Friday, February 28, 2014

ALYSON AND EILIDH BOTH LOSE IN THE 1st ROUND OF THE SPANISH MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Scotland's three qualifiers for the match-play stages all fell at the first hurdle today at the Spanish women's amateur golf championship at El Saler Golf Club
Paula Grant, the sixth seed from Ireland, won by 2 and 1 against Lauren Whyte from St Andrews, the No 27 qualifier.
Scottish champion Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), the No 21 qualifier, went down by 3 and 2 to the 12th qualifier, Italy's V Carta.
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), the 26th qualifier, lost by 5 and 4 to the seventh seed, A Olarra (Spain).

FIRST-ROUND RESULTS
N Madsen (Denmark) beat A Meyssonier (France) 4 and 3.
A Herbaut (France) beat N Escuriola (Spain) 3 and 2.
L Migneaux (France) beat S Banon (Spain) 3 and 2.
C Ryan (Ireland) beat B Amoros (Spain) 8 and 7.
D Weber (Netherlands) beat A Carnet (France) 1 hole
V Carta (Italy) beat A McKechin (Scotland) 3 and 2.
A Dimmock (England) beat M Martin (Spain) 2 and 1.
M Veysseyre (France) beat A Valenzuela (Switzerland) 1 hole
S Aubert (France) beat C Ofrecio (Spain) 5 and 4.
K Metraux (Switzerland) beat E Pedersen (Denmark) at 19th.
A Van Dam (Netherlands) bear C Sanjuan (Spain) 3 and 2.
P Grant (Ireland) beat L Whyte (Scotland) 2 and 1.
A Olarra (Spain) beat E Briggs (Scotland) 5 and 4.
A Peters (Englan) beat L Sobron (Spain) at 19th.
G Cowley (England) beat M Wolde (Norway) 3 and 2.
L Strom (Sweden) beat V Martinez (Spain)

ALYSON AND EILIDH QUALIFY FOR SPANISH MATCHPLAY

All three Scots in the field - national champion Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Kilmacolm's Eilidh Briggs, and Lauren Whyte (St Andrews) - figured among the 32 qualifiers for the match-play stages of the Spanish women's amateur golf championship at El Saler Golf Club.
Alyson made it through in 21st place on 155 (78-77)
Eilidh (77-79) and Lauren Whyte (77-79) both finishing the stroke-play qualifying on the 156 mark. Eilidh was named the No 26 qualifier and Lauren the 27th.
It was a Scandinavian 1-2 at the top of the qualifying list with Nanna Koerstx Madsen (Denmark) earning the No 1 berth with a level par tally of 144 (69-75) ahead of the No 2 seed, Sweden's Linea Strom (74-71).
Ireland have two qualifiers in Paula Grant (78-72 for 150) and Chloe Ryan (77-74 for 151).
England have three in Curtis Cup selection contenders Gabriella Cowley (78-75 for 153) and Annabel Dimmock (77-77 for 154) as well as Alexandra Peters (79-77)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

YOUR 2014 FIXTURE DIARY IS NOW AVAILABLE ON LINE PLUS THE START OF ENTRIES ON LINE

Your RLCGA Fixture diary is now available CLICK HERE to see it and print it out. You will also find a link to it on the TOP of the website
The first  3 online Entries for the 2014 competitions are now available for entry -- CLICK ON THE LINK ON THE LHS OF THE WEBPAGE THAT SAYS 2014 COMPETITION ENTRIES AND DRAWS

RLCGA 2014 COMPETITIONS 
APRIL MEDAL PAISLEY SUNDAY 13TH APRIL --- AVAILABLE FOR ENTRY
COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP COCHRANE CASTLE 16 - 18 APRIL - AVAILABLE FOR ENTRY
FOURSOMES EAST RENFREWSHIRE. THURSDAY 8TH MAY.- AVAILABLE FOR ENTRY
SPRING MEETING WILLIAMWOOD WEDNESDAY 14TH MAY.
JUNE MEDAL BONNYTON THURSDAY 5TH JUNE.
JULY MEDAL RENFREW THURSDAY 10TH JULY.
AUGUST MEDAL ELDERSLIE WEDNESDAY 4TH AUGUST (AFTERNOON)
SEPTEMBER MEDAL GOUROCK THURSDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER.
AUTUMN GREENSOMES CALDWELL THURSDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER.

WOS Championship -  Windyhill GC - 4th May 2014

Inter County Foursomes Finals - Prestwick St Nicholas - Monday 2nd June, 2014
Jamboree - Haggs Castle GC - 16-18 June, 2014.
Kennedy Salver - Hamilton GC - Tuesday 24th June, 2014  Juniors (Note date has been changed from the 23rd June)

LOOKING FOR OTHER DATES (SLGA) FOR YOUR DIARY GO TO THE WEST OF SCOTLAND WEBSITE --- CLICK HERE

Thursday, February 13, 2014

COUNTY TRAINING SESSION AT THE GLASGOW INDOOR ACADEMY

Looking forward to the first training session of the year on Sunday,
With coach Karyn Burns at the Glasgow Indoor Golf Academy.
The senior squad will be participating in a half hour fitness session before being joined by the junior squad for an hour's golf  tuition for Karyn.
After both sessions, drinks and nibbles , general catch up and forward planning for the season.
With anticipation
Gill

Thursday, February 06, 2014

WINTER FOURSOMES FINALISTS -- HAGGS CASTLE v RENFREW

Carol Smith and Jennifer Graham
The semi final between Carol Smith and Jennifer Graham (Haggs Castle) and Jean Irvine and Agnew Williamson (Ranfurly Castle) was played today over Haggs Castle.

The home players were the victors in rather damp conditions and now meet the Renfrew partnership of Brenda Conway and Fiona Armour in the 2013 - 2014 Final.

Brenda Conway and Fiona Armour
The final will be played on a neutral course to be decided by Captain Gill in the near future. In the meantime to check on all the results CLICK HERE

Sunday, February 02, 2014

BEETLE DRIVE SUCCESS

Beetle Drive Prizewinners - Katrina, Gina and Anne
What a fantastic day at Ralston Golf Club for the fundraising County Beetle drive.
100 ladies in attendance, in what I must say was a VERY competitive game!!!!!
Thanks to Val, Carol and Doreen for the vast array of jewellery,bags and delicious tablet on sale.
My thanks also go to all the professionals in Renfrewshire, who kindly donated a prize.
Raffle contributions were also greatly received.
We managed to raise a grand total of £800. -- Woop Woop.
Special thanks go to my Vice- Captain Gillian Kyle, who made this day possible.
It was  great catching up with everyone before the start of the season. ---
Many thanks for your generosity.


Alternatively click on this link  Beetle Drive Photos  
and then click on Slideshow

Saturday, February 01, 2014

RENFREWSHIRE'S EILIDH AND ALYSON FINISH WELL IN PORTUGAL

Stirling Universities and RLCGA'S Eilidh Briggs faded from a joint third position at the start of play to finish tied seventh in the Portuguese women's open amateur golf championship over 72 holes at Montado Golf Resort, Costa Azul.
It was the toughest day of the four for scoring as Eilidh explained:
"There was about a two-club wind for most of the round and due to the way the course is positioned it was usually a tough cross wind.
The Kilmacolm GC member had rounds 73, 71, 71 and 77 for a four-over-par total of 292, the same aggregate as Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth) (78-70-70-74) who did so well on the recent Florida Orange Blossom Tour where she finished runner-up in "The Sally" and won the Jones-Doherty Challenge Cup match-play tournament.
Briggs, Dimmock and Ireland's Mary Doyle (78-73-72-69) finished seven shots behind the winner, Spain's Silvia Banon Ibanez.
Scottish champion Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) tied for 11th place on 293 with scores of 74, 74, 70 and 75.

PORTUGUESE WOMEN'S OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Montado Golf Resort, Costa Azul.
LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 288 (4x72)
285 Silvia Banon Ibanez (Spa) 69 69 72 75
286 Gabriella Cowley (Eng) 71 74 74 70
287 Natalia Escuriola Martinez (Spa) 74 70 71 72
288 Inci Mehmet (Eng) 70 71 74 73
289 Luna Sobron (Spa) 74 68 68 79, Virginia Elena Carta (Ita) 72 69 74 74

SELECTED TOTALS
292 Annabel Dimmock (Eng) 78 70 70 74, Eilidh Briggs (Sco) 73 71 71 77, Mary Doyle (Ire) 78 73 72 69 (T7)
293 Alyson McKechin (Sco) 74 74 70 75, Emma O'Driscoll (Ire) 73 74 68 78, Bethan Popel (Eng) 72 74 71 76 (T11)
295 Paula Grant (Ire) 77 71 72 75 (15th)
296 Chloe Williams (Wal) 78 78 68 72 (T16)
298 Sarah-Jane Boyd (Eng) 76 73 74 75 (T19)
300 Rochelle Morris (Eng) 77 75 70 78 (T23)
302 Lucy Goddard (Eng) 73 74 78 77, Olivia Mehaffey (Ire) 73 80 73 76 (T26)
304 Lauren Whyte (Sco) 76 81 71 76 (T33)
308 Becky Harries (Wal) 76 76 78 78 (T40)