Sunday, September 30, 2012

FINAL DAY OF THE ESPIRATO SANTA TROPHY IN TURKEY

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Scotland's Sally Watson (Elie and Earlsferry), Laura Murray (Alford) and Renfrewshire's  Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) finished joint 30th as a team in a field of 53 countries at the women's world amateur team golf championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy at Gloria Golf Club, Antalya in Turkey.
The Scots lost a lot of ground on the leading teams in Thursday's first round and though they steadied up after that they never looked like getting into contention and, with a total of 593, finished behind England (jt 13th on 579, Ireland (jt 15th on 580) and Wales (23rd on 588).
South Korea retained the world title with a 13-under-par total of 563. Germany (566) were second. Finland and Australia (both 567), were joint third.
Sally Watson, a student at Stanford University, California, was Scotland's best individual, finishing joint 29th on 290 with scores of 77, 70, 72 and 71, which put her ahead of three members of GB and I's winning Curtis Cup team at Nairn -  British amateur champion Stephanie Meadow (Ireland) on 292, Charley Hull (England) on 293 and Amy Boulden (Wales) on 307
Scottish champion Laura Murray came joint 80th on 306 with scores of 80, 76, 75 and 75.
Eilidh Briggs shot 77, 78, 77 and 77 for a share of 100th place on 307.
The highest placed British finisher was England's Emily Taylor from Hillside, Lancashire with rounds of 75, 69, 72 and 71 for a share of 18th place on 287.The next Women’s World Amateur Team Championship will be played in Karuizawa, Japan, in 2014. 

For complete results, visit www.internationalgolffederation.org and click on the Golfstat icon.


LEADING TEAM TOTALS
Par 576 (72x8)
563 South Korea
566 Germany
567 Finland, Australia
568 Spain, New Zealand
569 Canada
570 United States
572 France
574 Japan
577 Italy
578 Belgium
579 Sweden, England.

SELECTED TOTALS
580 Ireland (T15)
588 Wales (23rd)
593 Scotland (T30)

LEADING INDIVIDUAL TOTALS
Par 288 (4x72)
274 Lydia Ko (NZ) 70 69 67 68
280 Krista Bakker (Fin) 72 70 69 69, Camilla Hedberg (Spa) 70 72 70 68
281 Hyo-Joo Kim (SKo) 72 67 70 72, Lisa McCloskey (US) 70 71 67 73

SELECTED TOTALS
287 Emily Taylor (Eng) 75 69 72 71 (T18)
288 Leona Maguire (Ire) 70 72 72 74 (T22)
290 Sally Watson (Sco) 77 70 72 71 (T29)
292 Becky Harries (Wal) 69 73 74 76, Stephanie Meadow (Ire) 75 74 72 71 (T33)
293 Charley Hull (Eng) 75 69 74 75 (T41)
299 Chloe Williams (Wal) 80 75 74 70 (T66)
300 Georgia Hall (Eng) 76 72 78 74 (T70)
306 Laura Murray (Sco) 80 76 75 75 (T90)
307 Amy Boulden (Wal) 81 73 73 80 (T94)
309 Eilidh Briggs (Sco) 77 78 77 77 (T100)
311 Paula Grant (Ire) 81 76 78 76 (T108).

Saturday, September 29, 2012

SCOTS STILL TRAILING IN TURKEY ON DAY 3

Scotland's team of Sally Watson (Elie and Earlsferry), Laura Murray (Alford) and RENFREWSHIRE'S Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) are lying 32nd in a field of 53 countries with one round to go in the women's world amateur team golf championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy at Gloria Golf Club, Antalya in Turkey.
Title-holders South Korea lead with an 11-under-par total of 421, five ahead of New Zealand's world No 1 female amateur 15 year old Lydia Ko leads the individual standings with a 10-under-par tally of 206 (70-69-67).
Scotland are on 447, compared with England (434) in 12th place, Ireland (435) 13th, and Wales (442) in joint 23rd place.
Sally Watson is joint 34th in the individual standings with rounds of 77, 70 and 72 for three-over 219.
Scottish champion Murray is joint 72nd on 226 after scores of 76, 72 and 78.
Eilidh Briggs is joint 104th on 232 with scores of 77, 78 and 77.

LEADING TEAM TOTALS (with one round to go)
Par 432 (6x72)
421 South Korea
426 New Zealand
427 Canada, Australia
428 Spain, United States
429 Germany

SELECTED TOTALS
434 England (12th)
435 Ireland (13th)
442 Wales (T23)
447 Scotland (32nd)

LEADING INDIVIDUAL SCORES
Par 216 (3x72)
206 Lydia Ko (NZ) 70 69 67
208 Lisa McCloskey (US) 70 71 67
209 Hyo-Joo Kim (SKo) 72 67 70

SELECTED SCORES
214 Leona Maguire (Ire) 70 72 72 (T9)
216 Becky Harries (Wal) 69 73 74, Emily Taylor (Eng) 75 69 72 (T17)
218 Charley Hull (Eng) 75 69 74 (33rd)
219 Sally Watson (Sco) 77 70 72 (T34)
221 Stephanie Meadow (Ire) 75 74 72 (T41)
226 Georgia Hall (Eng) 76 72 78 (T72)
227 Amy Boulden (Wal) 81 73 73 (T76)
229 Chloe Williams (Wal) 80 75 74 (T88)
231 Laura Murray (Sco) 80 76 75 (T98)
232 Eilidh Briggs (Sco) 77 78 77 (T104).

TO VIEW ALL THE TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL SCORES

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Friday, September 28, 2012

DAY 2 IN TURKEY -- THE SCOTS IMPROVE THEIR PERFORMANCE


Sally Watson, with a two-under-par 70, spearheaded an improved performance by Scotland on the second day of the women's world amateur team golf championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy at Gloria Golf Club, Antalya in Turkey.
The Scots shaved eight shots off their first-round team aggregate with a tally of 146 but they are still well down the standings - joint 34th in a field of 53 teams -  with a halfway total of 12-over-par 280.
Scotland's second counting score was a 76 by national champion Laura Murray (Alford), which was four shots better than she achieved in the first round. Laura struggled to the turn in 40 but highlighted an inward 36 with her only birdie of the day at the short 12th.
Laura Murray is lying joint 103rd in the individual standings with a 156 tally.
Stirling student -- Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) had a non-counting 78 which included a double bogey 6 at the 10th and a solitary birdie at the 18th.
Eilidh Briggs is joint 98th on 155.


LEADING SECOND-ROUND TEAM TOTALS
Par 288 (4x72).
280 South Korea 144 136
285 Germany 144 141, Canada 143, 142, Japan 143 142, Australia 144 141, New Zealand 143 142
286 Spain 143 143
287 Finland 148 139, France 144 143
288 England 150 138, Sweden 141 147
SELECTED TOTALS
291 Ireland 145 146 (T16)
295 Wales 149 146 (T22)
300 Scotland 154 146 (T34).

LEADING INDIVIDUAL TOTALS
Par 144 (2x72)
139 Hy-Joo Kim (SKo) 72 67, Lydia Ko (NZ) 70 69.
140 Celine Boutier (Fra) 71 69, Kotone Hori (Jap) 70 70, Katja Pogacar (Slo) 70 70
141 Min-Sun Kim (SKo) 72 69, Lisa McCloskey (US) 70 71.
SELECTED TOTALS
142 Becky Harries (Wal) 69 73, Leona Maguire (Ire) 70 72 (T8)
144 Charley Hull (Eng) 75 69, Emily Taylor (Eng) 75 69 (T19)
147 Sally Watson (Sco) 77 70 (T38))
148 Georgia Hall (Eng) 76 72 (T46)
149 Stephanie Meadow (Ire) 75 74 (T54)
154 Amy Boulden (Wal) 81 73 (T94)
155 Eilidh Briggs (Sco) 77 78, Chloe Williams (Wal) 80 75 (T98).
156 Laura Murray (Sco) 80 76 (T103).
157 Paula Grant (Ire) 81 76 (T116).

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Thursday, September 27, 2012

EILIDH IS PLAYING IN THE WOMEN'S WORLD AMATEUR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS IN TURKEY

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report :

Scotland's trio of national champion Laura Murray (Alford), California student Sally Watson (Elie and Earlsferry) and Kilmacolm's Eilidh Briggs made a low-key start to the women's world amateur team golf championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy in Turkey today (Thursday).
The two par-72 courses at Gloria Golf Club, Antalya were used. Eilidh and Sally had 77s apiece while Laura returned an 80. All three played their opening round of the 72-hole stroke-play championship over the No 2 course.
Eilidh Briggs had birdies at the third and eighth but cancelled them out with a double bogey 5 at the short seventhy and other shots dropped at the first, fourth, 11th, 15th and 18th.
Watson did not have any birdies. She played the par-3 holes badly, running up a double bogey 5 at the short seventh and 4s at the short 10th and short 15th. She also bogeyed the 15th.
Murray also had a birdie-less day in the sunshine. She had a double bogey 5 at the short second and single shots dropped at the first, third, fifth,12th, 14th and 15th.
The Scots were not alone in their disappointment.
Curtis Cup star Amy Boulden (Conwy), the Welsh champion and Helen Holm Trophy winner at Troon this year, marked up a nine-over-par 81 while England's Charley Hull had a 75 and top-10 world ranked Georgia Hall a 76.
Leading the field are Sweden's Daniela Holmqvist (Sweden) with a three-under 69 on the Gloria No 1 course and Becky Harries (Wales) with a three-under 69 on the No 2 course. Becky was four under par in a purple patch of eight holes from the sixth to the 14th.

SCOREBOARD

WOMEN'S WORLD AMATEUR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Gloria Golf Club, Antalya, Turkey
GLORIA NO 1 COURSE
Par 72. Length: 5,665metres
69 Daniela Holmqvist (Swe)
70 Minjee Lee (Aus), Leona Maguire (Ire), Katja Pogacar (Slovenia).
71 Celine Boutier (Fra), Krista Puisite (Lat), Brooke Henderson (Can), Katerina Ruzickova (Cze)
72 Luz Cangrejo (Colo), Jennifer Kirby (Can), Jo Ee Kok (Sin), Omnicha Konsunthea (Tha), Nina Pegova (Rus), Mara Puisite (Lat), Madelene Sagstrom (Swe), Karolina Vickova (Cze), Amelia Young (Sing).
SELECTED SCORES
75 Stephanie Meadow (Ire)
81 Paula Grant (Ire)

GLORIA NO 2 COURSE
Par 72. Length 5670metres
69 Becky Harries (Wal)
70 Camilloa Hedberg (Spa), Kotone Hori (Ja),
Lydia Ko (NZ), Nicole Larssen (Den), Lisa McCloskey (US)
71 Fanny Cnops (Bel)
72 Krista Bakker (Fin), Hyo-Joo Kim (SKo), Karolin Lampert (Ger), Sophia Popov (Ger).

SELECTED SCORES
75 Charley Hull (Eng), Emily Taylor (Eng)
76 Georgia Hall (Eng)
77 Eilidh Briggs (Sco), Sally Watson (Sco)
80 Laura Murray (Sco), Chloe Williams (Wal)
81 Amy Boulden (Wal).

TO VIEW ALL THE TEAM SCORES  CLICK HERE

Monday, September 24, 2012

ALEXANDRA QAYUM IS THE 2012 JUNIOR RLCGA CHAMPION


Alex Qayum  and Samantha Cowan
Alex Qayum RLCGA 2012 Champion

Congratulations to Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) who won the County Girls Junior Championship today against Samantha Cowan (Cochrane Castle) at Erskine in thoroughly horrible conditions.
 Both Alexandra and Samantha were very evenly matched for the front 9 holes and there was only ever one hole in it, both playing extremely well in the stiff wind and constant rain.
However Samantha's putting deserted her for the back 9 and Alexandra won 6/4 at the 14th.
The game was played in a truly wonderful competitive spirit and these young ladies have a very bright golfing future ahead of them.

Some Supporters - Jean Irvine, Sandra Littlejohn and Caroline Qayum -- Courtesy of Janette McCartney
Thanks to the caddies and the spectators who braved the storm to come along and support.

Many thanks go to Janette McCartney (Junior Convenor) for the the report and Photographs

SOME PHOTOGRAPHS FROM MONTROSE AT THE COUNTY FINALS

Photographs from Montrose -- Courtesy of Jean Irvine and Maureen Woodhead.
CLICK ON THE SMALL PICTURE BELOW AND THEN ON SLIDESHOW

2012 County Finals at Montrose

Sunday, September 23, 2012

RENFREWSHIRE WIN AGAINST DUMFRIESHIRE AND ANGUS WIN THE TITLE

Angus -- The 2012 County Team Champions - Photo courtesy of Colin Farquharson
ANGUS WOMEN ARE FIRST TIME CHAMPIONS OF SCOTLAND

Angus women's golf team are the new champions of Scotland.
The team of eight, captained by Mary Summers, won the Scottish women's county championship finals at Montrose Links today (Sunday).
They beat defending champions Midlothian 6 1/2-2 1/2 in the title-deciding encounter between the only two 100 per cent teams after two days' play.
After the morning foursomes were shared, it was the young Angus team who rose to the challenge in the singles and surprisingly outfought their older and more experienced opponents to the tune of 5-1.
Carnoustie Ladies' Jessica Meek set the ball rolling Angus's way when she beat Gabrielle MacDonald 6 and 4.
Then Angus county champion Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) won the top singles match against international player Jane Turner by 2 and 1. Ailsa, daughter of the team captain, finished the match in the grand manner - with an eagle 3 at the 17th.
Heather Munro (Monifieth) chalked up another point for Angus with a 3 and 2 win over former international Claire Hargan.
Kirriemuir's Ann Ramsay was the "MVP" of the tournament, winning all six ties in which she played. She scored her sixth win at the expense of Louise Fraser, beating her by 2 and 1.
Then Gemma Chalmers (Monifieth) beat Wendy Nicholson by one hole.
Midlothian's crumb of comfort came in a one hole win by Karen Marshall over Monifieth's Rebecca Wilson.

"It was a wonderful display by a wonderful team," said skipper Mary Summers. "They were a wee bit nervous on the opening morning but gained in confide6nce with every session of play until they finished the tournament like the champions they are."
The Scottish county finals are contested by the divisional champions of the North, South, East and West.
Earlier this summer, Angus, fielding a team with an average age of 21, beat Perth and Kinross, Aberdeenshire and Northern Counties to win the Northern Division title.
One member of that Angus team was not able to play in the finals - Claire Penman who is still ill after being badly bitten by insects while on holiday in America.
Her place in the team was filled by Jackie Brown (Monfieith).
Renfrewshire beat Dumfries-shire 6-3 in the other match on the final day to finish third behind champions Angus and runners-up Midlothian.

RENFREWSHIRE 6, DUMFRIES-SHIRE 3
 Foursomes (2 1/2- 1/2) 
Megan Briggs and Linsey Stevenson halved with Walker and Graham
Gillian Kyle and Iona Stephen beat Diane MacDonald and Kirkwood 3 and 2.
Alyson McKechin and Carol Whyte beat Greenlees and McCracken 4 and 3.

Singles (3 1/2-2 1/2)
Megan Briggs halved with Walker
Carol Whyte lost to D MacDonald 2 holes
Alyson McKechin beat Graham 1 hole.
Iona Stephen beat Kirkwood 4 and 3
Linsey Stevenson lost to Greenlees 5 and 3
Gillian Kyle beat Linda Jack 6

 ANGUS 6 1/2, MIDLOTHIAN 2 1/2

Foursomes (1 1/2-1 1/2)
Ramsay and Meek beat Hargan and G MacDonald 2 and 1.
Smith and Munro lost to Marshall and Nicholson 4 and 3.
Summers and Wilson halved with Turner and Scott.

Singles (5-1)
Summers beat Turner 2 and 1.
Ramsay beat Fraser 2 and 1.
Meek beat G MacDonald 6 and 4.
Munro beat Hargan 3 and 2.
Chalmers beat Nicholson 1 hole
Wilson lost to Marshall 1 hole.

HOW THEY FINISHED

1 Angus 3pt
2 Midlothian 2pt
3 Renfrewshire 1pt
4 Dumfries-shire 0pt.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

SAMANTHA COWAN v ALEX QAYUM IN JUNIOR FINAL

The RLCGA Junior Girls Championship Finals are at Erskine Golf Club on Monday 24th September at 2:15pm. Samantha Cowan will play Alexandra Qayum in the girls final, so do come along, see some good golf and support them if possible and pray for this dry spell to continue. All welcome.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

RENFREWSHIRE LOSE TO MIDLOTHIAN ON DAY 2 AT MONTROSE

Most of the RLCGA County Team  - Courtesy of RLCGA Secretary Jean Irvine
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM MONTROSE COURTESY OF MAUREEN WOODHEAD AND JEAN IRVINE -- CLICK HERE

Angus will play title-holders Midlothian in the deciding match of the Scottish women's county golf championship finals at Montrose links tomorrow
The young Angus team - average age only 21 - followed up their 5-4 Friday win over Renfrewshire by beating Dumfries-shire 6 1/2-2 1/2 today.
Midlothian also scored their second win in two days, beating Renfrewshire 6-3.

RESULTS:


RENFREWSHIRE 3, MIDLOTHIAN 6
Foursomes (1-2)
Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart lost to Jane Turner and Hannah Scott 5 and 4.
Alyson McKechin and Gillian Kyle lost to Claire Hargan and Gabrielle MazcDonald 2 and 1.
Megan Briggs and Linsey Stevenson beat Karen Marshall and Wendy Nicholson 3 and 2.

Singles (2-4)
Alyson McKechin lost to Jane Turner 4 and 3.
Megan Briggs beat Kate McIntosh 6 and 5.
Linsey Stevenson halve with Louise Fraser
Donna Jackson lost to Hannah Scott 1 hole
Carol Whyte halved with Claire Hargan
Gillian Kyle lost to MacDonald 3 and 2.


ANGUS 6 1/2, DUMFRIES-SHIRE 2 1/2

Foursomes (2-1)
Ailsa Summers and Rebecca Wilson bt Katie McCracken and Emma Greenlees 2 holes.
Ann Ramsay and Jessica Meek bt Diane MacDonald and Lindsey Kirkwood 3 and 1.
Ashley Smith and Heather Munro lost to Jordana Graham and Rachel Walker 5 and 3.

Singles (4 1/2-1 1/2)
Meek beat McCracken 3 and 2.
Ramsay beat MacDonald 6 and 4.
Jackie Brown lost to Kirkwood 5 and 4.
Jemma Chalmers halved with Greenlees
Munro beat Graham 4 and 3.
Wilson beat Walker 1 hole.


Friday, September 21, 2012

RENFREWSHIRE LOSE TO ANGUS ON DAY 1 OF THE COUNTY FINALS

Photos - Courtesy of Maureen Woodhead

REPORT FROM CAPTAIN MAUREEN WOODHEAD FROM MONTROSE:

The weather forecast was fine.....  That was the case for the morning although the wind was up.  In the afternoon the wind died – so the rain decided to put in an appearance and the temperature dropped significantly.  Nevertheless, the Renfrewshire team carried on regardless.

In the morning foursomes the Angus pairing of Ann Ramsay & Jessica Meek were first off and beat Renfrewshire’s Donna Jackson & Liz Stewart 3&1.  Angus’ Ashley Smith and Heather Munro could not put a foot wrong and beat Alyson McKechin and debut girl Iona Stephen 7 & 6.  It was left for Linsey Stevenson & Carol Whyte to save the day and make lunch more palatable by beating Ailsa Summers and Rebecca Wilson by one hole.  All to play for in the afternoon.

Alyson McKechin beat Jessica Meek 2&1, Linsey Stevenson lost to an on form Ann Ramsay 4 & 3, Carol Whyte won 3 & 2 against Jemma Chalmers (another holed second shot by Carol on the 10th!!), Donna Jackson was beaten 3&1 by Heather Munro,  Liz Stewart had an agonising defeat by one hole to Rebecca Wilson and Gillian Kyle beat Ailsa Summers by one hole.  Angus won the day 5 – 4.

Tomorrow’s weather has to be better...... 

Megan was unable to play today due to work commitments but she and the rest of the team are raring to go again tomorrow against defending champions Midlothian.

 Day 1 results:

ANGUS 5, RENFREWSHIRE 4
Foursomes (2-1)
A Ramsay and J Meek bt D Jackson and L Stewart and 1; A Smith and H Munro bt A McKechin and I Stephen 7 and 6; A Summers and R Wilson lost to L Stevenson and C Whyte.
Singles (3-3)
Meek lost to McKechin 2 and 1, Ramsay bt Stevenson 4 and 3, J Chalmers lost to Whyte 3 and 2, Munro bt Jackson 3 and 1, Wilson bt Stewart 1 hole, Summers lost to G Kyle 1 hole.


MIDLOTHIAN 7 1/2, DUMFRIES-SHIRE 1 1/2
Foursomes (3-0)
C Hargan and G MacDonald bt D MacDonald and L Kirkwood 3 and 2; K Marshall and W Nicholson bt J Graham and E Greenlees 3 and 2; J Turner and H Scott t R Walker and K McCracken 6 and 5.
Singles (4 1/2-1 1/2)
Turner bt D MacDonald 5 and 3, G MacDonald bt McCracken, K McIntosh bt Kirkwood 3 and 2, L Fraser bt Greenlees 3 and 2, Nicholson lost to Graham 2 and 1, Marshall halved with Walker.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

AUTUMN GREENSOMES STABLEFORD

As Maureen is up at Montrose with the Team, for any inquiries re entries for the competition,  please phone Freda Tuck 0141 639 2765 or 07786651147 or email fredat77@gotadsl.co.uk.  The entries will be closed on Monday evening 24th September.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

GOOD LUCK TO THE RENFREWSHIRE TEAM AT MONTROSE

EVERYONE IN RENFREWSHIRE WISH CAPTAIN MAUREEN, VICE CAPTAIN GILLIAN AND THE COUNTY TEAM THE BEST OF LUCK AT THE COUNTY FINALS AT MONTROSE THIS WEEKEND -- CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON AND HAVE YOUR SOUND TURNED ON.

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Renfrewshire Members do well at the Scottish Vets Jamboree at Blairgowrie

Anna Telfer (Past D&A Captain), Fiona Roger (West Vets Captain RLCGA Member) ,
May Hughes (Past Lanarkshire County Captain)   and Carol Fell (RLCGA Webmaster)

Anna Telfer (D&A), Fiona Roger (RLCGA), May Hughes (LLCGA) and Carol Fell (RLCGA) were all prizewinners at the Annual Scottish Vets Meeting and Championship at Blairgowrie on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of this week. To read more go to the West Vets Website

Friday, September 14, 2012

SCOTTISH FINALS AT MONTROSE

Well ladies, this time next week we will have started our efforts to bring back the Scottish Championship to the West.  I know the team are very excited about it and thrilled that we have managed to have caddies for every match for every day.  I would like (on behalf of the team) to thank the caddies in advance for their support for the girls, it is very, very much appreciated.

While I am thanking people, can I record my thanks to the Ladies Section of my home Club, Gourock, for their generous donation to County funds.  In this year of added expense (through our success so I'm not complaining!!) it will be put to very good use.

See you next week!!
Captain Maureen


Angus Captain Mary Summers                                  Dumfriesshire Captain Sheila Townsley
Jemma Chalmers Monifieth                                        Jordana Graham Southerness
Jessica Meek Carnoustie Ladies                                  Wilma Graham Southerness
Heather Munro Monifieth                                            Emma Greenlees Dumfries & County
Claire Penman Carnoustie Caledonia                          Linda Jack Dumfries & Galloway
Ann Ramsay Kirriemuir                                              Lindsey Kirkwood Powfoot
Ashley Smith Monifieth                                              Diane Macdonald Dumfries & County
Ailsa Summers Carnoustie Ladies                               Katie McCracken Powfoot
Rebecca Wilson Monifieth                                          Rachel Walker Dumfries & County

Midlothian Captain Mary Richardson                   Renfrewshire Captain Maureen Woodhead
Louise Fraser Kingsknowe                                     Megan Briggs Kilmacolm
Claire Hargan Cardross                                           Donna Jackson Cochrane Castle
Gabrielle Macdonald Craigielaw                             Gillian Kyle East Renfrewshire
Karen Marshall Baberton                                        Alyson McKechin Elderslie
Kate McIntosh Broomieknowe                                Iona Stephen Ranfurly Castle
Wendy Nicholson Broomieknowe                           Linsey Stevenson Whitecraigs
Hannah Scott Broomieknowe                                   Liz Stewart Greenburn
Jane Turner Craigielaw                                             Carol Whyte Windyhill

Thursday, September 13, 2012

COMMONWEALTH SPOONS FINALS AT POWFOOT

Sally Smyth, Ann Judge, Jean Irvine and Lilias Snodgrass -- Photo Courtesy of Jean Irvine

The Commonwealth Spoon Finals took place today at Powfoot Golf Course.
I don't have a report as yet apart from RLCGA secretary Jean Irvine who had qualified to play and said "We didn't win any prizes but we had a great day despite the motorway being closed and took us 3 hours to get there!!"

RLCGA Representatives were:
A Judge and S Smyth Ranfurly Castle
L Snodgrass and J Irvine Ranfurly Castle
L Stewart and D Jackson Greenburn/Cochrane Castle
Marion Stewart and Lynda Bradley Kilmacolm

For a list of Prize Winners Click here.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

GREENSOMES OVER GOUROCK CANCELLED

DUE TO RECENT INCLEMENT WEATHER AND THE FORECAST OF MORE PROLONGED HEAVY RAIN, I HAVE DECIDED (in consultation with Gourock’s Greenkeeper and Captain) TO POSTPONE THE GREENSOMES STABLEFORD TOMORROW. I WILL ENDEAVOUR TO HAVE ANOTHER DATE IDENTIFIED AND WILL NOTIFY THE MEMBERS ON THE WEB AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Captain Maureen



The 18th Hole

CADDY MISTRESS JUNE LOCKHART WINS THE GLEDDOCH CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

June Lockhart
June Lockhart won the Gleddoch Ladies Championship, having been runner up on many occasions.
She beat Shirley Back at the 17th hole, having played some very impressive golf.
She was very steady and calm, was leading from the 3rd hole, and just kept her nerve to finally beat Shirley.
I know that June would not maybe tell everyone this result, but I felt her achievement was worth sharing with the County.
I was her caddy and just so pleased at how well she played.

Regards
Jackie Gray Gleddoch
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ARE YOU A 2012 CHAMPION -- PLEASE email Carol at --- webmaster@rlcga.com
Here is the 2012 list so far ---

Bonnyton - Lisa Cohen
Erskine -- Michele McGregor
Gourock - Maureen Woodhead
Gleddoch - June Lockhart
Greenock Linda McDougall
Haggs Castle - Aileen Wilson
Paisley - Pamela Buttar
Kilmacolm - Megan Briggs
Old Ranfurly - Birgit Clark
Ranfurly Castle - Natasha Qayum

Friday, September 07, 2012

IONA STEPHENS WINS THE 2012 COUNTY ROSEBOWL

RLCGA Captain Maureen Woodhead presents Iona Stephen with 2012 County Rosebowl
The Final of the Rosebowl was played over Haggs Castle Golf Club today (Friday 7 September 2012) between Iona Stephen of Ranfurly Castle and Anne Aitken of Eastwood. A grey day with rain always threatening (although never arriving thankfully), the course played every inch of it’s length. Anne was getting 8 strokes from Iona.

Iona won the first with a birdie and the second when Anne decided to spend some time at the ‘beach’ (ie in the bunker).

At the third Anne again encountered some sandy lies and Iona was three up. Anne came back at the fourth with a net par – not put off by Iona’s caddy, Jean Irvine, having a bit of an ‘equipment malfunction’ when somehow, Iona’s clubs fell off the trolley!.

A net four at the next (after Iona reached the burn with her drive) and Anne pulled it back to one hole. Unfortunately Anne found the burn at the next and went back to two down. She got it back again at the next with a par 3. The eighth was halved in par and Iona won the next to be two up at the turn.

The tenth was halved and Iona won the par 3 eleventh to go 3 up. Anne got it back to two down at the 13th with a very solid par but Iona went 3 up again at the 14th with a terrific second shot to the green.

Iona edged out the win at the 15th with a par after Anne’s ball got entangled in the trees off the tee.

Unfortunately there was not a lot of support for the players – probably because most of the members were still drying out their waterproofs from the day before at Paisley!! However, some pretty solid golf was played in a friendly manner. Captain Maureen refereed and took the photographs.

A wedding in the clubhouse meant the ‘mini-prizegiving’ took place in the small bar!! The ladies left the clubhouse to the tunes of the wedding piper.

Well done to Iona and Anne on reaching the final and congratulations to Iona on the win.



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Qual
No.
1st Round
Semi Final
7th September 2012

To be played by Monday
9th July 2012

To be played by
Monday 27th August 2012


Final played over Haggs Castle
1
Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle)
Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) w/o


Iona Stephen (Ranfurly Castle) at the 19th


Winner Iona Stephen 4/3
8
Nancy MacGadie (Ranfurly Castle)
5
Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle)

Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 5/4
4
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
3
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle)
Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 
at the 19th

Anne Aitken (Eastwood) 
2/ 1
6
Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle)
7
June Irons (Caldwell)

Anne Aitken (Eastwood) 3/1
2
Anne Aitken (Eastwood)

Thursday, September 06, 2012

STORM FORCE SEPTEMBER MEDAL AT PAISLEY !!!

Lindsay Mathie
Marion Stewart


Carol and Lindsay -- Photos Courtesy of Freda Tuck
Paisley Bushes Rainbow -- Courtesy of Nicky Henderson
The tail-end of HURRICANE ISAAC finally reached Paisley Golf Club to-day bringing storm force winds and rain all day.  In spite of the terrible conditions, 28 ventured out and the scores were understandably high.
The overall winner was Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill) with a net 75.  Club mate and team member Carol Whyte had a gross 84 which was the best scratch score of the day --- Fantastic for the conditions !!.   The CSS was 77, SSS 74 and the competition was Reductions Only.

Scratch Winner: Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 84

Scratch - 12 handicap :
1st            Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill)  85(10) 75
2nd           Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm)  89 (11) 78
3rd            Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) 85 (6) 79

13+ Handicap and Upwards
1st             Barbara Lyle (Whitecraigs)  99(19) 80
2nd            Maureen Cook (Lochwinnoch) 95 (13) 82
3rd            Evelyn Forrest (Bonnyton) 102 (19) 83

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ROSEBOWL FINAL - IONA v ANNE

The Final of the County Rosebowl between Iona Stephen of Ranfurly Castle and Anne Aitken of Eastwood will take place at Haggs Castle Golf Club on Friday 7 September 2012 at 10.00am.  Many thanks to Haggs Castle for courtesey of the course.

I am sure the players would like some support so come along and watch the game and enjoy some chat afterwards.

Captain Maureen

SCOTLAND LOSE TO IRELAND ON THE FINAL DAY OF THE HOME INTERNATIONALS

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Colin@scottishgolfview.com
Begorrah! Scotland somehow managed to snatch defeat by Ireland from the jaws of victory on the final day of the Women's Home Internationals at Cork Golf Club on the sunny southern coast of Ireland.
Playing the other pointless team with only the wooden spoon at stake, Scotland made a 3-0 clean sweep of the foursomes against Ireland and looked set for their first match win in the series since they won the title in 2010
It was not to be. The Scots, who had been a shade unlucky to lose to England on Wednesday, went completely off the boil in the afternoon singles.
There were ominous signs early on that Scotland were heading for defeat, despite their 3-0 lunchtime lead.
The Fighting Irish were soon leading in all six ties and in most of them the Irish just kept on increasing their advantage.
Kelsey MacDonald and Rachael Watton, who had scored memorable wins against the English, lost their singles within 15 and 16 holes respectively against the Irish.
There were also defeats for Scottish champion Laura Murray, Eilidh Briggs and Alyson McKechin, who played with a bandage and other dressing on her badly blistered left foot.
Only 16-year-old adult international debutante, 16-year-old Lauren Whyte from the St Regulus club, St Andrews could hold her head high at the finish.
She was Scotland's lone afternoon winner in the team's shambles of a singles performance against the Irish. Lauren beat Lucy Simpson by 2 and 1.
And so Scotland, for the second year in a row, finished last of four.
Next year the Women's Home Internationals will be held at Scotscraig GC, Fife.
In the title decider between the teams that had both beaten Scotland and Ireland, England retained the championship by the narrowest of margins.
They drew with Wales 4 1/2-4 1/2 for both teams to finished with 2 1/2 match points.
The tie-breaker was individual games won and that went in favour of England by 18 1/2-16 1/2.
Their 9-0 win over Ireland on the opening day proved decisive in the end.

WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS
Cork Golf Club, Ireland
Day 3
SCOTLAND 4, IRELAND 5
Foursomes - Kelsey MacDonald and Rachael Watton beat Mary Dowling and Jessica Carty 5 and 3, Alyson McKechin and Lauren Whyte beat Gillian O'Leary and Sarah Cunningham 2 and 1, Eilidh Briggs and Jane Turner beat Deirdre Smith and Chloe Ryan 2 and 1 (3-0).
Singles - MacDonald lost to Dowling 4 and 3, Laura Murray lost to Ryan 4 and 2, Watton lost to Carty 3 and 2, Whyte bt Lucy Simpson 2 and 1, Briggs lost to Smith 5 and 4, McKechin lost to Maria Dunne 6 and 4 (1-5)

WALES 4 1/2, ENGLAND 4 1/2
Foursomes - Amy Boulden and Becky Harries lost to Georgia Hall and Emily Taylor 4 and 2, Chloe Williams and Katie Bradbury bt Holly Clyburn and Bronte Law 2 and 1, Gemma Bradbury and Jess Evans halved with Alexandra Peters and Kelly Tidy (1 1/2-1 1/2).
Singles - Boulden bt Tidy 3 and 1, Williams lost to Hall 2 and 1, Katie Bradbury bt Taylor 1 hole, Gemma Bradbury lost to Clyburn 6 and 4, Evans lost to Amber Ratcliffe 3 and 2, Harries bt Law 4 and 3 (3-3).

HOW THEY FINISHED
1st England 2 1/2 pt (Games won 18 1/2)
2nd Wales 2 1/2 pt (Games won 16 1/2)
*England retained the title on the tie-breaking individual games won rule.

3rd Ireland 1pt
4th Scotland 0 pt

Next year's Women's Home Internationals will be played at Scotscraig GC, Fife from September 11 to 13.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

ALYSON HAS TO BE DROPPED AGAINST ENGLAND DUE TO INJURY

SCOTS MISSED CHANCE TO BEAT ENGLAND -- By COLIN FARQUHARSON

England will meet Wales in the title decider at the Women's Home Internationals at Cork Golf Club, Ireland tomorrow.
They are the only two teams with 100 per cent records at the end of the first two days.
Scotland and Ireland, both without a win, will play for the wooden spoon.
And yet the Scots, beaten 6-3 by Wales on Day 1, were on the verge of victory against the star-studded England team before they lost 5-4 after a nail-biting final hour's play.
"We were so near to pulling off a great win," said Scotland skipper Fiona Norris.
"I couldn't play Alyson McKechin whose left foot and heel are badly blistered. We might have won had she been fit but all credit to the girls who did play against England.
"There were some excellent individual victories. Kelsey MacDonald beat Georgia Hall, No 4 in the world, by one hole and Rachael Watton beat Curtis Cup player Holly Clyburn by 6 and 5.
"I had to play both our youngsters, Rachel Walker and Lauren Whyte, in the singles and they did their best."
In fact, Scotland and England were tied at 3 1/2 pt apiece with only two games to finish - and in these games Lauren Whyte was all square against Amber Ratcliffe after 12 holes and Jane Turner was one up after 11 against Curtis Cup player Bronte Law.
Turner lost the 16th, 17th and 18th to go down by two holes to Law while Whyte had to settle for a square match after losing the last hole to a brilliant up and down from a bad lie off the green by Ratcliffe.
Wales beat Ireland 6-3 in the other match.

WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS
Cork Golf Club, Little Island

Day 2
ENGLAND 5, SCOTLAND 4
Foursomes - Georgia Hall and Emily Taylor halved with Kelsey MacDonald and Rachael Watton
Kelly Tidy and Alexandra Peters beat Laura Murray and Alyson McKechin 7 and 5
Holly Clyburn and Bronte Law lost to Eilidh Briggs and Jane Turner 3 and 2 (1 1/2-1 1/2)

Singles - Hall lost to MacDonald 1 hole,
Tidy beat Briggs 3 and 1
Clyburn lost to Watton 6 and 5
Taylor beat Rachel Walker 7 and 5
Amber Ratcliffe halved with Lauren Whyte
Law beat Turner 2 holes (3 1/2-2 1/2)

IRELAND 3, WALES 6
Foursomes - Mary Dowling and Jessica Carty lost to Amy Boulden and Becky Harries 2 and 1
Gillian O'Leary and Sarah Cunningham lost to Chloe Williams and Katie Bradbury 2 holes,
Deirdre Smith and Chloe Ryan beat Katherine O'Connor and Samantha Birks 2 and 1 (2-1)
Singles - Dowling halved with Boulden
O'Leary lost to Williams 6 and 4
Lucy Simpson lost to Katie Bradbury 5 amd 4
Maria Dunne beat Birks, 2 and 1
Carty halved with Jess Evans
Ryan lost to Harries 6 and 4 (2-4)

FINAL MATCHES ON THURSDAY
08.30 and 13.10 Scotland v Ireland
09.00 and 14.10 England v Wales

SEPTEMBER MEDAL DRAW AT PAISLEY GOLF CLUB

Paisley Golf Club
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The draw has been made for the September Medal over Paisley on Thursday September 6th. Contact no for late entries or enquiries Nicky Henderson 07711579131.
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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

ALYSON PLAYS HER PART ON DAY 1 OF THE HOME INTERNATIONALS BUT SCOTLAND LOSE TO WALES

Scotland Team - Courtesy of Colin Farquharson
Report by Colin Farquharson
Scotland and Ireland made disappointing starts to the Women's Home International matches at a bright and breezy Cork golf course in southern Ireland today
The Scots were beaten 6-3 by Wales. Last year, at Hillside, Scotland lost "only" 5-4 to the Welsh.
Ireland, thrashed 8-1 12 months ago by England, were on the receiving end of an even worse defeat at Cork ... whitewashed 9-0 by the defending champions.
The morning foursomes had ended with the promise of better things to come as Kelsey MacDonald and Rachael Watton birdied the last to salvage a square match and a share of the spoils with Wales at 1 1/2pt each.
Laura Murray (Alford) and Renfrewhire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) had secured the one morning Scottish win by two holes over Curtis Cup player Amy Boulden and Becky Harries.
But the afternoon singles were a huge disappointment for the Scots' supporters.
Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) lost by 3 and 2 to Amy Boulden but, to be fair, Eilidh had a match-play tiger by the tail. Amy had five birdies on the outward half and was three up at the turn.
Chloe Williams trimmed Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) by 4 and 2. The Welsh youngster won four holes on the outward half and just when Kelsey was mounting a late surge, Williams conjured up an eagle 3 at the 15th to go back to three up.
Alyson McKechin had halved match with Katie Bradbury in a tight contest in which there was never more than a hole in it either way.
Scottish U18 girls champion Lauren Whyte (St Regulus), making her adult team debut for Scotland, lost by one hole to Gemma Bradbury after being three up on the eighth tee.
Young Lauren was still one up with two to play but her opponent staged a smash-and-grab victory by winning the 17th and 18th holes.
Scottish champion Laura Murray went down by 2 and 1 to Samantha Birks. Laura was three down at the turn but fought her way back to all square after 13 but Birks won the 14th and 15th and held on for victory.
Jane Turner (Craigielaw), playing the anchor role for the Scots, did her job with the only singles victory. She beat former Welsh champion Becky Harries by 4 and 3 after winning four of the first six holes.
Things can only get better for Scotland - or can they? They play the rampant England in their next match.

WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS
Cork Golf Club, Ireland
DAY 1
WALES 6, SCOTLAND 3
Foursomes - Amy Boulden and Becky Harries lost to Laura Murray and Alyson McKechin 2 holes, Chloe Williams and Katie Bradbury beat Eilidh Briggs and Jane Turner 3 and 1, Katherin O'Connor and Samantha Birks halved with Kelsey MacDonald and Rachael Watton (1 1/2-1 1/2)
SINGLES - Boulden beat Briggs 3 and 2, Williams beat MacDonald 4 and 2, Katie Bradbury halved with McKechin, Gemma Bradbury beat Lauren Whyte 1 hole, Birks beat Murray 2 and 1, Harries lost to Turner 4 and 3 (4 1/2-1 1/2)

IRELAND 0, ENGLAND 9
FOURSOMES - Gillian O'Leary and Sarah Cunningham lost to Kelly Tidy and Alexandra Peters 4 and 3, Mary Dowling and Jessica Carty lost to Georgia Hall and Emily Taylor 3 and 1, Deirdre Smith and Chloe Ryan lost to Holly Clyburn and Bronte Law 4 and 3 (0-3)
SINGLES - Maria Dunne lost to Tidy 8 and 7, Carty lost to Hall 3 and 1, Lucy Simpson lost to Amber Ratcliffe 3 and 1, O'Leary lost to Clyburn 3 and 2, Smith lost to Peters 2 and 1, Cunningham lost to Taylor 4 and 3 (0-6)
WEDNESDAY'S MATCHES
England v Scotland, Ireland v Wales.

Monday, September 03, 2012

ALYSON AND EILIDH ARE PLAYING FOR SCOTLAND IN THE HOME INTERNATIONALS IN CORK

Scottish Team -- Courtesy of Colin Farqharson
Report by Colin Farquharson
Scotland skipper Fiona Norris has relied on her six most experienced players for the opening foursomes against Wales on Day 1 of the Women's Home Internationals at Cork Golf Club, Ireland.
Scottish champion Laura Murray (Alford) and Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) will be the lead-off pair.
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Craigielaw's Jane Turner are the second pairing.
Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) and Denver University student Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) form a strong-looking third string.
Scottish girls chamion Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) and Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) are the new caps in the squad. They will get their chance, no doubt, later in the three-day tournament.
"We've had some good practice work so I am hoping we can get off to a good start over what looks like a good match-play course," said Fiona.
Cork golf course was a good enough test of golf to stage the Irish Open at one time but the infrastructure is not there to stage a big tournament in the 21st Century.
England are the hot favourites with World No 4 Georgia Hall and three Curtis Cup players, Holly Clyburn, Bronte Law and Kelly Tidy in their line-up.
First-day matches:
WALES v SCOTLAND
FOURSOMES
8.30 Amy Boulden and Becky Harries v Laura Murray and Alyson McKechin.
8.40 Chloe Williams and Katie Bradbury v Eilidh Briggs and Jane Turner.
8.50 Katherine O'Connor and Samantha Birks v Kelsey MacDonald and Rachael Watton.
IRELAND v ENGLAND
FOURSOMES
9.00 Gillian O'Leary and Sarah Cunningham v Kelly Tidy and Alexandra Peters.
9.10 Mary Dowling and Jessica Carty v Georgia Hall and Emily Taylor.
9.20 Deirdre Smith and Chloe Ryan v Holly Clyburn and Bronte Law.

JAN ADAMS WIN THE CAMPBELL CLOCK

18 HOLE STABLEFORD

Jan Adams - Campbell Clock Winner 
Campbell Clock Winner – Jan Adams, Whinhill, 40 points
Runner up - Charlotte McCluskey, Whitecraigs, 35 points

Nearest pin at 5th – Charlotte McCluskey, Whitecraigs
Longest drive – Flora Walker, Whitecraigs
Nearest pin in 2 @ 17th – Ellie Wilkie, Greenock

8 HOLE STABLEFORD
Winner - Kirsty Forgie, Whitecraigs, 15 points
Runner up – Abbie Hamilton, Caldwell, 14 points
Putting Comp – Ellis Folan, Whinhill, 18 putts

Par 3 STABLEFORD
Winner – Anna McKenzie, 31 points (best last 3 holes)
Runner up – Emily Crisher
Putting Comp – Anna McKenzie

Thanks go to Whitecraigs for the courtesy of the course once again, to Whitecraigs Lady Captain and new RLCGA member Chris Fulton for presenting all the prizes and being the starter for the par 3 competition, Junior Secretary Janette McCartney for hours of work and ‘sourcing’ the majority of the prizes, Jinty Roger, Trish Brown, Freda Tuck and the many helpers who escorted the girls on the par 3 competition and the 8 hole Stableford and Captain Maureen who acted as starter for the Campbell Clock and 8 hole Stableford competitions.

Thanks also to the mums and dads who brought the girls along and who all stayed for the prizegiving. A wonderful day was had by all.




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