Thursday, April 17, 2008

Megan Briggs is the 2008 RLCGA Champion

Megan and Eilidh Briggs - Click to enlarge

It was the battle of the Briggs sisters from Kilmacolm in today's 18-hole RLCGA Championship final at Bonnyton Golf Club.
Megan, 18, won the the title for the third year in a row by beating her 14-year-old sister Eilidh by 4 and 3.
Both played well on the outward half, Megan turning in level par to be only one hole up.
She then birdied the 10th to double her advantage and then went three up with a par at the 11th.
Eilidh kept her hopes alive by winning the 12th before the 13th was halved.
Megan went three up again with a par at the 14th and this time there was no way back for young Elidh.
Megan birdied the 15th for a 4 and 3 winning margin - but how lucky Kilmacolm Golf Club and we are to have two such talented youngsters.
In the semi-finals, Megan, the leading qualifier, won by 4 and 2 against former internationalist Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle), winner of the County title 10 times in the past, while Eilidh, the No 3 seed, beat the No 2 qualifier, Sarah McCorkell (Williamwood) - nee Harman by one hole.
Today's results:
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) 4 and 2.
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Sarah McCorkell (Williamwood) 1 hole.
Megan Briggs beat Eilidh Briggs 4 and 3.
To see the complete results of all the Championship matchplay rounds CLICK HERE
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To see some more photographs from the day CLICK HERE