County Team - June 2014

I am delighted to announce that the team selected to play in the West
Division Inter County matches at Haggs Castle Golf Club from Monday
16th June to Wednesday 17th June is as follows:-

Linzi Allan (West Kilbride)
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies)
Jenny Linklater (Largs)
Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies)
Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthberts)
Roz Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas)
Audrey Thompson (Loudoun Gowf)

Reserve Katie McGarva (Troon Ladies)

We still need you to come along and support the team, or even better
volunteer to trolley pull. Trolley pullers are needed for all matches
during the 3 days. Foursomes are played in the morning and singles in
the afternoon. Please contact our Caddy Mistress Eleanor Watson -
(email She is waiting to hear from you.

Once again I look forward to the continuing support of our Ayrshire
County Ladies.



Connie and Emma

Connie Jaffrey the top seed at the Scottish Women's Amateur Golf Championship
lost out at the 19th hole in an excellent final against Gabrielle MacDondald.
The turning point in the game came at the 7th when Connie, 2 down, holed a long putt for a half.
Connie fought back and was 1 up after the 12th. Her opponent won the 13th and birdied the 16th to go 1 up.
Connie made a birdie at 17 to level the match. Both made pars at 18 to take the match down the 19th.
Very well done to Connie on her achievements this week
Congratulations to Emma Hale on winning the Clark Rosebowl which
was presented at the conclusion of play today. A great performance from Emma.


Many thanks to all the spectators who came out to watch the final today what a feast of golf we saw.

What a day at Prestwick today!!


Connie Jaffrey had 2 great wins today and progresses to the final of the Scottish Ladies Amateur Championship tomorrow against Gabrielle MacDonald from Craigielaw.

This morning she had a tight match against Lauren Whyte, going one down after 13 she birdied 15 to square the match then won 16 and 17 to take the tie by 2&1.

She faced a tough opponent in the afternoon semi final - recent Curtis Cup selection, Eilidh Briggs from Kilmacolm. Connie was one under par for the front 9 and turned for home one up. Eilidh fought back to square the match after 11 but Connie won the 12th to go back to one ahead. The match was squared after 14 but Connie again played 16 and 17 well to book her place in the final with a 2&1 win.

The final tees off at 0900 tomorrow morning at Prestwick Golf Club and I know that Connie would appreciate all your support.

Another great success for Ayrshire this afternoon when Emma Hale from Troon won the Clark Rosebowl. A close semi final against Tara MacTaggart went to the 18th and she then went on to beat Renfrewshires Carol Whyte by 2&1 in the final. A fantastic week and result for Emma who will receive her trophy tomorrow after the Championship final.

Ann Wallace (Secretary)

Well done Ann your reports have been fantastic!  (webmaster)

Another great day for Connie at the Scottish Championship. After beating fellow Ayrshire player Jane Finnie in the morning she produced some fantastic golf to beat Stirling University student Hannah McCook by 5&4 this afternoon. Connie had 2 birdies and an eagle on the front 9 and only dropped one shot in the 14 holes that she had to play this afternoon. Tomorrow she tees off at 0830 against Lauren Whyte for a place in the semi-finals.

Hazel MacGarvie had a great win this morning against past champion Elaine Moffat, winning by 6&4, but lost to second qualifier Ailsa Summers by 3&2. A great week for Hazel.

In the second flight, Clark Rosebowl, Emma Hale is having a great run. After beating Joanne Free by 4&2 this morning she then went on to beat Alison McBride by 3&1 to progress to the semi-finals. She will play Tara MacTaggart tomorrow morning for a place in the final.

Good luck to both girls tomorrow and I am sure they will appreciate your support if you have time to come and watch


Another great round of golf today from Connie Jaffrey put her top qualifier for the match play stages of the Scottish Ladies Amateur Championship. At this evenings prize giving she walked away with a trio of trophies for - first scratch in round 1, lowest aggregate gross and lowest aggregate gross for under 21's. A fantastic achievement.

In the first round of the matchplay stages she will face our own Jane Finnie who won through in a sudden death play off against Renfrewshire's Carol Whyte. After close of play they were tied on 32nd place and had to tee up again at the 15th hole. The hole was halved in 5's and so they proceeded to the 18th where Jane won the hole with a par 4.

Hazel MacGarvie had great 2 days and qualified 18th, she plays Past Champion Elaine Moffat in tomorrows matchplay.

Linzi Allan and Emma Hale missed out on the Championship matchplay but have both played well and have qualified for the Clark Rosebowl so they will be in action again tomorrow.

Good luck to all the girls


On a tricky first day at Prestwick Golf Club, Connie Jaffrey returned the only sub par round of the day to lead the qualifiers in the Scottish Ladies Championship. Her score of 73 (one under par) included 7 birdies and she finished 4 shots clear of her nearest rivals.

Other notable scores came from youngsters Emma Hale and Hazel MacGarvie who both finished in the top 20 out of a field of 109 players. There was a top 30 finish for Alex Glennie and tied 50th was our Champion Linzi Allan along side past Ayrshire Captain and Champion Jane Finnie.

The second round of strokeplay commences tomorrow from 0800, the draw will be available on the SLGA website, come along and support your fellow county members.



Prestwick is the venue this week for the Scottish Ladies' Amateur
Championship from May 20 -24
Two qualifying rounds of stroke play on the Tuesday and Wednesday and
thereafter the top 32 players progress to the match stage of the
Championship. A further 16 players compete for the Clark Rosebowl.

Best of luck to all our Ayrshire Players :-

Linzi Allan, Lesley Barker, Jane Finnie, ,Alex Glennie, Emma Hale,
Rachel Irvine, Connie Jaffrey, Hazel MacGarvie,
Catherine Malcolm and Roz Purdom.

Representing the County in the McNeil trophy for the lowest aggregate
scratch score in the 2 qualifying rounds is
Linzi Allan, Alex Glennie and Connie Jaffrey



35 couples took part in glorious sunshine today at Belleisle for the county foursomes. Full scores can be viewed on the competition page.

In addition, the following Ladies have qualified for the Inter County Finals to be played at Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club on Monday 2 June 2014.


1st - Liz Keohone & Audrey Thompson (Loudoun)
2nd - Catherine Malcolm & Rosalind Purdom (St Cuthbert & St Nicholas)


1st - Sandra Johnson & Nancy Shedden (Kilbirnie)
2nd - Margaret MacGregor & June Kerr (Barassie & West Kilbride)
3rd - Liz Wilson & Linda McDonald (Barassie)
4th - Alex Glennie & Anne Edgar (Barassie)

The following Ladies have qualified to take part in the Commonwealth Spoons at Ladybank on Wednesday 3 September 2014 -

Sandra Johnson & Nancy Shedden
Liz Keohone & Audrey Thompson
Margaret MacGregor & June Kerr

Good luck to you all

For information on the SLGA County Open at Lanark on 21st August click here.

For an entry form click here (upside down sorry!)

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who will email you a copy.