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Wednesday 31st July

Junior Open StrokePlay Championship
Congratulations to 16 year old Kelly Brotherton (Tulliallan) (pictured left with Margaret Macpherson, Baberton Ladies Captain) who won her first major tournament without playing a stroke today, after play was suspended due to lightning and flash flooding at Baberton. Kelly's two 69's yesterday (six under par) gave her the title by one stroke from British Girls' Champion Clare Queen (Drumpellier) Report
(Thanks to Anne Brownie for photograph)

Vet's Jamboree
SCOTLAND'S over-50s women's amateur golf team go into the final day of the Veteran Ladies Golf Association area championship at Seaton Carew on Thursday with a win over English Midlands under their belts - and a chance of winning the title.
The Scots, who lost to South of England 5-4 on the first day, beat Midlands 5-4 on Wednesday by winning four of the six singles after losing the foursomes 2-1. Report

Tuesday 30th July

Kelly BrothertonJunior Open StrokePlay Championship
Well... Baberton had everything today... lots of thunder (no discernable lightning), thick mist which appeared and disappeared as quick as a blink, and then steady rain which made the last few matches very uncomfortable for the players. However they all came through it well, with some terrific scores...
TULLIALLAN teenager Kelly Brotherton shot two rounds of 69 at Baberton Golf Club today to be the surprise leader with an aggregate of six-under-par 138 with one round to go in the BP Scottish Under-21 girls' open stroke-play championship.Report and Scores

Vets Jamboree
SCOTLAND'S over-50s women's amateur golf team made a losing start in their bid to win the Miller Stirling Trophy in the Veteran Ladies Golf Association area team championship at Seaton Carew Golf Club near Durham today. Report

World Student Golf Championship
FOUR Scots have been named in the Great Britain team of seven to take part in the ninth World student golf champions in Taiwan next week.
Stirling students Lesley Mackay (Royal Dornoch) and Lynn Kenny (Dunblane), British and Scottish universities women's champion, and new Scotland women's cap Clare Queen (Drumpellier & Strathclyde University) make up the complete women's team of three. Report

English Girls Championship
Sophie Walker is leading the field in the Qualifying for English Girls Championship Press Release from ELGA

Monday 29th July

Junior Open Strokeplay
I'm going to referee at the Junior Open Stroke-Play Championship at Baberton tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed for the weather! I won't be around to update the scores on this website until I get back home, so meanwhile, please read Colin's Preview and be patient!

Vet's Jamboree
Good Luck to Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) and her Scottish team at the Vet's Jamboree at Seaton Carew near Durham over the next three days. Preview

Weetabix at Turnberry
Two of our amateur stars have withdrawn from the Weetabix Qualifying. Click here to find out more!

Mackie Bowl
I've added a couple of photos and Colin's text to the Mackie Bowl report

Irish News
Rebecca Coakley (Carlow), yesterday's winner of the Irish Strokeplay Championship, is to turn Professional Report

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Sandy Sinclair OBE. Obituary

Sunday 28th July

Irish Strokeplay Championship
DEFENDING champion Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) finished fourth in the Irish women's open amateur stroke-play golf championship at Dundalk Golf Club today.
Anne, third overnight, had rounds of 72, 73 and 77 against the par and CSS of 73 for a 54-hole total of three-over-par 222 - eight strokes behind Rebecca Coakley (Carlow) and Martina Gillen (Beaverstown). Report and final scores

Rebecca Coakley, winner of the Irish Strokeplay Championship


Laura Wells (Dumfries and County)

Mackie Bowl
British Girls Champion Clare Queen (Drumpellier) came in with a superb second round of 68 to leave the other competitors standing at the Mackie Bowl today over Gullane No1. Her 146 total put her three shots ahead of Louise Kenney (Pitreavie).Report and final scores


Laura Wells has qualified for US Amateur
Iowa State University golf scholarship student Laura Wells from Dumfries has come through the tough qualifying system to gain a place in the field for the United States women's amateur championship, to be played at the quaintly named Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, New York State from August 12 to 17. Report


Spain take all three titles at European Young Masters

Saturday 27th July

Irish Open Strokeplay Championship, Dundalk Golf Club
DEFENDING champion Anne Laing from Vale of Leven has a six-stroke leeway to make up over Sunday's final 36 holes if she is to retain the Irish women's open amateur stroke-play championship, with the prizes sponsored by Waterford Crystal, at Dundalk Golf Club.
Anne, first winner of the British women's mid-amateur championship at The Berkshire recently, shot steady rounds of 72 and 73 for a halfway total of 145. That score was one under par but only good enough to see her in third place overnight.
Rebecca Coakley from Carlow, who halted Curtis Cup player Alison Coffey's bid to win the Irish women's closed title for a third year in a row by beating her 4 and 3 in the final back in late June, is the three-stroke leader from Martina Gillen, whom she beat in the semi-finals of their national championship.
Report and scores

Dunfermline Building Society SLGA Order of Merit
Read Colin's report at the conclusion of the 2001-02 Order of Merit season. Table

Rebecca Coakley (Carlow) has a three shot lead over Martina Gillen (Beaverstown) after two rounds of the Irish StrokePlay

Friday 26th July

Curtis Cup
Good Luck to our Curtis Cup girls, Heather Stirling and Vikki Laing, and the rest of Pam Benka's team, who fly out to the States today to take on the Americans at Fox Chapel Golf Club, Pittsburgh, Pa. They'll have a pretty full programme of practice and receptions before the big match next weekend. There is an official Curtis Cup site Also checkout the LGU website

Meanwhile... back here, we have two major events coming up...

Irish Strokeplay Championship
The holder Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) (left) heads a strong Scottish contingent to Dundalk Golf Club for the 54-hole Irish Strokeplay Championship. See Draw.
kirkwoodgolf will be posting the scores after both Saturdays and Sundays play.

Mackie Bowl
The holder Lynn Kenny (Dunblane)
and some of the other top players will be in Ireland,
but there will still be a strong home field on Sunday
for the 36-hole Mackie Bowl over Gullane No 1,
including Munross Trophy winner,
Heather MacRae (Dunblane) (see right).
Watch kirkwoodgolf for scores after Sunday's play.

More Photos..
This time of the R&A Junior Open, held last week, at Royal Musselburgh Golf Club,
won by Cian McNamara (Ireland) pictured here with runner-up
Da-sol Chung (Korea), who also won the Young Lady Golfer Trophy.
Photos courtesy of Colin Farquharson, Cal Carson Golf Agency.

SLGA Order of Merit
Here is the unofficial not-quite-final version of the
2001-2002 Dunfermline Building Society SLGA Order of Merit.
The SLGA Office is still waiting for some County Championship results.
As you can see... Heather Stirling (Bridge of Allen) with 3410 points
has won by a landslide from Lynn Kenny (Dunblane) (1780 points)
and Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) (1705 points).
Congratulations to Heather from kirkwoodgolf on a superb year.
The 2002-2003 Order of Merit starts with the Mackie Bowl
and Irish Strokeplay tournaments over this coming weekend.

Thursday 25th July

Photo time...
Here are photos from last weeks Scottish Girls' Championship at Powfoot, won by Laura Walker (Nairn Dunbar). All credit to Colin Farquharson, Cal Carson Golf Agency.

You might be interested in two Press releases from ELGA... Previews of their Under 18 and Under 15 Championships next week.


Wednesday 24th July

England announce their team for the Home Internationals at the Berkshire. Report and Press release

Tuesday 23rd July

East of Scotland Girls' Championship
Seventeen-year old Laura Aitken (Falkirk Tryst) won the East of Scotland Girls Championship today at rain-soaked Turnhouse after a considerable tussle with twelve-year old Jane Turner (Glencorse). The match finished at the seventeenth, with Laura the victor by 2&1.
In the morning semifinals, Laura beat Amanda Edwards (Liberton) by 1 hole after being two down at the turn, and Jane beat Lesley Rolland (Dunfermline) at the 19th. Report and results

Runner-up Jane Turner (Glencorse) and
East of Scotland Girls' Champion Laura Aitken (Falkirk Tryst)
after the presentation at Turnhouse.

Monday 22nd July

East of Scotland Girls Summer Meeting and Championship
Laura Aitken (Falkirk Tryst) led the qualifiers with an 82 on the better inward half from Lesley Rolland (Dunfermline) in the East of Scotland Girls' Summer Meeting at Turnhouse this morning. Hannah Harvey (St Regulus) won the best silver handicap prize with a nett 69, closely followed by Lesley Rolland with a nett 70. Amanda Forrest (Broomieknowe) took the Bronze handicap prize with a net 72. The CSS matched the SSS at 73.
The top eight scratch scores qualified for the matchplay stages of the Championship.
In the first round of the matchplay, the top seed Laura Aitken was all square with Stephanie Crolla (Longniddry) at the turn and pulled away to win by 2&1. Amanda Edwards (Liberton) beat Gillian Davidson (Saline) by a similar margin. The two youngest qualifiers met each other in the third match where Jane Turner (Glencorse) managed to beat Hannah Harvey (St Regulus) by 3&2. In the final tie, second seed, Lesley Rolland (Dunfermline) beat Catherine Paterson (Longniddry) by 5&4.
Report and scores

Scottish Girls' Team for Home Internationals at the Hermitage
There are four new caps in the Scotland team for the girls' home international matches at The Hermitage Golf Club, near Dublin from August 13 to 15.
They are Kelly Brotherton (Tulliallan), Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze), Lesley Hendry (Routenburn) and Gemma Webster (Hilton Park). Report (Pictures to follow)

Scottish Ladies' Team for Home Internationals at the Berkshire

THERE are three players new to the women's home internationals matches in the team selected for the three-day event against England, Ireland and Wales at The Berkshire Golf Club, Ascot from August 21 to 23.
They are Pamela Feggans (Barassie), Susannah Laing (Troon Ladies) and Clare Queen (Drumpellier).Report

Sunday 21st July

Major news here in Gullane is that Ernie Els (South Africa) won the Open Championship. You probably know this already.

Saturday 20th July

No news today!

Friday 19th July

Scottish Girls' Championship
Laura Walker (Nairn Dunbar) beat Gemma Webster (Hilton Park) 2 & 1 in the final this morning at Powfoot. Report and full hole by hole

English Strokeplay Championship
Sara Garbutt (Ganton) wins by two strokes from Danielle Masters (Rochester & Cobham Park) Report

Thursday 18th July

Scottish Girls' Championship
Gemma Webster plays Laura Walker in the Final tomorrow morning at Powfoot. Report

Claire HunterClaire Hunter (Aberdeen) wins her first tournament on the Pacific West coast Report

Wednesday 17th July

Midnight Oil edition

Scottish Girls' Champioonship, Powfoot
WHAT a day for Gemma Webster at the BP Scottish girls championship at sunny Powfoot golf course on the Solway Firth today.
In her morning first-round tie, the Hilton Park player knocked out the highly-rated Sharon Main from Lossiemouth with a hole in one with a seven-iron at the 130yd 15th on her way to a shock 4 and 2 win, Then Miss Webster performed an even bigger giant-killing act in the afternoon to remove the top seed and the title-favourite, Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) from the championship. Gemma's par golf was good enough to see her win by one hole. Report and full results of both todays rounds.

Afternoon edition

Another dreich day here in Gullane.... that fine drizzle that gets under your umbrella, so there is little point in putting it up! I've taken time off work to be a scorer at the Open. Apologies for the intermiittent reports... I don't have a lot of time this week.

Lindsey wins European Trophy in R&A Junior Open
Lindsey Hunter, 12-year-old Dalmahoy Golf Club junior member, scored a golden memory-making category victory in the R&A Junior Open for Under-16 boys and girls at Royal Musselburgh Golf Club. Report
Cian McNamara from Limerick maintained a three-stroke overnight lead to win the R&A Junior Open golf championship at Royal Musselburgh today. Report and Third round results


Lindsey Hunter
Lindsey Hunter (Dalmahoy)

Claire Hunter in the lead in the West Coast Tour
Another Hunter, this time Claire from Aberdeen, currently playing in the Women's West Coast Pro Tour is all set to burn up the fairways and take home her first No 1 pay cheque today.
Read these reports from her Tour director.

Gillian Stewart


Gillian Stewart a winner again
ONCE one of the top Scots in the European women's pro ranks, Gillian Stewart from Inverness is a winner again. She earned a place in next month's Women's Professional Golfers Association championship at Royal Porthcawl by shooting a four-under-par 69 at Ormskirk, Lancashire this week (ON MONDAY). Report


Eva wins North Vintage Vets at Balgownie
EVA Robertson won the best scratch award in the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golfing Association North Division's "Vintage Vets" competition over her home Silverburn course at Balgownie (on Monday) Report

Tuesday 16th Jul

Scottish Girls' Championship
Jenna Wilson leads the qualifiers into the matchplay stages. Results and report

English Ladies Championship
The first round of the English women's (closed) amateur stroke-play championship at Whittington Heath Golf Club saw Kelly Hutcherson (Porters Park) and Kirsty Fisher (Royal Lytham & St Annes) in a tie for first place with one under par rounds of 71. Report

Antique Fair
Many thanks to all of you who came in to the Mallard Hotel, Gullane, to look and buy at the Golf Antique Fair. It was a great success!

R&A Junior Open, Royal Musselburgh
12 year old Lindsey Hunter (Dalmahoy) has represented Scotland well, with rounds of 81 yesterday and 78 today. Read Colin's report
Complete Second round scores and report

Scottish Girls Championship, Powfoot
Jenna Wilson leads. First round scores Second round scores expected later tonight, but I'm going out, so you might need to wait until 11pm... sorry G

Monday 15th July

Apologies for the lateness of this edition.. Rather busy today....

R&A Junior Under-16 Open Championship
First round results and report
Read Sam Torrance's comments after watching his thirteen year old son Daniel play today.

Scottish Girls Championship, Powfoot
Read Colin's preview

European Junior Ladies Championship
At last we're able to report on the final results.

Sunday 14th July

World Junior Open 2002, Royal Musselburgh
Two representatives, a boy and a girl, from each country have been invited to play this week in the World Junior Open. Scotland is represented by 12 year old Lindsey Hunter (Dalmahoy). Here is Lindsey meeting Sir Michael Bonnallack (R&A), this eveningat the opening ceremony.

Galloway County Championship
Sheila McMurtrie (Dalbeattie) won the Galloway women's county golf championship for the third year in a row and the seventh time in all at Wigtownshire County Golf Club on Sunday. Report

European Junior Ladies tournament, Moscow
Sorry, we have no more news apart from the bare Scotland 3 Sweden 4 scoreline.

Course Record
FORMER Scotland international player Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) has
slashed three shots off the Royal Tarlair Golf Cllub course record at
Macduff. Report

Saturday 13th July

European Junior Ladies Championship, Moscow
Scotland finished in fourth place. Getting results has been a huge effort. This is what we know so far.

Highland Open
THERE are two winners of the Highland Open women's amateur tournament following this year's event at Pitlochry. That's because the final between Jillian Milne (Milnathort) and Louise Fraser from Kingsknowe had to be cancelled because of lightning over the Perthshire course. Full report

Friday 12th July

10:15pm:European Junior Ladies Championship, Moscow
Scotlandwere beaten by Germany in a very close match. News from Russia is non-existent. Colin has found results on the German website and done a great job of translation. Spain play Germany in the final and Scotland play Sweden tomorrow for 3rd and 4th place. Report

Hot off the press:
Photos from Wednesday's Pargood Scottish Under-14 Championships.
plus I've added even more photos to last week's North of Scotland Women's championship page.
All photos courtesy of the Cal Carson Golf Agency.

Lunchtime edition

European Junior Ladies Championship, Moscow
Many thanks to Fiona Lockhart of the SLGA for the following information
Latest Update Scotland 1 - Germany 1
Clare Queen & Pamela Feggans won 5&3
S Laing & V Laing beaten 3&2
Line up for afternoon
Vikki Laing
Susie Laing
Pamela Feggans
Jenna Wilson
Clare Queen

Claire's Tee Box (Claire Hunter Fan Club)
Claire has been doing well in a US Challenge Tour event. Read this email from the West Coast.

Thursday 11th July

European Junior Ladies Championship, Moscow
11:00pm. Sorry.. out playing golf myself.... just in.... and guess what... Scotland beat Italy and are into the semifinals.... Yippeee!!... Read Colin's report

Put this date in your diary....
If you are around East Lothian during the Practice Days for the Open next week then please call in at a Golf Collectors Antique Fair that my husband, David, and I are organising at the Mallard Hotel, East Links Road, Gullane on Tuesday 16th July from 12noon until 5pm.
Sixteeen Golf Collectors from all over Britain are taking tables and will be displaying and selling their surplus stock. Two golf artists, Robert Gould and Chico Ramos, will also be displaying oils and watercolours. If you are interested in starting a golf collection, acquiring sometrhing special, getting something valued, selling some unwanted old golf items or commisioning an artist to paint your favorite scene, then please come along.
The Mallard Hotel serves bar lunches and drinks so make it a stopping off point to/from your trip to Tuesday's Practice Day. If you want to know more then email me Gillian Kirkwood

Wednesday 10th July

European Junior Ladies Championship, Moscow
Scotland qualified fifth in the top flight and play Italy tomorrow. Colin's Report

Pargood Under 14 and Under 12 Championship at Ratho Park
Morag Macpherson (Kilmarnock Barassie) takes Under-14 title. Colin's Report

Tuesday 9th July

European Junior Ladies Championship, Moscow
Scotland made a sound start and are lying in fourth equal place. Colin's report

Midlothian Ladies Summer Meeting
Dee Williams (Lothianburn) with a net 69 won the Jane Dumayne Bowl at Murrayfield today. Karen Marshall (Baberton) won the scratch with a 74. CSS was 75. Full results on the Midlothian website

Email from America
Here's an email from the West Coast Tour Director re Claire Hunter.
I think I'll need to set up a Letters corner!

Monday 8th July

Veterans Team
The Veterans team for the International matches at Seaton Carew, 31 July-1 August, has been announced. Report

Draws for Junior events in July
Here is another attempt at providing you with the Competitors list and Draw for the Junior Open Stroke-Play at Baberton, July 30-31. Read Colin's Preview.
Also, here is the Competitors List and Draw for the Scottish Girls' (Close) Championship, to be held next week, 16-19th July at Powfoot Golf Club.

Roseanne Niven, at 13, becomes Crieff's youngest ever Women's Champion. Report

Sunday 7th July

GB & I squad member, Anne Laing (Vale of Leven), became the first British Mid-Amateur Champion, after a nail-biting tussle with Kerry Smith & Emma Duggleby. Bunkered on the last hole Anne had a spectacular up and down to lift the title by one shot. Look at the LGU Website for full results. Anne finished on 214 with rounds of 73, 69 and 72. Next Scot was Ruth Rankin (Lanark) in 14th place with 76,76,82=234. Pam Williamson (Baberton) was 81,80,82=243 and Claire Hargan (Prestonfield) scored 83,85,87=255.

East of Scotland Championship
Heather Stirling (Bridge of Allen) won the title for the third year. read Colin's report

I've added Colin's photos to the results of the Scottish Qualifying for the Faldo Junior Series and the North of Scotland Womens' championship. Enjoy!

Saturday 6th July

GB & I squad member, Anne Laing (Vale of Leven), shot the best round of the Championship with a blistering 69 (3 under par). Five under coming up the 18th hole Anne double bogeyed the last and share second spot with Curtis Cup player Alison Coffey (Warrenpoint). Emma Duggleby leads the field with a 3 under par total of 141. Look at the LGU website for details
Other Scottish Scores are Ruth Rankin (Lanark) 76,76=152, Pam Williamson (Baberton) 81,80 =161 and Claire Hargan (Prestonfield) 83,85=168

Friday 5th July

European Lady Junior Team Championship
The Scottish Team flies out tomorrow to European Lady Junior Team Championship at Moscow City Golf Club, Russia, July 9-13. Good luck to Pam Feggans (Barassie), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie and Iowa State), Susannah Laing (Troon Ladies and University of San Francisco), Vikki Laing (Musselbuirgh and University of California), Clare Queen (Drumpellier and Strathclyde), Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) and their captain Fiona de Vries. We hope to have results but very much depend on faxes from the Russian Golf Federation. Keep your fingers crossed!

Letters from America
Claire Hunter went out to the States as a student and stayed there to become assistant coach at Oregon and to try her hand at Professional golf. Read two letters she has sent back recently.

Thursday 4th July

Photos of the Girls Squad in Ireland
SLGA Training Chairman, Pat Hutton, whizzing through Lanark on her way to Newcastle and then on to the European Junior Ladies Team Championships in Moscow, managed to get on her computer long enough to send these two photos to Colin and he's passed them on to kirkwoodgolf

Metal Woods should be banned
North of Scotland Professional Golfer, Gillian Stewart, has written an article for the July edition of "GolfView" in which she says that metal woods should have been banned when they were first introduced. Controversial or what!!!
"Golfview" is a monthly magazine, edited by Colin Farquharson. If you want to get "Golfview" posted to you 11 months of the year (not January), it only costs 15. Details are at the end of the article.

Scottish Schools v English Schools
The Schools International will be played in September next year. Read report with updated results of this year's Schools Internationals (Boys lost, Girls won)

Lindsey Devenish

Wednesday 3rd July

North of Scotland Championship
Lyndsey Devenish (Cruden Bay), a student at the University of San Francisco, won the North of Scotland Womens' Championship at Downfield today. Report

Tuesday 2nd July

Nick Faldo Junior Series
Louise Fleming (The Hirsel) qualified for the National finals today at Blairgowrie Lansdowne. Five Scots boys also qualified. Report

North Of Scotland Womens' Championship
TITLE-holder Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) and leading qualifier Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) were surprisingly beaten in the first round of the match-play stages of the North of Scotland women's amateur golf championship Downfield, Dundee today.
Ann Ramsay plays Lyndsey Devenish and Ann Hay plays Carol Wilson in tomorrow's semifinals. Report

Monday 1st July

North of Scotland Womens'Championship
Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) leads qualifiers at Downfield. Report and Qualifying Round scores

Scotland v England Schools International
Scotland beat England in this handicap match played at Royal Birkdale Report

Rubber shoes saved my life says Aberdeen woman hit by lightning
Mrs Anne Dunnett (Newmachar) survives to tell the tale. Report

Watson's wins old-old-boys tournament with a woman in the team.
Those of you who are Watsonians (a small audience!) will be pleased to read that past Scottish and British Girls' Champion Jill Nicholson (nee Hutton) (Worplesdon) helped the old school to victory in the Cyril Gray tournament last week. Report

Welsh Stroke-play
Colin's report came in late last night. When Vikki won the Welsh Stroke-play she was completing more than a double for herself but one for Scottish golf as a whole because last weekend Glasgow-born Jack Doherty won the Welsh men's open amateur stroke-play championship. Here are the official results from the WLGU.

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