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March 2003 Archive

Monday 31st March 2003

Catriona MatthewKraft Nabisco Championship
Patricia Meunier-Lebouc wins, Scotland's Catriona Matthew, pictured right, ties for 5th
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., March 30, 2003 - While Annika Sorenstam entered this week's Kraft Nabisco Championship with a chance to make history, it was France's Patricia Meunier-Lebouc that stole the show and made some history of her own. The 30-year-old, who led after both the second and third rounds, carded a one-over-par 73 in the final round to hold off Sorenstam by a stroke and become the first Frenchwoman to win an LPGA major since Catherine LaCoste won the 1967 U.S. Women's Open as an amateur. Report from LPGA website

Sunday 30th March 2003

Kraft Nabisco Championship
Scotland's Catriona Matthew is in 10th place after the third round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Watch the LPGA website which has live scoring of the final round.

There's very little women's amateur golf news at the moment but when the season hots up I'll be hard pressed to get all the amateur news up. It's all going to get too much for me!!! Please consider signing up for my Hot News blogger pages... you don't need any special software, or web knowledge... If you can read this and type then you can contribute to these pages, and keep everyone informed. Email me if you would like to register

Saturday 29th March 2003

Linzi MortonFutures Tour
Linzi Morton (Tulliallan), pictured right, added another 283 dollars to her professional winnings with a tied 39th finish in the FUTURES Golf Tour's $60,000 Florida Hospital FUTURES Golf Classic at the 6354-yard, par 36-36 - 72 Sun 'N Lake Golf and Country Club in Florida yesterday. Her total of 224 was made up of scores of 76, 72 and 76. England's Lisa Hall had the best showing of the GB&I contingent, tied for 18th on 220 (72 72 75) . British Amateur Champion, Rebecca Hudson (Doncaster) was one stroke adrift on 221 (77 73 71) and took home 705 dollars. Kirsty Fisher (Lancashire, England) had 76-75-76 for 227. Full results
NB The Futures tour website is

South African Women's Open
One or two of the GB&I and European Pros are competing on the South African WPGA Tour over the next four weeks. The first tournament, the Acer South Africa Women's Open, played at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington GC finished yesterday. The winner was Helena Svensson of Sweden with a five under par total of 70 70 71 for 211, closely followed by Caryn Louw of South Africa with 70 73 69 for a four under 212.
England's Sarah Heath was best of the GB&I bunch, finishing 11th with 72 72 76 for 220. Kerry Knowles took 15th place with a seven over 223 (75 75 73) and Lesley Nicholson (Scotland) tied for 16th place with 77 74 73 for 224. Full results can be found on the website

Bank of Scotland Junior Masters
For the fourth year in a row Gleneagles Hotel will host this unique event which has been sponsored by Bank of Scotland since the tournament's inception in 1998. The Grand Final will be played over the Queen's Course on October 5, when eighty youngsters from all over Scotland will take part. Report on the SGU site

Friday 28th March 2003

Vikki Laing currently 23rd in the Golfstat Cup
Golfstat is a very useful site for American College results. They publish complete results on just about every tournament, and also keep an Individual Ranking, which is updated every week. It's from this ranking that the "All-America" teams are chosen.Here is a summary of ranking this week...

Rank Name Uni Rounds Scoring


1 Katherine Hull SR Pepperdine 20 71.55 71.55
2 Erica Blasberg FR Arizona 17 71.88 +0.362
3 Lindsey Wright SR Pepperdine 20 72.55 +1.000
4 Mikaela Parmlid SR USC 14 73.00 +1.177
23 Vikki Laing SR California 19 74.37 +2.924
84 Susannah Laing SR USF 17 75.29 +4.382
103 Martina Gillen JR Kent State 23 75.87 +4.662
143 Louise Kenney SO Iowa State 23 76.04 +5.309
149 Pamela Feggans SO Fl. South. 14 76.57 +5.362
179 Rachel Bell JR USC 17 77.41 +5.852
197 Laura Wells SR Iowa State 23 76.83 +6.092
250 Heather Nolan FR E Michigan 15 77.67 +6.586

Golfweek also rank players and teams. Duke is currently in the lead, closely followed by Pepperdine and Arizona
Vikki Laing's team, California, is in 9th place.

Thursday 27th March 2003

Lynn Kenny
(University of Stirling)

Anne Laing
(Vale of Leven)

Lesley Mackay
(University of Stirling)

Clare Queen

LGU annouce teams for the Weetabix Challenge
Lynn Kenny, Anne Laing, Lesley Mackay, and Clare Queen, pictured above, are in the LGU Elite squad to play twelve of the top Ladies European Tour Professionals at Royal Birkdale on 12th April. Press Release

Vikki LaingUS Student News
Pepperdine take top spot, Vikki Laing 9th in Bruins Classic

The US No 1 ranked Pepperdine University took first place in the UCLA Pioneer Electronic Bruin Classic at Robinson Ranch G.C., Santa Clanta, California yesterday. Their score of 898 on the par 72 6270 yard course was two shots ahead of Southern California (900). Both these teams demonstrated their superiority by beating the rest of the twenty teams competing by a huge margin. Texas Tech and the University of New Mexico were on 917, and University of California took 5th spot on 918. University of San Francisco were 15th on 954.
Katherine Hull (Pepperdine) and Mikaela Parmlid (USC) tied for individual honours on three over par 219. Musselburgh's Vikki Laing (CAL), pictured right, improved to 9th place with a final round 74 giving her a total of 10 over par 226 (74, 78, 74). Troon's Susie Laing and North of Scotland Champion Lyndsey Devenish were 59th and 63rd resepectively with last round scores of 83 and 81. For full results see Golfstat report

Heather MacraeHeather Macrae 8th in the Baylor-Tapatio Springs Shootout
McLennan Community College were playing amongst Division I and II teams in the Baylor-Tapatio Springs Shootout at the Tapatio Springs Resort in Boerne, Texas this week.
The University if Illinois won on the 6007 yard Par 72 course with a team total of 918 for the three round tournament. McLennan came a creditable 9th out of the 12 teams competing with 966.
Individual winner was D'Rae Ward of TCU with 68 75 78 for five over par 221.
Dunblane's Heather Macrae, pictured left, back after injury, put together scores of 76 77 and 75 for a 12 over par 228 to be the best of the Scots and Irish playing in the tournament. Ireland's Martina Gillen (Kent State) was in 21st place with 77 82 77 = 236, and current Scottish Girl Champion Laura Walker (McLennan) took 79 82 81 for a total of 242.

Wednesday 26th March 2003

Pam FeggansUS Student News
Pam Feggans joint second in the Hatter Spring Fling

Ayrshire's Pamela Feggans (Florida Southern) continued her good form with a joint second place showing in the Hatter Spring Fling hosted by Stetson University at Victoria Hills G. C, DeLand, Florida. The 6049 yard course proved a bit of a problem for Pamela in her first round when she took 82 shots, but she bounced back with a par 72 on the second day, the best score in the tounament, and climbed the leader board to finish two shots behind Ann Fraser (75+77 = 152) of Florida Atlantic.
Florida Atlantic won the Team tournament (320+308 =628) followed by Maryland (645) and Florida Gulf Coast (647). Florida Southern took 6th place on 649.
Bethune-Cookman College were also playing in this tournament. Ireland's Maria Dunne took 40th place with 87+82=169 and Scot Catherine Williams tied for 55th place on 84+89=173.

CAL Bears drop back to third spot
University of Southern California (604) and No 1 Pepperdine (609) jumped ahead of the University of California (611) after the second round of the Pioneer Electronic Bruin Classic at Robinson Ranch G.C., Santa Clanta California yesterday. University of San Francisco are in 14th position on 641.
The tournament is led by Ashley Gomes of San Jose State with scores of 77 69 for a two-over par total of 146, one stroke ahead of Mikaela Parmlid USC (71 76 147 +3) and Lindsay Morgan Washington (71 76 147 +3)
Midlothian's Vikki Laing (CAL) is tied for 11th with a second round 78 giving her an eight over par total of 152. Compatriot Susie Laing (Troon Ladies), playing for USF had an 81 and is tied for 43rd, and Lyndsey Devenish improved on yesterday's score with a 79 for 161 and a tie for 57th place.
Yesterday, celebrating her 22nd birthday, Susie was informed that her beloved grandfather and mentor had passed away. Our sympathies go to the Laing family at this sad time.

Princes Golf Course launch at Braid Hills 5/6 April
Many golfers in Edinburgh have played at the Braids Hills, the municipal golf courses run by "the Corporation" and host to well-known tournaments including the Dispatch Trophy and the Gibson Cup. Braids No 1 is an excellent test of golf, a tricky course with some beautiful views over the city and Firth of Forth. BraidsNo 2 was always more of an adventure!
Colin Melville, the Golf Development Manager for Edinburgh Leisure has written to tell me of the new developments at Braid Hills. He says. "The new course is part of the changes to the set up at Braid Hills which has allowed longer opening of Braids 1 and has reduced Braids 2 from an 18 hole course to a 9 hole course. The aim of the new Princes course is to provide a course which is suitable for children, families, beginners and the more mature golfer." The details for the launch are as follows:

Princes Golf Course Launch
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 April
Golf is FREE all weekend.
Players who book between 9am - 3pm on both days can visit the driving range for some tips and advice after they have played the course.
Real Radio will be there to assist with the promotion with their notes and quotes.
Times outside of 9am - 3pm will still be free and available on a first come first served basis.
All bookings should be made by phoning 0131 447 6666.
There will be a variety of promotions and information available re coaching, discount etc.
The golf course number is 0131 447 3568

Midlothian Junior Girls will be using the new course later in the summer. If you know of someone who wants to start golf in the Edinburgh area, and is struggling a find a suitable course on which to inflict their first blows, point them in the direction of Princes Golf Course, Braid Hills. Colin says that women and girls will be particularly welcome!.

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Tuesday 25th March 2003

Vikki LaingUS Student News
California Bears leading in Pioneer Electronic Bruin Classsic.

The University of California is leading the prestigious field who have entered the Pioneer Electronic Bruin Classic at Robinson Ranch G.C. Santa Clanta California. After one round, four of the five team members have scored 296, and they are four strokes ahead of second place UCLA B team, and another four ahead of No 1 ranked Pepperdine. San Francisco are in ninth place on 311.
Vikki Laing, pictured right, (Musselburgh and University of California) is in a six-way tie for 8th place on 74 (38-36), Susie Laing (Troon Ladies' and University of San Francisco) is three shots back on 77 (37-40), tied for 27th, and Lyndsey Devenish (Cruden Bay and University of San Francisco) had an 82 (40-42) and is in 66th position.
The best site for full results is host UCLA Bruins

Monday 24th March 2003

Louise KenneyUS Student News
Louise Kenney second in the Mountain View Collegiate

Louise Kenney (Pitreavie and Iowa State), pictured right, equalled her best ever college result yesterday when she took second place in the Mountain View Collegiate Tournament at Mountain View G.C, Tucson, Arizona. Louise had rounds of 74, 72 and 72 for a two over par total of 218. She took second place outright, one shot behind Christine Boucher of Kansas State (76 71 70 =217). Her previous second spot came in a tournament last year in Lincoln, Nebraska, when the Cyclones won thier second tournament on the trot. This time, Louise has broken the Iowa State all-time 54 hole record (a record she already held) with her 218 total.
Laura WellsLouise led Iowa State to victory over the other 10 US teams in the tournament with a total of 892, just two shots ahead of Kansas State on 894. Winners were a visiting Australian University, International Pacific College, with a score of 890.
Louise's fellow team-mate Laura Wells (Dumfries and County), pictured left, contributed an excellent 75, 74, 76 total of 225 and took 13th place.
More information on the Iowa State website.Well done to Louise, Laura and Iowa State!

Scots contributed in two other collegiate victories last week. Jacksonville State won the JSU Chris Banister Classic at the Silver Lakes G.C. Calhoun Co, Alabama, with Colette Murray (Dumfries) tied for 15th with scores of 80 and 81. The University of Central Arkansas won their own tournament, the UCA Women's Spring Intercollegiate at Conway CC, Conway, AR. Ilona Stubley tied for 12th place with 88 and 85.

Can you help?
I've been asked about the Critchley and Astor Salver tournaments which are being held at Sunningdale and the Berkshire on 2nd and 4th June respectively. Is there another tournament in the same area being held at round about the same time? Both these tournaments that I've mentioned are 36 holes on different courses... are the 36 holes on the same day? If you can help... please email me.

Sunday 23rd March 2003

Clare QueenScottish Women's University Golf Leaugue
With Addi Shamash from Dundee University not playing today, the field was open for a new winner. Clare Queen of Strathclyde University pipped fellow Scottish Internationalist, Lynn Kenny, to the post with a scratch score of 77 at the par 73 Lanark Golf Club. Third place was taken by last year's holder of the individual title, Cara Gruber of Stirling with an 81, the same score as Lesley Williamson of Robert Gordon's.
Strathclyde University, represented by Clare Quuen and Elaine Cuthill, added 11 points to their University's total and have jumped to the top of the league table with 22 points. Dundee, whose points have been earned solely by Addi Shamash, is next with 16 points. Report and scores


Saturday 22nd March 2003

Seniors News
Jennifer Mack, Fiona Rodgers, Valerie Hasett and Scottish Seniors Champion, Pam Williamson are off to Chantaco, Katherine Lacoste's club, near Biarritz, for the Seniors French championship on 2-3 April. This course is the one that the Senior European Individual Championship is being played on in June and I've heard that Scotland are going to be sending a 3 person team for the 2 round team part of the competition.

Laura WellsUS Student News
Here's one I missed earlier..
Laura Wells (Dunfries and County / Iowa State), pictured right, finished tied for 8th place in the Anteater Invitational at the 6061 yard, Coto de Caza G&CC (South) CotoDeCaza, California. Her three round total of 13 over par 229 was made from scores of 79, 75 and 75. Her team-mate Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) tied for 27th place with 84 78 81 for a total of 243. Iowa State took 5th place in the competiton, with 938, only 13 shots behind winners UC-Irvine on 925.

Friday 21st March 2003

Addi ShamashScottish Universities Womens' Golf league
Addi Shamash (Dundee University) wins again
Addi Shamash, pictured right, of Dundee University consolidated her individual lead in the Scottish Universities womens' League Championship with a scratch score of 84 around the rain and wind-swept Eden Course at St Andrews on Saturday 9th March. Her playing partner, Ann Ramsay of Heriot Watt finished one stroke behind on 85, and home player Rebecca Hudson (St Andrews) took third place with an 86.
Dundee University, represented solely by Addi, has jumped to the top of the Universities league table by dint of Addi's 6 points in this event added to her 10 points from the first league game in October. Rebecca Hudson added a very useful 8 points for St Andrews who are now in second place with 14 points. Report and scores

R&A logoJunior Open Championship
Heswall Golf Club, Cheshire, has been chosen to host the Junior Open Championship, when the Open Championship returns to Hoylake in 2006. This biennial event, hosted by Royal Musselburgh last year, will be held at Kilmarnock (Barassie) when the Open is at Royal Troon in 2004.

Thursday 20th March 2003

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Wednesday 19th March 2003

David InglisUS Student News
David Inglis finishes joint third

Scottish Internationalist David Inglis (Glencorse and University of Tulsa) finished with a three under par 69 to jump to joint third place in the low scoring Morris Williams Intercollegiate tournament on the 6906 yard, par 72, Austin Country Club, Texas, yesterday.
His 8 under par total of 208 (70,69,69) was six strokes behind Hunter Mahan (202) of Oklahoma State, who had a final round of 65, and four behind second-place J.J. Wall (204) of Texas.
David led his team to 7th place on 8 over par 872. Oklahoma State finished a magnificent 22 under par, one stroke ahead of Texas. The next team, UNLV, were 15 strokes adrift.

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club has announced that the 2007 Walker Cup match between Great Britain and Ireland and the United States of America will be played at Royal County Down. Report

Tuesday 18th March 2003

David InglisUS Student News
David Inglis lying joint sixth in Texas

Scottish international team player David Inglis from Glencorse, a golf scholarship student at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was lying joint sixth after 36 holes of the three-round Morris Williams Intercollegiate tournament at Austin Country Club, Texas. Report

Monday 17th March 2003

Martin LairdScot Laird wins US college event
Martin Laird, currently on a golf scholarship at Colorado State University, has become the second Scot within a week to win a tournament on the United States college golf circuit. Report

Linzi Morton

FORMER Scottish women's amateur champion Linzi Morton, pictured right, from Alloa shot her best round of the three, a one-over-par 73, for a 54-hole total of six-over 222 and joint 42nd place in her debut as a rookie professional. Report and full scores



Sunday 16th March 2003

New Peebles golf resort to stage Schools International

It's a golf resort complex so new that the hotel, part of the MacDonald group, does not open until May 16. But, with admirable foresight and planning, the Cardrona Hotel Golf & Country Club course has been open for play for over a year. That means the Dave Thomas-designed course will have bedded in and should be in tip-top shape to host its first big golf event, the annual schools international between Scotland and England on Monday, September 8. Report


The 36-hole cut was a little late in coming, due to 18 players having to complete their second rounds early Sunday morning ... and when the axe did fall it separated Scots Pamela Feggans and Heather Stirling and Anglo-Scot Kirsty Fisher from the 70 players who went forward to the final 18 holes of the opening event on the US Futures Tour, the Lakeland Futures Classic at The Club, Eaglebrooke in Lakeland Florida.Report and scores

NB the official website for the Futures Tour is at

Linzi Morton,
Only Scot to make the cut

British Seniors Open Championship 24th - 27th July 2003
Having scored at the Open here last year, I know how enjoyable and exciting it can be to participate "inside the ropes" at major Championships. The British Mens' Seniors Open championship is being held over the Ailsa Course at Turnberry in July and the Turnberry Ladies' Section is organising the Match Scorers. Sheila Pickles, the Ladies Secretary, has asked me to invite anyone interested in being a match scorer at the Championship to contact her and she will send you an entry form. Her address is
Sheila Pickles, Honorary Secretary, Turnberry Golf Club Ladies' Section
The Clubhouse, Turnberry, Ayrshire KA26 9LT

The Portuguese women's open amateur international championship at Estela Golf Club proved the old adage that stroke-play and match-play are two completely different games of golf.
In the 18-hole final on Saturday, Charlotte Heeres of the Netherlands beat Lisa Holm Sorensen from Denmark at the 20th. Report


Saturday 15th March 2003

Futures Tour

AMATEUR international Pamela Feggans, pictured left, from Ayrshire upstaged all bar one of her fellow-British professionals - and quite a few from other nationalities too - in the first round of the season-opening Lakeland Futures Classic at The Club, Eaglebrooke in Florida Full story and results

Portuguese Womens Amateur

Stephanie Evans from Wales, the last surviving British player in the Portuguese women's open amateur international championship at Estela Golf Club, 25 miles north of Oporto, lost by 2 and 1 to Charlotte Heeres (Netherlands) at the semi-final stage. Report and results

Laura WalkerUS Student News
Lady Bearcats Invitational

Nairn girl Laura Walker (McLennan College), pictured right, was the highest finisher of the three Scots who played in the Sam Houston State women's college golf invitational tournament at Del Logo Golf Resort this week. Report and scores

Rebecca CoakleyAustralian Golf
Rebecca Coakley, pictured left, winner of the Irish women's closed championship as well as the Irish women's open amateur stroke-play championship last year, has been named the Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG) Rookie of the Year. Report



Friday 14th March 2003

Jenna WilsonPortuguese Womens Amateur

Angus women's county champion Dawn Dewar made an early exit but Jenna Wilson, pictured right, Scotland's other representative in the match-play stages of the Portuguese women's amateur international championship at Estela Golf Club, had a good win to reach the last 16. Report and results


Thursday 13th March 2003

Portuguese Womens' Amateur
Scots Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) and Monifieth's Dawn Dewar will be thankful there were only 20 players in the field for the Portuguese women's international amateur championship at Estela Golf Club, 25 miles north of Oporto. With 32 places available in the draw for the match-play stages, Jenna and Dawn were guaranteed to qualify from the first two days' 36-hole test. Perhaps the lack of competition had something to do with it but Miss Wilson had rounds of 79 and 89 for 24-over-par 168 while Miss Dewar had scores of 83 and 93 for 32-over-par 176. Jenna was 18th of the 20 qualifiers and Dawn 19th. Report and scores

David InglisUS Student News
David Inglis wins US college event

SCOTLAND international player David Inglis from Roslin, Midlothian won the Louisiana Classics Invitational college golf tournament at Oakbourne Country Club, Lafayette (on Tuesday, USA time). A golf scholarship student at the University of Tulsa, Inglis had rounds of 70, 67 and 71 for an eight-under-par total of 208. The Edinburgh-born, red-haired six-footer, who will celebrate his 21st birthday on April 9, won by three strokes from Ryan Baca (Baylor) and Stephen Reed (Texas A&M).
It was a fourth win in an American college event for Inglis, a former British boys' champion, who has now had 21 top-20 finishes in 32 tournaments over the three years he has been in the States. David's college, Tulsa, finished second in the team event with a total of threee-under-par 861, three strokes behind title winners, Southern Methodist University.

Photos and text Copyright © Cal Carson Golf Agency

Wednesday 12th March 2003

Jenna WilsonDawn DewarPortuguese Open

Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) pictured left, and Dawn Dewar, right, from Monifieth were both certain to qualify for the match-play stages of the Portuguese open amateur international women's championship after the first qualifying round at Estela Golf Club, some 25 miles north of Oporto. Report and scores


US Student News

AYRSHIRE girl Pamela Feggans finished tied fourth in the rain-shortened Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational women's college golf tournament at Tuscawilla Country Club at West Springs, near Orlando in Florida on Tuesday. Report and scores
Pam has got a local exemption into a Futures Tour event at Lakeland, Florida this weekend. She will be one of only a handful of amateurs playing... Fellow Scots and rookie pros, Heather Stirling and Linzi Morton will also be playing in the event. Good Luck girls!

SLGA Secretary
Dr Sheila Hartley, pictured left, from Stirling and Clackmannan has been appointed Secretary of the SLGA. Press Release

Tuesday 11th March 2003

Pam FeggansUS Student News
The weather in Florida is about as bad as Spain! The Spalding/Peggy Kirk Bell Invitation tournament hosted by Rollins College at Tuscawilla Country Club in Orlando was curtailed to one round yesterday due to heavy rain. Pamela Feggans (pictured right) from Patna, Ayrshire, representing Florida Southern, shot a two over par 74, to take third place, one shot behind Marianne Ruud (Memphis) and Katie Brophy (Notre Dame). Florida Southern are in ninth place with 320, eleven shots behind leaders Penn State. The tournament concludes today.

Monday 10th March

US Student News
Scott disappoints in Las Vegas event
Scott JamiesonScott Jamieson, right, beaten finalist in last year's Scottish amateur championship, finished joint 61st in the Toyota men's collegiate championship at Southern Highlands golf course, Las Vegas in Nevada (on Sunday, USA time).
Jamieson from Cathkin Braes Golf Club, currently a golf scholarship student at Augusta State University, had rounds of 75, 72 and 78 for a disappointing 54-hole total of nine-over-par 225. Winner was Ryan Moore (UNLV), competing on home ground, with scores of 71, 70 and 67 for eight-under-par 208. Jamieson's Augusta State University team-mates, Oliver Wilson from Mansfield and James Heath from Surrey, tied for 17th and 74th places respectively. Wilson finished on 215 (70, 70, 75) and Heath on 234 (77, 76 81).
Oklahoma State (856) won the team event by a single stroke from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (857) with Texas and top-ranked Clemson only one shot behind in joint third place on 858.

Sunday 9th March 2003

Sheila Goudie tells how it really was at the Seniors in rain-soaked Spain.. Glad to put the record straight!

SLGA Winter Training Squad
More photos have arrived, and a report from Pat Hutton.

Saturday 8th March 2003

Seeing as its March.... and not much is happening... I just thought you'ld like to see David with someone he met at Bay Hill, Florida this week.... don't know who looks more stunned!

US Student News
Fiona Gilbert from Carnoustie helps her team, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, to second place

Fiona GilbertFrom the UALR website:-
Trojans finish second at Arizona tournament
March 7, 2003
RIO VERDE, Ariz. -- The UALR women's golf team opened its spring season with a second-place finish at the 11-team East/West Rio Verde Invitational hosted by Western Michigan University. The Trojans shot 315-309-624 to finish 10 strokes behind first-place Western Michigan, which shot 309-305-614.
Maria Jose Hurtado paced the Trojans with a 78-74-152 fourth-place finish. Erica Bieniek of WMU took individual honors, shooting 74-70-144.
Other UALR scores include Linda Svensson, fifth with 78-76-154; Maria Svensson, tied for 14th with (82-79-161; Fiona Gilbert, 79-83-162 and tied  for 19th; Andrea Duc, tied for 26th at 85-80-165; and Valentina Felibert, 80-86-166 and tied for 29th.
Other team scores include North Texas, third, 315-318-633; Xavier, fourth, 315-319-634; Toledo, 324-320-644, and tied with Eastern Michigan (325-319-644) for fifth; Eastern Illinois, seventh, 336-316-652; Loyola, eighth, 337-333-670; IUPUI, ninth, 351-340-691;  Cleveland State, 10th, 367-350-717; and Chicago State, 11th, 386-396-782.


Friday 7th March 2003

SLGA Winter Training Squad in Spain
Pat Hutton has had her photos developed.

US Student News
Anne Walker, assistant coach of the University of California Golf team, has sent this newsletter to the Cal Bear fans (Anne, We're all Cal Bear fans!!!)

Read what Muriel Thomson has to say on Annika Sorenstan playing in a Men's event.

Susannah Laing March 03Thursday 6th March 2003

US Student News
Vikki Laing (University of California) and Susannah Laing (pictured right) and Lyndsey Devenish, both University of San Francisco students, finished tied 14th, joint 25th and tied 35th respectively in the latest event on the West Coast of America's women's college golf circuit, the 54-hole San Jose State University Spartan Invitational at Salinas, California. Report and scores

Tuesday 4th March 2003

SLGA logo Scottish Championship 2003
Jessie Valentine, 88 in March, to head parade of champions at Centenary Dinner

THE Scottish Ladies Golfing Association is marking the 100th birthday of the Scottish women's amateur championship by arranging a Centenary championship dinner at the Old Course Hotel, St Andrews on Saturday, May 17 - two days before the five-day tournament starts over the course where it was first played in 1903. Report
If you'ld like to play in the Centenary Scottish Championship, or attend the Centenary dinner then checkout the SLGA website at for entry forms.
Note that entries for the Scottish are now being accepted.... closing date is 15th April. Get your entry in now as it promises to be a great Championship... one to tell your grandchildren you played in!


Monday 3rd March 2003

Scottish international player Pamela Feggans from Ayrshire followed up her tie for third place in the Central Florida Invitation women's college tournament with a joint eighth finish in the Lady Moc Classic 54-hole tournament, hosted by her own university, Florida Southern, at Lakeland yesterday (Sunday). Report

Sunday 2nd March 2003

Mhairi McKayAustralian Open

Mhairi McKay from Glasgow, representing Turnberry Westin Hill, shot a brilliant final round of five-under-par 67 to win the Women's Australian Open championship at Terrey Hills Golf & Country Club, New South Wales today.
Full Report and scores
Quotes from the winner and runner-up

US Student Golf
Pam Feggans joint 10th in Lady Moc Classic

Pamela Feggans added another 77 for a total of 154, which put her in 10th place going into the final round of the Lady Moc Classic, hosted by her own college, Florida Southern. Samantha Richdale, of Illinois State leads the field with 74 70 for an even par total of 144. Florida Atlantic lead the tournament, Florida Southern are in 12th place.

Spanish Womens Open

Adriana Zwanck, a 17-year-old from Madrid, conqueror of the last British hope, Kelly Hutcherson in Saturday's semi-finals, beat Denise Simon (Germany) at the 20th hole of the Spanish women's open amateur golf championship final at El Saler Golf Club, Valencia today.
Adriana was the No 6 qualifier and Denise the No 16 seed. Miss Simon, beaten by the eventual champion, Rebecca Hudson, in the semi-finals of last year's British women's open amateur championship at Ashburnham, had ousted the leading qualifier, Elisa Serramia from Barcelona by 3 and 2 in the second round.
FINAL A Swanck (Spain) beat D Simone (Germany) at 20th hole.

Saturday 1st March 2003

Sunday's 18-hole Spanish women's open amateur international championship final at El Saler Golf Club, Valencia will be between Denise Simone (Germany) and Spain's Adriana Zwanck.
Denise, last year's Austrian women's open champion and beaten by eventual champion Rebecca Hudson in the semi-finals of last year's British women's open amateur championship at Ashburnham, has been slow to warm up in this tournament.
She qualified only in 16th place which meant she played the No 1 seed Elisa Serramia from Barcelona in the second round but she beat her 3 and 2 and has gone from strength to strength since then.
in Saturday's quarter-finals, Denise, a Vagliano Trophy player for the Continent, disposed Stenna Westerlund (Finland) by 3 and 2 and then reached the final with a 4 and 3 win over Sweden's Louise Stahle, the No 5 qualifier.
Adriana Zwanck was the No 6 qualifier. She ended the hopes of England's Kelly Hutcherson from Porters Park by 3 and 2 in the semi-finals, having beaten her much fancied compatriot, Tania Elosegui by 4 and 2 in the morning.
Kelly Hutcherson had a good 2 and 1 win in the quarter-finals over Py Bengtsson (Sweden), conqueror of the No 2 seed, Beatrice Soubiron (France) by 2 and 1 in the first round.
Saturday results:
D Simone (Ger) beat S Westerlund (Fin) 3 and 2.
L Stahle (Sweden) beat D-C Schreefel (Net) 4 and 3.
A Zwanck (Spa) beat T Elosegui (Spa) 4 and 2.
K Hutcherson (Eng) beat P Bengtsson (Swe) 2 and 1.
Simone beat Stahle 4 and 3.
Zwanck beat Hutcherson 3 and 2.

Australian Open

The English duo of Laura Davies and Suzanne Strudwick will head into Sunday‚s final round of the $Aus500,000 AAMI Australian Open tied for the lead on 10 under par, four shots clear of their nearest challengers after a contrasting day at Terrey Hills GC, New South Wales, for the two stalwarts of British women's golf. Report and scores

US Student Golf
Pam Feggans in twelfth place

Pam Feggans had a first round five over par 77 to help her team, Florida Southern, into 9th place in the Lady Moc Classic, hosted by Florida Southern. The tournament in led by Natalia Navarro of Florida Atlantic University, whose even par 72, puts her two shots ahead of the field. Florida Atlantic lead the team competition with 302, eight shots ahead of Washington State U. Florida Southern are on 320. Florida Southern Womens Golf website


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