Monday, 22 August 2016

STRATHAVEN OPEN DAY - ENTRY FORM


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Sunday, 21 August 2016

JENNIFER RANKINE -- HAGGS CASTLE WINS THE RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

The Renfrewshire Junior Championship Final was played at Eastwood Golf Club this afternoon in lovely sunny conditions. It was a repeat of last year's final between Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle ) and Anna Mackenzie (East Renfrewshire) which Jennifer had won comfortably. 
Jennifer and Anna
Today's match, however, was much closer-with Anna winning the 1st hole with a birdie! Jennifer responded winning the next 2 holes, also with birdies! A couple of poor holes by Anna gave Jennifer a comfortable lead of 3up after the 6th but she fought back to be 1 down after 8. Another birdie at the 9th, let Jennifer be 2 up at the turn, with a front 9 of 37. (1 over par). 
A lovely birdie putt from just off the green at the short 11th saw her lead extend to 3 again. But Anna won the 12th with a good up and down for par and the 13th was halved in birdie 4's. A loose 2nd shot by Anna at the 14th let Jennifer win the hole with a par. Jennifer overshot the green at the par 3 15th but recovered with a lovely chip  and sunk her putt for her par. Anna had played a lovely tee shot but just missed the birdie putt so now Jennifer was 3 up with 3 to play. 2 good drives at the 16th but adrenaline kicked in for Anna and she put her 2nd shot into the back left bunker. Jennifer played safely on to the green and 2 putts was enough to give her the Championship for the 3rd time.
Both girls were a credit to their clubs and their families. It was a lovely game to referee and watch. 

Congratulations Jennifer and hard luck Anna. You both played some lovely golf.

Jennifer
Anna
I'd like to take this opportunity to wish the Mackenzie family good luck with their move to Amsterdam next week! Audrey has been a fantastic Junior Convenor for the last 2 years and will be greatly missed.
Gillian Kyle (RLCGA Captain)

Friday, 12 August 2016

WEST KILBRIDE'S LOUISE DUNCAN IS LEADING SCOT IN THE UNDER 16'S SCOTLAND OPEN TOURNAMENT

England 1-2-3 finish in Scotland U16 girls' open tournament at Aberdour

Louise Duncan
English players filled the first three places in the Loretto School Scottish Under-16 girls' open tournament at Aberdour Golf Club in Fife.
Hannah Screen (Berkhamsted) led the way with rounds of 68 and 74 for a total of 142, eight over par for 36 holes over the par 67 lay-out which has a standard scratch score of 72. The CSS for both days was 72.
Runner-up, four shots behind Hannah, were Natasha Slater (Furness) and Annabel Fuller (Rosehampton). Both had two rounds of 73.

Leading Scot, in a tie for eighth place was Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) who had scores of 80 and 73 for 153. Her second round contained three birdie 2s.

LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 134 (2x67). SSS 72. CSS 72 72
142 H Screen (Berkhamsted) 68 74
146 N Slater (Furness) 73 73, A Fuller (Roehampton) 73 73
149 G Carr (Milltown) 75 74, B Bayles (Bishop Auckland) 74 75.
150 B Jay (North Weald) 76 74, R Becht (Bel) 71 79
153 L Duncan (West Kilbride) 80 73, S Johnson (Telford Links) 75 78, F Evans (Newport Links) 78 75
154 C Screene (Hermitage) 78 76

OTHER SCOTS' TOTALS

155 J Rankine ( Haggs Castle)
158 K Brodie (Strathmore) 77 81 (T22)
159 Anna McKay (Crail GS) 78 81, A Mackenzie (East Renfrewshire) 75 84.
161 L McClymont (Milngavie) 79 82 (T31).
162 H Darling (Broomieknowe) 85 77 (T34).
163 E Hynd (Balbirnie Park) 82 81 (T36)
164 C Irvine (Craigielaw) 78 76 (T38)
165 C Griffiths (Aboyne) 85 80 (T40)
166 A Mitchell (Strathmore) 84 82 (T42)
169 S Ramsay (West Kilbride) 85 84, E Henderson (Loretto) 79 90 (T46)
171 C Wilson (St Regulus) 86 85 (T50)
172 R Foster (Turnberry) 83 89 (52nd)
173 J Taylor (Downfield) 84 89 (T53).

TO VIEW ALL THE FINAL TOTALS

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KILMACOLM OPEN DAY -- CATHERINE GARRETT HAS A HOLE IN ONE !!

Catherine Garret with Kilmacolm Ladies Captain Susan Reid
Despite the persistent rain all day, over 100 ladies braved the weather yesterday 11th August and played on the course which was in great condition. 
Many thanks to Liz Crichton and her team of helpers for all the excellent  organisation and hard work  before and during the day.
The prize winners are listed below and a special congratulations to Catherine Garrett of West Kilbride who had a Hole-In-One on the 2nd (her first hole in one!).  Just like Justin Rose at the Olympics yesterday !


Photos -- courtesy of Susan Reid - Click to enlarge
PRIZE WINNERS

1ST PRIZE:    Luisella Mosley (Balfron) and June Gordon (Douglas Park)  37 points (BIH)
2nd PRIZE:    Alyson  McGinnigle (Cowglen) and Carol McNally (Williamwood)   37 points
3rd PRIZE:     Liz McKendry (Dullatur) and Jenny Davidson (Kilmacolm)   36 points
4TH PRIZE :  Anne Judge and Sally Smyth (Ranfurly Castle)    32 points (BIH)

Nearest the Pin:
Silver:      Catherine Garrett with a Hole in One and partner Helen Craig (West Kilbride)
Bronze:   Irene MacSporran and Mary Erskine (Erskine)

Longest Drive:  
Silver :    Susan Tyne and Doreen Ferguson (Blairmore & Strone)

Bronze : Luisella Mosley (Balfron) and June Gordon (Douglas Park)

Thanks go to Ladies Captain Susan Reid for photos and report

Saturday, 6 August 2016

DOUGLAS PARK ARE THE 2016 PATRICK TROPHY WINNERS

Some of the 2015  and 2016 Winning team
Douglas Park  have won the Patrick Trophy  with an overall league total of 43.5 points, with nearest rivals Lenzie managing second place with 39.5 points. They won 5 out of 6 matches convincingly and drew one match against Hilton Park at home. 
Having not won the trophy for the last 20 plus years, they have now won it twice in the last 3 years. 

Recognition and thanks go to the team players: Gill Hendry (captain), Claire Mackelvie, Sandra Goldie, Fiona Rattray, Alex Mennie, Ann O’Connell,  Evy McGregor, Lindsay Maclean, Maggie Rutherford, Lynda Smith, Norma Cook and Paula Galloway. Thanks also to both Christina Graham and Janet Dow for playing courtesy matches. Well done, ladies!

Thanks go to Gillian Hendry for the report

Friday, 5 August 2016

SCOTLAND GIRLS LOSE TO IRELAND ON DAY 3 AND IRELAND TAKE THE TITLE

Ireland win Girls' title by beating Scotland 5-4



            WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! ...  Ireland's Under-18 girls team
                                    Picture by Cal Carson Golf Agency

FROM THE LGU WEBSITE
Ireland have won the Girls' Home Internationals title for the first time. They came from behind to beat Scotland 5-4 in the Under-18s' championship decider at Conwy Golf Club, North Wales.
The Scots had beaten Wales 7-2 and England 6-3 and when they established a 2-1 lead over Ireland in the final day foursomes, it looked as if Scotland would win the title for the first time since their back-to-back successes in 2006 and 2007.
But a talented Irish squad rose to the challenge and won four of the six singles.
After Shannon McWilliam had won the top singles for Scotland, beating Mairead Martin 3 and 1 by winning five holes on the trot from the 13th, the Irish really got down to business.
Annabel Wilson beat Joanne Free 5 and 3 after being three holes up after six.
Then Irish U18s champion Julie McCarthy won by 4 and 2 against Louise Duncan, winning the seventh, eighth, 13th and 16th without reply.
Niamh McSherry put a fourth point on the board for Ireland by beating Jennifer Rankine 7 and 6 after getting to five up on the eighth tee.
Hazel MacGarvie gave Scotland a glimmer of hope of turning the Irish tide when she scored her sixth win in six matches - MVP of the girls' tournament - by beating Valerie Clancy 6 and 5 with a glory run of wins at the seventh, eighth, ninth, 10th, 12th and 13th.
That meant the overall score stood at 4-4 with everything hanging on the result of the match between Jillian Farrell, winner of five out of five for the Scots, and Lauren Walsh, playing in her first Girls' Home Internationals for Ireland.
Farrell lost the first two holes but twice got back to all square, winning the eighth and then the 12th after losing the sixth and the 10th.
All square on the 13th tee, Walsh struck a body blow to the Scot's hopes by going two up with wins at the 13th and 14th.
Farrell got one back by winning the 15th and, one down with three to play, Jillian needed "only" to get a square game for Scotland to win the title.
But Walsh closed out her opponent and clinched a 5-4 win for Ireland by taking the 16th and 17th for a 3 and 1 win she will remember the rest of her golfing days.
England, who had come into the tournament seeking a ninth title in a row, finished third by beating Wales 6.5-2.5
They took a 2-1 lead from the foursomes into the singles in which there were clear-cut wins for Lily-May Humphreys (5 and 3 v Lucy Jones), Amelia Williamson (5 and 3 v Ffion Evans), Annabel Fuller (4 and 3 v Caitlin Evans-Brand) and Louisa Brunt (5 and 4 v Nicola Wainwright.
The Welsh tail wagged with Cary Worby winning the 15th, 17th and 18th for a two-hole win over Isobel Wardle. And Ffion Vineall won the 14th, 15th and 17th to snatch a square match with Sharna Deutrieux.

       Scotland's Under-18 girls team with the "Swansea Spoon," the runners-up trophy. Picture by Cal Carson Golf Agency.


WOMENS HOME INTERNATIONALS 

Scotland produced their best performance of the week to squash Ireland's lingering hopes that a win might get them into a countback for the title in the event of England and Wales drawing their final match. The Scots, who had lost to Wales and England, beat the Irish 5-4 after taking a 2-1 lead from the foursomes. Connie Jaffrey, two up after three holes, went on to beat Jessica Carty 3 and 2. Jess Meek, thanks to successes at the 10th, 11th, 13th and 14th, scored her fourth win of the week, beating Jessica Ross 5 and 4. In the top singles, Hannah McCook, one of two holes up most of the way against Louise Coffey eventually was held to a square game, thanks to the Irish player winning both the 16th and 17th. And 2014 
Curtis Cup player Eilidh Briggs, one down at the turn, won the 14th, 17th and 18th to get a plucky halved match with Maria Dunne, a member of this year's winning GB&I team. Yet another Curtis Cup player, Ireland's Olivia Mehaffey. won by two holes against former Scottish champion Clara Young who put up a stuff performance as Mehaffey scored her fifth win of the week. Scotland's Heather Munro went into the final session of play with a record of five wins from five outings. Ireland's Sinead Sexton, three up after eight, smashed the 100 per cent winning tag by beating the Scot 2 and 1. And so the first combined Women's and Girls Home Internationals came to a conclusion. Were they a success? Undoubtedly although they did make for longer days!

England beat Wales to become the Champions -- Read full report on Kirkwood Golf 

Thursday, 4 August 2016

SCOTLAND GIRLS WIN AGAINST ENGLAND AND SCOTS WOMEN LOSE ON DAY 2 OF HOME INTERNATIONALS

Scottish Girls'  and Womens' Teams 
SCOTLAND v IRELAND FOR GIRLS' TITLE BUT 

SCOTS WOMEN ARE OUT OF IT AT CONWY

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
England's eight-year reign as champions of the Girls' Home International matches is over.
After a draw on the first day with Ireland, they were toppled by Scotland who beat England 6-3 at Conwy Golf Club, North Wales today 
Ireland, who beat Wales 7-2, will play Scotland in the title decider tomorrow. (Friday)
If the Scots win or even draw with Ireland, they will be girls' champions for the first time since 2007.
Ireland, who have never won the Under-18s title, will end their lean years if they can beat the Scots, as they did last year by a 6-3 margin.
Twelve months ago England beat Scotland 5.5-3.5 at this level but this is a strong Scots side with Hazel MacGarvie and Jillian Farrell twin towers of strength in the foursomes and in the singles.
Scotland took a 2.5-0.5 lead from the foursomes and that became a 3pt lead when Shannon McWilliam found her best form late in a 3 and 2 win over England's Lily-May Humphreys in the top singles.
Humphreys was one up after 12 holes but then McWilliam produced the victory surge by winning the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th for victory.
England had the better of the middle-order singles ties with Emily Price beating Joanne Free 2 and 1, and Louisa Brunt winning by 2 and 1 over Jennifer Rankine, while Amelia Williamson had a square match with Louise Duncan.
It was left to the "Young Firm" of Farrell and MacGarvie to wrap things up for Scotland.
Farrell won by 5 and 3 against the highly rated Annabel Fuller, and MacGarvie, Scotland's U18s girls champion, polished off the challenge of Isobel Wardle by 4 and 3.
But Scotland will need to raise their game one more time against Ireland who were impressive 7-2 winners today against Wales. The Irish took the foursomes 3-0 and the singles 4-2.

Scotland's women flattered to deceive. They played very well to take a 2-1 foursomes lead over title-holders England but were not at the races in the singles with the English winning the first five ties.
Only Heather Munro was a Scotland winner in the afternoon, by 4 and 2. She has played well over the two days.
So a 2-1 lead became a 6-3 defeat for Scotland.
Ireland and Wales drew 4.5pt apiece and it well be a triple tie for the title if Ireland finish with a win over Scotland while Wales and England draw. If that is the case it will be a three-way countback and Ireland will be looking for a big win over Scotland to boost their games-won column for any possible tie-breaker.

HOME INTERNATIONALS

Conwy GC, North Wales
Day 2 results
WOMEN
ENGLAND 6, SCOTLAND 3
Foursomes: 1-2
L Prior and E Allen lost to J Meek and H Munro 1 hole.
M MacLaren and O Winning bt E Briggs and H McCook 1 hole.
G Clews and S Lamb lost to C Young and C Jaffrey 3 and 1
Singles: 5-1
Clews bt McCook 6 and 4.
MacLaren bt Briggs 6 and 5.
Lamb bt Meek 3 and 1.
S Giles bt C Goadby 2 and 1
Winning bt Young 2 and 1.
Prior lost to Munro 4 and 2.

IRELAND 4.5, WALES 4.5

Foursomes: 1-2
J Ross and P Grant lost to C Williams and M Lockett 3 and 2.
O Mehaffey and L Coffey bt B Harries and B Morris 1 hole.
M Dunne and J Carty lost to K O'Connor and L Hillier 2 holes.
Singles:
Coffey bt Williams 1 hole.
Mehaffey bt Lockett 3 and 1
Dunne lost to Morris 3 and 2.
Carty lost to Hillier 1 hole
Ross halved with O'Connor
S Sexton bt Harries 1 hole.

HOW THEY STAND
Wales 1 win, 1 draw
England 1 win, 1 draw
Ireland 2 draws
Scotland 2 defeats

FRIDAY'S MATCHES
Scotland v Ireland
Wales v England

GIRLS
ENGLAND 3, SCOTLAND 6
Foursomes: 0.5-2.5
L-M Humphreys and A Williamson lost to S McWilliam and J Free 2 and 1
E Price and I Wardle halved with J Rankine and J MacKintosh.
L Brunt and A Fuller lost to H MacGarvie and J Farrell 5 and 3.
Singles: 2.5-3.5
Humphreys lost to McWilliam 3 and 2.
Price bt Free 2 and 1.
Williamson halved with L Duncan.
Brunt bt Rankine 2 and 1.
Fuller lost to Farrell 4 and 3.
Wardle lost to MacGarvie 4 and 3.

IRELAND 7, WALES 2
Foursomes: 3-0
N McSherry and V Clancy bt F Evans and C Worby 3 and 2.
J McCarthy and R Thompson bt L Jones and C Evans-Brand 5 and 4.
A Wilson and M Martin bt N Wainwright and H Evans 4 and 3.
Singles: 4-2
McCarthy bt Jones 8 and 6.
Wilson bt Worby 1 hole.
Martin lost to Evans-Brand 1 hole.
McSherry bt F Vineall 4 and 2
Thompson lost to H Evans 3 and 2.
L Walsh bt Wainwright 4 and 3.

HOW THEY STAND
Scotland 2 wins
Ireland 1 win, 1 draw
England 1 draw, 1 defeat
Wales 2 defeats

FRIDAY MATCHES:
Scotland v Ireland
Wales v England

SCOTTISH GIRLS WIN AGANST ENGLAND ON DAY 2

FOURSOMES
Lily-May Humphreys
Amelia Williamson
Channels
Royal Cromer
  172&11Shannon McWilliam
Joanne Free
Aboyne
Gullane

Emily Price
Isobel Wardle
Cleobury Mortimer
Prestbury
½A/S18A/S½Jennifer Rankine
Jasmine MacKintosh
Haggs Castle
Hazlehead

Louisa Brunt
Annabell Fuller
Royal Birkdale
Roehampton
  155&31Hazel MacGarvie
Jillian Farrell
The Ladies Club, Troon
Cardross

England½ Scotland
SINGLES
Lily-May HumphreysEngland  163&21Shannon McWilliamScotland
Emily PriceEngland12&117  Joanne FreeScotland
Amelia WilliamsonEngland½A/S18A/S½Louise DuncanScotland
Louisa BruntEngland12&117  Jennifer RankineScotland
Annabell FullerEngland  154&31Jillian FarrellScotland
Isobel WardleEngland  154&31Hazel MacGarvieScotland
England Scotland
 
England3 6Scotland

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

HOME INTERNATIONAL RESULTS -DAY 1 - WIN FOR THE GIRLS AND DEFEAT FOR THE WOMEN

HOME INTERNATONALS Day 1
Conwy Golf Club, North Wales
Women'  Home International Team - Photo courtesy of Colin Farquarson

Report from the LGU Website

WOMENS' HOME INTERNATIONAL MATCHES

The Wales-Scotland ladies' match was quite close at the lunchtime break with the Welsh leading 2-1 going into the singles.
But the Scots had shot their bolt and Wales won four of afternoon ties through Chloe Williams (2 a nd 1), Megan Lockett (3 and 2), Lauren Hillier (4 and 3) and Becky Harries (5 and 3).
Scotland's only afternoon winner was Heather Munro by 2 holes over Bethan Morris.
Kath O'Connor and Hannah McCook had a square match, the Welsh player winning the last two holes 


WALES 6.5, SCOTLAND 2.5

Foursomes: 2-1
C Williams and M Lockett bt H McCook and E Briggs 3 and 2.
B Harries and B Morris bt C Jaffrey and C Young 3 and 2.
K O'Connor and L Hillier lost to H Munro and J Meek 3 and 1.

Singles: 4.5-1.5

Williams bt Meek 2 and 1
Lockett bt Briggs 3 and 2.
O'Connor halved with McCook
Hillier bt C Goadby 4 and 3
Morris lost to Munro 2 holes
Harries bt Jaffrey 5 and 3.

IRELAND 4.5, ENGLAND 4.5


GIRLS



Scottish Girls Team - Photo courtesy of Colin Farquarson

GIRLS' HOME INTERNATIONAL MATCHES
Scotland lead the Girls Home Internationals table at the end of Day 1 at Conwy, having beaten Wales 7-2.
England, winners of the U18s' title for the past eight years in a row, drew 4.5-4.5 with a fighting Irish side.
The Scots edged ahead 2-1 in the morning girls' foursomes and then overpowered the host nation's girls 5-1 in the singles.
It was the second year in a row that Scotland had beaten Wales but this was a more comprehensive win despite the fact that Scotland's top-ranked girl, Shannon McWilliam lost the top singles match by 3 and 2 to Lucy Jones who surged into a four-hole lead after only six holes and was five up after eight.
There were good wins for the Scots by Joanne Free (5 and 3), Louise Duncan (2 holes), Jennifer Rankine (2 and 1), Jillian Farrell (3 and 1) and U18s champion Hazel MacGarvie (3 and 2).

WALES 2, SCOTLAND 7

Foursomes: 1-2
F Evans and C Worby lost to S McWilliam and J Free 1 hole.
L Jones and C Evans-Brand bt J Rankine and J MacKintosh 3 and 2.
N Wainwright and F Vineall lost to H MacGarvie and J Farrell 7 and 5

Singles: 1-5

Jones bt McWilliam 3 and 2.
Evans-Brand lost to Free 5 and 3.
F Evans lost to L Duncan 2 holes
Worby lost to Rankine 2 and 1
H Evans lost to Farrell 3 and 1
Wainwright lost to MacGarvie 3 and 2.

IRELAND 4.5, ENGLAND 4.5



THURSDAY MATCHES

Scotland v England
Ireland v Wales

SCOTLAND GIRLS WIN AGAINST WALES - DAY 1


Girls' Home International Matches -- Conway Golf Club 
Wales 2 Scotland  7
     Scotland's team at the Girls' Home Internationals at Conwy Golf Club, North Wales
    Picture by Cal Carson Golf Agency


FOURSOMES
Ffion Evans
Carys Worby
Newport Links181 UP1Shannon McWilliam
Joanne Free
Aboyne
Gullane

Lucy Jones
Caitlin Evans-Brand
Wrexham
Yelverton
13&216Jennifer Rankine
Jasmine MacKintosh
Haggs Castle
Hazlehead

Nicola Wainwright
Ffion Vineall
Rhuddlan
Newport
137&51Hazel MacGarvie
Jillian Farrell
The Ladies Club, Troon
Cardross

Wales12Scotland
SINGLES
Lucy JonesWales13&216Shannon McWilliamScotland
Caitlin Evans-BrandWales155&31Joanne FreeScotland
Ffion EvansWales182 UP1Louise DuncanScotland
Carys WorbyWales172&11Jennifer RankineScotland
Harriet EvansWales173&11Jillian FarrellScotland
Nicola WainwrightWales163&21Hazel MacGarvieScotland
Wales15Scotland
Wales27Scotland