roaring up the scoreboard with a brilliant last round of five-under-par 67, and Miss Evans who closed with a 75.
Miss Queen ended the play-off in quick time with a birdie at the first extra hole.
Collated scoreboard.
Alwoodley Golf Club, Leeds
294 S McKevitt (Reading) 72 80 75 67, S Evans (Vale of Llangollen) 74 72 73 75,  C Queen (Drumpellier) 74 70 73 77 (Queen won sudden-death play-off with birdie at first extra hole).
295 E Duggleby (Malton & Norton) 73 72 73 77.
298 C Lee (West Lancs) 72 78 74 74, A Highgate (Southerndown) 73 76 78 71.
301 F Johnson (Harborne) 81 75 71 74.
302 J Ewart (Catterick) 77 79 74 72, J Nicolson (Wrexham) 75 75 77 75.
303 E Brown (West Wilts) 72 80 74 77.
304 K Smith (Waterlooville) 77 76 74 77, F Sanderson (Heworth) 74 77 77 76.
305 C Coughlan (Cork) 80 77 74 74, N Edwards (Ganton) 77 78 76 74.
306 S Walker (Kenwick Park) 78 75 76 77, L Kenny (Stirling Univ) 76 75 76 79, M Allen (Moor Park) 71 78 76 81.
307 L Hall (Royal Porthcawl) 80 76 76 75, S Garbutt (Ganton) 77 78 77 75, N Timmins (Sene Valley) 75 78 75 79, S Hassan (Vale of Glamorgan) 80 72 76 79.
308 N Podmore (High Legh) 77 79 81 81, M Vertchenova (Russia) 78 77 76 77.
309 L Sibille (France) 79 78 74 78, M Riordan (Tipperary) 77 74 75 83.
310 K Brotherton (Tulliallan) 75 82 76 77, J Wilson (Strathaven) 76 80 75 79.
311 L McKinnon (Nairn) 79 79 76 77.
312 B Loucks (Wrexham) 82 76 80 74.
313 T Boyes (Meon Valley) 76 81 80 76, T Kirby (Australia) 77 78 76 82.
314 E Lyons (West Surrey) 75 82 78 79.
315 M Smith (Hallowes) 80 78 76 81, K Matharu (Sandmoor) 78 74 78 85.
317 R Adams (Addington Court) 77 81 78 81.
318 N Evans (Pleasington) 80 77 79 82.
323 G O'Leary (Cork) 79 73 86 85.
324 L Ball (Matfen Hall) 78 79 89 78.
325 H Batt (Ashford) 79 78 87 81, F Thompson (Ellesborough) 77 78 90 80.
326 C Durbin (Chipping sodbury) 79 79 85 83.
330 O Briggs (Stirling Univ) 77 81 90 82.
Retired: F More (Chesterfield) 79 70 74 -.

European Individual Championship
Spanish youngster Carlota Cigando has increased her lead to 10 shots with one round to play in the European women's individual amateur golf championship at Ulzama Golf Club in northern Spain yesterday (Friday).
The 14-year-old golfing prodigy shattered the women's course record with a seven-under-par 65 on Wednesday, followed by a 68 on Thursday to lead by nine shots at halfway. Carlota came down to earth with a third-round 74 but her 54-hole tally of nine-under-par 207 was still a long way clear of the three players - Spain's Maria Hernandez and Belen Mozo, and Dewi-Claire Schreefel (Netherlands) sharing second place on 217.
Collated scoreboard
Ulzama Golf Club, Spain.
207 C Ciganda (Spa) 65 68 74.
217 M Hernandez (Spa) 73 72 72, B Mozo (Spa) 71 73 73, D-C Schreefel (Net) 72 70 75.
218 T Elosequi (Spa) 73 74 71.
219 A-L Caudal (Fra) 75 71 73, S Endstrasser (Aut) 75 70 74, D Simon (Ger) 73 72 74.
Other scores:
221 E Serramia (Spa) 75 74 72.
225 A Munoz (Spa) 72 78 75.

Clare Queen from Drumpellier maintained her overnight lead through the third round of the British women's open amateur golf championship at Alwoodley, Leeds today (Friday).
She shot a one-over-par 73 to be on the one-over mark of 217 with 18 holes still to play later today.
There was no change in the leading positions at the start of the final day with Emma Duggleby (Malton & Norton) and Stephanie Evans (Vale of Llangollen), second and third at the halfway stage, also returnings 73s to remain one and two shots off the pace.
217 Clare Queen (Drumpellier) 74 70 73.
218 Emma Duggleby (Malton & Norton) 73 72 73.
219 Stephanie Evans (Vale of Llangollen) 74 72 73
223 Fame More (Chesterfield) 79 70 74.
224 Corisande Lee (West Lancs) 72 78 74.
225 Marie Allen (Moor Park) 71 78 76.
Other Scots:
227 Lynn Kenny (Stirling Univ) 76 75 76.
231 Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) 76 80 75.
233 Kelly Brotherton (Tulliallan) 75 82 76.
234 Liz McKinnon (Nairn) 79 79 76.

Thursday 26th August 2004

Former British girls champion Clare Queen, pictured right,from Drumpellier is on the trail of another national title. She leads the field by one shot at the halfway stage of the British women's open amateur stroke-play championship at Alwoodley, Leeds.
Clare, third in this tournament last year behind Shelley McKevitt and former Scottish champion Lynn Kenny, had Fiona Anderson, the Scotland skipper for next month's women's home internationals, at her side as she shot a second-round, two-under-par 70 for a 36-hole tally of level par 144.
Fiona, who played in four Scottish championship finals and won the title playing out of Blairgowrie in 1987, is now a member at Formby Ladies and lives in the Manchester area.
Clare birdied the fifth and eighth in an outward 35 before dropping a shot at the 10th. After a birdie at the 12th, Miss Queen wobbled slightly with a double-bogey 6 at the 13th but a birdie 2 at the short 14th restored her confidence and she picked up a fifth birdie of the round, at the 16th, in coming home in level par 35 for her 70.
Miss Queen leads by one shot from Curtis Cup veteran Emma Duggleby, playing in her native Yorkshire. Emma had a 72 for 145.
Overnight leader Marie Allen from Moor Park slipped out of the pole position with a 78 for 149.
Players with totals of 158 and better qualified for Friday's final two rounds.
Scots who made it through with Clare Queen were Lynn Kenny on 151 after a 75; Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) on 156 with an 80; Kelly Brotherton (Tulliallan) on 157 following an 82.
Inverness-based New Zealander Liz McKinnon (Nairn) and Stirling University student, English-born Olivia Briggs both qualified on the limit mark of 158.
Liz shot a second 79 while Olivia had an 81 in the second round. Scots who failed were Gemma Webster (Hilton Park) on 160, Martine Pow (Selkirk) on 162, Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch) on 163, Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore) on 164, Dawn Dewar (Stirling University) on 166, Emma Fairnie (Minto) on 172 and Isobel Harvey (St Rule) on 199.
Alwoodley Golf Club, Leeds
144 C Queen (Drumpellier) 74 70.
145 E Duggleby (Malton & Norton) 73 72.
146 S Evans (Vale of Llangollen) 74 72.
149 F More (Chesterfield) 79 70, A Highgate (Southerndown) 73 76, M Allen (Moor Park) 71 78.
150 J Nicolson (Wrexham) 75 75, C Lee (West Lancs) 72 78.
151 L Kenny (Stirling Univ) 76 75, F Sanderson (Heworth Durham) 74 77, M Riordan (Tipperary) 77 74.
152 S McKevitt (Reading) 72 80, K Matharu (Sandmoor) 78 74, E Brown (West Wilts) 72 80, S Hassan (Vale of Glamorgan) 80 72, G O'Leary (Cork) 79 73.
153 S Walker (Kenwick Park) 78 75, N Timmins (Sene Valley) 75 78, K Smith (Waterlooville) 77 76.
155 N Edwards (Ganton) 77 78, S Garbutt (Ganton) 77 78, M Vertchenova (Russia) 78 77, F Thompson (Ellesborough) 77 78, T Kirby (Australia) 77 78.
156 F Johnson (Harborne) 81 75, N Podmore (High Legh) 77 79, L Hall (Royal Porthcawl) 80 76, J Ewart (Catterick) 77 79, J Wilson (Strathaven) 76 80.
157 L Sibille (France) 79 78, C Coughlan (Cork) 80 77, N Evans (Pleasington) 80 77, L Ball (Matfen Hall) 78 79, K Brotherton (Tulliallan) 75 82, T Boyes (Meon Valley) 76 81, E Lyons (West Surrey) 75 82, H Batt (Ashford) 79 78.
158 L McKinnon (Nairn) 79 79, C Durbin (Chipping Sodbury) 79 79, R Adams (Addington Court) 77 81, M Smith (Hallowes) 80 78, O Briggs (Stirling Univ) 77 81, B Loucks (Wrexham) 82 76.
160 G Webster (Hilton Park) 79 81.
162 M Pow (Selkirk) 85 77.
163 C Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 80 83.
164 M Gillen (Beaverstown) 82 82, A Bushby (Strathmore) 81 83.
166 D Dewar (Stirling Univ) 82 84.
172 E Fairnie (Minto) 88 84.
199 I Harvey (St Rule) 102 97.

Angus Ladies
Jane Tough (Brechin) won the Silver Division of the Angus Ladies County Golf Association's SLGA Centenary competition at Brechin today (Thursday).
She scored 37pt.
Rosalind Fletcher (Carnoustie Caledonian) won the Bronze Division with 33pt and
Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth) the Junior Division, also with 33pt with the best last six holes after a countback.
The CSS was 74, two more than the SS.

Spanish wondergirl Carlota Ciganda - only 14 years old - has surged nine strokes clear of the field at the halfway stage of the European women's individual amateur team golf championship at Ulzama Golf Club in northern
Carlota, who shot a course-record 65 in the first round, followed that up with a four-under-par round of 68 for a brilliant 36-hole total of 11-under-par 133.
Miss Ciganda won the European Young Masters' girls title in Austria a few weeks ago, a performance that earned her a place in the European team for the mixed Junior Ryder Cup match against the United States in America next month.
Carlota's nearest rival at the start of the third round is Dewi-Claire Schreefel of the Netherlands with scores of 72 and 70 for 142.
Collated scoreboard
Ulzama Golf Club, northern Spain.
133 Carlota Ciganda (Spa) 65 68.
142 Dewi-Claire Schreefel (Net) 72 70.
144 Belen Mozo (Spa) 71 73, Ines Diaz-Negrete (Spa) 70 74,
145 Stefanie Endstrasser (Aut) 75 70, Maria Herndndez (Spa) 73 72, Denise Simon (Ger) 73 72, Myrte
Eikernaar (Net) 72 73, Hanna-Leena Salonen (Fin) 70 75.
Other scores:
149 Elisa Serramia (Spa) 75 74.
150 Azahara Munoz (Spa) 72 78.

Great Britain & Ireland skipper Garth McGimpsey has paired Jamie McLeary from Leven Golfing Society with Windyhill's Andrew McArthur in the last of the four morning foursomes in the opening session of play in the St Andrews Trophy match against the Continent of Europe at Nairn Golf Club tomorrow (Friday).
The Scots face the strongest bonding in the Continental line-up the brothers Molinari - Edoardo and Francesco - from Italy. Francesco was beaten by Gary Wolstenholme in the semi-finals of the 2003 British Amateur championship at Royal Troon and in this year's tournament, over the Old Course, St Andrews, Francesco lost in the quarter-finals to the eventual 2004 champion, Stuart Wilson from Forfar.
Wilson has fellow Walker Cup player, Nigel Edwards, as his partner in the third foursome against the Spanish pairing of Gonzala Fernandez-Castano and Alfred Garcia Heredia.
Most of the GB&I team of nine, and quite a few of the Continental team, played in last year's European individual amateur championship over the classic Nairn links just over 12 months ago.
But for Gary Wolstenholme, in particular, a return to Nairn means something special. He is the only survivor from the Great Britain & Ireland line-up who played in the 1999 Walker Cup victory by 15-9 over the United States at Nairn.
Great Britain & Ireland have a commanding 21-3 lead - there has yet to be a halved match - in this biennial, two-day contest. The Continentals have never won as the visiting team.
These are golden days for GB&I men's and junior amateur golf with four wins in the past five Walker Cup encounters and Matthew Richardson from Middlesex, one of this weekend's team, winning the European individual title last week from fellow Englishman Gary Lockerbie.
The Jacques Leglise Trophy boys' match is played every year and GB&I lead the Continent 29-7 in this contest which pinpoints the adult stars of tomorrow, amateur and professional.
All the boys in the match are outstanding prospects but there will be particular home interest in new British boys champion Jordan Findlay, the 16-year-old from Fraserburgh, Paul O'Hara (Colville Park), who reached the
final of the Scottish MEN'S amateur championship at Gullane at the end of last month, and Scott Henry (Cardross), who this season became only the third player to win both the Scottish boys' match-play and stroke-play titles in the same year.
Geoff Toye, the GB&I boys' team manager, said: "It was a difficult team to pick as there are a lot of good players round this year. And the way the selection process has gone has resulted in several good players just missing out.
"Just how keen our team are to win is shown by their captain, Cian McNamara, who has delayed starting college in America until next week. He flies to the States on Monday."
Tomorrow's (Friday) line-ups:
Great Britain & Ireland men v Continent of Europe men
8.0 Sam Osborne & James Heath v Ricardo Santos & Martin Kaymer.
8.40 Gary Wolstenholme & Matthew Richardson v Mark Haastrup & Heidar Bragason.
8.50 Nigel Edwards & Stuart Wilson v Gonzala Fernandez-Castano & Alfredo Garcia Heredia.
9.0 Jamie McLeary & Andrew McArthur v Edoardo Molinari & Francesco Molinari.
1.30 Osborne v Santos.
1.39 Heath v Thomas Ortner.
1.48 Wolstenholme v Bragason.
1.57 Lee Corfield v Garcia Heredia.
2.06 Richardson v Francesco Molinari.
2.15 Wilson v Edoardo Molinari.
2.24 Edwards v Haastrup.
2.33 McArthur v Fernandez-Castano.
Great Britain & Ireland boys v Continent of Europe boys
7.40 Cian McNamara & John Parry v Knut Borsheim & Peter Meldgaard.
7.50 Aaron O'Callaghan & Zac Gould v Wouter de Vries & Jorge Campillo.
8.0 Paul O'Hara & Jordan Findlay v Xavier Feyaerts & Peter Max Hamm.
8.10 Matthew Baldwin & Gary Boyd v Gonzalo Berlin & Lluis Garcia del Moral.
12.10 McNamara v Andrea Pavan.
12.19 Gould v Borsheim.
12.28 Scott Henry v Campillo.
12.37 Baldwin v Hamm.
12.46 O'Hara v De Vries.
12.55 O'Callaghan v Meldgaard.
1.04 Parry v Garcia del Moral.
1.13 Findlay v Berlin.

Wednesday 25th August 2004

British Womens Open Amateur Stroke-Play Championship
Curtis Cup reserves Clare Queen (Drumpellier) and Lynn Kenny (Stirling University), third and second respectively behind winner Shelley McKevitt (Reading) last year, finished among the top 20 in the first round of the British women's open amateur stroke-play golf championshi at Alwoodley, Leeds yesterday (Wed).
But both were kicking themselves that they didn't get closer to the overnight leader, uncapped English player Marie Allen from Moor Park who shot a one-under-par 71.
Clare Queen dropped two shots over the last five holes in posting a 74 while Lynn Kenny had to mark up a 76 after stumbling to a triple bogey 7 on the 17th, slicing her second shot into the deep stuff and losing the ball.
Between Clare and Lynn at 75 on the scoreboard is 19-year-old Kelly Brotherton (Tulliallan), winner of the Scottish girls' match-play title last year at Newmachar and beaten in the final of the same championship at
Pumpherston in July, which was Kelly's last competitive appearance until she teed it up at Alwoodley yesterday.
After three bogeys in four holes early on the inward half, Kelly steadied up to cover the last five holes in one-under-par, tahnks to a birdie at the 16th.
Alongside Lynn Kenny on the 76 mark is new Scotland home internationals cap Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) who was five over par after only seven holes but covered the remainder in one under the card.
Gemma Webster (Hilton Park) and Inverness-based New Zealander Liz McKinnon (Nairn) both had 79s. Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch) scored 80, one better than the North of Scotland champion Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore).
Monifieth's Dawn Dewar (Stirling University) had an 82.
Martine Pow (Selkirk), who will gain her first full cap for Scotland next month at the age of 39, ran up a 10 at the par-5 fourth and also had double bogeys at the first and seventh in an outward half of 47. She finished on
Scottish schoolgirls champion Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) fainted before she was due to go out for her round in the morning. She was advised by a doctor not to play.
Alwoodley Golf Club, Leeds
71 Marie Allen (Moor Park).
72 Corisande Lee (West Lancashire), Shelley McKevitt (Reading), Emma Brown (West Wilts).
73 Emma Duggleby (Malton & Norton), Anna Highgate (Southerndown).
74 Faye Sanderson (Heworth, Durham), Clare Queen (Drumpellier), Stephanie Evans (Vale of Llangollen)..
75 Tara Watters (Muswell Hill), Emma Lyons (West Surrey), Nicola Timmins (Sene Valley), J Nicolson (Wrexham), Kelly Brotherton (Tulliallan).
76 Tracey Boyes (Meon Valley), Lauren Hamilton-Diggle (Celtic Manor), Jenna Wilson (Strathaven), Lynn Kenny (Stirling Univ), Caroline Marron (Bromborough), Laura Eastwood (Yelverton).
77 Rozalyn Adams (Addington Court), Lucy Gould (Bargoed), Tanya Kirby (Australia), Jody Ewart (Catterick), Marian Riordan (Tipperary), Olivia Briggs (Stirling Univ), Kerry Smith (Waterlooville), Rachael Lomas (Hallowes), Naomi Edwards (Ganton), Sarah Garbutt (Ganton), Joanne Hodge (Knowle), Natasha Podmore (High Legh), Fiona Thompson (Ellesborough), Sarah Walton (Accrington & Dist).
78 Stephanie Brodie (Delamere Forest), Stine Larnaes (Denmark), Jackie Gregg (Newmarket Links), Sophie Walker (Kenwick Park), Kiran Matharu (Sandmoor), Maria Vertchenova (Russia), Lisa Ball (Matfen Hall), Kimberley Boulden (Maesdu).
79 Gemma Webster (Hilton Park), Helen Batt (Ashford), Gillian O'Leary (Cork), Laure Sibille (France), Fame More (Chesterfield), Liz McKinnon (Nairn), Kelly Hanwell (Northampton), Emma Tipping (Sandiway), Abigail Vernon (US), Clare Drbin (Chipping Sodbury).
80 Maria Dunne (Skerries), Michelle Smith (Hallowes), Emma Sheffield (Newark), Lydia Hall (Royal Porthcawl), Samantha Birks (Wolstanton), Susanne Phillips (Woodbrook), Sahra Hassan (Vale of Glamorgan), Karen Hough (Newport, Isle of Wight), Deirdre Walsh (Milltown), Claire Coughlan (Cork), Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch), Katrina Holford (Ingestre Park), Rachel Bell (Ganton), Natalie Evans (Pleasington).
Other Scots scores included:
81 Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore).
82 Dawn Dewar (Stirling Univ).
85 Martine Pow (Selkirk).
88 Emma Fairnie (Minto).
102 Isobel Harvey (St Rule).

SPANISH youngster Carlota Ciganda, pictured right, 14-year-old winner of the European Young Masters' girls' title this summer by seven shots, jumped into a commanding lead early on the first day of the 72-hole European women's individual amateur golf championship at Ulzama Golf Club, 20 miles from Pamplona in northern Spain.
Carlota, one of Europe's line-up for the mixed Junior Ryder Cup match against the United States next month, shot a record-breaking, seven-under-par 65 with birdies at the second, third, fifth, ninth, 11th, 12th, 14th and 16th. There was only one bogey - at the 15th - on her excellent card which spreadeagled a field containing no British Isles players because of a head-on clash of dates with the British women's open amateur championship at Alwoodley.
At the end of the day, Miss Ciganda led by five shots from two other Spaniards, Emma Cabrera and Ines Diaz-Negrete and Finland's Hanna-Leeven Salonen.
Among those left trailing in Carlota's wake were Azahara Munoz, the 16-year-old from Malaga who won the British girls' open title at Lanark earlier this month, and another Spaniard, Elisa Serramia who won the British women's open amateur title at Lindrick in June last year.
Photo courtesy and © copyright Tom Ward
Ulzama GC, northern Spain
65 Carlota Ciganda (Spa).
70 Emma Cabrera (Spa), Ines Diaz-Negrete (Spa), Hanna-Leeven Salonen (Fin).
71 Belen Mozo (Spa).
72 Myrte Elkernaar (Net), Azahara Munoz (Spa), Dewi-Claire Schreefel (Net), Vittoria Valvassori (Italy).
73 Julie Berton (Fra), Tania Elosegui (Spa), Maria Hernandez (Spa), Alexandra Vilatte (Fra), D Simon (Ger), Valentine Derrey (Fra), Stefanie Michl (Aut).
74 Pernilla Lindberg (Swe), Karin Kinnerud (Swe).
75 Carmen Alonso (Spa), Pia Odefey (Ger), Elisa Serramia (Spa), Eva Steinberger (Aut), Anna Nordqvist (Swe), Anne-Lise Caudal (Fra), Stefanie Endstrasser (Aut).

Megan wins at Kilmacolm
Fourteen-year old Megan Briggs became the youngest person in the club's history to win the Kilmacolm Ladies Club Championship on Sunday, following her return from the Forest of Arden where she came fourth in the Weetabix under 15 National finals.
During the summer Megan won the Tom Lehman Trophy played for over Troon Lochgreen with a gross 76 which was two over the CSS.This is one of the largest junior opens in the world and is run by South Ayrshire Council and Bunkered Golf Magazine.
Megan also won the Kirkcaldy Centenary Rosebowl with a net 72 off a handicap of 5.

Tuesday 24th August 2004

Jennifer Mack (Renfrewshire), pictured right, captain of last year's Scotland senior women's international team, and Susan Baxby (Angus) both scored double successes in a field of 56 at today's (Tuesday) Scottish Ladies Golfing Association open county meeting at West Linton Golf Club, near Edinburgh.
Jennifer, mother of Grampian TV announcer Sarah Mack, had a scratch score of 76 - only one above the CSS - to win the Scratch Challenge Cup and also the Handicap Challenge Cup in the Silver Division with a net 70 off a handicap of six.
Anna Telfer (Dunbartonshire & Argyll) won the G M H Muirhead Tankard as scratch runner-up with a 79 while Fiona Cowan (Dunbartonshire & Argyll), playing off 18, came next to Mrs Mack in the Silver Division net returns with a 71 off 18.
In the Bronze Division, Susan Baxby won the Nisbett Scratch Cup with a round of 95 and also the Handicap Challenge Cup with a net 71 off 24.
Collated return
Silver Division - Scratch - Challenge Cup - Jennifer Mack (Renfrewshire) 76; Anna Telfer (Dunbartonshire & Argyll) 79.
Handicap - Challenge Cup - Jennifer Mack (Renfrewshire) (6) 70; Fiona Cowan (Dunbartonshire & Argyll) (18) 71; Elinor Grant (Dunbartonshire & Argyll) (9) (bih), Aileen Kennedy (Midlothian) (6) 75.
Bronze Division - Scratch - Nisbett Cup - Susan Baxby (Angus) 95.
Handicap - Challenge Cup - Susan Baxby (Angus) (24) 71; Diane Keddie (Borders) (25) 82.

Former Scotland international golfer Sheena Wood equalled the Fraserburgh women's course record in winning the club's open tournament with a two-under-par score of 72, one under the CSS for the day.
Sheena had an eagle 3 at the first and birdies at the second, sixth, ninth and 13th. She had bogeys at the third, fourth, fifth and 17th in halves of 36.
Her figures were:
OUT: 3 4 5 5 4 4 3 4 4 - 36
IN: 4 4 4 3 3 5 4 4 5 - 36
Miss Wood, an Aberdeen Ladies member, holds the women's course records at the Hazlehead Nos 1 and 2, Ellon, Kintore, Westhill and Royal Tarlair. Fraserburgh now joins Newburgh as a course where she shares the women's record.

Jodi Ewart from Catterick, pictured right, winner of the Todd Bowl at the British girls' open amateur championship at Lanark earlier this month, has won another handsome prize - The Duke of York Trophy for the leading scratch aggregate
(143) by any girl competitor in the Golf Foundation Weetabix 2004 Age Group Golf Championships at Marriott Forest of Arden Golf Course, near Coventry in Warwickshire.
Jodi also headed the Girls Under-16 Years Category with her rounds of 73 and 70 for 143.
Emma Fairnie from Dunbar and Minto finished joint sixth in the category with scores of 83 and 79 for 162.
Victoria Bradshaw (Bangor) headed the Girls' Under 14 Years returns with scores of 79 and 78 for 157.
Eilidh Briggs (West of Scotland Girls) had rounds of 90 and 96 for 186 in this section.
Kiran Matharu (Sand Moor) had the best return of 148 (78 and 70) in the Girls Under-15 Years Category.
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) tied for fourth in this category with scores of 77 and 78 for 155.
Hannah Harvey (St Rule & St Leonards) finished seventh with 76 and 86 for 162.
1 Victoria Bradshaw (Bangor) (6) 79 78 157
2 Emily Priest (Enville) (10) 82 83 165
3 Rebecca Gibbs (Burnham & Berrow) (12) 81 86 167
Charlotte Wild (Mere) (15) 81 86 167
5 Gemma Bradberry (Southerndown) (13) 80 91 171
6 Elizabeth Sweetnam (Leighton Buzzard) (14) 83 89 172
7 Nikki Foster (Accr9ington & District) (17) 85 89 174
8 Stephanie Duffy (Kingsthorpe) (11) 85 90 175
9 Micah Carroll (Launceston) (15) 85 92 177
10 Joanne Melor (Warth) (25) 86 92 178
11 Hedi Baek (Lifford Park Hotel) (15) 97 85 182
12 Katherine O'Connor (Tadmarton Heath) (8) 88 95 183 13 Eilidh Briggs (West
of Scotland Girls) (22) 90 95 186
1 Kiran Matharu (Sand Moor) (+1) 78 70 148
2 Emilee Taylor (Gainsborough) (5) 73 76 149
3 Megan Lord (Dartmouth) (10) 77 74 151
4 Julia Norman (Exeter) (5) 77 78 155
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) (4) 77 78 155
6 Laura Jones (Upton by Chester) (5) 79 77 156 7 Hannah Harvey (St Rule
Ladies) (7) 76 86 162
8 Alexandra Banham (Thorpe Wood) (11) 89 82 171
9 Sophie Shearer (Fairhaven) (11) 86 89 175
19 Charlotte Holman (Channels) (15) 97 88 185
1 Jodi Ewart (Catterick) (2) 73 70 143
2 Caroline Atherton (Chorley) (5) 74 74 148
3 Sian James (Bristol & Clifton) (5) 73 76 149
4 Hannah Durgan (Garforth) (7) 78 76 154
5 Victoria Frost (Buckingham) (10) 80 80 160
6 Emma Fairnie (Dunbar) (5) 83 79 162
7 Heather Mutton (Redbourn) (7) 83 83 166
Kim Bates (Houghwood) (7) 78 88 166
9 Jennifer Woodhatch (Fynn Valley) (6) 90 80 170
10 Katie Sandow (West Cornwall) (15) 91 81 172
11 Amy Graham (Hazelmewre) (33) 101 108 209

Rhona MacLennan, a former Aberdeenshire county champion before she moved to the Edinburgh area, won the Barnardos Grand Final, played at Arbroath Golf Club.
Rhona, a five-handicap member of Baberton Golf Club, scored 36pt - two points ahead of Jessie Young (Loudoun Gowf) (13) anbd Anne White (Liberton) (17). Jessie gained second placed on the better inward half.
A total of 31 players took part. The Arbroath women's course Standard Scratch is 71. The CSS on the day was 72.
1 Rhona MacLennan (Baberton) (5) 36pt.
2 Jessie Young (Loudoun Gowf) 34pt (bih).
3 Anne White (Liberton) (17) 34pt.

The teams have been confirmed for the Junior Ryder Cup match, to be played at The Westfield Group Country Club in Westfield Centre, Ohio on September 11 and 12, the week before the 35th Ryder Cup match at Okland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield in Michigan, USA.
The teams comprise six boys and six girls, aged 16 and under. The European team was based on performances in this summer's European Young Masters championship in Austria.
The biennial Junior Ryder Cup contest was first played in 1995 and Europe will be defending the trophy and seeking to win it for the fourth time in five meetings.
The respective line-ups are:
Boys / Girls
Josh Dupont / Tessa Teachman
Chris Defores t/ Jessica Smith
Tony Mapu Finau / Angela Oh
Kyle English / Anne Ormson
Chase Wright / Kelly Fuchik
Luke Guthrie / Mina Harigae
Captain: Will Mann, PGA of America president, 1998-2000.
Boys / Girls
Dominic Angkawidjaja (Austria) / Belen Mozo (Spain)
Luis Garcia del Moral (Spain) / Carlota Ciganda (Spain)
Oliver Fisher (England) / Florentyna Parker (England)
Zach Gould (Wales) / Linn Gustafsson (Sweden)
Rory McIlroy (Ireland) / Camilla Lennarth (Sweden)
Marius Thorp (Norway) / Valerie Sternbeck (Germany)
Captain: Andy Ingram, former captain of Wales boys' and men's home internationals teams.

Monday 23rd August 2004

Roseanne Niven from Crieff has withdrawn from the British women's open amateur stroke-play golf championship which tees off at Alwoodley, Leeds on Wednesday.
Roseanne (15) was taken ill on the eve of the girls' home internationals at Strathaven earlier this month and played only one match over the three days.
Former Scottish girls match-play champion Kelly Brotherton (Tulliallan) will make her competitive comeback in this 72-hole event after dropping out of the Scottish Under-21 girls championship, the British girls championship and the Scotland team for the girls' home internationals.
Other Scots in the field include: Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore), the North of Scotland women's champion, who plays off five.
Other Scots entrants are
Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 5.
Dawn Dewar (Stirling Univ) 2.
Emma Fairnie (Minto) 5.
Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 1.
Isobel Harvey (St Rule) 6.
Lynn Kenny (Stirling Univ) +2.
Martine Pow (Selkirk) scr.
Clare Queen (Drumpellier) +1.
Gemma Webster (Hilton Park) 3.
Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) 1.
Inverness-based New Zealander Liz McKinnon, holder of the Northern Counties title, is another entry. Liz plays off +1.
Shelley McKevitt (Reading) is defending the title she won from Lynn Kenny and Clare Queen at Royal Portrush last year.

Only five Scots have entered the British senior women's open amateur championship, to be played at Portstewart, County Londonderry from September 21 to 23.
They are:
Pamela Williamson (Baberton). Handicap 2.
Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay). 4.
Christine McAndrew (Nairn Dunbar) 4.
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 6.
Shelagh Quinn (Stirling) 7.

St Leonards School, St Andrews pupil Hannah Harvey made the long trip down from Fife to play in The Prince of Wales Amateur Challenge Trophies 36-hole tournament at Woburn, Hannah returned a score of 84 over the The Duke's Course before thunder and lightning caused played to be abandoned before the second round.
The Par was 75 and the CSS 74 for the first round when the scoreboard read:
76 Holly Watkins (Tenby).
77 Sarah-Jane Eaves (Cosby), Joanne Hodge (Knowle), Melissa Reid (Chevin).
78 Felicity Johnson (Harborne), Hannah Moul (Chelmsford), Amy Rees (Southerndown).
79 Clara Leathers (Ellesborough), Emma Sheffield (Newark), Laura Roberts (Holyhead).
80 Harriet Carr (Bedfordshire), Sarah Attwood (Gog Magog), Gemma Thornell (Oswestry).
81 Holly Aitchison (Bedfordshire), Samantha Round (Tadmarton Heath).
82 Laura Collin (John O'Gaunt).
83 Kayleigh Giles (Woburn), Hannah Burke (Mid Herts), Roseann Youngman (Oundle)..
84 Janet Phipps (Gog Magog), Sarah Anyan (Greetham Valley), Rebecca Rowlands (Cosby), Hannah Harvey (St Leonards).
85 Samantha Lovell (Stock Brook Manor).
86 Nicole Whitemore (Woburn), Amy Hocking (Newton Abbot).
87 Natasha Gough (Ellesborough).
88 Giverny Porter (Chipping Norton), Chloe Rogers (Braintree), Georgina Dunn (Peterborough Milton).
89 Charlie Douglass (Brocket Hall), Stephanie Gough (Ellesborough).
91 Jessie Punia (Stanmore), Jess Florey (Goring & Streatley), Rebecca Adlam (Monmouthshire).
95 Donna Hardy (Horsley Lodge).
102 Amanda Purcell (Gaudet-Luce).
NR Harriet Beasley (Woburn).

Catriona Matthew birdied two of her final four holes to force a play-off with defending champion Hee-Won Han at the Wendy's Championship for Children, and then made par on the first hole of sudden death to end a winless streak at 96 events at Dublin, Ohio on Sunday. Interview

Scottish Ladies Foursomes
Lynn and Heather win Scottish Foursomes

Lynn Kenny and Heather Macrae from Dunblane New won the Scottish Ladies Foursomes at Fereneze yesterday woth a two round total of 147. They were fiveshots ahead of Elaine Allison and Tricia Chillas of Stirling.
Leading scores
147 L Kenny and H Macrae (Dunblane New) 74 73
152 E Allison and T Chillas (Stirling) 76 76
153 E Wilson and S Watson (Elie and Earlsferry) 76 77
154 K Marshall and R MacLennan (Baberton) 78 76 (bih) E Moffat and F Lockhart (St Regulus) 76 78
155 S Bishop and C Whyte (Windyhill) 76 79
156 C Hargan and B Murphy (Prestonfield) 76 80
158 C Gruber and P Mackay (Royal Dornoch) 80 78
160 C-M Carlton and A Carse (Fereneze) 81 79 T Laughland and H Laughland (Mortonhall 80 80
162 E Cuthill and R Rankin (Lanark) 83 79
Best net C-M Carlton and A Carse (Fereneze) (7.5) 145

Futures Tour

Smriti Mehra from Calcutta won the $9,100 top prize in the US Futures Tour event - the Hunters Oak Classic at Queenstown, Maryland, which finished on Sunday.
The big-hitter from India had rounds of 66, 71 and 71 for a three-under--par total of 213 in a event which was played in high temperatures and occasional stormy weather.
Malinda Johnson from Wisconsin collected the runner-up prize of $6,500 with scores of 74, 673 and 67.
The cut figure - 36-hole totals of eight-over-par 152 and better made it through to the final round - was unusually high, because of a combination of the strength-sapping conditions and severe pin placements on undulating greens.
Heather Stirling from Bridge of Allan was eliminated on 154 after a pair of 77s.
Fellow past Scottish women's amateur champion Linzi Morton from Alloa withdrew after an opening round of 81.
A nationality note: Most of the 13 Korean or Chinese players in the starting field made the cut and five of them were top-14 finishers.

Sunday 22nd August 2004

Midlothian hold Girls Shot-gun Foursomes Competition
In brilliant sunshine Girl Members of MCLGA and their Relatives enjoyed a two-ball foursomes competition over 9 holes on the Princes Golf Course. This was followed by skills tests on Driving, Chipping and Putting held at the Braid Hills Golf and Driving Range. The event was held in recognition of the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association Centenary and to acknowledge the support given by the SLGA. In addition MCLGA wished to show appreciation of the co-operation given by Edinburgh Leisure and the Braid Hills Golf and Driving Range in helping MCLGA to provide coaching and golfing opportunities for Junior Girls. Margaret Rodgers (previous Midlothian County Captain and a member of the SLGA Executive) presented the prizes (Results and Prizewinners) on

Futures Tour

There will be no pay cheques for Scots Heather Stirling and Linzi Morton on the US Women's Futures Tour this weekend.
Linzi Morton from Alloa withdrew after a first-round 81 and Heather Stirling from Stirling returned a pair of 77s for 10-over-par 154 in the Hunters Oak Classic at Queenstown, Maryland.
Smriti Mehra from Calcutta, the overall leader at three under par, still has one hole to play to complete her second round following a one-hour storm delay.

Saturday 21st August 2004

Futures Tour

Former Scottish amateur champions Heather Stirling and Linzi Morton struggled in the heat and humidity at Queenstown, Maryland for the first round of the Hunters Oak Classic tournament, the latest event on the US Futures Tour (on Friday).
One player collapsed in temperatures in the high 80s with 80 % humidity. Heather from Stirling was lying tied for 74th place afte a five-over-par round of 77 (38-39) on a 6,370yd course with undulating greens and severe pin placements.
Linzi Morton from Alloa has little or no chance of surviving the 36-hole cut in the three-round round after running up an 81 (38-43).
No surprise than Smriti Mehra from Calcutta, India - a player well used to extremes of heat, stole a four-stroke lead ont he field with a 66 (35-31).
Lying second overnight was Kylie Pratt from Mackay, Australia. And guess what? Kylie also loves playing in baking temperatures.

Friday 20th August 2004

Leinster have made a clean sweep in the Irish Inter-Provincials at Ballybunion, and finished on top with three points. Today they beat Munster by eight matches to three. Leinster were two-one up going into the singles, and, although their top player, Dierdre Smith lost to Munster's Curtis Cup cap Claire Coughlan, the rest of the team won six of the remaining seven matches to make sure of the title.
In the battle for the wooden spoon, Ulster won by seven points to four, after being 2.5 points down at lunchtime.
Connacht 4 - 7 Ulster (Connacht names first)
Darragh McGowan & Sinead O’Sullivan halved with Helen Jones & Danielle McVeigh
Deirdre Walsh & Fiona Carroll beat Gemma Hegarty & Shauna McVeigh 2 & 1
Suzanne Corcoran & Emma Gilmore beat Mandy McEvoy & Joanne Black 5 & 4
Sinead O’Sullivan lost to Helen Jones 1 up
Darragh McGowan lost to Gemma Hegarty 2 & 1
Suzanne Corcoran lost to Maura Diamond 7 & 5
Deirdre Walsh lost to Danielle McVeigh 3 & 2
Niamh Kitching beat Shauna McVeigh 3 & 2
Fiona Carroll lost to Mandy McEvoy 1up
Ruth Lennon lost to Joanne Black 4 & 2
Emma Gilmore halved with Angela Kilmartin
Munster 3 - 8 Leinster (Munster names first)
Tricia Mangan & Heather Nolan beat Tara Delaney & Martina Gillen 4 & 3
Claire Coughlan & Mary Sheehy lost to Sinead Keane & Maria Dunne 3 & 2
Gillian O’Leary & Marian Riordan lost to Deirdre Smith & Maura Morrin 4 & 2
Claire Coughlan beat Deirdre Smith 2 & 1
Tricia Mangan lost to Martina Gillen 4 & 3
Heather Nolan lost to Maria Dunne 2 & 1
Gillian O’Leary lost to Maura Morrin 3 & 1
Pamela Murphy lost to Sinead Keane 1up
Mary Sheehy lost to Karen Delaney 2up
Marian Riordan beat Rachel Cassidy 4 & 3
Catherine Tucker lost to Tara Delaney 5 & 3

ILGU logoIreland announce their Home International team
The ILGU have announced their selection for the Home International matches at Royal Porthcawl from 8th to 10th September.
Ireland won the series last year when it was held at Cruden Bay.
Martina Gillen, Dierdre Smith and Sinead O'Sullivan replace Heather Nolan, Maria Dunne and Sinead Keane in a strong line-up.
Claire Coughlan (Cork)
Tara Delaney (Carlow)
Martina Gillen (Beaverstown)
Helen Jones (Strabane)
Tricia Mangan (Ennis)
Maura Morrin (The Curragh)
Sinead O’Sullivan (Galway)
Deirdre Smith (Co. Louth)
1st Heather Nolan (Shannon)
2nd Deirdre Walsh (Roscommon)
3rd Darragh McGowan (Ballybofey & Stranorlar)
4th Catherine Tucker (Limerick)

Susie finishes ninth in US West Coast Ladies Golf Tour Event
Scot Susie Laing (Ladies Golf Club of Troon) is $840 richer after finishing in ninth position in the Oregon State Open at Trysting Tree, Corvallis yesterday. Her scores of 72, 77 and 71, total 220, put her 16 shots behind Becky Lucidi from California, who shot a course record 64 in her second round, which included a hole in one at the 7th. Another California graduate, Ria Quiazon took second place on 211 (69,70,72)

Thursday 19th August 2004

Friday is the crunch day in the Irish women's inter-provincial team championship at Ballybunion Golf Club.
Leinster and Munster, winners of their two matches so far, meet with the title at stake.
In Thursday's programme, Leinster were given a tough test by Connachat and won by the narrowest of margins: 6-5 after losing the foursomes 2-1.
Munster, who had beaten Connacht 8-3 on the opening day, crushed Ulster 10-1.
Thursday's results:
(Leinster names first)
Foursomes (1-2)
Deirdre Smith & Maura Morrin lost to Daragh McGowan & Sinead O'Sullivan 4 and 3.
Sinead Keane & Maria Dunne lost to Deirdre Walsh & Fiona Carroll 4 and 3.
Martina Gillen & Tara Delaney beat Niamh Kitching & Emma Gilmore 5 and 4.
Singles (5-3)
Deirdre Smith beat Sinead O'Sullivan 4 & 2
Tara Delaney beat Deirdre Walsh 2 holes.
Karen Delaney lost to Darragh McGowan 1 hole.
Maura Morrin beat Ruth Lennon 7 and 5.
Sinead Keane beat Niamh Kitching 1 hole.
Maria Dunne lost to Suzanne Corcoran 4 and 3.
Rachel Cassidy lost to Emma Gilmore 5 and 4.
Martina Gillen beat Fiona Carroll 4 and 3.
Foursomes: 0-3
Helen Jones & Angela Kilmartin lost to Tricia Mangan & Heather Nolan 7 and 5.
Gemma Hegarty & Shaula McVeigh lost to Claire Coughlan & Mary Sheehy 1 hole.
Danielle McVeigh & Maura Diamond lost to Gillian O'Leary & Marian Riordan 3 and 2.
Singles (1-7)
Helen Jones lost to Claire Coughlan 3 and 2.
Maura Diamond lost to Tricia Mangan 5 and 4.
Danielle McVeigh lost to Heather Nolan 2 and 1.
Gemma Hegarty beat Gillian O'Leary 4 and 3.
Shauna McVeigh lost to Pamela Murphy 4 and 3.
Joanne Black lost to Mary Sheehy 1 hole.
Angela Kilmartin lost to Marion Riordan 7 and 6.
Mandy McEvoy lost to Catherine Tucker 4 and 2.
08:00 Darragh McGowan & Sinead O'Sullivan ˆv- Helen Jones & Danielle McVeigh
08:10 Deirdre Walsh & Fiona Carroll ˆv- Gemma Hegarty & Shauna McVeigh
08:20 Suzanne Corcoran & Emma Gilmore ˆv- Mandy McEvoy & Joanne Black
08:40 Tricia Mangan & Heather Nolan ˆv- Tara Delaney & Martina Gillen
08:50 Claire Coughlan & Mary Sheehy ˆv- Sinead Keane & Maria Dunne
09:00 Gillian O'Leary & Marian Riordan ˆv- Deirdre Smith & Maura Morrin

England have named a team of surprises for the women's home internationals at Royal Porthcawl, South Wales from September 8 to 10.
Fame More, Nikki Timmins and Shelley McKevitt, all of whom played in this year's GB&I Curtis Cup team at Formby, have not been selected.
Fame More has made no secret of the fact that she is going to have another go at getting through the European Ladies Tour School but there has been no advance warning that Shelley McKevitt, who won the Frilford Heath Open Salver only this week, was contemplating an early move into the pro ranks.
Nikki Timmins is a teacher in Kent so we can only presume she is not available because of her school commitments.
Only three members of the England team who were beaten by Ireland on the last day at Cruden Bay last year - which meant that Scotland were pipped for the title - are in the 2004 line-up Curtis Cup veteran Emma Duggleby,
Kerry Smith, who played in the 2002 Curtis Cup match, and Sophie Walker, beaten semi-finalist in this year's British women's open amateur championship at Gullane.
The five new caps are: Lisa Ball, Naomi Edwards, Stirling University student Alex Marshall, Julie Ross and Faye Sanderson.
The team to be captained by Beverley New is:
LISA BALL Matfen Hall
EMMA DUGGLEBY Malton & Norton
JULIE ROSS Whitley Bay
FAYE SANDERSON Heworth (Durham)
KERRY SMITH Waterlooville

Wednesday 18th August 2004

Draft Fixture List
With all this rain and the 2005 LGU Diary dropping through the letterbox, my thoughts are turning to next year and I've started a 2005 draft Fixture List which has got lots of gaps... please help me to fill them in. Email Gill

Munster began their bid for an historic hat-trick of titles in the Irish women’s inter-provincial championship with an 8-3 win over Connacht at Ballybunion Golf Club.
After edging the foursomes 2-, Munster dominated the singles 6-2.
Leinster, who had dominated the champion since 1964 with a total of 25 outright victories, had an impressive 9-3 win over Ulster after making a 3-0 clean sweep of the foursomes.
Day 1 details:
(Munster names first)
Foursomes (2-1)
Tricia Mangan & Heather Nolan lost to Darragh McGowan & Sinead O’Sullivan 4 & 3.
Claire Coughlan & Mary Sheehy beat Suzanne Corcoran & Niamh Kitching 4 & 2.
Gillian O’Leary & Marian Riordan beat Deirdre Walsh & Ruth Lennon 1 hole.
Singles (6-2)
Claire Coughlan beat Sinead O’Sullivan 3 & 2.
Tricia Mangan beat Darragh McGowan 4 & 3.
Heather Nolan beat Suzanne Corcoran 4 & 3.
Gillian O’Leary beat Deirdre Walsh 1hole.
Pamela Murphy lost to Fiona Carroll 5 & 4.
Mary Sheehy lost to Niamh Kitching 5 & 4.
Marian Riordan beat Emma Gilmore 4 & 3.
Catherine Tucker beat Ruth Lennon 2 & 1.
(Ulster names first)
Foursomes (0-3)
Mandy McEvoy & Danielle McVeigh lost to Deirdre Smith & Maura Morrin 7 & 6.
Gemma Hegarty & Shauna McVeigh lost to Martina Gillen & Tara Delaney 5& 4.
Helen Jones & Angela Kilmartin lost to Sinead Keane & Maria Dunne 4 & 3
Singles (2-6)
Helen Jones lost to Deirdre Smith by 2 holes.
Gemma Hegarty lost to Tara Delaney 7 & 5.
Danielle McVeigh beat Maura Morrin 2 & 1.
Shauna McVeigh lost to Karen Delaney 5 & 3.
Maura Diamond lost to Maria Dunne 1 hole.
Mandy McEvoy beat Rachel Cassidy 3 & 2.
Angela Kilmartin lost to Sinead Keane 5 & 4.
Joanne Black lost to Martina Gillen 6 & 5.
Leinster –v- Connacht
(Leinster names first)
8:00: Deirdre Smith & Maura Morrin –v- Daragh McGowan & Sinead O’Sullivan
8:10: Sinead Keane & Maria Dunne –v- Deirdre Walsh & Fiona Carroll
8:20: Martina Gillen & Tara Delaney –v- Niamh Kitching & Emma Gilmore
Ulster –v- Munster
(Ulster names first)
8:40:Helen Jones & Angela Kilmartin –v- Tricia Mangan & Heather Nolan
8:50:Gemma Hegarty & Shaula McVeigh –v- Claire Coughlan & Mary Sheehy
9:00: Danielle McVeigh & Maura Diamond –v- Gillian O’Leary & Marian Riordan

Curtis Cup player Shelley McKevitt, pictured right, from Reading will be bidding to retain the British women's open amateur stroke-play championship at Alwoodley, Leeds next week.
Her current form in Wednesday's Frilford Heather Golf Club's Scratch Salver 36-hole open tournament indicates that she has run into for at just the right time to make a bold defence of the title.
Shelley, who is also the reigning New Zealand open amateur match-play champion, had scores of 68 and 71 for a total of 139 and a one-shot win from Tracy Atkin who was an England international player in 1985 and won
the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews in 1986.
Former Curtis Cup skipper and Ireland international Claire Dowling was joint third with reinstated amateur and former British Women's Open champion, Vivien Saunders, on 146.
139 Shelley McKevitt 68 71.
140 Tracy Atkin 70 70.
146 Claire Dowling 74 72, Vivien Saunderes 72 74.
147 Lisa Ball 75 72, Tracey Boyes 75 72.
148 Hannah Barwood 80 68, Amanda Mayne 74 74.
149 Tara Watters 74 75.
150 Lisa Barton 79 71.
151 Rebecca Rowlands 78 73, Emma Lyons 76 75, Sara Amos 74 77.
152 Samantha Birks 77 75.
154 Harriet Carr 81 73, Lynda King 76 78.
156 Kelly Hanwell 81 75, Janet Phipps 77 79.
158 Claire Howells 80 78.
159 Fiona Thompson 83 76.
1670 Kay McLure 82 78.
161 Helen Batt 80 81.
164 Annie Gowing 87 77, Gabi Heuchel 83 81, Ros Ewer 83 81, Pat Bennett 82 82.
166 Linda Hunt 85 81.
167 June Millington 89 78.
]170 Emma Stodart 86 84.,
174 Elspeth Cooper 91 83.

Afternoon lightning in the area brought a premature end to the British universities home golf internationals, leaving Scotland as winners of the men's title and England winners of the women's title for the first time at
Nefyn & District Golf Club, North Wales today (WED).
The singles were played in the morning because the post-lunch weather forecast was not good and, sure enough, play in the foursomes had to be abandoned around 4pm when the organisers had no option but to call the
players in and abandon the rest of the tournament because of lightning.
The Scottish Universities' men's team beat their English counterparts 5 1/2-2 1/2 in the singles-only match with wins by Jed Moore, Stewart Elder, Mark Hillson, Ali Love and Robert McGregor. Richard Hooper gained a halved match. The previous day the Scottish team had beaten Wales who had lost to English universities on the first day.
The Scottish Universities women's team - containing two English-born students at Stirling, Alex Marshall and Olivia Briggs - started off well against their English counterparts but eventually lost 3 1/2-2 1/2
The tail of the English Universities' women's team wagged furiously to gain
3pt out of three at the end of the morning with wins by Julie Ross, Faye Sanderson and Sophie Walker.
Earlier Alex Marshall and Olivia Briggs had won the top two ties for the Scottish team and Anne Ramsay had gained a halved match.
Scottish names first
Jed Moore beat Craig Morrow 3 and 2.
Richard Hooper halved with Chris Hanson.
Ross Duncan lost to Ben Westgate 3 and 2.
Stewart Elder beat James Field 1 hole.
Mark Hillson beat Scott Van der Vord 2 holes.
Ali Love beat Alistair James 1 hole.
Robert McGregor beat J J More 1 hole.
Mike Clinch lost to Colin Roope 6 and 5.
Alex Marshall beat Emily Lowether 8 and 6.
Olivia Briggs beat Rachael Lomas 2 and 1.
Anne Ramsay halved with Zoe Humphries.
Kerri Harper lost to Julie Ross 4 and 3.
Kirsty Wells lost to Faye Sanderson 4 and 3.
Dawn Dewar lost to Sophie Walker 4 and 2.

Fancy playing 27 Par 3s all in a row?
There's going to be a 27 Short Hole Golf Competition played over the historic Bruntsfield Links, The Meadows, Edinburgh, on 15th - 17th September 2004.
The event is being sponsored by the Golf Tavern and again being organised by Aisling Development and The Sportsman’s Charity. Half of the funds raised will go to the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, with the balance going to St Catherine’s Homeless Project and The Sportsman’s Charity for the One City Trust.
Prizes are good too!
Read more and get an entry form


Wednesday's results:
MUNSTER are losing 1-2 to CONNACHT
Foursomes (1-2)
Tricia Mangan & Heather Nolan lost to Darragh McGowan & Sinead
O’Sullivan 4 and 3.
Claire Coughlan & Mary Sheehy beat Suzanne Corcoran & Niamh Kitching 4 and 2.
Gillian O’Leary & Marian Riordan beat Deirdre Walsh & Ruth Lennon 1 hole
Singles (X-X):
13:20 Claire Coughlan –v- Sinead O’Sullivan
13:30 Tricia Mangan –v- Darragh McGowan
13:40 Heather Nolan –v- Suzanne Corcoran
13:50 Gillian O’Leary –v- Deirdre Walsh
14:00 Pamela Murphy –v- Fiona Carroll
14:10 Mary Sheehy –v- Niamh Kitching
14:20 Marian Riordan –v- Emma Gilmore
14:30 Catherine Tucker –v- Ruth Lennon
ULSTER are losing 0-3 to LEINSTER
Foursomes (0-3)
Mandy McEvoy & Danielle McVeigh lost to Deirdre Smith & Maura Morrin 7 and 6.
Gemma Hegarty & Shauna McVeigh lost to Martina Gillen & Tara Delaney 5 and 4.
Helen Jones & Angela Kilmartin lost to Sinead Keane & Maria Dunne 4 and 3.
Singles (X-X)
14:40 Helen Jones –v- Deirdre Smith
14:50 Gemma Hegarty –v- Tara Delaney
15:00 Danielle McVeigh –v- Maura Morrin
15:10 Shauna McVeigh –v- Karen Delaney
15:20 Maura Diamond –v- Maria Dunne
15:30 Mandy McEvoy –v- Rachel Cassidy
15:40 Angela Kilmartin –v- Sinead Keane
15:50 Joanne Black –v- Martina Gillen

ELGA LogoELGA Press Release
It has been reported that Fame More has already turned professional, this has been reported in error.
This is not the case and she will be competing in the British Ladies' Stroke Play Championship at Alwoodley next week.

Today''s play in the Famous Grouse Scottish senior men's open amateur stroke-play golf championship at Alyth Golf Club was abandoned after prolonged heavy rain flooded the Perthshire course.
The tournament, organised by the Scottish Golf Union, has been reduced from 54 to 36 holes with the cut made on the first-round scores.
A total of 45 players with scores of 76 and better will contest the second and final round tomorrow - weather permitting.
Michael Niven (Alloa) leads with a two-under-par 68, one shot ahead of European seniors' champion David Smith (Stirling).

The Scotland v England men's and women's matches on the third and final day of the British University team golf championships at Nefyn & District Golf Club, North Wales will both be title deciders.
On Monday, the English men beat the Welsh men 7 1/2-4 1/2 while the English women beat the Welsh women 7 1/2-1 1/2.
On Tuesday, the Scottish men beat the Welsh men 7-5 and the Scottish women beat the Welsh women 8 1/2- 1/2.
+Wales conceded 1pt for an unplayed foursome and 1pt for an unplayed single due to lack of team members.
Kerry Dangerfield & Sarah Morgan lost to Alex Marshall & Olivia Briggs 4 and 3.
Ceri Tamplin & Lauren Diggle lost to Dawn Dewar & Anne Ramsay 5 and 4.
Sarah Morgan lost to Alex Marshall 5 and 3.
Nia Jones lost to Dawn Dewar 2 and 1.
Kerry Dangerfield lost to Olivia Briggs 5 and 4.
Lauren Diggle halved with Kerri Harper.
Ceri Tamplin lost to Kirsty Wells 5 and 4.
Jonathan Holmes & Kieran Thomas lost to Jed Moore & Richard Hooper 7 and 6.
Alun Davies & Dave Allen halved with Stewart Elder & Mark Hilson.
Tom Bowrey & Joe Bowrey beat Ali Love & Ross Duncan 2 and 1.
Tom Williams & Ian Marks lost to Robert McGregor & Mike Clinch 1 hole.
Jonathan Holmes lost to Jed Moore 3 and 2.
Tom Bowrey beat Ali Love 4 and 2.
Kieran Thomas lost to Stewart Elder 6 and 4.
Luke Stevens lost to Mark Hillson 3 and 1.
Dave Allenm beat Ross Duncan 2 and 1.
Tom Williams beat Richard Hooper 3 and 2.
Joe Bowrey lost to Mike Clinch 1 hole.
Alun Davies halved with Robert McGregor.

Tuesday 17th August 2004

Wales will have two newcomers to the women's home internationals in youngsters Breanne Loucks (Wrexham) and Lydia Hall (Royal Porthcawl), who will be playing over her home course, in the September 8 to 10 matches against Scotland, England and defending champions Ireland.
The Welsh team is:
Natalee Evans Pleasington G.C.
Stephanie Evans Vale of Llangollen G.C.
Lydia Hall Royal Porthcawl G.C.
Anna Highgate Southerndown G.C.
Sarah Jones Pennard G.C.
Breanne Loucks Wrexham G.C.
Jo Nicolson Wrexham G.C.
Kate Phillips Creigiau G.C.
Non Travelling Reserves
Kimberley Boulden Llandudno (Maesdu) G.C.
Lucy Gould Bargoed G.C.
Non Playing Captain:
Ann-Marie Magee Holyhead G.C.

Former European Ladies Tour star Gillian Stewart, now based in her native Inverness and building up reputation as a golf coach, showed she had not lost all her old tournament skills by finishing runner-up in the WPGA Glenmuir championship at Southport & Ainsdale.
Gillian shot rounds of 71 and 74 for a three-under-par total of 145, being pipped at the very last hole for the title and £1,000 first prize by Alison Gray from Ormskirk who shot 74 and 70 for 144.
Alison, who was a member at Southport & Ainsdale as an amateur, putted "like a dream" to birdie the fourth, sixth, seventh, 11th and 14th in her second round and draw level with Gillian.
Tied playing the last hole, Miss Stewart was bunkered off the tee and could.only splash out. She finished with a bogey to Mrs Gray's two-putt par from 25ft. Gillian's runner-up prize was £800.
"I'm delighted with the way I played and disappointed not to have gone all the way. It's a great course and takes a bit of knowing. This is a title I'd love to win. This is only its econd year but I am sure it is a WPGA tournament that will grow as the numbers of women club and teaching pros increases. I'm looking forward already to next year's championship at Woodhall Spa," said Gillian.
Alison Gray was pregnant when she won the inaugural title at St Andrews Bay last year and she was able to bring along her baby daughter Georgia to Southport & Ainsdale.
144 Alison Gray (Ormskirk) 74 70.
145 Gillian Stewart (Inverness) 71 74.
153 Tracey Loveys (Broadstone) 79 73, Lysa JHones (Oaks) 77 75, Sara Forster (Herne Bay) 76 76.
163 Christine Burton (Harpenden Close0 79 84.
168 Julie Chandler (Phoeniz) 87 81.

Monday 16th August 2004

The Scotland team for the women's home golf internationals at Royal Porthcawl from September 8 to 10 includes four new caps - 15-year Krystle Caithness (St Regulus), 17-year-old Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle), 20-year-old Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) and 39-year-old Martine Pow (Selkirk).
Krystle is the holder of the Scottish Under-16 and Under-18 girls' championships.
Kylie won the Scottish schoolgirls championship last year when Jenna Wilson won the Scottish Under-21 girls' title.
Martine, pictured right, champion of the Borders umpteen times, has reached the semi-finals of the Scottish women's championship for the past two years.
Jenna Wilson and Heather MacRae (Dunblane New) are students at San Diego State University, California, and will be returning to their studies after Porthcawl.
There are four changes from the side which went close to winning the title at Cruden Bay last September - Lesley Mackay (Royal Dornoch) has turned pro while Pamela Feggans (Doon Valley), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) and Laura Wells (Dumfries & Co) were not available for selection.
The team, to be captained by former Scotland champion Fiona Anderson (Formby Ladies), now based in Manchester, is:
Krystle Caithness (St Regulus)
Lynn Kenny (Stirling Univ & Dunblane New)
Anne Laing (Vale of Leven)
Heather MacRae (Dunblane New)
Martine Pow (Selkirk)
Clare Queen (Drumpellier)
Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle)
Jenna Wilson (Strathaven).
1 Dawn Dewar (Monifieth)
2 Jo Carthew (Ladybank)
3 Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch)
4 Sara Bishop (Windyhill).

Lynsey JohnstonLynsey aims to organise Edinburgh University Womens Golf
Aberdeenshire Ladies member Lynsey Johnston, pictured right, is Edinburgh University's new women's golf captain - and she is taking the job very seriously indeed.
"I want to introduce some sort of organisation to what has previously been a very loose arrangement for girl students wanting to golf," said Lynsey.
"Quite a few of the girls don't have handicaps and can't afford to become members of golf clubs in the Edinburgh area. I'm investigating what I can do about that.
"Then I want to organise competitions for them so that we can enter teams that can do well in the Scottish Universities women's league."
Lynsey's father John, a Royal Aberdeen member, played for Scotland in the home internationals of 1970 and 1971.
Lynsey is on a four-year course at Edinburgh University, of which Moray College is a part, to gain physical education qualifications.

East V West Vets
East Vets played their West counterparts today over Gullane No 2 and won by 4.5 to 0.5. Your intrepid reporter just happened to be in the clubhouse when they came in. Results are as follows (East Names first)
Nancy Gow and Ellice Cackett beat Anne Burden and Jean Cameron 2&1
Nancy Lickrish and Jennifer Corbett beat Sheila Goudie and Wendy Cameron 5&4
Avril Robertson and Careen Sinclair beat Angela Sharp and Sheilagh Osborne 5&4
Carol Macleod and Anne Torkington halved with Margaret Gray and Maureen Mitchell
Carole Ross and Patricia Savin beat Enid Howie and Hatty Forrest 6&5

Jane Park, pictured right, 17-year-old member of this year's winning United States Curtis Cup team at Formby, won the US Women's Amateur championship at The Kahkwa
Club, Erie in Pennysylvania on Sunday.
The 36-hole final, watched by a gallery of some 4,000 spectators, went all the way before Jane, from Rancho Cucamonga, California, won by two holes over 20-year-old Amanda McCurdy from El Diablo, Arkansas and a student at the University of Arkansas.
Jane, who lost in last year's final, was all square after 18 holes but had moved into a three-hole lead after 23 holes and Amanda never looked like pulling her back.
The tell-tale statistics were in the driving department. Amanda hit only nine of 15 fairways in the morning and even fewer in the afternoon - only six. In comparison, Jane hit 11 fairways in the morning and 13 in the afternoon.
Strangely enough, the loser hit more greens in regulation - 14 in the morning and 14 in the afternoon. Jane hit 11 before lunch and 13 in the second round.
Both putted well. Jane Park required only 28 putts in each round. Amanda McCurdy had 29 putts in the first and 30 in the second.
"I never forgot that after I lost to Virada Nirapathpongporn in last year's final, she whispered in my ear at the prizegiving ceremony that it would be my turn next year," said Jane.

Aberdeenshire Girls

Katie Thomson (Kintore) won the Aberdeenshire girls' August medal meeting over her home course on Sunday with a scratch round of 75 - six over the CSS.
She won by two shots from Michele Thomson (Ellon), winner of last year's Bank of Scotland Young Masters' girls' title at Gleneagles, and Sjavon Wilson (Murcar) who sets off on Wednesday with Claire McNeil (Cawder) to enrol at Tyler College, Texas.
Katie Thomson (Kintore) 75; Michele Thomson (Ellon), Sjavon Wilson (Murcar) 77; Laura Murray (Alford) 80.
Sarah Whyte (Aberdeen Ladies) (20) 62; Samantha Leslie (Westhill) (19) 69; Nikki McAuley (Stonehaven) (18), Katie Thomson (Kintore) (5) 70; Jennifer Jones (Ellon) (18), Lauren Whyte (Aberdeen Ladies) (17), Michele Thomson (Ellon) (5), Sjavon Wilson (Murcar) (5) 72; Natalie Thomson (Murcar) (23), Lynsey Johnston (Aberdeen Ladies) (18) 73.

Futures Tour

Nicole Perrot from Vina del Mar, Chile won the Albany Futures Classic at Capital Hills, Albany in New York State with scores of 69, 69 and 65 for 10-under-par total of 203. She won the 9,800 US dollars top prize by three shots from Kyeong Bae (Seoul, Korea) who took the 7,000 US dollars runner-up cheque with scores of 66, 71 and 69.
Rookie pro Erica Blasberg from Corona, California, a member of the victorious US Curtis Cup team at Formby in June, finished third on 207 with 71, 68 and 68.
Kent-born Australian Lindsey Wright tied for 19th place on 213 wit scores of 71, 71 and 71.
Former Scottish amateur champion Linzi Morton from Alloa missed the delayed 36-hole cut by three shots with a two-round total of 150 (73 and 77). Thosewith 147 and better went out again on the third and final day.
Jimin Kang (Seoul) is the leading money-winner on the US Futures Tour with $42,045 from 16 tournaments of which she has won two. Lindsey Wright is next on the money table with $38,893 from 13 events, of which she has won two.
Nicole Perrot (Chile) is third with $38,216 from 16 tournaments, of which she has won two.
Seven of the top 10 money-winners this season on the Futures Tour are Koreans.
Heather Stirling from Bridge of Allan is back in 100th place with earnings of $2,331 from 13 events. Linzi Morton is 187th with $183 from 11 events.

Sunday 15th August 2004

Finally catching up after a busy week (and weekend)... for the sake of completeness I've copied the Hot News items (thanks Colin!) to the Main page. Without Colin producing the stories you would have nothing to read... please remember to thank him when you see him next.

Claire HarganRiccarton Rosebowl
Former Scotland cap Claire Hargan (Prestonfield), pictured right, won the Riccarton Rosebowl 36-hole women's open in a tight finish at Hamilton Golf Club today.
Edinburgh based Claire shot rounds of 75 and 70 (against the CSS of 74 and 73) for a final total of 145 - one shot ahead of Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) and Lynn Kenny (Stirling University).
Former Scottish champion Lynn Kenny was the first round leader with a 73 but whereas she was able only to duplicate that score second time round, Claire Hargan's 70 propelled her from two shots in arrears to victory. Louise Kenney had scores of 74 and 72.
Hamilton Golf Club
145 C Hargan (Prestonfield) 75 70.
146 L Kenney (Pitreavie) 74 72, L Kenny (Stirling Univ) 73 73.
150 S Bishop (Windyhill) 77 73.
151 J Wilson (Strathaven) 75 76.
153 C Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 76 77, R Rankin (Lanark) 78 75.
154 F Lockhart (St Regulus) 75 78, S Wood (Drumpellier) 74 80.
156 A Moore (Hamilton) 77 79, J Jenkins (Ralston) 80 76, A Shamash
(Kirkcudbright) 83 73.

Amanda Edwards wins twice
Liberton Champion, 17 year-old Amanda Edwards, won the Glen, North Berwick Junior Girls Open on Tuesday and followed it up on Friday with another success at the Murrayfield Girls Open.

Calling all East of Scotland Girls
Please remember to enter the East of Scotland Girls Autumn Meeting at Falkirk Tryst on Sunday 12th September at 12:00pm. There is an on-line Entry form here. Apologies to the Midlothian Girls as I know this date clashes with your Midlothian Junior County Championship. We're trying hard not to have a clash of dates next year.

Futures Tour

Twenty-two players had still to complete their second rounds when the Albany Futures Tour Classic entered its third day at Capital Hills, Albany in New York State on Sunday morning.
The first round was not wrapped up until Saturday morning because of bad weather and the knock-on effect was that the field ran out of daylight before everyone could get round a second time.
Former Scottish champion Linzi Morton from Alloa did complete her second round but it was a six-over-par 77 for a 36-hole total of eight-over-par 150, which is very unlikely to be good enough to see her participate in the
third and final round.
The cut cannot be made officially until the 22 players have posted their second-round scores.
Leader in the clubhouse is Nicole Perrot from Chile with a pair of 69s for four-under-par 138.
She is one ahead of five players, who include Curtis Cup player-cum-rooki pro Erica Blasberg from California. She shot 71 and 68 for 139.

Saturday 14th August 2004

Jordan FindlayBritish Boys Championship

Jordan Findlay, pictured right, from Fraserburgh has followed in the recent footsteps of fellow Scots Steven Young, Steven O'Hara and David Inglis by winning the British boys' golf championship.
The 16-year-old from the North-east of Scotland beat Thomas Sherreard from Kent by 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final at Conwy, North Wales.
Although Young, O'Hara and Inglis were established front-line Under-18 players when they won the title, Findlay's success has come out of the blue. He has yet to win a Scottish boys' stroke-play or match-play title although he has a very promising record in his own area.
Jordan beat fellow Scot Paul O'Hara in the semi-final and that gave him the confidence boost, if he needed it, to hang on in there in the final when he was twice three down.
At the end of the first round, Findlay was two down to Sherreard but the balance of power shifted the Scot's way when he won the 23rd, 24th and 25th with pars to square the match and then took the lead for the first time with a par at the long 27th.
Sherreard got back on terms by winning the 31st but Findlay edged ahead again at the 32nd and went two up with two to play by winning the 34th. At half at the 35th gave Jordan the coveted title by a 2 and 1 margin.
Jordan Findlay and Hugh HunterScottish Golf Union president Hugh Hunter who walked every hole of the final said: "I'm proud of Jordan. What an achievement by a lad who must have been ranked one of the outsiders for the title at the beginning of the week. But he came into the championship with a bit of form, having taken four points out of six in the boys' home internationals and he was certainly not overawed by the occasion when it came to the final."

US Womens' Amateur

Three members of this year's victorious United States' Curtis Cup team at Formby are through to Saturday's semi-finals of the US Women's Amateur championship over a 6,365yd par-72 course at the Kahkwa Club, Erie in Pennsylvania.
Paula Creamer (18) from Pleasanton, California; Sarah Huarte (22) from Shingle Springs, California, and Jane Park (17) from Rancho Cucamonga, California have underlined the strength of the 2004 US line-up by fighting
their way through to the last four.
Paula will now play Amanda McCurdy, a 20-year-old from El Dorado, Arkansas. Sarah Huarte will play Jane Park in the other semi-final. Jane Park was beaten in last year's 36-hole final.
Michelle Wie, the 14-year-old prodigy from Honolulu, Hawaii, was beaten in the second round by Korean-born In-Bee Park, a 16-year-old from Henderson, Nevada.
Michelle was two up after 15 holes but made her exit - a loser by one hole - when she three-putted the 18th green from 15ft.

Fututes Tour

Former Scottish amateur champion Linzi Morton from Alloa returned a two-over-par 73 before torrential rain flooded the course and ended play for the day prematurely in the Albany Classic women's professional golf tournament, the latest event on the United States Futures Tour, over the Capital Hills course at Albany, New York State.
Linzi had halves of 35 and 38 to be four shots behind clubhouse leader Sing Ah Kim from Seoul, Korea whose 69 was made up of 33 and 36.
Rachel Bailey (Australia) and Julie Twede from Copenhagen were on 70. Half of the field still have to complete their first rounds in the 54-hole event.

Irish Inter-Provincials

Munster will be missing their most experienced player when they defend the Irish Inter-provincial Championship at Ballybunion from August 18 to 20.
Former Curtis Cup player Eileen Rose Power has been forced to withdraw with back problems and will be replaced by Heather Nolan, who played a major role in Ireland’s sensational victory over England to win the Home International Championship at Cruden Bay last September.
The Southerners will be seeking a hat-trick of titles for the first time in the series and will have six of the side that won in Galway last year.
Two newcomers are Girls’ International and Connacht Senior champion Catherine Tucker and Pamela Murphy, formerly with the Island in Dublin but now playing out of Ennis. Curtis Cup star Claire Coughlan and Vagliano and Irish international Tricia Mangan are also in the team.
Captain Bridget Gleeson Healy is looking forward to completing the hat-trick in her home county.
Leinster has dominated the championship since 1964 with a total of 25 outright victories. Munster has five titles and Ulster four. Their historic eight-in-a-row was brought to end by Munster in 2002 but Leinster captain Therese O’Reilly said, "it is time for the trophy to come back to Leinster. We have a great team and the players are hungry."
There are six internationals on the team for Ballybunion including four from last year’s home internationals victory at Cruden Bay. They are Tara Delaney, winner of the Irish Open Stroke-play and Lancôme Girls’ Close championships and runner-up to Deirdre Smith in the Lancôme Ladies’ Close; Maura Morrin, holder of the Leinster title, Maria Dunne and Sinead Keane.
The other two are Deirdre Smith, the reigning Lancôme Irish Ladies’ Close champion, and Martina Gillen, Close champion in 2003. The team is completed by teenagers Karen Delaney and Rachel Cassidy.
Ulster travels with four experienced players and four newcomers. They will be led by provincial champion and current international Helen Jones but will be without girls’ international Nikki Taggart who is taking up a golf scholarship in America.
Sisters Shauna and girl international Danielle, Joanne Black and Angela Kilmartin are the newcomers.
Connacht has yet to win the title but captain Susan McGann O’Brien said "We have a great team and will travel to Ballybunion with a positive, upbeat attitude."
They have the nucleus of the team that made history for the province by winning the Girls’ Inter-provincial Championship for the first time last April.
New caps Fiona Carroll, Sinead O’Sullivan and Emma Gilmore were in the Irish Girls’ International team at Strathaven and Niamh Kitching returns to the squad.
Also included are former internationals Deirdre Walsh and Darragh McGowan, both of whom have been in good form this year.
Day 1 (Wed 18th August) 8:0 - 8:20 & 1:0 - 2:10 Munster v- Connacht 8:40 - 9:0 & 2:20 - 3:30 Ulster -v- Leinster
Day 2 (Thurs 19th August) 8:00 - 8:20 & 1:0 - 2:10 Leinster -v- Connacht 8:40 - 9:0 & 2:20 - 3:30 Ulster v- Munster
Day 3 (Fri 20th August) 8:00 - 8:20 & 1:0 - 2:10 Connacht-v- Ulster 8:40 - 9:0 & 2:20 - 3:30 Munster-v- Leinster
Fiona Carroll (Athenry) Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna) Emma Gilmore (Mountbellew) Niamh Kitching (Claremorris) Ruth Lennon (Roscommon) Darragh McGowan (Donegal) Sinead O’Sullivan (Galway) Deirdre Walsh (Roscommon) Captain - Therese O’Reilly
LEINSTER Karen Delaney (Carlow) Tara Delaney (Carlow) Rachel Cassidy (The Island) Maria Dunne (Skerries) Martina Gillen (Beaverstown) Sinead Keane (The Curragh) Maura Morrin (The Curragh) Deirdre Smith (Co. Louth) Captain Susan McGann O’Brien
MUNSTER Claire Coughlan (Cork) Tricia Mangan (Ennis) Pamela Murphy (Ennis) Heather Nolan (Shannon)
Gillian O’Leary (UCC/Cork) Marian Riordan (Tipperary/Ballykisteen) Mary Sheehy (Tralee) Catherine Tucker (Limerick) Captain - Cynthia Boston
ULSTER Joanne Black (Knock) Maura Diamond (Royal Portrush) Gemma Hegarty (Greencastle) Helen Jones (Strabane) Angela Kilmartin (Warrenpoint) Mandy McEvoy (Bangor) Danielle McVeigh (RCD Ladies) Shuana McVeigh (RCD Ladies) Captain Bridget Gleeson Healy


Friday 13 August 2004

Strathtyrum Trophy, St Andrews

Russian Daria Anisimova from Moscow City won the St Andrews Links' women's open tournament for the Strathtyrum Trophy over the Eden Course on Friday.
She added a CSS-matching score of 72 to her first-round 77 for a three-stroke win with an aggregate of 149.
Holly Aitchison (Bedfordshire) was runner-up with 75 and 77 for 153 - one shot ahead of Karen Marshall (Baberton) and Laura Collin (John O'Gaunt).
It is interesting to ponder whether Miss Anisimova would have won the Strathtyrum Trophy, had the original stroke-play/match-play format remained in place. The qualifying round scores and the match-play programme scrapped when bad weather meant it would have been impossible to complete it within the scheduled time.
Daria Anismova had scores of 83 and 95 for 178 in the qualifying rounds. Had the match-play gone ahead, she would have been the 23rd of the 32 qualifiers.
Her form in the substitute 36-hole medal-play competition left her earlier standard well behind.
And what about Ann Ramsay, the Scottish universities champion from Kirriemuir? She would have been the No 1 seed for the match-play with scores of 73 and 78 for 151 - three shots ahead of Karen Marshall.
After the switch, Ann Ramsay finished joint fifth on 154.
The Strathtyrum Salver, played under handicap, was won by Sarah Simmonds, a 21-handicapper from Sweetswood Park, Kent. She had two net scores of 73 for a total of 146 and a one-shot win from Jan Sheargold (Shifnall), who plays off 16, and had net scores of 74 and 73 for 147.
CSS 73 72
149 Daria Anisimova (Moscow City) 77 72.
152 Holly Aitchison (Bedfordshire) 75 77.
153 Karen Marshall (Baberton) 79 74, Laura Collin (John O'Gaunt) 77 76.
154 Caroline Gay (Rothley Park) 79 75, Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 77 77.
156 Pamela Williamson (Baberton) 798 77, Becky Copland (Scotscraig) 78 78.
159 Susan Pickles (Lee on Solent) 83 76.
160 Lynda Brabender (Greenock) 83 77, Alyson Wood (Furness) 82 78, Joan Marshall (Baberton) 80 80, Elizabeth Burns (Penwortham) 80 80.
162 Marilyn Henderson (West Rhine) 83 78.
163 Nicole Whitmore (Woburn) 84 79.
165 Jane Bainbridge (Arcot Hall) 84 81, Maria Dolphin (Rochester & Cobham) 84 81.
167 Sadie Cavanagh (Carlisle) 80 87.
168 Deirdrie Randall (Hartley Wintney) 86 82.
170 Sue Mitchell (Rochester & Cobham) 88 82, Elizabeth Goodwin (Glenbervie) 83 87.
171 Dawn Pearson (West Rhine) 89 82.
175 Stephanie Liddel (Carlisle) 85 89.
176 Cheryl Western (Grove) 88 88.
180 Ann Grant (Carlisle ) 87 93.
182 Gladys Speedie (Douglas Park) 89 93.
CSS 73 72
146 Sarah Simmonds (Sweetswood Park) (21) 73 73.
147 Jan Sheargold (Shifnall) (16) 74 73.
151 Joan Strangeways (Prudhoe) (12) 77 74, Brenda Lumb (Waterlooville) (15) 77 74.
152 Lilian Stewart (Ashton & Lea) (17) 81 71.
153 Patricia Vickers (St Annes Old Links) (14) 81 72, Lesley Aitken (Carlisle) (10) 81 72, Heather Kitson (Cranleigh) (20) 80 73.
157 Gemma Fenton (Grove) (25) 75 82.
159 Mair Robinson (Patshull Park) (14) 81 78, Gillian Punton (Furness) (13) 77 82.
163 Jackie MacDonald (Cochrane Castle) (21) 89 74, Julie Anstee (Ferndown) (18) 84 79.
165 Elizabeth Surtees (Appleby) (22) 85 80.

English Under 13 and Under 15 Championships

Henrietta Brockway (Yeovil) won the English Under-15 girls' championship at Harrogate - changed to a three-round stroke-play event when continuing bad weather meant the normal match-play format could not be completed.
Henrietta, last year's Under-13 title-winner and good enough to have played for England in the Under-18 girls' home internationals at Strathaven this week, had rounds of 70, 70 and 74 for a final aggregate of 214 - 15 strokes ahead of Gemma Hardie (Forest Pines).
Kelly Tidy (Manchester), the leading qualifier, beat Raphaela Dywer (Hayling) in the final of the Under-13 championship.

Fame MoreEnglish Mid-Amateur Championship

Fame More (Chesterfield), a member of this year's Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup team, won the English women's mid-amateur championship at Moor Park Golf Club on Friday.
She beat Kerry Smith (Waterlooville), who was a team-mate of Fame's in the 2002 Curtis Cup match at Fox Chapel, Pittsburg, by 2 and 1 in the 18-hole final.
This is expected to be Fame's last appearance as an amateur golfer. She failed to get through the Qualifying School to the European Ladies' Tour last year but is going to have another go.
In the semi-finals, Kerry Smith beat Faye Sanderson (Heworth) at the 19th while Fame beat Julie Ross (Whitley Bay) on the 16th green.
In the final, Fame was two holes up after three, having birdied the second and the third. All the holes were then halved until Kerry won the 16th, Fame having bunkered her drive and Kerry making a good recovery from the trees.
At the 17th, Kerry took three to get on the green after being blocked out of a direct shot at the green by a tree. Fame was on in two.
Final (18 holes): Fame More (Chesterfield) beat Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) 2 and 1.


England Junior Girls' Home International team

Joy Trafford, England Captain, receiving the Stroyan Cup from the Strathaven Club Chairman, Ian Little.

Girls Home Internationals

Scotland finished bottom of the table without a win over the three-day programme of the girls' home golf international matches at Strathaven yesterday (Friday). After defeats by Wales (5-4) and England (7 1/2-1 1/2), the Scots were well beaten, 7-2, by Ireland.
Only Rachael Livingstone (Musselburgh Old Course) and Gemma Webster (Hilton Park) managed to win in the morning singles which the Irish took 4-2 before making a 3-0 clean sweep of the afternoon foursomes.
Wales finished on a high by becoming the first team to beat defending champions England but their 5-4 scoreline was not enough to deprive the English of the Under-18 girls' title for the fifth year in a row.
England, Ireland and Wales all finished with two wins out of three. The tie-breaker was individual games won and England's 17 1/2pt gave them first place ahead of the Irish (15pt) and Wales (14pt).
The player of the tournament was Ireland's champion, Tara Delaney from Carlow. She won all six games she played. Next best was England's Felicity Johnson from Harborne with 5 1/2pt out of a possible six.Scotland's most successful player was Gemma Webster with 3 1/2pt out of six.
Friday's details:
Singles: Krystle Caithness lost to Tara Delaney 3 and 1, Clare-Marie Carlton lost to Sinead O'Sullivan 2 holes, Carly Booth lost to Fiona Carroll 2 and 1, Rachael Livingstone beat Nikki Taggart 3 and 1, Kylie Walker lost to Catherine Tucker 5 and 3, Gemma Webster beat Rachel Cassidy 2 holes (2-4).
Foursomes: Webster, Caithness lost to Delaney, Carroll 4 and 2, Walker, Livingstone lost to O'Sullivan, E Gilmore 3 and 2; Carlton, S Watson lost to Tucker, D McVeigh 4 and 3 (0-3). WALES 5, ENGLAND 4
Singles: Breanne Loucks beat Melissa Reid 1 hole, Lydia Hall beat Kiran Matharu 1 hole, Sahra Hassan halved with Katrina Holford, Kim Boulden lost to Felicity Johnson 6 and 5, Donna Jones beat Rachel Jennings 3 and 2, Lucy Gould lost to Claire Aitken 4 and 2 (3 1/2-2 1/2).
Foursomes: Loucks, Hall beat Reid, Aitken 3 and 2; Boulden, Jones lost to Matharu, J Ewart 1 hole; Hassan, Gould halved with Johnson, Holford (1 1/2-1 1/2).
Final placings 1 England 2pt (17 1/2 games won), 2 Ireland 2pt (15 games won), 3 Wales 2pt (14 games won), 4 Scotland 0pt.

Girls Home Internationals (Lunchtime)

Scotland were heading for a last-of-four, wooden spoon placing in the girls' home golf internationals at Strathaven today after losing the final day singles 4-2 to Ireland.
The Scots would have to win all three foursomes to score their first win of the three-day programme, having lost 5-4 to Wales and 7 1/2-1 1/2 to England.
Rachael Livingstone (Musselburgh Old Course) and Gemma Webster (Hilton Park) were the Scots' only singles winners against the Irish.
Defending champions England were surprisingly trailing 3 1/2-2 1/2 to Wales after the morning singles in the other match.
(Ireland lead 4-2 with three foursomes to be decided)
Krystle Caithness lost to Tara Delaney 3 and 1.
Clare-Marie Carlton lost to Sinead O'Sullivan 2 holes.
Carly Booth lost to Fiona Carroll 2 and 1.
Rachael Livingstone beat Nikki Taggart 3 and 1.
Kylie Walker lost to Catherine Tucker 5 and 3.
Gemma Webster beat Rachel Cassidy 2 holes.
(Wales lead 3 1/2-2 1/2 with three foursomes to be decided).
Breanne Loucks beat Melissa Reid 1 hole.
Lydia Hall beat Kiran Matharu 1 hole.
Sahra Hassan halved with Katrina Holford.
Kim Boulden lost to Felicity Johnson 6 and 5.
Donna Jones beat Rachel Jennings 3 and 2.
Lucy Gould lost to Claire Aitken 4 and 3.

West Coast Ladies Golf Tour

California-based Susie Laing from Troon finished 16th in the 2004 Reno Women's Open tournament, the latest event on the West Coast Ladies Golf Tour, at Wolf Run Golf Club, Reno in Nevada.
Susie earned $460 with scores of 76, 75 and 39 for a 45-hole total of 190.
Following lightning strikes in the area and a suspension of play, which meant there was not enough daylight for everyone to complete the final round, the players voted by a big majority to shorten the event from 54 to 45 holes.
Jo Clingan from Gloucester finished joint 17th on 192 with scores of 77, 78 and 37.
Natalie Tucker (Indiana) won the $3,400 top prize with 67, 73 and 37 for 177 - one shot ahead of runner-up Becky Lucidi (California), 72, 71 and 35.

Dunbar Ladies Open

Former Scotland girl international Linda Caine (Merchants of Edinburgh) won the Maxton Rose Bowl at the Dunbar women's open golf tournament with a net round of 71 off a handicap of seven. The CSS was 75, two more than the Standard Scratch. Leading prizewinners:
Silver Division
Scratch - Julie Birdsall-White (The Roxburghe) 77.
Handicap - Linda Caine (Merchants of Edinburgh) (7) 71; Helen Yule (Royal Musselburgh) (17) bih, Anne Marshall (Dunbar) (10) bih, Ann Nimmo (The Glen) (20) bih, Kim Johnstone (Dunbar) (19) 75. Nearest pin at 16th - Grace Black (Torwoodlee). Longest Drive - Carol Aitchison (Eyemouth).
Bronze Division
Scratch - Val Makin (Dunbar) 95 bih.
Handicap - Anjie Ferguson (Harburn) (28) 72; Fiona Dickinson (Dunbar) (21) 74; Margaret McMurchie (Eyemouth) (28) bih, Janis Davison (Eyemouth) (21) 75; Aileen Simpson (Elderslie) (21) 76. Nearest pin at third - Norrie Mackay (Dunbar). Longest drive - Pat Cusden (Dunbar).

Thursday 12th August 2004

Troon exile Susie Laing was lying in 14th position with one round to go in the Reno Classic - the latest event on the West Coast Ladies Golf Tour - at Wolf Run Golf Club in the United States.
The former Scotland amateur international player, who was at one time a golf scholarship student at San Francisco University, had rounds of 76 and 75 for a 36-hole tally of 151.Leader by three strokes on 140 was Natalie Tucker from Indiana with scores of 67 and 73.
Another US-based Scots female tour pro, Heather Stirling from Bridge of Allan, finished tied for 37th place in last week's Futures Tour event. Heather had rounds of 73, 75 and 73 for a final 54-hole total of 221. She earned $343.
Another past Scottish champion, Linzi Morton from Alloa did not play in that tournament but she is back in the field for this week's Futures Tour event while Heather takes the week off.

English Under 13 and Under 15 Championships

The English Under-15 girls championship at Harrogate has been altered to become a 54-hole stroke-play event following the ongoing disruption of the scheduled programme by bad weather.
The qualifiers should have gone on to match-play but this has had to be scrapped.
The qualifying round which was played is being recognised as the first round of the three-round stroke-play championship.
144 Henrietta Brockway 70 74.
150 Gemma Hardie 75 75.
153 Hannah Barwood 74 79.
155 Georgina Wilkie 81 74.
The English Under-13 girls' championship is continuing as a match-play event.
Kelly Tidy beat Siobhan Pamenter 5 and 4.
Katie Thompson beat Sian Evans 7 and 5.
Rebecca Gibbs beat Lucy Cutler 9 and 8.
Raphaela Dyer beat Tiffany Hewetson 4 and 3.
Hannah McLoughlin beat Alice Young at 19th.
Helen Searie beat Emma Carberry 3 and 2.
Katie Burman beat Jessica Lindley 3 and 2.
Jennifer Ellis beat Meghan Maclaren 5 and 3.

English Mid-Amateur

Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) and Fame More (Chesterfield), Curtis Cup team-mates at Fox Chapel, USA in 2002, will meet at Moor Park Golf Club on Friday in the final of the English women's mid-amateur championship.
Today's results:
Julie Ross beat Danielle Roseberry 5 and 4.
Fame More beat Cheryl Smith 4 and 3.
Kerry Smith beat Lauren Hamilton-Diggle 3 and 2.
Faye Sanderson beat Nicola Timmins 4 and 3.
More beat Ross 3 and 1.
Smith beat Sanderson at 19th.

Strathtyrum Trophy, St Andrews
Because of disruptions by bad weather, the annual St Andrews Links women's open tournaments have been converted to two 36-hole medal-play competitions for the qualifiers.
The final rounds will be played over the Eden Course on Friday.
Here are the respective scoreboards after the first rounds on the Eden Course on Thursday:
75 Holly Aitchison (Bedfordshire).
77 Laura Collin (John O'Gaunt), Daria Anisimova (Moscow City), Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir).
78 Becky Copland (Scotscraig).
79 Karen Marshall (Baberton), Pamela Williamson (Baberton), Caroline Gay (Rothley Park).
80 Joan Marshall (Baberton), Sadie Cavanagh (Carlisle), Elizabeth Burns (Penwortham).
82 Alyson Wood (Furness).
83 Marilyn Henderson (West Rhine), Elizabeth Goodwin (Glenbervie), Susan Pickles (Lee on Solent), Lynda Brabender (Greenock).
84 Valerie Kirkwood (Furness), Maria Dolphin (Rochester & Cobham), Jane Bainbridge (Arcot Hall), Nicole Whitmore (Woburn).
86 Stephanie Liddel (Carlisle), Deirdrie Randall (Hartley Wintney), Penny Perkins (Whitstable & Seasalter).
87 Ann Grant (Carlisle).
88 Cheryl Western (Grove), Sue Mitchell (Rochester & Cobham).
89 Dawn Pearson (West Rhine), Gladys Speedie (Douglas Park).
73 Sarah Simmonds (Sweetswood Park) (21).
74 Jan Sheargold (Shifnall) (16).
75 Gemma Fenton (Gove) (25).
77 Brenda Lumb (Waterlooville) (15), Joan Strangeways (Prudhoe) (12), Gillian Punton (Furness) (13).
80 Heather Kitson (Cranleigh) (20).
81 Patricia Vickers (St Annes Old Links) (14), Mair Robinson (Patshull Park) (14), Lilian Stewart (Ashton and Lea) (17), Lesley Aitken (Carlisle) (10).
84 Julie Anstee (Ferndown) (12).
85 Elizabeth Surtees (Appleby) (18).
87 Terrill Parkin (Furness) (16).
89 Jackie MacDonald (Cochrane Castle) (21).
No Return: Sue Oldman (Glencorse).

Girls Home Internationals

Scotland's Under-18 girls golf team suffered one of their heaviest defeats at the hands of England in recent years when they were beaten 7 1/2-1 1/2 by the defending champions and title favourites on the second day of the girls' home golf internationals at Strathaven Golf Club on Thursday.
Because of the threat of rain, the normal pattern of foursomes in the morning, singles in the afternoon was reversed. England, with a particularly strong-in-depth line-up this year, simply outclassed Scotland in the singles, winning five of the six by comfortable margins.
Scotland's only morning winner was Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) who beat professional's daughter Florentyna Parker (Royal Birkdale) by 3 and 2.
In the afternoon foursomes, Scottish Under-16 and Under-18 champion Krystle Caithness (St Regulus) and Gemma Webster (Hilton Park) salvaged half-a-point for the Scots by holding English Under-18 champion Melissa Reid (Chevin) and Claire Aitken (Mid-Kent) to a square match.
Ireland trailed Wales 4-2 after the singles but made a clean sweep of the three foursomes to achieve a 5-4 victory, leaving Scotland as the only country without a point going into their final match against Wales.
Singles: Melissa Reid beat Gemma Webster 3 and 1, Kiran Matharu beat Roseanne Niven 4 and 3, Katrina Holford beat Carly Booth 4 and 2, Florentya Parker lost to Kylie Walker 3 and 2, Felicity Johnson beat Krystle Caithness 6 and 5, Claire Aitkien beat Clare-Marie Carlton 3 and 2 (5-1).
Foursomes: Reid, Aitken halved with Caithness, Webster; Matharu, Jodi Ewart beat Carlton, Rachel Livingstone 4 and 3; Johnson, Holford beat Walker, Sally Watson 5 and 4 (2 1/2-1/2).
Singles: Tara Delaney beat Breanne Loucks 1 hole, Catherine Tucker lost to Lydia Hall 1 hole, Fiona Carroll lost to Sahra Hassan 2 and 1, Nikki Taggart lost to Kim Boulden 2 and 1, Emma Gilmore lost to Donna Jones 3 and 2, Rachael Cassidy beat Lucy Gould 5 and 3 (2-4).
Foursomes: Delaney, Carroll beat Tara Davies, Laura Jane Roberts 5 and 4; Sinead O'Sullivan, Gilmore beat Loucks, Hall 2 and 1; Tucker, Danielle McVeigh beat Hassan, Boulden 2 and 1 (3-0).
How they stand: England 2pt, Ireland 1pt, Wales 1pt, Scotland 0pt.Final matches: Scotland v Ireland, Wales v England.

Girls Home Internationals (Lunchtime)
England took a winning 5-1 lead over Scotland in the singles as the girls' home internationals continued at Strathaven Golf Club.
Because of the threat of rain wiping out afternoon play, it was decided to play the singles int he morning with the foursomes in the afternoon if weather permitted.
Wales took a 4-2 lead over Ireland in the singles part of their match.
Singles results on Day 2 were:
Melissa Reid beat Gemma Webster 3 and 1.
Kiran Matharu beat Roseanne Niven 4 and 3.
Katrina Holford beat Carly Booth 4 and 2.
Florentyna Parker lost to Kylie Walker 3 and 2.
Felicity Johnson beat Krystle Caithness 6 and 5.
Claire Aitken beat Clare-Marie Carlton 3 and 2.
Tara Delaney beat Breanne Loucks 1 hole.
Catherine Tucker lost to Lydia Hall 1 hole.
Fiona Carroll lost to Sahra Hassan 2 and 1.
Nikki Taggart lost to Kim Boudlen 2 and 1.
Emma Gilmore lost to Donna Jones 3 and 2.
Rachael Cassidy beat Lucy Gould 5 and 3.

English Under 13 and Under 15 Championship
Henrietta Brockway (Yeovil) was the leading qualifier in the English Under-15 girls championship with a fine two-under-par round of 70 at Harrogate.
Henrietta won the English Under-13 girls’ title last year and is making her debut in the Under-15s championship.
Kelly Tidy (Manchester) was the top seed in the Under-13s championship and she made a winning start to the match-play stages by beating Rebecca McIntyre (Eden) 7 and 5. Kelly reached the quarter-finals last year before losing at the 19th hole.
The other quarter-finalists are
Katie Thompson (Corhampton), Rebecca Gibbs (Burnham & Berrow), Lucy Cutler (Warley), Tiffany Hewetson (East Brighton), Raphaela Dyer (Hayling) and Sian Evans (Sittingbourne & Milton).
Leading Qualifiers
70 Henrietta Brockway (Yeovil).
74 Hannah Barwood (Knowle).
75 Gemma Hardie (Forest Pines).
76 Laura Jones (Upton by Chester), Nicola Dunn (Harrogate).
78 Nicola Race (Maldon), Anna Perrott (Redditch).
Leading Qualifiers
76 Kelly Tidy (Manchester).
80 Raphaela Dyer (Hayling).
83 Georgina Kilby (Warren), Katie Thompson (Corhampton).
85 Sian Evans (Sittingbourne & Malton.
86 Lucy Cutler (Warley Park).
87 Holly Clyburn (Kenwick Park), Lauren Oleksik (Wolstanton).
Tidy bt Rebecca McIntyre 7 and 5.
Siobhan Pamenter bt Oleksik 2 holes.
Evans bt Hollie Weatherburn at 19th.
Thompson bt Alexandra Peters 9 and 8.
Rebecca Gibbs bt Kilby 3 and 2.
Cuitler bt Nikki Foster 7 and 6.
Tiffany Hewetson bt Clyburn 4 and 3.
Dyer bt Madeline Kuhler 4 and 2.

English Mid-Amateur Championship

Leading qualifier Sophie Walker (Kenwick Park) lost in the second round of the match-play stages of the English women’s mid-amateur (formerly known as the "intermediate") championship at Moor Park Golf Club, Hertfordside.
Sophie, last year’s English stroke-play champion and a beaten semi-finalist in the British women’s open amateur championship at Gullane in June this year, lost to American college student Danielle Roseberry (Durham City).
Curtis Cup selection Nicola Timmins (Sene Valley) had a good win over Laura Eastwood (Yelverton).
Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) played exceptionally well in beating RoseanneYoungman (Oundle) and she was eight under par for the holes playing against Emma Brown (West Wilts).
Sophie Walker bt Lisa Ball 2 and 1.
Danielle Roseberry bt Katie Dobson 3 and 2.
Chloe Rogers bt Jane Rees at 25th.
Julie Ross bt Michelle Smith 2 and 1.
Fame More bt Emma Tipping 4 and 3.
Natalie Cross bt Frances Finney 6 and 5.
Sara Garbutt bt Clare Partridge 3 and 2.
Cheryl Smith bt Kelly Hanwell 3 and 2.
Rachael Lomas wo Corisande Lee scr.
Lauren Hamilton-Diggle bt Caroline Marron 1 hole.
Kerry Smith bt Roseann Younghman 5 and 4.
Emma Brown bt Naomi Edwards 2 and 1.
Faye Sanderson bt Naalie Booth 5 and 4.
Marie Allen bt Karen Heywood 4 and 3.
Laura Eastwood bt Rebecca Wood 3 and 2.
Nicola Timmins bt Janet Phipps 5 and 2.
Roseberry bt Walker 2 holes.
Ross bt Rogers 7 and 6.
More beat Cross 4 and 3.
C Smith bt Garbutt 2 and 1.
Hamilton-Diggle bt Lomas 1 hole.
K Smith bt Brown 6 and 5.
Sanderson bt Allen at 19th.
Timmins bt Eastwood 1 hole.

Wednesday 11 August 2004

Girls Home Internationals

SCOTLAND were beaten 5-4 by Wales while defending champions England overpowered Ireland 6-3 on the rain-hit opening day of the girls' home golf internationals at Strathaven Golf Club.
The Scots took the foursomes 2-1 but only Gemma Webster (Hilton Park) and 12-year-old Carly Booth (Auchterarder) won in the singles.With the overall match tied at 4-4, everything hinged on the final singles between Scottish schoolgirls champion Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) and Lucy Gould from Bargoed.
At the turn, the match was all square but the Welsh girl finished more strongly to win 2 and 1 and clinch a 5-4 win for Wales.The singles programme in Thursday's matches - Scotland v England and Ireland v Wales - will be played in the morning in case the rain returns and wipes out the afternoon play.
Collated results
Foursomes: T Davies, B Loucks lost to G Webster, K Caithness 2 holes; K Boulden, D Jones beat C Booth, C-M Carlton 1 hole; L Hall, S Hassan lost to S Watson, K Walker 1 hole (1-2).Singles: Loucks beat Caithness 2 and 1, Boulden lost to Webster 2 and 1, Hall beat Walker 2 holes, L J Roberts lost to Booth 3 and 1, Jones beat Watson 3 and 2, L Gould beat Carlton 2 and 1 (4-2).
Foursomes: T Delaney, F Carroll beat M Reid, C Aitken 2 and 1; E Gilmore, S O'Sullivan lost to K Matharu, J Ewart 4 and 2; D McVeigh, C Tucker lost to F Johnston, K Holford 3 and 3 (1-2).Singles: Delaney beat Reid 2 and 1, O'Sullivan lost to Holford 2 holes, Tucker lost to Matharu 3 and 2, R Cassidy beat Ewart 3 and 1, N Taggart lost to Johnson 5 and 4, McVeigh lost to Aitken 6 and 5 (2-4).

Strathaven Pro, Stuart Kerr and his daughter Bethany go paddling in the puddles during the Junior Home internationals on Wednesday

Strathtyrum Trophy
The match-play stages of the St Andrews Links Trust women's open tournaments for the Strathtyrum Trophy (scratch) and Strathtyrum Salver (handicap) have been cancelled following further disruption of the programme by rain.
The qualifiers for the match-play of both events will now take part in two 36-hole stroke-play tournaments. Their scores returned earlier in the week do not count for these new competitition.s
Both sets of qualifiers - scratch and handicap - will now play 18 holes' medal play on Thursday over the Eden Course and a further 18 holes' medal play on Friday over the Eden Course.

Girls Home Internationals
The girls' home internationals at Strathaven Golf Club have got underway but the rains returned to cause a suspension of play for a period.
Scotland took a 2-1 lead over Wales in the foursomes with Gemma Webster and Krystle Caithness beating Tara Davies and Breanne Loucks, while Sally Watson and Kylie Walker beat Lydia Hall and Sahra Hassan.
Carly Booth and Clare-Marie Carlton lost by one hole to the No 2 Welsh pair of Kim Boulden and Donna Jones.
England, the defending champions and favourites, led Ireland 2-1 at their foursomes.
The singles programme has been started from two tees - the Scotland v Wales ties from the first tee; the England v Ireland ties from the 10th tee.

Clubgolf news
Clubgolf, Scotland's national junior golf strategy, developed as a direct result of the Scottish Executive's commitment to introduce every nine-year-old child to the game by 2009, has appointed its sixth and final member of its development team.
Susie Kidd from Aberdeen has been assigned the role of clubgolf Grampian Regional Manager, to pilot the area's national programme in readiness for its role out in 2009. Work in the area has already begun. Ten volunteer coaches from four local clubs have completed their PGA clubgolf Level 1 Training for Volunteers course and are ready to help teach the game to youngsters from their communities. Susie joins a six strong development team.
In addition to regional development work, each has a separate task of tackling an issue facing the sport. These range from social inclusion to developing links between schools and clubs. The Grampian position carries with it the responsibility for attracting and retaining double the current number of female players in Scotland.The promotion of "Girls in Golf" in Scotland is a critical role. Currently, there are 198,500 registered male club golfers in Scotland, but fewer than 50,000 females.
The average age of the Scottish golfer is now 55. In the under 18 level, there are 25,000 boys but just 2,700 girls. This is not a challenge facing only golf. Most other sports in Britain find it hard to attract and retain female participants. According to Women's Sports Foundation UK, girls as young as seven begin to show negative attitudes towards sport; 40% of young women have dropped out of physical activity by the age of 18; and only 10% of women and 35% of girls are members of a club where they can take part in sport. This new clubgolf appointment seeks to redress the boy/girl imbalance. The target is to double the number of girls involved in golf by the year 2009.
Susie Kidd certainly has an empathy with her target audience. Since first swinging a club, aged 13, at Edzell Golf Club there have been few interruptions in her progress and she has a burning passion for the sport. She has a handicap of four and has been women's club champion five times at Portlethen Golf Club."As a girl I was aware that golf seemed like a sport for men. I was very fortunate because my father and two brothers were all keen golfers and when I started playing there were three girls at my school who already played," said Susie.
"It certainly encourages you to keep playing if you have a big peer group of girls in the club and that will be our aim for clubs across Scotland."I found it was a game with a high skill base so as a girl it was a good leveller and it was something at which I could shine. Golf has given me fitness and health. It has taught me discipline as well as winning and losing."This new role will give me the opportunity to put something back into a sport which has given me so much. I'm delighted to have been given this opportunity and look forward to help making an impact."

English Womens Mid-Amateur
Nicola Timmins (Sene Valley), Rachel Lomas (Hallowes) and Sophie Walker (Kenwick Park) headed the field of 62 on 143 at the end of the 36-hole qualifying test at the English women’s mid-amateur championship over the High Course at Moor Park Golf Club, Hertfordshire.
The par 73 course saw a morning round of 70, against the CSS of 73. Other morning par or better scores were produced by Kelly Hanwell (Northampton) 72, Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) 72, Naomi Edwards (Ganton) 73 and defending champion Nicola Timmins (Sene Valley) 73
The event started following torrential overnight rain.
The leading qualifiers were: Nicola Timmins with a 73 and a 70; Rachel Lomas, also 73 and 70 and Sophie 76 and 67.
Sophie’s 67 was the lowest score of the day.

Tues-Sat 10th-14th August

I'm at Strathaven for the Junior Home Internationals from Tuesday, return on Saturday.. Reports, if any, will be intermittent. The LGU website will have up-to-date results. Keep watching Hot News for any News worth reading! And pray for the rain to stop!

Tuesday 10th August 2004

Teams for the Girls home Internationals at Strathaven





WEDNESDAY morning's start of the three-day girls' home golf internationals series at Strathaven Golf Club could be delayed after several hours of rain flooded parts of the Lanarkshire course on Tuesday.
"We've made contingency plans to complete the six matches between Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales over the three days, including scrapping the foursomes on any day if we have to," said Susan Simpson, the Ladies Golf Union championship secretary.
Using last week's individual performances in the British girls' open championship at Lanark as a yardstick, England start favourites to win the title for the fifth year in a row.
The prospects of a very young Scotland team captained by Jenny Jenkins being crowned Under-18 champions for the first time since Mullingar in 1998 have been diminished by the withdrawal of Kelly Brotherton (Tulliallan), Scottish girls' champion last year and beaten finalist this year, and the possible unavailability of Roseanne Niven (Crieff) due to illness.
Kelly's place was taken by Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) but if Roseanne also has to withdraw, skipper Jenkins will have only seven players instead of eight at her disposal.
"If Roseanne is advised by her doctor not to play, I'm afraid that Scotland will not be able to call up their next reserve in line, Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) because the rules of the championship state that any substitute must be nominated before 24hr of the time fixed for the first match. That deadline has passed," said Mrs Simpson.
Scotland will play Wales and Ireland face England in the opening day's programme - weather permitting. Carly Booth from Auchterarder and Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry), age 12 and 13 respectively, will be making their debuts for Scotland in the foursomes.
SCOTLAND: Carly Booth (Auchterarder), Krystle Caithness (St Regulus), Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze), Rachael Livingstone (Musselburgh Old Course), Roseanne Niven (Crieff), Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle), Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry), Gemma Webster (Hilton Park).
Capain: Jenny Jenkins.
ENGLAND: Claire Aitken (Mid-Kent), Jodi Ewart (Catterick), Katrina Holford (Ingestre Park), Rachel Jennings (Izaak Walton), Felicity Johnson (Harborne), Kiran Matharu (Sand Moor), Florentyna Park (Royal Birkdale), Melissa Reid (Cheven). Captain: Joy Trafford.
IRELAND: Fiona Caroll (Athenry), Rachel Cassidy (The Island), Tara Delaney (Carlow), Emma Gilmore (Mount Bellew), Danielle McVeigh (Royal Co Down), Sinead O'Sullivan (Galway), Nikki Taggart (Green Island), Catherine Tucker (Limerick). Captain: Charlotte Crowe.
WALES: Kimberley Boulden (Maesdu), Tara Davies (Holyhead), Lucy Gould (Bargoed), Lydia Hall (Royal Porthcawl), Sahra Hassan (Vale of Glamorgan), Donna Jones (Caernarfon), Breanne Loucks (Wrexham), Laura Jane Roberts (Holyhead). Captain: Sue Turner.
G Webster, K Caithness v T Davies, B Loucks.
C Booth, C-M Carlton v K Boulden, D Jons.
S Watson, K Walker v L Hall, S Hassan.
T Delaney, F Caroll v M Reid, C Aitken.
E Gilmore, S O'Sullivan v K Matharu, J Ewart.
D McVeigh, C Tucker v F Johnson, K Holford.

Strathtyrum Trophy, St Andrews

Kirriemuir's Ann Ramsay was leading qualifier by three strokes for the match-play stages of the St Andrew Links Trust women's open Strathtyrum Trophy tournament. She had roudns of 73 over the Eden Course and 78 over the New.
Karen Marshall (Baberton), Laura Collin (John O'Gaunt) and young Rebecca Watson (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies), whose 13-year-old sister Sally is making her debut for Scotland in the girls' home internationals at Strathaven this week, tied for second best on the 154 mark.
Karen Marshall's Joan, captain of the victorious Scotland veterans' team at Strathmore Golf Centre last week, was also a qualifier.
The No 32 qualifier was Valerie Kirkwood (Furness) on 185.
(Eden course score first; New course score second)
151 Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 73 78.
154 Karen Marshall (Baberton) 73 81, Laura Collin (John O'Gaunt) 74 80, Rebecca Watson(Elie & Earlsferry) 76 78.
158 Caroline Gay (Rothley Park) 75 83.
159 Lynda Brabender (Greenock) 78 81.
161 Nicole Whitemore (Woburn) 79 82, Alyson Wood (Furness) 79 85.
166 Rebecca Copland (Scotscraig) 81 85, Jenny Tootell (Blackpool North Shore) 77 89.
168 Deirdre Randall (Hartley Wintney) 83 85.
169 Susan Pickles (Lee on Solent) 85 84.
170 Jane Bainbridge (Arcot Hall) 85 85, Holly Aitchison(Bedfordshire) 82 88.
172 Maria Dolphin (Rochester & Cobham) 83 89.
173 Marilyn Henderson (West Rhine) 82 91, Pamela Williamson (Baberton) 88 85, Dawn Pearson (West Rhine) 86 87.
175 Joan Marshall (Baberton) 79 96, Elizabeth Burns (Penwortham) 85 90.
177 Cheryl Western (Grove) 85 92.
178 Sue Mitchell (Rochester & Cobham) 78 100, Daria Anisimova (Moscow City) 83 95.
179 Sadie Cavanagh (Seascale) 84 95.
180 Stephanie Liddel (Carlisle) 81 99, Jane Graham (Moor Park) 88 92.
182 Carol Rees (Blackpool North Shore 90 92.
183 Elizabeth Goodwin (Glenbervie) 86 97, Gladys Speedie (Douglas Park) 86 97, Ann Grant Carlisle) 84 99.
184 Penny Perkins (Whitstable & Seasalter) 83 101.
185 Valerie Kirkwood (Furness) 85 100.

Play in the English girls’ Under-13 and Under-15 championships was suspended due to rain.The Under-15 championship round one is due restart on Wednesday at 8.16am. One round of stroke play to be played, after which the first 16 will qualify for Flight 1 and the second 16 qualify for Flight 2. The Under-13 first-round scores will count for qualifying. The second round has been abandoned due to rain.
The first 16 qualify for Flight 1 and the remaining 16 qualify for Flight 2.
Kelly Tidy (Manchester), 12 years old, is the leading qualifier with a score of 76. Kelly will play Rebecca McIntyre (Eden) in the first round of match play.Kelly plays off a 7.3 handicap and is a member of the England Birdie Squad and the Lancashire county girls’ team, having held the Lancs Under-12 title last year. Kelly has played since the age of five. She first went to the driving range with her father and grandmother, Margaret Tidy.
Margaret said "Kelly is a smashing golfer and we are all so proud of her".
Kelly Tidy (Manchester) 76
Raphaela Dyer (Hayling) 80
Georgina Kilby (Warren) 83
Katie Thompson (Corhampton) 83
Sian Evans (Sittingbourne & Milton) 85
Lucy Cutler (Warley Park) 86
Holly Clyburn (Kenwick Park 87
Lauren Oleksik (Wolstanton) 87
Siobhan Pamenter (Chelmsford) 88
Tiffany Hewetson (East Brighton) 88
Nikki Foster (Accrington & Dist) 90
Hollie Weatherburn (Furness) 90
Alexandra Peters (Notts Ladies) 91
Rebecca Gibbs (Burnham & Berrow) 91
Madeleine Kuhler (Walton Heath) 92
Rebecca McIntyre (Eden) 93

Highland Vets v Northern Vets
The SVLGA Inter Divisional Match was held yesterday. at Duff House Royal Golf Club between Highland Division & Northern Division.  Highland were the host team and won 6 matches to 3.
Results (Highland names first):
Louise Clark (Nairn Dunbar) bt Frances Neish (Murcar) 2 & 1
Eleanor Fiskin (Nairn) halved match with Margaret Joss (Alford)
Marjorie Wild (Elgin) bt Marion Donald (Aberdeen Ladies) 5 & 4
Harriet Cumming (Fortrose & Rosemarkie) lost to Alice Gall (Cruden Bay) 1 hole
Anne Armstrong (Strathpeffer) lost to Sadie Craig (Cruden Bay) 1 hole
Yvonne Gunn (Nairn) bt Hilda Fowlie (Cruden Bay) 5 & 3
Liz MacLaren (Inverness) bt Pam Forrest (Deeside) 1 hole
Jessie Grant (Inverness) halved match with May Walker (Aboyne)
Jean Russell (Tain) bt Anne Stalker (Aberdeen Ladies) 3 & 2

Highland. L/R: Anne Armstrong (Strathpeffer),  Louise Clark (Nairn Dunbar),  Harriet Cumming (Fortrose & Rosemarkie), Jessie Grant (Inverness),  Eleanor Fiskin (Nairn),  Jean Russell, Vice-Captain (Tain),  Liz MacLaren (Inverness),  Yvonne Gunn (Nairn),  Marjorie Wild (Elgin)

Northern, L/R:  Margaret Joss (Alford),  Frances Neish (Murcar),  Hilda Fowlie (Cruden Bay),  Stella Hodge, Captain (Aberdeen Ladies),  Marion Donald (Aberdeen Ladies),  May Walker (Aboyne),  Sadie Craig (Cruden Bay),  Pam Forrest (Deeside),  Alice Gall (Cruden Bay),  Anne Stalker (Aberdeen Ladies)

Report and photos courtesy Alice Gall


Monday 9th August 2004

Jocelyn Carthew, winner of the Mary McCallay trophy, flanked by Dumfries and Galloway Captain Mr Sandy Durovic and Mrs Isabelle Fairlie, Dumfries-shire County President.
Photo Courtesy Chris Hastings

Ladybank player Jo Carthew, a former winner of the Clark Rosebowl at the Scottish women's championship, and currently East of Scotland Champion, chalked up arguably her best open tournament win todate in the Mary McCallay Trophy event at Dumfries & Galloway Golf Club.
Miss Carthew had scores of 73 and 71 for a 36-hole total of 144 - one under the combined CSS of 73 (am) and 72 (pm) - to win comfortably by five strokes from a good-class field.
Curtis Cup reserve and past Scottish champion Lynn Kenny (Stirling University) led with a first-round 71 but fell away to a 78 for 149, which still earned her the runner-up spot.
Diane Macdonald (Dumfries & Co) and Martine Pow (Selkirk) came next, each with an aggregate of 151.
Diane's second-round 75, two shots better than Martine's, earned her the third scratch prize.
144 Jocelyn Carthew (Ladybank) 73 71.
149 Lynn Kenny (Stirling Univ) 71 78.
151 Diane Macdonald (Dumfries & Co) 76 75, Martine Pow (Selkirk) 74 77.
152 Sara Bishop (Windyhill) 77 75, Addi Shamash (Kirkcudbright) 77 75.
153 Claire Hargan (Prestonfield) 76 77, Louise Fleming (Roxburghe) 79 74.
154 Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 80 74.
156 Judith Anderson (Hawick) 76 80, Sally Kettlewell (Dunblane New) 80 76.
157 Kirsty Inkpen (Duns) 79 78.
158 Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 81 77, Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 79 79.

England win Team Award at British Girls
England's Katrina Holford, Felicity Johnson and Melissa Reid pipped Spain by one shot for the international team award staged in conjunction with the two qualifying rounds of the British girls' open amateur championship at Lanark last week.
Katrina totalled 144, Felicity 150 and Melissa 151 for a 36-hole aggregate of 293.
Spain's Maria Hernandez (153), Belen Mozo (150) and Beatriz Recari (145) totalled 294.
France (299) were third and Ireland (301) fourth.
Scotland's Krystle Caithness, Roseanne Niven and Kylie Walker finished eighth on 309.
293 ENGLAND (Katrina Holford 144, Felicity Johnson 150, Melissa Reid 151).
294 SPAIN (Beatriz Recari 145, Belen Mozo 150, Maria Hernandez 153).
299 FRANCE (Valentine Derrey 149, Elena Giraud 150, Jennifer Weiler 156).
301 IRELAND (Tara Delaney 150, Sinead O'Sullivan 151, Catherine Tucker 166).
309 , WALES (Breanne Loucks 155, Lydia Hall 156, KImberley Boulden 157), SCOTLAND (Kylie Walker 154, Krystle Caithness 155, Roseanne Niven 161), ITALY.

Sunday 8th August 2004

Happy Wedding Anniversary to my husband David!

By Colin Farquharson
Spain’s 16-year-old Azahara Munoz from Malaga, won the British girls' open amateur championship in impressive style at sunny Lanark Golf Club today (SUNDAY).
She beat 17-year-old Valentine Derrey from Nevilly-sur-Seine, France by 4 and 2 in the 18-hole final.
Azahara, last year’s European Young Masters’ girls’ title-winner and a plus 2 player at Guadalmina Golf Club, took a grip on the match with three birdies in a row from the third to be three up on the sixth tee.
Valentine DerreyValentine, who plays off one of a handicap at Paris Saint Cloud Golf Club, went four down with a bogey at the seventh. The French girl, the ninth of the 32 qualifiers for the match-play stages, won only two holes in the final, the ninth and the 13th and she had to produce a birdie on each occasion.
Miss Munoz, the No. 3 qualifier, was three under par when the final finished on the 16th green. She had the current European Young Masters girls' champion, 14-year-old Carlota Ciganda from Spain, as her caddie after Carlota, the No 2 seed, unexpectedly lost in the second round.
Azahara won the Spanish women's championship when she was only 14.
In all Spain had 20 representatives in the championship at Lanark
The Second-Flight competition for the Todd Bowl was won by Jodi Ewart from Yorkshire. The 16-year-old Catterick player beat Pia Halbig from Wiesbaden, Germany by 2 and 1 in the final with three-under-par figures.
Photo of Azahara Munoz Courtesy and copyright © Tom Ward
Photo of Valentine Derrey Courtesy and Copyright © Cal Carson Golf Agency

Prizewinners and Club officials at Lanark after the prize-giving

Saturday 7th August 2004

The British girls' open amateur championship trophy will again be presented to a Continental player at Lanark Golf Club after Sunday morning's 18-hole final.
The finalists are 17-year-old French player Valentine Derrey from Nevilly-sur-Seine and Spain's 16-year-old Azahara Munoz from Malaga. Britain's last hope - Felicity Johnson from Birmingham - was beaten by one
hole in Satuday morning's quarter-finals by defending champion Marianne Skarpnord (Norway) who later lost by 2 and 1 to par golf from Miss Derrey
Miss Munoz, last year's European Young Masters girls' title-winner, was one under par in winning her semi-final against fellow Spaniard Lucia Cortezo from the Canary Islands.
The Second-Flight competition for the Todd Bowl was won by Jodi Ewart, pictured right, from Yorkshire. The 16-year-old Catterick player beat Pia Halbig from Wiesbaden, Germany by 2 and 1 in the final with three-under-par figures.
Photo Courtesy and Copyright © Cal Carson Golf Agency

Lanark Golf Club
Valentine Derrey (France) beat Valerie Sternebeck (Germany) 5 and 4.
Marianne Skarpnord (Norway) beat Felicity Johnson (Harborne) 2 holes.
Azahara Munoz (Spain) beat Ines Tusquets (Spain) at 20th.
Lucia Cortezo (Spain) beat Anna Nordqvist (Sweden) at 20th.
Derrey beat Skarpnord 2 and 1.
Munoz beat Cortezo 1 hole.
Second Flight (Todd Bowl)
Pia Halbig (Germany) beat Mariana Macias (Spain) at 19th.
Jodi Ewart (Catterick) beat Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry) 9 and 8.
Ewart beat Halbig 2 and 1.

Sally Watson, only 13 years old, had a nightmare experience in the semi-finals of the British girls' open amateur golf championship's second-flight competition for the Todd Bowl.
The Edinburgh girl, who is a member at the Elie and Earlsferry Ladies club in Fife, was beaten 9 and 8 by Jodi Ewart, pictured right, from Catterick.
Sally never won a hole and was eight down after nine holes. When she lost the 10th, it was all over, probably a huge relief to Miss Watson who remains one of Scotland's top female prospects.
Miss Ewart will play Germany's Pia Halbig in the Todd Bowl final.
In the championship quarter-finals, Britain's last title hope, Felicity Johnson from Birmingham, was beaten by two holes by the defending champion Marianne Skarpnord from Norway. Despite suffering from a very sore throat, 18-year-old Marianne was able to rally from three down after nine holes to win on the 18th green.
The semi-finals line-up is Marianne Skarpnord v Valentine Derrey (France) and Azahara Munoz (Spain) v Lucia Cortez (Spain). Lanark Golf Club
Valentine Derrey (France) beat Valerie Sternebeck (Germany) 5 and 4.
Marianne Skarpnord (Norway) beat Felicity Johnson (Harborne) 2 holes.
Azahara Munoz (Spain) beat Ines Tusquets (Spain) at 20th.
Lucia Cortezo (Spain) beat Anna Nordqvist (Sweden) at 20th.
Second Flight (Todd Bowl)
Pia Halbig (Germany) beat Mariana Macias (Spain) at 19th.
Jodi Ewart (Catterick) beat Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry) 9 and 8.

Photo courtesy and copyright © Tom Ward

Friday 6th August 2004

Scotland's only two top-flight qualifiers - Krystle Caithness (St Regulus) and Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) - were beaten in the first round of the match-play stages of the British girls' open amateur golf championship at Lanark Golf Club yesterday (Friday).
The only home player with an active interest in the tournament is 13-year-old Edinburgh girl Sally Watson who has reached the semi-finals of the Second Flight competition for the Todd Bowl.
A member at Elie and Earlsferry Golf Club, Fife, Sally beat Scottish girls international team-mate Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) by one hole in the first round and then had a good 4 and 2 victory over Monique Huijsman (Netherlands) in the quarter-finals.
Scottish Under-16 and Under-18 girls' champion Krystle Caithness from Cellardyke, Fife holed a birdie putt at 6.30am to get through a play-off which began on Thursday night.
Some five hours later Krystle was out of the championship - beaten 5 and 3 by the No 1 seed Katrina Holford (Ingestre Park).
Krystle was only one down at the turn and looked to have a chance of providing an upset result at that point. But the English girl never looked back after going two up after 12 holes.
Kylie, last year's Scottish schoolgirls champion, was beaten 4 and 2 by Sonia Cologan (Spain) after losing five of the first seven holes.
Lesley Hendry (Routenburn) lost by 3 and 2 to Jennifer Weiler (France) in the first round of the Todd Bowl.
Birmingham's Felicity Johnson, 17-year-old +2 player from Harborne Golf Club, averted a Continental take-over of the Saturday morning quarter-finals in the championship.
No 1 seed Katrina Holford (Ingestre Park), Henrietta Brockway (Yeovil) and Melissa Reid (Chevin), the new English girls' champion, all made second-round exits but Felicity, who had won at the 19th in the morning against Maria Hernandez (Spain), again battled on to win by one hole over Spain's Carolina Andrade and now meets defending champion Marianne Skarpnord (Norway) for a place in the semi-final.
Marianne came back from four down with five to play to win her first-round tie against Irish girls champion Tara Delaney (Carlow) at the 20th and then beat Henrietta Brockway 6 and 5.
Championship SECOND ROUND
Sternebeck beat Holford 7 and 5.
Derrey beat Cologan 4 and 3.
Johnson beat Andrade 1 hole.
Skarpnord beat Brockway 6 and 5.
Munoz beat Reid 2 holes.
Tusquets beat Zwanck at 19th.
Cortez beat Froelich 2 and 1.
Nordqvist beat Ciganda 4 and 2.
Macias beat Loucks at 21st.
Halbig beat Weiler 4 and 2.
Ewart beat Givens 2 and 1.
Watson beat Huijsman 4 and 2.
+Championship quarter-finals begin at 9am; Todd Bowl semi-finals 9.40 and 9.50.

Scottish Under-16 and Under-18 girls' champion Krystle Caithness from Cellardyke, Fife holed a birdie putt at 6.30am to get through a play-off in the British girls' open amateur championship at Lanark.
Some five hours later Krystle was out of the championship - beaten 5 and 3 by the No 1 seed Katrina Holford (Ingestre Park).
Krystle was only one down at the turn and looked to have a chance of providing an upset result at that point. But the English girl never looked back after going two up after 12 holes.
Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle), the only other Scot among the 32 qualifiers for the match-play stages - 13-year-old Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry) was eliminated in the early-month resumption of the play-off.
Kylie, last year's Scottish schoolgirls champion, was beaten 4 and 2 by Sonia Cologan (Spain) after losing five of the first seven holes.
In the Second Flight competition for the Todd Bowl, Lesley Hendry (Routenburn) lost by 3 and 1 Jennifer Weiler (France) after being four down at the turn.
In the same event, Sally Watson beat Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) on the 18th green after being one down at the turn.
Lanark Golf Club
First round
K Holford (Ingestre Park) beat K Caithness (St Regulus) 5 and 3.
V Sternebeck (Germany) beat B Mozo (Spain) 4 and 2.
V Derrey (France) beat F Rossi (Italy) 1 hole.
S Cologan (Spain) beat K Walker (Buchanan Castle) 4 and 2.
C Andrade (Spain) beat C Aitken (Mid-Kent) 5 and 3.
F Johnson (Harborne) beat M Hernandez (Spain) at 19th.
M Skarpnord (Norway) beat T Delaney (Carlow) at 20th.
H Brockway (Yeovil) beat B Recari (Spain) 2 and 1.
A Munoz (Spain) beat A Felgueroso (Spain) 2 and 1.
M Reid (Chevin) beat C Lennarth (Sweden) 5 and 3.
I Tusquets (Spain) beat E Giraud (France) 2 and 1.
A Zwanck (Spain) beat K Kinnerud (Sweden) 3 and 1.
K Froelich (France) beat S Malossini (Italy) 6 and 5.
L Cortezo (Spain) beat P Bengtsson (Sweden) 2 and 1.
A Nordqvist (Sweden) beat S O'Sullivan (Galway) 3 and 1.
C Ciganda (Spain) beat V Stefansen (Denmark) 5 and 4.
Sternebeck beat Holford 7 and 5.
Derrey beat Cologan 4 and 3.
Johnson beat Andrade 1 hole.
Skarpnord beat Brockway 6 and 5.
Munoz beat Reid 2 holes.
Tusquets beat Zwanck at 19th.
Cortez beat Froelich 2 and 1.
Nordqvist beat Ciganda 4 and 2.
First round
B Loucks (Wrexham) beat C Schnidlin (France) 1 hole.
M Macias (Spain) beat L Hall (Royal Porthcawl) 1 holoe.
J Weiler (France) beat L Hendry (Routenburn) 3 and 1.
P Halbig (Germany) beat K Boulden (Maesdu) 2 and 1.
J Ewart (Catterick) beat L Gould (Bargoed) 5 and 4.
E Givens (Blackwell Grange) beat B L Dowell (Enmore Park) 3 and 2.
M Huijsman (Netherlands) beat M Silva (Spain) 4 and 2.
S Watson (Elie & Earlsferry) beat C-M Carlton (Fereneze) 1 hole.

Krystle Caithness (St Regulus) and Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle)
have qualified for the British Girls' match play stages.

Scottish Under-16 and Under-18 girls' champion Krystle Caithness from Cellardyke, Fyfe got through but Sally Watson, a 13-year-old Edinburgh girl and member at Elie & Earlsferry, was eliminated from the British girls' open amateur golf championship in an early-morning play-off at Lanark Golf Club today (Friday).
Seven players tied on the limit mark of 155 at the end of the second qualifying round yesterday (Thursday). An evening play-off began to provide the final three of the 32 qualifiers for the match-play stages.
Pia Halbig (Germany), Lucy Gould (Bargoed) and Breanne Loucks (Wrexham) were knocked out before the play-off was halted due to fading light and bad weather.
It was resumed at 6.30am with Krystle Caithness, Sally Watson, Araceli Felgueroso (Spain) and Victoria Stefansen (Denmark) still chasing the three places left in the championship draw.
Krystle, a member of the St Regulus club, St Andrews, secured the first one with a birdie at the second hole; Victoria Stefansen grabbed the second with a par at the third.
That meant it was down to a straight fight between young Sally Watson and Araceli Felgueroso for the final place. The Spanish player won it with a par at the fourth hole.
Krystle Caithness's "reward" was a tie with the No 1 qualifier, Katrina Holford from Staffordshire who had the same leading total of 144 as Spain's Carlota Ciganda and Azahara Munoz but was seeded No 1 on the strength of her better second round - a 71 to a pair of 74s.
Sally Watson's consolation prize was No 2 seeding in the Second Flight match-play for the Todd Bowl in which she met fellow Scot Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) in the first round.
There are only two Scots in the championship draw - Krystle Caithness and Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) who qualified in No 25 place and meets Sonia Cologan (Spain) in the first round.
The only other Scot still actively involved in the tournament was Lesley Hendry (Routenburn), in the Todd Bowl with a first-round tie against Jennifer Weiler (Germany).
Check on the LGU website for up-to-date results

Thursday 5th August 2004

British Girls' Championship

Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) is into the matchplay, I'm waiting to see if two other Scots will join her....
Krystle Caithness and Sally Watson are currently involved in a seven-way tie for three places after the second qualifying round of the British Girls' Championship at Lanark today.

Thunderstorms have stopped play.... Krystle and Sally are still in... play recommences at 6:30am.

Measnwhile Spain dominates the Qualifying stages. How does Spain do it? If you know, please give your opinion on my Bulletin Board (under General)


144 A Munoz (Spa) 70 74, C Ciganda (Spa) 70 74, K Holford (Ingestre Park) 73 71.
145 B Recari (Spa) 71 74.
146 C Andrade (Spa) 73 73.
148 K Froelich (France) 74 74, A Zwanck (Spa) 75 73, S Cologan (Spa) 73 75.
149 V Derrey (Fra) 76 73, L Cortezo (Spa) 73 76.
150 F Johnson (Harborne) 76 74, A Nordqvist (Swe) 74 76, V Sternebeck (Ger) 73  77, E Giraud (Fra) 79 71, B Mozo (Spa) 72 78, T Delaney (Carlow) 75 75, M Reid  (Chevin) 75 75.
151 M Skarpnord (Nor) 74 77, C Lennarth (Swe) 75 76, S O'Sullivan (Galway) 76  75.
153 P Bengtsson (Swe) 75 78, M Hernandez (Spa) 76 77, I Tusquets (Spa) 76 77, F  Rossi (Ita) 74 79.
154 K Kinnerud (Swe) 75 79, K Walker (Buchanan Castle) 77 77, C Aitken  (Mid-Kent) 75 79, H Brockway (Yeovil) 74 80, S Malossini (Ita) 76 78.
155 (Seven-way play-off for last three places) P Halbig (Ger) 76 79, K  Caithness (St Regulus) 74 81, A Felgueroso (Spa) 79 76, L Gould (Bargoed) 77 78, B Loucks (Wrexham) 79 76, V Stefansen (Den) 75 80, S Watson (Elie &  Earlsferry) 77 78.


157 L Hendry (Routenburn) 78 79, C-M Carlton (Fereneze) 75 82,.
159 C Booth (Auchterarder) 79 80, G Webster (Hilton Park) 81 78.
161 R Niven (Crieff) 80 81.
165 M Briggs (Kilmacolm) 86 79.
166 P Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 84 82.
170 K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 79 91, R Livingstone (Musselburgh Old) 87 83, M  Macpherson (Barassie) 83 87.
176 S Herd (Dunblane New) 92 84.
178 H Harvey (St Leonards) 88 90.

Laura Eastwood, pictured left, from Yelverton, Devon scored a 3 and 2 win over Sophie Walker (Kenwick Park) in the final of the St Andrews Links four-day junior women's  open tournament over the Old Course.

Rachel Myles (St Leonards), pictured right, playing off 13, won the St Andrews Links Trust four-day Girls' Open Quaich tournament.
In the final over the Old Course, Rachel beat Christine Sparks (Mentmore) at the 19th. Christine plays off eight of a handicap.

Scotland make it three in a row.. Skipper Joan Marshall holds the Miller Stirling Trophy

Scotland completed a hat-trick of title wins in the Veteran women's inter-area  golf championship at Strathmore Golf Centre, Perthshire yesterday (Thu).
Skipper Joan Marshall's squad finished with a 100 per cent record, signing off  with a 6-3 win over North following earlier victories over South (5-4) and  Midlands (5-4) to keep the Miller Stirling Trophy for another year.
The final set of matches was reduced to singles only following a 4hr suspension  for bad weather on Wednesday. The second-day singles were not played until  this morning. Scotland's winners against North were Pamela Williamson (Baberton), Karen  Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) and Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh.
Moira Thomson (North Berwick) and Liz Campbell (Torwoodlee) halved their ties.
Liz Campbell was the most successful player in the championship with three wins  and two halved matches for 4pt out of a possible five.
Picture right: What the well-dressed spectator wears in Scotland in August. Scottish Vets President, Liz Miskimmon, out watching at Strathmore. Photo Courtesy Iris Brattan.
Thursday details (foursomes played on Wednesday):
Foursomes: 1 1/2-1 1/2.
Singles: D Parker lost to C Kenny 4 and 2, A Booth lost to P Williamson 7 and  6, V Saunders beat M Thomson 3 and 2, P West beat C MacAndrew 4 and 3, R Farrow  halved with L Campbell, S Pidgeon lost to N Fenton 1 hole (2 1/2-3 1/2).
NORTH 6 1/2, SOUTH 2 1/2
Foursomes: 2-1.
Singles: J Smith beat C Stirling 1 hole, R Lindley beat R Watters 4 and 3, H Smyth beat M Maisey 1 hole, A Wood beat L McCombe 1 hole, E Elliott halved with  B Silver, A Briggs lost to C Larkin 6 and 5 (4 1/2-2 1/2).
No foursomes.
Singles: Williamson beat J Smith 2 holes, Thomson halved with Lindley, Campbell  halved with C Kirk, L Bennett lost to H Smyth 3 and 2, K Ballantyne beat  Elliott 2 and 1, Fenton beat Wood 3 and 2.
MIDLANDS 6 3/4, SOUTH 2 1/4
No foursomes.
Singles: Saunders lost to Stirling 1 hole, A Dawson halved with Watters,  Parker beat Maisey 4 and 3, Booth beat H Hubbard 7 and 6, West beat Silver 4 and 2, Farrow beat Larkin 2 and 1.
+In singles-only matches, an individual win was worth 1 1/2pt, a halved match  3/4 pt to each player.

St Andrews Junior Womens Tournament

Laura Eastwood from Devon knocked out the remaining Scottish hope, Claire McNeil from Cawder, in this morning's semi-finals of the St Andrews Links Trust junior women's open four-day tournament for the Golf Monthly Trophy.
Laura beat Clare by 6 and 5 over the Old Course.
Laura plays Sophie Walker from Kenwick Park, Lincolnshire in the 18-hole final, also over the Old Course, this afternoon.
Sophie, semi-finalist in the British women's open amateur championship at Gullane on her last visit to Scotland, beat Rachel Bell from Ganton by one hole in the second semi-final this morning.
There is a chance of a Scottish winner in the Girls' Open Quaich, also played over the Old Course, St Andrews this afternoon. The finalists are Rachel Myles (St Leonards) and Christine Sparks from Mentmore. Rachel, playing off 13, avenged Wednesday's defeat of her sister Hilary by Sarah Horsburgh (Dunbar). Rachel beat Sarah, who plays off eight, by 6 and 4.
Christine won on the 18th green against Rebecca Pentland (Middlesbrough).
Laura Eastwood (Yelverton) beat Claire McNeil (Cawder) 6 and 5.
Sophie Walker (Kenwick Park) beat Rachel Bell (Ganton) 1 hole.
Christine Sparks (Mentmore) (8) beat Rebecca Pentland (Middlesbrough (13) 1 hole.
Rachel Myles (St Leonards) (13) beat Sarah Horsburgh (Dunbar) (8) 6 and 4.

Wednesday 4th August 2004

British Girls'

SPANISH youngsters dominated the leaderboard at the end of the first qualifying round in the British open girls' amateur championship at Lanark yesterday (Wed).
Spaniards filled the first five places and eight in all of the leading 11.
Azahara Munoz from Malaga, winner of the Spanish women's amateur title when she was only 14, shared the lead on three-under-par 70 with Carlota Ciganda, the latest "whizzkid" off the Spanish conveyor belt of young female golfing talent.
Katrina Holford (73) from Ingestre Park, Staffordshire, Henrietta Brockway (Yeovil), 74,and the Scottish Under-16 and Under-18 champion Krystle Caithness (74) from Cellardyke, Fife were the only British players in the leading 17 overnight as they go into the second qualifying round.
The next best Scots were Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) with a 75 and Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) and Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry), both on 77.
Carly Booth from Auchterader, at 12 years of age one of the best known players in the field, had a 79.
The 32 players with the lowest 36-hole aggregates will go forward to the championship match-play stages.
The next 16 will contest the Second Flight for the Todd Bowl.
Collated scoreboard
Lanark Golf Club (Par 73)
70 Azahara Munoz (Spa), Carlota Ciganda (Spa).
71 Beatriz Recari (Spa).
72 Mariana Macias (Spa), Belen Mozo (Spa).
73 Lucia Cortezo (Spa), Carolina Andrade (Spa), Katrina Holford (Ingestre Park), Chiara Venezia (Ita), Sonia Cologan (Spa), Valerie Sternebeck (Ger).
74 Federica Rossi (Ita), Henrietta Brockway (Yeovil), Krystle Caithness (St Regulus), Charlotte Schnidlin (Fra), Kelly Froelich (Fra), Marianne Skarpnord (Nor).
75 Claire Aitken (Mid-Kent), Victoria Stefansen (Den), Tara Delaney (Carlow), Camilla Lennarth (Swe), Melissa Reid (Chevin), Py Bengtsson (Swe), Karin Kinnerud (Swe), Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze).
Other GB&I scores:
76 Sinead O'Sullivan (Galway), Joanne Hodge (Knowle), Felicity Johnson (Harborne).
77 Claire Starkie (Silsden), Jodi Ewart (Catterick), Kimberley Boulden (Maesdu), Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle), Danielle McVeigh (Royal Co Down), Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies).
78 Catherine Tucker (Limerick), Becky Louise Dowell (Enmore Park), Lesley Hendry (Routenburn).
79 Carly Booth (Auchterarder), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Breanne Loucks (Wrexham), Anna Scott (Consett), Florentyna Parker (Royal Birkdale), Mary Ruddy (Manchester), Nicola Melville (Bridge of Allan), Amy Rees (Southerndown), Lindsey Wilson (Notts Ladies).
80 Roseanne Niven (Crieff), Hannah Burke (Mid-Herts), Donna Jones (Caernarfon), Caroline Atherton (Chorley).
81 Gemma Webster (Hilton Park), Clara Leathers (Ellesborough), Laura Cutler (Warley Park), Fern Grimshaw (Ferndown Park)
82 Samantha Round (Tadmarton Heath), Lucy Clark (Chelmsford).
83 Holly Aitchison (Bedfordshire), Lizzie Brand (Ilkley), Rachel Jennings (Izaak Walton). Becky Davies (Retford), Morag Macpherson (Barassie).
84 Natasha Podmore (High Legh Park), Emma Gilmore (Mount Bellew), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle).
86 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Rachael Livingstone (Musselburgh Old).
88 Nicole Whitmore (Woburn), Hannah Harvey (St Leonards).
90 Chantal Scott (Knighton Heath), Sian James (Bristol & Clifton), Kirsty Law (Evesham).
92 Sarah Marsden (Moor Park), Sarah Herd (Dunblane New), Nadia Crellin (Caldy).
93 Ami Storey (Parklands).
Retired: Emma Sheffield (Newark).

St Andrews Junior Womens' Open

Cawder's Claire McNeil, bound for Tyler College, Texas in a few weeks, scored one of her best wins in beating leading qualifier Faye Sanderson from Heworth, Gateshead at the 19th in the quarter-finals of the St Andrews Links Trust junior women's open golf tournament over the Old Course yesterday (wed).
Miss McNeil, the ninth of the 16 qualifiers for the match-play stages, now meets Laura Eastwood who made the long trip to Fife from Yelverton, near Plymouth. Laura, who was no 2 seed in the British women's open amateur championship at Gullane in June and went on to reach the quarter-finals, was a 2 and 1 winner over Naomi Edwards from Ganton, Yorkshire.
The previous day Miss Eastwood had claimed the scalp of the new Scottish Under-21 champion Clare Queen (Drumpellier) at the 22nd.
The other semi-final will be between England internationals Rachel Bell (Ganton) and Loughborough College student Sophie Walker from Kenwick Park, Lincolnshire, winner of the English women's stroke-play title last year and beaten semi-finals in the "British" at Gullane in June.
Both beat Scots in the quarter-finals. American college student Rachel beat Jane Turner (Glencorse) by 5 and 3 while Sophie beat namesake Laura Walker (Nairn Dunbar) by 4 and 3.
In the girls' open quaich, played under handicap, there is bound to be a Scottish finalist this afternoon. Sarah Horsburgh, who plays off eight at dunbar, will play Rachel Myles (St Leonards), a 13-handicapper, in the second semi-final over the Old Course this morning (thu).
Rachel will be all out to avenge the defeat of her sister Hilary by Sarah in the quarter-finals.
The first semi-final is an all-England affair between Rebecca Pentland, who plays off 13 at Middlesbrough golf club, and eight-handicap Christine Sparks, from Mentmore, Cambridgshire.
Claire McNeil (Cawder) beat Faye Sanderson (Heworth) at 19th.
Laura Eastwood (Yelverton) beat Naomi Edwards (Ganton) 2 and 1.
Rachel Bell (Ganton) beat Jane Turner (Glencorse) 5 and 3.
Sophie Walker (Kenwick Park) beat Laura Walker (Nairn Dunbar) 4 and 3.
rebecca pentland (middlesbrough) (13) beat alexandria stamper (penrith) (14) 1 hole.
christine sparks (mentmore) (8) beat rebecca hyde (kirkcaldy) (14) at 20th.
sarah horsburgh (dunbar) (8) beat hilary myles (st leonards) (14) 2 and 1.
rachel myles (st leonards) (13) beat mhairi johnstone (northern) (15) 3 and 1.

Vets Jamboree

Heavy rain forced a 4hr suspension of play at Strathmore Golf Centre, Perthshire yesterday (Wed) on the second day of the Veteran Ladies Golf Association inter-area team championship.
Only the foursomes were completed with Scotland, bidding for a hat-trick of titles, drawing 1 1/2-1 1/2 with Midlands while North were 2-1 up on South. These matches will be completed with the singles being played this morning (Thu).
The matches scheduled for the final day's programme (Scotland v North, South v Midlands) will be reduced to six singles apiece and played in the afternoon.
North Berwick's Moira Thomson, the only player with a 100 per cent record in the championship 12 months ago, made it three wins out of three at Strathmore when she partnered Liz Campbell (Torwoodlee) to a 3 and 1 win over Midlands' Denise Parker and Sue Timberlake.
Pamela Williamson (Baberton) and Chris MacAndrew (Nairn Dunbar) got a square match in the top foursome against Vivien Saunders and Sue Pidgeon.
Scotland's third string, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) and Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh), lost by one hole to Pat West and Rosemary Farrow.
North took the foursomes 2-1 against South.
Details (matches unfinished):
Foursomes: V Saunders, S Pidgeon halved with P Williamson, C MacAndrew; D Parker, S Timberlake lost to M Thomson, L Campbell 3 and 1; P West, R Farrow beat L Bennett, N Fenton 1 hole.
Singles to be played this morning (Thu).
Foursomes: A Wood, E Elliott beat L McCombe, V Morgan 5 and 4; R Lindley, P Thompson beat C Stirling, C Larkin 2 and 1; A Briggs, C Kirk lost to R Watters, B Silver 4 and 3.
Singles to be played this morning (Thu).

SLGA Centenary Competition - Regional Final (Borders)
The Borders Regional final, played at Minto Golf Club - Wed 4th August - Results:
Silver Division - M. Morrison(Hawick) 37 points
Bronze Division - F. Robson (Hawick) 41 points
Junior - K. Woods (Duns) - 31 points
The above team will represent the Borders at Prestwick in October.

SLGA Centenary Competition - Regional Final (Renfrewshire)
The Renfrewshire regional final of the SLGA Centenary Competition was played at Paisley Golf Club today. There were 27 finalists playing and the scoring was exceedingly low with 50% of the field having 36 points or more.
With only one winner from both of the Silver and Bronze Division and a Junior Winner, it was a pity a few more could not qualify the the Scottish National Final at Prestwick St Nicholas on the Friday 1st October 2004 and who will all form the "Renfrewshire County Team"
The Silver Division was won by Denise Parr (Cowglen) with 40 points by virtue of the Better Inward Half from Gillian Mullen (Paisley) and in 3rd Place was Sarah Kirby (Ranfurly Castle) with 39 points.
The Bronze Division was won by Jo Riddell (Erskine) with 39 points and the runner up was Claire Smith (Cochrane Castle) with 38 points - better last 3 holes from Val Lawrence ( Kilmacolm) who also had 38 points.
The Junior Section was won by Eilidh Briggs (Ranfurly Castle) with 38 points from Catherine Conje-Watt (Williamwood) and Jennifer Rossi (Whitecraigs) who both had 36 points
The SSS for Paisley is 74 (Par 74) and with all the good scores the CSS went down 73.
See Renfrewshire website for more details and photos.

SLGA Centenary Ayrshire Regional Final held at Belleisle G C on Monday 2nd August Stableford
S S 74 C S S 73
Silver : Rosalind Purdom ( P. St Nicholas ) 39 points
Bronze : Marie McLellan ( Irvine ) 40 points
Junior : Vicky Smith ( Kil Barassie ) 38 points

SLGA Centenary Competition - Regional Final (Midlothian)
See Midlothian Website for details.

Amy Batchelor was born in the same year as Cardross Golf Club - 1904,
so no wonder that the club celebrated the 100th birthday of their oldest member.
Amy was driven around the course by course manager Davy Gall and was then joined in the clubhouse
by members of the ladies' section to enjoy a splendid buffet to mark the occasion.
Amy was presented with flowers by the lady and senior members and
also a special crystal centenary jug from the Ladies Section.

Tuesday 3rd August 2004

St Andrews Junior Womens' Open
Clare Queen beaten!

Clare Queen's run of recent very good form came to a half in the first round of the St Andrews Links Trust junior women's open tournament over the Eden Course today.
The Drumpellier player, winner of the BP Scottish Under-21 girls title and the Mackie Bowl within the space of three days last weekend was beaten at the 22nd hole by Laura Eastwood (Yelverton) who had played well in the British women's open amateur championship at Gullane.
The only Scots to reach the quarter-finals were Claire McNeil (Cawder), Jane Turner (Glencorse) and Laura Walker (Nairn Dunbar).
Faye Sanderson (Heworth) beat Laura Collin (John O'Gaunt) 1 hole.
Claire McNeil (Cawder) beat Chloe Rogers (Braintree) 1 hole.
Naomi Edwards (Ganton) beat Ann Ramsey (Kirriemuir) 4 and 3.
Laura Eastwood (Yelverton) beat Clare Queen (Drumpellier) at 22nd.
Rachel Bell (Ganton) beat Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 4 and 3.
Jane Turner (Glencorse) beat Becky Copland (Scotscraig) 4 and 3.
Laura Walker (Nairn Dunbar) beat Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) 2 holes.
Sophie Walker (Kenwick Park) beat Michelle Thomson (McDonald Ellon) 2 and 1.
1.20 Sanderson v McNeil.
1.30 Edwards v Eastwood.
1.40 Bell v Turner.
1.50 L Walker v S Walker.
12.40 Alexandria Stamper (Penrith) v Rebecca Pentland (Middlesbrough).
12.50 Rebecca Hyde (Kirkcaldy) v Chrstine Sparks (Mentmore).
1.0 Hilary Myles (St Leonards) v Sara Horsburgh (Dunvbar).
1.10 Rachel Myles (St Leonards) v Mhairi Johnstone (Aberdeen Northern).

Scotland began their defence of the Miller Stirling Trophy with a 5-4 victory over South, one of their main rivals, in the Veteran Ladies Golfing Association inter-area championship at Strathmore Golf Centre, Perthshire today (Tuesday).
South beat Scotland on the last day of the 2003 tournament but the Scots had the edge over them in the games-won countback that decided who won the title.
Scotland trailed 2-1 after the morning foursomes but rallied in the singles with good wins by Pamela Williamson (Baberton), Moira Thomson (North Berwick) and Liz Campbell (Torwoodlee).
With Chris Stirling beating Cecilia Kenny (Dunblane New) 5 and 4, and Liz McCombie winning by 5 and 3 over Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park), it all rested on the final singles. Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh) eventually secured a 5-4 win for skipper Joan Marshall's squad by beating Belinda Silver 2 and 1.
In the other opening-day match, Midlands beat North 5-4 after sharing the foursomes 1 1/2-1 1/2 and taking the singles 3 1/2-2 1/2.
Collated scoreboard
Strathmore Golf Centre, Perthshire.
Foursomes: P Williamson, C MacAndrew lost to C Stirling, C Larkin 4 and 3; M Thomson, L Campbell beat L McCombe, V Morgan 7 and 5; L Bennett, N Fenton lost to B Silver, R Watters 2 and 1 (1-2).
Singles: C Kenny lost to Stirling 5 and 4, Williamson beat Watters 4 and 3, Thomson beat Larkin 5 and 3, K Ballantyne lost to McCombe 4 and 3, Campbell beat M Maisey 8 and 6, Fenton beat Silver 2 and 1 (4-2).
Foursomes: V Saunders, S Pidgeon beat J Smith, H Smyth 3 and 2; A Booth, R Farrow halved with E Elliott, A Wood; A Dawson, P West lost to R Lindley, P Thompson 9 and 7 (1 1/2-1 1/2).
Singles: D Parker lost to J Smith 2 and 1, Pidgeon halved with A Briggs, S Timberlake beat C Kirk 1 hole, Farrow lost to H Smyth 4 and 3, Booth beat Thompson 4 and 2, Saunders beat Lindley 6 and 4 (3 1/2-2 1/2).




Vets at Strathmore

Murcar regained the Aberdeenshire Ladies County Golf Association's Lyon Foursomes title at Aboyne yesterday (Monday). They beat Cruden Bay by a combined six-holes in the final of the tournament played under the double foursomes format.
Laura McLardy and Carol Wilson finished three up on Jill Harrison and Christine Middleton while Donna Pocock and Pat Wilson (mother of Carol) were also three up after 18 holes on Lynne Terry and Ros Dunsmuir.
In the morning semi-finals, Murcar gained their revenge by three holes for a defeat in the final last year by Aberdeen Ladies. Cruden Bay beat Deeside in the other semi-final by one hole.
Murcar beat Aberdeen Ladies by three holes (L McLardy, C Wilson lost to S Wood, E Whyte by three holes; D Pocock, P Wilson beat L Hardie, C Whicher by eight holes).
Cruden Bay beat Deeside by one hole (J Harrison, C Middleton halved with F Hay, L McPherson; L Terry, R Dunsmuir beat M Millership, S Shepherd one hole).
Murcar beat Cruden Bay by six holes (McLardy, C Wilson beat Harrison, Middleton by three holes; Pocock, P Wilson beat Terry, Dunsmuir by three holes).

Winning Murcar Team

Runners-up Cruden Bay


Ayrshire Junior Golf League
News from Alasdair Malcolm on the Ayrshire Junior Golf League. Or look at their new website


Fiona MacGregor became Dumfries-shire women's county golf champion over her home course at Thornhill Golf Club yesterday (Monday). The leading qualifier, Fiona beat Dorothy Young (Dumfries & Co) by 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final.
Margaret Davidson completed a title double for the Thornhill club when she won the handicap championship final, over 18 holes. Margaret, playing off 10 of a handicap, beat Aileen McIntyre, a 15-handicap member at Powfoot, by 5 and 3.
SCRATCH - Final (36 holes) _ F MacGregor (Thornhill) beat D Young (Dumfries & Co) 4 and 3.
HANDICAP - Final (18 holes) M Davidson (Thornhill) (10) beat A McIntyre (Powfoot) (15) 5 and 3.

Monday 2nd August 2004

St Andrews Junior Womens Open

Faye Sanderson (Heworth), pictured right, claimed the top seed berth in the match-play draw for the Golf Monthly Trophy as the St Andrews Links Trust junior women's open began with a qualifying round over the Strathtyrum course today.
Faye shot a 70, which was one under the CSS. No 2 qualifier was Sophie Walker (Kenwick Park), last year's English stroke-play champion and a semi-finalist in the British women's open amateur championship at Gullane in June.
Rachel Bell (Gantopn) and the in-form Clare Queen (Drumpellier) both had 73s. Rachel shaded the card countback to be the No 3 seed ahead of Clare at No 4.
Only two of the five players on the 79 mark qualified - Michelle Thomson (McDonald Ellon) and Laura Collin (John O'Gaunt). Eliminated on that score after a card countback were Emily Ogilvie (Muckhart), Christine Sparks (Mentmore) and Katie Thomson (Kintore).
Golf Monthly Trophy Draw (Word file)
Faye Sanderson Heworth 70
Sophie Walker Kenwick Park 71
Rachel Bell Ganton GC 73
Clare Queen Drumpellier 73
Naomi Edwards Ganton GC 74
Jane Turner Glencorse GC 74
Jenna Wilson Strathaven 74
Chloe Rogers Braintree GC 74
Claire McNeil Cawder GC 76
Laura Walker Nairn Dunbar 76
Rebecca Copland Scotscraig GC 77
Ann Ramsay Kirriemuir 77
Laura Eastwood Yelverton 77
Pamela Pretswell Bothwell Castle 78
Michelle Thomson McDonald GC 79
Laura Collin John O'Gaunt 79
Emily Ogilvie Muckhart 79
Christine Sparks Mentmore G&CC 79
Katie Thomson Kintore 79
Harriet Carr The Bedfordshire GC 81
Sarah Horsburgh Dunbar 81
Hannah Harvey St Leonards GC 81
S Javon-Dee Wilson Murcar GC 81
Kerri Harper Inverness 82
Rebecca Watson Elie & Earlsferry 82
Alexandria Stamper Penrith 83
Lauren Rogerson Penrith 83
Hilary Myles St Leonards GC 84
Lynne Nelson Saline GC 85
Mhairi Johnstone Northern 85
Samantha Colecliffe Rhyl 85
Kirsty Wells Dumfries & County 85
Sally Kettlewell Dunblane New 85
Rebecca Hyde Kirkcaldy 86
Rachel Myles St Leonards GC 86
Rachel Clark Dumfries & County 86
Ashleigh Wilton Ladybank GC 86
Rachel Thorpe Richmond 87
Rebecca Pentland Middlesborough 87
Fiona Blair Monifieth 87
Megan Barbour North Berwick West 88
Harriet Beasley Woburn 92
Holly Calvert Lancaster GC 94
Annabel Niven Crieff GC 95
Gillian Scanlan Hamilton 98
Lauren Whyte Aberdeen Ladies 99
Jennifer Jones McDonald GC 107
Girls Open Quaich Draw (Word File)
Qualifiers for the Girls' Open Quaich were:
Christine Sparks (Mentmore) 79.
Sarah Horsburgh (Dunbar) 81.
Alexandria Stamper (Penrith) 83.
Hilary Myles (St Leonards) 84
Mhairi Johnstone (Aberdeen Northern) 85
Rebecca Hyde (Kirkcaldy) 86.
Rachel Myles (St Leonards) 86.
Rebecca Pentland (Middlesbrough) 87.

Tulliallan's Kelly Brotherton has withdrawn from this week's British girls' open golf championship at Lanark and also from the Scotland team for next week's girls' home internationals at Strathaven. No reason has been given.
Her place in the Scots team goes to first reserve Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze), this year's Scottish schoolgirls champion.
Withdrawals from the British girls' open championship have meant the calling up from the reserve list of three Scots - Rachael Livingstone (Musselburgh Old), Sally Watson (Elie & Earslferry Ladies) and Nicola Melville (Bridge of Allan).

VLGA Area Team Campionship
Scotland will be bidding to win the Miller Stirling Trophy for the third year in a row when the Veteran Ladies Golf Association area team championship is contested over the next three days at Strathmore Golf Centre, near Alyth.
Three"new" faces in skipper Joan Marshall's line-up are Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), a former Scotland women's international team player, who has now reached the minimum age of 50 for veterans' golf, Cecilia Kenny (Dunblane New), mother of former Scottish women's champion Lynn Kenny and herself winner of the Scottish veteran women's title at Blairgowrie last October, and Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park), winner of last year's Scottish seniors' title at Ballater.
After beating the Scots last year, England South lost out in a games-up countback tie-breaker for the title. With Chris Stirling (Hampshire), the English senior match-play champion in their side, they will fancy their chances of going one better.
The Scotland v South match today will go a long way towards deciding the destination of the Miller Stirling Trophy this year.
Last year Scotland had the "player of the tournament" in former Scottish girls champion Moira Thomson (North Berwick) who won all her six matches.
England North and England Midlands complete the four-cornered contest.
The programme is:
Tuesday - Midlands v North, Scotland v South.
Wednesday -Midlands v Scotland, South v North.
Thursday - South v Midlands, Scotland v North.
SCOTLAND: Joan Marshall (Baberton), capt., Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Liz Campbell (Torwoodlee), Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh), Cecilia Kenny (Dunblane New), Chris MacAndrew (Nairn Dunbar), Moira Thomson (North Berwick), Pamela Williamson (Baberton).
NORTH: Isobel Williams, capt., Aubrey Briggs (Cheshire) Elaine Elliott (Northumberland), Carolyn Kirk (Yorkshire), Ruth Lindley (Durham), Julia Smith (Yorkshire), Hilary Smith (Yorkshire), Penny Thompson (Lancashire), Alyson Wood (Cumbria).
SOUTH: Vibeke Morgan (Berkshire), capt., Hannah Hubbard (Berkshire), vice-capt., Carol Larkin (Sussex), Liz McCombe (Hampshire), Margaret Maisey (Buckinghamshire), Belinda Silver (Hertfordshire), Chris Stirling (Hertfordshire), Rosemary Watters (Hertfordshire).
MIDLANDS: Sue Timberlake (Warwickshire), capt., Ann Booth (Staffordshire), Angela Dawson (Warwickshire), Rosemary Farrow (Cambridgeshire), Denise Parker (Lincolnshire), Sue Pidgeon (Shropshire), Vivien Saunders (Cambridgeshire), Pat West (Lincolnshire).

LGU Press Release

Competitors with handicaps ranging from +3 to 6 will be hoping to lift the Challenge Cup, the trophy awarded to the winner of the Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship to be played at Lanark Golf Club from 4th to 8th August.
It is perhaps indicative of the continual improvement in standards that both of last year’s finalists will be competing at Lanark. Last year at Newport it was Marianne Skarpnord, a +1 player from Norway who emerged with the trophy after her 2/1 win over Beatriz Recari of Spain.
In recent years Continental players have dominated the Championship and since 1995 Scottish player Clare Queen has been the only interruption in the unbroken sequence of foreign winners.
Home based players will have a tough task on their hands with half the field of 120 represented by top overseas girl golfers.
Home hopes could rest with Felicity Johnson, a +2 player from Harbourne; with Krystle Caithness, the Scottish Under-18 and Under-16 champion and with Tara Delaney, the winner this year of the Irish Girls title.
Competitors play one round on each of the first two days and the lowest 32 scores over 36-holes then compete in the match play leading to the 18-hole final on Sunday 8th August.

£115 for a round over Old Course in 2005
The cost of a round of golf over the Old Course, St Andrews will rise from pounds 110 to pounds £115 for the "high season" - mid-April to mid-October - next year.
The St Andrews Links Management Committee also decided on a "low season" - November to March when fairways mats are compulsory - increase of pounds 4 (up from pounds 52 to pounds 56).
A new "shoulder season" will be introduced next year, covering the first half of April and the second half of October. The green fee for the Old Course for those weeks, when fairways mat will not be in use, will be pounds £80.
"By offering a lower green fee at the beginning and at the end of the tourist season, we hope to help boost tourism business in the town at traditionally quiet times of the year.
The high season adult green fee on the New Course will remain at pounds 55 and will be matched by the new green fee for trhe Jubilee Course (pounds 55 from pounds 50).
Green fees for the Eden and Strathtyrum courses are to rise next spring for the first time in three years. The adult green fees in high season will be pounds 33 and pounds 22 respectively.

Karen StupplesWeetabix British Womens' Open at Sunningdale
Well done to Karen Stupples for her great win at the Weetabix. Read her post-game interview here.
Photo right courtesy and Copyright © Tom Ward

East Lothian Junior Championship - Haddingtom - Friday 6th August
Late entries still accepted (must be resident in East Lothian) Email David Warren. Here is the draw (Word file)

Mary McCallay Trophy - Dumfries and Galloway GC - Sunday 8th August
Here is the draw

Sunday 1st August 2004

Curtis Cup reserve Clare Queen, pictured right, from Drumpellier followed up her victory in the BP Scottish Under-21 girls golf championship at Kirkcaldy on Friday by regaining the Mackie Bowl in the Gullane Ladies Golf Club's presitigious 36-hole open tournament today.
Clare included a hole in one at the 136 yard ninth in her first round of 67 and then added a 74 for a total of 141 - two shots ahead of runner-up Heather MacRae (Dunblane New), who shot 68 and 75.
Former Scottish champion Lynn Kenny (Stirling University) finished third on 145 with scores of 72 and 73.
Gullane No 1 course.
LEADING FINAL TOTALS (CSS First round 73 Second round 74)
141 C Queen (Drumpellier) 67 74.
143 H MacRae (Dunblane New) 68 75.
145 L Kenny (Stirling Univ) 72 73.
148 K Caithness (St Regulus) 69 79.
149 L Walker (Nairn Dunbar) 72 77.
150 Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 73 77, C Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 72 78.
151 M Pow (Selkirk) 76 75, C Hargan (Prestonfield) 74 77.
152 J Wilson (Strathaven) 74 78.
153 S Watson (Elie & Earlsferry) 78 75, L Fleming (Hirsel) 78 75.
154 S Wood (Drumpellier) 74 80, J Carthew (Ladybank) 74 80.
155 K Mathieson (Glenbervie) 78 77.
157 C McLoughlin (Kilspindie) 83 74, J Jenkins (Ralston) 82 75, D Dewar (Stirling Univ) 81 76.
159 R Rankin (Lanark) 83 76, S Mitchell 73 86.
160 L Ruane 83 77, I Harvey 82 78.
161 E Cuthill 82 79, S Tait 75 86.
163 A Ramsay 79 84.
164 E Ogilvy 80 84.
]165 J Anderson 80 85.
166 N Melville 79 87, S Paterson 79 87.
170 R Watson 80 90.
172 K Inkpen 87 85, G Webster 81 91.
173 H Harvey 84 89.
175 L Douglas 86 89, E Goodwin 83 92.
176 S Kettlewell 80 96.
178 S Horsburgh 86 92.
179 A Kerr 89 90.
189 L Erunlu 96 93.
Prizewinners outwith the main list.
First round: 1st scratch: Cara Gruber 72 bih, 2nd scratch: Laura Walker 72
Second Round : 1st scratch: Claire McLoughlin 74, 2nd scratch: Jennifer Jenkins 75 bih

Group of Prizewinners after the Mackie Bowl
L to R: Heather Macrae, Laura Walker, Clare Queen (winner), Claire McLoughlin and Krystle Caithness

Fiona MacGregor, playing over her home course and the top qualifier by some 11 strokes, will start favourite to beat Dorothy Young (Dumfries & County) in Monday's 36-hole final of the Dumfries-shire women's county championship at Thornhill Golf Club.
Fiona had two good wins today - beating the eighth qualifier, Margaret Mannall (Powfoot) by 6 and 5 and then accounting for June Lawrie, also a member of Thornhill by 7 and 6 in the first semi-final.
Dorothy Young had a narrow one-hole win over Chris Hastings (Moffat) before going on to beat Margaret Macgregor (Dumfries & Galloway) by 5 and 4.
The 18-hole handicap final will feature Aileen McIntyre, a 15-handicapper at Powfoot, and Margaret Davidson, who plays off 10 at Thornhill.
SCRATCH - Quarter-finals
M MacGregor (Thornhill) beat M Mannall (Powfoot) 6 and 5.
J Laurie (Thornhill) beat P Beattie (Thornhill) 2 and 1.
M Macgregor (Dumfries & Co) beat E Mauchline (Lochmaben) 7 and 6.
D Young (Dumfries & Co) beat C Hastings (Moffat) 1 hole.
F MacGregor beat Laurie 7 and 6.
Young beat M Macgregor 1 hole.
HANDICAP - Quarter-finals
A McIntyre (Powfoot) (15) beat E Blunt (Dumfries & Galloway) (20) 2 and 1.
P Coleman (Thornhill) (22) beat S Townsley (Dumfries & Co) (15) 5 and 4.
M McCall (Dumfries & Co) (27) beat B Carruthers (Lockerbie) (13) 4 and 3.
]M Davidson (Thornhill) (10) beat M Pringle (Langholm) (29) 2 and 1.

Inverness-based New Zealander Liz McKinnon, pictured right, finished sixth today in the Irish women's open amateur stroke-play championship at Cork Golf Club.
Liz, beaten finalist in the Portuguese women's international championship in the spring, shot rounds of 80, 71 and 78 for a 54-total of 230.
Irish girls champion Tara Delaney (Carlow) and former Irish women's champion Martina Gillen (Beaverstown) tied on 220, Delaney making up seven shots on the overnight leader over the last 18 holes.
Teenager Tara then won a sudden-death play-off to take the title.
Sara Bishop (Windyhill) was the top Scot in joint 10th place on 235 with Fiona Lockhart (St Regulus) on 243, Pam Mackay (Royal Dornoch 245), Alexandra Young (Cathkin Braes) 254 and Addi Shamash 256.
Cork Golf Club.
220 T Delaney (Carlow) 76 74 70, M Gillen (Beaverstown) 71 72 77 (Delaney won play-off).
225 M Morrin (The Curragh) 77 75 73, C Coughlan (Cork) 73 75 77
227 D Smith (Co Louth) 73 76 78
230 E McKinnon (Nairn) 80 71 79
232 K Delaney (Carlow) 77 76 79, M Dunne (Skerries) 73 80 79
234 D McGowan (Ballybofey/Stranorlar) 77 80 77
235 S Bishop (Windyhill) 80 75 80, E Lyons (West Surrey) 78 77 80
236 N Kitching (Claremorris) 82 79 75, V Power (Brampton Park) 77 79 80
237 K Rothengatter (Nahetal) 81 78 78, E Geury (L'Empereur) 80 76 81,
D Walsh (Milltown) 79 81 77
238 S Heraty (Castle) 84 75 79, T Kirby (The Lakes) 82 76 80,
H Jones (Strabane) 77 77 84
239 L Gonzalez (Royal Waterloo) 81 79 79, E Wanet (Belgian) 75 80 84
240 M Holmes (Enniscrone) 77 81 82, D Conaty (Ashbourne) 76 79 85
241 P Feggans (Doon Valley) 83 79 79, T Watters (Muswell Hill) 80 80 81,
S McVeigh (RCDL) 79 82 80,
M Diamond (Royal Portrush) 77 82 82
242 S Hayes (Hermitage) 83 81 78, S Phillips (Woodbrook) 79 78 85
243 F Lockhart (St Regulus) 81 80 82
244 E Collins (Hong Kong) 82 82 80
245 S Meadow (Royal Portrush) 84 81 80, L Holmes (Enniscrone) 80 84 81,
S Keane (The Curragh) 80 82 83, P Mackay (Royal Dornoch) 80 80 85, S Curtin (Mallow) 80 79 86
246 S Corcoran (Portumna) 76 88 82
247 S Carty (The Island) 81 88 78
248 H McCarthy (Dunmurry) 86 85 77, N Taggart (Greenisland) 84 81 83,
F Carroll (Athenry) 79 88 81
249 S McCartan (Greenore) 82 85 82, A Ladd (Killarney) 81 83 85,
M Hayes (Tralee) 80 87 82
250 H Nolan (Shannon) 82 79 89
252 S Cunningham (Ennis) 84 79 89, L Toomey (Limerick) 78 85 89
254 A Young (Cathkin Braes) 88 85 81, À Dalton (Coollattin) 87 84 83,
J Quinn (Co. Louth) 85 80 89
255 R Cassidy (The Island) 87 79 89
256 A Shamash (Kirkcudbright) 84 90 82
257 D McCarthy (Woodenbridge) 86 88 83
258 R Nagle (Fota Island) 84 86 88
259 A Parker (Greenore) 87 81 91
262 L Kilmartin (Tipperary) 91 85 86, J Kinnear (Belvoir Park) 83 87 92
263 J Cronin (Killarney) 90 85 88
264 S O'Brien Kenney (Grange) 94 84 86
266 O Cunneen (The Island) 88 95 83, M Abernethy (Grange) 81 97 88
267 A Roche (Grange) 92 88 87
268 S Richmond (Turvey) 92 90 86
269 L Harrington (East Cork) 99 88 82, M Lowney (Dunmore) 92 93 84
270 D Prendergast (Killarney) 82 93 95
271 A Kingston (Bandon) 84 92 95
278 A Hyland (Forrest Little) 92 98 88
279 A Mulcahy (Killarney) 92 92 95
282 F O'Connor (Kanturk) 95 94 93
283 P Murray (Naas) 94 96 93

England team for the girls' home internationals at Strathaven Golf Club from August 11 to 13 is:
Team captain: Joy Trafford (Woodhall Spa).
Team manager: Margaret Johns (Kirton Holme).
Claire Aitken (Mid-Kent).
Jodi Ewart (Catterick).
Katrina Holford (Ingestre Park(.
Rachel Jennings (Izaak Walton).
Felicity Johnson (Harborne).
Florentyna Parker (Royal Birkdale)
Melissa Reid (Chevin).
Emma Sheffield (Newark)

Inverness-based New Zealander Liz McKinnon was lying in fifth place with one round to go in the Irish women’s open amateur stroke-play championship at Cork Golf Club.
A Nairn Golf Club member, Liz recovered from a disappointing opening round of 80 to return a 71, the lowest second-round score by anyone.
On 151 after 36, holes, Mrs McKinnon, whose husband Roy caddies for her, is eight shots off the pace being set by Martin Gillen (Beaverstown.
Martina scored 71 and 72 for 143 to open up a five-shot lead from Curtis Cup player Claire Coughlan, playing over her home course, and a six-shot advantage over the third-placed Deirdre Smith (Co Louth), this year’s Irish women’s champion.
143 M Gillen (Beaverstown) 71 72
148 C Coughlan (Cork) 73 75
149 D Smith (Co Louth) 73 76
150 T Delaney (Carlow) 76 74
151 E McKinnon (Nairn) 80 71
152 M Morrin (The Curragh) 77 75
153 K Delaney (Carlow) 77 76, M Dunne (Skerries) 73 80
154 H Jones (Strabane) 77 77
155 S Bishop (Windyhill) 80 75, E Lyons (West Surrey) 78 77, D Conaty (Ashbourne) 76 79, E Wanet (Belgium) 75 80
156 E Geury (L'Empereur) 80 76, V Power (Brampton Park) 77 79
157 S Phillips (Woodbrook) 79 78, D McGowan (Ballybofey/Stranorlar) 77 80
158 T Kirby (The Lakes) 82 76, M Holmes (Enniscrone) 77 81
159 S Heraty (Castle) 84 75, K Rothengatter (Nahetal) 81 78, S Curtin (Mallow) 80 79, M Diamond (Royal Portrush) 77 82
160 L Gonzalez (Royal Waterloo) 81 79, T Watters (Muswell Hill) 80 80,
P Mackay (Royal Dornoch) 80 80, D Walsh (Milltown) 79 81
161 H Nolan (Shannon) 82 79, N Kitching (Claremorris) 82 79, F Lockhart (St Regulus) 81 80, S McVeigh (RCDL) 79 82
162 P Feggans (Doon Valley) 83 79, S Keane (The Curragh) 80 82
163 S Cunningham (Ennis) 84 79, L Toomey (Limerick) 78 85
164 S Hayes (Hermitage) 83 81, E Collins (Hong Kong) 82 82, A Ladd (Killarney) 81 83, L Holmes (Enniscrone) 80 84, S Corcoran (Portumna) 76 88
165 J Quinn (Co. Louth) 85 80, S Meadow (Royal Portrush) 84 81, N Taggart (Greenisland) 84 81
166 R Cassidy (The Island) 87 79
167 S McCartan (Greenore) 82 85, M Hayes (Tralee) 80 87, F Carroll (Athenry) 79 88
168 A Parker (Greenore) 87 81
169 S Carty (The Island) 81 88
170 R Nagle (Fota Island) 84 86, J Kinnear (Belvoir Park) 83 87
171 À Dalton (Coollattin) 87 84, H McCarthy (Dunmurry) 86 85
173 A Young (Cathkin Braes) 88 85
174 D McCarthy (Woodenbridge) 86 88, A Shamash (Kirkcudbright) 84 90
175 J Cronin (Killarney) 90 85, D Prendergast (Killarney) 82 93
176 L Kilmartin (Tipperary) 91 85, A Kingston (Bandon) 84 92
178 S O'Brien Kenney (Grange) 94 84, M Abernethy (Grange) 81 97
180 A Roche (Grange) 92 88
182 S Richmond (Turvey) 92 90
183 O Cunneen (The Island) 88 95
184 A Mulcahy (Killarney) 92 92
185 M Lowney (Dunmore) 92 93
187 L Harrington (East Cork) 99 88
189 F O'Connor (Kanturk) 95 94
190 P Murray (Naas) 94 96, A Hyland (Forrest Little) 92 98
NR A McCartan (Greenore) NR

Calling all East Lothian Girls
East Lothian Junior Convenor, David Warren, writes
"The East Lothian Junior League is running its Championship on Friday the 6th August at Haddington. Players must be permanently resident in East Lothian. This is a Scratch and Handicap competition for Girls and Boys and there is a section for the Under 13s Girls and Boys, for the 12 member Clubs of the League. ELDC sponsor the event and have donated £1000 towards prize vouchers.
"I depend on Convenors to let me have the names of 4 players, one in each of the 4 categories Boys Scratch, Boys Handicap, Girls, and Under 13s. I am slightly disappointed that I only have about 7 girls entered - you may know the names - the draw will appear on the website tomorrow.
Could you please try to encourage some more girls to play? "
If you are not already entered email David Warren

Glen Junior Open
David Warren also writes
" May I also point out that the Glen Junior Open, which is a Daily Telegraph Qualifier, is on Wed the 11th August and I have very few girls enetered despite good trophies and prizes being available. Any help you can give would be appreciated. Just e-mail me the details and I will accept payment on the day." Entry Form (Word file)

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