Connie Jaffrey (19) and Rachel Foster (13) were invited to play in the two day Pro-Am event of the Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald. Connie was playing alongside Connie Chen from South Africa who scored 78 and 77 not good enough to make the cut - their team score was -9. Rachel's professional partner was Alex Peters from England who had two rounds of 73 against a par of 72. Their Team score after the two days was -14 which included 4 birdies from Rachel on Saturday giving them a top 10 finish! Well done Rachel, I'm sure the professional ladies would be impressed!
Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) won the Scottish Girls' Championship at Baberton today after beating Jillian Farrell (Cardross) with an eagle 2 at the first play-off hole after they finished tied on 3 under par 71. The Championship format had to be changed due to flooding after the two rounds of stroke-play qualifying on Tuesday, so instead of matchplay from there, it was decided on one round of strokeplay today. Hazel's two 72's had left her tied first after the qualifying but this counted for nothing so it all came down to the round today. Excellent scoring Hazel, and holding your nerve in the play-off to have an eagle! Awesome! Many congratulations from all of us in Ayrshire. Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) had a 76 today for a top 10 finish. Well done Louise.
Well done to all who played at Eastwood for our Summer meeting - wouldn't say it was really "summer" weather but at least it was dry!!
1st Handicap (Trophy Winner) Joanne Sharp, Barassie, 84 - 10 = 74 bih
2nd Handicap Liz Wilson, Barassie, 82 - 7 = 75
1st Scratch Liz Keohone, Loudoun, 80
CSS was 75
Entries for St Cuthbert, Tuesday 9 August, will be closing next week so please enter if you are able to play
Well Ladies, after three days of fantastic play, we as a team cannot thank our caddies, supporters and well wishers enough. Without you guys behind us that 12th hole would have defeated us long ago!
For those who couldn't make it, let me fill you in. On the first day Ayrshire were narrowly defeated 5-4 by Lanarkshire, with all our matches being very close, most coming down to the last few holes.
Day two had us battling it out against Dumbarton and Argyll. Again the girls played fantastic, and were just pipped at the post. The end result doesn't show how close the matches were however D&A came out on top with a 6.5-2.5 win.
Ayrshire redeemed themselves on the final day by beating Renfrewshire. After gaining out first foursomes point in the morning, the team went out all guns blazing in the afternoon to secure a 5.5-3.5 win allowing us to just sneak into third place ahead of Lanarkshire.
The final over all results were:
1st. D&A (2 wins, 1 loss. 16pts)
2nd. Renfrewshire (2 wins, 1 loss. 14.5pts)
3rd. Ayrshire (1 win, 2 losses. 12pts)
4th. Lanarkshire (1 win, 2 losses. 11pts)
Well done team for a fantastic 3 days. And a most importantly thank you Captain Liz, you had a tough first year, but never stopped believing we could get that win.
Connie carded another 69 today to finish 1 stroke behind Jess Meek who had a 6 under par round to lead the qualifiers on 137.
Louise Duncan playing in this event for the first time, had a splendid 72 and is tied 12th for the matchplay tomorrow.
Emma Hale was one better today with 74 and Lorna Ronnie also improved on her 1st round with a 77 today.
Unfortunately Connie and Lorna meet in the first round of the matchplay tomorrow (10.30 a.m.) but this should be a great match to watch so why not come along and support both Ayrshire players.
After a splendid 78 today, young Rachel Foster qualified tied 8th (161) for the next flight of 16 who compete in the Clark Rosebowl. Rachel plays former Scottish Girls' Champion Lesley Atkins who was 167 after the two days.
W.K.'s Catherine Garrett, with Nancy Chisholm on the bag, had 83 to add to her 80 and Catherine plays M. Gardner tomorrow who was 162.
Claire McLaughlin played to her handicap today recording an 87. Alex Glennie added another 82 but is unavailable to play in the Clark Rosebowl.
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Scottish Ladies being held at West Kilbride Golf Club for those interested in how our girls are getting on...
Connie leading the field with a 4 under 69
Emma and Louise +2 on 75
Lorna +5 on 78
Catherine (Garrett) +7 on 80
Alex Glennie +9 on 82
Two Juniors playing for experience: Rachel Foster +10 on 83 (13 year old
Rachel played to her handicap)
Claire McLaughlin +21 on 94 (15 year old...not her best but
there's always tomorrow)
Hope I haven't missed anyone!!
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