Wednesday, June 24, 2009


RLCGA -- 2009 West Scotland County Team Winners -- Click to enlarge The RLCGA Team with the winners trophy -- Click to enlarge

Renfrewshire beat Dunbartonshire & Argyll 6 1/2-2 1/2 in the decisive match between the two teams with 100 per cent records going into the final day of the West Division women's inter-county team golf championship at Strathaven Golf Club today.
That meant Renfrewshire topped the table for the second year in a row and will go to Baberton Golf Club, Edinburgh in September as West's representatives in the four-cornered contest for the Scottish women's county championship.
Ayrshire beat Lanarkshire 5-4 in the battle between the teams who had lost both their first two matches.
Renfrewshire had the player of the tournament in Scottish champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), winner of all six foursomes and singles ties she played. In the final set of singles, Megan beat former Curtis Cup player and past champion Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) by 2 and 1. It was Anne's first singles defeat of the tournament.
Renfrewshire had the strength in depth their rivals lacked. Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) was close behind Megan Briggs in the points table, earning 5 1/2 out of a possible six.
Jill Meldrum (Dullatur) top scored for runners-up Dunbartonshire with 4 1/2pt.
Final placings - 1 Renfrewshire 6pt, 2 Dunbartonshire & Argyll 4pt, 3 Ayrshire 2pt, 4 Lanarkshire 0pt.
Wednesday match details:
Foursomes - Anne Laing & Jill Meldrum lost to Eilidh Briggs & Megan Briggs 5&4 ; Nichola Ferguson & Lorraine Campbell bt Donna Jackson & Liz Stewart 1 hole; Suzanne Cadden & Laura McGeachy lost to Clare-Marie Carlton & Gillian Kyle 3 and 2 (1-2).
Singles - Laing lost to Megan Briggs 2 and 1, Ferguson lost to Carlton 6 and 4, Meldrum halved with Eilidh Briggs, Cadden lost to Jackson 6 and 5, McGeachy lost to Kyle 3 and 2, Helen Faulds bt Carol Whyte 7 and 5 (1 1/2-4 1/2).
Foursomes: Fiona Norris & Susan Wood bt Lesley Hendry & Rachael McQueen 1 hole; May Hughes & Lesley Lloyd bt Jenny Linklater & Alex Glennie) 1 hole, Elaine Cuthill & Joanna Scott lost to Audrey Thompson & Liz Keohone 3 and 2 (2-1).
Singles: Norris bt Hendry 1 hole, Wood lost to Catherine Malcolm 3 and 1, Cuthill lost to Thompson 1 hole; Joanna Scott lost to Rachael McQueen1 hole; Ruth Rankin lost to Linklater 4 and 2, Angela Devine lost to Lesley Williamson 1 hole (2-4).

To see some photos from today's events click on the small thumbnail below
Day 3 West of Scotland Inter County Matches