West Kilbride Girls' Open


Two Ayrshire girls won trophies today at West Kilbride Girls' Open.   Louise Duncansuccessfully defended the Nancy Chisholm Trophy for the best scratch score, with an excellent round of 76 on a bright sunny afternoon, but with a very strong northerly wind making scoring conditions very difficult.   Cristina McCracken (Troon Ladies) won the Kandy Bar Cup for the best nett score 104 (28) 76 bih.   Well done girls 😊

Ayrshire Girls' Championship and St. Nicholas Trophy


Samantha McKay (Loudoun Gowf Club) was a double winner on Sunday at Prestwick St. Cuthbert's.    Claire McLaughlin (West Kilbride) and Samantha both returned scores of 81.   The girls were still locked together on the better inward half, and the last 6 holes, but Samantha clinched the trophy having the better last 3 holes to become County Junior Champion for 2018.    Playing off 14 handicap Samantha had the best nett of the day to win the St. Nicholas Trophy.    
Samantha McKay            81 (14) 67
Sarah Ramsay                  82 (10) 72
Katy Hill                            85 (10) 75
The Bronze winner was Katie Ronnie (Barassie), and in the Telegraph sponsored event Freya Russell had the best Under 14 scratch score - 87.
Pre-handicap Competition
Three girls played 8 holes from the red tees followed by a putting competition.
1st  Melissa Graham (Barassie)
2nd  Connie Greig (Barassie)
3rd  Tammi Grady (Ardeer)
Tammi won the putting competition
 Very well done to all the girls!    More photos (courtesy of Gaynor Russell) can be found under Google Photos

World Junior Championships


Louise Duncan is one of three girls representing Scotland in the above event which concluded today at Camelot Golf and Country Club in Canada.   Louise had a disappointing start returning scores of 83 and 78 in the first two rounds, but on day three was level par on 72 and with a 70 today improved on her overall position to finish T36.   The winner of the event was Atthaya Thitikul from Thailand who finished on -20 for the four rounds! ....her final round today was 60!!   Italy won the team competition.   Well done Louise!