Tuesday 30th September 2003
WOMEN'S HOME GOLF INTERNATIONALS PREVIEW
Scotland skipper Jennifer Mack was quietly confident of success
on the eve of the inaugural Senior women's home golf international
matches at Whittington Heath Golf Club, near Lichfield.
Her reasons to be cheerful were based primarily on Scotland's capture
for the past two years of the Miller Stirling Trophy as champions
of the Veteran Ladies Golfing Association's annual jamboree. The
minimum age of 50 years is the same but the veterans' annual tournament
pits the Scots against three English areas - North, Midlands and
South - and is an eight-a-side event.
For the first three-day Ladies Golf Union-organised event which
starts today (Wed), it is Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales who
make up the four-cornered contest. There are only six players per
team and a combined England side, featuring players like Vivien
Saunders, recently reinstated as an amateur after more than 30 years
as a professional, will be hard to beat.
"The fact that we have five our of successful veterans' team
plus the new Scottish seniors champion, Karen Ballantyne, in our
squad is a big advantage, I believe," said Mrs Mack. "We
all know each other very well on and off the golf course and the
team spirit is terrific. It takes some time to establish that kind
of rapport and I don't think this England team, coming together
for the first time, will have it."
Captain Jennifer has teamed former Scottish girls champion Moira
Thomson (North Berwick) with Scottish LGA treasurer Lynne Terry
in the lead-off foursomes against Ireland and partnered Pam Williamson
(Baberton), recent winner of the Irish senior women's open championship,
with Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) who came out of the blue
with two impressive rounds to win the Scottish senior women's championship
at Ballater last month.
Ireland have won both the men's and women's home international titles
this year. Is another Irish success on the cards at Whittington
Heath (it was Whittington Barracks Golf Club until the club members
bought the course from Ministry of Defence for just under a million
pounds in the early 1990s)?
"We fancy our chance of beating Ireland in our first match
because we have beaten them already in a friendly match at Prestwick,"
said Mrs Mack.
Tomorow morning's foursomes line-up:
WALES v ENGLAND
8.30 Ann Johnson (Ludlow) & Verona MacKenzie (Whitchurch) v
Carole Caldwell (Sunningdale) & Vivien Saunders (Cambridge Meridian).
8.40 Audrey Briggs (Royal Liverpool) & Jean O'Connor (Newport)
v Adele Mitchell (Keighley) & Chris Stirling (Meon Valley).
IRELAND v SCOTLAND
9.0 Valerie Hassett (Ennis) & Mary Madden (Ballinasloe) v Moira
Thomson (North Berwick) & Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay).
9.10 Mary McKenna (Donabate) & Anna Maloney (Clonmel) v Pam
Williamson (Baberton) & Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park).
Update on Baby Farquharson-Black News
He is to be called Michael.
Bank of Scotland Junior Masters, Queen's Course, Gleneagles,
on Sunday 5th October
Monday 29th September 2003
HEATHER DRAWN AGAINST LYNNE IN VETS' CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINALS
HEATHER Anderson from Caldwell, winner of the West veterans' title
earlier this year, has been drawn against the SLGA treasurer and
Northern Division vets' champion Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) in the
quarter-finals of the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association championship
over the Blairgowrie Lansdowne course on Sunday.
Heather, winner of the Scottish women's championship in 1967, is
still playing very good golf in her 73rd year.
Last year the Scottish VLGA title was won by Rose Anderson (Huntly)
but she will not be able to defend it. Only the eight divisional
champions qualify each year and Rose lost to Lynne Terry in the
North final at Ballater.
The line-up is (first tee time 1.33pm):
Stella Booth (Galloway) v Christine McAndrew (Highland).
Cecilia Kenny (Midlands) v Esme Hill (Dumfries-shire).
Heather Anderson (West) v Lynne Terry (North).
Ruth Brown (East) v Liz Campbell (Borders).
Competitors in this and the other stroke-play events should note
that, due to a major refurbishment and rebuild of the Blairgowrie
clubhouse, there are only snacks available in a Portakabin.
The Rosemount Golf Hotel, where the SVLGA annual meeting will be
held on the Monday, is laying on a soup-and-sandwiches daily service.
SIX SCOTS BOUND FOR SOUTH AFRICA
FIVE Scottish female amateur golfers have won themselves an all-expenses-paid
trip to South Africa to play in the grand final of a sponsored tournament
at the famous Sun City Resort.
A total of 12 English, five Scots and three Welsh competitors have
come through regional finals in the AEG British ladies amateur tournament.
The five Scots are:
Marlene Isherwood (Kirriemuir), handicap 34.
Catherine Duncan (Stonehaven), handicap 16.
Sandra Robb (Royal Montrose), handicap 20.
Alison Tait (Moffat), handicap 12.
Helen Kerr (Dumfries & Galloway), handicap 14.
Marlene, Catherine and Sandra headed the regional qualifier at Murrayshall
with net scores of 65, 67 and 67 respectively.
Alison and Helen qualified at Drumpellier, both with net scores
There will be a sixth Scot in the party - Gillian Roy, the Scottish
Ladies Golfing Association tournament officer, who will be the tournament
The party will fly out from Heathrow to Johannesburg on October
25. From there they will be driven out to stay at the Cabanas Hotel
at the Sun City Resort for the week.
All the competitors will have two practice rounds over the Gary
Player-designed Lost City course at Sun City. Then the 36-hole tournament
will be played on Wednesday and Thursday, October 29 and 30.
The party will set off home from Johannesburg Airport on Friday,
October 31, arriving early Saturday morning at Heathrow.
The full party is:
Scotland - Marlene Isherwood (Kirriemuir), Catherine Duncan (Stonehaven),
Sandra Robb (Royal Montrose), Alison Tait (Moffat), Helen Kerr (Dumfries
England _ Marilyn Taylor (Bramley), Linda Wray (Hendon), Cathy Yau
(South Winchester), Alison Grandison (Chippenham), Carol Venn (Saunton),
Wendy Shaw (Hamptworth), Joyce Byrne (Gay Hill), Susan Harries (Aston
Wood), Anne Mather (Notts Ladies), Marlene Vinegrad (Leeds), Anne
Johnstone (Wychwood Park), Sheila Thorpe (Scarborough South).
Wales _ Jo Naysmith (Royal Porthcawl), Rowena Liles (Garnant Park),
Maureen Hombal (Radyr).
ELAINE HAS ANOTHER SON
Elaine Farquharson-Black, captain of the Scotland team for the past
three home international series, gave birth to a son, a brother
for Nicholas (who is 4 1/2), at 3.30pm this afternoon. Congratulations
to all concerned!!!!
LOUISE FLEMING WILL TAKE TIME TO FIND HER FEET ON US COLLEGE
Roxburghe Golf Club member Louise Fleming (University of Minnesota)
finished tied for 61st place in her first big event on the United
States women's college circuit - the Lady Northern tournament over
the Ohio State University's Scarlet Course (6,201yd, Par 72) at
Louise had rounds of 84, 83 and 85 for a 54-hole total of 252. Her
last round included double bogeys at the second and 16th and eighth
further bogeys in halves of 42 and 43.
Irish champion Martin Gillen, who started with a 79, improved steadily
with rounds of 73 and 74 to finished joint 11th on 226. The Kent
State University student would have made the top 10 but for a double-bogey
5 at the short fifth and bogeys at the short eighth and 15th in
halves of 38 and 36. She did birdie the ninth and 18th and looks
set for another good season on the American women's college circuit.
Irish girls champion Karen Delaney, who enrolled at Kent State University
in August, is in the same "rookie" category as Louise
Fleming, feeling her way in an unaccustomed environment where the
courses are long and tough and the opposition of international calibre.
Karen had scores of 81, 82 and 80 for joint 57th place on 243. Her
last round included a double bogey at the seventh in two halves
At the top of the leaderboard, there was an exciting finish with
a three-way play-off featuring Allison Hanna (Ohio State), Lisa
Meldrum (Oklahoma) and Janice Olivencia (Texas) who tied on two-over-par
218. Olivencia won at the second extra hole against Meldrum, Hanna
having been eliminated at the first hole.
Texas (893) won the team event from Ohio State (895) with Michigan
State (897) third. Martina Gillen's scores enabled Kent State to
finish sixth on 926. Minnesota came 12th with 959.
218 Janice Olivencia (Texas) 70 73 75, Lisa Meldrum (Oklahoma) 74
71 73, Allison Hanna (Ohio State) 70 73 75.
219 Kristen White (Ohio State) 72 74 73.
226 Martina Gillen (Kent State) 79 73 74.
243 Karen Delaney (Kent State) 81 82 80.
252 Louise Fleming (Minnesota) 84 83 85.
Sunday 28th September 2003
RANFURLY CASTLE FATHER AND DAUGHTER WIN SLGA ADULT-GIRL FOURSOMES
Ranfurly Castle Golf Club's father and daughter partnership, Ian
and Eilidh Briggs, were the overall winners of the Scottish Ladies
Golfing Association adult-girl stableford foursomes at Hamilton
Golf Club today (Sunday).
Playing off 19, half their combined handicap, Ian and Eilidh top-scored
in a field of 60 pairings with a points total of 44.
Tom Harvey (St Andrews) and daughter Hannah (St Leonards) won the
Category 1 (handicaps 6 to 15) with 38pt off eight on a better inward
half countback with Jackie Brown and Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth)
who played off 10.
Stewart Kirkland and Jennifer Lindsay (Strathaven) won Category
2 (16 to 24) by 10pt with a score of 41pt off 23.
Anne Mackinnon (Abertay) and Fiona Stewart (Monifieth) (23) were
Ken and Helen Goodwin from Glenvervie won Category 3 (25 to 34)
with 42pt off 25. Second place went to Lynne Fenton (Abertay) and
Nicola Summers (Monifieth), playing off 25, on a better inward half
than Cathy Burns and Gillian Scanlan (Hamilton) (24) who also had
In the non-handicap section, Brian and Lynsey Weadon (Barassie)
won with 37pt.
Ian & Eilidh Briggs (Ranfurly Castle) (19) 44.
Category 1 (handicaps 6 to 15) _ Tom Harvey (St Andrews) & Hannah
Harvey (St Leonards) (8) (bih), Jackie Brown & Rebecca Wilson
(Monifieth) (10) 38.
Category 2 (handicaps 16 to 24) _ Stewart Kirkland & Jennifer
Lindsay (Strathaven) (23) 41; Ann Mackinnon (Abertay) & Fiona
Stewart (Monifieth) (23) 31.
Category 3 (25 to 34) _ Ken & Helen Goodwin (Glenbervie) (24)
52; Lynne Fenton (Abertay) & Nicola Summers (Monifieth) (25)
(bih), Cathy Burns & Gillian Scanlan (Hamilton) (26) 37.
Brian & Lynsey Weadon (Barassie) 37.
Longest drive _ Man (at 16th) _ Stuart Meiklejohn (Aberdour). Woman
(at 4th) _ Lynne Fenton (Abertay). Girl (17th) _ SallyKettlewell
(Dunblane). Non-handicap (5th) _ Kristina Fernandez (Troon Bentinck).]
Nearest pin _ Girl (15th) _ Fiona Stewart (Monfieth). Non-handicap
_ Lynsey Weadon (Barassie).
of Scotland Ladies Championship
Jocelyn Carthew (Ladybank), pictured right, carried off the East
of Scotland Championship today at Craigielaw with a score of 73
to win by two shots from Jayne Smith (Gullane Ladies'). Fiona Lockhart
(St Regulus) took third place on 76. Most players found the small
greens tricky and there were many reports of three putts. The CSS
went up three strokes to 74, which in the near perfect playing conditions,
shows the difficulty they encountered.
Linda Wemyss (Ratho Park) won the handicap with 77 less 5 for a
net 72 and Tracy Laughland (Prestonfield) was second with 77 less
4, net 73.
Fife took the team competition trophy by four shots from Midlothian.
73 Jocelyn Carthew (Ladybank)
75 Jayne Smith (Gullane Ladies)
76 Fiona Lockhart (St Regulus)
77 Linda Wemyss (Ratho Park), Tracy Laughland (Prestonfield
79 Kirsten Blackwood (Glencorse), Lynn Kenny (University of Stirling)
81 Claire Hargan (Prestonfield), Jane Flucker (Craigmillar Park)
82 Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe)
83 Gillian Davidson (Saline), Jane Turner ( Glencorse), Anne Hanson
(Glencorse), Ruth Brown (Lothianburn), Mary Lou Renton Gifford)
Linda Wemyss (Ratho Park) 77-5=72
Tracy Laughland (Prestonfield) 77-4=73
Team Competition (Best 3 out of 4)
234 Fife (Jocelyn Carthew 73, Fiona Lockhart 76, Emma Wilson 85,
Ashleigh Wilton 87)
237 Midlothian (Tracy Laughland 77, Kirsten Blackwood 79, Claire
Hargan 81, Claire Macdonald 88)
242 East Lothian (Jayne Smith 75, Mary Lou Renton 83, Sally Tait
84, Claire McLoughlin 87)
BAD LIGHT INTERRUPTS MARTINA'S CHARGE UP THE SCOREBOARD
FADING light forced an early closure to play in the second round
on the first day of the 54-hole Lady Northern women's college tournament
over the Ohio State University's Scarlett Course at Columbus, Ohio.
Irish champion Martina Gillen (Beaverstown & Kent State University),
pictured right, was going very well when she had to come off the
After a disappointing first round of 79 over the par-72, 6,201yd
course, Martina was one under par for her second round after 11
holes and had moved up from tied 35th to joint 13th on the running
Irish girls champion Karen Delaney from Carlow, who has just started
at Kent State University, started with an 81 and was five over par
for the second round after 13 holes.
Louise Fleming (Minnesota Universtiy) from the Borders had a first-round
score of 83 and was six over par for eight holes of the second round.
Janice Olivencia (Texas) and Alison Hanna (Ohio State) were joint
first-round leaders on two-under-par 70. In the unfinished second
round, Janice had taken up a two shot lead by covering the first
12 holes in one under par while Alison had covered the same stretch
in one over the card.
FINISHES ON A HIGH BUT IT'S A NIGHTMARE FOR HEATHER
Team-mates Jenna Wilson, right, from Strathaven and Heather MacRae
from Dunblane had contrasting fortunes in the final round of their
debuts for San Diego State University women's golf team in the Dick
McGuire college tournament at Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Jenna finished with a 75 after earlier rounds of 81 and 79 to tie
for 42nd place with a 16-over-par aggregate of 235. That put her
in joint 42nd place in a good-class field.
Jenna, the Scottish Under-21 girls' open champion, had a brilliant
start - an eagle 3 at the first and a birdie 2 at the second before
coming down to earth with a double bogey 6 at the fourth and a bogey
6 at the ninth in reaching the turn in level par 37.
Miss Wilson's only deviation from par on the inward journey was
a double bogey 6 at the 14th.
MacRae, left, also started brightly with birdies at the fourth,
fifth and seventh before the wheels began to come off. She bogeyed
the eighth and ninth but was still out in one-under-par 36.
Then Heather had bogeys at the 11th and 12th before a nightmare
8 at the par 4 13th and a double bogey 6 at the 14th followed by
bogeys at the 15th and 16th.
Miss MacRae cascaded 10 shots to par in those six holes from the
11th to the 16th in coming home in 46 for a final round of 82. Her
earlier scores were 77 and 83.
Heather finished tied for 65th place on 242 - one shot behind English
girl Danielle Roseberry (New Mexico State) who had scores of 80,
83 and 78.
The tournament was won by Kailin Downs (New Mexico) who had three
shots to spare at the finish despite a last-round 74 compared with
earlier efforts of 70 and 78. Kailin's total was seven-under-par
Second on 215 was Swedish-born Karin Sjodin (Oklahoma State) who
failed to put the overnight leader under any pressure in the last
round. Karin signed off with a 77 after a 71 and 67.
212 Kailin Downs (New Mexico) 70 68 74.
215 Karin Sjodin (Oklahoma State) 71 67 77.
216 Carolina Llano (Pepperdine) 73 67 76.
235 Jenna Wilson (San Diego State) 81 79 75.
241 Danielle Roseberry (New Mexico State) 80 83 78.
242 Heather MacRae (San Diego State) 77 83 82.
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Wednesday 10th September 2003
IRELAND FIGHT BACK TO DRAW WITH SCOTLAND
SCOTLAND started strongly but finished weakly to be held to a 4 1/2-4
1/2 draw by Ireland on the opening day of the women's home amateur international
golf matches at sunny Cruden Bay yesterday.
Defending champions England, whom the Scots meet today, came back from
a 2pt deficit in the foursomes to drawn 4 1/2-4 1/2 with Wales.
On paper, Scotland improved on their July performance in the European
team championships in Frankfurt where they lost a ninth-place play-off
to Ireland but, as skipper Elaine Farquharson-Black summed it up:
"It was disappointing result, considering we led in all three morning
foursomes at one stage and lost one in which we had been three up. But
we were down in four singles at one point in the afternoon so, in the
end, a draw was as much as we could hope for.
"Having said that, a draw is better than a defeat and we are still
in with a chance if we can beat England, then Wales."
Scotland's top performers were Centenary champion Anne Laing and fellow
Vagliano Trophy team player Lynn Kenny. They won in the morning and again
in the afternoon.
Laing highlighted her 2 and 1 victory over Ireland's Tricia Mangan by
holing her second shot for an eagle 2 at the 360yd 14th to square the
match. A birdie at the next put Anne one up and she clinched victory with
a winning par at the 17th.
Lynn Kenny was four under par in beating Heather Nolan by 4 and 3, winning
the 13th, 14th and 15th to end what had been a nip-and-tuck match of good
SCOTLAND 4 1/2, IRELAND 4 1/2
Foursomes _ Lynn Kenny & Lesley Mackay beat Tricia Mangan & Heather
Nolan 1 hole; Clare Queen & Pamela Feggans lost to Claire Coughlan
& Helen Jones 1 hole; Anne Laing & Heather MacRae beat Maura Morrin
& Marie Dunne 7 and 6 (2-1).
Singles _ Laing beat Mangan 2 and 1, Queen halved with Morrin, Mackay
lost toDelaney 2 and 1, Louise Kenney lost to Coughlan 4 and 3, Laura
Wells lost to Sinead Keane 3 and 1, Kenny beat Nolan 4 and 3 (2 1/2-3
WALES 4 1/2, ENGLAND 4 1/2
Foursomes _ Becky Brewerton & Sarah Jones halved with Emma Duggleby
& Danielle Masters; Stephanie Evans & Natalie Evans beat Fame
More & Alex Keighley 3 and 1; Kate Phillips & Anna Highgate beat
Kerry Smith & Sara Garbutt 7 and 5 (2 1/2-1/2).
Singles _ Brewerton halved with Duggleby, Phillips beat Masters 1 hole,
Stephanie Evans lost to Keighley 5 and 4, Jo Pritchard lost to Sophie
Walker 2 and 1, Jones lost to More 4 and 2, Highgate halved with Nicola
Today's (Thursday) programme.
8.30 and 1.30: Wales v Ireland.
9.0 and 2.10: England v Scotland.
SCOTLAND LEAD THEN FIGHTING IRISH COME BACK INTO PICTURE
Centenary Scottish champion Anne Laing, right, and new cap Heather MacRae
, left had the honour of putting the first point on the board for Scotland
when the women's home amateur golf internationals began at Cruden Bay
Anne, a member at Vale of Leven but a lecturer at Elmwood College in Cupar,
Fife, and San Diego State University student Heather from Dunblane beat
Ireland's Maura Morrin and Maria Dunne by 7 and 6 after winning five holes
in a row from the third.
Scotland led in all three foursomes at one stage but the fighting Irish
came back to square the two other matches down the home straight.
The final foursomes scoreline was Scotland 2, Ireland 1.
Stirling University students Lynn Kenny from Dunblane and Lesley Mackay
from Golspie had been two up twice against Tricia Mangan and Heather Nolan
but lost the 15th and 16th to be pulled back to all square. Then the experienced
Scots edged ahead again by winning the 17th and a half in 5 down the last
was enough to give Lynn and Lesley a one-hole victory.
Claire Queen from Drumpellier and Florida Southern University student
Pamela Feggans were three up after seven holes on Claire Coughlan and
Helen Jones but lost the ninth, 10th, 14th and 15th, winning only the
11th in that spell, and found themselves all square on the 16th tee. After
halves at the 16th and 17th, the Irish won the last hole and the match
with a par 4 after the Scots missed the green on the right with their
approach. It was the first time the Irish had led in the whole of the
Match positions after morning foursomes:
SCOTLAND lead IRELAND 2-1
Foursomes _ Lynn Kenny & Lesley Mackay beat Tricia Mangan & Heather Nolan
1 hole; Clare Queen & Pamela Feggans lost to Claire Coughlan & Helen Jones
1 hole; Anne Laing & Heather MacRae beat Maura Morrin & Maria Dunne 7
WALES LEAD ENGLAND 2 1/2-1/2 IN FOURSOMES
Defending champions England were in danger of being whitewashed 3-0 by
Wales in the opening foursomes until Vagliano Trophy players Emma Duggleby
and Danielle Masters rallied from two down with three to play to get a
square match with the lead-off Welsh pair of Becky Brewerton and Sarah
At one of the early holes, Emma and Danielle had declared their ball lost
when it wasn't, picked it up while it was still in play - and then lost
the 15th when they played the wrong ball. They did get it right to square
the contest by winning the 16th with a par and the 17th with a birdie.
The last hole was halved in par 4s.
Welsh champion Kate Phillips and Anna Highgate had a resounding win in
the third foursome, beating Kerry Smith and Sara Garbutt by 7 and 5. The
Welsh pair won the first two holes, then the fifth, seventh, eighth and
10th to be six up. Kerry and Sara failed to win a hole before halves at
the 11th and 12th put the first point on the board for the Welsh.
Left-hander Stephanie Evans and Natalee Evans made it 2-0 Wales when they
beat Fame More and Alex Keighley by 3 and 1. The unrelated Evans girls
won the third and fifth to go two up and were never pulled back to square
after that. They increased their lead to three at the 10th but then the
English pair rallied to win the 11th and 13th. Stephanie and Natalee stopped
the rot by halving the 14th and 15th and then sealed victory by taking
the 16th and 17th.
SCOREBOARD WALES lead ENGLAND 2 1/2-1/2
Foursomes _ Becky Brewerton & Sarah Jones halved with Emma Duggleby &
Danielle Masters; Stephanie Evans & Natalee Evans beat Fame More & Alex
Keighley 3 and 1; Kate Phillips & Anna Highgate beat Kerry Smith & Sara
Tuesday 9th September 2003
Ladies Seniors Championship
KAREN WINS HER FIRST SCOTTISH TITLE AT AGE OF 51
Former Craigmillar Park and Liberton women's club champion, Karen
Ballantyne scored her biggest golf win at the age of 51 when she
captured the Scottish senior women's amateur championship at Ballater
"It was years ago that I won the club titles and I've won nothing
since then but I knew I was playing well coming up to this championship
and though this is the second time I've played in this event, seniors'
golf is a new horizon for me," said Karen who has played for
the Midlothian women's team and was county captain last year.
Karen had scores of 69 and 70 for an aggregate of three-under-par
139 and won by four shots from another Midlothian player, Noreen
Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh) who had a 70 and 73 for 143.
Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) finished third with 75 and 74 for 149.
One stroke ahead of Noreen overnight, Karen got one hand on the
trophy when she began her second round by sinking a 12ft putt for
an eagle 3. Noreen had a par 5 and Dr Terry a bogey 6 so she gained
strokes on both her closest rivals immediately.
Karen went on to birdie the third, eighth and 14th in halves of
34 (two under par) and 36 (one over). She had bogeys at the second,
ninth, 10th and 13th.
"I wobbled a little bit when the rain came on when were were
going round the run and I had a few bogeys. Fortunately, I had a
few shots in hand by then," said Karen whose handicap of five
will be coming down.
Pat Simpson (Lundin Ladies) won the over-50s scratch aggregate prize
with her total of 152 (81 71) and Heather Anderson (Caldwell) took
the over-60s award with 153 (77 76, better inward half).
FINAL TOTALS (CSS 70 70)
139 Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) 69 70.
143 Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh) 70 73.
149 Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) 75 74.
151 Ann Smart (Banchory) 76 75.
152 Pat Simpson (Lundin Ladies) 81 71.
153 Moira Thomson (North Berwick) 81 72, Ruth Brown (Lothianburn)
78 75, Rosalind Roy (Ballater) 77 76, Heather Anderson (Caldwell)
77 76, Pamela Williamson (Baberton) 77 76.
154 Audrey Henderson (Lenzie) 77 77, Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 77
77, Cecilia Kenny (Dunblane) 76 78, Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)
155 Isobel McIntosh (Inverness) 77 78, Agnes Freeman (Ladies Panmure
Barry) 76 79.
156 Hazel Kelly (Ladies Panmure Barry) 80 76, Patricia Hutton (Lanark)
157 Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 78 79, Shelagh Quinn (Longniddry)
78 79, Frances Liddle (Dunblane New) 76 81.
158 Patricia Wilson (Murcar) 80 78, Christine McAndrew (Nairn Dunbar)
159 Pam Gordon (Inverness) 78 81, Frances Neish (Murcar) 78 81,
Helen Forbes (Aboyne) 76 83.
160 Elspeth Hanlon (Gourock) 84 76, Rose Anderson (Huntly) 83 77,
Elizabeth Miskimmin (Dunblane New) 82 78, Stella Hodge (Aberdeen
Ladies) 81 79, Mary Robinson (Aberdeen Ladies) 79 81.
161 Sheila Reid (Aberdeen Ladies) 82 79, Jean Bald (Aberdour) 81
80, Margaret MacNaughtan (Aberdeen Ladies) 80 81, Ann Prentice (Bothwell
Castle) 80 81, Emma Wilson (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies) 78 83.
162 Isobel Harvey (St Rule) 83 79.
163 Doris Dunn (Dunblane New) 86 77, Janice Cumming (Inverness)
83 80, Diane Gray (Lanark) 83 80, Danuta McLachlan (Lundin Ladies)
164 Elizabeth Simpson (Murrayfield) 85 79, Judy Slater (Aboyne)
82 82, Helen Edon (Banchory) 82 82, Patricia Savin (North Berwick)
81 83, Morag Clapperton (Banchory) 78 86.
165 Lana MacDonald (Hilton Park) 83 82, Elizabeth Rose (Murrayfield)
166 Kate Caithness (Edzell) 84 82, Lily Thomson (Ballater) 84 82,
Eleanor Fisken (Nairn) 83 83, Pauline Duthie (Huntly) 81 85, Joan
Marshall (Baberton) 80 86.
167 Margaret Joss (Alford) 84 83, Marjory Clark (Banchory) 83 84,
Jean Brydson (Castle Douglas) 83 84.
168 Sally Coster (Hilton Park) 83 85, Vivienne Harper (Deeside)
169 Ann Moffat (St Regulus) 92 77, Nan Paton (Ringway) 90 79, Margaret
Will (Edzell) 84 85, Gillian Glen (Craigmillar Park) 82 87.
170 Sheila Hartley (Braehead) 84 86.
172 Elinor Grant (Douglas Park) 85 87, Rita Dee (Kingsknowe) 84
173 Elizabeth Thomson (Abeerdeen Ladies) 87 86, Pamela Twinn (Aberdeen
Ladies) 84 89.
174 Pamela Moscati (Royal Dornoch) 89 85, Sheila Goudie (Cowglen)
88 95, Marion Donald (Aberdeen Ladies) 87 87, Gwyneth Haines (St
Regulus) 86 88.
175 Sheena MacLennan (Nairn Dunbar) 92 83, Margaret Chalmers (Downfield)
90 85, Maria Symington (Dollar) 88 87, Mairi Orr (Tain) 86 89, Fiona
Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 86 89.
176 Helen MacDonald (Inverness) 88 88.
177 Anne Stalker (Aberdeen Ladies) 89 88, Elspeth Barrack (Aberdeen
Ladies) 86 91.
178 Beth Duncan (Banchory) 91 87, Kathleen Copley (Gullane) 91 87.
179 Catherine Bryce (Ballater) 93 86.
180 Helen Walker (Troon Ladies) 92 88, Jan Ord (Ballater) 88 92.
181 Anne Hood (Dunblane New) 88 93, Pam Nicoll (Banchory) 87 94.
182 Seonaid Vickerman (Grantown on Spey) 90 92
183 Wendy Somerville (Edzell) 90 93, Sheila Goudie (Cowglen) 88
184 Christine Malcolm (Muckhart) 92 92, Elizabeth Webster (Aberdeen
Ladies) 92 92.
185 Christine Brown (Edzell) 97 88.
186 Maureen MacRae (Dunblane New) 94 92.
187 Hazel Esson (Ballater) 98 89.
190 Kay Jarvie (Auchterarder) 91 99.
194 Helen MacLeod (Inverness) 92 102.
196 Linda Fraser (Inverness) 96 100
128 Hazel Kelly (Ladies Panmure Barry) (14) 66 62.
East of Scotland Championship, Craigielaw, Sunday 28th September
The draw has been
County Finals Preview
Borders have chosen 15-year-old Emma Fairnie from Minto in their
squad for the Scottish women's county championship golf finals at
Scotscraig Golf Club, Tayport in Fife from September 19 to 21.
Emma is a pupil at Musselburgh's Loretto School which has spent
a lot of money on developing first-class golf practice facilities.
She will not be the youngest player in action at Scotscraig. Fife
have already named 14-year-old Krystle Caithness (St Regulus) in
Meanwhile, Ayrshire, through to the finals as West Division champions
for the first time in more than 30 years, for a variety of reasons
are not able to call on the services of county champion Laura Moffat,
former title-winner Sharon
Lambie and Pamela Feggans, who helped them win their way through
to the last four.
Northern Counties and Fife are the two other teams who have qualified.
AYRSHIRE _ Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies), Lesley Hendry (Routenburn),
Ros Kennedy (Troon Ladies), Liz Keohone (Louden), Gillian Lockhart
(Barassie), Morag McQueen (Largs), Charlie Taylor (Troon), Audrey
BORDERS _ Judith Anderson (Hawick), Julie Birdsall-White (Roxburghe),
Liz Campbell (Torwoodlee), Sheila Cuthbertson (Peebles), Emma Fairnie
(Minto), Lynne Miller (Torwoodlee), Margaret Morrison (Hawick),
FIFE _ Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Krystle Caithness (St Regulus),
Jocelyn Carthew (Balbirnie Park), Jean Duncan (Balbirnie Park),
Lorna Fury (Thornton), Fiona Lockhart (St Regulus), Katrine Milne
(Dunfermline), Elaine Moffat (St Regulus). Reserves: Emma Wilson
(Elie & Earlsferry).
NORTHERN COUNTIES _ Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch), Kerri Harper (Inverness),
Liz MacKinnon (Nairn), Lesley Mackay (Royal Dornoch), Pam Mackay
(Royal Dornoch), Pat McLennan (Forres), Jenny Milne (Elgin), Mary
IRELAND HAVE TO MAKE TWO CHANGES FOR INTERNATIONALS AT CRUDEN BAY
Ireland's hopes of repeating their European championship ninth-place
play-off win over Scotland - achieved at Frankfurt in July - in
today's (Wed) opening programme of the women's home amateur golf
internationals at Cruden Bay have been hit by the need to make two
changes to their original selection.
Irish champion Martina Gillen (Beaverstown) and Irish girls title-holder
Karen Delaney (Carlow) - both students at Kent State University
- are not being released by the American college. Martina has been
at Kent State for two years, Karen is just starting a golf scholarship.
The Irish Ladies Golf Union selectors have called up their first
two reserves, Sinead Keane (The Curragh), who has previous international
experience, and Tara Delaney, Karen's younger sister who lost to
her in the final of the Irish
girls' championship a few weeks ago.
When the home internationals were last played at Cruden Bay in 1980,
the title was won by Ireland.
England are the perennial favourites for the title but they held
on to the title by the narrowest of margins at The Berkshire last
year when Scotland, having beaten Wales and Ireland, tied with England
on the 2pt mark. Only on a countback of individual games won did
England, who lost to Ireland but beat Wales and Scotland, retain
The Scottish Ladies Golfing Association have paid the airline tickets
to bring back four players from American colleges - Louise Kenney
and Laura Wells (Iowa State), Pamela Feggans (Florida Southern)
and Heather MacRae (San Diego
State) - to play in the home internationals.
That's never been done before and skipper Elaine Farquharson-Black,
who is due to give birth to her second child before the end of the
month, is optimistic that it will be money well spent in enabling
Scotland to win the title for the first time since 1990 and 1991
when she was a playing member of the teams that won at Hunstanton
and then Aberdovey.
"I've studied the performances all season of the players who
will be figuring in the other teams' line-ups and I do not believe
that any of the England, Ireland or Wales players is invincible,"
said Elaine who will be captaining Scotland for the third year in
a row and is a past Curtis Cup player and former Scottish champion.
The programme for this week's matches is:
Wednesday: Scotland v Ireland, England v Wales.
Thursday: England v Scotland, Ireland v Wales.
Friday: Scotland v Wales, England v Ireland.
SCOTLAND: Pamela Feggans (Doon Valley), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie),
Lynn Kenny (Stirling University), Anne Laing (Vale of Leven), Lesley
Mackay (Stirling Univ), Heather MacRae (Dunblane New), Clare Queen
(Drumpellier), Laura Wells (Dumfries & Co).
ABERDEEN TEACHER STAGES SCHOOLS GOLF OPEN EVENT
AN Aberdeen teacher is staging a team golf competition open to schools
in the North and North-east - or farther afield if they don't mind
travelling - at Peterculter Golf Club, near Aberdeen on Monday,
Each schools team will consist of three players, boys and/or girls,
and there will be scratch and handicap prizes. Depending on the
number of entries received, schools may be permitted to enter two
The man behind the scheme is Torry Academy teacher Derek Johnstone.
"There have been a couple of unsuccessful attempts to replace
the void left by the disappearance of the regional and national
Golf Foundation schools team tournaments," said Derek.
"With the co-operation of Peterculter Golf Club, we are putting
on the Torry Academy Golf Team Challenge which is open to any school.
Schools can include girls in their teams. Boys will play from the
yellow tees; girls from the red tees.
"The entry fee is £10 per team and the deadline is September
Derek Johnstone can be contacted for more details and entry forms
by E-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
[Juniors... let your teacher know about this event.]
East of Scotland Veteran Ladies Golf Association
Autumn Meeting at Murrayfield Golf Club on Monday 8th September
(Beautiful weather - fast greens - reason for high scoring!)
Silver Scratch - Mrs Marjory Lauder (Turnhouse) 83
Handicap - 1 Mrs Sarah Simson (Murrayfield) 73 (15), 2 Mrs Careen
Sinclair (Murrayfield) 74 (12), 3 Mrs Jen Corbett (Murrayfield)
75 (13), 4 Mrs Isobel Hastings (Murrayfield) 76 (14)
Bronze Handicap - 1 Mrs Sylvia Cunningham (Murrayfield) 80 (22),
2 Mrs Carol Smith (Murrayfield) 85 (25)
CSS 75 (SS 73)
STABLEFORD FOR THE CAMPBELL CLOCK (PLAYED OVER WHITECRAIGS GOLF
EILIDH BRIGGS (RANFURLY CASTLE) IS THE WINNER.
22 girls took part in the Stableford competition at Whitecraigs
Golf Club on Sunday 7th September run by Beth Paterson the Renfrewshire
Junior Secretary. The Competition has been held annually since 1998
at Whitecraigs Golf Club and was initiated by the late Leslie Campbell
(Former Renfrewshire Junior Secretary and member of Whitecraigs
Eilidh Briggs from Ranfurly Castle off a handicap of 44 won the
Campbell Clock Trophy with 48
points (pictured being presented with the Trophy by Renfrewshire
County Captain and Past Scottish Champion Dr Aileen Wilson)
The Main Prizewinners were :
Scratch - 20 H'Cap: Winner: Wendy Gilchrist (Whitecraigs) 34 Points,
Runner - Up : Megan Briggs (Ranfurly Castle) 33 Points
21 - 45 H'Cap: Winner: Eilidh Ballantyne (Renfrew) 45 Points, Runner
- Up : Lauren Mackie (Ranfurly Castle) 36 Points
Twenty four more Renfrewshire girls without a handicap took part
in a 6 hole Par 3 Competition and 18 hole
Par 3 Competition (Over 6 Holes)
Over all Winner : Shona Hastie from Whitecraigs (Pictured below
with all the other prizewinners) played the 6 holes in 27 to be
this years winner
Monday 8th September 2003
KAREN BALLANTYNE LEADS SENIORS AT BALLATER WITH A 69
PAST Midlothian county captain Karen Ballantyne was the surprise
clubhouse leader with a two-under-par 69 at the end of the first
day of the Scottish senior women's golf championship in glorious
sunshine at picturesque Ballater.
"I've never won anything for a long time so I am surprised
to be leading," said five-handicap Karen who was club champion
at Craigmillar Park and Liberton in years gone by.
Karen birdied the eighth, 11th, 12th and 18th in halves of 35 (one
under par) and 34 (one under par). She had back to back bogeys at
the 15th and 16th, missing the fairway at both holes.
Karen led by a shot from Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh)
who was unlucky enough to incur a two-stroke penalty for setting
off with 15 clubs in her bag.
"I couldn't make up my mind between taking a three-iron and
a five-wood but I didn't mean to leave both in the bag," said
Noreen, winner of the Scottish Veteran Ladies championship at Blairgowrie
two years ago.
"I remembered when I was halfway down the first fairway. Too
late, of course, to avoid a two-strong penalty for having too many
clubs in my bag. The hole cost me a 7 in all but I didn't let it
put me off.
"I just tried that bit harder and apart from a couple of three
putts, I played well. You can't say I would have been leading but
for that two-stroke penalty because I might not have been so focused
if I had not made that elementary blunder."
Noreen had halves of 38 and 32, having two birdie 2s before the
turn (the fifth and ninth) and five birdies on the inward half (the
10th, 11th, 14th, 15th and 18th).
SLGA treasurer Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay), winner of the Northern
Division Veteran Ladies' championship over the Ballater course earlier
this season, is lying third on 75 after starting for home with a
pair of 6s - a double bogey at
the 10th and a bogey at the 11th. She did birdie the 14th and 18th
in an inward 37.
Defending champion Pamela Williamson (Baberton), biddiing for a
third title win in all, is back on 78 with one round to go. Report
and full results
US Student News
There were four Scots girls playing in the Unlimited Potential/Baytree
tournament at the BayTree Golf Plantation, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
this weekend. Collette Murray, in her final year at Jacksonville
State, was the best of the Scots with scores of 79,75 (154) and
tied for 22nd. Laura Walker (UALR) was two shots back on 156, and
tied for 32nd. Laura Terebey (Radford) won the tournament by seven
shots with scores of 73 and 67 for a four under total of 140.
Colette Murray (Jacksonville State) shot 79, 75 tie for 22
Laura Walker (UALR) shot 79, 77 tie for 32
Kate O'Sullivan (Highpoint) shot 87, 80 tie for 118
Fiona Gilbert (UALR) shot 87, 88 tie for 165
The University of Arkansas - Little Rock (UALR) was fourth in a
huge field of 36 teams.
Full results on the Golfstat
Scottish County Finals
The Borders Ladies' team for the Scottish County Finals at Scotscraig
next week is :-
Judith Anderson, Hawick
Julie Birdsall White, Roxburgh
Liz Campbell, Torwoodlee
Sheila Cuthbertson, Peebles
Emma Fairnie, Minto
Lynne Millar, Torwoodlee
Margaret Morrison, Hawick
Martine Pow, Selkirk
The Ladies Home Internationals start on Wednesday at Cruden Bay...
If you get the chance please go and support. You'll be treated to
some exciting golf.
Elaine Farquharson-Black is Captain of the Scottish team, and has
high hopes of Scotland's chances on home turf. Read this interview
she gave to our roving reporter.
Ex-US Student News
Young "fades" to 11th place in Texas
A closing par round of 72 dropped Steven Young from fifth to joint
11th on the final day of the City Bank Lubbock Open golf tournament,
the latest Texas Tight Lies Tour event, at Hillcrest Country Club,
Lubbock (on Sunday USA time).
Young had 16 pars, one birdie (at the third) and one bogey (at the
11th), which was not good enough to maintain a challenge for the
20,000 dollars first prize won by Chad Ginn from Tylertown, Minnesota.
Ginn signed off with a 69 for a 17-under-par total of 271 - one
shot ahead of fellow American Jeff Burns.
Young's total of 11 under par 277 earned him 1,994 dollars boosted
his season's earnings on the highly-competitive mini-tour to 8,543
dollars in 11 events.
Lee Rhind from Uphall, like Young a resident of Midland, Texas since
their college days there, finished with a 71 for joint 43rd place
on one-over-par 289.
Sunday 7th Septeember 2003
Congratulations to the GB&I Walker Cup team... what a finish!
Midlothian Champion of Champions
Marshall (Baberton), right, beat Kate Rorke (Kingsknowe) left, on
the last green of the Royal Burgess Golfing Society's course at
Barnton this afternoon, to win the Midlothian Champion of Champions
tournament for the first time. The large crowd of supporters were
treated to an exciting match.
Karen took advantage of her opponent's unfortunate visits to the
sand on every one of the first five holes to go three up, and although
Kate stopped the rot by winning the seventh when Karen three-putted,
she undid her good work by finding the front bunker at the 138 yard
eighth, and missed a short putt to go back to three down. Kate's
second shot to the ninth found sand again, and with Karen safely
on the green in two, things were not looking good. However all Kate's
bunker practice paid off as she came out to four feet. Karen proceded
to three-putt and Kate holed hers to walk off the green two down
at the turn.
It was Karen's turn to drive into a bunker at the tenth, and Kate
capitalised on her opponent's mistake and then got another one back
at the twelfth, where Karen found sand again, to be all square.
Karen won the 183 yard thirteenth with a pitch and putt three, but
lost the 14th when she three-putted.
All square with four to go, Karen won the 15th with a four and they
halved the long sixteenth in fives.
Karen found the green in two at the seventeenth, and was looking
favorite with Kate having to chip on from the left rough. Kate's
chip finished eight feet away, but Karen left her first putt outside
this range, but holed her next for a four. Kate courageously followed
her in, and the game went down the last with Karen one up.
Karen drove the 233 yard final green, and there were gasps from
the crowd as Kate's tee shot bounced off the roof of the old SGU
building and back into play. Her valiant chip finished ten feet
away, but Karen, with two for the match, proceded to hole her 30
foot putt for a birdie two to win.
Karen was presented with the Antonio Vase later in the clubhouse.
Grampian Television Girls's Golf championship
ROSEANNE NIVEN WINS GTV GIRLS GOLF
Roseanne Niven, 15-year-old Crieff player, won the Grampian Television
girls' golf championship over the Lairds' course at Inchmarlo, Banchory
In bright and latterly breezy conditions, Roseanne pipped her Scotland
girls international team-mate Dawn Dewar (Monifieth) for the title
after they had both had rounds of five-over-par 77.
Roseanne won the card countback with a better inward half - 38 to
39. The last hole was the deciding factor, Roseanne having a par
4 and Dawn a three-putt bogey 5.
Earlier this season Miss Niven won the SLGA St Leonards Scottish
Under-16 girls' open stroke-play championship at Drumoig and she
made her county debut for the Perth & Kinross women's team.
Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies) was third with a 79.
The leading handicap prize went to Fiona Glennie (Braemar) with
a net 70 off 27.
77 Roseanne Niven (Crieff), Dawn Dewar (Monifieth) (Roseanne won
on better inward half).
79 Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies).
80 Laura Murray (Alford).
82 Sara Thomson (Murcar).
84 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar).
85 Katie Thomson (Kintore).
86 Kerri Harper (Inverness).
89 Fiona Blair (Monifieth).
92 Michelle Macdonald (Buckpool).
93 Hannah Harvey (St Leonards), Michelle Thomson (McDonald Ellon).
97 Fiona Glennie (Braemar).
98 Becky Copland (Scotscraig).
99 Rachael Considine (Banchory), Mhairi Johnstone (Northern).
Fiona Glennie (Braemar) (27) 70; Rachael Considine (Banchory) (28)
71; Laura Murray (Alford) (8) 72.
Scotland beat England 5.5 games to 0.5 games on Friday
in the Annual Hickory International Match at Musselburgh Old Links.
(Don't we look good!)
Saturday 6th September 2003
East of Scotland Girls' Autumn Meetting
Winners: L to R: Nicola Hume (Under 16 Hcap), Jane Turner (Under
14 Hcap), Amanda Edwards (Scratch),
Jennifer McWhirter (Under 18 Hcap) and Vicki Stevenson (Overall
Amanda Edwards (Liberton) had the best scratch score, a three over
par 76, in the Autumn Meeting of the East of Scotland Girls' Golfing
Association at Haddington today. She just pipped seven handicap
Vikki Stevenson (Stirling) whose scratch score of 77, net 70, gave
her the first handicap prize.
Jane Turner (Glencorse) took the Under 14 handicap with 80 less
7 net 73. Nicola Hume (Tulliallan) won the Under 16's with 90 less
19 net 71 and Jennifer McWhirter (Falkland) was the Under 18 winner
with 91 less 19 net 72.
AYRSHIRE HAVE TO MAKE CHANGES IN LINE-UP FOR COUNTY FINALS
Ayrshire have had to make three changes from the team that won the
West Division title for their participation in the Scottish county
finals at Scotscraig, Tayport in Fife from September 19 to 21.
County champion Laura Moffat (West Kilbride) is studying in United
States; Pamela Feggans (Doon Valley) is flying home from Florida
Southern University to play for Scotland in next week's home internationals
at Cruden Bay but has to return without delay to meet her college
golf team commitments; former county champion Sharon Lambie (Troon
Ladies) is unavailable for selection.
It is the first time Ayrshire have qualified for the finals for
over 30 years.
Their team for Scotscraig, where they will play off against Northern
Counties, Fife and Borders for the title, is:
Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies)
Lesley Hendry (Routenburn)
Roslyn Kennedy (Troon Ladies)
Liz Keohone (Louden).
Gillian Lockhart (Barassie).
Morag McQueen (Largs).
Charlie Taylor (Troon Ladies).
Audrey Thompson (Louden).
ROYAL PORTRUSH WINS IRISH SENIOR LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP
Royal Portrush won the Suzuki All Ireland Ladies Senior Cup at Blainroe
Golf Club on Saturday. They had a convincing 4-1 win over County
Louth in the final.
COUNTY LOUTH 4, CLAREMORRIS 1
Deirdre Smith beat Suzanne Corcoran 6 and 5.
Oonagh Purfield halved with Niamh Kitching.
Jenny Gannon beat Mary Walsh 2 and 1.
Patricia Nannery beat Laura Holmes 2 and 1.
Susan Mullaney halved with Emily Gallagher.
ROYAL PORTRUSH 3 1/2, KILLARNEY 1 1/1
Helen Jones beat Tracy Eakin 2 and 1.
Gemma Heggarty beat Bridget Gleeson Healy 1 hole.
Naoimh Quigg lost to Mary Sheehy 5 and 4.
Maura Diamond beat Ann Ladd 2 and 1.
Caroline Smyth halved with Margaret Hayes.
COUNTY LOUTH 1, ROYAL PORTRUSH 4
Deirdre Smith halved with Helen Jones.
Oonagh Purfield lost to Gemma Heggarty 7 and 6.
Jenny Gannon halved with Naoimh Quigg.
Patricia Nannery lost to Maura Diamond 3 and 1.
Susan Mullaney lost to Caroline Smyth 6 and 4.
SCOTS FAIL TO FIGURE IN NICK FALDO JUNIOR SERIES FINAL
Scots Paul Doherty, Paul Betty, Bobby Rushford and Carly Booth failed
to figure among the leading positions in their respective categories
at the Nick Faldo Junior Series Final over the Melbourne course
at Brocket Hall Golf Club, Hertfordshire (played Wed).
Paul Betty (Hayston), who earned his place in the final through
the three qualifying events in Scotland, finished sixth of seven
in the boys' Under-21 category. He had scores of 80 and 71 for seven-over-par
151 - 17 shots behind the group winner, Mark Pilling (Astbury) who
had 68 and 66 for 134. Pilling won the British boys' championship
at Carnoustie two years ago.
Cardiff-based Paul Doherty, invited as winner of the BP Scottish
boys championship this year to compete in the boys' under-18 age
group, had scores of 73 and 72 for a total of one-over-par 145 and
fifth place in a field of 10 behind winner Luke Collins (Mendip
Spring) who shot two 70s for 140.
Bobby Rushford (Grangemouth), a qualifier, finished last of seven
in the boys' under-16s with scores of 75 and 76 for seven-over 151.
The category was won by Jordan Smith (Woodcote Park) with 74 and
69 for 143.
Carly Booth from Comrie, at 11 years of age the youngest qualifier
in the history of the Nick Faldo Junior Series, shot two rounds
of five-over-par 78 for an aggregate of 156 in the only girls' section,
which had a maximum age of 18 years.
Carly was placed seventh of nine behind the category winner, Ireland's
Tara Delaney (Carlow) who had a 75 and a 70 for 145.
Under-21 _ 134 Mark Pilling (Astbury) 68 66. 138 Andrew Bradley
(Doncaster) 72 66. 145 Warren Harmston (Wentworth) 74 71, Ben Harvey
(Ferndown) 72 73. Other score: 151 Paul Betty (Hayston) 80 71.
Under-18 _ 140 Luke Collins (Mendip Spring) 70 70. 142 Charlie Ford
(Kirby Muxloe) 75 67, Tommy Hunter (Ilford) 74 68, Brendal McCarroll
(Ballyliffen) 72 70. Other score: 145 Paul Doherty (Vale of Glamorgan)
Under-17 _ 137 Nicky Grant (Clandeboye) 66 71. 142 Craig Waugh (De
Vere Dunston Hall) 70 72, Matthew Baldwin (Hesketh) 71 71.
Under-16 _ 143 Jordan Smith (Woodcote Park) 74 69, Jake Amos (Birstall)
71 72. 146 Matthew Evans (Rotherham) 70 76, Lee Lewis (Gower) 73
73. Other score: 151 Bobby Rushford (Grangemouth) 75 76.
Under-15 _ 138 Oliver Fisher (West Essex) 68 70. 144 Rory McIlroy
(Balmoral) 71 73. 150 Jonathan Smart (Hallamshire) 72 78.
Under-18 _ 145 Tara Delaney (Carlow) 75 70. 148 Felicity Johnson
(Harborne) 76 72. 150 Kiran Matharu (Sandmoor) 76 74. Other score:
156 Carly Booth (Comrie) 78 78.
MIXED INTERNATIONAL TROPHY
134 Wouter de Vries (Netherlands) 68 66. 139 Reinier Saxton (Netherlands)
70 68. 141 Dmitri Vinogradov (Russia) 72 69.
June McEwan sent this email
Claremorris earned themselves a semi-final meeting with Co Louth
in the Suzuki All Ireland Ladies Senior Cup tournament by beating
Carlow 3 1/2-1 1/2 in a play-off at Blainroe Golf Club on Friday.
CARLOW 1 1/2, CLAREMORRIS 3 1/2
Tara Delaney beat Suzanne Corcoran 2 and 1.
Catherine Delaney lost to Niamh Kitching 5 and 4.
Bernie Cox lost to Laura Holmes 4 and 3.
Margaret McHugh lost to Emily Gallagher 4 and 3.
Madeline Brennan halved with Mary Walsh.
KENT WIN ENGLISH COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE
Kent have won the English women's county championship for the first
time in 31 years.
They completed their three-day programme at Hendon Golf Club, Mill
Hill in London with a 100 per cent record by beating Cheshire 6
The Kent line-up contained two current England international players
- Nicola Timmins and Danielle Masters (who got the Vagliano Trophy-winning
half-point for Great Britain & Ireland at Co Louth last month).
Others in the team were: Claire Aitken Anne Wheble, Sian Reddick,
Hayley Charlick and Helen Batt.
Feature of the Kent victory was their strength in the foursomes.
They won all nine foursomes ties, carrying a 3-0 lead into the singles
Nicola Timmins won 5pt from her six outings. Danielle Masters won
all four of her games. She was not played in the second or third-day
Third-day details:KENT 6 1/2, CHESHIRE 2 1/2
N Timmins & C Aitkens beat S Bearsdall & C Marron 2 and
D Masters & A Wheble beat K Lawton & O Briggs 2 and 1.
S Reddick & H Charlick beat R Adby & S Brodie 4 and 3
Timmins beat Beardsall 4 and 3.
H Batt lost to Lawton 2 and 1.
Aitken halved with Brodie.
Wheble beat C Ryder 4 and 3.
Charlick beat Briggs 4 and 3.
Reddick lost to Marron 1 hole.
GLAMORGAN 4, LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND 5
A Highgate & L Gould halved with J Morris & T Bourne.
S Hassan & S Morgan lost to S-J Eaves & R Rowlands 2 and
S Jones & V Thomas beat A MacGregor & K Underwood 7 and
(1 1/2-1 1/2).
Highgate halved with Morris.
L Hall lost to Bourne 5 and 3.
Jones beat Eaves 4 and 3.
Hassan beat Rowlands 1 hole.
Morgan lost to Underwood 1 hole.
Gould lost to C Gay 5 and 3.
1 Kent 3 wins, 2 Glamorgan, Cheshire, Leicestershire & Rutland
1 win apiece.
Friday 5th September 2003
Vets Results - SVLGA (Midland Division)
Autumn Meeting at Falkirk Tryst GC on 4th September 2003
Scratch C Kenny 76
Category 2: H Thomson 80 (12) 68, M McPherson 84 (10) 74
Category 3: G Haines 85 (17) 68, J Williamson 85 (14) 71, N MacFarlane
88 (16) 72[BIH], B Potter 85 (13) 72
Bronze: E Craik 99 (28) 71, B Hall 96 (24) 72
SS 71 CSS 71 Number of Players 57
SCOTLAND NEEDS TO BLOOD THE BABES IN EUROPE
Scotland still suffers from a chronic shortage of girls taking up
golf but, despite that, we have a particularly talented bunch of
11 to 15 year-olds at the moment. Should we be doing more to develop
their game? Article
Thursday 4th September 2003
LOUISE SECOND IN US COLLEGE EVENT
FIFER Louise Kenney teed off her 2003-2004 US women's college golf
campaign by finishing second in the Big Three tournament at Glen
Oaks Country Club, Iowa (on Wednesday, USA time).
Representing Iowa State, Louise had rounds of 77 and 75 for a 36-hole
total of 152, one shot behind an American newcomer to her college
team, Christi Athas who had scores of 74 and 77.
Iowa State (610) won the team event by 16 strokes from Northern
Iowa. The University of Iowa, the third side in the traditional
Big Three line-up, were unable to compete due to "scheduling
Miss Kenney will miss the next event on the college circuit, the
Lady Razorback Invitational at Fayetteville, Arkansas from September
7 to 9 because she flies back this weekend to Scotland to play in
the home internationals at Cruden Bay from next Wednesday to Friday.
151 Christi Athas (Iowa State) 74 77.
152 Louise Kenney (Iowa State) 77 75, Lisa Meshke (Iowa State) 80
154 Gigi Marting (Northern Iowa) 78 76.
156 Erin Westensee (Northern Iowa) 76 80.
160 Claire Stephenson (Iowa State) 83 77.
Iowa State website
English County Finals
A Kent team containing two of the England team for next week's home
internationals at Cruden Bay - Nicola Timmins and Danielle Masters
- look on course to win the English county championship at Hendon
Golf Club on Friday.
Kent, who finished third behind champions Lancashire and runners-up
Leicester & Rutland last year, are the only one of the four
sides with a 100 per cent record going into the third and final
Kent beat Glamorgan, fourth last year, 6 1/2-2 1/2 on Day 1 and
on Day 2 Kent beat Leicester & Rutland by a similar margin.
The South-east champions' final opponents are Cheshire who beat
Leicester & Rutland 5 1/2-3 1/2 but then lost today 6 1/2-2
1/2 to Glamorgan who have two of the Wales' team for Cruden Bay,
Anna Highgate and Sarah Jones, in their line-up.
CHESHIRE 5 1/2, LEICESTER & RUTLAND 3 1/2
Foursomes: R Adby & E McBride halved with T Bourne & R Rowlands;
S Beardsall & C Marron beat J Morris & S J Eaves 1 hole;
O Briggs & K Lawton beat H Lowe & C Gay 4 and 2 (2 1/2-1/2).
Singles: Beardsall lost to Morris 1 hole, Briggs lost to Gay 5 and
3, S Brodie beat Bourne 2 holes, C Ryder lost to Eaves 4 and 2,
Marron beat Rowlands 1 hole, Lawton beat Lowe 2 and 1 (3-3).
KENT 6 1/2, GLAMORGAN 2 1/2
Foursomes: N Timmins & C Aitken beat A Highgate & L Gould
4 and 2; D Masters & A Wheble beat S Jones & V Thomas 4
and 3; S Reddick & H Charlick beat S Hassan & S Morgan 4
and 3 (3-0).
Singles: Timmins lost to Highgate 2 holes, Masters beat Gould 6
and 4, Aitken lost to Hassan 2 and 1, Wheble beat P Chugg 6 and
5, H Batt beat Thomas 2 and 1, Reddick halved with Jones (3 1/2-2
LEICESTER & RUTLAND 2 1/2, KENT 6 1/2
Foursomes: J Morris & S-J Eaves lost to N Timmins & C Aitken
4 and 2;' H Lowe & C Gay lost to D Masters & A Wheble 8
and 6, T Bourne & R Rowlands lost to S Reddick & H Charlick
7 and 5 (0-3).
Singles: Morris lost to Timmins 4 and 3, Eaves beat Wheble 1 hole,
Lowe lost to H Batt 3 and 1, Rowlands beat Charlick 3 and 1, Bourne
lost to Aitken 5 and 4, Gay halved with Reddick (2 1/2-3 1/2).
GLAMORGAN 6 1/2, CHESHIRE 2 1/2
Foursomes: A Highgate & L Gould beat K Lawton & O Briggs
1 hole; S Hassan & S Morgan beat E McBride & R Adby 3 and
2; S Jones & V Thomas beat S Beardsall & C Marron 2 and
Singles: Highgate beat Beardsall 6 and 5, P Chugg lost to Lawton
4 and 2, Jones lost to S Bordie 1 hole, Hassan halved with Martron;
Morgan beat Adby 2 and 1; Gould beat Briggs 1 hole (3 1/2- 2 1/2).
HOW THEY STAND
Kent 2 wins
Cheshire 1 win, 1 loss
Glamorgan 1 win, 1 loss
Leicester & Rutland 2 losses.
FINAL MATCHES ON FRIDAY
Kent v Cheshire
Glamorgan v Leicester & Rutland
EDINBURGH TEENAGER WINS WORLD BLIND GOLF TITLE AT WESTERWOOD
Cameron McDiarmid, a 16-year-old from Edinburgh, won the inaugural
world blind golf invitational championship over 36 holes at the
Westerwood Hotel & Resort course at Cumbernauld (on Tuesday
McDiarmid, who has a golf handicap of 28, won the title by eight
strokes with net scores of 72 and 73 for 145.
Runner-up was Mike Loten (England) with net scores of 71 and 82
Third was Grampian blind golf champion Ally Reid from Stonehaven
with net scores of 78 and 76 for 154.
Cameron's sighted caddie-guide was his father Jim who said: "We
are absolutely delighted that Cameron has achieved such a high standard
of golf in what is only his first season with the Scottish Blind
Golf Society. Cameron was very calm and collected during the competition.
It was only me that was very nervous."
Cameron said: "It was great to win this event and on such a
tricky course and I must thank my Dad. We have worked well as a
team this year and hopefully my golf will get better and my handicap
will come down over the next season."
The field for the two-day event was made up of 40 of the top blind
and vision-impaired golfers from a range of countries, including
United States, Japan, South Africa, Israel, France, Wales, England
The winner of the totally-blind category was Zohar Sharon from Israel
with net scores of 66 and 103 for 169.
Jim Gales, Cupar-based secretary of the Scottish Blind Golf Society,
was runner-up with net scores of 91 and 97 for 188. Philippe Bernegaud
(France) was third with 95 and 97 for 192.
TOP TWO CLASH ON OPENING DAY AT SCOTSCRAIG
Northern Counties and Fife, on paper the two strongest teams in
the four-cornered contest for the Scottish women's county championship,
will meet on the opening day of play at Scotscraig Golf Club on
Friday, September 19.
The other qualifiers are Ayrshire, who have not reached the national
finals since the 1960s, and Borders.
The order of play is:
Day 1 (Friday 19th Sept) Ayrshire v Borders, Northern Counties v
Day 2 (Saturday 20th Sept) Ayrshire v Northern Counties, Borders
Day 3 (Sunday 21st Sept) Northern Counties v Borders, Fife v Ayrshire
Wednesday 3rd September 2003
WEE ONES GATHER IN ST ANDREWS
The final of the PGA Wee Wonders Open golf championship 2003 will
be played over the Balgove course at St Andrews on Sunday, September
A total of 72 youngsters, aged from five to 12 years, from around
Great Britain and Ireland will gather for the final, which is the
culmination of six months of qualifying rounds and nine regional
Started in 1995 by Alasdair Good, now head professional at Gullane,
the PGA Wee Wonders tournament has become the biggest national golf
event for children aged 12 and under.
"We are delighted that the 2003 Wee Wonders Championship is
being held here at the Home of Golf," said Alan McGregor, general
manager at St Andrews Links Trust.
"We are active supporters of junior golf and looking forward
to welcoming the best young golfers from around Great Britain and
Ireland. It will certainly be an inspiration for our own youngsters."
Two members of St Andrews Links Junior Golf Association have qualified
for the final - seven-year-old Lauren Whyte and eight-year-old Ewan
Sandy Jones, Chief Executive at the PGA said:
"We are thrilled to offer support to this event which promotes
golf at its grassroots level. The PGA Wee Wonders Championship is
one of a number of initiatives that the PGA supports as part of
its overall aim to encourage more juniors to take up golf."
SUZUKI ALL IRELAND LADIES' SENIOR CUP FINALS 2003 - BLAINROE
FRIDAY 5TH & SATURDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER
Playoff: Friday 14.00 Carlow v Claremorris
08.30 Co Louth v Winner from Friday Playoff
09.20 Royal Portrush v Killarney
FINAL - Saturday 14.30
Tuesday 2nd September 2003
Midlothian Ladies' Autumn Meeting
Kirsten Blackwood (Glencorse) won the Lady Ford Cup for the best
scratch score in the Midlothian Ladies Autumn meeting today at Glencorse.
Her score of 70 matched the CSS, and would have been one better,
but for a bogey 5 on the last, when she drove onto a path. She said
the secret of her success was staying out of bunkers. (As one who
took 5 shots in one bunker today, I tend to agree with her)
The MacIntyre Trophy for the best net score was won by Linda Carter
(Torphin Hill) with an excellent net 63 off a handicap of 20.
Jennifer Bryans (Harburn) took the second scratch prize with a 73
on the better inward half from Fiona deVries (St Rule)
Results are on the MCLGA website
WALKER CUP NOT ALL TICKET NOW
PLANS to make this weekend's Walker Cup match at Ganton, Yorkshire
an all-ticket occasion have been scrapped by the R&A.
In order to satisfy public demand, spectators will be able to purchase
tickets at the gate on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets for each day cost £20.00 (£5 for Under-16s).
"We have decided to sell tickets at the gate so that as many
people as possible can see the best players from the U.S. and Great
Britain & Ireland competing for the Walker Cup, amateur golf's
greatest honour," said David Hill, championship secretary of
"We have enhanced the range of on-site catering and other spectator
facilities. On Saturday the foursomes commence at 8.00 a.m. and
the singles at 12.50 p.m. while on the Sunday the foursomes start
at 8.50 a.m. and the singles at 1.25p.m. Car parking will again
Garth McGimpsey, Captain of the GB&I team is hoping for a strong
home support to boost the chances of a third successive win.
READY TO SPARKLE FOR FIFE IN COUNTY FINALS
YOUNG Krystle Caithness (St Regulus) will make her debut for Fife
in the Scottish women's county championship finals at Scotscraig
from September 19 to 21. The 14-year-old Scotland girl international,
who reached the final of the BP Scottish girls' match-play championship
at Newmachar in July, takes the place of Louise Kenney (Pitreavie).
Miss Kenney is flying home from Ohio State College to play for Scotland
in the women's home internationals at Cruden Bay the previous week
but she has to return to the United States without delay to fulfil
her college golf team commitments.
Fife have won the Scottish county title only twice in the 32-year
history of the tournament - at Dumfries & Co Golf Club in 1975
and at Prestonfield, Edinburgh in 1995. The team is: Lorna Bennett
(Ladybank), Krystle Caithness (St Regulus), Jocelyn Carthew (Balbirnie
Park), Jean Duncan (Balbirnie Park), Lorna Fury (Thornton), Fiona
Lockhart (St Regulus), Katrine Milne (Dunfermline), Elaine Moffat
(St Regulus). Reserves: Emma Wilson (Elie & Earlsferry).
SVLGA (Northern Division) Edzell (CSS 73) Stableford.
Mrs J Still (Aberdeen Ladies) (16) 39pt; Mrs A Smart (Banchory)
(5), Mrs Y Elrick (Aberdeen Ladies) (17), Mrs M Miller (Aberdeen
Ladies) (13) 38. Senior prize Mrs V Edward (Deeside) (17) 35.
Mrs B Orr (Murcar) (24) 42pt; Mrs M F Anderson (Newmachar) (23),
Mrs R Keith (Alyth) (21) 39; Mrs C Kane (Murcar) (22) 36. Senior
prize Mrs H Fowlie (Cruden Bay) (25) 33.
IS SCOTLAND'S AMATEUR GOLF OF YEAR
Stuart Wilson, pictured right, Forfar Golf Club's most famous player
since Sandy Saddler, will follow in his footsteps as a Walker Cup
player this weekend with the honour of being Scotland's Amateur
Golfer of the Year 2003.
The Scottish Golf Union announced yesterday (Tuesday) that the 26-year-old
Wilson had amassed the biggest points total in the history of the
SGU Order of Merit - 700 -- and had won the title by a big margin
from Jamie McLeary (Leven GS), 523.50, and third-placed Graham Gordon
(Newmachar), 500.71. Gordon was "Golfer of the Year" in
Stuart also headed the Scottish Golf Rankings with a stroke average
of minus 2.88 against the CSS in 26 competitive rounds during the
Newly-wed Wilson has enjoyed his best season since he came back
into the amateur ranks after a very brief spell as an assistant
professional. The Abertay University graduate in sports and leisure
management won the Lytham Trophy and the South-east District Open
by seven shots at the weekend as well as achieving top 10 finishes
in the St Andrews Links Trophy and the Scottish open stroke-play
He was favourite to win the Scottish amateur championship at The
Duke's Course, St Andrews at the end of July but lost in the 36-hole
final to Graham Gordon.
Murrayshall greenkeeper Glenn Campbell (Blairgowrie), a past Scottish
mid-amateur champion who will be making his debut in the home internationals
at Ballybunion later this month, finished fourth in the Order of
Leading final totals:
|SGU ORDER OF MERIT
1 Stuart Wilson (Forfar) 700.
2 Jamie McLeary (Leven GS) 523.50.
3 Graham Gordon (Newmachar) 500.71.
4 Glenn Campbell (Blairgowrie) 390.83.
5 George Murray (Earlsferry Th) 325.83.
6 Craig Watson (East Renfrewshire) 320.
7 Neil MacRae (Cawder) 281.66
8 Eric Ramsay (Carnoustie) 257.50.
9 Andrew McArthur (Windyhill) 255.
10 Jonathan King (Cardross) 240.
11 Jack Doherty (Vale of Glamorgan) 220.
12 David Inglis (Glencorse) 207.50.
13 Thomas Gilchrist (Falkirk Tryst) 165.
14 Wallace Booth (Crieff) 155.
15 Bryan Innes (Murcar) 137.50.
|SCOTTISH GOLF RANKING
1 Stuart Wilson (Forfar) -2.88.
2 Jamie McLeary (Leven GS) -1.19.
3 Glenn Campbell (Blairgowrie) -1.18.
4 Graham Gordon (Newmachar) -0.92.
5 Craig Watson (East Renfrewshire) -0.58.
6 Steven Armstrong (Turnhosue) -0.56.
7 Neil MacRae (Cawder) -0.47.
8 Jonathan King (Cardross) -0.37.
9 Eric Ramsay (Carnoustie) -0.29.
10 George Murray (Earlsferry Th) -0.26.
11 Andrew McArthur (Windyhill) 0.16
12 Mike Thomson (Torwoodlee) 0.21
13 Graeme Brown (Royal Montrose) 0.26.
14 Craig Gordon (Ratho Park) 0.44.
15 Neil Mitchell (Murcar) 0.50.
Monday 1st September 2003
Scotland v England Schools International
SCOTS SCHOOLGIRLS WIN AGAIN BUT BOYS LOSE AGAIN TO OLD ENEMY
SCOTLAND schoolgirls beat their English counterparts for the second
year in a row but the Scots boys went down to their ninth defeat
in a row in yesterday's annual schools golf international matches
at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel Golf & Country Club near Peebles.
England's boys took a 4-2 lead in the morning foursomes and built
on that advantage by winning the singles 7 1/2-4 1/2.
Scotland's most productive players in the boys section were Garry
Wood (Chryston High), beaten finalist in this year's BP Scottish
boys' match-play championship, and Jordan Findlay (Fraserburgh Academy).
They were successful in the morning foursomes and finished with
100 per cent records by winning their singles ties.
Other Scots who won in the afternoon were Darren Gould (Glenwood
High) and Bobby Rushford (Graeme High). Rushford, from Falkirk,
will be competing in the Nick Faldo Junior Series Final at Brocket
Hall Golf Club, Herts over the next three days.
Scotland's schoolgirls won 5 1/2-3 1/2 after edging ahead 2-1 in
the morning foursomes and then taking the singles 3 1/2-2 1/2.
Double winners for the Scots were Lesley Hendry (Largs Academy),
Scottish schoolgirls champion Kylie Walker (Glasgow Academy) and
team captain Dawn Dewar (Monifieth High).
SCOTLAND BOYS 7 1/2, ENGLAND BOYS 11 1/2
S Hislop (Selkirk High) & M Love (Stranraer Acad) lost to N
Olson (Kent) & S Foster (Warwicks) 6 and 4; R Lando (Dalziel
High) & G Wood (Chryston High) beat C Paisley (Northumberland)
& A Meads (Somerset) 2 and 1; R Graham (Balfron High) &
D Gould (Glenwood High) lost to R Strange (Notts) & J Bandurak
(Staffs) 2 and 1; B Rushford (Graeme High) & E Hogarth (Peebles
High) lost to E Cox (Beds) & G Benson (Beds) 1 hole; J Findlay
(Fraserburgh Acad) & G Ingram (Inverurie Acad) beat S Walsh
(Lancs) & A Butcher (Lancs) 5 and 4; I Menzies (Largs Acad)
& A Ferguson (Lenzie Acad) lost to J Palmer (Leicestershire)
& M Round (Cambs) 1 hole (2-4).
Hislop lost to Olson 4 and 3, Love lost to Foser 1 hole, Lando halved
with Strange, Gould beat Meads 2 and 1, Graham lost to Cox 8 and
6, Ingram lost to Bandurak 2 holes, Rushford beat Paisley 1 hole,
Wood beat Walsh 2 and 1, Ferguson lost to Benson 2 and 1, Menzies
lost to Round 5 and 4, Findlay beat Palmer 1 hole, Hogarth lost
to Butcher 4 and 3 (4 1/2-7 1/2).
SCOTLAND GIRLS 5 1/2, ENGLAND GIRLS 3 1/2
G Webster (Glasgow High) & L Hendry (Largs Acad) beat E Sheffield
(Lincs) & S Purdy (Lincs) 1 hole; A Edwards (Boroughmuir High)
& K Caithness (Waid Acad) lost to B Dowell (Somerset) &
R Jennings (Staffs) 5 and 3; D Dewar (Monifieth High) & K Walker
(Glasgow Acad) beat L Harvey (Yorks) & K-A Haskell (Dorset)
4 and 2 (2-1).
Walker beat Sheffield 5 and 4, Dewar beat Haskell 3 and 2, Caithness
halved with Purdy, Edwards lost to Harvey 3 and 1, Webster lost
to Jennings 5 and 4, Hendry beat Dowell 5 and 3 (3 1/2-2 1/2).
Jocelyn Carthew wins Ness Open
Well, for once the SLGA website beat me to it!
Jocelyn Carthew (Ladybank), pictured right, with a two round total
of 148, won the Ness Open at Inverness Golf Club yesterday by one
stroke from Cara Gruber (University of Stirling). Elaine Cuthill
(Lanark) led by 4 strokes after a sparkling 68 in the morning, but
slumped to a 82 in the afternoon and took third place. Once again
Pam Mackay (Royal Dornoch) features near the top of the leaderboard
in fourth place. It's good to see you back Pam!
Jocelyn Carthew Ladybank 73 75 148
2 Cara Gruber University of Stirling 72 77 149
3 Elaine Cuthill Lanark 68 82 150
4 Pam Mackay Royal Dornoch 77 74 151
5 Susan Wood Drumpellier 78 77 155
6 Lynne Terry Cruden Bay 76 81 157
7 Jenny Milne Elgin 79 79 158
8 Jennifer Jenkins Ralston 79 80 159
9 Kerri Harper Inverness 83 77 160
10 Christine McAndrew Nairn Dunbar 80 80 160
11 Maureen Skinner Gourock 83 78 161
12 Lyn Macpherson Deeside 86 77 163
13 Gillian McGinlay Cochrane Castle 85 79 164
14 Kelsey MacDonald Nairn Dunbar 87 79 166
15 Roseanne Niven Crieff 82 86 168
16 Marian Howieson Inverness 91 78 169
17 Eleanor Fisken Nairn 86 83 169
18 Morag Key Ralston 84 85 169
19 Norma Scrimgeour Muir of Ord 88 84 172
20 Emma Fairnie Minto 85 87 172
Schools International Match
O'HARA DROPS OUT OF SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL
Paul O'Hara, one of the top golf prospects in the country and a
pupil at Taylor High, Motherwell, has dropped out of the Scotland
team for today's (Monday) schools golf international against England
at Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Country Club, Peebles.
The reason is Paul has qualified to take part in the Nick Faldo
Junior Series Grand Final at Brocket Hall, Herts from tomorrow (Tuesday)
Curiously enough, Bobby Rushford, who has also won his way through
to the Nick Faldo event, has decided he can play in both. Alan Ferguson
(Lenzie Academy) takes O'Hara's place.
England have had much the better of this annual contest in recent
years, probably because their regulations permit the selection of
schoolboys and schoolgirls at sixth form colleges, which generally
means they are 19 years old.
The Scottish Schools Golf Association adheres to the Under-18 rule
which applies in boys and girls' tournaments in the British Isles.
SCOTLAND _ Simon Hislop, Richard Graham, Ewan Hogarth, Darren Gould,
Greg Ingram, Martin Love, Bobby Rushford, Iain Menzies, Jordan Findlay,
Ross Lando, Garry Wood, Alan Ferguson.
ENGLAND _ John Bandurak, Graham Benson, Andrew Butcher, Eddie Cox,
Sam Foster, Adam Meads, Nick Olson, Chris Paisley, Jason Palmer,
Michael Round, Richard Strange, Simon Walsh.
SCOTLAND _ Kylie Walker, Lesley Hendry, Krystle Caithness, Gemma
Webster, Amanda Edwards, Dawn Dewar.
ENGLAND _ Becky Dowell, Laura Harvey, Kerry-Ann Haskell, Rachel
Jennings, Sarah Purdy, Emma Sheffield.
Bell (Whitecraigs) wins Renfrewshire County Junior Girls Championship
(Gwladys Manson Bowl) at Old Ranfurly Golf Club yesterday. (from
It was a very close contest in the afternoon final between Dawn
and Megan with a better ball of level par 37 on the outward nine.
14 year old Megan was one up going to the 12th and then 17 year
old Dawn had a brilliant run of 3 pars. She then birdied the difficult
Old Ranfurly 15th to go 2 up. Megan hung on by slotting a long putt
on the 16th for her par to half the hole and finally a half in 5
at the 17th was enough for Dawn to win the final by 2 and 1
Beth Paterson (Junior Secretary) refereed the final. Beaten semifinalists,
Alison Mitchell and Gillian Mullen caddied for Dawn and Megan.
Support for the girls was also there from the walking wounded County
Champion Claire-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) and Linzi Graham (Ralston).
SEMI FINAL (Played in the morning)
Dawn Bell (Whitecraigs) won against Alison Mitchell (Ranfurly Castle)
Megan Briggs (Ranfurly Castle) won against Gillian Mullen ( Paisley)
Dawn Bell and Megan Briggs
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