Saturday, April 30, 2011

ALYSON IS 18th AFTER 2 ROUNDS IN WALES AND EILIDH RETIRES IN ROUND ONE

Alyson is tied in 18th place after 2 rounds in the Welsh Open Strokeplay played over Tenby Golf Course today. 81, 78 (CSS 77, 76)

Eilidh retired in the first round.


Your webmaster contacted Eilidh and this is what she said --

"I have had a back injury all winter and I tried to hit a shot out of a bunker where my feet were outside it and I felt my back go..I played the next few holes and it was just getting tighter and its a long season ahead"

Your Webmaster replied " Sorry Eilidh to hear of the problem. Quite right to chuck it and make sure you are ok for the rest of the season. Good Luck and have a speedy recovery"


Scottish Scores after 2 rounds:

Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey), 81,76 = 157
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), 81 ,78 - 159
Jane Turner (Craigielaw), 78, 81 = 159
Rachael Watton (Mortonhall), 80, 80 = 160
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), 83,82 = 165
Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) 90, 77 = 167
Rebecca Wilson (Grange), 82,86 = 168
Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Withdrawn
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Retired

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EILIDH AND ALYSON IN WALES PLAYING IN THE WELSH LADIES OPEN STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Ten Scots are in a field of 59 for the Welsh women's open amateur stroke-play championship over 54 holes at Tenby Golf Club. which begins today.
They are: Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Jane Turner (Craigielaw), Rachael Watton (Mortonhall), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey), Rebecca Wilson (Grange), Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) and Rebecca McGeehan (West Rhine
GOOD LUCK ALYSON AND EILIDH

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

COUNTY FOURSOMES OVER WILLIAMWOOD -- CAPTAIN TRISH AND MEGAN WIN THE BEST SCRATCH BY THE BIH

The Inter County Foursomes Qualifier was played today over Williamwood Golf Course in glorious sunshine. The best scratch was by County Captain Trish Brown partnered by Megan Briggs (pictured left)  who took a few hours off  from studying for her final exams to play in this mornings event.

There round of 79 was won by virtue of the better inward half from Vice Captain Maureen Woodhead and Gillian McGinlay and Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart.
Mary and Sheila -- 1st Handicap (Click to enlarge)
The Partnership of Mary Hardie and Sheila Gray from Ranfurly Castle were the winners of the Handicap Award with a net 70.5

The following players have qualified for the Inter County Finals to be played over Milngavie on the Thursday 2nd June.
Scratch: 
1st: Megan Briggs and Trish Brown (Kilmacolm) 79 acb
2nd: Maureen Woodhead and Gillian McGinlay (Gourock / Cochrane Castle) 79 acb
3rd: Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart (Cochrane Castle / Harburn) 79

Handicap:
1st: L Brown (12) and L Crichton (22)   Kilmacolm 90(17) 73
2nd: M Neilson (11) and S MacDougall (18)  Greenock 88 (14.5) 73.5
3rd A Robinson (8) and H Crichton (26)  Ranfurly Castle 91 (17)74


The following qualify to play in the Commonwealth Spoons on 22 September 2011 at Forres

1.    S Gray & M Hardie          Shiskine/Ranfurly Castle      89 – 18.5 – 70.5
2.    L Brown & L Crichton      Kilmacolm                     90 – 17 – 73
3.    A Robinson & H Crichton   Ranfurly Castle            91 – 17 – 74  a.c.b
4.    S Eckford & I Stephen      Ranfurly Castle              88 – 14 - 74


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County Foursomes over Williamwood

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY EILIDH

Eilidh is 18 today --- Happy Birthday from all in RLCGA and many congratulations on your fantastic play at the Helen Holm Trophy at the weekend -- click the play button, make sure your sound is turned on and give time to load

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

EILIDH EQUALS THE BEST ROUND OF THE DAY AT THE HELEN HOLM


Eilidh Briggs, Leona McGuire, Charlotte Ellis, Louise Kenney, and Holly Clyburn -  Click to enlarge 

England international Charlotte Ellis staged a sensational smash-and-grab charge over the last few holes to win the Helen Holm Scottish women's open amateur stroke-play championship over the Royal Troon Golf's Open championship links today. She beat Leona McGuire (Ireland) who had made all the running from the start of the 54-hole tournament, but ran up a double bogey 6 at the last, taking three shots to get on the green and a further three putts from six feet.
Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) shared with Curtis Cup team member from last year, Holly Clyburn, the honour of having the best last round score of five-under-par 70.
Eilidh, who finished fifth on 219, one shot ahead of British stroke-play champion Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) who found her form with a final-round 71.
What a fantastic round Eilidh had 7 under the CSS of 77 and from being in 20th place after the first 2 rounds over Troon Portland and to climb up to 5th place was a fantastic achievement.  --- She has now a + 1 handicap.
Alyson Mckechin (Elderslie) finished in 25th place on 227 having 7 bogeys and 2 birdies in her round of 80 - 3 over the CSS -- WELL DONE ALYSON

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website
Click on the small photo below to see some photos from the day ---- CAPTIONS STILL TO BE ADDED AND PICTURES ADJUSTED !
2011 Helen Holm Trophy

A short video of the winner Charlotte Ellis giving her vote of thanks after the event



FINAL TOTALS
Par 225 (3x75) CSS 76 76 77
First two rounds over Troon Portland; last round Royal Troon
213 Charlotte Ellis (Minchinhampton) 73 69 71.
214 Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) 69 72 73.
217 Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 74 73 70, Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 71 71 75
219 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75 74 70.
220 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 73 76 71, Lisa Ball (Matfen Hall) 72 73 75, Rachael Goodall (Heswall) 72 73 75.
221 Emma Brown (Malton and Norton) 72 77 72, Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) 74 74 73
222 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 75 75 72, Katharina Soehnlein (Germany) 73 73 76, Charlene Reid (Royal Portrush) 74 72 76, Bronte Law (Bramhall) 74 71 77.
223 Emelie Ferlin (Sweden) 74 74 75, Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell) 73 72 78.
224 Nina Holleder (Germany) 76 71 77, Danielle McVeigh (Royal Co Down Ladies) 74 72 78..
225 Fanny Cnops (Belgium) 80 73 72.
226 Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) 79 73 74, Gillian O’Leary (Cork) 71 78 77, Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 73 75 78, Samantha Birks (Wolstanton) 75 73 78.
227 Mireia Prat Caballeria (Spain) 76 76 75, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 71 76 80, Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 72 71`84.
228 Amy Boulden (Maesdu) 78 77 73, Chloe Leurquin (Belgium) 74 75 79, Hannah Grant (Enmore) 75 73 80.
229 Louise Kristersson (Sweden) 77 78 74, Valerie Sternebeck (Germany) 74 76 79, Hannah Barwood (Knowle) 74 76 79, Clara Young (North Berwick) 76 74 79..
230 Denise Kalek (Germany) 82 74 74, Jessica Bradley (Tiverton) 74 80 76, Charley Hull (Woburn) 75 79 76, Jerry Lawrence (Rochester and Cobham) 76 78 76, Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 74 76 80, Becky Harries (Haverfordwest) 76 75 79, Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 78 73 79, Jess Wilcox (Blankney) 74 76 80, Lucy Williams (Mid Herts) 74 75 81231 Olivia Winning (Rotherham) 77 75 79, Joelle Van Baarle (Belgium) 77 74 80.
232 Claire Smith (Silsden) 81 73 78.
233 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 79 79 75, Vicki Troeltsch (Germany) 76 81 76, Anjelika Hammar (Sweden) 77 80 76, Emma O’Driscoll (Ballybunion) 73 82 78, Bethany Garton (Royal Lytham) 73 80 80, Shelby Smart (Knowle) 74 78 81, Nikki Foster (Pleasington) 75 76 82.
234 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 77 79 78.
235 Charlotte Wild (Mere) 76 79 80.
236 Lesley Atkins (Gullane) 79 79 78, Harriet Key (South Herts) 81 77 78, Daisy Dyer (Chigwell) 76 77 83.
237 Emma Sheffield (Newark) 74 83 80, Ellie Robinson (Middlesbrough) 78 74 75
238 Stephanie Fransolet (Belgium) 76 81 81, Lucy Gould (Bargoed) 80 75 83, Bronwyn Davies (Trentham) 79 75 84.
239 Rebecca Wilson (Grange) 79 79 81, Louise Mernagh (Woodenbridge) 76 81 82, Rebecca McGeehan (Germany) 78 76 85.
240 Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 76 81 83.
241 Rebecca Wood (Hallamshire) 75 82 84.
242 Mariell Bruun (Norway) 79 79 84, Sara Garbutt (Ganton) 79 79 84, Victoria Bradshaw (Bangor) 84 72 86
244 Aedin Murphy (Carlow) 77 77 90.

INTERNATIONAL TEAM EVENT
437 IRELAND (Leona and Lisa Maguire).
443 ENGLAND (H Clyburn, K Tidy).
446 SCOTLAND (K MacDonald, P Pretswell).
453 BELGIUM (F Cnops, V Leurquin).
462 GERMANY (V Sternebeck, V Troeltsch).
NRs – WALES, SWEDEN.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

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ALYSON AND EILIDH ARE IN THE TOP 20 AFTER ROUND TWO OF THE HELEN HOLM

Leona Maguire has had only one bogey over the first 36 holes at Troon Portland of the Helen Holm Scottish women's open amateur stroke-play championship.
In more difficult conditions today - no wind but dreich, damp and very cold - the 16-year-old Curtis Cup twin from the Slieve Russell club in Ireland's Co Cavan, added a three-under-par 72 to her excellent opening effort of 69.
Pitreavie's Louise Kenny was the best Scot and is only one behind going into the final round over Royal Troon tomorrow

Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) became the second best Scot in the two-round totals when she returned a 76 for 147. A double bogey 7 at the long second and a bogey at the third derailed her temporarily but she managed to get it out in one-over-par 39 with birdies at the first and sixth. After the turn, a bogey at the sort 10th cancelled out a birdie at the long 15th. --- Alyson is now in 12th position after the 2 rounds
Eilidh Briggs improved her round by 1 shot from yesterday. She had 1 bogey and 2 birdies on the outward nine and par golf on the inward nine allowing Eilidh to move from 33rd position up to 19th

SECOND-ROUND TOTALS
Par 150 (2x75). Yardage 6,237. SSS 75, CSS 76.
Leading Scores:
141 Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell|) 69 72.
142 Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 71 71, Charlotte Ellis (Minchinhampton) 73 69.
143 Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 72 71.
145 Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell) 73 72, Rachael Goodall (Hesweall) 72 73, Bronte Law (Bramhall) 74 71.
146 Danielle McVeigh (Royal Co Down Ladies) 74 72, Katharina Soehnlein (Germany) 73 73, Charlene Reid (Royal Portrush) 74 72.
147 Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 74 73, Nina Holleder (Germany) 76 71, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 71 76.
Other Scots:
148 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 73 75,
149 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 73 76,
150 Clara Young (North Berwick) 76 74, Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 75 75, Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies)74 76.
151 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 78 73.
156 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 77 79,
157 Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch)
158 Rebecca Wilson (Grange) 79 79, Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 79 79. Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) 79 79,
Missed the Cut
159 Rachael Taylor (Germany) 78 80, Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) 81 78.
160 Laura Murray (Alford) 81 79.
162 Gillian Scanlon (Hamilton) 83 79, Ailsa Bain (Peebles) 82 80, Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 81 81.
163 Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) 81 82, Gabriell Macdonald (Craigielaw) 85 78, Katie Reid (Monifieth) 83 80 
164 Jordana Graham (Southerness) 85 79,
167 Gemma Chalmers (Monifieth) 84 83.
168 Rachel Polson (Peterculter) 84 84.
172 Samantha Leslie (Westhill) 89 83.
173 Jennifer Linklater (Largs) 83 89.

TO READ THE FULL REPORT GO TO THE GILLAN KIRKWOOD WEBSITE

SUNDAY TEE TIMES AT ROYAL TROON
07.30 L Atkins, R Wilson.
07.40 A Summers, M Bruun, S Garbutt.
07.50 H Key E Sheffield, R Wood.
08.00 V Troeltsch, L Mernagh, S Fransolet.
08.10 C Gruber, A Hammar, L Whyte.
08.20 D Kalek, V Bradsaw, E O'Driscoll.
08.30 C Wild, L Kristersson, A Boulden.
08.40 L Gould, J Bradley, C Hull.
08.50 J Lawrence, A Murphy, R McGeehan.
09.00 B Davies, C Smith, B Garton.
09.10 D Dyer, F Cnops, S Smart.
09.20 M P Caballeria, O Winning, E Robinson.
09.30 K Tidy, J Van Baarle, N Foster.
09.40 B Harries, R Watton, R McQueen. 
09.50 V Sternebeck, H Barwood, J Wilcox.
10.00 J Turner, C Young, G O'Leary.
10.10 E Brown, P Pretswell, C Leurquin.
10.20 L Williams, E Briggs, K MacDonald.
10.30 M MacLaren, E Ferlin, H Grant.
10.40 S Birks, A McKechin,  Clyburn.
10.50 N Holleder, K Soehnlein, C Reid.
11.00 D McVeigh, L Ball, R Goodall.
11.10 Lisa Maguire, B Law, J Meek.
11.20 L Kenney, C Ellis, Leona Maguire.

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Friday, April 22, 2011

ALYSON HAS A FANTASTIC 1ST ROUND AT THE HELEN HOLM

Alyson - Click to enlarge
Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin, (Pictured left ) had a terrific first round at the Helen Holm Stroke play Championship at Troon Portland today. She was out in level par 38 with bogeys at the third and eighth, where she missed the green, and birdies at the sixth and long ninth, and home in 33, one of the best inward halves of the day when players found the second nine generally more difficult.
Alyson birdied the 10th, 12th, 15th, 16th and 18th - What a tremendous finish. Her only shot dropped after the turn was at the 14th where she missed the green. --- What a great round  (5 under the CSS) --- 4 under par to be in 2nd place and only 2 shots behind the leader Ireland's Leona Maguire who is on 6 under. --- WOW ALYSON WHAT A GREAT ROUND 
Eilidh Briggs Renfrewshire's County Champion had a good first round --- She was out in one under par 37 and then unfortunately bogeyed the 11th and 13th, double bogeyed the 14th and then had a terrific finish --- birdie, par, birdie, birdie to end up with her level par round ( 1 under the CSS of 76)--- WELL DONE EILIDH

Former Scottish champion and Renfrewhire County Champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), withdrew from the tournament because of university exams pressure.

To read today's full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

LEADING FIRST ROUND SCORES AT END OF PLAY
Troon Portland Par 75. Yardage 6,289. CSS 76
69 Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell).
71 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Gillian O’Leary (Cork), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie).
72 Lisa Ball (Matfen Hall), Emma Brown (Malton and Norton), Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies), Rachael Goodall (Heswall).
73 Emma O’Driscoll (Ballybunion), Bethany Garton (Royal Lytham), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Charlotte Ellis (Minchinhampton)., Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), Katharina Soehnlein (Germany).
74 Shelby Smart (Knowle), Jessica Bradley (Tiverton), Charlene Reid (Royal Portrush), Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies),
Others Scots:
75  Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Jane Turner (Craigielaw).
76  Clara Young (North Berwick)
77 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus)
78 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall)
79 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), Lesley Atkins (Gullane), Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir), .
81  Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey), Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus), Katie McIntosh (Broomieknowe),  Laura Murray (Alford).
82 Ailsa Bain (Peebles),
83  Jennifer Linklater (Largs), Gillian Scanlon (Hamilton).
84  Gemma Chalmers (Monifieth).
85 Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw), Tara MacTaggart (Minto),  Jordana Graham (Southerness)
89 Samantha Leslie (Westhill).

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

HELEN HOLM TROPHY THIS WEEKEND

The 54-hole Helen Holm Championship takes place over three days this Easter Weekend. Following 18 holes over Troon Portland on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April, the top 66 players and ties will qualify for the final round over Royal Troon on Sunday 24th April.
Renfrewshire's Elidh Briggs and Alyson McKechin are playing
CLICK HERE FOR ROUND 1 STARTING TIMES - FRIDAY
CLICK HERE FOR ROUND 2 STARTING TIMES - SATURDAY
Why not have a day out to Troon to see some great action and support our stars

LORRAINE MORROW IS LOOKING FOR SOME HELP

I am looking for some help please... I managed to get my application in on time for the Scottish over at Machrihanish unfortunately no one else I was intending going with has managed to get the time off work. This currently means I have no one to share accommodation with and nothing currently booked. Before I get something for myself, I wondered if anyone else was in a similar situation.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

LOOKING TO ENTER AN OPEN DAY

Looking to enter an Open Day this season --- you will find some on them on the West of Scotland Website. The latest submission for advertising an Open Day is from Gleddoch Golf Club who is holding a Tri Am on Sunday 12th June. and Lochwinnoch who is holding a Greensomes on Sunday 17th July. Why not enter and have a good day out

Monday, April 18, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FREDA -- HOPE YOUR BIRTHDAY GOES WITH A BANG !

It's your Results Secretary's Birthday today --- Best Wishes go to Freda Tuck and many thanks for all your hard work

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

APRIL MEDAL OVER LOCHWINNOCH --- CAROL WHYTE AND LORRAINE MORROW ARE THE BEST

Carol Whyte - Best Scratch Score of the day (last 6 holes) -- Click to enlarge

The April Medal was played today at Lochwinnoch Golf Club in glorious sunshine. The course was in great condition for this time of year and there were NO PREFERRED LIES. The greens proved to be a bit tricky but both Carol Whyte and Lorraine Morrow played well with them both having a gross 80 and both coming back in 34.
Carol won the scratch award by virtue of the last 6 holes. Lorraine, however had the best net score of the day with a 73 --- 2 under the CSS of 75. The competition was Reduction Only.

Many who played finished off their day with some fantastic scones and jam --- THE BEST YET !

Many thanks go to Lochwinnoch's Nancy Hannah who help to make sure our laptop stayed safe and helped with the cards and scores.

SSS 72 CSS 75 Reduction Only - 28 Entrants

Scratch : Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 80 (better last 6 holes)

Scr - 12 H'Cap:
Lorraine Morrow 80 - 7 = 73 (Erskine)
Carol Whyte 80 - 5 = 75 (Windyhill)
Carol Fell 87 - 10 = 77 (bih) (Ranfurly Castle)

13 Handicap and upwards
Maureen Cook 91 - 14 = 77 (Lochwinnoch)
Vivien Young 96 - 18 = 78 (Elderslie)
Pat Pennel 102 - 22 = 80 (Ranfurly Castle)


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Saturday, April 16, 2011

RENFREWSHIRE JUNIOR SAMANTHA COWAN DOES WELL THE UNDER - 16 GIRLS SLGA CHAMPIONSHIP

SLGA UNDER-16 GIRLS' OPEN AMATEUR STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Strathmore Golf Centre, Alyth, Perthshire.
LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 144 (2x72). CSS 72 72. Yardage: 5,656.
142 Chloe Williams (Wrexham) 70 72, Bronte Law (Bramhall) 72 70 (Law won sudden-death play-off at third extra hole).
143 Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) 74 69.
145 Ellie Goodall (Selby) 77 68.
148 Clara Young (North Berwick) 75 73.

Renfrewshire Players IN BOLD -- Non bold are Scottish and West of Scotland Players
151 Heather Munro (Monifieth) 74 77,
152 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 76 76,
153 Emma Greenlees (Dumfries & Galloway) 76 77,
154 Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 77 77.
155 Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) 76 79,
156 Lesley Atkins (Gullane Ladies) 76 80
157 Tegan Seivwright (Deeside) 80 78,
161 Chloe Goadby (St Regulus) 82 79,
162 Emily Aird (Blairgowrie) 78 84.
164 Katie McGarva (Troon Ladies) 84 80,
165 Victoria Mallettt (Sutton Coldfield Ladies) 80 85.
166 Samantha Cowan (Cochrane Castle) 80 86,
167 Rosie Everett (Craigielaw) 87 80.
168 Eva O'Connor (Bothwell Castle) 85 83..
.170 Emma Dalgetty (Glencorse) 88 92, Danielle Ker (Roxburghe) 82 88, Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) 84 86
171 Katie Wright (Stranraer) 84 87, Claire Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies) 84 87.
172 Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) 90 82, Jessica Dalgetty (Glencorse) 86 86.
173 Sophie Maguire (St Regulus) 91 82, Hazel Macgarvie (Troon Ladies) 86 87,
175 Rheanna Thom (Alyth) 87 88, Claire Gadsby (Crieff) 87 88.
176 Olivia Borwick (McDonald Ellon) 94 82, Kirsten Pryde (Deeside) 92 84
179 Tiffiny Wood (Glenbervie) 91 88.
182 Ellie Bryce (Strathaven) 91 91, Leanne Wilson (Kelso) 94 88.
183 Catherine Goodwin (Glenbervie) 86 97.
184 Molly Stewart (Murcar Links) 89 95, Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) 94 90.
185 Kirsten Brown (Torrance House) 96 89.
187 Jennifer Allan (Glenbervie) 91 96, Emma Kennedy (Paisley) 96 91.
188 Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 94 94.
192 Leanne Wilson (Kelso) 94 88.
195 Abbi Kidd (Lenzie) 99 96.
200 Rachel McClelland (Balmore) 100 100.

MESSAGE FROM THE CAPTAIN OF HAGGS CASTLE

One thing I forgot to mention and I really should have said this yesterday at the prizegiving - given the modern scourge of golf, slow play, the pace of play in the final was excellent - 2 hours 50 minutes for 17 holes is what we should always be looking for when playing in a singles match. Congratulations to the sisters for that and could you pass this on to both of them and of course to your County officials.

With kind regards
D Neal Stewart

Friday, April 15, 2011

BIRDIES AND EAGLES AT HAGGS CASTLE GOLF CLUB AS EILIDH BRIGGS RETAINS THE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY

Eilidh Briggs - 2011 RLCGA Champion - Click to enlarge

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CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS FROM THE 1st ROUND AND QUARTER FINALS - Thanks go to Maureen Woodhead for some of those photographs

What a fantastic day's golf was to be seen today at Haggs Castle Golf Club today when Eilidh Briggs continued her brilliant play with more eagles and birdies in both the semi finals and the final.
In the morning's semi final against Alyson McKechin she kicked off with a birdie at the 2nd hole and with par golf was 3 up after 7 holes. Alyson got her back to being only 1 down at the turn and then had a birdie 2 at the 11th to square the match. Eilidh then had a 2 putt birdie at the 12th to go 1 up to be immediately brought back to all square by a birdie by Alyson at the 13th to square the match. Eilidh then responded with an eagle at the 14th to go 1up and with pars all the way in Eilidh managed to win the tie by 1 hole.
Eilidh was 4 UNDER PAR and Alyson 2 UNDER PAR  --- The semi final match was worthy of being a final and congratulations go to Alyson on great play.
Meantime in the other semi final sister Megan was in great form as well and was 2 under par when she defeated Carol Whyte to set up an all BRIGGS final -- a repeat of the final  at Bonnyton in 2008

Well what a final it was --- Eilidh kicked off with by chipping in for an eagle 3 at the first (Megan had a birdie) and then sank a long putt at the 2nd for a birdie  -- to be 2 up. Both sisters had pars at the 3rd and Megan then had a birdie at the 4th to go back to being 1 down. Eilidh won the short 7th and with pars at the 8th and 9th was 2 up at the turn. She then birdied the 10th to go 3 up, lost the 11th  but then had another birdie at the 14th to go back to 3up. Megan responded with a birdie at the 15th to get back to being 2 down and with both of them having pars at the 16th and 17th -- Eilidh was the winner 2&1. Eilidh was again 4 UNDER in the final with Megan being LEVEL PAR.

What a great final it was.   Credit should be given  to Megan who put up a great fight ---   her play was superb and with not as much practice as her younger sister due to University exams, essays, 11,000 word dissertations  etc. etc. etc . it was remarkable that she was able to put up such a spirited fight.

 Haggs Castle Captain Neal Stewart who was the referee of the final  and also presented the trophies at the prizegiving said ---

"President Eileen, Captain Trish, Vice-Captain Maureen, officials and members of the Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association, Ladies and Gentlemen,"
First of all can I say on behalf of Haggs Castle Golf Club that it is our pleasure to have hosted your County Championship this year. We hope you have enjoyed the course despite the early season conditions and the facilities.
As an organisation which is 1 year your junior I noted with some envy that following a successful Centenary Year in 2009 you followed with an extremely successful golfing season in 2010.
I can therefore only hope that following our own Centenary Year in 2010 we can emulate your 2010 success on the golf course this year. I therefore hope that all our teams – Greenlees, Brand Putter and Fleming Watson have successful years.
I hope you have enjoyed the golf course despite the heavy conditions on Wednesday although it improved over the following 2 days and that you have been well looked after by our Clubhouse, office and Professional staff. Thank you Trish for your kind words about our staff which I will gladly pass on to them.
I thank you all for your support for this golf club and wish you all the best for the golf season ahead. In particular I hope the County Team is successful at both the West District Inter-County matches at Barassie in June and successfully defends their County title at the Scottish County Championship at Dumfries & County in September.
I would also like to thank you for inviting me to referee the final and to present the prizes today. On the basis Trish had agreed to pay me per decision made – 5 in total – I believe I am quids in.
There has been some terrific golf played this week starting with the 71 on Wednesday by Eilidh Briggs. A humble hacker such as me would be delighted with that score and particularly her finish over the last 5 holes of 3,4,4,4,4. I am not sure how many people would realise how good that score was if they simply saw it reported in the paper given the conditions on Wednesday.
Both finalists played some excellent golf and either would have been an extremely worthy winner.
Eilidh obviously wanted a quick start and she got it with an eagle at the first and a birdie at the second. Usually after 5 shots I am still playing a pitch to the first not having completed two holes.
The quality of the golf was exceptional and I reckoned Megan was approximately level par and Eilidh 4 under for the 17 holes played.
Both ladies were excellent ambassadors for the County and also, of course, for Kilmacolm Golf Club".

Captain Trish Brown thanked Neal and Haggs Castle for all their wonderful hospitality over the week. Trish then also presented Haggs Castle Ladies Captain Carol McAuslin a copy of the Renfrewshire County Centenary Book as a small token of our appreciation.

Semi Finals
Eilidh Briggs beat Alyson McKechin 1 up
Megan Briggs beat Carol Whyte 6&5

Final:
Eilidh Briggs beat Megan Briggs 2&1

Prizewinners: Open Day:
Scratch: Eilidh Briggs - 71 (Kilmacolm)
Handicap: Eilidh Briggs   71 (0) 71 (Kilmacolm) (Peggy Clark Trophy)
2nd: Nicky Henderson 78 (5) 73 (Haggs Castle) ,
3rd: Anne Judge 83 (7) 76 bih (Ranfurly Castle)
Championship :
Semi Finalists : Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) and Carol Whyte  (Windyhill)
Runner Up: Megan Briggs  (Kilmacolm)
Winner: Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

DEFENDING CHAMPION EILIDH BRIGGS IN SPARKLING FORM



A FEW PHOTOS FROM THE DAY (Thanks go to Maureen Woodhead for the morning photos)  -- ALTERNATIVELY CLICK HERE to view a larger slideshow or download any pictures.

Defending Champion Eilidh Briggs continued her good play in the matchplay stages of the Renfrewshire County Championship by 2 convincing 7 & 6 wins in both the morning and afternoon ties. She was 1 under par in both games when she defeated Denise Cowan in the morning and then Renfrewshire County Team mate Gillian Kyle in the afternoon --  again being 1 under par. She now meets Alyson McKechin in top half of the draw in tomorrow's semi final.
Alyson was 2 under par when she "disposed" of your webmaster Carol Fell in the morning and then had a ding dong battle with former 10 times Renfrewshire Champion Donna Jackson and eventually won 2 and 1.
In the bottom half of the draw Carol Whyte had a good win against local Haggs Castle Player Nicky Henderson and then played well in the afternoon to beat up and coming youngster Linsey Stevenson.
Carol now meets Megan Briggs in the other semi final tomorrow . Megan beat Lesley Cosh in the morning and then had a tussle against Liz Stewart but managed to win through by 1 hole.
1st Round
Eilidh Briggs beat Denise Cowan 7& 6
Gillian Kyle beat Linda McDougall 1up
Donna Jackson beat Tricia Davidson 5& 3
Alyson McKechin beat Carol Fell 8&6
Carol Whyte beat Nicky Henderson 2up
Linsey Stevenson beat Sara McCorkell 6&5
Liz Stewart beat Anne Judge 4&3
Megan Briggs beat Lesley Cosh 6&5

Quarter Finals:
Eilidh Briggs beat Gillian Kyle 7&6
AlysonMcKechin beat Donna Jackson 2&1
Carol Whyle beat Linsey Stevenson 5&3
Megan Briggs beat Liz Stewart 1up

Semi Final's ---  Friday Morning
9:30 - Eilidh Briggs v Alyson McKechin
9:37-  Carol Whyte v Megan Briggs

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER - HOLDER EILIDH BRIGGS LEADS THE FIELD BY 5 SHOTS

Defending Champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) had a fantastic round in the Championship Qualifier played over Haggs Castle Golf Club today. On a course that was playing exceedingly long after the last few days of heavy rain she had a 2 under par round 71 - 5 under the CSS to lead the field by 5 shots with sister Megan in 2nd place with a 76 which equalled the CSS of the day.
Eilidh was out in 34 with birdies at the 8th and 9th and then with an eagle 3 at the 14th which helped towards her par 37 inward half

Leading Scores: SSS 73 CSS 76 (Reduction Only)

Eilidh Briggs 71 (Kilmacolm)
Megan Briggs 76 (Kilmacolm)
Nicola Henderson 78 (Haggs Castle)
Alyson McKechin 79 (Elderslie)
Donna Jackson 80 (Cochrane Castle)
Linsey Stevenson 80 (Elie & Earlsferry)
Anne Judge 83 (Ranfurly Castle)
Gillian Kyle 83 (East Renfrewshire)
Linda McDougall 84 (Greenock)
Liz Stewart 84 (Greenburn)
Sara McCorkell 85 (Williamwood)
Linda Stevenson 86 (Whitecraigs) - (unable to play in the Matchplay Stages)
Patricia Davidson 86 (Erskine)
Sarah Eckford 86 (Ranfurly Castle) - (unable to play in the Matchplay stages)
Carol Fell 86 (Ranfurly Castle)
Carol Whyte 86 (Windyhill)
Lesley Cosh 87 (Cowglen Golf)
Denise Cowan 87 (Ranfurly Castle)
------------------------------------------------------------------ Cut off
Natasha Qayum 87 Ranfurly Castle
Beth Paterson 87 Eastwood Golf
Jennifer Mack 87 Haggs Castle
Marion Munro 87 Ranfurly Castle

MATCHPLAY DRAW (Thursday 14th April)

9.15: Eilidh Briggs v Denise Cowan
9.22: Linda McDougall v Gillian Kyle
9.30: Donna Jackson v Tricia Davidson
9.37: Carol Fell v Alyson McKechin
9.45: Nicky Henderson v Carol Whyte
9.52: Sara McCorkell v Linsey Stevenson
10.00: Anne Judge v Liz Stewart
10.07: Lesley Cosh v Megan Briggs

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Entry to The Scottish Championship --- Closing Date -- Monday 18th April 2011

Just a reminder that the closing date for the 2011 Scottish Championship is a week today – 12 noon on Monday 18th April. I would appreciate if you could you remind your players to get their entries in for this Championship.

The Championship is being held at Machrihanish Golf Club from 17 – 21 May. More information, including entry forms can be found on the following page of the SLGA web-site:
SLGA Website -

Entries for the team competitions (Club and County) which are run in conjunction with the stroke play qualifying rounds at the Scottish Championship close at 12 noon on Wednesday 27 April. You can check which of your members have entered so far by looking at the list of entries received on the web-site. This will be updated with the full list of entries received next Tuesday (19th April).

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Please let me know if you have any questions on this or any other SLGA competition.

Kind Regards,
Claire Hargan
Championship Manager
Scottish Ladies Golfing Association Limited
The Den
2 Dundee Road
Perth
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01738 442357
Registration Number 308709
www.slga.co.uk

Sunday, April 10, 2011

ALYSON MCKECHIN FINISHES ON 2 UNDER PAR IN THE U18 STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP IN IRELAND

France’s Perrine Delacour fired a sensation nine under par final round 64 to win the Irish U18 Strokeplay Championship at Knightsbrook Hotel Spa and Golf Resort in Co. Meath, today -- Sunday 10 April 2011.

CONGRATULATIONS GO TO RENFREWSHIRE'S ALYSON McKECHIN who finished with a 2 under par final third round today to finish in the top 15 -- WELL DONE ALYSON.
Eilidh Briggs was also playing and had a very creditable 5 over par finish (224 total) for the 3 rounds 

LEADING SCORES (CSS 75 74 74)
207 Perrine Delacour (FRA) 71 72 64
211 Manon Gidali (FRA) 71 70 70
212 Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) 70 74 68
213 Frida Gustafsson-Srang (SWE) 73 72 68 Linnea Strom (SWE) 73 69 71
214 Celine Boutier (FRA) 73 70 71 Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell) 69 71 74
215 Quirine Eijkenboom (GER) 69 71 75 Karolin Lampert (GER) 67 75 73
216 Antonia Scherer (GER) 75 73 68
217 Louise Gateau-Chovelon (FRA) 73 72 72 Alyson McKechin (SCO) 70 76 71

224 Eilidh Briggs (SCO) 73 77 74