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.