Louise through to the final

After a nail biting semi final against Hannah Darling, Louise Duncan has won through to the final of the British Amateur Womens Golf Championship at Barassie Golf Club.

There was never more than one hole between them through the whole match, Louise won the 4th with a birdie 2 but then lost the 5th. She was one hole down at the turn but squared it at the 10th and it remained that way until she went one up at the 16th. After a half at 17 Hannah then managed to square the match at the 18th but Louise won through with a birdie on the first extra hole.

In the final Louise will play the Icelandic girl Johanna Lea Ludviksdottir who earlier in the week put out Hazel MacGarvie, Royal Troon. She also had a very close semi final against another Scot, Shannon McWilliam from Aboyne. The Scot was 3 holes up at one point but sadly lost out at the 19th.

Louise is the first Scottish finalist in the event since Kelsey MacDonald, who was runner up back in 2010, and previously it was the all Scottish affair of 1997 when Alison (Rose) Davidson beat Mhairi McKay at Cruden Bay.

Since 2007 no less than 6 Solheim Cup players have won this prestigious event and with this being a Curtis Cup year a slot in the GB&I team could well be up for grabs for the winner.

Sadly, due to Covid restrictions, spectators are not allowed to watch the golf which is very frustrating considering that Ayrshire is hosting the event. However the 36 hole final will be aired live by the R&A's You Tube and Facebook channels as well as RandA.org

Good luck to Louise from everyone at ALCGA