Wednesday, August 15, 2012


The County Rosebowl Semi Final between Carol Fell and Iona Stephen was played this afternoon over Ranfurly Castle. The conditions were dry -- However the wind was about a 4 Club swirling wind.
Iona had to give Carol 6 strokes which Carol used well -- halving 2 and winning 4 holes.
The match was close at the beginning but a winning par at the 4th by Iona, halved par 3's at the 5th and then Iona had a terrific Eagle 3 to Carol's par 5 at the 6th Hole  for Iona to go 2 up. Carol won the  short 7th with a a 3, halved the 8th and won the 9th using her strokes to be all square at the turn.
Then WOW -- The holes on the back nine were played into a "GALE".
 Iona won the 10th with a birdie 3, the 11th Par 5 was won by Carol with a 5 using her stroke and then Iona had 2 fantastic pars in the swirling wind at the 12th and 13th (Carol halved at the 13th using her stroke) - to be 1 up going to the 14th.
Carol squared the match at the short 14th with a 3 and then won the 15th (using her stroke) to be 1 up going to the 16th --- NO MORE STROKES ! 
After a wayward drive by Iona at the 16th, Carol thought she was in with a chance. However a long 30ft putt by Iona allowed Iona to remain 1 down.
Going down the 17th into the hurricane Iona just lipped out for a birdie 3 but her par was enough to square the match.
The 18th was then halved and up the 19th Iona's good play was enough to win the tie.
Both players enjoyed their tie and were delighted to complete the match before the lashing rain started
The Final will now take place between Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) and Anne Aitken (Eastwood) -- Date and Venue to be confirmed

1st Round
Semi Final
Final TBA

To be played by Monday
9th July 2012

To be played by
Monday 27th August 2012

Date and venue to be arranged
Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle)
Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) w/o
Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) at the 19th
Nancy MacGadie (Ranfurly Castle)
Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle)

Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 5/4
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle)
Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 
at the 19th

Anne Aitken (Eastwood) 
2/ 1
Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle)
June Irons (Caldwell)

Anne Aitken (Eastwood) 3/1
Anne Aitken (Eastwood)