Royal Troon

Ninety members managed to take advantage of the opportunity to play the Old Course, Troon on Monday afternoon.

The weather was a bit overcast and breezy but it was dry. Unfortunately it was getting dark when the later games finished but the day seemed to be a success.

1st Yvonne Park, Carol Robertson, Ann Gilbert, Sheila McDougall 64pts

2nd Katie Hodge, Liz Keohone, Helen McGibbon, Irene Smith 63pts

3rd Alison Jarvie, Lesley Barker, Julie Macke, Pauline Patrick 61pts

Well done ladies, great scoring.

Thanks to Sheila Shedden for all her hard work arranging the draw and getting everybody on to the 1st tee on time!











Championship Final

 


Today's finalists, Jenny and Freya, ready for action


Jane Gillen (WK) referee, Nancy Chisholm ALCGA Hon President and Joanne Sharp ALCGA Captain with the 2 finalists


The Championship final was played today in, what's fair to say, pretty miserable conditions. Despite the weather the 2 finalists put on a great display of golf for the spectators who came to brave the elements.

Freya got off to a flying start winning the first with a birdie at the first and the match remained 1 up, thanks to some fantastic putting by both players, until the 8th when Jenny found bunker trouble off the tee and Freya doubled her lead.

The next 2 holes were halved before Freya then had a run of winning holes to finish the match on the 14th to become the youngest winner of the ALCGA championship at the age of just 15.

Well done to both girls, a great achievement getting to the final and battling the elements today.


Top qualifier, Sarah Ramsay, receiving her trophy


Runner up Jenny, still smiling 


Champion Freya





Freya with her very proud Mum!







Ayrshire will have a new Champion

Neither of tomorrow's finalists have won the Ayrshire County Championship before so there will be a new name on the trophy this year.

In the first match this afternoon top qualifier, Sarah Ramsay, lost out to Jenny Linklater, finalist at West Kilbride back in 2008.


Jenny will now face Freya Russell who beat 2018 Champion Lorna Ronnie, this will be Freya's first County Championship final.




The final will tee off at 1205 tomorrow at West Kilbride Golf Club, spectators welcome.


Match play update

Top qualifier Sarah Ramsay won through this morning against Catherine Garrett and will play Jenny Linklater this afternoon who beat Joanne Sharp.


Catherine and Sarah


Jenny and Joanne

In the bottom half of the draw Lorna Ronnie beat Jocelyn Faris and will play Freya Russell who won against Audrey Thompson


Lorna and Jocelyn


Freya and Audrey





County Championship

Sixty seven ladies played today at West Kilbride in our delayed 2021 Coumty Championship. 

Top qualifier for the match play was Sarah Ramsay (West Kilbride) with an excellent score of 78.





Sarah will now play fellow club mate Catherine Garrett in the first round on Thursday morning. 

Full match play draw -

0931 Sarah v Catherine

0938 Joanne Sharp (Barassie) v Jenny Linklater (Largs)

0945 Lorna Ronnie (Barassie) v Jocelyn Faris (West Kilbride)

0952 Freya Russell (Royal Troon) v Audrey Thompson (Loudoun)


Prize winners from today are -

1st Scratch Sarah Ramsay (Trophy winner)

2nd Scratch Freya Russell

1st Silver Lorna Ronnie 79-8=71

2nd Silver Katie Ronnie (Barassie) 86-14=72

1st Bronze Margaret White (St Nicholas) 95-22=73

2nd Bronze Christine MacLeod (St Nicholas) 99-25=74 bih

Full list of scores are available on HowdidIdo

Commonwealth Spoons

Good luck to the following Ayrshire ladies who are competing in the Commonwealth Spoons tomorrow at Dullatur Golf Club

Arlene Sinclair and Angela Hughes (Irvine)

Jennifer Mutter and Carolyn Christie (Troon Ladies)

Mara Lindsay and Christine MacLeod (St Nicholas)

Vicky Cameron (Troon Ladies) and Lesley Barker (Barassie)

No rest for Louise

After a very busy and successful trip to the Women's British Open at Carnoustie Louise is now in Wales representing GB&I at the Curtis Cup! This is one of the top accolades in amateur golf and a great achievement for the West Kilbride player. Along with her is Hazel MacGarvie from Royal Troon who is a travelling reserve. 

GB&I were successful on the 2 previous "home" ties at Dun Laoghaire in 2016 and Nairn in 2012, let's hope they can make it 3 in a row