Ayrshire win West Inter County Matches

Ayrshire secured the West Division title by beating Lanarkshire 5 1/2 - 3 1/2 on the third day of the West Division Inter County Match Week. They built on the 2-1 lead from the morning foursomes winning the afternoon singles 3 1/2 to 2 1/2.

Most of the matches were very close. Jenny Linklater secured the first of the afternoon points with an 8&7 win over Emma Caddow. Lesley Hendry who was one up playing the last only managed to secure a halved match after her opponent Fiona Norris sunk her putt for a birdie 3 to win the 18th. This brought the overall total to 3 1/2 and only 1 point was required to ensure a halved match overall and secure the West Division title for Ayrshire. Connie Jaffrey playing in her first Inter County Match week also 1 up coming down the 18th secured the point with a win on the 18th resulting in her beating Susan Wood 2 up. However Ayrshire didn't settle for the half and Catherine Malcolm secured the winning point with a 3&2 win over Lanarkshire captain Lesley Lloyd.

In the other two matches Rachael McQueen lost to Rachael Taylor 3&2 and Alex Glennie lost to Angela Devine 2down.

In the other match between Dunbarton and Argyll and Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire made a comeback from being 3-0 down after the foursomes and won the singles 6-0 resulting in them beating D&A 6-3 overall.

The final placings were
Ayrshire 6 points
Renfrewshire 4 points
Lanarkshire 2 points
Dunbarton and Argyll 0 points.

Ayrshire will now represent the West Division at the county finals to be held at Dumfries and County Golf Club from September 16th -18th.

We would like to thank everyone who has supported the team over the last three days especially the trolley pullers and spectators.

West Division Inter County Matches - Day 3

Ayrshire have continued their winning form with a 2-1 win over Lanarkshire in the morning foursomes.

Results Foursomes

Rachael Taylor and Fiona Norris lost to Rachael McQueen and Connie Jaffrey 3&1
Susan Wood and Jenny Potter lost to Lesley Hendry and Jenny Linklater 4&2
Lesley Lloyd and Fiona Scott beat Mhairi McKay and Linzi Allan 3&1

In the other matches Dunbarton and Argyll beat Renfrewshire 3-0

Please come and support the team in your Green jumpers.

West Division County Match Week Day 2

Ayrshire had another sucessful day on day two of the west division inter county matches. They carried on from their good performance in the morning foursomes to achieve an excellent win over defending champions Renfrewshire 5-4.

The afternoon singles were closely fought with the score sitting at 3-2 in Renfrewshires favour with the last match on the course between Gillian McGinlay and Linzi Allan heading up the 18th all square. Both players missed the green with their second shots. Gillian chipped onto the green from the rough and narrowly missed her putt for a 4. Linzi played an excellent shot from the greenside bunker and sunk her putt for a 4 to win the match and secure the vital point for Ayrshire to draw the singles 3-3 but to win the match 5-4 overall.

The results in the singles were:

Megan Briggs beat Rachael McQueen 6&5
Alyson McKechin beat Alex Glennie 4&2
Gillian McGinlay lost to Linzi Allan 1 down
Liz Stewart lost to Catherine Malcolm 3&2
Carol Whyte lost to Jenny Linklater 6&5
Eilidh Briggs beat Lesley Hendry 7&5

In the other match Lanarkshire beat Dunbarton and Argyll 7-2

If Ayrshire can beat Lanarkshire tomorrow then they will win the West Division Inter County Match week. If you can, please come and support the team in your green jumpers and hopefully we will all be celebrating an Ayrshire win tomorrow night.
Ayrshire have continued their good form on the second day of the Inter County Matches with a 2-1 win over Renfrewshire in the morning foursomes.


Foursomes (Renfrewshire names first)
Megan and Eilidh Briggs beat Linzi Allan and Mhairi McKay 3&2
Alyson McKechin and Donna Jackson lost to Jenny Linklater and Lesley Hendry 4&2
Carol Whyte and Gillian Kyle lost to Rachael McQueen and Catherine Malcolm 2&1

In the other matches Lanarkshire are leading 2-1 aginst Dumbarton and Argyll after the morning foursomes.
Ayrshire got off to a good start in the West Inter County Matches at Kilmarnock Barassie yesterday with a 7-2 win over Dumbarton and Argyll. They won the morning foursome 3-0 and continued with a 4-2 win in the afternoon singles.

The results were:

Foursomes (D&A names first)

Nichola Ferguson and Jill Meldrum lost to Rachael McQueen and Catherine Malcolm 2&1
Lorraine Campbell and Anne Laing lost to Lesley Hendry and Jenny Linklater 3&2
Suzanne Cadden and Gayle Smith lost to Mhairi McKay and Linzi Allan 2&1

Nichola Ferguson beat Rachael McQueen 3&2
Lorraine Campbell lost to Catherine Malcolm 3&2
Jill Meldrum beat Connie Jaffrey 2&1
Laura McGeachy lost to Mhairi McKay 5&4
Gayle Smith lost to Lesley Hendry 4&3
Lynn McColl lost to Jenny Linklater 4&3

Renfrewshire also started the competition with a 7 1/2 - 1 1/2 win over Lanarkshire.

Ayrshire Girls Win Kennedy Salver

The Ayrshire Girls Team won through by half a point in the Inter-County Junior Matches for the Kennedy Salver at Erskine on Monday, 13th June. After the morning Foursomes, D & A, Renfrewshire and Ayrshire shared the 6 points at stake with 2 points each. Lanarkshire fought back in the afternoon Singles making 3.5 points from the 6 games, D & A added a further 2, Renfrewshire 3 while Ayrshire made 3.5 which secured the victory. The final totals of Ayrshire 5.5, Renfrewshire 5, D & A 4, Lanarkshire 3.5 is the closest overall result since the format for this event changed in 2007. Erskine was a great venue, despite the cold!, Renfrewshire the perfect hosts, and it was lovely to see all the girls competing in such a friendly manner. Our girls were:- Katie McGarva (captain), Emma Hale, Rachel Irvine, Grace Mackie, Alexandra Brown, and twins Gillian and Sophie Love.

Hazel Shares the Honours

11 year old Hazel McGarvie (Troon Ladies) was joint winner in her age group of the U.S. Kids European Championships recently. 3 rounds are played over one of the Gullane courses in this scratch event. Hazel finished tied with Martha Lewis on 234 so great scoring from both girls. The top two girls from each age group qualify to play in the team event - Western Europe against the Internationals where Hazel and Martha won by 4 & 3 and the team won by 8 points to 5. The photos show Hazel and Martha with the Team Event Trophy, the Van Horn Cup, and Hazel with her Individual prize trophy. Well done Hazel!

June Quaich

June Quaich at Lochgreen on 14th June

SSS 74, Par 75, CSS 75

Scratch - Audrey Thompson (Loudoun) 80


1st Nett Sara-Ann Bottomley (Troon Ladies) 83-12 = 71
2nd Nett Debbie Peberdy ( Kilmarnock Barassie) 84-12 = 72
3rd Nett Julie Mackie (Troon Ladies) 91-18 = 73 bih


1st Nett Janice Gallagher (West Kilbride) 102-21 = 81
2nd Nett Moira Aitken (Kilmarnock Barassie) 103-21 = 82

I am having difficulty getting the scores onto howdidido at present but will hopefully be able to update it soon.

Adult & Girl Foursomes

Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club kindly extended courtesy for the Ayrshire Girls Adult & Girl Foursomes on Sunday, 5th June. On a cool, breezy, but dry afternoon, 22 couples played 18 holes over the Hillhouse Course. There was a lovely mix of partnerships - fathers with daughters, grandpa with granddaughter, friends, siblings. The winners were brother and sister Graham and Louise Duncan from West Kilbride. Results are as follows:-
Louise & Graham Duncan, West Kilbride, 35 points
Hayleigh & Kenneth Campbell, Loudoun, 31 points
Rachel & Andrew Irvine, Largs, 31 points
Rachel Evans, Kilbirnie & Gillian Arnott, Largs, 30 points
Emily McAlpine & June Kerr, West Kilbride, 29 points
Cerys & Kevin McMahon, 28 points
Nearest the pin for the junior girl: Bekki Allan, West Kilbride
Longest drive for the adult: Linzi Allan, West Kilbride
The photograph shows some of the girls who took part.

June Medal

June draw for Lochgreen below

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Look forward to seeing you all there.

County Foursomes Results

1st Susan Wood & Jenny Potter - Lanarkshire - 76
2nd Lesley Lloyd & Fiona Scott - Lanarkshire - 78
3rd Trish Brown & Megan Briggs - Renfrewshire - 80 (Best last 6)

Handicap -
1st Helen Faulds & Christine Kelly - Dunbartonshire & Argyll 82 - 10.5 - 71.5
2nd Linda Parry & Pauline Patrick - Ayrshire 84 - 7.5 - 76.5
3rd Maureen Neilson & Sandra MacDougall - Renfrewshire 92 - 14.5 - 77.5