March 2003 Archive
Monday 31st March 2003
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
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Saturday 29th March 2003
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
NB The Futures tour website is www.futurestour.com
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
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
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...
Golfweek also rank players
and teams. Duke is currently in the lead, closely followed by Pepperdine
Vikki Laing's team, California, is in 9th place.
Thursday 27th March 2003
(University of Stirling)
(Vale of Leven)
(University of Stirling)
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
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
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
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 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
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!.
Just a tiny bit of an experiment going on
(see below)...... You are welcome to try it out.
I'm hoping that Google will index the whole of the kirkwoodgolf
site, and by doing so will make it easier for you to find what you
are looking for.... it might help me too as this site is growing
like Topsy and I'm losing track...
Let me know what you think! If
successful I'll try and move it somewhere better than here!
Tuesday 25th March 2003
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
Monday 24th March 2003
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.
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
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
Sunday 23rd March 2003
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
Saturday 22nd March 2003
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.
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
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
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
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
Does anyone have any Golf News? Anonymity respected if requested!
Wednesday 19th March 2003
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.
COUNTY DOWN TO HOST 2007 WALKER CUP
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 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
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'S FIRST PAY CHECK AS A TOUR PROFESSIONAL
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
PAMELA, HEATHER & KIRSTY FAIL TO BEAT FUTURES CUT
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
NB the official website for the Futures Tour is at http://www.futurestour.com/
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'
The Clubhouse, Turnberry, Ayrshire KA26 9LT
CHARLOTTE HEERES WINS PORTUGUESE TITLE
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
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
JENNA LOSES TO AUSTRIAN IN PORTUGAL
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
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
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
DAWN OUT BUT JENNA CLEARS FIRST HURDLE IN PORTUGAL
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
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
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
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
Photos and text Copyright © Cal Carson Golf Agency
Wednesday 12th March 2003
JENNA AND DAWN CERTAIN TO QUALIFY IN PORTUGAL
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
US Student News
PAMELA FEGGANS FOURTH IN FLORIDA
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
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!
Dr Sheila Hartley, pictured left, from Stirling and Clackmannan
has been appointed Secretary of the SLGA. Press
Tuesday 11th March 2003
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.
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.
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
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
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!!!)
Muriel Thomson has to say on Annika Sorenstan playing in a Men's
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
Tuesday 4th March 2003
Scottish Championship 2003
Jessie Valentine, 88 in March, to head parade of champions at Centenary
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 www.slga.scottishgolf.com
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
Monday 3rd March 2003
LADY MOC CLASSIC ENDS WITH WASHINGTON STATE ON TOP
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 McKAY SHOOTS FINAL 67 TO WIN WOMEN'S AUSSIE 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
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
SPANISH WOMEN'S OPEN TITLE STAYS AT HOME
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
KELLY HUTCHERSON BEATEN BY ZWANCK IN SEMI-FINAL OF SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP
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.
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.
MHAIRI IN JOINT THIRD PLACE AS LAURA AND SUZANNE SHARE LEAD
The English duo of Laura Davies and Suzanne Strudwick will head
into Sundays 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.
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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
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