The qualifying round for the County Championship took place to-day at the Ladies Golf Club Troon.  The early starters had blustery and showery conditions but those who had a later tee-time enjoyed much calmer drier and at times very sunny conditions.  A field of 61 ladies participated and some good scores were recorded on a very well set up course, in excellent condition especially after the terrible winter we have had.

Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St. Nicholas) recorded the best gross of the day, a 77 and heads the field of 16 qualifiers who will battle out the match-play section beginning at 9.00am tomorrow morning.
The other qualifiers are:-  Alex Glennie, Lesley Hendry, Ros. Purdom, Jane Finnie, Pauline Patrick, Audrey Thompson, Mhairi McKay, Catherine Garrett, Sara-Ann Bottomly, Sheila Adams, Rachel Irvine, Gillian Henderson, Barbara Beckett, Jill West and Nora McCrossan.

The par was 75 and the CSS was 75.