Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Renfrewshire - The 2012 West Division Inter County Champions
Renfrewshire are the 2012 Inter County Champions --  They clinched their appearance in September's Scottish county finals at Montrose Links with a 6 1/2-2 1/2 win over Ayrshire on the last day of the West Division women's inter-county team championship at Cardross.
Renfrewshire had already beaten Dunbartonshire and Argyll, and Lanarkshire.
On paper, Renfrewshire's final match was still in the balance at 1 1/2pts each after the morning foursomes, but their outstanding depth of talent in the singles saw them take the afternoon session by a commanding 5-1 margin.
Scottish girls champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) were the joint top winners of the tournament, the Renfrewshire pair each winning six out of six points.
Not far behind them were Megan Briggs and Linsey Stevenson with 4 1//2pt apiece.
Lanarkshire finished runners-up, beating Dunbartonshire and Argyll 6-3 in the day's other match after making a clean sweep of the three morning foursomes.

Of note from the day --  Megan and Linsey staged a fantastic fightback this morning in their foursomes match.
They were 4 down with 4 to play and managed to win the last 4 holes to square their match and allow the team to draw the foursomes against Ayrshire and in the afternoon we won 5 out of the 6 singles.

Foursomes Results:
Alison McKechin and EIlidh Briggs beat Connie Jaffrey and AUdrey Thomson 6/5
Megan Briggs and Linsey Stevenson halved with Jenny Linklater and Lesley Hendrie
Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart lost to Linzi Allan and Catherine Malcolm 3/2

Foursomes Result: Renfrewshire 1.5 Ayrshire 1.5

Nichola Ferguson and Jill Meldrum lost to Susan Wood and Emma Caddow 3/1
Anne Laing and Jorden Ferrie lost to May Hughes and Lesley Lloyd 2/1
Sheena McDonald and Lynn McColl lost to Susan 3/2

Foursomes Result D&A 0 Lanarkshire 3

Afternoon Singles:

Renfrewshire v Ayrshire
Alyson McKechin beat Rachael McQueen 5/4
Donna Jackson lost to Lesley Hendry 3/2
Linsey Stevenson beat Connie Jaffrey 6/5
Eilidh Briggs beat Mhairi McKay 2 holes
Gillian Kyle beat Linzi Allan 2/1
Megan Briggs beat Catherine Malcolm 7/6
Renfrewshire 5 Ayrshire 1
Final Result Renfrewshire 6.5 Ayrshire 2.5

D&A v Ayrshire
Jill Meldrum lost to Emma Caddow 3/1
Lorraine Campbell beat Fiona Norris 2/1
Nichola Ferguson lost to Susan Wood 5/4
Laura McGeachy halved with Susan McGrenaghan
Sheena McDonald beat Ruth Rankin 6/5
Anne Laing halved with Lesley Lloyd

D&A 3 Lanarkshire 3
Final Result D&A 3 Lanarkshire 6

Final positions: Renfrewshire 6 points, Lanarkshire 4 points, D&A 2 points and Ayrshire 0 points