Thursday, April 16, 2015


The players were greeted at Ralston today with brilliant blue skies and most of the morning matches were won comfortably.  However it was a different story in the afternoon.
First match out was Gillian Kyle against Carol MacNally.  Gillian was soon 3 down to Carol but kept fighting till she managed to square the match at the 18th.  A half at the 19th and Gillian went on to win with a par at the 20th.
Denise Cowan then went out against Carol Fell (who says she doesn't play 36 holes!). Her superior length proved to be to her advantage and a tiring Carol and caddy Freda (combined ages 143!!!) finally gave in at the 16th to lose 4 & 2.
11 times Champion Donna Jackson played well to win 3 & 2 over Carol Whyte who at times still seemed to have jetlag after her recent trans-atlantic flight.
14 year old Jennifer Rankine, after a convincing win over Beth Paterson in the morning round, then took on Captain Gillian McGinley.  Gillian says Jennifer played really well and she went down 6 & 5.

The semi-finals Friday 17th April
9.30       Gillian Kyle v Denise Cowan
9.37       Donna Jackson v Jennifer Rankine

1st Round
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) bt Heather Mushet (Elderslie)  5 & 3
Carol McNally (Williamwood) bt Sally Foster (Kilmacolm)  6 & 4
Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) bt Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine)  2 up
Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) bt Linda McDougall (Greenock)  3 & 1
Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) bt Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle)  4 & 3
Carol Whyte (Milngavie) bt Marion Munro (Ranfurly Castle) 8 & 6
Gillian McGinley (Cochrane Castle) bt Elizabeth Russell (Ralston) 4 & 3
Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) bt Beth Paterson (Eastwood) 5 & 3

Quarter Finals
Gillian Kyle bt Carol McNally at 20th
Denise Cowan bt Carol Fell 4 & 2
Donna Jackson bt Carol Whyte 3 & 2
Jennifer Rankine bt Gillian McGinley 6 & 5