March 2004 Archive
Wednesday 31st March 2004
US College Golf
University of Arkansas - Little Rock's Fiona Gilbert (Carnoustie)
and Laura Walker (Nairn Dunbar) both contributed to their
team's second place in the Lindsey Collegiate Classic at the
Hurricane CC, Bryant Arizona yesterday.
Fiona finished in joint 6th place with scores of 83, 76, 83
for a 26 over par total of 242 and Laura was 17th with scores
of 86, 85 and 77 for 248. Another Scot, Emily Ogilvie, playing
for Sam Houston State University took 24th position with 89,
80 and 82 for 251.
Annie Mallory of the University of Texas - El Paso won the
tournament with a 12 over 75, 75 and 78 for 228.
El Paso won the team tournament on 958, 12 shots ahead of
UALR. Sam Houston State were 7th on 1008.
Tuesday 30th March 2004
LGU Elite Squad matches
The LGU Elite Squad played two 14 a-side matches against Cheshire
and Lancashire last weekend
After holding the Cheshire Men's County team to a 3.5 to 3.5
match draw in the Saturday morning foursomes at Heswall, the
ladies flagged in the singles and only took 5.5 points in
the afternoon. The Cheshire Men won by 12 matches to 9.
The Elite Squad went on to play Lancashire Men at Royal Liverpool,
Hoylake, on Sunday morning, but only took 3 points out of
the 14 on offer. The Men won by 11 matches to 3.
Ireland's Claire Coughlan was the best of the Elite Squad,
winning all three of her matches. Vagliano heroine, Danielle
Masters, took 2 points, and Emma Duggleby 1.5. The Selectors
must be scratching their heads wondering who to pick for the
Curtis Cup team. Full
You can probably tell that Colin is on holiday!!!
Scottish University Men's Team and Individual Championships
The Scottish University Men's Team and Individual Championships
are being played at The Moray Golf Club, Lossiemouth this
week. They are having communication difficulties in the clubhouse
and there is no internet connection. The format is two leagues,
played on a Round Robin basis, the winners play each other
in the Final on Friday. I'm expecting to relay results on
Thursday and Friday. Hope you can wait!!!
Here is the draw
(Excel file) for the Men's Individual to be held on Wednesday.
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Monday 29th March 2004
Helen Holm - Scottish Ladies Open StrokePlay Championship
Here is the Draw
for the Championship to be held on the weekend of 24-25 April.
The SLGA had 107 entries for the 72 places and the ballot
fell at 3.2. This year there are 9 players coming from Finland
as well as 11 from France and 3 from Sweden, as well as 10
members of the current Curtis Cup squad.
Irish Schools' Championship Final
for Irish Schools' Championship Final to take place at Milltown
Golf Club on Monday 26 April 2004
Three Scots in the top Twelve.
Three Scottish girls finished in the top 12 places in the
Mountain View Collegiate Tournament in Tucson, Arizona yesterday.
Jenna Wilson (San Diego State and Strathaven), pictured left,
took joint second place with a final round of 74 for a total
of 217, to be three strokes behind the winner. Her team-mate
Heather Macrae (Dunblane New), pictured right, matched her
74 and tied for 7th on 221. And Pitreavie's Louise Kenney,
(below right), playing for Iowa State, had a final round of
75 and took joint 12th place on 225.
The tournament was won by Kim Welch of Washington State whose
scores of 70-71-73 gave her the only subpar total of the tournament
Denver won the team tournament on 894, Iowa State were second,
eight shots further back (902), and San Diego State took joint
4th place on 906.
[Look out Korea... the Scots are coming! - Ed]
1. Kim Welch, Wash. St. 70-71-73--214 -2
2. Emily Hoeper, Denver 74-72-71--217 +1
2. Jenna Wilson, S.Diego St 72-71-74--217 +1
4. Cassie Castleman, Idaho 71-73-75--219 +3
5. Christine Boucher, Kansas St. 73-75-72--220 +4
5. Kristen Campos, Col. St. 76-69-75--220 +4
7. Heather MacRae, S.Diego St 75-72-74--221 +5
7. Lauren Gray, No Arizona 73-73-75--221 +5
7. Nozomi Hoshino, IPC 71-75-75--221 +5 1
0. Lisa Kajihara, PortlandST 73-72-77--222 +6
11. Katie Tewell, Louisville 75-74-75--224 +8
12. Louise Kenney, Iowa State 74-76-75--225 +9
1. Denver 296-292-306--894 +30
2. Iowa State 297-296-309--902 +38
2. Colorado State 308-292-302--902 +38
4. Int. Pacific College 300-305-301--906 +42
4. San Diego State 296-299-311--906 +42
Smith (Waterlooville) finished a creditable third in the Sherry
Cup with scores of 71, 76 and 71. Kerry played in the 2002
Curtis Cup and is a current England International player and
previous holder of the English Ladies' Intermediate Championship
and the Hampshire Champion.
The final round was abandoned due to incessant, heavy rain
which robbed Kerry of the chance to catch Tania Elosegui of
Spain, who was declared the winner on 211 and Anghern Nora
of Switzerland with 217.
Kerry said "The Desert Springs training the week prior
to the Spanish Championship has stood me in good stead and
I am very pleased to have shot a couple of rounds 1 under
par during my first championship this year".
The Sherry Cup is played annually at Sotogrande and attracts
a high class field from across Europe both male and female.
The England ladies' team finished fifth in the team event.
Koreans 1 and 2 in the Futures Tour too [try saying it!
From a Futures Tour report:
OLDSMAR, Fla., March 28, 2004: It was a Korean sweep in women's
golf this final-round Sunday. Jimin Kang of Seoul, Korea won
her first tournament in two years on the FUTURES Golf Tour
at Tampa Bay's Next Generation FUTURES Golf Classic. An hour
after Kang had secured her win, compatriot Grace Park, the
1999 FUTURES Tour Player of the Year, sunk a six-footer to
claim her first major LPGA title at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
But Kang, like Park, had to earn her victory and had to win
on the final green with a 30-second putt that felt more like
30 hours. While Park drained a six-foot birdie for her one-stroke
win over FUTURES Tour alum Aree Song of Korea, Kang rammed
home a 15-footer to edge Korean rookie Seon-Hwa Lee of Chonan,
Korea, also by a single shot.
Heather Stirling (Bridge of Allan) slipped down the field
to finish tied for 62nd spot and took home $178 in prizemoney.
Fellow-Scot Linzi Morton (Tulliallan) failed ot make the cut.
1 Jimin Kang (Seoul, Korea) 71-67-70 - 208 $9,100
2 Seon-Hwa Lee (Chonan, Korea) 72-67-70 - 209 $6,500
3 Meredith Ward (Crystal Lake, IL) 70-69-71 - 210 $4,804
T4 Courtney Swaim (Duluth, GA) 70-72-71 - 213 $3,471
Emily Bastel (Upper Sandusky, OH) 69-71-73 - 213 $3,471
Other score: T62 Heather Stirling (Stirling, Scotland) 75-76-77
- 228 $178
US College Golf
Pamela Feggans fourth in Unicco Spring Invitational
From the Florida Southern Website:
BRASELTON, GA - The Lady Mocs had the best final round of
the day on Sunday (321), but had to settle for a second place
finish at the Unicco Spring Invitational. They were able to
cut only one stroke off the first-round lead of West Florida
and finished with a team score of 643, 10 strokes behind West
Individually for the Lady Mocs, Pamela Feggans shot a second-round
76 to finish in a tie for fourth at 155.
West Florida's Sarah Nicholson maintained her first-round
lead and was the individual winner with a 150.
School Scores 1 West Florida 311-322 633 2 Florida Southern
Individual score [sorry, don't have others- ed] T 4 Pamela
Feggans 79-76 155
Midlothian tie with Borders
Midlothian Ladies' County team played Border Ladies' County
team in a friendly on Sunday at Mortonhall Golf Club. The
teams played greensomes and tied two matches a piece. Four
juniors also played, and also tied with one match apiece.
A good time was had by all. Full results on the Midlothian
US College golf
Kate O'Sullivan had a final round 76 (87+76=163/T52) to help
lead the High Point women's golf team to a 15th place finish
out of 23 teams after the final day of competition at the
William & Mary Invitational on the par 72 Ford's Colony-Marsh
Hawk G.C. in Williamsburg, Va.
Sunday 28th March 2004
Jenna Wilson in second place
Jenna Wilson (Strathaven and San Diego State), pictured right,
is second heading into tomorrow's third and final round of
the Mountain View Collegiate in Tucson, Arizona.
Freshman Jenna led SDSU in the first day of play with a one-under
par 143, two strokes off the lead.
Jenna, who has already won the Lady Aztec Invitational and
finished second at the Heather Farr Memorial, opened with
an even par 72 and shot a one-under 71 in the afternoon. Heather
MacRae (Dunblane New) is in 14th after shooting 75-72 for
a score of 147. Heather has been under 80 in 16 straight rounds
dating back to SDSU's opening tournament, the longest streak
for the Aztecs.
San Diego State sits in third place after two rounds after
posting scores of 296 and 299 for a 19-over par total of 595.
The Aztecs are seven strokes off the pace set by the University
Heather Stirling scored another 75 to make her second round
total 150, but fell back to 50th place in the $65,000 Tampa
Bay's Next Generation FUTURES Golf Classic at the 6366-yard,
par 36-36 - 72 East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club
yesterday. Linzi Morton (Tulliallan) falied to make the cut
by two strokes after adding a 76 to her first round 79. The
tournament is led by Korean Jimin Kang (Seoul, Korea) 71-67
on 138. see www.futurestour.com
US College Golf
Ayrshire's Pamela Feggans shot 78 on Friday and is in 8th
place after the first day of the Unicco Spring Invitational
in Braselton Georgia. Her team, Florida Southern are in third
Saturday 27th March 2004
Scot Heather Stirling (Bridge of Allan) was in 34th place
after the first round of the FUTURES Golf Tour's $65,000 Tampa
Bay's Next Generation FUTURES Golf Classic at the 6366-yard,
par 36-36 - 72 East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club
yesterday.. Her 75 put her six strokes behind first round
leader Emily Bastel (Upper Sandusky, OH) who had halves of
36 and 33 for a 69. Linzi Morton (Tulliallan) was further
down the field in joint 89th place in 79.
Friday 26th March 2004
Smith third in the Sherry Cup
Kerry Smith (Waterlooville), pictured right, first reserve
for the Curtis Cup squad, has probably made the GB&I Selectors
sit up and take notice after her third place finish in the
Sherry Cup at Sotogrande, Spain, today. Her third round 71
for 218, was just one stroke behind Nora Angehrn (Switzerland)
whose 67 was the best of the day.. Tania Elosegui (Spain)
romped home by a six stroke margin with a final 68.
Spain won the team prize on 236
Results (How is your Spanish?)
1 ELOSEGUI MAYOR, TANIA (ESPAÑA) 211 (69+74+68)
2 ANGEHRN, NORA (SUIZA) 217 (75+75+67)
3 SMITH, KERRY (INGLATERRA) 218 (71+76+71)
+ STAHLE, LOUISE (SUECIA) 218 (72+73+73)
5 SIMON, DENISE (ALEMANIA) 221 (70+76+75)
6 BARBIER, JUSTINE (BELGICA) 222 (73+75+74)
7 RANDBAEK, METTE (DINAMARCA) 225 (72+73+80)
8 STEINBERGER, EVA (AUSTRIA) 226 (75+76+75)
9 SALONEN, HANNA-LENNA (FINLANDIA) 228 (80+76+72)
+ ALONSO FUENTES, CARMEN (ESPAÑA) 228 (76+78+74)
+ SERRAMIA NEUNDORF, ELISA (ESPAÑA) 228 (75+76+77)
12 RUUTTILA, KAISA (FINLANDIA) 229 (78+77+74)
+ SCHMITT, ANNE-CATRIN (ALEMANIA) 229 (75+76+78)
14 NICOLSON, JO (GALES) 230 (73+78+79)
15 ORUETA PEMARTIN, MARIA (ESPAÑA) 231 (75+77+79)
16 MICHL, STEFANIE (AUSTRIA) 232 (81+77+74)
+ BUUS, METTE (DINAMARCA) 232 (78+75+79)
18 VAN HECKE, VALERIE (BELGICA) 233 (85+77+71)
+ AUGUSTSSON, MADELEINE (SUECIA) 233 (81+77+75)
+ RINGDAHL, MARIA (SUECIA) 233 (73+84+76)
21 TANNO, NATALIA (SUIZA) 234 (80+74+80)
+ ROSSI, ANNA (ITALIA) 234 (77+81+76)
23 GARBUTT, SARA (INGLATERRA) 235 (79+78+78)
24 KAARNALAHTI, MINNA (ESPAÑA) 238 (77+81+80)
+ LEE, SHEILA (SUIZA) 238 (82+79+77)
+ EDWARDS, NAOMI (INGLATERRA) 238 (81+79+78)
+ GARVACCIO, GULIA (ITALIA) 238 (83+81+74)
28 EVANS, STEPHANIE (GALES) 239 (75+80+84)
29 WERDINIG, KATHARINA (AUSTRIA) 242 (80+79+83)
30 GAL, SANDRA (ALEMANIA) 243 (85+77+81)
31 STEFANSEN, VICTORIA (DINAMARCA) 244 (80+85+79)
32 ISAKSSON, NINA (FINLANDIA) 246 (79+82+85)
33 VALVASSORI, VITTORIA (ITALIA) 248 (85+81+82)
34 BIRKS, SAMANTHA (GALES) 249 (75+88+86)
35 BUSSCHOTS, YELENA (BELGICA) 251 (85+84+82)
Forbes holds onto fourth in the Pam Golding Invitational Tournament
in South Aftrica.
Julie Forbes (Aboyne), pictured right, finished in fourth
position after the third and final round of the Nedbank Women’s
Golf Tour event at the Glendower Golf Club, South Africa today
(Friday). Her final 71 gave her a three under par total of
216 and she pocketted 17,500 Rand in prizemoney.
In a tussle of the teenagers, 19-year-old Minea Blomqvist
claimed her maiden victory in only her second tournament as
a professional when she held off 14-year-old Ashleigh Simon
to win by a single stroke with a final 69 to the youngster's
Lesley Nicholson (Haddington) claimed 731.25 Rand prizemoney
with a final round of 75 for a total of 232.
1 Blomqvist, Minea (Fin) 71 73 69 213 -6 R 37,500.00
2 Simon, Ashleigh * 68 76 70 214 -5
3 Holm Sorensen, Lisa (Den) 72 73 70 215 -4 R 27,500.00
4 Kuld, Christina (Den) 73 73 70 216 -3 R 17,500.00
4 Forbes, Julie (Sco) 73 72 71 216 -3 R 17,500.00
6 David, Nathalie (Fra) 75 72 70 217 -2 R 12,000.00
7 Eberl, Martina (Ger) 75 75 68 218 -1 R 10,125.00
8 Larrauri, Mara (Arg) 69 76 74 219 Lvl R 6,625.00
8 Boden, Maria (Swe) 72 74 73 219 Lvl R 6,625.00
8 Hirschhorn, Andrea 75 70 74 219 Lvl R 6,625.00
8 Adamson, Mandy 74 73 72 219 Lvl R 6,625.00
8 Gottmo, Asa (Swe) 71 76 72 219 Lvl R 6,625.00
13 Heath, Sarah (Eng) 73 74 73 220 +1 R 4,625.00
13 Kreutz, Ludivine (Fra) 67 74 79 220 +1 R 4,625.00
15 Becker, Anna (Swe) 69 77 75 221 +2 R 4,300.00
16 Ekelundh, Cecilia (Swe) 73 75 74 222 +3 R 3,750.00
16 Reis, Nina (Swe) 73 75 74 222 +3 R 3,750.00
16 Butler, Carlie (Aus) 75 79 68 222 +3 R 3,750.00
16 Maritz, Laurette 75 70 77 222 +3 R 3,750.00
16 Calzavara, Tullia (Ita) 74 73 75 222 +3 R 3,750.00
16 Schaeffer, Fany (Fra) 76 70 76 222 +3 R 3,750.00
16 James, Nicole (Aus) 71 75 76 222 +3 R 3,750.00
23 Rasmussen, Rikke (Den) 75 76 72 223 +4 R 3,250.00
24 Tybring, Anna (Swe) 75 78 71 224 +5 R 3,000.00
24 Tuutti, Ursula (Fin) 74 76 74 224 +5 R 3,000.00
24 Moltke-Leth, Amanda (Den) 75 72 77 224 +5 R 3,000.00
27 Lundgreen, Cecilie (Nor) 79 71 75 225 +6 R 2,687.50
27 Wessberg, Linda (Swe) 79 77 69 225 +6 R 2,687.50
29 Alterby, Helena (Swe) 76 78 72 226 +7 R 2,375.00
29 Wessels, Annerie 76 73 77 226 +7 R 2,375.00
29 Hauert, Bettina (Ger) 71 81 74 226 +7 R 2,375.00
32 Westerberg, Johanna (Swe) 73 78 76 227 +8 R 2,035.00
32 Jail, Jehanne (Fra) 77 73 77 227 +8 R 2,035.00
32 Hutcherson, Kelly (Eng) 77 73 77 227 +8 R 2,035.00
32 Louw, Caryn 70 76 81 227 +8 R 2,035.00
32 Nocera, Gwladys (Fra) 79 76 72 227 +8 R 2,035.00
37 Smith, Vanessa 74 78 76 228 +9 R 1,787.50
37 Garrett, Nikki * (Aus) 77 71 80 228 +9
37 Moulder, Cherry 73 78 77 228 +9 R 1,787.50
40 Rigon, Margherita (Ita) 72 78 79 229 +10 R 1,637.50
40 Skold, Josefine (Swe) 74 79 76 229 +10 R 1,637.50
42 Bell, Vanessa (Eng) 78 76 76 230 +11 R 1,450.00
42 Zackrisson, Emma (Swe) 77 75 78 230 +11 R 1,450.00
42 Cvitan, Antonella (Swe) 75 80 75 230 +11 R 1,450.00
45 Bjarvall, Eva (Swe) 76 78 77 231 +12 R 1,180.00
45 Beauchet, Virginie (Fra) 77 76 78 231 +12 R 1,180.00
45 Knowles, Kerry (Eng) 76 77 78 231 +12 R 1,180.00
45 Loven, Lotta (Swe) 76 80 75 231 +12 R 1,180.00
45 Hudson, Rebecca (Eng) 79 74 78 231 +12 R 1,180.00
50 Kagonyera, Nora (Uga) 80 77 75 232 +13 R 731.25
50 Clingan, Jo (Eng) 79 74 79 232 +13 R 731.25
50 Jung, Eun Jeong (Kor) 80 74 78 232 +13 R 731.25
50 Nicholson, Lesley (Sco) 79 78 75 232 +13 R 731.25
54 Fisher, Kirsty (Eng) 76 76 81 233 +14
54 Lipscombe, Clare (Eng) 76 79 78 233 +14
56 Venter, Suzette * 78 75 81 234 +15
57 de Vries, Michelle 74 82 79 235 +16
58 Rushworth, Deana (Eng) 81 75 80 236 +17
58 Beliard, Patricia (Fra) 79 78 79 236 +17
60 Robbertze, Morgana 74 81 82 237 +18
61 Tornevall, Lena (Swe) 77 79 82 238 +19
61 Renell, Sofia (Swe) 76 81 81 238 +19
63 Carlborg, Sandra (Swe) 76 81 83 240 +21
Thursday 25th March 2004
Julie Forbes in joint fourth place in Pam Golding Ladies
Scotland's Julie Forbes, pictured right, is one of five players
in joint fourth place after Thursday’s second round of the
Nedbank Women’s Golf Tour event at the Glendower Golf Club.
Julie added a one-under 72 to her first round 73 for 145,
and was four strokes behind the leader.
France’s Ludivine Kreutz struggled to a 74 for a total of
five under par 141, but it was still good enough for a three-stroke
lead over Ashleigh Simon and Finland’s Minea Blomqvist on
a day when those near the top of the leaderboard all seemed
to struggle with their games. Simon, one behind Kreutz overnight,
signed for a 76 while Blomqvist, playing in only her second
professional event, posted a 73.
Lesley Nicholson form Haddington just squeezed under the wire
to make the cut on 157 with rounds of 78 and 79.
141 Kreutz, Ludivine (Fra) 67 74 0
144 Blomqvist, Minea (Fin) 71 73 0 Simon, Ashleigh * 68 76
145 Holm Sorensen, Lisa (Den) 72 73, Maritz, Laurette 75 70,
Hirschhorn, Andrea 75 70, Larrauri, Mara (Arg) 69 76, Forbes,
Julie (Sco) 73 72
146 James, Nicole (Aus) 71 75, Louw, Caryn 70 76 ,Boden, Maria
(Swe) 72 74, Schaeffer, Fany (Fra) 76 70, Becker, Anna (Swe)
69 77, Kuld, Christina (Den) 73 73
147 Heath, Sarah (Eng) 73 74, Moltke-Leth, Amanda (Den) 75
72, Calzavara, Tullia (Ita) 74 73, Adamson, Mandy 74 73, David,
Nathalie (Fra) 75 72, Gottmo, Asa (Swe) 71 76
148 Garrett, Nikki * (Aus) 77 71, Ekelundh, Cecilia (Swe)
73 75, Reis, Nina (Swe) 73 75
149 Wessels, Annerie 76 73
150 Hutcherson, Kelly (Eng) 77 73, Lundgreen, Cecilie (Nor)
79 71, Tuutti, Ursula (Fin) 74 76, Rigon, Margherita (Ita)
72 78, Eberl, Martina (Ger) 75 75, Jail, Jehanne (Fra) 77
151 Moulder, Cherry 73 78,, Westerberg, Johanna (Swe) 73 78,
Rasmussen, Rikke (Den) 75 76
152 Fisher, Kirsty (Eng) 76 76, Smith, Vanessa 74 78, Zackrisson,
Emma (Swe) 77 75 , Hauert, Bettina (Ger) 71 81
153 Beauchet, Virginie (Fra) 77 76 , Skold, Josefine (Swe)
74 79 , Tybring, Anna (Swe) 75 78, Knowles, Kerry (Eng) 76
77, Hudson, Rebecca (Eng) 79 74, Venter, Suzette * 78 75 ,
Clingan, Jo (Eng) 79 74
154 Alterby, Helena (Swe) 76 78 , Butler, Carlie (Aus) 75
79, Bell, Vanessa (Eng) 78 76 , Jung, Eun Jeong (Kor) 80 74,
Bjarvall, Eva (Swe) 76 78
155 Robbertze, Morgana 74 81 , Lipscombe, Clare (Eng) 76 79,
Nocera, Gwladys (Fra) 79 76, Cvitan, Antonella (Swe) 75 80
156 Loven, Lotta (Swe) 76 80 , Wessberg, Linda (Swe) 79 77
Tornevall, Lena (Swe) 77 79 , Rushworth, Deana (Eng) 81 75
, de Vries, Michelle 74 82
157 Beliard, Patricia (Fra) 79 78, Renell, Sofia (Swe) 76
81, Carlborg, Sandra (Swe) 76 81 , Kagonyera, Nora (Uga) 80
77, Nicholson, Lesley (Sco) 79 78
Smith currently fifth in the Sherry Cup
England's Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) is lying 5th on 147
after she added a second round 76 to her first round 71 in
the Sherry Cup being played at Sotograne on Spain's Costa
Del Sol. Tanya Elosegui continues to lead the tournament on
143. Spain lead the team tounament on 294.
1.- Tania Elósegui (Spain) 143 (69+74)
2.- Mette Randbaek (Denmark) 145 (72+73)
+.- Louise Stahle (Switzerland) 145 (72+73)
4.- Denise Simon (Germany) 146 (70+76)
5.- Kerry Smith (England) 147 (71+76)
New Look website for ELGA.
ELGA are launching a new look website, on the ELGA main website
you will find all the regular features; news, results, complete
list of all clubs affiliated to ELGA, together with their
contact details, a comprehensive links page offering instant
access to a host of other golfing websites, details of handicap
competitions and the latest news of the countrys top
Check out the website on www.englishladiesgolf.org
There are two complementary micro sites;
www.golfgirls.org for younger golfers and www.elgatrust.org
for the ELGA Trust, registered charity. The Golf Girls site
has specially commissioned cartoon characters; Lucy, Trudy
and Gita, they will guide players through the junior golf
elements, including Pathway to Pro, Competitions
and a comprehensive Grown up stuff section for
all the support documents and details that both players and
parents/guardians may need. The Trust site holds all
the Trust event details including the Rosebud Pro-am, Trust
history and merchandise. The ELGA Trust has a new design rosebud
image, this completes the ELGA re-branding exercise and the
ELGA staff and Executives would like to invite you to view
the new websites.
Wednesday 24th March 2004
Laing Open Day at Musselburgh
Musselburgh Golf Club, Monktonhall, are holding a Fund-raising
day for member, Vikki Laing, on Saturday 8th May. Vikki, four
times Scottish Girl Champion, Scottish Internaionalsit and
Curtis Cup player, has a Provisional card for the LPGA tour,
and the club are raising funds for travel, subsistence and
entry to tournaments.
The format of the day is a Triam with full handicap allowance.
Teams can be Ladies, Men or Mixed. Maximum Handicap is 36
for Ladies, 24 for Men. The Entry fee is £60 per team
and tee off times are available from 8:30am until 3:30pm.
Team prizes will be awarded If you are unable to enter a team,
single entries ( £20 pp) will be accepted and the committee
will endeavour to make up teams from all single entries.
For anyone unable to play on the day but would like to support
the fundraising donations will be gratefully accepted.
A free social evening will follow this event at 8.00 p.m.
Download an entry form
here (Word format) or get in touch with Fiona
Playfair for further information.
Fiona say that the course is in great condition and that the
clubhouse is sparkling after its recent improvements and they
are looking forward to welcoming lots of visitors. Sounds
a great day out for a very good cause!
Tuesday 23rd March 2004
Please try out the Bulletin Board,
also found on the top right of this page under New Features.
I've put in a "Counties" Category and each County
as a topic. You can add Club or County results into your county
slot, or indeed anything that takes your fancy. There's also
the opportunity to carry out discussions or provide a forum
for questions and answers. I'll probably add Handicaps, Rules,
Equality Issues etc to the Bulletin Board, so watch this space!
Monday 22nd March 2004
US College News
Colette Murray helps Jacksonville State to Winners Podium
Dumfrieshire's Colette Murray had rounds of 76 and 83 for
159 to finish in ninth place and help her team to win the
JSU Chris Banister Classic at Silver Lakes G.C. Calhoun Co,
Alabama last week.
There was a tie for top place between Candice Satow of Oral
Roberts and Maggie McGill of Middle Tennessee State, both
on 151. Jacksonville State took the team prize by one stroke
from Oral Roberts.
Sunday 21st March 2004
What a turnout!
Here are the girls from Monifeith Golf Club at their Winter
League Prizegiving today.
The winners were
Division 1 1st Rebecca Wilson 2nd Andrea Bowie 3rd Laura Falconer/Kirsty
Division 2 1st Louise Smith 2nd Saphia Matthew
Division 3 1st Gail Wilson 2nd Jemma Chalmers 3rd Alison Pryde
Saturday 20th March 2004
JULIE TIES FOR NINTH PLACE BEHIND SOUTH AFRICAN WONDER
Julie Forbes from Aboyne saved her best until last - a three-under-par
third and final round of 69 for a level par aggregate of 216
lifting her up into a tie for ninth place finish in the Acer
Women's South African Open at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington
Golf Club on Friday.
Miss Forbes, a former winner of the French Open, had earlier
rounds of 74 and 73. She earned 6,458 Rand for her performance
which will give her a big confidence boost for the European
Women's Tour campaign that lies ahead.
Julie's last-day display was very good, what kind of superlatives
apply to the shock winner of the title, 14-year-old South
African amateur Ashleigh Simon who closed with a brilliant,
nine-under-par round of 63 to come from eight shots off the
pace at the start of the day to win with an eight-under-par
total of 208 over her home course.
Ashleigh's earlier scores had been 71 and 74 and she did not
seem a threat to Denmark's Carina Vagner who had a two-shot
lead over the field with one round to go after rounds of 70
The Dane matched the par of 72 at the last time of asking
and failed by one shot to equal Miss Simon's clubhouse target
of 208. Miss Vagner finished joint second with the fast-finishing
Swede, Johanna Westerberg - 68 for 209 - and split the first
two pro pay-outs to earn 32,500 Rand apiece.
Ashleigh's 63 equalled the lowest ever round on the South
African Women's Tour. She is also
the first amateur to claim the title and the youngest player.
Miss Simon won the South African women's amateur stroke-play
and match-play titles earlier this month. Not surprising she
is rated the greatest female golf prospect ever to come out
of South Africa.
A few weeks ago she became the first female to play in a men's
pro tournament on the local Sunshine Tour.
"I was aiming for a 68 but this is my best score ever.
I've had a few 67s but never a 63. You need to be at least
18 to turn professional and I won't be 15 until May 11. I
think I'll hold off a few years after that. I still want to
play in and win a few major international amateur tournaments
so I might look at turning pro around the age of 20 or so.
I'm not going to turn pto and go out there and miss cuts,"
said the youngster.
Ashleigh's flawless scorecard for the 5,769yd course contained
birdies at the second, fourth, fifth, eighth, ninth, 11th,
14th, 15th and 17th. So accurate was her approach play that
her longest putt all day was a 20-footer at the 11th.
[NB. We might get to see Ashleigh playing in Scotland if she
enters the R&A Junior Open ar Kilmarnock Barassie in July
just before the Open at Troon -GGK]
ACER WOMEN'S SOUTH AFRICA OPEN
Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC
Leading final totals
208 Ashleigh Simon (SA) (am) 71 74 63.
209 Carina Vagner (Den) 70 67 72, Johanna Westerberg (Swe)
68 73 68.,
212 Cecilia Ekelundh (Swe) 67 72 73.
213 Gwladys Nocera (Fra) 69 72 72, Laurette Maritz (SA) 69
72 72, Virginie Beauchet (Fra) 74 70 69.
214 Mandy Adamson (SA) 875 69 70.
216 Julie Forbes (Sco) 74 73 69, Minea Blomqvist (Swe) 70
75 71, Cecilie Lundgreen (Nor) 73 72 71.
224 Kirsty Fisher (Eng) 74 74 76.
226 Kelly Hutcherson (Eng) 82 73 71.
227 Kerry Knowles (Eng) 82 69 76, Rebecca Hudson (Eng) 76
229 Sarah Heath (Eng0 71 79 79, Vanessa Bell (Eng) 71 80 78.
239 Emma Weeks (Eng) 72 83 84.
JUSTIN ROSE WANTS GOLFERS TO HIT THE GREEN FOR MACMILLAN
Want to practice your swing or perfect your putt? Golfers
across the UK will have the perfect opportunity to improve
their golf technique and make a difference to the lives of
people living with cancer this summer by taking part in Macmillan
Cancer Relief's Longest Day Challenge.Championship golfer
Justin Rose, has lent his support to Macmillan to encourage
golfers all over the UK to play 72 holes in one day on or
aroundthe longest day of the year - June 21st, and help raise
over £140,000 fo rthe charity.
Justin says: "Even for me completing four rounds of golf
in one day would be no easy task. I really take my hat off
to anyone hitting the green andhaving a go."
"It's easy to get involved simply encourage your friends,
golf partner or work colleagues to team up and take on the
challenge. The money you raisewill enable Macmillan to support
more people who have cancer from the moment of diagnosis and
right through their cancer journey. Practice your swing and
sign up today for The Longest Day Challenge."
Men, ladies and juniors are eligible to take part in the event
and can play alone, in pairs, three or fourballs, in any combination,
and at any golf course of their choice. Determination and
stamina are all that's required to walk 20 miles, play 72
holes and hit over 300 shots in one day.
For participants entering a team of three golfers there is
also the chance of winning a trip to St Andrews - the home
of golf. The three top scoringteams will be the guests of
the St Andrews Bay Golf Resort and Spa and will compete on
the demanding Torrance course for the Longest Day Challenge
Champion Team 2004.
The money raised by golfers will help Macmillan fund nurses,
doctors, healthcare professionals, cancer care centres, information
services and direct financial help to those who need it most.
For more information or to register, please contact Kerry
Packman on 020 7840 4615 or
email@example.com or online at www.macmillan.org.uk/golf
Friday 19th March 2004
coast Ladies Tour
VIKKI FOURTH AFTER LAST-DAY WOES IN CALIFORNIA
Vikki Laing's bid for her first win as a rookie professional
ended in disappointment. Starting the final round of The International
tournament - the latest event on the West Coast Ladies Tour
- at Yucaipa Valley, California - with a two-stroke lead after
rounds of 69 and 70, the 23-year-old from Musselburgh sagged
to a 77 for a 54-hole total of level par 216. That put her
into a four-way play-off with Joellyn Crooks (Wisconsin),
Dodie Mazzuca (Las Vegas) and Alena Sharp from Hamilton, Ontario.
Vikki's woes continued when she bogeyed the first hole of
the sudden-death play-off. The three other players then decided
to split the 1-2-3 prizemoney rather than continue in fading
light. Miss Laing earned $900 dollars. Joellyn, Dodie and
Alena each pocketed $1,800.
The other Scot in the field, Susie Laing from Troon, finished
outwith the money - only the top 20 and ties earned a cheque.
Susie scored 79, 73 and 75 for 11-over-par 227.
Lisa Meredith-Seary from Reading finished 50th on 236 with
rounds of 78, 76 and 82.
Yeo Jin Kang from Seoul, Korea set a pro record of 68 for
the 6,108yd women's course in the final round. She finished
joint fifth on 217.
LEADING FINAL TOTALS 216 Joellyn Crooks (US) 73 70 73, Dodie
Mazzuca (US) 74 69 73, Alena Sharp (Can) 74 70 72 (tied for
first place), Vikki Laing (Sco) 69 70 77 (placed fourth after
play-off). 217 Lisa Chang (US) 74 73 70, Yeo Jin Kang (Kor)
76 73 68, So Young Park (Kor) 74 72 71, Jamie Stevenson (US)
74 72 71. 218 Becky Lucidi (US) 70 71 77.
Other totals: 227 Susie Laing (Sco) 79 73 75 (tied 28th).
236 Lisa Meredith-Seary (Eng) 78 76 82 (50th).
South African Ladies tour
JULIE FORBES LEADING GB&I PLAYER IN S AFRICA OPEN
Former French Open champion Julie Forbes from Aboyne is tied
for 14th place with one round to go in the Acer Women's South
African Open golf championship at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington
Golf Club. Miss Forbes has had rounds of 74 and 73 over the
5,769yd course for a three-over-par tally of 147. She is the
leading player from Great Britain & Ireland. Julie is 10 shots
off the pole position which has been taken over by Carina
Vagner (Denmark) with a 70 and 67 for seven-under 137.
First-round leader Cecilia Ekelundh (Sweden) followed up her
67 with a 72 to be demoted to second place on 139.
A total of 59 players with totals of 156 and better qualified
to play the final round.
Lesley Nicholson, the former Curtis Cup player from Haddington,
was one of those to miss the cut. The Scot had disappointing
scores of 80 and 79 for 159.
LEADING SCORES 137 Carina Vagner (Den) 70 67. 139 Cecilia
Ekelundh (Swe) 67 72. 141 Gwladys Nocera (Fra) 69 72, Laurette
Maritz (SA) 69 72, Johanna Westerberg (Swe) 68 73. 144 Mandy
Adamson (SA) 75 69, Virginie Beauchet (Fra) 74 70, Antonelia
Cvitan (Swe) 73 71. 145 Cecilie Lundgreen (Nor) 73 72, Minea
Blomqvist (Swe) 709 75, Andrea Hirschhorn (SA) 71 74, Nina
Reis (Swe) 72 73, Ashleigh Simon (SA) (am) 71 74. 147 Helena
Alterby (Swe) 70 77, Julie Forbes (Sco) 74 73. Other scores:
148 Kirsty Fisher (Eng) 74 74. 150 Sarah Heath (Eng) 71 79.
151 Rebecca Hudson (Eng) 76 75, Kerry Knowles (Eng) 82 69,
Vanessa Bell (Eng) 71 80. 155 Kelly Hutcherson (Eng) 82 73,
Emma Weeks (Eng) 72 83.
Non-qualifiers included: 159 Lesley Nicholson (Sco) 80 79,.
160 Deana Rushworth (Eng) 85 75. 161 Yvonne Cassidy (Ire)
Thursday 18th March 2004
heads for first pro win
Former Curtis Cup player Vikki Laing from Musselburgh is poised
to chalk up her first win as a professional. The Scot, who
celebrated her 23rd birthday at the weekend (Sunday), leads
by two strokes with one round to play in The International
tournament at Yucaipa Valley, California. It is one of the
events on the West Coast Ladies Pro Tour on which Miss Laing
is warming up for her debut on the LPGA Tour. Vikki has had
rounds of 69 and 70 for a five-under-par tally of 139. Her
nearest challenger is another rookie pro and one-time big-name
amateur - Becky Lucidi, the 2002 US women's champion from
California. Becky has scored 70 and 71. Susie Laing from Troon
is back in a tie for 32nd place on 152 after scores of 79
and 73 while Lisa Meredith-Seary from Reading is tied for
39th place with 78 and 76 for 154.
SCOREBOARD 139 Vikki Laing (Sco) 69 70. 141 Becky Lucidi (US)
70 71. 143 Dodie Mazzuca (US) 74 69, Joellyn Crooks (US) 73
70. 144 Alena Sharp (Can) 74 70, Shelly Stouffer (Can) 70
74. Other scores: 152 Susie Laing (Sco) 79 73. 154 Lisa Meredith-Seary
(Eng) 78 76.
US College News
HEATHER BLOOMING WITH SECOND PLACE HAWAII FINISH
Heather MacRae achieved her highest finish on the 2003-2004
American women's college circuit when she tied for second
place in the Dr Donnis Thompson Invitational tournament over
the Kaneohe Klipper course on Hawaii on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old Dunblane player, a Scotland international
and member of the LGU Elite Squad, had scores of 72, 77 and
72 for a total of five-over-par 221. San Diego State University
team-mate Jenna Wilson from Strathaven dropped down the final
placings after a disappointing last round of 83 for 231 and
joint 16th place. Jenna, 19, had opened the event with promising
scores of 73 and 75. The Scots' efforts helped San Diego State
(918) to finish runners-up to New Mexico in the team event.
LEADING FINAL TOTALS 219 Kim Welch (Washington State) 75 73
71. 221 Heather MacRae (San Diego State) 72 77 72, Kailin
Downs (New Mexico) 74 73 74, Christine Fernandez (New Mexico)
77 68 76, Dale Gammie (Hawaii) 72 75 74. 222 Brooke Tull (Texas
Christian) 72 72 78, Ashley Rollins (New Mexico) 76 75 71.
Other total: 231 Jenna Wilson (San Diego State) 73 75 83.
LEADING TEAMS 889 New Mexico. 918 San Diego State. 924 Washington
State. 926 Pepperdine, Hawaii. 928 Nevada. 930 Texas Christian.
South African Open
JULIE JUST OUTSIDE TOP 20 IN JOHANNESBURG
Julie Forbes from Aboyne was lying joint 21st at the end of
the first round of the Acer Women's South African Open at
Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club. Julie had a score
of two-over-par 74 to be seven shots off the pace being set
by Sweden's Cecilia Ekelundh. Another Swede, Johanna Westerberg,
was in second place overnight after a 68. Lesley Nicholson
from Haddington was tieing for 66th place after an 80.
LEADING SCORES 67 Cecilia Ekelundh (Swe). 68 Johannan Westerberg
(Swe). 69 Gwladys Nocera (Fra), Laurette Maritz (SA). 70 Carina
Vagner (Den), Minea Blomqvist (Swe), Helena Alterby (Swe).
71 Sarah Heath (Eng), Ashleigh Simon (SA) (a), Charlaine Coetzee-Hirst,
Andrea Hirshhorn (SA), Vanessa Bell (Eng), Carlie Butler (Aus).
72 Nina Reis (Swe), Emma Weeks (Eng), Ludivine Kreutz (Fra).
Other scores: 74 Julie Forbes (Sco), Kirsty Fisher (Eng).
76 Rebecca Hudson (Eng). 80 Lesley Nicholson (Sco). 81 Yvonne
Cassidy (Ire). 82 Kerry Knowles (Eng), Kelly Hutcherson (Eng).
WOOD AND WILSON GIVE EURO LINE-UP A TOUCH OF TARTAN
Former Scottish Golf Union president Colin Wood from the Borders
is the Europe team captain and the squad of 12 includes Walker
Cup hero Stuart Wilson from Forfar for the Sir Michael Bonallack
Trophy men's amateur international golf match against Asia-Pacific
at Circolo Golf Club, Rome from April 21 to 23.
The teams are:
EUROPE - Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Spa), Nigel Edwards (Wal),
Noel Fox (Ire), James Heath (Eng), Brian McElhinney (Ire),
Pablo Martin (Spa), Edoardo Molinari (Ita), Francesco Molinari
(Ita), Hugo Santos (Por), Jan Willem Van Hoof (Net), Stuart
Wilson (Sco), Gary Wolstenholme (Eng). Capt - Colin Wood (Sco).
ASIA-PACIFIC _ Nick Flanagan (Aus), Haruo Fujishima (Jap),
Mathew Holten (NZ), Yuta Ikeda (Jap), Bradley Iles (NZ), Shiv
Kapur (Ind), Shahid Javed Khan (Pak), Kyong-Tae Kim (Kor),
Dong Hwan Lee (Kor), Ben Leong (Mal), James Nitties (Aus),
Juvic Pagunsan (Phi). Capt - Tai Kawata (Jap).
US College News
McINTOSH SEVENTH IN TEXAS
Newmachar Golf Club member Euan McIntosh, a golf scholarship
student at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, tied for
seventh place in the Texas Intercollegiate tournament at Terra
Verde Golf Club, Arlington. He had rounds of 70 and 74 for
a level par aggregate of 144 - eight shots behind team-mate
and winner Reino Deetlefs who scored 67 and 69 for eight-under
136 to win by five shots.
McIntosh's effort helped Texas Wesleyan (582) finished runners-up
in the team event to Oklahoma Christian (575).
FINAL TOTALS 136 Reino Deetlefs (Texas Wesleyan) 67 69. 141
Rob Morgan (Oklahoma Baptist) 72 69. Other total: 144 Euan
McIntosh (Texas Wesleyan) 70 74.
TEAM TOTALS 575 Oklahoma Christian. 582 Texas Wesleyan. 594
US College News
EMILY SLIPS TO 12TH PLACE IN TEXAS
Sam Houston University, Texas golf scholarship student Emily
Ogilvy from Dunning finished 12th in the Lady Bearkat Invitational
women's college golf tournament at Waterford National course,
Livingston in Texas.
Emily, who had helped the Sam Houston team to win the curtain-raising
event in which she finished runner-up, scored 82, 78 and 82
for a 54-hole total of 242 - 12 shots behind team-mate Raman
Saran who won the title with rounds of 76, 76 and 78 for 230.
Sam Houston University did chalk up their second team win
of the week with a total of 950, four ahead of Texas A&M Corpus
Christi with McNeese State (971) a distant third.
LEADING FINAL TOTALS 230 Raman Saran (Sam Houston) 76 76 78.
231 Casey Cain (Lamar) 79 76 76, Lisa Westman (McNeese State)
76 73 82, Maria Engstrom (McNeese State) 73 78 80. Other total:
242 Emily Ogilvy (Sam Houston) 82 78 82.
LEADING TEAMS 950 Sam Houston. 954 Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
971 McNeese State.
Hobday Golf Seals Deal for Spey Bay
Hobday Golf Company has acquired the prestigious Spey Bay
Golf Links and Hotel operation with the support of equity
investors from the United States and banking from Allied Irish
Neil Hobday, Chief Executive, and Alan Watt, Finance Director,
will oversee the management of the resort and the implementation
of exciting plans to restore the links and improve the clubhouse
Hobday made his mark in the world of golf by managing some
of Europe's finest golfers with both Mark McCormack's International
Management Group and Carnegie Sports International. Subsequently,
he was involved with two of Scotland's finest golf courses.
He led Lyle Anderson's operational team in the development
of the Loch Lomond Golf Club, including initiating the World
Invitational tournament, and advised on the opening of Kingsbarns
Golf Links. Hobday is now ready to bring this world-class
experience to projects initially in the UK and then overseas.
He commented on the acquisition, "Spey Bay is Hobday Golf's
first venture into this marketplace, acquiring what many golfers
refer to as a hidden gem. The Spey Bay links course was the
inspiration of the Duke of Gordon who, in 1907, asked Ben
Sayers to mark out the course. He created a true links course
with great natural beauty and character, which became a special
retreat of the aristocracy for much of the last century.
"I believe that Hobday Golf's challenge is to remain true
to the designer's ideas whilst improving the condition of
the course and clubhouse in order to re-create a special golfing
Watt, a chartered accountant with venture capital investment
experience with NVM and Albany Ventures, commented on corporate
development strategy, " Initially, I was fairly sceptical
about golf projects. Although there are many superb golf courses
in Scotland, few produce attractive returns for investors.
I believe, however, that Hobday Golf is different. The unique
business model identifies synergies between quality golf and
luxury residential developments, which have the potential
to reduce the debt requirement and create a more attractive
risk and reward profile."
Wednesday 17th March 2004
Coast Ladies Golf Tour
VIKKI LAING LEADS PRO EVENT IN CALIFORNIA
Rookie pro Vikki Laing led the field with a three-under-par
round of 69 on the opening day of The International tournament
at Yucaipa Valley, California on Tuesday. The 54-hole event
is part of the West Coast Ladies Pro Tour. First prize is
$3,000 and the former Curtis Cup player from Musselburgh,
who will soon be moving on to the LPGA Tour, has a one-shot
lead from Canadian Shelly Stouffer from British Columbia and
Becky Lucidi, the 2002 United States women's amateur champion
from California. Lisa Meredith-Seary from Reading is tied
for 37th place after a 78 - one shot better than Susie Laing
from Troon. Susie is joint 44th.
See West Coast Ladies Golf
LEADING SCORES 69 Vikki Laing (Sco). 70 Shelly Stouffer (Can),
Becky Lucidi (US). 72 Mika Arito (Jap). Other scores: 78 Lisa
Meredith-Seary (Eng). 79 Susie Laing (Sco).
SCOTS IN HAWAII PICTURE
San Diego State University golf team-mates Jenna Wilson, left,
from Strathaven and Heather MacRae, right,
from Dunblane were lying joint sixth and eighth respectively
at the end of the opening day of the Dr Thompson Rainbow women's
college tournament over the Kaneohe Klipper course on Hawaii
Jenna shot rounds of 73 and 75 for four-over-par 148 while
Heather had 72 and 77 for 149.
Brook Tull (Texas Christian) led on level par 144 after a
couple of 72s.
San Diego State (601) are lying second to New Mexico (594)
in the team event. There is one round to go.
LEADING INDIVIDUAL SCORES 144 Brooke Tull (Texas Christian)
72 72. 145 Christine Fernandez (New Mexico) 77 68. 146 Alana
Condon (Nevada) 74 72. 147 Kailin Downs (New Mexico) 74 73,
Dale Gammie (Hawaii) 72 75. 148 Jenna Wilson (San Diego State)
73 75, Kim Welch (Washington State) 75 73. 149 Heather MacRae
(San Diego State) 72 77, Eileen Vargas (Pepperdine) 76 73.
LEADING TEAMS 594 New Mexico. 601 San Diego State. 604 Pepperdine.
610 Texas Christian. 611 Nevada. 615 Hawaii.
BECOME TITLE SPONSORS OF
WEE WONDERS CHAMPIONSHIPS
HSBC, the world's second largest bank, has become the major
title sponsor of the Wee Wonders Open Golf Championships,
in association with the Golf Foundation and the Professional
Golf Association. Report
invited Liz McKinnon, pictured right, the "Kiwi Scot" who
did so well to reach the final of the Portuguese women's amateur
international championship at Quinta de Cima on Sunday, to
write a few words. Report
US College Golf
ANOTHER TOP-1O FINISH IN US FOR BOY DAVID
Walker Cup Scot David Inglis chalked up his umpteenth top-10
finish on the American college golf circuit in the Morris
Williams Intercollegiate tournament at Austin Country Club,
Texas (on Tuesday).
The red-haired six-footer from Roslin, Midlothian shot rounds
of 71, 70 and 72 over the 6,906yd, par-72 course to tie for
ninth place on three-under-par 213. Inglis was still two over
par for the final round after bogeying the seventh and ninth
until he birdied the 15th and 17th. Eight of the Scot's 10
birdies over the two days came over the last five holes.
Individual winner was Andrew Dahl (Arkansas) with 64, 68 and
74 for 10-under 206. He won by four shots from Jason Hartwick
Inglis's team-leading effort enabled Tulsa University (865)
to finish fourth behind Brigham Young (858), Texas Christian
(860) and Oklahoma State (861).
LEADING FINAL TOTALS 206 Andrew Dahl (Arkansas) 64 68 74.
210 Jason Hartwick (Texas) 70 71 69. 211 Jeff Bell (Texas)
72 71 68, Will Dodson (Southern Methodist) 72 68 71, Jake
Ellison (Brigham Young) 75 871 75, Anthony Kim (Oklahoma)
70 67 74. Other total: 213 David Inglis (Tulsa) 71 70 72.
LEADING TEAMS 858 Brigham Young. 860 Texas Christian. 861
Oklahoma State. 865 Tulsa. 867 California. 869 Texas.
LOUISE FINISHES 20TH IN CALIFORNIA
Louise Kenney from Pitreavie, Dunfermline finished a disappointing
20th in the UC Irvine Anteater Invitational women 's college
golf tournament at the Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club, California
The Scotland international player, a golf scholarship student
at Iowa State University, had rounds of 75, 77 and 79 for
a 54-hole aggregate of 15-over-par 231 - 15 shots behind the
winner, Kristi Larsen (San Francisco).
San Francisco dominated the team event, winning by 29 shots
from Brigham Young. Iowa State came joint 11th of the 13 teams
with a total of 956.
FINAL TOTALS 216 Kristi Larsen (San Francisco) 72 74 70. 217
Elizabeth Allen (CSU Northridge) 75 72 70. 220 Nikky Jacoby
(San Francisco) 71 74 75. 221 Angela Won (UC Irvine) 73 76
72. Other score: 231 Louise Kenney (Iowa State) 75 77 79.
LEADING TEAMS 883 San Francisco. 912 Brigham Young. 919 UC
Irvine. 920 Michigan. Other score: 956 Iowa State.
RUSSELL SMITH PROMOTED AT GLENEAGLES
Russell Smith has been appointed new head golf professional
of Gleneagles Hotel. The 32-year-old from Kirkcaldy takes
over the post vacated by Sandy Smith who, earlier this year,
moved to Ladybank Golf Club as Martin Gray's successor. Smith
won a Tartan Tour pro-am last year. He has been on the Gleneagles
staff as a teaching pro for more than two years after spells
in England and Germany.
"I'm delighted to have been given the opportunity," said Smith,
who was runner-up in the 1998 Luxembourg Open.
"I'm looking forward to building on the excellent work Sandy
Smith has done over the years at Gleneagles. It's a new challenge
and one I'm very excited about."
US College Golf
EMILY JOINT RUNNER-UP IN TEXAS
Emily Ogilvie from Dunning, Perthshire, a golf scholarship
student at Sam Houston University, finished joint runner-up
in the individual section of the SHSU Spring Match against
Southern University over the Waterford National course at
Livingston, Texas. Emily returned an 80 to tie with three
other players, two shots behind winner Raman Saran (Sam Houston).
Sam Houston beat Southern 328-357 in the match.
Tuesday 16th March 2004
Record win for Karen Stupples
England's Karen Stupples won the Welchs/Fry Championship in
Tuscon, Arizona, her first LPGA title, in record style. Her
22 under par total of 258 is the lowest four-round total ever
recorded in an LPGA event and left her 5 shots clear of Grace
Park. Karen, from Deal in Kent, was an England international
from 1995 to 1998. She played in the winning GB & I Curtis
Cup team in 1996 and again in 1998, before turning professional.
US College Golf
Play golf and see the world...
Scotland's Jenna Wilson and Heather Macrae are off to Hawaii
this week to play for San Diego State in the Dr Donnis Thomson
Invitational at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Club.
US College Golf
STEADY DAVID TIEING FOR SIXTH PLACE AT AUSTIN, TEXAS
The ever-consistent David Inglis from Roslin, Midlothian is
lying in a tie for sixth place with one round to go in the
Morris Williams Intercollegiate men's golf tournament at Austin
Country Club, Texas.
Walker Cup hero David has had rounds of 71 and 70 for a 36-hole
tally of two-under-par 142 - good scoring but the leader is
almost out of reach over the final 18 holes. He's Andrew Dahl
(Arkansas) who has shot rounds of 64 and 68 for a 12-under-par
score of 132 and a four-shot lead. Inglis had eight birdies
over his opening two rounds. In the morning 71, he birdied
the seventh, 14th, 15th and 16th to cancel out bogeys at the
third, fifth and ninth in halves of 38 and 33. In the afternoon
70, David again finished strongly with birdies at the 15th,
17th and 18th - after an earlier birdie at the eighth, having
only two bogies, at the third and fourth, in halves of 36
and 34. The 6ft, red-haired Scot is a senior student at the
University of Tulsa who are currently fifth on 579 in the
team event which is being led by Brigham Young (566) and Texas
LEADING INDIVIDUALS 132 Andrew Dahl (Arkansas) 64 68. 136
Jake Ellison (Brigham Young) 65 71. 137 Anthony Kim (Oklahoma)
70 67. 140 Will Dodson (Southern Methodist) 72 68. Other score:
141 David Inglis 71 70.
LEADING TEAMS 566 Brigham Young. 567 Texas Christian. 571
Oklahoma. 572 Arkansas. 579 Tulsa. 580 Oklahoma. 581 California.
Monday 15th March 2004
Dunbarton and Argyll launch website
Notice anything different down the Left Hand Side of this
webpage? I've added Dunbartonshire and Argyll (D&A) to
the list of Counties with their own website. D&A have
joined Midlothian and Renfrewshire in providing a County Golf
website for their members. It's address is http://www.dalcga.ik.com/,
but if you forget, you can always find it from the link in
the Left Index of this page. Congratulations to Jean Campbell
who has developed the site.
If other Counties are interested in providing a website for
their members, but don't want the hassle of doing it themselves,
then consider using kirkwoodgolf to host it. Read
KATE REACHES HIGH POINT IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Kate O'Sullivan, a member at Cochrane Castle Golf Club and
a golf scholarship student at High Point University, North
Carolina, was the leading player in the High Point team in
the Shamrock Intercollegiate women's college golf tournament
at Teca Cay golf course, Teca Cay in South Carolina.
Kate, a Scotland girls' international player, finished on
a high with a round of 74 - one of her best since she went
to the United States. Her earlier rounds were 84 and 86 and
she claimed a share of 10th place with a total of 244.
The individual winner by three shots was Ashley Harris (Mercer
University) with scores of 82, 73 and 74 for 229.
High Point (1008) finished seventh in the team event behind
joint winners Coastal Carolina and East Tennessee State on
LEADING FINAL TOTALS Individual 229 Ashley Harris (Mercere)
82 73 74. 232 Lauren Smith (Augusta State) 79 78 75. 235 Jutta
Degerman (Winthrop) 82 79 74. Other total: 244 Kate O'Sullivan
(High Point) 84 86 74.
Teams 997 Coastal Carolina, East Tennessee State. Other total:
1008 High Point (seventh).
GILLIAN O'LEARY WINS PORTUGUESE TITLE
GILLIAN O'Leary staked a claim to make her full women's international
debut for Ireland later this year when she won the Portuguese
women's amateur international championship at Quinta de Cima
course on the Eastern Algarve (on Sunday, March 14).
Gillian is 20 years old and a student at University College
Cork as well as a member of Cork and Youghal Golf Clubs. She
has been a member of Ireland's national training panels for
the past couple of years - and this is her big breakthrough
as a tournament winner.
She is studying Food Science and Technology at UCC, having
received a grant from the college in 2002 and 2003.
She reached the semi-finals of the Belgian International Junior
Championship last summer and represented Ireland in Moscow
in the 2002 European Under-21 junior women's team championship.
Miss O'Leary is, by all accounts, a very hard working, dedicated
player so one could say she earned the Portuguese title.
She qualified in third place for the match-play stages behind
former English women's stroke-play champion Sara Garbutt from
Ganton and Irish compatriot Tricia Mangan, the LGU Elite Squad
player from Ennis.
Sara had rounds of 75 and 70 for 145 and and seven shots to
spare over No 2 seed Tricia (77, 75) and Gillian (76 77).
Miss Garbutt, whose rounds helped England (302) to win the
team title from Ireland A (304) and Ireland C (312), failed
to carry on her fine stroke-play form in the match-play. In
the semi-finals, Gillian O'Leary had a fine 2 and 1 win over
Tricia Mangan in the first semi-final.
Former New Zealand junior champion Liz McKinnon, a Nairn Golf
Club member who married a Scot and has lived in the Inverness
area for the past three years, beat Eva Steinberger (Austria)
5 and 4 in the other semi-final.
Although she has won the Scottish Northern Counties individual
title and helped Northern Counties to win the Scottish county
championship finals last year, this has been Mrs McKinnon's
best performance since she came over from New Zealand.
In the 36-hole Portuguese final, however, Gillian O'Leary
was two up after 18 holes and won the tie by 5 and 4. She
was only two or three over par for the 32 holes played.
Collated scoreboard . Leading qualifiers 145 Sara Garbutt
(Eng) 75 70. 152 Tricia Mangan (Ire) 77 75. 153 Gillian O'Leary
(Ire) 76 77. 154 Carolina Catanho (Por) 77 70. 155 Maria Vertechenova
(Russ) 78 77.
Match-play later stages Semi-finals O'Leary beat Mangan 2
and 1, McKinnon beat Eva Steinberger (Aut) 5 and 4. Final
(36 holes) O'Leary beat McKinnon 5 and 4.
SUZIE GOES OFF THE BOIL ON VIRGIN ISLANDS
Suzie Hayes from Dublin started brightly in the St Croix Collegiate
Classic women's tournament over the 6,020yd, par-72 Carambola
course at St Croix on the Virgin Islands but slumped by six
shots on each of the succeeding rounds.
Suzie, a student at Notre Dame University, scored 76, 82 and
88 for a 30-over-par total of 246, which earned her joint
The tournament was won by Samantha Richdale (Illinois State)
with a 10-over total of 226, made up of 76, 76 and 74. She
won by one stroke from Kristina Rothengatte (Southern Methodist)
with scores of 73, 75 and 79.
Southern Methodist (916) won the team title by 13 shots from
Baylor. Notre Dame (959) tied for fifth place.
LEADING FINAL TOTALS 226 Samantha Richdale (Illinois State)
76 76 74. 227 Kristina Rothengatte (Southern Methodist) 73
75 79. 228 Anna Rehnhom (Baylor) 79 76 73, Laura Cross (Southern
Methodist) 75 79 74. 230 Alison Walshe (Boston College) 75
78 74. Other total: 246 Suzie Hayes (Notre Dame) 76 82 88.
LEADING TEAMS 916 Southern Methodist. 929 Baylor. 947 Texas
Tech. 958 Illinois State. 959 Notre Dame, Boston College,
US College Golf
SCOTS WELL DOWN CLASSY FIELD AT LAS VEGAS
Augusta State University team-mates Scott Jamieson from Cathkin
Braes and Wallace Booth of Crieff finished tied 32nd and 52nd
respectively in a classy field for the Southern Highlands
Collegiate championship over the Southern Highlands course
at Las Vegas on Sunday.
Jamieson had rounds of 71, 76 and 75 for a creditable six-over-par
total over the 7,440yd, par-72 course. He had 12 birdies over
the three rounds, including three in his final card but cost
himself a much higher finish with a double bogey at the 15th
and a triple bogey at the 16th in an inward half of 41 on
Booth, making his competitive team debut for Augusta State,
scored 77, 77 and 72 for 10-over 226 after the potentially
demolarising start of double bogey, triple bogey to his oening
round. Booth finished with a bag of 12 birdies, boosting his
total on the last day at the ninth, 11th, 14th and 16th but,
like Jamieson, Wallace had a costly late slip, running up
a double-bogey 5 at the short 17th. Over the three days, the
former Scottish Under-16 champion had two double bogeys, one
triple and 15 bogeys.
There were three US Walker Cup team players in the top five
- Bill Haas (Wake Forest), Brock Mackenzie (Washington) and
Matt Hendrix (Clemson) but victory went to Camilo Villegas
(Florida) with 67, 69 and 69 for 11-under-par 205. Haas finished
a shot behind in second place.
Arizona State did not have a player in the top five but still
managed to win the team event with 848, two shots ahead of
Florida with Clemson (859) third. Augusta State (887) were
LEADING INDIVIDUAL TOTALS 205 Camilo Villegas (Florida) 67
69 69. 206 Bill Haas (Wake Forest) 68 67 71. 207 Ryan Moore
(UNLV) 69 69 69. 208 Brock |Mackenzie (Washington) 70 67 71.
210 Matt Hendrix (Clemson) 71 69 70. Other totals: 222 Scott
Jamieson (Augustua State) 71 76 75. 226 Wallace Booth (Augusta
State) 77 77 72.
LEADING TEAM TOTALS 848 Arizona State. 850 Florida. 859 Clemson.
863 Georgia. 870 Washington. 871 UCLA, Georgia Teach. Other
total: 887 Augusta State (12th).
US College Golf
CALLUM'S COSTLY SECOND ROUND IN ALABAMA
A moderate second round cost Callum Macaulay, 20-year-old
golf scholarship student at the University of Mississippi,
a much higher final placing than 59th in the Conrad Rehling
Alabama Invitational men's college golf tournament over the
Old Colony course at Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Sunday.
Callum, from Dunfermline, had scores of 75, 85 and 77 for
a 54-hole total of 236. The individual winner was John Holmes
(Kentucky) with scores of 69, 69 and 71 for 209. Mississippi
(884) finished fourth in the team event behind winners Alabama
LEADING INDIVIDUALS 209 John Holmes (Kentucky) 69 68 71. 210
Lars Brovold (Alabama) 68 71 71. Other total: 236 Callum Macaulay
(Mississippi) 75 84 77.
LEADING TEAMS 878 Alabama. 880 Jacksonville State. 881 Kentucky.
HEATHER PICKS UP $641 IN FUTURES TEE OFF
Former Curtis Cup player and past Scottish champion Heather
Stirling from Bridge of Allan picked up $641 dollars for finishing
tied 24th in the opening event of the United States Futures
Tour over the Cleveland Heights course at Lakeland, Florida
Heather looked as though she was pitching for the $9,100 first
prize when she opened with a five-under-par round of 67 but
she fell away with subsequent scores of 77 and 75 for a final
total of three-over-par 219.
Another former Scottish women's amateur title holder, Linzi
Morton from Alloa, failed by four shots to survive the 36-hole
cut. She had scores of 78 and 76. Rebecca Prout from Surrey
also missed out on the final day action after rounds of 77
Canadian Kimberly Adams from Tide Head, New Brunswick won
by four shots with scores of 71, 67 and 67 for 11-under-par
205. Runner-up Seon-Hwa Lee from Chonan Korea, with scores
of 66, 73 and 70 for 209, collected $6,500. There were eight
competitors from Korea in the leading 29 finishers.
LEADING INDIVIDUAL TOTALS 205 Kimberly Adams (Can) 71 67 67.
209 Seon-Hwa Lee (Kor) 66 73 70. 210 Nicole Perrot (Chil)
71 66 73. 211 Jimin Kang (Kor) 70 70 71. 212 Lori Atsedes
(US) 69 72 71, Meredith Ward (US) 73 67 72, Carri Wood (US)
66 71 75. 213 Cortney Reno (US) 72 65 78. Other totals: 219
Heather Stirling (Sco) 67 77 75.
Non-qualifiers included: 154 Linzi Morton (Sco) 78 76. 160
Rebecca Prout (Eng) 77 83.
Sunday 14th March 2004
LIZ MCKINNON LOSES IN PORTUGUESE FINAL
Nairn Golf Club member Liz McKinnon, a former New Zealand
junior champion who married a Scot and now lives in the Inverness
area, lost by 5 and 4 to Ireland's Gillian O'Leary in the
36-hole final of the Portuguese women's amateur international
golf championship at Quinta de Cima on the Eastern Algarve
Gillian, a 20-year-old student at University College Cork,
was two up after the first round and only two or three over
par for the 32 holes of the final.
In the semi-finals, Miss O'Leary, who is studying Food Science
and Technology, beat LGU Elite Squad player and Irish compatriot
Tricia Manga (Ennis) by 2 and 1. Tricia had been the No 2
qualifier and Gillian the No 3 seed from the 36-hole qualifying
Mrs McKinnon, Northern Counties champion in 2002, beat Eva
Steinberger (Austria) by 5 and 4 in the other semi-final.
Top seed Sara Garbutt from Ganton failed to make headway in
the match-play stages. She had scored 75 and 70 in the qualifying
rounds to finish seven shots ahead of Miss Mangan (77 75)
with Gillian O'Leary on 153 (76 77).
PORTUGUESE WOMEN'S AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Quinta de Cima, Algarve
Semi-finals _ G O'Leary (Ireland) beat T Mangan (Ireland)
2 and 1; L McKinnon (Scotland) beat E Steinberger (Austria)
5 and 4.
Final (36 holes) - O'Leary beat McKinnon 5 and 4.
LAKELAND, Fla., March 13, 2004 LPGA Tour veteran Carri
Wood maintains a share of the lead going into Sundays
final round of the $65,000 Lakeland FUTURES Golf Classic,
posting a one-under-par 71 today. But Wood, a co-leader in
the first round, will have to push past a pair of hungry contenders
if she hopes to earn her first professional title in eight
Second-year pros Cortney Reno of Grosse Ile, Mich., and Nicole
Perrot of Vina del Mar, Chile, both played their way into
the lead today with rounds of 65 and 66, respectively at Cleveland
Heights Golf Course.
Scotland's Heaher Stirling will be disappointed with her second
round 77 after being so close to the leaders yesterday. Her
total of 144 puts her in joint 18th place.
Linzi Morton added a 76 to her first round 78 and failed to
qualify for the final rounds by 4 strokes.
US College Golf
SUZIE SLIPS BUT STILL IN TOP 20 ON VIRGIN ISLANDS
Suzie Hayes from Dublin, a golf scholarship student at Notre
Dame University, slipped back with a second-round 82 to be
lying joint 19th with one round to go in the St Croix Collegiate
Classic women's tournament at St Croix on the Virgin Islands
Suzie, whose scores are not counting for the Notre Dame team,
had been well placed after a 76 on the opening day but almost
all of the players found scoring conditions more difficult
in the second round and Miss Hayes suffered a six-shot slide.
Kristina Rothengatte (Southern Methodist) took over as the
leader on 148 after a 73 and a 75. She leads by three from
Kori Goulet (Boston College) (78 73).
Overnight leader Missy Ryan (Southern Methodist) slumped from
a 73 to an 81 for 154 to be sharing fifth place.
Southern Methodist (606) have opened up a 13-shot lead from
Baylor. Notre Dame (643) are in seventh place.
148 Kristina Rothengatte (Southern Methodist) 73 75.
151 Kori Goulet (Boston College) 78 73.
152 Sam Richdale (Illinois State) 76 76, Ashlie Rose (Illinois
State) 76 76.
154 Megan Godfrey (Illinois) 79 75, Missy Ryan (Southern Methodist)
73 81, Jessica Steward (Boston College) 78 76, Laura Cross
(Southern Methodist) 75 79.
158 Suzie Hayes (Notre Dame) 76 82.
607 Southern Methodist.
636 Boston College, Illinois State, Xavier.
638 Texas Tech.
643 Notre Dame.
US College Golf
SCOTS PAIR OUT OF CONTENTION AT SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
Augusta State University team-mates Scott Jamieson from Cathkin
Braes and Wallace Booth from Crieff were in joint 33rd and
67th places respectively with one round to go in the Southern
Highlands Collegiate championship over the Southern Highlands
course, Las Vegas on Saturday.
Jamieson had been tied for 18th at the start of the second
round but fell back with a 76 for three-over-par 143. Scott
did well to keep his nerve after a triple bogey 7 at the first
and a quadruple bogey 9 at the long third. He hit back with
birdies at the fourth, fifth, ninth and 10th before bogeying
Booth repeated his opening-round 77 with eight bogeys over
the 7,440yd par-72 course. Wallace, who started at the 10th,
did birdie the sixth, seventh and ninth to boost his morale
for the last day.
United States Walker Cup player Bill Haas (Wake Forest) leads
on nine-under-par 135 (68, 67) but he is only one shot ahead
of Camilo Villegas (Florida).
Arizona State (555) lead the team event from Florida (558)
with Georgia (570) third.
135 Bill Haas (Wake Forest) 68 67.
136 Camilo Villegas (Florida) 67 69.
137 Kevin Kisner (Georgia) 72 65, Chez Reavie (Arizona State)
69 68, Brett Stegmaier (Florida) 68 69, Brock Mackenzie (Washington)
147 Scott Jamieson (Augusta State) 71 76.
154 Wallace Booth (Augusta State) 77 77.
555 Arizona State.
589 Augusta State (13th).
Saturday 13th March 2004
Stirling lying fourth equal with a 67 in the first Futures
LAKELAND, Fla., March 12, 2004 The FUTURES Golf
Tour kicked off the season with a plethora of sub-par rounds
at the $65,000 Lakeland FUTURES Golf Classic. Thirty-two players
finished under par in the first event of the season at the
Tours 400th tournament.
Teenager Seon-Hwa Lee of Chonan, Korea took the early first-round
lead at six-under-par 66 at Cleveland Heights Golf Course.
By afternoon, two other players Carrie Wood of Palm
Beach Gardens, Fla., and Nicole Dalkas of Palm Desert, Calif.
had also carded 66s for a share of the lead.
Ex Scottish Champion Heather Stirling, in her second year
of the Futures Tour, was one of three players on 67. Her outward
half of 31 was the best of the entire field.
Another ex Scottish Champion, Linzi Morton from Tulliallan
had a 78 made up of two halves of 39 and is in 109th place.
BATTLES BACK FROM LAS VEGAS NIGHTMARE
Scotland international player Wallace Booth from Crieff recovered
from a nightmare start to score a five-over-par 77 on his
competitive debut on the American college circuit.
Booth, older brother of "wonder girl" Carly, has
been at Augusta State University since the autumn but, because
he is still a teenager, the golf coach decided he would "save
up" Wallace's four years of golfing eligibility and not
introduce him in the team until now.
Competing in Southern Highlands Collegiate championship over
the 7,440yd, par-72 Southern Highlands course, Las Vegas,
Wallace started at the 10th hole and immediately ran up a
triple bogey 7. At the 11th, he chalked up a double bogey
6 to be five over par after only two holes.
But Booth battled on and birdied the 13th, 16th, 18th, third
and sixth in halves of 40 (for his first nine) and 37. He
bogeyed the first, second, fifth, 15th and 17th apart from
his triple and double bogey.
Wallace is lying joint 61st in a field of 77.
State team-mate Scott Jamieson from Cathkin Braes recaptured
a bit of the form that made him a successful college player
a year or two ago and is lying tied 18th in a quality field
after a one-under-par 71.
Scott birdied the fifth, seventh, ninth and 13th in halves
of 35 (one under) and 36 (level). He bogeyed the first and
Henry Liaw (Arizona) is tournament leader with a seven-under-par
round of 65, which gave him a one-shot lead from Jack Ferguson
(Clemson) and Niklas Lemke (Arizona State).
65 Henry Liaw (Arizona).
66 Jack Ferguson (Clemson), Niklas Lemke (Arizona State).
67 Camilo Villegas (Florida).
68 Bill Haas (Wake Forest), John Merrick (UCLA), Brett Stegmaier
(Florida), Brendon Tocki (Georgia), Chan Wongluekiet (Georgia
71 Scott Jamieson (Augusta State).
77 Wallace Booth (Augusta State).
279 Clemson, Arizona State.
284 Georgia, Arizona.
289 Washington, Augusta State, UNLV.
HAYES JOINT SEVENTH IN VIRGIN ISLANDS
Dubliner Susie Hayes top-scored for Notre Dame, despite not
being an official team member, in the first round of the inaugural
St Croix Collegiate Classic women's college golf tournament
on the US Virgin Islands on Friday.
Susie shot a 76 to be lying joint seventh. She is three shots
behind the joint leaders, Missy Ryan and Kristina Rothengatte,
both Southern Methodist University students.
Susie was taken on the trip to play as an individual but,
so far, has been in better form than the other Notre Dame
players whose scores are counting for the team event in which
they are lying third on 316 behind Southern Methodist (296)
and Baylor (306).
73 Missy Ryan (SMU), Kristina Rothengatte (SMU).
74 Michaelyn Morgan (Baylor).
75 Ashley Deatherage (SMU), Megan Hull (Texas Tech), Laura
76 Suzie Hayes (Notre Dame), Josefin Svenningson (Baylor),
Samantha Richdale ((Illinois State), Ashlie Rose (Illinois
State), Michelle Caroll (Illinois)
316 Notre Dame.
317 Texas Tech.
318 Illinois State.
ELGA Press Release
England wins Nations Cup
Sara Garbutt (Ganton, Yorkshire) leads a young team to victory
at the Campeonato Internacional Amador, Portugal. Sara, a
previous English Strokeplay Champion and English International
player was joined by Emma Sheffield (Newark, Nottinghamshire)
16 years old ELGA Elite Potential Girls squad member and Chloe
Rogers (Braintree, Essex) 18 years old. The young English
team beat three Irish teams that included several of the GB
&I Squad players. The best two gross scores each day counted,
the aggregate score being 302, leading the field by two, with
the Irish teams taking second and third place and Portugal
4th. Sara had a round one score of 75 and a round 2 score
of 70, 2 under par. Emmas 82 counted for day one and
Chloe came back on the second round with an outstanding 75
Sara said This has been a great team performance and
it has been good for the younger players who have both contributed
to the success of the English team in an adult championship.
I am sure they will take home valuable experiences.
Sara as the leading qualifier has now reached the quarterfinals.
Friday 12th March 2004
Coast Ladies Golf Tour
VIKKI WINS FISTFUL OF DOLLARS ON PRO DEBUT IN CALIFORNIA
A final round of one-under-par 71 - easily her best of the
three days - propelled former Curtis Cup player Vikki Laing
from Musselburgh up the scoreboard into a final placing of
joint seventh in her competitive professional debut in the
Inland Empire Women's Open at Moreno Valley Ranch Golf Club
Vikki, warming up for the LPGA circuit for which she qualified
at last year's Qualifying School in Florida, had earlier scores
of 75 and 76 and her total of 222 earned her $1,170 US dollars.
Laing from Troon had scores of 75, 75 and 78 to finish 14th
on 228 and collect $720. Lisa Meredith-Seary from Reading
scored 76, 81 and 76 top tie for 20th place on 233 and win
The tournament was won by rookie pro Alena Sharp from Hamilton,
Ontario. She was one of the top-ranked players on the American
women's college circuit last year. Alena had set the first-round
pace with a 70 but dropped back with a second-round 72 before
finishing strongly with a six-birdie 68 (31-37) for a two-stroke
win with a total of 215. Her cash prize was $3,000. There
were two holes in one at the par-3, 153yd fourth hole on the
final day. The first was by Amy Powell from Del Mar, California
and the second from an amateur competitor, C J Kim from Rowland
Heights, California. Both were gifted copies of the flag on
the fourth green.
LEADING TOTALS 215 Alena Sharp (Canada) 70 77 68. 217 Brittney
Bacon (North Dakota) 71 72 74. 218 Angie Rizzo (Arizona) 72
71 75. 219 Christel Tomori (Hawaii) 76 74 69. 220 Dana Ebster
(California) 77 76 68. 222 Vikki Laing (Scotland) 75 76 71,
Leila Chartrand (British Columbia) 77 73 72. Other total:
228 Susie Laing (Scotland) 75 75 78.
SARAH GARBUTT LEADING QUALIFIER BY SEVEN SHOTS IN PORTUGUESE
Garbutt from Ganton, a former English women's stroke-play
champion, earned the top seeding for the match-play stages
by seven strokes in the Portuguese women's amateur international
championship at Quinta de Cima on the Eastern Algarve. Sara
had scores of 75 and 70 for a one-over-par total of 145. No
2 qualifier was Ireland's Tricia Mangan from Ennis. Tricia
scored 77 and 75 for 152. Ireland also supplied the No 3 qualifier
in Gillian O'Leary, 76 and 77 for 153. England won the team
event by two shots from Ireland A.
LEADING QUALIFIERS 145 Sara Garbutt (Eng) 75 70. 152 Tricia
Manga (Ire) 77 75. 153 Gillian O'Leary (Ire) 76 77. 154 Carolina
Catanho (Por) 77 70. 155 Maria Vertchenova (Russ) 78 77.
TEAM EVENT 302 England. 304 Ireland A. 312 Ireland C. 316
PORTUGUESE MEN'S AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
England's James Heath, who was playing for Augusta State University
on the American men's college circuit not all that long ago,
was the leading qualifier for the match-play stages of the
Portuguese men's amateur international championship over the
Quinta de Cima course on the Eastern Algarve.
James had scores of 74 and 67 for a three-under-par total
of 141 - two ahead of the Santos brothers from Portugal -
Hugo and Ricardo - and also the first-round leader, Mikko
LEADING QUALIFIERS 141 James Heath (Eng) 74 67. 143 Hugo Santos
(Por) 73 70, Ricardo Santos (Por) 73 70, Mikko Korhonen (Fin)
68 75. 144 Erik Stenman (Fin) 73 71, Matthew Cryer (Eng) 72
TEAM EVENT 286 Portugal, England B. 289 England A.
INGLIS THIRD IN LOUISIANA CLASSIC
Walker Cup player David Inglis from Glencorse, a student at
the University of Tulsa, finished third in the LouisIana Classic
men's college golf tournament at Oakbourne Country Club, Lafayette.
Inglis had rounds of 73, 71 and 71 for a one-under-par total
of 215 - five behind winner Kevin Ward (Kansas) who scored
72, 72 and 66 over the 7,083yd par-72 course. Will Dodson
(Southern Methodist) was runner-up on 211 with 70, 73 and
68. England's David Skinns from Lincoln and Ross McGowan from
Surrey, both students at the University of Tennessee, finished
joint 20th and joint 24th respectively with totals of 222
(73, 72,77) and 223 (81, 69, 73).
Tulsa (879) finished fourth in the team event behind Southern
Methodist (86), Kansas (866) and Texas Tech (868).
US College Golf
RUSSELL FOURTH IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Russell Knox from Nairn, a student at Jacksonville University,
tied for fourth place in the Winthrop Waterford Invitational
men's college golf tournament at Waterford Golf Club, Rock
Hill in South Carolina. Russell had scores of 72 and 74 for
two-over-par 146 - eight shots behind four-stroke winner,
Ulf Hedlund (Campbell University) who had 71 and 67 for six-under
Jacksonville (610) tied for fourth place in the team event
behind North Carolina Greensboro (594).
KATE 12TH IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Former Scottish girl international player Kate O'Sullivan,
pictured left, from Cochrane Castle, a golf scholarship student
at High Point University, tied for 12th place in the Lady
Terrier Intercollegiate tournament at Carolina Country Club,
Spartanburg, South Carolina. Kate had scores of 82 and 85
for 167. Laura Tereby (Radford) won the event by five shots
with scores of 73 and 76 for 149.
JOHN DELAYS ABERDEEN LINKS FINAL
The final of the Aberdeen Links Centenary Championship has
been put back a week to Friday, June 25 because of a clash
with the Elton John concert at Pittodrie Stadium following
this week's announcement that it would be held on Friday,
"The committee decided that there would be too much disruption
to the players in the final with people walking across the
course to get to the concert and that the links golf clubs
would be very busy with people before the concert," said Craig
Wheeler, the Links championship secretary.
When Rod Stewart gave a concert at the Aberdeen Football Ground
seven years ago, at the same time of the year, the Aberdeen
Links championship carried on as normal. Does this mean that
Elton John is rated a bigger crowd-puller and potential golf
tournament-disrupter than Rod?
Thursday 11th March 2004
PORTUGUESE WOMEN'S AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
SARA GARBUTT LEADS IN PORTUGAL
Former English women's stroke-play champion Sara Garbutt,
pictured left, led with a three-over-par 75 (35-40) at the
end of the first qualifying round in the Portuguese women's
amateur international golf championship over the Quinta da
Cima course on the eastern Algarve. One shot behind was Gillian
O'Leary, one of the clutch of Irish players in the relatively
small field. Claire Coughlan from Cork and Tricia Mangan (Ennis),
both members of the LGU Elite Squad, shared third place on
Scotland's only representative - New Zealand-born Liz McKinnon,
a Nairn Golf Club member who lives near Inverness, had an
81 to be tied for 14th place.
Collated scoreboard First qualifying round
75 Sara Garbutt (Eng). 76 Gillian O'Leary (Ire). 77 Claire
Coughlan (Ire), Caroline Catanho (Por), Tricia Manga (Ire).
78 Marta Vertchenova (Russ), Heather Nolan (Ire). 79 Robina
Fagerberg (Swe), Sinead O'Sullivan (Ire), Eva Steinberger
(Aut). 80 Lee Corisande (Eng), Cristina Frick (Swe), Sinead
Keane (Ire). 81 Laure Sibille (Fra), Catherine Tucker (Ire),
Liz McKinnon (Sco). 82 Carla Cruz (Por), Emma Sheffield (Eng),
Kaisa Korhonen (Fin), Desiree Karlsson (Swe), Helen Jones
(Ire). Other scores: 84 Maura Morrin (Ire), Donna O'Connell.
(Eng). 85 Julia Sales (Eng). 86 Tara Delaney (Ire). 87 Chloe
Rogers (Eng). 88 Vivien Saunders (Eng).
Portuguese men's amateur international golf championship
MIXED LUCK FOR SCOTS ON ALGARVE
It was a day of mixed fortunes for the young Scottish competitors
in the first qualifying round of the Portuguese men's amateur
international golf championship at Quinta da Cima course on
the Eastern end of the Algarve. Young Robert Taylor (Downfield)
did well to return a one-over-par 73 (36-37) to be lying joint
11th and Paul O'Hara (Colville Park), 75, Andrew Rollo (Elgin),
76, and George Murray (Earlsferry Thistle), also 76, were
not all that far behind. But there was disappointment for
Stuart Turnbull, Paul Doherty (Vale of Glamorgan) and Lloyd
Saltman (Craigielaw) who all scored in the 80s and can little
hope of going on to the match-play stages. Mikko Korhonen
(Finland) set the pace with a four-under-par 68.
First qualifying round 68 Mikko Korhonen (Fin). 71 Jean-Marie
Gougeon (Fra), Adam Gee (Eng), Kevin Harper (Eng), James Williams
(Wal). 72 Andrew Bravant (Eng), Roger Furrier (Swi), Antti
Lehtinen (Fin), James Ruebotham (Eng), Mathew Cryer (Eng).
73 Hugo Santos (Por), Nuno Campino (Por), Erik Stenman (Fin),
Robert Taylor (Sco), Roope Kakko (Fin), Ghislain Rosler (Fra),
Paul Ring (Eng), Antonio Rosado (Por), Nuno Brito e Cunha
(Por), Ricardo Santos (Por). Other scores: 74 James Heath
(Eng), Joe Ferguson (Eng), Charles Ford (Eng), Llewellyn Matthews
(Wal), Alesx Smith (Wal). 75 Jamie Donaldson (Eng), Craig
Housden (Eng), Ross Wilson (Eng), Brian Lee (Wal), Neil Chaudhuri
(Eng), Paul O'Hara (Sco), Kennedy Lloyd (Eng), Jonathan Poulton
(Eng). 76 Edward Butler (Eng), Gareth Wright (Wal), James
Smith (Eng), Jonathan , Craig Morrow (Eng), Andrew Rollo (Sco),
Lee Gauthier (Eng), Michael Lowe (Eng), George Murray (Sco).
77 Tommy Hunter (Eng), David Horsey (Eng), Nicholas Bamber
(Eng). 78 Dale Mannion (Eng), Craig Smith (Wal), Alex Murrel
(Eng), Paul Hendrikson (Wal). 79 Jack Bircham (Eng), Craig
McCollum (Eng), Andrew Rudge (Eng), Jonathan Holmes (Wal).
80 Tim Dykes (Wal), James Shield (Eng). 81 Stuart Turnbull
(Sco), Scott Taylor (Eng). 82 Oliver Turnhill (Eng), Paul
Coburn (Eng). 84 Paul Doherty (Sco), David Price (Wal). 86
Lloyd Saltman (Sco).
FIGHT FOR EQUAL TEE RIGHTS GETS TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
A North woman golfer's long campaign to end sex discrimination
with regard to competition days within golf clubs has finally
made it to the floor of the House of Commons.
Jenny Louden, 55, a member of Nairn Golf Club with a handicap
of six, has been raising the issue with her MP, David Stewart,
for more than five years. The mother of two claims discriminator
playing practices are damaging the women's game on a sporting
level. Working women have little or no chance of playing in
most club's women competitions because they are played during
Mr Stewart sponsored a 10min rule bill in the Commons on Tuesday
this week to prevent sex discrimination at clubs and associations,
whether in the form of membership benefits, facilities or
Mrs Louden claims the current golfing culture is one where
female golfers have to play virtually all their club competitions
during the five-day working week while male members of the
clubs have their competitions at weekends.
She explained how her club's fixtures lists differed, with
male members playing about 67 % of their club competitions
at weekends while women play only 13 %.
"In essence, the issue is that boys and girls should be given
the same level playing field and this means the same weekend
playing opportunity which will, in turn, benefit younger working
women who want to play the game," she said.
Mrs Louden believes the Government's recommended voluntary
introduction of equal status membership at many golf clubs
is not working. She stressed her campaign was not a "Nairn-bashing
exercise" but an example of the outdated behaviour and practices
which can be found at the vast majority of mixed-sex golf
clubs through the British Isles.
"Even where clubs have equal status membership, this does
not guarantee equal opportunity for female members," she said.
"This issue is about obtaining equal playing opportunity in
the club itself and not merely obtaining equal status membership.
There is no point in women being given a vote at annual meetings
or, as has happened at some clubs already, a female being
made club captain, if, at the end of the day, you then fail
to provide equal playing practices."
Mrs Louden added: "Sadly, it is a fact that, by and large
and irrespective of membership status, this final bastion
of golfing discrimination has not been eliminated across the
"The bottom line is that equal status membership, by itself,
is not a panacea. If we don't take this opportunity to change
this culture, then , make no mistake, we will continue to
fail to retain the interest in the sport of nearly all schoolgirls
and young women.
Mr Stewart, who represents Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber,
said:" I admire Mrs Louden's fighting spirit. In the many
years I have been in contact with her, and with Government
ministers, I have backed her campaign to improve women's access
to the game.
"Clubs need to prove equal status for men and women to access
many improvement grants but the case here is if it is truly
equal. Legislation would back members who have serious issues
NOW IN TOP 10 IN CALIFORNIA
Susie Laing, pictured left, from Troon moved up into a share
of seventh place with a second consecutive round of 75 for
a 36-hole tally of 150 in the Inland Empire Women's Open golf
tournament at Moreno Valley Ranch, California, one of the
events on the West Coast Ladies Tour.
Vikki Laing, pictured right, followed up her opening 75 with
a 76 and is tied for 11th place on 151 with one round to go.
Lisa Meredith-Searly from Reading is back on 157 after scores
of 76 and 81.
The lead is shared on 143 by Angie Rizzo from Scottsdale,
Arizona and Brittney Bacon (North Dakota).
LEADING INDIVIDUALS 143 Angie Rizzo (Arizona) 72 71, Brittney
Bacon (North Dakota) 71 72. 146 Dana Ebster (California) 72
74, Linda Ishii (Los Angeles) 71 75. 147 Alena Sharp (Canada)
70 77. Other scores: 150 Susie Laing (Scotland) 75 75. 151
Vikki Laing (Scotland) 75 76. 157 Lisa Meredith-Searly (England)
NORTH OF SCOTLAND GIRLS' VENUE
Inchmarlo Golf Centre, Banchory have kindly granted the courtesy
of The Laird's Course for the North of Scotland girls' championship
on Sunday, August 29. The 18-hole tournament is open to girls
Under 18 years of age on January 1, who live in the Northern
Counties, Aberdeenshire, Angus or Perth & Kinross women's
county golf divisions.
Previous winners of the title include Curtis Cup players Elaine
Farquharson (Deeside) and Kathryn Imrie (Monifieth).
Brotherton joins East Lothian
Kelly Brotherton, current Scottish Girls Champion and a pupil
at Loretto, Musselburgh has joined East Lothian County Ladies
Carole Ross, East Lothian County Captain explained. "Kelly
is a member of Craigielaw through her school, and this makes
her eligible for County membership. We checked with the SLGA
to make sure that we were not breaking any rules. We are delighted
to welcome her to the County".
East Lothian were vitually unbeatable in their hayday when
they had four Scottish Internationalists in the team. They
have gone off the boil recently , and this injection of talent
will surely change their fortunes. It will certainly make
the Cuthbertson Cup (East Junior Inter-County) and East Division
County matches very interesting!
Wednesday 10th March 2004
VIKKI AND SUSIE BOTH ON 75 IN CALIFORNIA
Scots Vikki and Susie Laing had more than their surnames in
common at the end of the first round of the 54-hole Inland
Empire Women's Open at Moreno Valley Ranch, California, one
of the events on the West Coast Ladies Tour.
Vikki from Musselburgh and Troon exile Susie both finished
on 75 to be lying joint ninth, five shots behind the leader,
Canadian Alena Sharp from Hamilton, Ontario.
It was the competitive pro debut of former Curtis Cup player
Vikki who is warming up for her first appearance on the LPGA
Tour. Susie won some dollars on the WCLT circuit last year
after turning pro. Both Scots are at home in California. Vikki
was a golf scholarship student at the University of California-Berkeley
for four years while Susie attended the University of San
LEADING SCORES 70 Alena Sharp (Canada). 71 Brittany Bacon
(North Dakota), Linda Ishii (Los Angeles). 72 Angie Rizzo
(Scottsdale), Dana Ebster (Modesto). Other scores: 75 Vikki
Laing (Scotland), Susie Laing (Scotland). 76 Lisa Meredith-Seary
Curtis Cup hopefuls tie in ScotUnis Medal
Vagliano Cup stars Lynn Kenny (University of Stirling) and
Clare Queen (University of Strathclyde) returned the same
score, a 77, in the second Scottish Universities Women's Medal
of the season, held on Sunday at Drumpellier. Lynn took first
place on the better inward half. Gillian Davidson, (Robert
Gordon's University) came third with 84, with Ann Ramsay (Heriot-Watt)
taking 87 to be in fourth spot and Dawn Bell (Edinburgh) picking
up a point for fifth with a 93.
Scoring was high with the best net being Gillian Davidson's
75. However she didn't pick up maximum points as she had already
been awarded points in the scratch section. Lynn and Clare
would also have qualified for handicap points off their +2
and +1 handicaps. First handicap went to Fiona Mahoney (St
Andrews) with a net 81, with Lyndsey Johnston (Edinburgh)
second with net 83 and Theresa Caban (St Andrews) third on
net 84. Fourth place went to Suzanne Graham (Edinburgh) and
fifth was Karen O'Neal (Edinburgh).
Edinburgh and St Andrews tied with 8 points apiece, and when
added to the cumulative total, this put St Andrews at the
top of the table with 20 points, followed by Stirling on 17
and Edinburgh on 11.
LGU SQUAD OF 16 CONFIRMED FOR WEETABIX CHALLENGE MATCH
The Ladies Golf Union has confirmed the 16 players who will
compete for the Elite Squad against the team of Ladies' European
Tour professionals at Formby Golf Club in the Weetabix Challenge
Match on Saturday, April 17.
As indicated on this website earlier this week, Irish champion
Martina Gillen is flying back from the Kent State University,
Ohio campus to take part.
Heather MacRae, a student at San Diego State University, and
also a member of the originally selected Elite Squad, will
not make the flying trip home for the match.
Coughlan (Cork), pictured right, the most successful player
in last year's home internationals at Cruden Bay, stepped
up from first reserve into the squad when Becky Brewerton
That meant Kerry Smith (Waterlooville), a former Curtis Cup
player, became first reserve but she will play in the Weetabix
The LGU international selection committee will meet immediately
after the Weetabix Challenge match to choose the team of eight
for the Curtis Cup match against the United States at Formby
Golf Club on June 12 and 13.
The LGU line-up for the April 17 contest is: Claire Coughlan
(Cork). Emma Duggleby (Malton & Norton). Anna Highgate (Cottrell
Park). Sarah Jones (Pennard) Lynn Kenny (Dunblane New & Stirling
Univ). Anne Laing (Vale of Leven). Tricia Mangan (Ennis).
Danielle Masters (Bearsted). Shelley McKevitt (Reading). Fame
More (Chesterfield). Kate Phillips (Creigiau). Clare Queen
(Drumpellier). Kerry Smith (Waterlooville). Nicola Timmins
(Sene Valley). Sophie Walker (Kenwick Park). Martina Gillen
(Beaverstown & Kent State Univ, Ohio).
The Ladies' European Tour squad has yet to be named.
TOP 10 FINISH FOR PAMELA IN FLORIDA
Pamela Feggans failed to make it three wins in a row in a
matter of four weeks in Florida but the 21-year-old Scot from
Ayrshire did achieve her customary top-10 finish in the Peggy
Kirk Bell Invitational women's college golf tournament at
Tuscawilla Country Club, Winter Springs. Pamela, a student
at Florida Southern University, had rounds of 76, 77 and 76
for a 13-over-par total of 229 to share eighth place, five
shots behind Polly Willett (North Carolina Greenboro) who
won a three-way play-off for the title.
Miami (910) won the team title from Rollins (915) and James
LEADING INDIVIDUAL TOTALS 224 Polly Willett (N C Greenboro)
76 74 74, Tiffany Prats (Miami) 73 78 73, Tina Miller (Miami)
78 71 75 (Willett won play-off). 225 Mariana De Biase (Rollins)
76 79 70. 226 Carol Green (James Madison) 72 78 76. 228 Christy
Larrimore (Georgetown) 76 74 78, Charlotte Campbell (Rollins)
75 77 76. 229 Pamela Feggans (Florida Southern) 76 77 76,
Freddie Seeholzer (Rollins) 77 73 79.
LEADING TEAMS 910 Miami. 915 Rollins. 922 James Madison. 948
N C Greenboro. 954 Penn State. 958 Southern Illinois. 972
Minnesota. 974 Florida Southern.
CURTIS CUP WATCH
AMERICAN TEAM MEMBERS 1-2 IN LADY GATOR EVENT
THE Curtis Cup match at Formby is still 13 weeks away but
the form of at least two of the college circuit players in
the United States team must be putting a smile on the face
of skipper Martha Kirouac. Brittany Lang and Liz Janangelo,
two Martha's team and also members of the all-conquering Duke
University line-up finished first and second on Tuesday in
the latest big event on the American women's college circuit,
the Lady Gator Invitational over the University of Florida
course at Gainesville.
Brittany, an 18-year-old freshman from McKinney Texas, won
the individual honours with scores of 72, 73 and 71 over the
par-70, 5,723yd course. Her total of 216 was six over par
but there were not many rounds round par by anyone over the
three days. Miss Lang won because she made fewer errors than
anyone else. In the final round, she restricted her bogeys
to the third and the ninth and picked up a birdie 2 at the
short 15th in halves of 37 and 34. She won by one shot from
team-mate Liz Janangelo, the top-ranked female college player
in the States.
Liz had scores of 73, 74 and 70. She packed four birdies into
that final round (at the short eighth, 10th, 12th and 14th).
Her bogeys in halves of 37 and 33 came at the first, second,
ninth and 15th.
Annie Thurman (Oklahoma State), the third member of the 2004
US Curtis Cup team in the field, tied for 26th place with
scores of 77, 81 and 76 for a 24-over-par total of 234. Annie
had one triple bogey and four double bogeys over the three
days. Her final round of 76 seemed typical - a birdie at the
short 15th, a double bogey 7 at the long seventh and bogeys
at the third, eighth, 12th, 16th and 18th in halves of 39
Curtis Cup first reserve Leigh Anne Hardin (Duke) tied for
35th place with scores of 77, 80 and 79 for 236.
Duke University, who actually provided the first three players
in the individual event because overnight leader Anna Grzebien
(also of Duke) finished third on 218 after a closing 73, won
their seventh straight team title of the 2003-2004 college
season to maintain their No 1 nationwide ranking.
LEADING INDIVIDUAL 216 Brittany Lang (Duke) 72 73 71. 217
Liz Janangelo (Duke) 73 74 70. 218 Anna Grzebien (Duke) 73
72 73. 219 Allison Fouch (Michigan State) 69 78 72. 221 Allison
Hanna (Ohio State) 74 73 74. 223 Aimee Cho (Florida) 77 73
73, Nicole Hage (Auburn) 75 76 72. Other scores: 234 Annie
Thurman (Oklahoma State) 77 81 76 (tied 26th). 236 Leigh Anne
Hardin (Duke) 77 80 79 (tied 35th).
LEADING TEAMS 878 Duke. 811 Ohio State. 914 Michigan State.
919 Florida, Auburn. 922 Oklahoma State, Tennessee.
EXPLAINS NON-APPEARANCE IN SPAIN FOURSOMES
At last it can be revealed why Pamela Williamson (Baberton),
the current Irish senior women's open champion, did not play
in the first round of the Spanish senior women's open foursomes
championship. Having taken the "tourist route" home from the
tournament, here is her message:
"I ate something that caused me grief...no one else had a
problem . I think it must have been a prawn. Felt fully recovered
by the Friday and then we were rained off. I was out in 39
and had hopes of a decent score!
"Played Sotogrande and Valderrama so really enjoyed that part
of the trip."
Glad to hear you are feeling better Pam.. you had us all
Tuesday 9th March 2004
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APRIL 13th 2004
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(entrance money £5.50 - £8.50, according to age)
Excellent links courses
Hot food and snacks available all day in the Pavilion
US Curtis Cup Watch
BRITTANY AND LIZ STAY IN CONTENTION
There are still two members of the United States Curtis Cup
team for Formby in June in challenging positions with one
round to go in the Lady Gator Invitational women's college
golf tournament over the University of Florida course at Gainesville.
On a day of unFlorida-like weather, only one player got within
two shots of the par of 70 over the course which is just under
6,000yd long. That was Anna Grzebien, yet another player from
the formidable Duke University team which is carrying all
before them on the 2003-2004 American women's college season.
Anna shot a 72 for one-over-par 145 to tie for the lead with
Curtis Cup selection and fellow Duke University player, Brittany
Lang who had a 73 for 145. Anna's card was highlighted by
an eagle 2 at the 17th which cancelled out a double bogey
6 at the 14th in her halves of 36. Brittany was out in 37
and home in 36 with only one birdie, a 4 at the long 12th.
Liz Janangelo, who has been the star of the Duke team this
season and is the No 1 ranked player on the US college circuit,
shot a 74 for 147 to be tied for third place. Liz had a nightmare
at the short eighth which cost her a quadruple bogey 7 in
halves of 38 and 36.
Curtis Cup first reserve Leigh Anne Hardin - who also happens
to be a student at Duke - shot an 80 to be tied for 29th place
on 157. Leigh had double bogeys at the eighth and 14th in
halves of 40.
Annie Thurman, the third US Curtis Cup team member in the
tournament and a student at Oklahoma State, struggled for
the second day in a row. She shot an 81 for 18-over-par 158
and is languishing in joint 38th place. Annie had a triple
bogey at the 16th and doubles at the sixth and eighth in halves
of 43 and 38.
Duke, of course, are heading for another team triumph. They
have opened up a 20-shot lead from Ohio State with Michigan
State another eight shots back of that in third place.
LEADING INDIVIDUAL 145 Anna Grzebien (Duke) 73 72, Brittany
Lang (Duke) 72 73. 147 Allison Fouch (Michigan State) 69 78,
Allison Hanna (Ohio State) 74 73, Liz Janangelo (Duke) 73
74. 148 Violeta Retamoza (Tennessee) 72 76. 150 Aimee Cho
(Florida) 77 73. 151 Nicole Hage (Auburn) 75 76, Virada Nirapathpongpron
(Duke) 74 77. Other scores: 157 Leigh Anne Hardin (Duke) 77
80. 158 Annie Thurman (Oklahoma State) 77 81.
LEADING TEAMS 588 Duke. 608 Ohio State. 616 Michigan State.
617 Florida. 620 Tennessee. 621 Auburn. 623 Vanderbilt 624
Oklahoma State. 630 South Florida, Arkansas.
Portuguese Amateur Championship
We've found a website
for the Portuguese Amateur Championship. Lets hope they
keep it up to date with results! The two back-markers are
England's Vivienne Saunders and Ireland's Claire Coughlan,
but not far down the list is New Zealander Liz McKinnon, who
hails from Nairn. Go Liz!
Monday 8th March 2004
golf website for Scotlands youngsters
Scotlands first website totally dedicated to junior
golf has been unveiled in Edinburgh today. Press
FLYING FROM USA TO PLAY IN WEETABIX MATCH
Ireland international player Martina Gillen
, pictured right, from Beaverstown Golf Club has received
permission from the authorities at Kent State University,
Ohio, to fly to England for the Weetabix Challenge match between
the LGU Elite Squad and a European Ladies Tour professional
squadat Formby Golf Club on April 17.
Last year, Martina and the Irish girls champion, Karen Delaney,
were not released by their American college to play for Ireland
in the women's home international matches at Cruden Bay in
September. Ireland still managed to win the title for the
first time since 1986.
Heather MacRae, the only other member of the LGU Elite Squad
who is at college in America - she's at San Diego State University
- is not making the trip back to this country for the Weetabix
The team of eight for the Curtis Cup match against the United
States, also at Formby Golf Club, on June 12 and 13, is being
selected immediately after the Weetabix Challenge fixture
and will be made public on the Monday morning, April 19. If
Martina did not make the trip, it is very unlikely she would
have been selected for the Curtis Cup squad. She was not a
member of the Great Britain & Ireland team who beat the Continent
of Europe in the Vagliano Trophy match at County Lough last
summer. Now Miss Gillen has given herself one last chance
of impressiving the selectors before they begin their deliberations.
The full LGU Elite Squad is: Claire Coughlan (Cork), Sarah
Jones (Pennard) Lynn Kenny (Stirling Univ) Anne Laing (Vale
of Leven) Tricia Mangan (Ennis) Danielle Masters (Bearsted)
Shelley McKevitt (Reading) Fame More (Chesterfield) Kate Phillips
(Creigiau) Clare Queen (Drumpellier) Nicola Timmins (Sene
Valley) Sophie Walker (Kenwick Park) US-based players: Martina
Gillen (Beaverstown & Kent State Univ) Heather McRae (Dunblane
New & San Diego State Univ) Reserves: Kerry Smith (Waterlooville)
Tara Delaney (Carlow)
School backs Scottish Golf
The Scottish Golf Union has signed a new sponsorship deal
with Loretto School for the Scottish Boys & Girls Under
14 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship. Press
LINZI AND HEATHER IN FIRST FUTURES FIELD
Former Scottish champions Linzi Morton from Alloa and Heather
Stirling from Stirling are in the field for the first event
of the 2004 United States Futures Tour. It's the Lakeland
Futures Classic at Lakeland, Florida - a 54-hole event from
March 12 to 14. The total prize fund is $65,000 with $9,000
going to the winner and $6,500 to the runner-up.
Both Scots played on the Futures Tour in 2003. This year the
big incentive is that the number of players who will gain
automatic places on the 2005 US LPGA circuit has doubled from
five to 10, taken from the final list of money-winners on
the Futures Tour after the last event of 2004.
Spanish women's open amateur golf championship
BEATRIZ WINS SPAIN'S QUEEN'S CUP
Beatriz Recari became the second home-country player in a
row to win the Spanish women's open amateur golf championship
when she beat compatriot Carlota Ciganda by 4 and 3 in the
18-hole final at El Bosque Golf Club on Sunday.
Miss Ciganda had beaten the defending champion, another Spaniard,
Adriana Zwanck by 5 and 4 in the quarter-finals and last year's
beaten finalist, Denise Simon (Germany) by 3 and 2 in the
In the first all-Spanish final for several years, Miss Recari
always held the upperhand to chalk up the biggest win of her
golfing career in claiming the Queen's Cup.
In last year's British women's open amateur championship at
Lindrick, Beatriz lost to Lynn Kenny (Stirling University)
by 4 and 3 in the second round after qualifying in 27th place.
At El Bosque, Miss Recari was the 12th seed while Miss Ciganda
qualified in 18th place.
Final (18 holes) Beatriz Recari (Spain) beat Carlota Ciganda
(Spain) 4 and 3.
LAURA AND FIONA FINISH IN TOP 20 IN ARIZONA
Former Scottish girls champion Laura Walker, pictured left,
from Nairn and Carnoustie's Fiona Gilbert, right, one-time
beaten finalist in the Scottish girls' championship, turned
in their best overall performance for their college, Arkansas-Little
Rock, in the East-West Rio Verde Invitational women's college
golf tournament which ended at Rio Verde Country Club, Arizona
Laura, a member of Nairn Dunbar Golf Club, had two scores
of 75 for a six-over-par total of 150 and joint eighth place.
Fiona was up with the leaders with an opening round of one-over
73 at the Quail Run course (6,069yd, par-72) but faded slightly
with a 79 for 152. Nevertheless, she did tie for 15th place.
Irish eyes were smiling when Martina Gillen from Beaverstown
and Carlow's Karen Delaney played a significant part in Kent
State University's team victory. Martina had rounds of 73
and 76 for a five-over total of 149 to finish tied for fifth
place behind another Kent State student, Gabby Wedding who
took the individual honours with scores of 71 and 74 for 145.
Linda Svensson (Arkansas-Little Rock) finished second on 146
with 74 and 72. Young Karen Delaney, the Irish girls' champion,
posted the best finish of her first year on the American college
golf circuit with scores of 80 and 74 for 154, finishing 21st.
Another Kent State student, Becky Wood from Glossop, had scores
of 79 and 81 for 160 and tied for 46th place.
Kent State (604) came from behind to pip halfway leaders Arkansas-Little
Rock and Boston College who tied for second place on 607.
Iowa (610) were fourth.
LEADING INDIVIDUAL 145 Gabby Wedding (Kent State) 71 74. 146
Linda Svensson (Arkansas-Little Rock) 74 72. 148 Alison Walshe
(Boston College) 77 71, Kori Goulet (Boston College) 74 74.
149 Martina Gillen (Kent State) 73 76, Julie Tomlinson (Ohio)
77 72, Liz McCoppin (Texas State) 73 76. 150 Laura Walker
(Arkansas-Little Rock) 75 75, Karla Murray (Arkansas-Little
Rock) 75 75, Meaghan LeBlanc (Bradley) 74 76, Megan Godfrey
(Illinois) 76 74. Other scores: 152 Fiona Gilbert (Arkansas-Little
Rock) 73 79. 154 Karen Delaney (Kent State) 80 74. 160 Becky
Wood (Kent State) 79 91.
LEADING TEAMS 604 Kent State. 607 Boston College, Arkansas-Little
Rock. 610 Iowa. 612 Western Michigan. 622 Ohio.
CUP: AMERICAN WATCH
LANG, JANANGELO PROSPER BUT ANNIE STRUGGLES
Three of the United States' team for the Curtis Cup match
at Formby on June 12-13 are competing in the Lady Gator Invitational
women's college golf tournament which began over the University
of Florida course at Gainesville on Sunday.
Duke team-mates Brittany Lang, left, and Liz Janangelo, right,
had reasons to be cheerful with scores of 72 and 73 respectively
to be lying tied for second and joint fourth respectively
at the end of the opening round. But the third Curtis Cup
selection in action, Annie
Thurman (Oklahoma State), below left, struggled to return
a seven-over-par score of 77 round the 5,927yd course. Alison
Fouch (Michigan State) was the overnight leader with a one-under
69 (34-35) in which she birdied the first three holes, bogeyed
the next two and then parred the next 13 holes. Brittany Lang
had one birdie, at the 12th, and bogeys at the ninth, 13th
and 14th in halves of 36. Liz Janangleo also could mange only
one birdie, at the 11th, and she shed shots at the first,
third, fifth and 13th in halves of 38 and 35. Annie Thurman
had a nightmare finish of lbogeys at the 12th, 13th and 14th,
followed by a double bogey at the 16th and another bogey at
the 17th in halves of 36 and 41. She did manage more birdies
than her team-mates - at the fourth and 11th - but she did
also drop an awful lot of shots to par.
LEADING INDIVIDUAL 69 Allison Fouch (Michigan State). 72 Brittany
Lang (Duke), Violeta Retamoza (Tennessee). 73 Anna Grzebien
(Duke), Allyson Harvie (Ohio State), Liz Janangelo (Duke),
Katie Quinney (Florida State). 74 Allison Hanna (Ohio State),
Virada Nirapathpongporn (Duke). Other score: 77 Annie Thurman
SPANISH MEN'S OPEN AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
ICELANDER WINS SPANISH AMATEUR GOLF TITLE
Icelander Heidar Bragason, conqueror of English champion Gary
Lockerbie in the first round and Michael Lowe in the second,
went on to win the 36-hole final of the Spanish men's open
amateur international golf championship at Desert Springs
on Sunday. Bragason beat the favourite, defending champion
and No 1 qualifier, Sebastian Garcia from Majorca by 3 and
2. Matthew Richardson from Pinner Hill, the only British player
to reach the last eight, was beaten 5 and 3 by Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
(Spain) by 5 and 3 in Saturday's quarter-finals.
SPANISH MEN'S OPEN AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Desert
Springs (players from Spain unless stated) Quarter-finals
S Garcia beat B Miarka (Ger) 2 and 1, G Fernandez-Castano
bt M Richardson (Eng) 5 and 3, G Berlin bt F Garcia 1 hole,
H Bragason (Ice) beat R Santos (Por) 1 hole.
Semi-finals S Garcia bt Fernandez-Castano at 20th, Bragason
bt Berlin 3 and 2.
Final (36 holes) Bragason bt S Garcia 3 and 2.
Sunday 7th March 2004
Aberdeenshire Girls with their coach Andrew Locke
at today's training seesion at Inchmarlo Golf Centre, Banchory.
Back row (left to right): Mhairi Templeton (Westhill), Lauren
Fowler (Banchory), Andrew Locke, Rachel Considine (Banchory).
Front row: Samantha Leslie (Westhill), Fiona Glennie (Braemar),
Natalie Thomson (Murcar).
ALL-SPANISH WOMEN'S FINAL AT EL BOSQUE
Sunday's 18-hole final of the Spanish women's open amateur
international championship at El Bosque Golf Club will feature
two Spanish players for the first time in a number of years.
Two of the lesser known Spanish competitors - certainly outwith
Spain - Beatriz Recari and Carlota Ciganda won the Saturday
Beatriz, the No 12 qualifier for the match-play stages, beat
Natalia Tanno (Switzerland) by 4 and 3 while Carlota, who
was 18th of the 32 qualifiers, beat Denise Simon (Germany),
last year's beaten finalist, by 3 and 2.
In the morning quarter-finals, Senorita Ciganda knocked out
the defending champion, Adriana Zwanck, by 5 and 4.
The No 1 seed, British open amateur champion Elisa Serramia
(Spain), had been beaten by Natalia Tanno 2 and 1 in the second
Natalia Tanno (Swi) beat Ana Sanso-Rubert (Spa) 2 and 1.
Beatriz Recari (Spa) beat Tania Elosegui (Spa) 5 and 4.
Denise Simon (Ger) beat Maria Hernandez (Spa) 2 and 1.
Carlota Ciganda (Spa) beat Adriana Zwanck (Spa) 5 and 4.
Recari beat Tanno 4 and 3.
Ciganda beat Simon 3 and 2.
SPAIN v ICELAND IN MEN'S FINAL
DEFENDING champion and leading qualifier Sebastian Garcia
from Spain will play Iceland's Heidar Bragason in the 18-hole
final of the Spanish men's open amateur championship at Desert
Springs Golf Club on Sunday.
Matthew Richardson from Middlesex, the only British player
to reach the quarter-finals, lost by 5 and 3 to Spaniard Gonzalo
Fernandez-Castano who lost at the 20th to Sebastian Garcia
in the afternoon semi-finals.
Sebastian Garcia (Spa) beat Benjamin Miarka (Ger) 3 and 1.
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Spa) beat Matthew Richardson (Eng)
5 and 3.
Gonzalo Berlin (Spa) beat Fernando Garcia (Spa) 1 hole.
Heidar Bragason (Ice) beat Ricardo Santos (Por) 1 hole.
S Garcia beat Fernandez-Castano at 20th.
Bragason bt Berlin 3 and 2.
Saturday 6th March 2004
GILBERT IN CONTENTION AT RIO VERDE, ARIZONA
Carnoustie-born Fiona Gilbert produced one of the best scores
she has ever achieved in the United States to be lying joint
third at the halfway stage of the East-West Rio Verde Invitational
women's college golf tournament at the Rio Verde Country Club,
Arizona on Friday.
Fiona, a student at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock,
shot a one-over-par 73 (36-37) to be tied with Irish international
Martina Gillen, two shots behind Martina's Kent State team-mate,
Miss Gilbert's very good effort enabled Arkansas-Little Rock
to lead the team event by three shots at the end of the first
71 Gabby Wedding (Kent State).
72 Andra Lancaster (North Texas).
73 Martina Gillen (Kent State), Liz McCoppin (TGexas State),
Fiona Gilbert (Arkansas-Little Rock).
298 Arkansas-Little Rock.
301 Kent State.
305 Boston College.
309 Western Michigan.
311 Ohio, North Texas.
GIRLS ENTER CALIFORNIA EVENTS
Vikki Laing, right, and her unrelated Scottish namesake Susannah
Laing, left, have both entered for two events this month on
the West Coast Ladies Golf Tour, one of the many mini-pro
tours for women in the States.
The first tournament is the Inland Empire Open at Moren Valley
Ranch, California from March 9 to 11.
The second is The Interntional at Yucaipa Valley, Yucaipa,
also in California, from March 16 to 18.
Both are 54-hole events with an entry fee of $375 and a prize
fund of $40,000.
Susannah played in WCLGT events last season after turning
pro and made earned some prize money.
Vikki is obviously warming up for her debut on the LPGA Tour.
Both girls are familiar with California. Susannah attend the
University of San Francisco while Vikki was at the University
of California-Berkeley for four years.
MURRAY GOES DOWN FIGHTING IN SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Fifer George Murray lost in the second round of the match-play
stages of the Spanish men's open amateur international golf
championship at Desert Springs Golf Club on Friday. Elie &
Earlsferry Golf Club member Murray, who had beaten England's
Charles Ford 5 and 4 in the morning, gave a good account of
himself in going down by 2 and 1 to the No 1 seed, Sebastian
Jamie McLeary (Leven Golfing Society), the No 2 qualifier,
lost to the 31st qualifier, England's Michael Lowe) by 2 and
1 in the first round.
Only one British player reached the last eight - Matthew Richardson
from Pinner Hill, who qualified in fifth place. Richardson
squeezed through at the 19th against Frenchman Julien Grillon
in the first round and then beat fellow Englishman James Smith
(Sundridge Park) by 3 and 2 to earn a place in the quarter-finals.
SPANISH MEN'S OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Desert Springs Golf Club
Match-play (players from Spain unless stated)
First round _ S Garcia bt R Huiskamp (Bel) 1 hole, G Murray
(Sco) bt C Ford (Eng) 4 and 3, B Miarka (Ger) bt W Bowe (Eng)
1 hole, J A Bragulat bt A Gee (Eng) 5 and 4, M Richardson
(Eng) bt J Grillon (Fra) at 19th, J Smith (Eng) bt H Santos
(Por) 2 and 1, E Molinari (Ita) bt L Garcia 2 and 1, G Fernandez-Castano
bt A Garcia 1 hole, F Garcia bt J Garcia 4 and 2, L Corfield
(Eng) bt G Wright (Wal) 2 and 1, G Berlin bt M Kaymer (Ger)
3 and 2, J W Van Hoff (Net) bt J Donaldson (Eng) 5 and 3,
R Santos (Por) bt F Molinari (Ita) at 20th, M Sell (Eng) bt
J Fourquet (Fra) 4 and 2, H Bragason (Ice) bt G Lockerbie
(Eng) 2 holes, M Lowe (Eng) bt J McLeary (Sco) 2 and 1.
Second round _ S Garcia bt Murray 2 and 1, Miarka bt Bragulat
3 and 2, Richardson beat J Smith 3 and 2, Fernandez-Castano
bt E Molinari 5 and 4, F Garcia bt Corfield 2 holes, Berlin
bt Van Hoff at 19th, R Santos bt Sell 4 and 3, Bragason bt
Lowe 4 and 3.
BRITS BOW OUT OF SPANISH CHAMPIONSHIP
All five British qualifiers for the match-play stages of the
Spanish women's open amateur international golf championship
at El Bosque Golf Club were eliminated in the first round
Welsh cap Anna Highgate from Cottrell Park, last of the 32
qualifiers, was beaten 6 and 5 by the top seed, Spain's Elisa
Serramia who won the British women's open amateur championship
at Lindrick last June.
Welsh champion Kate Phillips (Creigiau) lost by 3 and 2 to
Anna Rossi (Italy) and the third Welsh qualifier, left-hander
Stephanie Evans (Llangollen) went down by two holes to Carlota
Sara Garbutt from Ganton was beaten 3 and 2 by Adriana Zwanck
(Spain), the defending champion, and the only other English
player to qualify, Marie Allen, was beaten at the 19th by
Carmen Alonso of Spain.
Miss Serramia lost in the second round to Natalia Tanno (Switzerland)
who, with Denise Simon (Germany), last year's beaten finalist,
are the only non-Spanish players in the last eight.
SPANISH WOMEN'S OPEN AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
El Bosque Golf Club
Match-play (players from Spain unless stated)
First round _ E Serramia bt A Highgate (Wal) 6 and 5, N Tanno
(Swi) bt M Backstedt (Swe) 3 and 2, A Munoz bt M Scalabre
(Fra) 3 and 2, A Sanso-Rubert bt I Baon 4 and 3, C Grignolo
(Ita) bt L Gustafsson (Swe) 4 and 3, B Recari bt V Martinez
7 and 6, T Elosegui bt T Morato 5 and 4, P Lindberg (Swe)
bt E Cabrera 5 and 4, M Hernandez bt A-S Le Nalio (Fra) at
19th, C Alonso bt M Allen (Eng) at 19th, L Mar bt C Rominger
(Swi) 3 and 2, D Simon (Ger) bt C Perez 5 and 4, A Rossi (Ita)
bt K Phillips (Wal) 3 and 2, A Zwanck (Spa) bt S Garbutt (Eng)
3 and 2, C Ciganda (Spain) bt S Evans (Wal) 2 holes, S Cologan
bt M Campomanes 3 and 1.
Second round _ Tanno bt Serramia 1 hole, Sanso-Rubert bt Munoz
6 and 4, Recari bt Grignolo at 19th, Elosegui bt Lindberg
4 and 3, Hernandez bt Alonso 3 and 2, Simon bt Mar 2 and 1,
Swanck bt Rossi 1 hole, Ciganda bt Cologan 2 and 1.
Friday 5th March 2004
Sorry for being in April for the last three days! There's
a major wedding coming up and the Mother of the Bride can't
think straight! Just shows you that there is a human being
behind this web-site, and thanks to Hazel for pointing it
I've been asked by one or two Counties about how they can
set up a website. Website development and maintenance can
be quite a hassle (ask Carol Fell of Renfrewshire and she'll
agree - she's revamped the Renfrewshire site.. have
a look - Well done Carol!)
Back to basics: What you want is something simple, with no
computer jargon like HTML, FTP etc. to confuse you. A site
where you can get your messages to members, publish draws
and relay results, including that all important CSS.
Try this.... I've set up an Example
Ladies County Golf Association Website which you can all
look at and have a go. (login is countysec password is countypass)
You type (or cut and paste) simple text into a box, no special
web-editing software is needed. Click on "Preview your
post", and then, if you are happy, "Publish".
It allows you to upload files, so if your draw is in Excel
you can include the file in your message. Everyone with Excel
will be able to download it and read it.
Have a look, and, if your County is interested, I can personalise
it for you, and give your County a link in the left hand index
of this website, so that your members can find it easily.
Let me know what you think.
PS. No charge!
TROON'S CARD OF THE COURSE
Royal Troon will measure 7175 yards for the 2004 Open Championship,
96 yards longer than the course over which Justin Leonard
won the title in 1997. Since 1997 the major changes are: -
Hole 1 (+6 yards) - New tee constructed back and 30 yards
to the right of the previous first tee.
Hole 6 (+24 yards) - New tee constructed behind and in line
with previous tee.
Hole 11 (+27 yards) - New tee constructed back and nearer
Hole 15 (+26 yards) - New tee constructed back and to the
left of the 14th green. The previous tee was to the right
of the green.
The par for Royal Troon remains 71.
SPANISH WOMEN'S OPEN AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
SHELLEY McKEVITT SURPRISE NON-QUALIFIER IN SPAIN
British women's stroke-play champion and New Zealand open
match-play title-holder Shelley McKevitt from Reading was
a surprise non-qualifier for the match-play stages of the
Spanish women's open amateur international golf championship
at El Bosque Golf Club on Thursday.
Shelley had two rounds of 79 for a 36-hole total of 158 -
three shots too many to figure among the 32 qualifiers.
Welsh international player Anna Highgate from Cottrell Park,
with scores of 75 and 80, survived the card countback which
eliminated two of the players on 155 to be the last of the
She tees off the match-play stages against the leading qualifier,
young Spanish player Elisa Serramia who won the British women's
open amateur championship at Lindrick last June.
England's Marie Allen and Welsh left-handed Stephanie Evans
made it through on 150 and Sara Garbutt was the only other
English player to beat the cut. She qualified on 153.
Non-qualifiers included Welsh champion Kate Phillips, former
Curtis Cup player Sarah Jones, Laura Eastwood, Kiran Matharu
and Felicity Johnson.
143 SERRAMIA, ELISA 72 71.
144 CAMPOMANES, MACARENA 73 71.
146 HERNANDEZ, MARIA 75 71, LINDBERG, PERNILLA 74 72, GRIGNOLO,
CLAIRE 74 72.
147 SIMON, DENISE 73 74, ROSSI, ANNA 69 78.
148 BAON, IRENE 79 69, MUÑOZ, AZAHARA 76 72, ZWANCK, ADRIANA
74 74, MAR, LUCIA 72 76, RECARI, BEATRIZ 70 78
149 ELOSEGUI, TANIA 73 76.
150 ALLEN, MARIE (Eng) 79 71, EVANS, STEPHANIE (Wal) 73 77.
151 BACKSTEDT, MIKAELA 75 76, TANNO, NATALIA 74 77.
152 CIGNADA, CARLOTA 80 72, ALONSO, CARMEN 77 75, MORATO,
TATIANA 75 77, MARTINEZ , VICTORIA 75 77.
153 ROMINGER, CAROLINE 80 73, GARBUTT, SARA (Eng) 78 75.
154 SCALABRE, MIREILLE 81 73, SANSO, ANA 80 74, PHILLIPS,
KATE (Wal) 77 77.
155 PEREZ, CARMEN 83 72, GUSTAFSSON, LINN 81 74, CABRERA,
EMMA 80 75, LE NALIO, ANNE-SOPHIE 80 75 COLOGHAN, SONIA 78
77, HIGHGATE, ANNA (Wal) 75 80.
Spanish men's open amateur international golf championship
TWO SCOTS QUALIFY FOR SPANISH MATCH-PLAY
Jamie McLeary (Leven Golfing Society) and George Murray from
Elie & Earlsferry, Fife figured among the 32 qualifiers for
the match-play stages of the Spanish men's open amateur international
golf championship at Desert Springs on Thursday.
McLeary, joint leader overnight with a 69, shot a 72 in the
second qualifying round for a total of three-under-par 141,
the same total as Spain's Sebastian Garcia. Garcia's second-round
68 earned him the No 1 seed placing in the draw with McLeary
the No 2 spot.
George Murray had two rounds of 73 for 146 and qualified in
The Saltman brothers from Kilspindie failed to beat the cut
on 149. Elliot had a pair of 75s for 150 while Lloyd shot
75 and 78 for 153.
IRISH SEND SQUAD TO PORTUGAL
The Irish Ladies Golf Union is sending a party of players
for warm weather training on Portugal's Algarve and they will
compete in the Portuguese women's open amateur championship
at Quinta da Rima from March 10 to 14.
The players are: Claire Coughlan, Tara Delaney, Helen Jones,
Sinead Keane, Tricia Mangan, Maura Morrin, Heather Nolan,
Gillian O'Leary, Sinead O'Sullivan, Marion Riordan, Catherine
They will be accompanied by Irish team captain Sheena O'Brien
Kenney and national coach David Kearney.
Thursday 4th March 2004
women's open amateur international championship
STEPHANIE EVANS BEST OF BRITISH ON FIRST DAY OF SPANISH
First-round play was not completed on the opening day of the
Spanish women's open amateur international golf championship
at El Bosque Golf Club due to early morning frost, which delayed
play for two hours, and darkness came while some were still
out on the course. Some players will go out early on Thursday
morning to complete their first rounds. The leading 32 36-hole
aggregates will go forward to the match-play stages beginning
Anna Rossi (Italy) had the best first-round score of 69 of
the players who completed their scores. She leads by one shot
from Spain's Beatriz Recari. Two more Spaniards, British open
amateur champion Elisa Serramia and Lucia Mar, came next on
The leading player from the English & Welsh contingent was
left-hander Stephanie Evans, pictured right, from Llangollen.
She was sharing fifth place with a 73. Another Welsh contender,
Anna Highgate, had a 75. And a third player from the Principality,
Welsh champion, Kate Phillips scored a 77.
The English challenge did not get into its stride on the first
day. Naomi Edwards and Sara Garbutt were best of the bunch
with 78s. Shelley McKevitt, the British women's open amateur
stroke-play champion and New Zealand open match-play champion
from Reading, had a 79 to be in joint 34th place. She needs
to improve at least two places to figure in the championship
match-play draw. Curtis Cup player Sarah Jones from Wales
shot an 80 - two better than Laura Eastwood and Felicity Johnson.
KARYN'S TIPS ARE PAYING OFF, SAYS TWO-TIME WINNER PAMELA
There was no long lie in bed for Pamela Feggans, pictured
left, after she scored her second win inside three weeks in
a women's college tournament in Florida. The 21-year-old Scotland
international from Ayrshire was back in class at Florida Southern
University the morning after her four-stroke win in the Lady
Moccasins Classic at Lakeland.
But Pamela took time out to praise Scottish Ladies Golfing
Association national coach Karyn Dallas, pictured right, the
professional at Kirriemuir Golf Club, for her part in the
two victories. "Even though Karyn is over in Scotland, and
I'm here in Florida, I am still managing to work with her.
We've stayed in touch," said Pamela. "She has this new thing
where I can send her an E-mail of my swing but I have not
quite worked out how to do it from by my end yet but hopefully
I wll be able to master the computer technology soon.
"Karyn send me a short-game programme just after I arrived
back in Florida from the Christmas break and I've been working
on that every side. It it is certainly paying off for me,
my putting especially.
"I hit the ball well overall in this latest tournament but
I did struggle a bit in the second round when I had a 78 and
dropped out of a share of the lead. I just couldn't find my
swing that day.
"In the final round (a one-under-par 71, which enabled her
to overtake overnight leader Freddie Seeholzer), I had a lot
of good par saves, which really made a big difference.
"I had two bogeys - at the first and 12th - and three birdies
- at the seventh, eighth and 14th, in the final round." Pamela,
who was runner-up in the NJCAA national championship when
she was a student at Midland College, Texas and second again
in the NCAA Division 2 national championship last year, has
one more year to go at Florida Southern. Miss Feggans was
one of the four Scots flown home by the SLGA from their American
colleges last September to play in the home internationals
at Cruden Bay.
US College News
DANIELLE TRAILS THE TOP SHOTS IN SPARTAN INVITATIONAL
SUNDERLAND-born Danielle Roseberry, a golf scholarship student
at New Mexico State University, finished tied for 44th place
in the Spartan Invitational women's college golf tournament
over the Corral de Tierra Country Club course in California
on Wednesday. Playing against some of the best players on
the US female circuit, Danielle had rounds of 78, 75 and 79
over the 6,010, par-72 course for a total of 232.
California-born Charlotte Mayorkas (University of California
Los Angeles) won for the second time in three weeks, a reminder
to the United States Curtis Cup team selectors that they may
have erred in leaving her out of the eight chosen for the
match at Formby on June 12 and 13. Charlotte score 72, 67
and 72 for a five-under-par total of 211 - one shot ahead
of UCLA team-mate Krystal Shearer.
Sarah Huarte (California), who is in the US Curtis Cup team,
finished third on 213.
UCLA, with three players in the top four, not surprisingly
won the team title by the runaway margin of 21 shots from
University of Nevada Las Vegas.
LEADING INDIVIDUAL TOTALS 211 Charlotte Mayorkas (UCLA) 72
67 72. 212 Krystal Shearer (UCLA) 74 69 69. 213 Sarah Huarte
(California) 71 72 70. 215 Susie Mathews (UCLA) 71 72 72.
216 Sung Ea Lee (Washington) 71 73 72. Other totals: 232 Danielle
Roseberry (New Mexico State) 78 75 79.
LEADING TEAM TOTALS 858 UCLA. 879 UNLV 882 California. 892
Washington. 901 Stanford. 907 Arizona State. 910 New Mexico
DRUMOIG LANDLORD PULLS PLUG ON LEADBETTER ACADEMY SCHEME
A SCHEME to open a David Leadbetter Golf Academy at the former
Scottish National Golf Centre at Drumoig has been scuppered
by the management of Drumoig Ltd, the company which owns the
land. A consortium of businessmen had reached an agreement
with the official receiver, Blair Nimmo, head of KPMG corporate
recovery, to buy the centre which foundered last year. The
plan was to give the vacated SNGC facilities the kiss of life
and revive them as one of only two David Leadbetter golf training
centres in Europe. But Drumoig Ltd, the landlord and a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Dundee-based civil engineering group Torith
Ltd, has refused to accept the consortium's bid. As a consequence,
the centre, built for the Scottish Golf Union at a total cost
of £4.5million - a large part of it Lottery funded, the rest
from subscriptions by SGU affiliated clubs, is likely to revert
to Drumoig Ltd. The landlord company has invoked a special
clause of "irritancy" in the lease. Irritancy is a legal term
which refers to the right of a landlord to end a lease if
the tenant has breached any conditions. In the case in question,
it is understood the fact that the Scottish National Golf
Centre went into receivership could be interpreted as an "irritancy."
Receiver Blair Nimmo said the consortium had emerged as the
preferred bidder from a number of interests that had been
expressed in the future of the golf facilities.
Mr Nimmo added: "The landlord has refused to accept the assignation
of the leases to this party and has now also served formal
notices of irritancy in relation to the leases of the golf
centre and associated offices.
"It is with great disappointment that we have had to make
this announcement, having had a potential purchaser in position
to trade the golf centre as a golf facility."
Bruce Linton, one of the businessmen in the consortium, said:
"There would appear to be an argument between Torith Ltd and
the Receiver and it seems we are the innocent party in the
whole episode. We had a very good scheme in place that would
have seen the facility become a David Leadbetter golf training
centre. Drumoig Ltd has now started irritancy proceedings
which will most likely result in the lease coming to an end."
Torith Ltd managing director Ian Mathers declined to comment
on the grounds that it would be "inappropriate." The most
likely scenario now is that the driving range, practice area
and holes will eventually disappear under another phase of
the housing development which surrounds Drumoig Golf Hotel
and its 18-hole golf course.
US College Golf
CHRIS IS PLAYER OF MONTH AGAIN
Chris Cousins from Aberdare has been named the Conference
USA men's golfer of the month for February. Chris, who was
21 on March 3, is a golf scholarship student at the University
of Alabama-Birmingham. The six-footer won the individual title
at the Gator Invitational in February with a three-under-par
score of 207 (67-70-70) over the par-70, 6,701yd University
of Florida Golf Club course. It was Cousins' second title
on the US college circuit. He won the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate
last autumn and was named player of the month for September.
US College Golf
LAST HOLE BOGEY COSTS ROSS TOP 10 FINISH
University of Tennessee team-mates Ross McGowan from Cheam,
Surrey and David Skinns from Lincoln finished joint 14th and
22nd respectively in the Cleveland Classic men's college golf
tournament at North Ranch Country Club, near Los Angeles.
Ross had rounds of 69, 74 and 73 for a three-over-total of
216 over the par-71, 6,900yd course. A bogey at the 18th in
his final round cost him a top-10 place, so close was the
competition. He was one of five players to finish on 216.
David shot 70, 76 and 72 for 218. Matthew Rosenfeld (Texas)
won the individual title with scores of 67, 68 and 73 for
two-over 208, one ahead of three players, Texas team-mates
Jeff Bell and Jason Hartwick and Peter Tomasulo (California).
Texas (847) won team honours from Southern California (862).
LEADING INDIVIDUAL 208 Matthew Rosenfeld (Texas) 67 68 73.
209 Jeff Bell (Texas) 72 68 69, Jason Hartwick (Texas) 71
67 71, Peter Tomasulo (California) 69 69 71. 212 Chez Reavie
(Arizona State) 72 73 67. Other scores: 218 Ross McGowan (Tennessee)
69 74 73. 218 David Skinns (Tennessee) 770 76 72.
LEADING TEAMS 847 Texas. 862 Southern California. 872 Texas
Christian, Brigham Young. 874 California. 875 Arizona State,
UCLA. 876 Tennessee 881 Stanford, Alabama.
GOLF GURUS TO HOST HIGHLAND SEMINAR
Two of the golfing worlds' much-acclaimed gurus are joining
European Tour Professional Gillian Stewart in the presentation
of a unique seminar. The Newton Hotel, Nairn will be the venue
for this 2-½ hour special event on Wednesday 21st April at
British Universities' Golf
The BUSA Individual Golf Championships will be taking place
at Brighouse Bay Golf Club and Kirkcudbright Golf Club in
Dumfrieshire between the 14 - 18 June 2004.
The 2004 Home Internationals will take place between the 16-18
August 2004 at Nefyn and District Golf Club.
World University Golf Championship will take place in
Korat, Thailand from August 1st to 8th, 2004.
Wednesday 3rd March 2004
PAMELA FEGGANS WINS
Pamela Feggans, 21 year old Scottish Internationalist from
Patna, Ayrshire, who is a student at Florida Southern Univversity,
took her second title this year when she shot a one-under-par
71 in the final round of the 54-hole Lady Moccasin women's
college golf tournament at Cleveland Heights, Lakeland in
Florida yesterday.She had been tied for the lead after the
first round, but dropped to second place after Monday's second
round. Her final round 71 matched the previous best round
of her career and allowed her to finish with a five-over-par
221, moving her past second-round leader Freddie Seeholzer
of Rollins, who had a final round 77 to finish at 225.
Rollins College had a 23-stroke lead heading into the final
round and they expanded it to win by 30 over runner-up Florida
International, 911 to 941. The Florida Southern and Florida
Atlantic tied for third at 943.
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: 1 Pamela Feggans Fl. South. 72 78 71 221
+5 2 Freddie Seeholzer Rollins 75 73 77 225 +9 3 Natalie Navarro
Fl. Atlan. 78 75 73 226 +10 4 Ulrika Ljungman Rollins 75 80
74 229 +13
TEAM RESULTS:: 1 Rollins College 306 298 307 911 +47 2 Fla.
International 311 316 314 941 +77 3 Florida Southern 304 323
316 943 +79 Florida Atlantic U. 324 304 315 943 +79
IN SLGA SQUAD FOR PRE-SEASON PRACTICE IN SPAIN
THE Scottish Ladies Golfing Association squad of 20 players
for the pre-season practice camp at Pals in North-east Spain
from Saturday until March 20 includes three of the brightest
young prospects in the country - 11-year-old Carly Booth (Auchterarder),
and two 15-year-olds, Krystle Caithness (St Regulus) and Roseanne
Carly won the Comrie, Auchterarder and Dunblane women's club
championships during 2004 when she became one of the youngest
female players in the world to have a handicap as low as 5.
She has won all three of her ties in the SLGA Weekend Winter
League competition. The fourth round of matches should have
taken place at Kirriemuir last Saturday-Sunday but were cancelled
because of snow.
Krystle, 14 years old at the time, became the youngest player
since Jane Connachan in the 1970s, to qualify for the match-play
stages of the Scottish women's championship over the Old Course,
St Andrews last May.
Roseanne Niven resisted a strong English challenge to win
the SLGA St Leonards Scottish Under-16 girls' open stroke-play
championship at Drumoig last April and, towards the end of
the season, won the Grampian Television girls' championship
Three more experienced Scots in the running for Curtis Cup
team places at Formby in June - Anne Laing (Vale of Leven),
Lynn Kenny (Stirling University) and Clare Queen (Drumpellier)
- are also in the party.
Ten players will go out to Spain for the first week (March
7 to 13) and another 10 for the second week (March 13 to 20).
Margaret MacNaughtan (Aberdeen Ladies), the SLGA executive
member with responsibility for training, will be in overall
charge of the fortnight's activities.
SLGA national coach Karyn Dallas (Kirriemuir) will put the
girls through their paces.
Former Scottish champion Fiona Anderson (Formby Ladies), appointed
captain of the Scotland team for the women's home internationals,
has accepted an invitation to go out for the fortnight so
that she can get to know better most of the players she will
lead at Royal Porthcawl in September.
Emma Wilson (Elie), the SLGA vice-chairman, will fly out for
the first week at Pals.
Dorothy Gordon (Monifieth), another member of the SLGA executive,
will take Emma's place for the second week.
Diane Gray and Jan MacGregor will travel out with the party
and act as chalet maids for the fortnight.
"The main emphasis each week will be on improving each player's
short game but course and mental management plus personal
fitness will also be high on the agenda," said Mrs Macnaughtan.
"The object at the end of the day is to produce successful
Scotland teams and the girls will be made to work hard to
that end. It is a great chance for them to work together,
building up team spirit for the future."
All the activity will not be confined to the practice ground
and driving range. The players will play the Pals and Emporda
The players who accepted invitations were:
FIRST WEEK Carly Booth (Auchterarder). Jo Carthew (Ladybank).
Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze). Dawn Dewar (Stirling Univ).
Claire Hargan (Prestonfield). Lesley Hendry (Routenburn).
Fiona Hindshaw (Gullane). Anne Laing (Vale of Leven). Gemma
Webster (Hilton Park). Kirsty Wells (Dumfries & Co).
SECOND WEEK Kelly Brotherton (Tulliallan). Krystle Caithness
(St Regulus). Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch). Kerri Harper (Inverness).
Lynn Kenny (Stirling Univ). Lesley Mackay (Royal Dornoch).
Roseanne Niven (Crieff). Clare Queen (Drumpellier). Adi Shamash
(Kirkcudbright). Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle).
US College News
TEXAS GLOOM FOR LAURA AND FIONA
Arkansas-Little Rock University team-mates Laura Walker from
Nairn and Carnoustie's Fiona Gilbert finished outside the
leading 50 places in the Texas A&M Invitational women's college
golf tournament at Blackhorse Golf Club, Cypress in Texas
Former Scottish girls champion Laura Walker had rounds of
81, 78 and 81 for a 24-over-par total of 240 while Fiona shot
79, 84 and 82 for 249. Laura, who tied for 64th place, had
a triple bogey at the 17th in her final round while Fiona,
who finished joint 76th, had four double-bogeys on the final
Christine Boucher (Kansas State) won the individual title
with total of 219. Kansas State and Missouri tied for the
team honours on 909.
LEADING FINAL TOTALS INDIVIDUAL 219 Christine Boucher (Kansas
State) 70 77 72. 221 Amanda Costner (Kansas) 72 74 75, Maria
Ohlsson (Missouri) 75 74 72. 222 Malinda Johnson (Wisconsin)
74 77 71, Alice Kim (Northwestern) 76 72 74. Other scores:
240 Laura Walker (Arkansas-Little Rock) 81 78 81. 245 Fiona
Gilbert (Arkansas-Little Rock) 79 84 82.
TEAMS 909 Kansas State, Missouri. 912 Texas Christian. 914
Texas A&M, Arkansas. Other total: 941 Arkansas-Little Rock
Spanish women's open amateur international championship
The first big women's amateur international tournament of
the year tees off at El Bosque Golf Club, Valencia on Wednesday
morning. It's the Spanish women's open amateur international
championship in which British players have done well over
Rebecca Hudson from Wheatley, Doncastere played in four finals
in a row - 1999 to 2002 - but won only one, in 2000 when she
beat Tania Elosegui (Spain) by 3 and 1.
The format is two rounds of stroke-play on Wednesday and Thursday
with the leading 32 players after that going on to sudden-death
The final, on Sunday morning, is over 18 holes.
In 1993, when the championship was played at San Roque and
the format for that one year was four rounds of stroke-play,
it was a Scottish 1-2 at the end of 72 holes with Catriona
Lambert (294) winning the title by a shot from Janice Moodie.
Back in 1984, Gillian Stewart lost by one hole to Carmen Navarro
in the finial at El Prat.
But there no Scottish entries for this week's championship
and have not been for several years. The policy of the Scottish
Ladies Golfing Association, rightly or wrongly, is not send
players to the Spanish and Portuguese open amateur championships
which are played within a few weeks of each other at this
time of the year.
The English Ladies Golfing Association and the Welsh Ladies
Golf Union take the view that the money spent on sending squads
to the Spanish championship is an investment in producing
successful England teams of the future.
There are seven English and four Welsh players in the field
at El Bosque.
The ELGA squad has a young look about it: Sara Garbutt, Laura
Eastwood, Shelley McKevitt, Felicity Johnson, Naomi Edwards,
Kiran Matharu, Marie Allen.
The Welsh quartet in Spain are: Anna Highgate, Kate Phillips,
Stephanie Evans, Sarah Jones.
US College News (Keeping you up to date with the US Curtis
AMERICAN CURTIS CUP PLAYER IN THE SPARTANS PICTURE
AMERICAN Curtis Cup team selection Sarah Huarte, a student
at the University of California-Berkeley, is in joint third
place after 36 holes of the San Jose State Spartans Invitational
women's college tournament at Corral de Tierra Country Club,
California on Wednesday. Sarah had rounds of 71 and 71 for
a tally of one-under-par 143 over the 6,010yd, par-72 course.
The in-form Charlotte Mayorkas spearheaded a great day for
the University of California Los Angeles (ULCA) by scoring
72 and 67 to go two shots clear of the field on five-under-par
139. With three players in the top six, not surprisingly UCLA
opened up a nine-shot lead from California in the team event.
LEADING INDIVIDUALS 139 Charlotte Mayorkas (UCLA) 72 67. 141
Sophie Andersson (California) 70 71. 143 Sarah Huarte (California)
71 72, Krystal Shearer (UCLA) 74 69, Susie Mathews (UCLA)
71 72. 144 Sung Ea Lee (Washington) 71 73.
LEADING TEAMS 573 UCLA. 582 California. 588 UNLV. 593 Washington.
601 Stanford. 606 Arizone State. 610 New Mexico State, San
Tuesday 2nd March 2004
PAMELA FEGGANS LOSES LEAD IN FLORIDA
Pamela Feggans from Ayrshire dropped back to joint second
place with a 78 in the second round of the 54-hole Lady Moccasin
women's college golf tournament at Cleveland Heights, Lakeland
in Florida on Tuesday. Sharing the lead overnight, the Scottish
international player went four shots clear of the field in
the early stages but lost her momentum when she bogeyed the
eighth and ninth. Pamela, a student at the University of Florida
Southern, is on six-over-par 150, two behind leader Freddie
Seeholzer (Rollins College) who has had scores of 75 and 73.
LEADING INDIVIDUALS 148 Freddie Seeholzer (Rollins) 75 73.
150 Pamela Feggans (Florida Southern) 72 78, Jessica Trein
(Daytona Beach) 72 78. 151 Sarah Coleson (Florida Southern)
74 77. 152 Liz Stuart (Florida International).
LEADING TEAMS 604 Rollins. 627 Florida Southern, Florida International.
628 Florida Atlantic. 633 Middle Tennessee State. 644 Western
New Mexico, Daytona Beach.
LAURA AND FIONA STRUGGLE IN TEXAS
Laura Walker, pictured left, from Nairn and Carnoustie's Fiona
Gilbert, pictured right, both students at the University of
Little Rock-Arkansas, were well down the field after two rounds
of the Texas A&M Invitational women's college golf tournament
at Blackhorse Golf Club, Cypress in Texas.
Former Scottish girls champion Laura has had rounds of 81
and 78 for a 36-hole tally of 159 - four ahead of Fiona who
has scored 79 and 84. Miss Walker, who is tied for 62nd place,
had three double bogeys in her second round - at the first,
13th and 18th. The last hole has cost her a 7 on both days.
She did birdie the third and sixth in halves of 37 and 41.
Fiona, who will start the final round in 77th place, did not
have a single birdie to in her 84, taking 44 shots for the
inward half. Karen Dennison (Indiana) leads with scores of
72 and 73 for one-over 145.
LEADING INDIVIDUALS 145 Karen Dennison (Indiana) 72 73. 146
Amanda Costner (Kansas) 72 74. 147 Christine Boucher (Kansas
State) 70 77. 148 Alice Kim (Northwester) 76 72, Amanda McCurdy
(Arkansas) 76 72.
Other scores: 159 Laura Walker (Arkansas-Little Rock) 81 78.
163 Fiona Gilbert (Arkansas-Little Rock) 79 84.
LEADING TEAMS 602 Missouri. 604 Indiana, Kansas. 604 Kansas
State. 606 Arkansas.
Other total: 621 Arkansas-Little Rock (joint 12th).
NICK FALDO LEAVING I M G STABLE
International Management Group (IMG) and Nick Faldo have confirmed
they will be parting company from May 22, 2004. It is Nick's
intention to further expand his off-course business interests
and is considering golf client management as well as exploring
other opportunities while continuing his commitment to his
playing schedule. The departure is wholly amicable and any
details of this departure are and will remain confidential
to both parties.
CANADA BIDS TO HALT THE GOLF DRAIN OVER BORDER
The Royal Canadian Golf Association and Canadian Interuniversity
Sport are teaming up to try to keep Canada's best young golfers
from moving to the United States. Canada's governing body
for golf is donating $1 million to help establish university
and college golf programmes, complete with scholarships, the
RCGA has announced. The hope is that the programmes will eventually
provide an alternative to the United States' long-established
NCAA programmes. There are more than 300 Canadian golfers
attending universities or colleges in the United States. "We're
confident this will be successful, based on the enthusiasm
we've already received from both the university and college
people," said RCGA supremo Rich Desrochers.
Monday 1st March 2004
PAMELA SHARES LEAD AT CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
Pamela Feggans, 21-year-old Scotland international player
from Ayrshire, followed up her victory in the Central Florida
Invitational, by sharing the first-round lead in the Lady
Moccassin Classic women's college golf tournament at Cleveland
Heights Golf Club, Lakeland in Florida on Sunday.
Pamela, a golf scholarship student at the University of Florida
Southern - the hosts of the tournament - matched the par of
72 with halves of 36 to tie for the overnight lead with Jessica
Florida Southern (304) lead the team event from Rollins College
(306) and Florida International (311).
LEADING INDIVIDUAL 72 Pamela Feggans (Florida Southern), Jessica
Trein (Daytona). 74 Sara Coleson (Florida Southern). 75 Laura
Viveros (Florida International), Freddie Seeholzer (Rollins),
Ulrika Ljungman (Rollins). 76 Liz Stuart (Florida International),
Courtney Burdick (Florida International), Kristin Lynch (Middle
LEADING TEAMS 304 Florida Southern. 306 Rollins. 311 Florida
International. 320 Nova Southeastern, Middle Tennessee State.
324 Grand Valley State, Florida Atlantic. 325 Dayton Beach.
328 Western New Mexico, Barry.
SCOTTISH GOLF UNION APPOINT NEW COMMERCIAL MANAGER
The Scottish Golf Union has made a key new signing as part
of their modernisation in a bid to realise the undoubted potential
of the SGU brand. Ex-Sunderland Football Club brand manager
Ross Duncan has been appointed as the Scottish Golf Union's
Ross (29) has a specific remit of bringing new commercial
partners into Scottish Golf while maximising the game's value
both at home and abroad. His main objective is to generate
income from increased sponsorship revenue and to develop the
Scottish Golf Union as a commercial brand.
"The new role represents a great challenge to me," said Ross.
"With Scotland's roots as the Home of Golf and with some of
the best courses in the world, Scottish Golf is a strong brand
and one which has possibly been undersold in the past.
"We have a great audience in Scotland with a strong passion
for golf which is an attractive proposition for many brands.
"The SGU have recognised the need to modernise and I am looking
forward to playing an important part in the restructure and
development of the game in Scotland.
"One of my key objectives will be to increase Scottish Golf's
revenue through sponsorship, using the experience I gained
in football marketing. These investments will, in turn, be
used to develop further the game for golfers of all ages and
abilities while delivering many benefits for our partners."
Ross Duncan, originally from Peebles, graduated with an honours
degree in marketing from the University of Strathclyde Business
Press release 2
Torrance bids for top title
Daniel Torrance, son of former Ryder Cup winning captain Sam,
will compete in this year's BP Scottish Boys Championship
at Southerness Golf Club (5 - 10 April).
Fifteen-year-old Daniel Torrance (Sunningdale) has ambitions
to turn professional this year, so his appearance at Southerness
may be one of his last as an amateur. The youngster, who made
his national debut in last year's event at Dunbar, reached
the fifth round after a string of excellent performances.
Since then, Daniel, along with dad Sam, has gone on to win
the Team Competition at the Dunhill Links Championship. Now
playing off a handicap of 2.9, young Torrance will be looking
to add yet more silverware to his family's already extensive
Won in previous years by leading Scot and former Ryder Cup
player Andrew Coltart, the championship is one of the Scottish
Golf Union's flagship events. Time is running out for
young golfers to enter this year's BP Scottish Boys Championship
- one of the most prestigious on the amateur golfing calendar.
The closing date for entries is Thursday 4 March. Those
wishing to enter this year's championship must have a handicap
of 8.4 or less and be under 18 years of age at 00.01 hours
on January 1st 2004.
For more information on how to enter the BP Scottish Boys
Championship should contact the Events Department at the Scottish
Golf Union on 01382 549504.
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