Upcoming junior events

Well for most of us our season is over, now to dig out the winter woollies for those brave enough to venture out onto the course (or be dragged out if your like me)

The young guns however still have tournaments to attend luckily for them they are off to warmer climates.

Louise Duncan has qualified to play in the Telegraph Vitality Junior Golf Final on the 19th-24th of November being held at the PGA Catalunya Resort in Barcelona.

Rachel Foster is off to Dubai after qualifying for the Faldo Series Grand Final on the 26th-28th of November being played at the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club.

Good luck girls! 🍀⛳💛💚

Inaugural Girls Classic - Kingsbarns 3rd November

Freya Russell (Royal Troon) and Cristina McCracken (Troon Ladies) took part in the Inaugural Girls Classic held at Kingsbarns on the 3rd of November. With the wind ever present on a very chilly day on the east coast the girls finished 8th for Ayrshire with 39 points. Well done girls!

Prizegiving 2018

Thank you to all those who came along to Irvine Golf Club on Tuesday for the prizegiving.

The Prize Winners

Joanne Sharp, Audrey Thompson, Sandra Shackleton,  Samantha McKay, Liz Wilson, Cristina McCracken, Sandra Johnson, Aileen Anderson and Sheila Adams 

Aileen Anderson & Sheila Adams 

Cristina McCracken and Samantha McKay

Centenary Trophy

Ayrshire Girls' final competition of the season was played over Barassie Links on Saturday.   This was a first time of playing the course for most of the girls and it couldn't have happened on a better day with blue skies and sunshine all afternoon.  The winner of the stableford competition was Cristina McCracken (Troon Ladies) playing off 28 who finished on 35 points.  Runner-up was Barassie girl Katie Ronnie(30) who had 31 points.   Sarah Ramsay(West Kilbride) was the top silver player on 29 points.

The Pre-handicap girls played the 9 hole Hillhouse course with forward tees at a few of the more difficult holes.   It was a very close contest all the way for these girls, and I'm sure it won't be too long until they get their handicaps.   Results:-
1st   Tammi Grady (Ardeer)             59
2nd  Connie Greig (Barassie)          60
3rd   Melissa Graham (Barassie)    62
The putting competition was won by Melissa.

Very well done to all the girls who played today.   Cristina is pictured with the Centenary Trophy along with the runner-up trophy for the West Girls' Bronze Championship.

West of Scotland Girls' Championship

Two Ayrshire girls qualified through to finals day of the West Girls' Championship, Katy Hill (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) in the semi-finals of the main Championship, and Cristina McCracken (Troon Ladies) in the Bronze final.   In sharp contrast to Saturday's sunshine at Barassie, Sunday morning at Troon Portland was wet and windy.    Katy played well but just failed to make it through to the final losing to Megan Docherty, while Cristina also missed out on the win by a narrow margin.   Well done girls getting to this stage.   Incidentally, the final has been postponed due to worsening of the weather, it will now be played on 21st October.

West Kilbride Girls' Open

Two Ayrshire girls won trophies today at West Kilbride Girls' Open.   Louise Duncansuccessfully defended the Nancy Chisholm Trophy for the best scratch score, with an excellent round of 76 on a bright sunny afternoon, but with a very strong northerly wind making scoring conditions very difficult.   Cristina McCracken (Troon Ladies) won the Kandy Bar Cup for the best nett score 104 (28) 76 bih.   Well done girls 😊