Congratulations to our Captain and team on their success at the West Division Inter County Matches.
Having won their first 2 matches, they faced the holders Renfrewshire knowing that a half would be enough to lift the title. The morning foursomes went Ayrshire's way winning 2.5 points out of a possible 3 and the winning line was in sight.
County Champion Catherine Malcolm led the way in the afternoon singles with a 4&3 win over Renfrewshire Champion Gillian Kyle. Things didn't quite go our way in the next few games and it came down to a nail biting finish on the 17th green when Audrey Thompson sank the winning putt against Carol Whyte.
Jenny Linklater then took her game down the 18th against Denise Cowan and secured a half match which meant the overall result for the day was Ayrshire 5 - Renfrewshire 4 and a clean sweep of matches for the host team.
Ayrshire will now go through to the National Finals at Stranraer Golf Club on 18-20 September where they will face the winners from the North, South and East. They last got to this stage back in 2011 at Dumfries where they were runners up. Maybe this year we can go one better.........
A big thank you to the Captain and ladies of Loudoun Gowf Club who were fantastic before and during the event from decorating the clubhouse to spectating, caddying and welcoming all the other counties to their Club.
Showing her support, as always, was our Honorary President Nancy Chisholm who was there for all 3 days of the event
Finally thanks to all the other Ayrshire supporters who turned out to watch the matches and to our caddy mistress, Eleanor Watson, and all our caddies over the 3 days.
In the other match Lanarkshire beat Dunbartonshire & Argyll by 7 points to 2 which meant a count back for second place between the other 3 counties as they had all finished with one win and two defeats. The final result was Renfrewshire 2nd, Lanarkshire 3rd and D&A 4th