On a much brighter day than yesterday, the 16 qualifiers began the knockout section of the County Championship.  First on the tee at 9.00am were Catherine Malcolm and Jill West.  Catherine finally went on to win 4 and 3.  Catherine Garrett and Mhairi McKay played out the West Kilbride "Duel" with Mhairi winning 5 and 4.  Jane Finnie beat Rachel Irvine 5 and 3;  Ros Purdom beat Gillian Henderson 7 and 6; Lesley Hendry beat Barbara Beckett 5 and 3; Pauline Patrick beat Sheila Adams 3 and 2; Audrey Thompson beat Sara-Ann Bottomly 4 and 3; and Alex Glennie beat Nora McCrossan 6 and 5.

The sunshine and light breeze continued into the afternoon and the semi-finals gave us some very close and exciting matches.  In a "nip & tuck" situation, the first match out, which was Mhairi McKay against Catherine Malcolm, saw  Mhairi finally come out on top at the 19th hole.  In the second match Jane Finnie beat Ros Purdom 7 and 6, and the third match saw Lesley Hendry beat Pauline Patrick 3 and 2.  The final match, Alex Glennie versus Audrey Thompson, also went the full distance with Alex winning on the 18th green 1 up.

Tomorrow promises to give us some more exciting games.  The first semi-final match will tee-off at 9.00am and the final will commence at 2.00pm.  I'm sure our four players would appreciate some support tomorrow so try and come along and see who will be our 2012 Champion.