Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Pamela plays well in Royal Birkdale Scratch Trophy

Pamela Pretswell finished joint third in the 36 hole Royal Birkdale Scratch Trophy today with a 6 under par total of 144.
Pamela has had to turn down the chance to be in Scotland's team of three for the women's world amateur team championship (Espirito Santo Trophy) at Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 20 to 23.
"My university commitments in the final year of my honours degree meant that I had to declare myself as being unavailable for selection," said Pamela.
The new European Golf Association women's rankings have Pamela at ninth and Scottish champion Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) at No 10.
Pamela is 15 under par for her last 14 competitive rounds and her handicap is now +3.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Wet Day for Autumn Meeting

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At Carnwath Golf Club today the condition of the course was very good but unfortunately the conditions overhead were poor resulting in the competition being reduced to 9 holes.
The prizewinners were:
1. Jennifer Wiles and Margaret Porteous
2. Elaine Morris and Jean Meikle
3. Liz Lees and May Hughes

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Pat has qualified for Crieff

Pat Hutton qualified in second place for the Grand Final of the SLGA medal in the South West Regional final at Thornhill Golf Club today. She had a round of 72, 1 under the CSS of 73.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Pamela is British Champion

Champion Pamela-click to enlarge Photograph courtesy of LGU
Pamela Pretswell, won the British women's open amateur stroke-play championship in an exciting finish at Tenby Golf Club, South Wales today.
The tournament was reduced to three rounds after a 2hr 30min suspension of play from 9am to 11.30am while a violent thunder and lightning storm raged over the course.
The joint overnight leaders, Pamela Pretswell and Chrisje De Vries ( Netherlands ), did not set out for the third round until 12.30 which meant there would not have been enough daylight left for the field to play 36 holes on the final day.
Curtis Cup reserve and the 2008 Welsh girls champion, Amy Boulden (Maesdu), whose 17th birthday was earlier this month, moved up from third place, one off the pace, at the start of the round to take the lead with an outward 37 to Pretswell’s 39 and 45 by De Vries.
Boulden was still in the lead with two holes.
Pretswell was hanging on with a birdie at the 10th but bogeys at the 11th, 14th, 15th and 16th in none-too-easy conditions kept her playing second fiddle.
Then came a decisive two-stroke swing in the Scot’s favour. While leader Boulden bogeyed the short 17th, Pretswell was able to get a birdie 2. That put Pamela in front and she increased her winning margin to three shots by parring the last after Boulden had bogeyed it.
So Pretswell finished with a two-over-par total of 218, made up of rounds of 72, 74 and 72.
Boulden finished second on five-over 221 with scores of 68, 79 and 75.
Very well done Pamela.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Scottish Open Day 2 Results

The totals after today's second round at Archerfield are:

Par 144 (2x72)
142 Jeehae Lee (South Korea) 72 70.
143 Trish Johnson (England) 69 74.
145 Nikki Garrett (Australia) 71 74, Rebecca Coakley (Team Ireland) 75 70, Sophie Walker (England) 75 70, Stefania Croce (Italy) 71 74, Christel Boeljon (Golf Team Holland) 70 75.
146 Virginie Lagoutte-Clement (France) 72 74, Stacy Lee Bregman (South Africa) 70 76.
147 Georgina Simpson (England) 75 72, Cassandra Kirkland (France) 77 70, Caroline Masson (Germany) 74 73, Becky Brewerton (Wales) 74 73, Hannah Jun (US) 76 71.
148 Lisa Hall (England) 74 74 ,Vikki Laing (Kings Acre Academy) 74 74, Lee-Anne Pace (South Africa) 76 72.
149 Mhairi McKay (Aberdeen Asset Management) 73 76, Maria Boden (Sweden) 74 75, Krystle Caithness (Scotland) 73 76, Caroline Afonso (France) 73 76, Felicity Johnson (Harborne GC) 75 74.
150 Carly Booth (Nike) 77 73, Veronica Zorzi (Italy) 76 74, Hanna-Leena Salonen (Finland) 76 74 »»
Anna Rossi (Italy) 71 79, Anne-Lise Caudal (France) 75 75, Kylie Walker (The Carrick on Loch Lomond) 73 77.
151 Rebecca Hudson (England) 75 76, Lydia Hall (Wales) 76 75, Jessica Ji (South Korea) 76 75,
Elizabeth Bennett (Brokenhurst Manor GC) 75 76, Ana Larraneta (Spain) 76 75.
152 Frances Bondad (Australia) 75 77, Lynn Kenny (Archerfield Links) 73 79, Ashleigh Simon (South Africa) 77 75.
153 Emma Cabrera-Bello (Spain) 79 74, Josefin Leijon (Sweden) 78 75.
154 Bettina Hauert (Germany) 78 76, Martina Gillen (Team Ireland) 77 77, Pamela Feggans (Scotland) 74 80, Morgana Robbertze (South Africa) 82 72, Stefanie Michl (Austria) 74 80.
155 Margherita Rigon (Italy) 82 73, Dana Lacey-Johnson (Australia) 75 80, Laurette Maritz (South Africa) 78 77, Kate Combes (Australia) 76 79.
156 Karen Lunn (Australia) 74 82, Kathryn Imrie (Scotland) 75 81, Heather MacRae (Downfield) 77 79, Clare Queen (The Carrick on Loch Lomond) 81 75.
157 Beth Allen (US) 76 81.
158 Claire Aitken (Mid Kent GC) 77 81, Tandi Cuningham (South Africa) 80 78.
159 Hannah Ralph (Cowdray Park GC) 85 74.
160 Titiya Plucksataporn (Thailand) 82 78. »
162 Jenni Kuosa (Finland) 83 79, Camille Fallay (France) 87 75.
163 Ludivine Kreutz (France) 80 83.
166 Breanne Loucks (Wales) 78 88.

Pamela in joint lead in British Women's Open Amateur Strokeplay

At the end of a day of unrelenting rain Pamela Pretswell and Chrisje De Vries from the Netherlands led the 42 qualifiers with totals of 15-over-par 159 or better into Friday’s final two rounds.
They are both on two-over-par 146, Pamela after a second-round, two-over-par 74, one of the best scores in the awful weather, and Chrisje after a 78.
Well done Pamela. We wish you well tomorrow.
Par 144 (2x74).
146 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 72 74, Chrisje De Vries (Ned) 68 78.
147 Amy Boulden (Maesdu) 68 79.
148 Line Vedel Hansen (Den) 76 72, Bronte Law (Bramhall) 76 72.
151 Pia Halbit (Ger) 73 78, Alexandra Bonetti (Fra) 74 77.
152 Lara Katzy (Ger) 71 81.
153 Ann Lindner (Ger) 75 78, Heidi Baek (Felixstowe Ferry) 76 77, Charlotte Ellis (Minchinhampton) 78 75.
154 Charlotte Wild (Mere) 76 78, Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 78 76, Vicki Troeltsch (Germany) 78 76, Lauren Taylor (Woburn) 75 79.
155 Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield) 78 77, Nikkii Foster (Pleasington) 77 78, Hayley Davis (Ferndown) 82 73, Gemma Bradbury (Cottrell Park) 72 83.
156 Julie Yang (Kings Acre) 75 81, Nina Holleder (Germany) 74 82, Gillian O'Leary (Cork) 70 86.
157 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 82 75, Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 80 77, Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) 75 82, Jerry Lawrence (Rochester and Cobham 77 80, Katie Bradbury (Cottrell Park) 79 78, Rachel Drummond (Beaconsfield) 80 77, Noemi Jimenez (Spain), Alexandra Peters (Notts), Camilla Hedberg (Spain) 74 83, Tara Davies (Holyhead) 73 84.
158 Danielle McVeigh (Royal Co Down Ladies) 81 77, Lucy Gould (Bargoed) 78 80, Marieke Nivard (Netherlands) 77 81, Charley Hull (Kettiering) 73 85.
159 Fanny Vuigner (Switzerland) 76 83, Stephanie Kirchmayr (Germany) 76 83, Lucy Williams (Mid Herts) 82 77, Samantha Birks (Wolstanton) 76 83, Karlijn Zaanen (Netherlands) 76 83, Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 78 81.

Xscape Ski Night

Date of our trip to Xscape Braehead is, by popular demand, Sunday 29th Aug.
You can ski from 6pm to 10pm - Cost £18. (Ski’s & Boots are included in price). Suggest we meet at 7pm or, if you prefer to come earlier, we will meet you on the slope.You must be a competent skier (ability to turn) before you are allowed on the slope. Gloves must be worn. Bring warm socks and wear warm clothing as it can be cold.
Bring a friend, the more the merrier or if you don’t ski, come along and watch from the comfort of the bar (Admittance free).
For further info contact Anne Lloyd 0141 779 3581 or go to website Snowzoneuk.com

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Louise wins Bronze Division in West Regional Medal Finals

Louise Fleming, a member of Strathaven Golf Club and LLCGA, won the Bronze Division of the SLGA Regional Medal Final- West Division at East Kilbride Golf Club today in which 100 competed. She had a 4 under par 69, 5 under the CSS of 74 to win by 5 strokes. She qualifies to play in the Grand Final at Crieff on 5 September.

In the silver division Joyce Chalmers, East Kilbride finished in third place with a 71, beaten for a qualifying second place by a better inward half.

Mhairi makes a good start in Scottish Open

In the first round of the Ladies Scottish Open at Archerfield Links today Mhairi Mckay had a 1 over par 73, 4 shots behind the leader, Trish Johnston.

Pamela in 5th place at British Amateur Championship

Pamela Pretswell kept up her recent good form to finish the opening day of the British women’s open amateur stroke-play golf championship at Tenby, South Wales in a share of fifth place.
She shot a level par of 72 in windy conditions for the early starters and would have been that bit closer to Chrisje De Vries (Netherlands) and Amy Boulden (Maesdu) – joint leaders on 68 – had she not bogeyed the 15th and 18th.
Pamela also ran up a double bogey 6 at the 11th but, on the bright side, she had a bag of five birdies: at the long first, the third, the 10th, the 13th, and the long 14th in halves of 36.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Susan is winner and other Lanarkshire Members do well at County Open Meeting

Susan Wood had a level par 72 today to win the Scottish Ladies Golfing Association County Open Meeting at Duff House Royal Golf Club.
Susan matched the par and CSS with a good round of 72 to head a field of 75. She pipped Lesley Lloyd by one stroke with Aberdeenshire women’s county champion, Sammy Leslie third with a 77.
In the Silver Division handicap section, Anne Keddie (Ladies Panmure Barry) won the top prize with a net 68 off 15, a shot ahead of Fiona Scott (Bothwell Castle) who plays off five.
The two prizewinners in the Bronze Division were Nita Dervish-Uman (Kemnay) and Florence Allan (Kemnay).
Nita and Florence both had scratch 98s. Nita had the better inward half to win the scratch trophy and Florence’s net 66 off 32 won her the handicap award.
This is Duff House Royal Golf Club's Centenary Year.
Leading returns:
Par 72, CSS 72.
Silver Division – Scratch
72 Susan Wood (Drumpellier).
73 Lesley Lloyd (Hayston).
77 Sammy Leslie (Westhll).
Anne Keddie (Ladies Panmure Barry) (15) 68; Fiona Scott (Bothwell Castle) (5) 69; Jackie Green (Huntly) (17) 70; Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes) (7) better inward half, Claire Dingwall (Muir of Ord) (11) 71.
Bronze Division – Scratch
98 Nita Dervish-Uman (Kemnay) (better inward half).
Florence Allan (Nairn) (32) 66.

Well done girls!

Monday, 16 August 2010

Draw for Autumn Meeting on 23 August

  • The draw for the Autumn Meeting at Carnwath Golf Club on Monday 23 August is published below.
  • If you find you are unable to play please contact Jean Macintyre.
  • Remember to arrive in time for hot filled rolls before playing.

  • Tuesday, 10 August 2010

    Some recent successes by Lanarkshire members

    In the Civil Service Golf Championship last week Jane Lees was runner up.

    In the Riccarton Rose Bowl on Sunday at Hamilton Golf Club Susan Wood with rounds of 71 and 74 finished two shots behind the winner Jane Turner. She finished in third place only due to a poorer second round. Well done Susan.
    Lauren D'Ambrosia won the handicap prize
    143 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 71 72.
    145 Rebecca Wilson (Grange) 73 72, Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 71 74.
    146 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 71 75.
    148 Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) 73 75, Claire Hargan (Mortonhall) 72 76.
    152 Jennifer Linklater (Largs) 78 74, Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 75 77.
    155 Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 83 72, Sammy Leslie (Westhill) 77 78.
    156 Angela Devine (Hamilton) 77 79.
    157 Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride) 78 79, Emma Caddow (Strathaven) 77 80.
    158 Susan McGrenaghan (Mount Ellen) 78 80, Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 78 80, Louise MacGregor (Falkirk) 78 80.
    159 Lauren D'Ambrosio (Carluke) 80 79, Patricia Davidson (Erskine) 77 82, Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Caledonia) 77 82.
    160 Lucy McNulty (Dalmally]) 80 80.
    161 Louise McGillivray (Banchory) 79 82, Emma Bisset (Earlsferry Thistle) 78 83.
    163 Jenny Jenkins (Ralston) 79 84, Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe) 77 86.
    165 Ashley Smith (Monifieth) 81 84.
    167 Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) 86 81, Jennifer Allan (Hamilton) 82 85,Clara Young (North Berwick) 81 86.
    169 Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes) 85 84, Hannah Robb (Strathmore) 81 88.
    173 Sue Dalrymple (Craigielaw) 88 85.
    183 Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill) 87 96.
    187 Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine) 96 91.
    NR Ruth McIntyre (Windyhill) 86 NR.

    Friday, 6 August 2010

    Scotland runners-up in Girls Home Internationals

    England showed no mercy in beating Wales 9-0 to keep the Stroyan Cup with a third successive title win in the Girls Home International Matches at Bangor Golf Club, Northern Ireland. They won all three of their matches in impressive style with a young squad.
    Scotland claimed the Swansea Spoon as runners-up for the second year in a row. They beat Ireland 5 1/2-3 1/2 to finish with two wins to their credit.
    Ireland 3 1/2, SCOTLAND 5 1/2
    Foursomes (1 ½-1 ½)
    Emma O’Driscoll and Laura Grant bt Eilidh Briggs and Rachael Watton 5 and 4.
    Laura McCarthy and Amy Farrell lost to Hannah McCook and Gabrielle MacDonald 1 hole.
    Paula Grant and Jessica Carty halved with Alyson McKechin and Rachael Taylor.
    Singles (4-2)
    O’Driscoll lost to Watton 4 and 2.
    Carty lost to Lesley Atkins 4 and 3.
    Laura Grant bt McKechin 1 hole..
    Sarah Helly bt MacDonald.2 holes
    Anna Courtney lost to Ailsa Summers 2 holes.
    McCarthy lost to McCook 7 and 5.
    1 England 3pt.
    2 Scotland 2pt.
    3 Wales 1 pt.
    4 Ireland 0pt.

    Tri Am Results

    winning team-click to enlarge Winning Team- Margaret, Anna & Marion
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    Eleven teams participated in an enjoyable Tri Am today at Cambuslang Golf Club. The course was in very good condition and the bar and catering staff as always looked after us very well. As a result of a raffle £148 was raised for the funds.

    Ten of our more senior members also participated in a 12 hole putting competition which was won by Helen Hamilton.

    Results of Tri Am:

    1. Anna Crichton, Margaret Brown and Marion Brodie 61

    2. Morag Macdonald, Caroline Smith and Winnie Cossar 63

    3. Pat Casey, Jean Hamilton and Roxy Brown 64

    Thursday, 5 August 2010

    Scottish Vets retain the Miller-Stirling Salver

    The Scottish Vets team in which May Hughes played a successful part, retained the Miller- Stirling Trophy today at Seascale Golf Club by defeating England North 6-2. Yesterday they halved with Midlands and on Tuesday they defeated England South 6-3.

    For a full report go to the East Vets website.

    England too strong for Scottish Girls

    Scottish Girls Team-click to enlarge
    The Scottish Girls Team with Rory McIlroy -- Photo Courtesy of the LGU

    Scotland lost to England on day 2 of the Girls Home Internationals at Bangor Golf Club, Northern Ireland today .
    After a promising morning, when they shared the foursomes with title-holders England, the Scots had no answer to the skill of their opponents in the singles.
    England won five out of six for a 6 ½-2 ½ victory to make them overwhelming favourites to win the Stroyan Cup for a third year in a row.
    They complete their programme with a match against Wales who beat Ireland 7-2.
    SCOTLAND 2 1/2, ENGLAND 6 1/2
    Foursomes (1 ½-1 ½)
    Eilidh Briggs and Rachael Watton bt Alexandra Peters and Elizabeth Mallett 3 and 1.
    Hannah McCook and Gabrielle MacDonald halved with Lauren Taylor and Georgia Hall.
    Lesley Atkins and Alyson McKechin lost to Heidi Baek and Emily Taylor 2 and 1
    Singles (1-5)
    Watton lost to Davis 1 hole.
    Rachael Taylor lost to Baek 4 and 3.
    McCook lost to Hall 6 and 4.
    Ailsa Summers lost to Bronte Law 2 and 1.
    MacDonald bt Emily Taylor 2 holes.
    Briggs lost to Lauren Taylor 8 and 6.

    Yesterday Scotland beat Wales 6-3
    FOURSOMES (2 ½-1/2)
    Eilidh Briggs and Rachael Watton bt Kelly Miller and Chloe Williams 1 hole.
    Hannah McCook and Gabrielle MacDonald halved with Amy Boulden and India Friswell.
    Lesley Atkins and Rachael Taylor bt Katie Bradbury and Rachel Lewis 2 and 1.
    SINGLES (3 ½-2 1/2)
    Watton bt Boulden 1 hole.
    Atkins lost to Bradbury 3 and 2.
    Alyson Mckechin lost to Williams 5 and 4.
    McCook bt Miller 7 and 5.
    Ailsa Summers halved with Friswell
    Briggs bt Lewis 4 and 3
    England defeated Ireland 71/2 -1 1/2

    England 2pt, Scotland 1pt, Wales 1pt, Ireland 0pt.
    England v Wales, Scotland v Ireland.

    Sunday, 1 August 2010

    Pamela finishes second in Austrian Women's Open Championship

    Pamela Pretswell finished second in the Austrian women's amateur golf championship at Murhof Golf Club today.
    She looked on course for a victory when she opened the 72-hole tournament with a nine-birdie round of six-under-par 66.
    She was still leading the international field by one shot going into the final round but was caught over the last two holes by Klara Spilkova (Czech Republic) who birdied six of the last 11 holes for a 66 and a 10-under-par total of 278.
    Pretswell, in her final round, bogeyed the eighth, birdied the 10th and 12th ... but had to settle for pars at the last six holes. She finished with a 71 for nine-under 279.
    Leading final totals:
    278 Klara Spilkova (Czech Rep) 71 70 71 66.
    279 Pamela Pretswell (Sco) 66 72 70 71.
    280 Sarah Schober (Aut) 71 71 68 70.
    282 Tereza Vavruskova (Czech Rep) 73 69 67 73