McCall Salver Final

Sandra Shackleton (Irvine GC) and Margaret Morrison (Troon Ladies) contested the final of the McCall Salver today at Loudoun Gowf Club.  The weather behaved, it was very pleasant out and stayed dry.

The final was a very friendly match and produced a close front 9 with Margaret edging ahead by one hole as they made the turn.

Margaret then moved to 3 up after winning the 11th and 12th.  Sandra staged a comeback by then winning 13 and 14 but a 3 putt on 15 gave Margaret a 2 hole advantage with 3 holes to play.

Sandra won 16 and it looked like that match may go all the way down 18 but Margaret won the 17th to win the match overall by 2&1

Many thanks to Loudoun Gowf Club for the courtesy of the course and to Captain, Liz Keohone for refereeing the match.

Pictured after the match (L to R) Margaret Morrison (Troon Ladies) Captain Liz Keohone and Sandra Shackleton (Irvine Golf Club)

West Kilbride September Medal

Forty four competitors at West Kilbride, turned out to be quite good weather but the course was playing tough!

CSS for today was 76 and it was Reduction Only.

1st Silver June Kerr, West Kilbride, 89-12=77 bih
2nd Silver Linda McDonald, Barassie, 88-11=77 bih

1st Bronze Josie McLean, West Kilbride, 110-26=84
2nd Bronze Elaine Nellany, West Kilbride, 110-24=86

I guess local knowledge came in handy!

Two's sweep
Linda McDonald, Barassie

Well done to all who played.

Ayrshire Girls' St. Nicholas Trophy

9 girls competed for the St. Nicholas Trophy yesterday at Barassie Links.   Playing conditions were exceptionally difficult with cross wind speeds of 40+.   However, this did not deter Alison Malcolm (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) who had an excellent round of golf.  Her nett 78 (SSS 76) won by 6 shots over West Kilbride's Claire McLaughlin.

Silver:   1st    Alison Malcolm        92 (14) 78
              2nd  Claire McLaughlin    95 (11) 84

Bronze:  1st    Zara Mason (Kirkudbright)      117 (30)  87
                2nd  Rebecca Hale (Troon Ladies)   120 (31) 89

Alison's scratch 92 won the prize in the qualifier for the Telegraph Junior Golf competition, and as scratch winner on the day will go forward to Scottish Golf's Junior Champion of Champions at the Dukes on 22nd October.

Pre-handicap girls Katie Ronnie (Barassie) and Kirsty Shaw (Dalmilling) played 9 holes, Katie finishing just ahead of Kirsty.

St Nicholas Trophy prize winners 2016

Junior girls County friendly

Pictured above are the girls who took part in a Friendly Match between Dumbartonshire & Argyll and Ayrshire.   Played at Milngavie on a beautiful sunny afternoon, the girls all enjoyed their games and the opportunity to meet new friends.   Julia Thomson (D & A) beat Rebecca Hale (Ayrshire) 5/4, Freya Russell (Ayrshire) beat Sophie Murphy (D & A) 4/3, Zara Mason (Ayrshire) halved with Cristina McCracken (Ayrshire on loan to D & A!) so a very friendly halved match.   Thanks go to Milngavie for their hospitality.

Scottish Junior Tour

Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) had rounds of 68 and 78 to finish 1st in the Scottish Junior Tour event for Under 16's played at Glencorse over the weekend.   In the Under 14's event over the same course, Turnberry's Rachel Foster had two rounds of 74 to finish 3rd.   Well played girls!

St Cuthberts

Well done to everyone who took part, looked like a good day with some great scores!!

The CSS was 72


Silver -
1st Emma Thomson (Loudoun)  84 - 17 = 67
2nd Christine Milroy (Loudoun)  85 - 15 = 70 bih
3rd Margaret Miller (Troon Ladies)  87 - 17 = 70

Bronze -
1st Margaret White (St Nicholas)  96 - 21 = 75
2nd Ann Forsythe (St Nicholas)  97 - 21 = 76
3rd Helen Davidson (Welbeck)  99 - 21 = 78 bih

2's -
Valerie McColl  (Troon Ladies)

Full results on howdidido

Juniors top of the class

Claire McLaughlin won the Handicap Trophy in the Stephen Gallagher Foundation tournament at Bathgate last week.   In this 54 hole event, Claire had nett scores of 66, 61 and 77 - CSS was 70 for all three rounds.   Well done Claire!
Freya Russell playing in the Tom Lehman at Troon recently, won the Girls Handicap Trophy.   Once again Freya came through Regional qualifying in the Wee Wonders and heads to St. Andrews at the end of the month for the Finals!   Congratulations Freya and good luck!