Monday, 6 August 2012

Lanarkshire win the Kennedy Salver

At West Kilbride Golf Club today the Lanarkshire Junior team won the Junior Inter County matches for the Kennedy Salver.
Very well done to the team of Ellie Bryce, Emily Glencorse, Heather Neilson, Alison Reid, Molly Richmond and Katie Scott.
                             Foursomes    Singles    Total
Lanarkshire                2 pts           5 pts     7 pts
Ayrshire                    3 pts            2 pts     5pts
Renfrewshire             1 pt             3 pts     4 pts
D&A                          0 pts            2 pts     2 pts
Report on the match by Junior Secretary, Margaret Reid:
Lanarkshire won the Kennedy Salver today for the first time since 2004 at a sunny West Kilbride Golf Course. The Lanarkshire team were Ellie Bryce (10) Strathaven, Emily Glencorse (12) Hamilton, Heather Neilson (14) Greenburn, Katie Scott (16) Strathaven, Molly Richmond (18) Strathaven and Alison Reid (22) Lanark.
In the morning foursomes matches Ellie Bryce and Alison Reid beat Alex Mennie and Heather McKimmie of D & A 4&3, with both Ellie and Alison chipping dead at 14 and 15 respectively to help them on their way to victory. Heather Neilson and Molly Richmond beat Connie Dodds and Maddy Cleat of Renfrewshire 6&5, with Heather hitting a 3 wood to 5 feet at the second hole to go 2 up after 2 and Molly sinking putt after putt. Emily Glencorse and Katie Scott lost to Emma Hale and Rachel Irvine of Ayrshire at the 18th having fought magnificently throughout with Emily driving straight down the middle and Katie played a fantastic bunker shot at the 9th hole. Ayrshire won all three of their morning matches to go into the afternoon singles with 3 points, Lanarkshire on 2 points Renfrewshire on 1 point and D & A with no points.
In the opening match of the afternoon and with a little more wind than the morning sessions Ellie Bryce beat Mairi Gray of Renfrewshire 3 and 1 while Emily Glencorse beat Katie McGarva 2 and 1 . Heather Neilson had a convincing 4 & 2 win over Lori Macdonald of D & A giving Lanarkshire full points in the opening three games. Next on the course was Katie Scott who fought valiantly and narrowly lost at the last hole to earn Charlotte McLuskey of Renfrewshire a point. Molly Richmond fought back from 2 down after 2 holes to go all square after 5 and exchanged holes with Grace Mackie of Ayrshire before Molly won the match on the 17th with a magnificent putt from off the green which she left stone dead. In the final match Alison Reid was 3 down after 8 against the big hitting Lucy McGowan of D & A but fought back to all square after 16 . Alison won 17 and  with all her team mates walking down 18 secured a half in par to win the match 1 up.
Congratulations to all the girls for their efforts and to Captain Fiona Scott and Past Captain Lesley Lloyd for their support today.