Ayrshire Girls' Championship and St. Nicholas Trophy


Samantha McKay (Loudoun Gowf Club) was a double winner on Sunday at Prestwick St. Cuthbert's.    Claire McLaughlin (West Kilbride) and Samantha both returned scores of 81.   The girls were still locked together on the better inward half, and the last 6 holes, but Samantha clinched the trophy having the better last 3 holes to become County Junior Champion for 2018.    Playing off 14 handicap Samantha had the best nett of the day to win the St. Nicholas Trophy.    
Samantha McKay            81 (14) 67
Sarah Ramsay                  82 (10) 72
Katy Hill                            85 (10) 75
The Bronze winner was Katie Ronnie (Barassie), and in the Telegraph sponsored event Freya Russell had the best Under 14 scratch score - 87.
Pre-handicap Competition
Three girls played 8 holes from the red tees followed by a putting competition.
1st  Melissa Graham (Barassie)
2nd  Connie Greig (Barassie)
3rd  Tammi Grady (Ardeer)
Tammi won the putting competition
 Very well done to all the girls!    More photos (courtesy of Gaynor Russell) can be found under Google Photos

World Junior Championships


Louise Duncan is one of three girls representing Scotland in the above event which concluded today at Camelot Golf and Country Club in Canada.   Louise had a disappointing start returning scores of 83 and 78 in the first two rounds, but on day three was level par on 72 and with a 70 today improved on her overall position to finish T36.   The winner of the event was Atthaya Thitikul from Thailand who finished on -20 for the four rounds! ....her final round today was 60!!   Italy won the team competition.   Well done Louise! 

McCall Salver

Congratulations to Sandra Johnson (Kilbirnie) for winning the final of the McCall Salver at Loudoun against Sandra Shackleton (Irvine) Well Played Ladies!!



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British Girls' Open Championship


Louise Duncan got off to a great start with two rounds of 77 and 75 to qualify for the match play stages of the above Championship at Ardglass in Ireland.   Out of only 4 Scots entered, Louise and Hannah Darling, the girl who defeated Louise in the final of the Scottish Girls' Championship earlier in the year, made the cut of the top 64 from an entry of 140.   The standard is exceptionally high in this field that includes a vast number of players from overseas. Louise beat her first round German opponent, Nina Lang 2&1 to progress to the second round where she came up against England's Sophie Johnson unfortunately losing by 2holes. Very well done Louise 😊

Loretto Golf Academy Scottish Girls' Under 16's Open


Playing in the above event at Murrayfield this week, Rachel Foster finished in joint 2nd place with two rounds that included 7 birdies!   Her scores of 77 and 73 for 150 (+4) was 1 shot behind the winner Filipa Capelo from Portugal.   Congratulations Rachel - a superb performance in a strong field of continental competitors 😊

Home Internationals

Well done to the Scottish Ladies for winning Home International at Ballybunion Golf Club. Ayrshire players Hazel McGarive and Connie Jaffery were part of the winning team. Well done girls!

Faldo Series

Rachel is continuing her good form....she had rounds of 71, 72 and 70 (Par 71) over Bruntsfield Links this week in the Scottish leg of the Faldo Series to win by 7 shots over her nearest rival.   This victory gives her a trip to Dubai at the end of November to play in the Grand Final.