Fife regained the Scottish women’s county golf team championship they last won in 1995 when they beat Renfrewshire 6 ½-2 ½ on a very wet day at the Hirsel Golf Club near Coldstream today.
That victory (2-1 in the foursomes and 4 ½-1 ½ in the singles) in the title-decider gave Fife a 100 % winning record over the three-day programme.
It is a victory to be savoured by Fife who have not won the title all that often since their memorable hat-trick in 1965-66-67. They recaptured it in 1974 but went another 21 years before becoming Scottish champions again.
Strength in depth was the secret of Fife’s success at the Hirsel. Their line-up included Curtis Cup reserve and Scottish Under-21 champion Krystle Caithness and two former Scottish women’s champions, Fiona Lockhart and Elaine Moffat, all members of the St Regulus club, St Andrews.
Lockhart was the player of the tournament with six wins out of six, closely followed by Caithness with 5 1/2pt out of 6.
Renfrewshire who were the underdogs on the final day did well with only losing out in the closely contested foursomes. Clare- Marie had a brilliant halved match against the under 21 Scottish Champion Krystle Caithness.
The Team are to be congratulated on their tremendous performance this week in being Runners up in the Scottish County Finals --- Well done Beth to you and your team --- The photo above is of the RLCGA County Team taken yesterday in glorious sunshine - unlike today when it was pouring with rain
Final Day Results
FIFE 6 1/2, RENFREWSHIRE 2 1/2
Fife players first
Foursomes – L Kenney, J Carthew lost to C Whyte, L Robertson 2 and 1; E Moffat, F Lockhart beat D Jackson, G McGinlay 2 and 1; K Caithness, K Milne beat M Briggs, C-M Carlton 1 hole (2-1).
Singles – Caithness halved with Carlton, Kenney lost to Briggs, Lockhart beat Jackson 3 and 2, Carthew beat McGinlay 4 and 2, Moffat beat Robertson 6 and 5, Milne beat Whyte 6 and 5 (4 ½-1 1/2).
PERTH & KINROSS 6, GALLOWAY 3
P&K players first
Foursomes – J Milne, F Ramsay beat S McMurtrie, A Shamash 5 and 4; A Bushby, S Shepherd beat C Meldrum, G Robson 3 and 2; J Yellowlees, G Lambie lost to T Milligan, G Monteith 7 and 5 (2-1).
Singles – Milne beat Shamash 4 and 3, Bushby beat Milligan 2 and 1, Shepherd lost to Monteith 2 and 1, Yellowlees lost to McMurtrie 2 and 1, Ramsay beat Meldrum 5 and 3, E Napper beat P Magill 3 and 2 (4-2).
HOW THEY FINISHED
Fife 3pt, Renfrewshire 2pt, Perth & Kinross 1pt, Galloway 0.
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Fife and Renfrewshire will meet in a title-decider on Sunday in the Scottish women’s county golf team championship at The Hirsel Golf Club near Coldstream.
Both teams made it two wins out of two on the second day. Fife, having swept the foursomes 3-0, beat Perth & Kinross 6-3. Perth and Kinross ralled to take the last three singles but by that time Fife had established a winning lead.
Renfrewshire were made to fight by Galloway who had lost 7-2 to Fife on the opening day. Renfrewshire edged ahead 2-1 in the foursomes and then took the singles 3 ½ to 2 ½ for an overall 5 ½-3 ½ victory.
FIFE 6, PERTH & KINROSS 3
Foursomes: K Caithness, K Milne bt R Niven, A Bushby 3 and 2; E Moffat, F Lockhart bt J Milne, F Ramsay 4 and 3; L Kenney & J Carthew bt E Napper, S Shepherd 6 and 5 (3-0).
Singles: Caithness bt J Yellowlees 5 and 4, Kenney bt Milne 1 hole, Lockhart bt G Lambie 4 and 3, Carthew lost to Bushby 6 and 5, Moffat lost to Niven 4 and 3, Milne lost to Shepherd 3 and 2 (3-3).
RENFREWSHIRE 5 ½, GALLOWAY 3 1/2
Foursomes: M Briggs, C-M Carlton bt S McMurtrie, A Shamash 3 and 1; D Jackson, G McGinlay bt C Meldrum, G Robson 3 and 1; S Harman, G Kyle lost to T Milligan, G Monteith 5 and 3 (2-1).
Singles: Carlton bt Shamash 5 and 4, Briggs bt McMurtrie 2 and 1, Jackson halved with Milligan, L Robertson lost to Monteith 3 and 1, Harman lost to P Magill 2 holes, McGinlay bt Meldrum 4 and 3 (3 ½-2 ½).
HOW THEY STAND
Fife and Renfrewshire 2pt each, Perth & Kinross 1pt, Galloway 0pt.
Fife v Renfrewshire, Perth & Kinross v Galloway
Friday, September 22, 2006
Fife and Renfrewshire made winning starts to the Scottish women’s county golf championship’s three-day programme at The Hirsel Golf Club near Coldstream today.
Fife, the favourites on paper, beat Galloway 7-2 after making a clean sweep of the three foursomes.
Renfrewshire trailed 2-1 to Perth & Kinross after the foursomes but singles wins by Clare-Marie Carlton, Megan Briggs, Lesley Robertson and Gillian McGinlay enabled them to turn the tables and finished overall 5-4 winners.
Tomorrow, it’s Perth & Kinross v Fife and Renfrewshire v Galloway.
PERTH & KINROSS 4, RENFREWSHIRE 5
P&K names first
Foursomes - J Milne, F Ramsay beatt D Jackson, G McGinlay 3 and 2; J Yellowlees, G Lambie lost to C-M Carlton, M Briggs 1 hole; R Niven, A Bushby beatt G Kyle, L Robertson 7 and 6 (2-1).
Singles - Niven lost to Carlton 7 and 6, S Shepherd lost to Briggs 7 and 5, Bushby beat Jackson 5 and 4, Milne beatt C Whyte 5 and 4, Lambie lost to Robertson 4 and 2, Ramsay lost to McGinlay 5 and 4 (2-4).
FIFE 7, GALLOWAY 2
Fife names first
Foursomes - E Moffat, F Lockhart bt S McMurtrie, A Shamash 2 and 1; L Bennett, B Copland bt C Meldrum, G Robson 2 holes; K Caithness, K Milne bt T Milligan, G Monteith 5 and 4 (3-0).
Singles - Caithness bt Shamash 4 and 3, Moffat lost to McMurtrie 4 and 3, Lockhart bt Monteith 4 and 3, J Carthew bt Meldrum 2 holes, Bennett lost to Milligan 6 and 5, Milne bt Robson 3 and 2 (4-2).
Thanks go to Colin Farquarson for the report
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Marion Munroe (Ranfurly Castle) was the overall winner in today's County medal played over her home course Ranfurly Castle by the BIH from Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) with a net 70
Gillian had another terrific score to day. Despite 3 putting the 1st hole and having a double bogey at the 17th Gillian had a gross 74 to play to scratch on the day since the CSS went up by one to 74
In the 13 and upwards division SLGA's Pamela McKenzie (Ranfurly Castle) was the winner with a net 74
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006
In the other semi final Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) beat Valerie McKinnon (Old Ranfurly)
The date for the final has still to be arranged