|The Winning RLCGA Kennedy Salver Team with Captain Gillian Kyle,|
Audrey MacKenzie (Junior Secretary), June Lockhart (Vice Captain)
and President Jennifer Mack
The team was :
Anna MacKenzie - East Renfrewshire
Heather Mushet - Elderslie
Niamh Kinney - Erskine
Ellie Wilkie - Greenock
Emily Crusher - Eastwood
Sophie Kyle - Whitecraigs
Yesterday at Loudoun Gowf Club our Renfrewshire girls won the Kennedy Salver for the first time since 2010. In a nail-biting finish we pipped Lanarkshire into runner-up spot by half a point.
Determined to go one better than last year's runner-up spot our girls came flying out of the blocks in the morning foursomes. Despite the threatening skies, the girls played sunshine golf, winning all three morning matches! Heather Mushet & Ellie Wilkie won 3&2, Emily Crusher & Sophie Kyle won 4&3 and then Anna MacKenzie & Niamh Kinney won a tight but crucial match on the 18th to give the girls a commanding if not unassailable lunch-time lead.
With the winning post in their sights the girls started to get a little tight and the afternoon singles proved to be a more challenging proposition. Like the weather the golf was very mixed, but thanks to bright spells by Niamh & Sophie and Emily gaining her point, we reached a total of 6 points, which none of the other teams could match.
For the record the team totals were: Renfrewshire 6 points; Lanarkshire 5.5; Ayrshire 4; and D&A 2.5.
A great team result for the girls, founded on their excellent team foursomes play in the morning, won them the West of Scotland Inter-County competition for the first time since 2010. All of the matches were played in a great spirit and our thanks go to all the girls who competed.
Many thanks to Ayrshire for hosting the competition and to Loudoun Gowf Club both for the courtesy of their course (which was in great condition) and their hospitality. Thank you to everyone who turned up to support the girls with a special mention to Captain Gillian Kyle, Vice Captain June Lockhart and Hon. President Jennifer Mack.
Click here for enlargement of photos -- Thanks go to Audrey and Captain Gill for these photos
CLICK HER FOR PHOTOS FROM THE DAY'S EVENTS -- Thanks go to June Kerr, Liz Keohone, Audrey MacKenzie and Gillian Kyle for all the photos
CLICK HERE for some photos from Lanarkshire's Jean MacIntyre
Thanks go to the report from Junior Secretary Audrey Mackenzie