Sunday, 29 April 2012

Pamela finishes joint third

The conditions for today's round over the Old Course at Troon were difficult  due to a very strong cold wind.
 Pamela Pretswell finished with a 77 to give her a 7 under par total of 218, 3 shots behind the winner, Amy Boulden of Wales.
The CSS for the 3 days was 77,77,78. 
Pamela, leader by one shot overnight, shot four shots clear of the field with a brilliant birdie-eagle start but the Postage Stamp short eighth hole, only 118 yards long, added up to a lot of grief for Pamela.
"I was in the worst possible place to be at this hole ... bunkered on the left on the green. I had nowhere to go and it cost me a double bogey 5 in the end," said Pamela.
By the 13th hole, Pamela had lost her lead to Perrine Delacour, the French teenager.
Delacour birdied the 11th and eagled the 12th to surge first level then past Pamela But she could not shake off Boulden who came with a strong run of three birdies at the 15th, 16th, and 17th holes  to beat the French favourite.
Pamela won the prize for the lowest score in round 2 and that for fourth, being beaten by the better inward half for third place.
France won the team title and runner-up Delacour won the Under-18s trophy.
Rachael Taylor finished on 232 after an 84 today. She shared the hole in one trophy with Chloe Ryan and Rachael Goodall who had holes in one today.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Pamela still in lead at the end of day 2 of the Helen Holm

The positions at the top of the leader board remain unchanged at the end of day 2 of the Scottish Helen Holm Championship.
The conditions today have been more difficult. Although dry and bright it has been cold with a strong breeze.
Rachael Taylor had a 1 over par 76 today for a total of 148  to lie in joint 13th  place
Tomorrow the leading 70  (66 and ties), the cut falling at 159, will play over Royal Troon.    

Pamela in lead after morning round at Helen Holm

Pamela Pretswell is in lead at present at Helen Holm Championship after a 5 under par round of 70 today. The round included 7 birdies and 2 bogies. With a 9 under par total of 141 she leads by 1 stroke from  Perrine Delacour of France, Amy Boulden of Wales and Rachael Goodall of England.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Rachael has hole in one at Helen Holm

At the Helen Holm Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship at Troon Portland today Rachael Taylor had a hole in one at the par three sixteenth . She also recorded a very good score of 72 , 3 under par,which included 5 birdies and an eagle to lie in joint eighth position. 
Pamela Pretswell started her round birdie ,eagle, birdie and had two further birdies and in spite of a double bogie at the last finished on 71, four under par, and lies in joint 5th position, 3 strokes behind the joint leaders Leona Maguire and Rachael Goodall.  

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

May wins Championship for Fourth Time

In the final of the Championship this afternoon in very cold damp conditions at Bothwell Castle Golf Club May Hughes defeated Jenny Potter 2&1. In a close match Jenny was 2 up after 4 but May levelled the match after 6. May went 1 up at the 12th but Jenny levelled at the 13th. May then took the lead again at the 14th and went 2 up with a birdie at the 16th and closed out the match at the 17th.
The Bronze Championship Final this morning was a very close competition between two friends, Elaine Johnstone and Pauline Super. The lead changed a number of times and was finally decided when Elaine sank a long putt for a birdie at the 19th. 
Semi Finals:
 Jenny Potter bt Susan Wood 4&3
 May Hughes bt Emma Caddow 2&1
 Bronze Championship Final:
 Elaine Johnstone bt Pauline Super at 19th

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

All Four Championship Quarter Final Ties very close

In the Quarter Finals of the Championship at Bothwell Castle Golf Club this afternoon all four ties were very exciting and were decided at the 18th.
Jenny Potter defeated Rachael Taylor 2 up.
Susan Wood defeated Fiona Scott by 1 hole.
May Hughes defeated Janice Paterson 1 up
 Emma Caddow defeated Lesley Lloyd by 1 hole.
In the semi-final matches in the Bronze Championships Pauline Super defeated Heather Wyper 4&3 while
Elaine Johnstone defeated Roxy Brown at the 19th to set up an all Hamilton final.
Results of Championship 1st Round
Rachael Taylor beat Hilary Stuart 5&4
Jenny Potter beat Pat Hutton 3&2
Fiona Scott beat Lauren D'Ambrosia 5&4
Susan Wood beat Angela Devine 3 &1
May Hughes beat Sheila Sergenson 7&6
Janice Paterson beat Joanna Scott 2 up
Lesley Lloyd beat Jo Everett 4&3
Emma Caddow beat Ruth Rankin 2up

Tomorrow's Championship Semi-Final Draw
9. 15am Jenny Potter v Susan Wood
9.22am May Hughes v Emma Caddow

Bronze Final Draw
9.30am  Pauline Super v Elaine Johnstone 

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Monday, 23 April 2012

Rachael is Leading Qualifier in County Championship

In the County Championship at Bothwell Castle Golf Club today Rachael Taylor, was the leading qualifier with a 3 under par 69.
The leading qualifier in the Bronze Championship was Heather Wyper, Bothwell Castle, with a score of 98. 
Ruth Rankin won the Centenary Trophy with a net score of 68.
Championship Qualifiers  Gross Scores
SS 72  CSS 74
Rachael Taylor (AM Reichswald) 69
Ruth Rankin (Lanark) 72
May Hughes (Lanark) 77
Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 78
Fiona Scott (Bothwell Castle) 78
Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes) 79
Joanna Everett (Bothwell Castle) 81
Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes) 81
Pat Hutton (Lanark) 82
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) 82
Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 83
Lauren D'Ambrosio (Carluke) 85
Angela Devine (Hamilton) 86
Sheila Sergenson (East Kilbride) 86
Emma Caddow (Strathaven) 87
Hilary Stuart (Bothwell Castle) 87

Draw for tomorrow's 1st Round of Match Play
9.15am  Rachel Taylor (AM Reichswald) v Hilary Stuart (Bothwell Castle)
9.22am  Pat Hutton (Lanark) v Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes)
9.30am  Fiona Scott (Bothwell Castle) v Lauren D'ambrosio (Carluke)
9.37am  Angela Devine (Hamilton) v Susan Wood (Drumpellier)
9.45am  May Hughes (Lanark) v Sheila Sergenson (East Kilbride)
9.52am  Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) v Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes)
10.00am Jo Everett (Bothwell Castle) v Lesley Lloyd (Hayston)
10.07am  Emma Caddow (Strathaven) v Ruth Rankin (Lanark)

Bronze Championship
Heather Wyper (Bothwell Castle) 98
Elaine Johnstone (Hamilton) 99
Roxanna Brown (Hamilton) 99
Pauline Super (Hamilton) 100

Draw for tomorrow's Bronze Semi-Final
10.15am  Heather Wyper (Bothwell Castle) v Pauline Super (Hamilton)
10.22am  Roxanna Brown (Hamilton) v Elaine Johnstone (Hamilton)

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Short Game Practice Reminder

The series of short game practice sessions at Playsport starts on Tuesday 1st May. To view the list of names for each session please click on the link below. Please let Fiona Scott know if you are no longer able to attend.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Winter Foursomes completed

The final of the Winter Foursomes was  played this morning at a sunny Strathaven Golf Club. Congratulations to the winners  Hilda Everett and Margo Paterson of Cathkin Braes  who, in a very good match, defeated Jennifer Wiles, Drumpellier, and Joyce McGowan, Bothwell Castle by 3&2.
Many thanks are due to Anne Clark for organising this year's competition.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Scottish Vets lose to Irish Vets

The Scottish Vets were beaten 7.5 to 0.5 in the singles on Day 2 of the Mary McKenna Trophy today after drawing 2-2 on Day 1.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Draw for Championship Qualifying Round

To view the draw for the qualifying round of the Championship at Bothwell Castle on Monday 23 April please click on the link below.
If you have been issued with a CDH number please bring a copy of it with you.
Please arrive early in case of changes to times. 
Championship Draw

Scottish Vets draw with Irish Vets on Day 1 of the Mary McKenna Trophy

The First day of the annual match against an Irish Senior Select Team for the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy took place today (Sunday 15th April) at Hilton Templepatrick course outside Belfast on a bright, sunny but cold day.
Overall result of fourballs 2-2

Results: Scottish Vets Named first
Lorna Bennett and Mary Smith beat Sheena McElroy and Carol Wickham 4/3
Heather Anderson and May Hughes lost to Helen Jones and Pat Doran 2/1
Elaine Allison and Linda Urquhart beat Mairead MacNamara and Suzanne Corcoran 2/1
Karen Ballantyne and Alison Bartlett lost to Pauline Walsh and Gertie McMullen 2/1

Friday, 13 April 2012

Pamela misses cut by one stroke

Pamela Pretswell failed to qualify for the third round of the LET Access Tour Dinard Ladies Open Tournament by 1 stroke after a 6 over par 75 today giving her a total of 144, eleven strokes behind the leader. 
In an interview with Pamela on the LET Access website for which there is a link on one of yesterday's post Pamela says that she has never had a hole in one. Well she had one yesterday at the par 3 17th at Dinard. Congratulations Pamela.

Girls Under 16 Championship Round 2

In the Under 16 Championship at Strathmore the girls from Lanarkshire have played close to their handicaps. Well done girls.
Par 72, Round 1 CSS 72, Round 2 CSS 72
Eva O'Connor 85, 88 Net 75, 78
Ellie Bryce     87, 86 Net 73, 72
Kirsten Brown 86, 88 Net 70, 72 
The Championship was won by Gabriella Cowley from West Essex with scores of 73,73.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Pamela playing well in France

Pamela Pretswell is tied 10th in a field of 88 players at the end of the first round of the Dinard Ladies Open Golf tournament in Brittany, France, today with a level par 69.
She is three shots behind the leader, Marion Ricordeau of France.
To see an interview with Pamela taken from the LET Access Series Website go to the following link:

Lanarkshire Girls Compete in Under 16 Championship

Following yesterday's thunder, lightning, torrential rain and hailstones play got underway this morning an hour behind schedule at 9:30am in the Girls Under 16 Championship at Strathmore Golf Centre, Alyth . Conditions today were better but it was still cold and wet at times.
Three Lanarkshire girls are competing, Eva O'Connor, Bothwell Castle. Ellie Bryce, Strathaven and Kirsten Brown, Torrance House. Ellie and Kirsten gained late entry as reserves. Kirsten returned from Spain yesterday, played to 2 under her handicap at Strathmore this morning then attended squad practice at Playsport this evening. Hope she is not too tired tomorrow. 
Their results: Par 72
Eva O'Connor 85
Kirsten Brown 86
Ellie Bryce 87
The leader with a level par 72 is Camilla Mortiglieno from San Remo, Italy.
The second and final round is tomorrow. 

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Congratulations to Jean - She's Passed!

Our Vice Captain, Jean Macintyre, has passed the SGU Rules exam.
Well done Jean from all the County members.
I'm sure her knowledge of the rules will be used in future Lanarkshire events.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Lanarkshire half Match with Midlothian

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On a fine sunny day at Baberton Golf Club today Our senior team had a nice friendly halved match with Midlothian while Midlothian Juniors had a 2-0 win. The final game of the senior match was decided by a hole in one by Kate McIntosh at the 17th after Jenny and Ruth had fought back from 5 down by winning 3 holes in a row.
Pamela Pretswell & May Hughes lost to Claire Hargan & Wendy Nicholson 4&3
Susan Wood & Angela Devine defeated Karen Marshall & Louise Fraser 4&3
Lesley Lloyd & Fiona Scott defeated Karen Ballantyne & Linda Bain 3&2
Ruth Rankin & Jenny Potter lost to Kate McIntosh & Louise Fraser 3&1
Ellie Bryce  & Allison Reid lost to Eilidh Crawford & Katherine Fisher 3&2
Heather Neilson & Katie Scott lost to Julia Smith & Sophie Aitchison 4&3
Some more photographs by Margaret Reid.
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