Friday, 29 July 2011

Pamela misses cut by 1 shot

Pamela Pretswell-click to enlarge Thank you to Carol Fell for photograph

In the Ricoh Women's British Championship at Carnoustie Pamela Pretswell was 2 under after 6 and level par after 14 but bogied the 15th and 16th , birdied the 17th but bogied the 18th to finish on a 2 over par 74 and to sadly miss the cut by 1 stroke.

Catriona Mathews(-5) , Janice Moodie(-2) and Kylie Walker(par) did make the cut.
Stirling student Kelsey MacDonald, in the end, outclassed her contemporaries in winning the Scottish Under-21 girls' stroke-play championsip for a record fourth year in a row by the commanding margin of six strokes at Cardross Golf Club today .
Nairn Dunbar GC member Kelsey came into the tournament on a low, having failed - not by much - to be among the 18 qualifiers at Panmure for the Ricoh British Women's Open championship at Carnoustie.
That perhaps explained her opening round of one-over-par 75 in the junior women's championship which left her joint eighth. But Kelsey banished the blues in no uncertain fashion after that.
She covered the remaining 36 holes in eight under par with a pair of 70s for a seven-under-par winning total of 215
Rachael Taylor finished in 9th place on 229
Emily Glencorse won the third round under 15 handicap prize with a net 69. Well done Emily.
Par 222 (3x74) 3rd round CSS 74
215 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 75 70 70.
221 Nichola Ferguson (Clober) 75 73 73.
222 Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) 75 74 73, Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield) 76 72 74, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 71 74 77.
223 Paige Kemp (Boyce Hill) 73 76 74,
225 Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick) 73 75 77.
226 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 72 77 77.
229 Rachel Taylor (Germany) 76 77 76.
231 Ailsa Bain (Peebles) 82 74 75, Charlotte Austwick (Fulford) 79 77 75, Rebecca Wilson (Grange) 82 73 76, Alice Boothroud (Rudding Park) 73 82 76.
232 Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry) 76 77 79,Nicola Rawlinson (Royal Birkdale) 79 75 78.
233 Emma Clegg (Clitheroe) 80 75 78, Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne) 79 77 77, Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe) 79 79 75.
234 Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) 76 78 80.
235 Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 78 77 80, Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) 77 81 77, Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) 77 77 81, Katerina Slukova (Olomouc) 77 84 74.
236 Jordana Graham (Southerness) 79 75 82.
238 Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) 81 79 78.
240 Jorden Ferrie (Kirkintilloch) 82 76 82, Emma Greenlees (Dumfries and Galloway) 79 79 82, Ashley Smith (Monfieth) 79 82 79
242 Tara MacTaggart (Minto) 74 81 87.
243 Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 83 76 84, Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) 82 80 81, Gillian Scanlan (Hamilton) 82 80 81..
244 Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) 80 81 83, Louise McGillivray (Banchory) 76 85 83, Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride) 81 82 81, Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes) 79 85 80, Tegan Seivwright (Deeside) 84 81 79,Kirstin Scott (Milngavie) 84 84 76
245 Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 71 85 89, Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 82 79 84, Lesley Cosh (Cowglen) 79 82 79..
246 Sophie Myles (Ilkley) 77 82 77, Rebecca McGeehan (Germany) 80 85 81.
247 Heather Munro (Monifieth) 83 78 86, Katie Reid (Monifiet) 79 87 81..
249 Eleanor Tunn (Reay) 84 81 84.
251 Gillian Arnott (Largs) 83 86 82, Nicola Taylor (Dunnikier Park) 82 89 90, Alison Goodwin (Glenbervie) 90 82 79.
252 Gillian Simpson (Elie and Earlsferry) 76 85 91, Rachel Polson (Peterculter) 90 80 82, Shannen McGuire (Canmore) 84 88 80.
253 Emily Aird (Strathmore) 82 88 83.
254 Alexandra Tait (St Reguolus) 82 88 84
255 Claire Gadsby (Crieff) 82 86 87.
258 Sophie Maguire (St Regulus) 86 85 87.
259 Amelia Taylor (St Annes Old Links) 89 83 87.
262 Hannah Robb (Strathmore ) 89 82 91.
263 Jessica Dalgetty (Glencorse) 97 82 84.
264 Mirren Fraser (Powfoot) 88 88 88.
269 Emma Kennedy (Paisley) 91 87 91.
271 Heather Neilson (Grenburn) 91 90 90

Selected Other Scores
274 Eva O'Connor ( Bothwell Castle) 96 90 88
284 Ellie Bryce ( Strathaven) 95 99 90
298 Emily Glencorse ( Millport) 107, 103, 88

Draw for Tri Am

The draw for the Tri Am Competition at Cambuslang Golf Club on Friday 5th August is published below. Please arrive early in case of changes to times and please remember to bring a raffle prize.
Tri-Am Cambuslang Fri 5th August.
Team No. Time Names Club
1 9.30 am T McPherson Langlands

J MacIntyre Strathaven
F Allan Hamilton
2 9.37 am S McGrenaghan Mt Ellen
M Loughrey Crowwood
J Watt Airdrie

3 9.45 am A Prentice Bothwell Castle
K Cherrie Mt Ellen
D Loudon Strathaven
4 9.52am A McEwan Hayston
C Smith Strathaven
H Shaw Carluke

5 10.00 P Casey Mt Ellen
M Brodie Strathaven
R Brown Hamilton
6 10.07 C Main Hayston
M Porter Strathaven
A Morrison Carluke

7 10.15 K Lyons Kirkhill
R Wilson Carluke
A Pardoe Strathaven
8 10.22 M McDonald Langlands
M Craig Strathaven
W Cossar Drumpellier

9 10.30 I Robertson East Kilbride
J Glass Drumpellier
J Strain Cathkin Braes
10 10.37 A Burden Cambuslang
A Beaton East Kilbride
M Porteous Drumpellier

11 10.45 N Wilson Strathaven
B Smith East Kilbride

A Gliksten Strathaven

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Well done Pamela

Pamela Pretswell had an excellent level par round in the Ricoh Women's British Championship at Carnoustie Golf Club today.
Kylie Walker is also on level par while Catriona Matthew is -2.
To see an interview with Pamela Pretswell at Carnoustie go to the LGU website.

Junior Open Stroke Play Championship Round 2

After overnight rain we were lucky to have another dry day at Cardross GC. Rachael Taylor is now joint 10th after a round of 77 for a total of 153, 8 strokes behind the leaders.
Par 148 (2x74) CSS: 75, 74
145 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 75 70, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 71 74.
148 Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield) 76 72, Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick) 73 75.
149 Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) 75 74, Paige Kemp (Boyce Hill) 73 76, Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 72 77, Nichola Ferguson (Clober) 75 74.
150 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75 75.
153 Rachael Taylor (Germany) 76 77,Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry) 76 77.
154 Jordana Graham (Southerness) 79 75, Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus)
76 78, Nicola Rawlinson (Royal Birkdale) 79 75, Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) 77 77.
155 Rebecca Wilson (Grange) 82 73, Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 78 77, Tara MacTaggart (Minto) 74 81, Alice Boothroyd (Rudding Park) 73 82, Emma Clegg (Clitheroe) 80 75.
156 Ailsa Bain (Peebles) 82 74, Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne) 79 77, Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 71 85, Charlotte Austwick (Fulford) 79 77.
158 Jorden Ferrie (Kirkintilloch) 82 76, Emma Greenlees (Dumfries and Galloway) 79 79, Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) 77 81, anna Scott (Broomieknowe) 79 79.
159 Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 83 76, Sophie Myles (Ilkley) 77 82.
160 Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) 81 79.
161 Heather Munro (Monifieth) 83 78, Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 82 79, Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) 80 81, Ashley Smith (Monifieth) 79 82, Lesley Cosh (Cowglen) 79 82, Katerina Slukova (Olomouc) 77 84, Louise McGillivray (Banchory) 76 85, Gillian Simpson (Elie and Earlsferry) 76 85.
162 Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) 82 80, Gillian Scanlan (Hamilton) 82 80.
163 Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride) 81 82.
164 Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes) 79 85.
165 Tegan Seivwright (Deeside) 84 81, Rebecca McGeehan (Germany) 80 85, Eleanor Tunn (Reay) 84 81.
166 Katie Reid (Monifieth) 79 87.
168 Kirstin Scott (Milngavie) 84 84, Claire Gadsby (Crieff) 82 86, Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 77 91.
169 Gillian Arnott (Largsw) 83 86, Emily Dalgetty (Glencorse) 89 90.
170 Alexandra Tait (St Regulus) 82 88, Rachel Polson (Peterculter) 80 80, Emily Aird (Strathmore) 82 88
Selected Other Scores:
181 Heather Neilson (Greenburn} 91,90
186 Eva O'Connor (Bothwell Castle) 96,90
194 Ellie Bryce (Strathaven) 95,99 194
210 Emily Glencorse (Millport) 107,103
211 Julie Glencorse

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Junior Open Stroke Play Championship

Click to enlarge
Par 74 CSS 75

71 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe).
72 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall).
73 Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick), Alice Boothroyd (Rudding Park), Paige Kemp (Boyce Hill).
74 Tara MacTaggart (Minto).
75 Nichola Ferguson (Clober), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co).
76 Gillian Simpson (Elie and Earlsferry), Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield), Rachael Taylor (Germany), Louise McGillivray (Banchory), Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus), Linsey Stevenson (Elie and Earlsferry).
77 Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies), Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw), Sophie Myles (Ilkley), Katerina Slukova (Olomouc), Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle).
78 Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies).
79 Jordana Graham (Southerness), Katie Reid (Monifieth), Jennifer Potter (Cathkin Braes), Ashley Smith (Monifieth), Nicola Rawlinson (Royal Birkdale), Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe), Charlotte Austwick (Fulford), IKimberley Beveridge (Aboyne), Emma Greenlees (Dumfries and Galloway), Lesley Cosh (Cowglen).
80 Emma Clegg (Clitheroe), Eilidh Watson (Muckhart), Rebecca McGeehan (Germany).
81 Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey), Mhairi McKay (West Kilbride).
82 Rebecca Wilson (Grange), Jorden Ferrie (Kirkintilloch), Emily Aird (Blairgowrie), Nicola Taylor (Dunnikier Park), Gillian Scanlon (Hamilton), Emma Hale (Troon Ladies), Ailsa Bain (Peebles), Alexandra Tait (St Regulus), Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies), Claire Gadsby (Crieff).
83 Gillian Arnott (Largs), Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies), Heather Munro (Monifieth).
84 Tegan Seivwright (Deeside), Eleanor Tunn (Reay), Shannen McGuire (Canmore), Kirstin Scott (Milngavie).
85 Hannah Mannion (Teeside), India Friswell (Wrexham).
86 Sophie Maguire (St Regulus), Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle).
88 Mirren Fraser (Powfoot), Katie McGarva (Troon Ladies).
89 Amelia Taylor (St Annes Old Links), Hannah Robb (Strathmore), Alexis Hutton (Falkirk Tryst), Emily Dalgetty (Glencorse).
90 Rachel Polson (Peterculter), Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle), Alison Goodwin (Glenbervie).
91 Emma Kennedy (Paisley), Heather Neilson (Mouse Valley).
Other scores

95 Ellie Bryce (Strathaven)
96 Eva O'Connor (Bothwell Castle)
Emma Caddow withdrew before the start of the competition.

Pamela's all set for Ricoh Women's British Championship

Pamela Pretswell had to withdraw from the last round of the European Championship last week due to an extremely bad blister on her foot but blister or no blister she is determined to compete at Carnoustie tomorrow. She qualified through being the holder of the British Women's Amateur Strokeplay Championship last year. She is due to tee off at 8.42am.

We in Lanarkshire send our best wishes for a successful Championship.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Scottish ladies Stroke Play Foursomes have changed entry requirements

The closing date for the Scottish Ladies Stroke Play Foursomes Championship which is to be played at Glenbervie Golf Club on Sunday 28 August is fast approaching. Please note that the conditions for this competition have changed quite considerably this year in that a pair no longer have to be members of the same club – i.e. any two ladies from any two clubs can now play with each other providing they are members of clubs that are affiliated to the SLGA and providing their CONGU handicaps are each 35 or less.
To download an entry form please clck on the link below.

  • Foursomes Entry Form
  • Tri Am closing date reminder

    The closing date for the Tri Am competition at Cambuslang Golf Club on Friday 5th August is this Wednesday when the draw will be done. If you have not already entered and wish to do so or if you have and wish to withdraw please do so by contacting Anne Lloyd before Wednesday (contact details are on the fixture card).

    As this is a fund raising event there is an entry fee of £5 which can be paid on the day and competitors are asked to bring a raffle prize.

    Sunday, 24 July 2011

    Rachael finishes fifth in Mackie Bowl

    Rachael Taylor finished 3 shots behind the winner, Rebecca Wilson, after rounds of 75 and 71 at Gullane today against a CSS of 74 in the morning and 75 in the afternoon.
    Rachael will be competing in the Scottish Ladies Junior Open Stroke Play Championship at Cardross Golf Club from Wednesday to Friday next week. Also competing from Lanarkshire will be Ellie Bryce, Emma Caddow,Emily and Julie Glencorse, Heather Neilson, Eva O'Connor, Jenny Potter and Gillian Scanlan. Live scoring will be available on all three days.

    Emma Caddow wins scratch prize at Ranfurly Castle Junior Open

    Emma caddow-click to enlarge Junior Open Competition, Played at Ranfurly Castle on 22nd July 2011
    GIRLS SCRATCH:Emma Caddow (Strathaven) 77
    GIRLS NET: Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 73

    Well done Emma.

    Thank you to Carol Fell for the photograph.

    Windyhill GC Open day has spaces

    I have been asked to publicise the following:
    Bob Collinson Open Day - Windyhill Golf Club
    14th August, 12-3pm
    £10 entry
    Are you looking for an Open day to play on a weekend? Then why not come along to the Windyhill Open Day on Sunday 14th August?
    Scratch, handicap and fun prizes.
    Tee times still available - entry forms available to download from the website,
    OR contact Lindsay Mathie, 07905 881 496

    Saturday, 23 July 2011

    Pamela withdraws from European Championship

    Irish players dominated the final placings of the European women's individual amateur golf championship at Noordwijkse Golf Club in Holland today.
    In very windy conditions, 16-year-old Lisa Maguire from Ballyconnell, Co Cavan, a member of the Slieve Russell club, became the first player from Ireland ever to win this prestigious title since the tournament was inaugurated in 1986.
    Stephanie Meadow of Northern Ireland was runner up and Leona Maguire was fourth.
    Pamela Pretswell withdrew from the competition before the start of the fourth round due to an injury.

    Friday, 22 July 2011

    Pamela now up to 17th place in European Championship

    In the third round today of the European Championship Pamela Pretswell had a 75 for 228 and is in joint 17th position.
    Lisa Maguire now has a four shot lead on 214. Her twin sister Leona is six shots behind.

    Thursday, 21 July 2011

    Lisa Maguire leads European Chamionship

    Lisa Maguire (Ireland) is in the lead at the halfway stage of the European women's individual amateur golf championship at Noordwijkse GC in Holland. She shot a second-round 68 to lead the field of 144 by three shots with a three-under-par total of 141.
    Pamela Pretswell is now in joint 30th place after shooting 79 for a 153 total.

    Wednesday, 20 July 2011

    Pamela makes good start in European Championship

    Pamela Pretswell having scored 74 lies 3 shots behind the leader, Marta Silva from Spain after the first round of the European women's individual amateur golf championship at Noordwijkse Golf Club, Holland.

    Tuesday, 19 July 2011

    Susan wins Morison Cup for 3rd year in a row

    Susan & Lesley Susan Wood-click to enlarge.

    Emma Caddow with a gross score of 76 won the Junior Championship Scratch Cup while Heather Neilson with a net 68 won the Championship Salver. This is a repeat of last year's result in the Junior Championship.
    Heather and Emma-click to enlarge

    SS: 71 CSS : Morison Cup Round 1- 71, Morison Cup Round 2- 70, Blackjack Cup- 71, Junior Championship- 71
    Morison Cup
    Susan Wood 141 (69,72); Lesley Lloyd 152 (75,77); Tracy McPherson 154 (78,76); Jenny Potter 155 (79, 76)
    Blackjack Cup
    Susan Wood (0) 69; Margaret Noblett(16) 71; Marsha Hull (9) 73 acb
    Junior Championship
    Heather Neilson (18) 68; Ellie Bryce (17) 69 acb; Alexandra Duffy (21) 69
    Scratch Emma Caddow 76

    Sunday, 17 July 2011

    Colville Park amended draw

    Due to withdrawals some of the times for the Blackjack Cup and Junior Championship have been altered. Please arrive early in case of further withdrawals. To view the amended draw please click on the link below.

  • Revised Draw
  • Thursday, 14 July 2011

    Emma fails to make the Quarter Final

    In the 2nd flight matchplay first round at the Scottish Girls Championship at Glenisla today Emma Caddow lost to Mhairi Mckay 4&3.

    Wednesday, 13 July 2011

    Emma qualifies for 2nd flight

    Emma Caddow after finishing in 41st place has qualified for the matchplay 2nd flight competing for the Ansley Reid Trophy in the Scottish Girls Championship at Glenisla. She will play Mhairi McKay of West Kilbride in the first round tomorrow.
    Eva O'Connor just missed qualification by one place.
    Eilidh Briggs was leading qualifier in the Championship after a second level par 71 today.

    Tuesday, 12 July 2011

    Eilidh Briggs leads Scottish Girls Championship

    Eilidh Briggs, Kilmacolm, leads the Championship at Glenisla with a level par 71. Emma Caddow is in equal 30th place with 81.
    After tomorrow's strokeplay round the competitors with the lowest 32 aggregate gross scores will progress to the match play Championship. The next 16 aggregate gross scores will progress to a second flight match play competition, the Ansley Reid Salver.
    Other Lanarkshire Scores:
    50th - Eva O'Connor
    60th=-Emily Glencorse, Heather Neilson
    66th- Julie Glencorse

    Monday, 11 July 2011

    Lanarkshire girls are competing in Scottish Girls Championship

    The 2011 Scottish Girls' (Close) Championship will get under way at Glenisla Golf Club tomorrow-Tuesday 12 July. The following Lanarkshire girls are competing: Emma Caddow, Emily Glencorse, Julie Glencorse, Heather Neilson and Eva O'Connor.

    Live scoring for the strokeplay rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

    Clare makes it through to final qualifying for British Open

    Teenagers Carly Booth, a professional, and Gemma Dryburgh, an amateur, and Ladies European Tour pro Clare Queen were the only three Scots to survive the Ricoh Women's British Open pre-qualifying 18-hole competition at The Berkshire Golf Club, Ascot today.
    The top 25 and ties in a field of 112 advanced to the Final Qualifying at Panmure Golf Club on Monday, July 25. From there, the leading 16 will get into the field for the Women's Open over the Carnoustie Championship links for the first time, from July 28 to 31.
    Unfortunately Mhairi Mckay failed to make it through.
    Par 72
    68 Sahra Hassan (Wal).
    70 Kirsty Taylor (Eng), Meghan MacLaren (Eng) (am), Kyra Van Leeuwen (Net), Henrietta Zuel (Eng).
    71 Maha Haddioui (Mor), Laurette Maritz (SAf), Barbara Genuini (Fra), Ellie Robinson (Eng) (am).
    72 Rachael Goodall (Eng) (am), Gemma Dryburgh (Sco) (am), Mariana Macas (Spa), Nikki Foster (Eng) (am), Bronte Law (Eng) (am), Emily Taylor (Eng) (am), Charley Hull (Eng) (am), Carly Booth (Sco).
    73 Julie Tvede (Den), Jess Wilcox (Eng) (am).
    74 Patricia Bellard (Fra), Marieke Nivard (Net), Veronica Zorza (Ita), Clare Queen (Sco), Tara Dayer-Smith (Eng), Isabelle Ramsay (Swe), Trish Johnson (Eng), Natalie Low (Eng), Sophie Sandolo (Ita), Ana Larraneta (Spa), Lisa Sorensen (Den).
    75 Lynn Kenny.
    76 Katy McNicoll.
    77 Lauren Mackin.
    78 Michele Thomson, Mhairi McKay.
    79 Pamela Feggans, Heather MacRae.
    80 Gemma Webster, Kelli Brotherton, Emma Fairnie.
    83 Jane Turner (am).
    85 Nicola Melville.

    Sunday, 10 July 2011

    Draw for Morison & Blackjack Cups & Junior Championship

    The draw for these competitions being held at Colville Park on Tuesday 19th July can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

    In the Morison Cup and Junior Championship the winners of the scratch prizes will not be eligible to win the handicap prize.

    The first round scores of Juniors playing in the Morison Cup will qualify for the Junior Championship. The first round net scores of adults playing in the Morison Cup will qualify for the Blackjack Cup.

    Saturday, 9 July 2011


    Scotland won Flight B in the European women's team championship at Murhof, Austria, having failed, earlier in the week, to make the top eight qualifiers for the championship flight.
    Having beaten Switzerland 4-1 and Netherlands 4-1, the Scots edged a 3-2 concluding win over Finland to be ranked ninth in Europe.
    Scots winners were Louise Kenney and Rachael Watton in the foursomes and Kelsey MacDonald and Pamela Pretswell in the singles. Megan Briggs and Jane Turner lost their ties.
    The turning point in the week would appear to have been the return to action in the match-play by Scottish champion and Vagliano Trophy player Louise Kenney who was unable to play in the two stroke-play qualifying rounds at the beginning of the week. She was hospitalised while a food blockage in her throat was removed.
    Without her, the Scots missed out on the championship flight but, with Louise on board, they were a cut above the other teams who failed to make the top eight.Details:

    Louise Kenney and Rachael Watton bt Peppiina Kaija and Annika Nykanen 2 holes.
    Kelsey MacDonald bt Minna Vuorenpaa 3 and 2.
    Pamela Pretswell bt Marika Voss at 20th.
    Megan Briggs lost to Noora Tamnmnen 3 and 2.
    Jane Turner lost to Sannan Uutinen 1 hole.

    The European women's team championship was won by Sweden who beat Spain 5-2 in the final. Germany beat Belgium 3-2 to take the bronze medals.
    England beat France 3 1/2-1 1/2 to finish fifth in the championship flight.

    Report by Colin Farquharson

    Friday, 8 July 2011

    Scotland win 2nd match in Flight B

    Scotland scored their second win in Flight B of the European women's team championship at Murhof, Austria. They beat Netherlands 4-1 and now play Finland in their last match with ninth place in the final rankings at stake.
    Finland bt Austria 3-2.
    Louise Kenney and Rachael Watton won their foursome at the 19th and there were wins in the singles by Pamela Pretswell, Megan Briggs and Jane Turner. Kelsey MacDonald lost on the last green.

    Louise Kenney and Rachael Watton bt Joan Van de Kraats and Caroline Karstan at 19th.
    Kelsey MacDonald lost to Varin Schilperoord 1 hole.
    Pamela Pretswell bt Karlijn Zaanen 3 and 1.
    Megan Briggs bt Tessa de Bruijn 1 hole.
    Jane Turner bt Myrte Eikenaar 2 and 1.

    Sctland lost 3-2 to Austria in a Flight B match in the European girls team championship at Is Molas in Sardinia. The Scots now play Turkey in their final match.
    Lauren Whyte and Hannah McCook won the foursomes 7 and 5 but only Ailsa Summers was able to win her singles match. Eilidh Briggs, Clara Young and Alyson McKechin were all beaten in the singles

    Report by Colin Farquharson.

    Thursday, 7 July 2011

    Closing date reminders

    Morison and Blackjack Cups

    Today is the closing date for these competitions at Colville Park on 19th July but I will take late entries tomorrow.

    County Golf Open Meeting
    The closing date for the County Golf Open Meeting is fast approaching. You have until Monday 18 July to enter this competition which will be held at Peterculter Golf Club on Tuesday 16 August. The uptake for this event has so far been fairly low so you are reminded that this event is taking place and is open to ALL members of a Scottish Ladies County Golf Association. Entrants can choose to play with their friends or elect to play with someone else so it is a great opportunity to have a day out and play with friends or to meet and play with new people.
    Entry Form Link:
    County Open Meeting Entry Form

    Scottish Mixed Foursomes
    The closing date for the Scottish Mixed Foursomes competition is also on Monday 18 July. This is just a mixed open like any other and is open to any mixed pair that satisfy the entry criteria. The only difference is that the scratch prizes get the priority. This year's competition is at Mortonhall Golf Club in Edinburgh on Sunday 21st August which by all accounts is in excellent condition and is well worth the trip.
    Entry Form Link:
    Mixed Foursomes Entry Form

    Wednesday, 6 July 2011

    Scotland 13th in European Team Championships

    Scotland’s women, still handicapped by the loss of champion Louise Kenney, who has been in hospital since the eve of the tournament for surgery to remove food stuck in her throat, finished 13th on 746 in the European women’s team championship at Murhof, Austria.
    Again all five individual Scotland scores had to count, instead of the worst being discarded. and they were:
    Pamela Pretswell 70, Jane Turner 71, Kelsey MacDonald 71, Megan Briggs 77, Rachael Watton 81.
    Scotland’s team total of 370 was an improvement of six shots on Tuesday but their total of 746 was well outside the championship flight maximum of 733 by eighth qualifiers France. Germany led the way with 15-under 705, ahead of Denmark and Spain. Ireland and England qualified fifth and sixth on the same mark, 726.
    So disappointment for the Scotland women who won the bronze medals in this championship 12 months ago.

    Report by Colin Farquharson

    Tuesday, 5 July 2011

    Kirsten wins Nancy's Cup

    Kirsten Brown-click to enlarge
    At Wishaw Golf Club today Kirsten Brown with a net 69 was the winner of Nancy's Cup which is presented to the Junior with the lowest net score in the July Spoon. Kirsten also had the lowest net and the lowest scratch score in the second division. In the first division Ruth Rankin had the lowest net and scratch score.
    Results: SS 71 CSS 72
    1st Division
    Ruth Rankin (Lanark) 76-6= 70 lowest gross
    Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 78-6=72
    Susan McGrenaghan (Mount Ellen) 81-6= 75 acb
    Margaret Reid (Lanark) 87-12= 75
    2nd Division
    Kirsten Brown (Torrance House) 86-17= 69 acb lowest gross
    Winnifred Cossaar (Drumpellier) 95-26= 69 acb
    Aileen Woodland (Strathaven) 90-21= 69

    Ruth Rankin-click to enlarge

    Monday, 4 July 2011


    May Hughes-click to enlarge

    The Scottish Vets team for the Jamboree at Wellingborough Golf Club from Wednesday to Friday, August 10 to 12 is:
    Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park).
    Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie)
    Elaine Allison (Stirling).
    Lorna Bennett (Ladybank).
    Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
    May Hughes (Lanark)
    Mary Smith (Tain)
    Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose)

    1 Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch)
    2 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier)
    3 Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay)

    Friday, 1 July 2011

    Noreen wins Scottish Seniors

    The Scottish Senior Ladies Championship was won by Noreen Fenton who defeated Heather Anderson 1 up. Noreen is an Associate Member of Portpatrick so the local members were delighted.

    Janice loses at 18th

    After a great fightback, with some very good golf, from 4 down after 6 to 1 down ater 16 Janice Paterson lost on the 18th to Noreen Fenton in the Scottish Senior Ladies Championship semi final at Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club.
    In the other semi final Heather Anderson bt Alex Glennie 5&4.
    In the handicap competition Caroline King (Clober) bt Margot Barr 5&4.