Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Eilidh qualifies for the matchplay stages of the the British Girls and Alyson misses out by one stroke

Eilidh Briggs - Click to enlargeRenfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) (pictured left) - courtesy of Colin Farquharson – qualified for the match-play stages after the two stroke-play eliminating rounds finished in wind and rain at West Lancashire Golf Club this evening.
Both Eilidh and Carly Booth (Comrie) had totals of six-over-par 150, made up of two 75s each.
They qualified with ease quite high up among the 64 who made it through with totals of 158 or better.
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) unfortunately missed out by one stroke with scores of 80 and 79 for 159, and Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) bowed out on 168 with rounds of 82 and 86.
Borders women’s champion Lesley Atkins (Minto), who is enduring that loss of form which all young improving players go through at some time or other, had scores of 83 and 89 for 172.
Eilidh clinched her place with two late birdies, at the 14th and 16th in an inward 37 for 75 while Carly covered the last 13 holes with 12 pars and one bogey … the kind of form that wins match-play ties.
Rachael Watton had a nightmare 9 at the par-4 10th and had an inward half of 46.
Leading qualifier was the 15-year-old Spanish girl, Noemi Jimenez from Malaga, with rounds of 70 and 73 for 143

Eilidh now plays Clemence Abraham (France) tomorrow morning

For the all the scores go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website