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HELEN HOLM SCOTTISH WOMEN’S OPEN AMATEUR

STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP.

36 holes at Troon Portland followed by 18 holes at Royal Troon.

LIST OF WINNERS

*Players from Scotland unless stated otherwise

1973‹ Belle Robertson‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 80‹‹‹‹‹ 77‹‹‹‹‹ 81‹‹‹‹‹ 238

1974‹ Sandra Needham‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 78‹‹‹‹‹ 80‹‹‹‹‹ 78‹‹‹‹‹ 236

1975‹ Muriel Thomson‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 72‹‹‹‹‹ 85‹‹‹‹‹ 78‹‹‹‹‹ 235

1937‹ Muriel Thomson‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 77‹‹‹‹‹ 79‹‹‹‹‹ 77‹‹‹‹‹ 233

1977‹ Beverly Huke (England) 76‹‹‹‹‹ 82‹‹‹‹‹ 81‹‹‹‹‹ 239

1978‹ Wilma Aitken‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 74‹‹‹‹‹ 76‹‹‹‹‹ 80‹‹‹‹‹ 230

1979‹ Belle Robertson‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 77‹‹‹‹‹ 81‹‹‹‹‹ 76‹‹‹‹‹ 234

1980‹ Wilma Aitken‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 73‹‹‹‹‹ 73‹‹‹‹‹ 79‹‹‹‹‹ 225

1981‹ Gillian Stewart‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 79‹‹‹‹‹ 77‹‹‹‹‹ 75‹‹‹‹‹ 231 (won by 5 shots)

1982‹ Wilma Aitken‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 75‹‹‹‹‹ 72‹‹‹‹‹ 84‹‹‹‹‹ 231

1983‹ Jane Connachan‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 69‹‹‹‹‹ 75‹‹‹‹‹ 84‹‹‹‹‹ 228 (won by 1)

1984‹ Gillian Stewart‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 73‹‹‹‹‹ 70‹‹‹‹‹ 74‹‹‹‹‹ 217 (won by 9)

1985‹ Pamela Wright‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 80‹‹‹‹‹ 84‹‹‹‹‹ 80‹‹‹‹‹ 244 (won by 2)

1986‹ Belle Robertson ‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 77‹‹‹‹‹ 75‹‹‹‹‹ 75‹‹‹‹‹ 227 (won by 3)

1987‹ Elaine Farquharson‹‹‹‹‹ 76‹‹‹‹‹ 73‹‹‹‹‹ 78‹‹‹‹‹ 227 (won by 1)

1988‹ Alison Gemmill‹‹‹ ‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 78‹‹‹‹‹ 73‹‹‹‹‹ 82‹‹‹‹‹ 233 (won by 2)

1989‹ Sara Robinson (Eng)‹‹‹‹ 75‹‹‹‹‹ 73‹‹‹‹‹ 77‹‹‹‹‹ 225 (won by 5)

1990‹ Catriona Lambert‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 74‹‹‹‹‹ 74‹‹‹‹‹ 77‹‹‹‹‹ 225 (won by 2)

1991‹ Julie Hall (England)‹‹‹‹‹‹ 73‹‹‹‹‹ 75‹‹‹‹‹ 76‹‹‹‹‹ 224 (+1, won by 5)

1992‹ Mhairi McKay‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 73‹‹‹‹‹ 76‹‹‹‹‹ 78‹‹‹‹‹ 227 (+4, won by 2)

1993‹ Julie Hall (England)‹‹‹‹‹‹ 72‹‹‹‹‹ 73‹‹‹‹‹ 79‹‹‹‹‹ 224 (+1, won by 2)

1994‹ Katie Tebbett (England) 71 ‹‹‹‹ 72‹‹‹‹‹ 80‹‹‹‹‹ 223 (par, won by 3)

1995‹ Maria Hjorth (Sweden) 75‹‹‹‹‹ 74‹‹‹‹‹ 70‹‹‹‹‹ 219 (-4, won by 1)

1996‹ Joanne Hockley (Eng)‹‹ 75‹‹‹‹‹ 67‹‹‹‹‹ 77‹‹‹‹‹ 219 (-4, won by 8)

1997‹ Kim Rostron (England)‹ 72‹‹‹‹‹ 71‹‹‹‹‹ 76‹‹‹‹‹ 219 (-4, won p/off)

‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 2 Fiona Brown (Eng)‹‹‹‹‹ 71‹‹‹‹‹ 72‹‹‹‹‹ 76‹‹‹‹‹ 219 (-4, lost at 2nd)

1998 Karen-M Juul (Den)‹‹‹‹‹‹ 71‹‹‹‹‹ 79‹‹‹‹‹ 75‹‹‹‹‹ 225 (+2, won by 2)

1999‹ Lesley Nicholson‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 72‹‹‹‹‹ 73‹‹‹‹‹ 77‹‹‹‹‹ 222 (-1, won by 1)

2000‹ Rebecca Hudson (Eng)‹ 71‹‹‹‹ 71‹‹‹‹‹ 71‹‹‹‹‹ 213 (-12, won p/off)

‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ ‹‹2 E Duggleby (Eng)‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 71‹ ‹‹‹ 69‹‹‹‹‹ 73‹‹‹‹‹ 213 (-12, lost at 2nd))

2001‹ Fiona Brown (England)‹ 67‹‹‹‹‹ 74‹‹‹‹‹ 74‹‹‹‹‹ 215 (-10, won by 2)

‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 2 R Hudson 217; 3 E Pilgrim 220.

2002‹ Heather Stirling (Bridge of Allan)

‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 70‹‹‹‹‹ 71‹‹‹‹‹ 74‹‹‹‹‹ 215 (-10, won by 4)

‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 2 B Brewerton 219, 3 S Jones 220.

2003‹ Natalie David (La Baule, France)

‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 76‹‹‹‹‹ 74‹‹‹‹‹ 77‹‹‹‹‹ 227 (+2, won by 2)

‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹‹ 2 B Brewerton (Abergele) , R Lomas (Hallowes) , C Queen (Drumpellier) 229

‹ +Par for 54 holes went up from 223 to 225 in 2000 with Troon Portland

‹‹‹‹ par going up from 74 to 75.

Interesting facts and figures from years past

YOUNGEST PLAYERS TO WIN TITLE

+Mhairi McKay (1992) has been the youngest winner at 17 years and nine days on day of victory. Mhairi is followed by three players who were 19 years old when they won:

‹‹ Wilma Aitken (1980), born Jan 24, 1959.

‹‹ Jane Connachan (1983), born Feb 25, 1964.

‹‹ Elaine Farquharson (1987), born March 21, 1968.

OLDEST PLAYER TO WIN TITLE

+Belle Robertson has been the oldest winner. She was 50 years old on April 11, prior to 1986 win.

MOST WINS IN TOURNAMENT

3 Belle Robertson, Wilma Aitken.

2 Muriel Thomson, Julie Hall, Gillian Stewart.

CONSECUTIVE WINS

Only Muriel Thomson (1975 and 1976) has made a successful defence of the Helen Holm title.

RUNNER-UP IN CONSECUTIVE YEARS

Alison Coffey was second in 1998 and also in 1999.

Becky Brewerton was second in 2002 and also in 2003.

RECORD LOW AGGREGATE

Rebecca Hudson and Emma Duggleby both scored 213 (12 under the new par of 225, 223 in previous years) in 2000.

The previous lowest had been 219 (four under par) in 1995, 1996 and 1997.

CONDENSED TOP 10s SINCE 1998

(Scottish players in black print)

2003 - 227 N David (France) 76 74 77. 229 B Brewerton (Abergele) 74 78 77, R Lomas (Hallowes) 75 75 79, C Queen (Drumpellier) 70 77 82. 230 C Coughlan (Cork) 80 77 73. 232 A Highgate (Cottrell Park) 75 79 78 T Mangan(Ennis) 75 76 81, M Allen (Moor Park) 77 77 78. 233 S Jones (Pennard) 77 75 81, N Edwards (Ganton) 73 81 79.

2002 – 215 H Stirling. 219 B Brewerton. 220 S Jones. 224 K Evans, K Andrew. 225 E Duggleby. 226 E Pilgrim. 227 A Cofrfey, F More, F Lockhart.

2001 – 213 F Brown. 215 R Hudson. 217 E Pilgrim. 220 A Laing, F More. 223 K Fisher, S Garbutt, B Brewerton, K Evans. 225 S Heath, K Taylor, E Duggleby.

2000 – 213 R Hudson, E Duggleby (Hudson won play-off at 2nd). 214 B Brewerton. 216 S Berglund. 217 S O’Brien, H Svensson, P Koivuranta. 219 L Nicholson, A Coffey. 220 S Heath, M Eberl, K Smith.

1999 – 222 L Nicholson. 223 A Coffey. 225 A Laing. 228 B Morgan, K Andrew, F Brown. 229 C Court, E Dowdall. 230 C Lipscombe, N Lumb, B Jones.

1998 – 225 K-M Juul. 227 A Coffey. 228 F Brown. 231 A Larsson. 232 E Farquharson-Black, V Melvin. 233 E Ratcliffe, K Fisher, S McMaster. 234 J Lamb, H Monaghan, G Dilan.

1997 – 219 K Rostron, F Brown (Rostron won play-off at second). 220 L Nicholson. 223 H Kavanagh, K Burton. 224 H Monaghan. 225 K Stupples, E Dowdall, M McGreevy. 226 L Tupholme.

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