Ayrshire Girls' Runner-Up in Kennedy Salver

Our Ayrshire Girls' Team came so close to taking the trophy yesterday at Clober losing to Lanarkshire by only half a point.   In the morning foursomes Samantha McKay and Cristina McCracken put a point on the board for us, D & A had one point, while Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire shared the lead with two points each.

In the top singles, Rachel Foster giving 9 strokes found herself 3 down but managed to fight back on the inward 9 to finish with a halved match.   Sarah Ramsay had a faltering start to be 4 down early on but she too rallied and won by 2 & 1.   Number three for Ayrshire was 11 year old Freya Russell who was playing a very experienced Lanarkshire player 6 years her senior.   Her opponent's tee shot to 6 feet at the 15th, a blind par 3, was just too good to allow the match to continue any further.   Samantha won again in the afternoon, while Cristina 1 down with two to play hit beautifully down the last two holes and putted to perfection to win both holes and gain another point for the team.   Lanarkshire finished on 6 points, Ayrshire 5.5, D & A 3.5 and Renfrewshire 3.

The course was in super condition and looked beautiful, the weather was tremendous, but the thing that shone out was the friendliness and happy faces of all the girls across the four counties and the spirit in which the games were played.Congratulations to Lanarkshire, worthy winners of the Kennedy Salver despite being a player short this year.   To my Ayrshire team.........you were magnificent!     .........Kath and I had a fabulous day 😊 

June x