2016 Championship MatchplayPoor weather again at Prestwick this morning for the first round of the match play with heavy rain and still a gusty wind. First round results were:
Emma Hale beat Barbara Beckett 7&5
Pauline Patrick beat Joanne Sharp 3&1
Debbie Watt beat Linda McDonald 5&4
Louise Duncan beat Margaret Miller 8&7
Lesley Barker beat Sally Hamilton 4&3
Alex Glennie beat Annie Howie 3&2
Lorna Ronnie beat Liz Wilson 3&2
Audrey Thompson beat Liz Keohone 3&2
Emma Hale, Troon Ladies, won by 8&7 this afternoon against Pauline Patrick, Irvine, to book her place in tomorrows semi-final of the Ayrshire Ladies County Championship. In the morning she will face Louise Duncan, West Kilbride, who beat Debbie Watt, Belleisle, 7&6.
The other semi final will be between Alex Glennie, Barassie, champion at West Kilbride in 2004, and club mate Lorna Ronnie, a new member to Ayrshire ladies.
Alex won through this afternoon against another Barassie member, Lesley Barker, by 5&4 whereas Lorna had a tougher route to the semi final going to the 18th green against losing 2013 finalist Audrey Thompson, Loudoun, eventually winning by 1 hole.
Tomorrow's play kicks off at 8:45am with Hale V Duncan followed by Glennie V Ronnie at 9:00am.
Final will be at about 1:30pm (we will keep you posted on the exact time) Please come along and show the ladies your support, they have all battled hard, not just against each other but the weather too and I'm sure they could do with a boost to get through that last round!