Saturday, May 31, 2014

RENFREWSHIRE'S ANNE TERREY WINS THE WEST VETS BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP

RLCGA's Anne Terrey is presented with the West Vets Bronze Championship Trophy by West vets Captain Anna Telfer 
Many congratulations go to Anne Terrey (Greenock) who won the West Vets Bronze Championship played over Renfrew Golf Course yesterday.
Also, many congrats go to Linda McDougall (Greenock) who made it through to the Semi final stages of the main West Vets Championship and lost at the 19th Hole against West Vets Captain Anna Telfer (Milngavie)
To Read the full report go to the WEST VETS WEBSITE

Monday, May 26, 2014

MEGAN AND EILIDH ARE SELECTED BY THE SLGA

St Rule Trophy, 31st May-1st June 2014

Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies)
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw)

Ladies British Open Amateur Championship 24th-28th June 2014

Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield)
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies)


IONA IS THIRD IN THE MUNROSS TROPHY

Iona Stephen
Stirling student Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) pipped St Andrews student Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) for the Munross Trophy at the end of the 36-hole SLGA Order of Merit event at Montrose Links.
McCook, beaten by the eventual champion, Connie Jaffrey, in the second round of last week's 100th Scottish women's amateur championship, had rounds of 77 and a very good 69 for a total of 146.
That gave her a one-shot victory from Summers, the No 2 seed at Prestwick where she was a beaten quarter-finals.
Ailsa had rounds of 76 and 71 for 147.
Troon youngster Hazel MacGarvie (78-70) and Renfrewshire's Iona Stephen (Wentworth) (72-76) tied for third place on 148.

PRIZEWINNERS
Scratch: Hannah McCook 146, Ailsa Summers 147, Iona Stephen 148, Gillian Monteith 150
Handicap: H MacGarvie (3) 142; K Brown (5) 143; M Richmond (10) 145; K Reid (4) 146 (better second round).

To read the full report go to the Kirkwood Website

Saturday, May 24, 2014

COUNTY TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT

All,
After a fabulous week for Renfrewshire at the Scottish.
Carol Whyte was very unlucky to be beaten on a play off for the last 32 but played some great golf in the Clark Rosebowl and was a beaten finalist. Well done Carol.
Well done to Iona for for making the last 32.
Congratulations to Eilidh and Megan for making the semi- finals, your golf was a joy to  watch.

The County Team for the the Inter County Championships at Haggs Castle is as follows:-
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
Katrina Milne (Erskine)
Iona Stephens (Wentworth)
Liz Stewart (Greenburn)
Carol Whyte (Milngavie)

Your support at Haggs would be greatly appreciated
Captain Gill


GABRIELLE MACDONALD IS THE 2014 SCOTTISH CHAMPION

From L to R Emma Hale (Clark Rosebowl Winner), Eilidh Briggs (semi finalist), Connie Jaffrey (Championship R/U), Gabrielle Macdonald (Scottish Champion) Megan Briggs (Semi Finalist) -- Photo courtesy of Colin Farquharson
Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) won a very exciting final against Connie Jaffrey (The Ladies Golf Club, Troon) at the 19th this morning.
To read the full report go to the Kirkwood Golf Website

Friday, May 23, 2014

EILIDH AND MEGAN LOSE IN THE SEMIS AT PRESTWICK AND CAROL WHYTE IS RUNNER UP IN THE CLARK ROSEBOWL

Report from the SLGA Website

Connie and Eilidh with SLGA President Janet Brown -- Photo --Courtesy of Colin Farquharson

Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) set her sights on history after she defeated Eildih Briggs (Kilmacolm) by 2 and 1 in the semi-final of the Scottish Ladies’ Championship at Prestwick.

In the 100th staging of the Championship, the 17-year-old has the chance to become the youngest ever winner and the first to hold both the Scottish Girls’ and Scottish Ladies’ titles.
Standing in her way is Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw). In the semi-finals, the 21-year-old ended the hopes of the older of the Briggs’ sisters, Megan, with a 3 and 2 victory.

Jaffrey, the leading strokeplay qualifier, had beaten Lesley Atkins (Gullane) by 2 and 1 in the quarter-finals and she was never behind in the last four match against Briggs, who will be flying to the States on Monday to represent GB and Ireland in next month’s Curtis Cup.
The teenager’s short game was the key, the highlight being a 45-foot birdie putt from off the green at the sixth.
“It’s amazing to go through,” said Jaffrey. “I was hoping to make the semi-finals this week so to get into the final is a bonus. Eildih is a great player and I knew it was going to be a tough match.”

Last month, Jaffrey was runner-up in the Helen Holm Scottish Open Strokeplay Championship and she attributes the great run of form to hard work and determination.
“I had a setback a couple of years ago when I missed out on some teams.” She explained. “But then I started working really hard with a psychologist and my coach George Boswell. I was determined to prove some people wrong.”

MacDonald won the battle of the St Andrews University students in the last eight with a 3 and 2 win over Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie) and closed out her match with Briggs with wins at the 13th, 15th and 16th.
With her boyfriend and fellow Geography student, Guy Dalziel, as her caddie, MacDonald admitted that her second round win over Clara Young and then the triumph over Summers were a huge confidence boost.

“I play Ailsa a lot at St Andrews but this is the first time I have beaten her,” she said. “Everyone at the university is great and I get a lot of support. “

Completing a good day for Troon Ladies’ teenagers, 16-year-old Emma Hale won the Clark Rosebowl, defeating Carol Whyte (Milngavie) by 2 and1 in the final.

To read the full  hole match scores -- go to the Kirkwood Golf Website

EILIDH AND MEGAN THROUGH TO SEMI FINALS AND CAROL WHYTE IN CLARK ROSEBOWL FINAL

100th SCOTTISH WOMEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP REACHES SEMI-FINALS
BRIGGS SISTERS THROUGH TO SEMI- FINALS ALONG WITH CONNIE JAFFREY AND GABRIELLE MACDONALD AT PRESTWICK
Thanks go Colin Farquharson for the report

The Briggs sisters from the Kilmacolm club are still on course to meet in the final of the 100th Scottish women's amateur championship at Prestwick on Saturday morning.
In the quarter-finals on a bright but cool morning Curtis Cup debutante and Stirling PE student Eilidh, the No 4 seed, won by 2 and 1 against Lesley Atkins (Gullane), while older sister Megan, the 2009 champion and a Glasgow solicitor, reached the last four with a 2 and 1 win over Rachel Walker (Dumfries and County).
Top seed and last year's Scottish U18 girls champion Connie Jaffrey is still there. She will meet Eilidh in the first semi-final after scoring a 2 and 1 come-from-behind win over Lauren Whyte (St Regulus).
Megan Briggs will play St Andrews student Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) in the other semi-final.
The latter knocked out the university team-mate and No 2 seed, Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie) by 3 and 2.

RESULTS
QUARTER-FINALS
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) beat Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 2 and 1.
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Lesley Atkins (Gullane) 2 and 1.
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) 2 and 1.
Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) beat Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 3 and 2

Carol Whyte is into the Clark Rosebowl Final

Thursday, May 22, 2014

EILIDH AND MEGAN STILL ON COURSE AT PRESTWICK AND CAROL IN CLARK ROSEBOWL SEMI FINALS

ATKINS OUSTS DEFENDING CHAMPION ALYSON MCKECHIN
From the SLGA Website

Lesley Atkins (Gullane) knocked out defending champion, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), by 2 and 1 to make it through to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Ladies’ Championship at Prestwick.
The 19-year-old claimed it was a career best win and her reward is a last eight match against Kilmacolm’s Eilidh Briggs, who will be playing for GB and Ireland in next month’s Curtis Cup at St Louis Country Club.
Two down at the turn, Atkins, who is in her first year at Florida International University, drew level at the 14th and then crucially made a birdie at the 16th to edge one ahead. A bogey at the 17th was good enough to win both the hole and the match.
“I was nervous at the start and towards the end,” she admitted. “I’m loving my time in Florida and definitely feel my best golf is yet to come.”

Teenager Connie Jaffrey, the leading strokeplay qualifier, continued an impressive run through to the quarter-finals.  Level par in the first round, the 17-year-old Scottish Girls’ Champion defeated her Troon Ladies’ clubmate Jane Finnie by 6 and 5 and was then three under par in ousting Hannah McCook (Grantown-On-Spey) by 5 and 4 at the last 16 stage.
In the second round, Jaffrey won the first two holes in par and then had a sparkling run – birdie, birdie, eagle – from the seventh to turn for home with the five hole advantage. The three at the ninth was quite straightforward – a drive, rescue club to five feet and a single putt.
In the quarter-finals, Jaffrey will face the 2012 Scottish Girls’ Champion, Lauren Whyte – the St Regulus youngster advanced with a 4 and 2 win over Milngavie’s Nichola Ferguson.
Megan Briggs, the older of the Kilmacolm sisters, kept up her hopes of repeating her 2009 triumph with a comfortable 5 and 3 victory over Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) and she now meets Rachel Walker (Dumfries and County).
The last of the quarter-finals is Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie) versus Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw), who won an all East Lothian tie 2 and 1 against last year’s beaten finalist, Clara Young (North Berwick).

110th SCOTTISH WOMEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP Prestwick Golf Club.
MATCH-PLAY
FIRST ROUND
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) beat Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies) 6 and 5.
Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) beat Louise MacGregor (Glenbervie) 1 hole.
Nichola Ferguson (Milngavie) beat Cara Thompson (Royal Dornoch) 2 and 1.
Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) beat Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne) 4 and 2.
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) beat Katie Wright (Stranraer) 7 and 6.
Lesley Atkins (Gullane) beat Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) 4 and 2.
Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) beat Rachel Polson (Peterculter) 5 and 4.
Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Lauren D'Ambrosio (Carluke) 5 and 4
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) beat Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) 2 and 1

Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) beat Jordana Graham (Southerness) 7 and 6
Karen Marshall (Baberton) beat Noni Stephen (Wentworth) 1 hole.
Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) beat Claire Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies) at 19th.
Clara Young (North Berwick) beat Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) at 20th
Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) beat Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 4 and 3.
Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) beat Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) 6 and 4.
Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) beat Jess Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 3 and 2.

SECOND ROUND
Jaffrey beat McCook 5 and 4.
Whyte beat Ferguson 4 and 2.
Atkins beat McKechin 2 and 1.
E Briggs beat McWilliam 4 and 3.
M Briggs beat McIntosh 5 and 3.
Walker beat Marshall 5 and 4.
MacDonald beat Young 2 and 1.
Summers beat MacGarvie 3 and 2

FRIDAY QUARTER-FINALS
8.30 Connie Jaffrey v Lauren Whyte
8.40 Lesley Atkins v Eilidh Briggs
8.50 Megan Briggs v Rachel Walker
9.00 Gabrielle MacDonald v Ailsa Summers

SEMI-FINALS at 1.30 and 1.50pm.
SATURDAY FINAL (18 holes) 9am


CLARK ROSEBOWL
FIRST ROUND
Carol Whyte (Milngavie) beat Isla Moncrieff (Pitlochry) 1 hole.
Katie Reid (Monifieth) beat Nicola Robertson (Stirling) 5 and 3.
Heather Munro (Monifieth) beat Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe) 3 and 2.
Kirsten Brown (Strathaven) beat Linzi Allan (West Kilbride) 2 and 1.
Jillian Farrell (Cardross) beat Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes) 1 hole
Tara Mactaggart (Minto) beat Ruth Rankin (Lanark) 4 and 3.
Alison McBride (Harburn) beat Ellie Bryce (Strathaven) 1 hole
Emma Hale (Troon Ladies) beat Joanne Free (Gullane) 4 and 2.
QUARTER-FINALS
Whyte beat Reid at 20th.
Munro beat Brown 3 and 2.
Mactaggart beat Farrell 2 holes
Hale beat McBride 3 and 1.

FRIDAY SEMI-FINALS
9.20 Carol Whyte v Heather Munro
9.30 Tara Mactaggart v Emma Hale.

FINAL TO TEE OFF AT 2.10PM

CLICK HERE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
CLICK HERE FOR CLARK ROSEBOWL RESULTS

RENFREWSHIRE'S EILIDH AND MEGAN ARE MAIN PRIZEWINNERS AT THE STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP AT PRESTWICK AND RENFREWSHIRE WIN THE TEAM AWARD

Eilidh and Megan -- Main Prizewinners (Photo courtesy of Lanarkshire's Jean McIntyre)

Beddows Memorial Trophy (lowest gross score in first qualifying round) - Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 73.
Runner-up - Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 77 better inward half
St Andrews Quaich (best net scores in first qualifying round) - Nichola Ferguson (Milngavie) (2) 76.
Runner-up - Rachael Walker (Dumfries and Co) (1) 77.

Eglinton Quaich (lowest gross team aggregate in first qualifying round) - Kilmacolm 157 (Eilidh Briggs 78, Megan Briggs 79).

Grainger Cup (lowest net team aggregate) - Kilmacolm 161 (Eilidh Briggs (+3) 81, Megan Briggs (+1) 80).

Baby Quaich (lowest individual scratch score in Eglinton Quaich) - Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 77 better inward half.
Glover 21st Anniversary Cup (lowest gross score in Round 2) - Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 72; runner-up Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75 (better last 3)

Lyon Salver (best net score in Round 2) - Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) (3) 74; runner-up Joanne Free (Gullane) (7) 75.
Margaret Scoular-Buchanan Cup (lowest aggregate gross) - Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 149 (73-76)
McInnes Shaw Cup (lowest aggregate net) - Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) (6) 153 (77-76).
St Rule Salver (lowest aggregate gross by Under-21 player) - Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 149 (73-76).

Dunlop Hill Trophy (past champions' gross score Round 2) - Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75.

McNeil Trophy (lowest team gross total Round 1) - Renfrewshire (Eilidh Briggs, Megan Briggs, Noni (Iona) Stephen).


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

MEGAN, EILIDH AND ALYSON AND IONA ALL QUALIFY FOR THE SCOTTISH MATCHPLAY STAGES

Megan, Eilidh and Alyson all finished tied in 3rd place after the 2 stroke play rounds over Prestwick GC in the Scottish Women's Amateur Championship today. Iona Stephen has also qualified for the matchplay stages and unfortunately Carol Whyte just missed out after a play off for the last slot. -- See draws for tomorrow below all the scores

100th SCOTTISH WOMEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Prestwick Golf Club, Ayrshire

MATCH-PLAY QUALIFIERS
Par 148 (2x74)
149 C Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 73 76
153 A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 81 72
154 M Briggs (Kilmacolm) 79 75, E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 77 77, A McKechin (Elderslie) 77 77
155 R Walker (Dumfries and Co) 78 77, C Young (North Berwick) 77 78
156 L Whyte (St Regulus) 81 75
158 N Ferguson (Milngavie) 78 80
159 G MacDonald (Craigielaw) 79 80
161 K Marshall (Baberton) 84 77, L Atkins (Gullane) 84 77
162 R Polson (Peterculter) 81 81, J Graham (Southerness) 81 81, E Moffat (St Regulus) 79 83
164 L MacGregor (Glenbervie) 84 80, H McCook (Grantown on Spey) 84 80, H MacGarvie (Troon Ladies) 82 82, K McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 77 87
165 S McWilliam (Aboyne) 88 77, K Brodie (Strathmore) 83 82, Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 82 83, N Stephen (Wentworth) 82 83
166 C Thompson (Royal Dornoch) 84 82, K Beveridge (Aboyne) 82 84, Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 80 86
167 C Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies) 86 81
168 K Wright (Stranraer) 81 87
169 L D'Ambrosio (Carluke) 89 80, E Watson (Muckhart) 85 84, J Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 84 85
170 (after play-off) J Finnie (Troon Ladies) 87 83

OTHER RENFREWSHIRE SCORES
170 (after play-off) C Whyte (Milngavie) 86 84.
178 A Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 87 91
179 D Cowan (Ranfurly Castle) 93 86, L Mathie (Troon Ladies) 87 92.
184 J Mack (Haggs Castle) 94 90,
188 J Rankine (Haggs Castle) 89 99
194 H Anderson (Troon Ladies) 100 94, B Paterson (Eastwood) 96 98

FOR THE FULL LIST OF SCORES GO TO THE WEST OF SCOTLAND WEBSITE

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH PLAY DRAW
CLARK ROSEBOWL DRAW


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

ALYSON EILIDH AND MEGAN IN THE LEADING GROUP AFTER THE 1ST ROUND OF THE SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP AT PRESTWICK

Seventeen-year-old Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies), the highest world-ranked player in the field of 110, took Prestwick's tough and tricky links by the scruff of the neck and shook out an excellent round of one-under-par 73 today in the first qualifying round of the 100th Scottish women's amateur championship.

Next best on the leaderboard on the 77 mark are last year's finalists from Longniddry, defending champion Renfrewshire's Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) and runner-up Clara Young (North Berwick), as well as Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe).
Curtis Cup GB and I selection RLCGA County Champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) had a 78 and her older sister Megan, the 2009 Scottish Champion a 79 -- despite having a quadruple bogey 9 at the 3rd hole and a double bogey at the 9th and then had an excellent inward half of 35 bettered only by Connie Jaffrey.

100th SCOTTISH WOMEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND ---LEADING SCORES 
Prestwick Golf Club, Ayrshire
Par 74 (38-36)

73 Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 39-34
77 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 38-39,
Clara Young (North Berwick) 39-38, Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 39-38
78 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 41-37, Rachel Walker (Dumfries and Co) 42-36, Nichola Ferguson (Milngavie) 39-39
79 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 44-35, Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) 40-39, Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) 39-40

OTHER RLCGA PLAYERS SCORES:
82  Iona Stephen (Wentworth)
86  Alexandra Qayum (Ranfurly Castle), Lindsay Mathie (Troon Ladies), Carol Whyte (Milngavie)
89 Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle).
91  Linda McDougall (Greenock)
93 Denise Cowan (Ranfurly Castle)
94 Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle).
96 Beth Paterson (Eastwood).
100 Heather Anderson (Troon Ladies)
No Return Elizabeth Hale (Caldwell).

To get the full list of scores today click on the following link --- West of Scotland Website

Monday, May 19, 2014

READ MORE FROM PRESTWICK

Eilidh -- Swing Trough.

CLICK HERE to read the Colin Farquharson report -- pre the big day tomorrow

West of Scotland Inter County Matches at Haggs Castle 16th – 18th June Caddies Required

There has been a great response to the request for caddies at the County Championship.

However, more volunteers are required to ensure there is a full complement.
 If you are free on Monday 16th Tuesday, 17th June or Wednesday 18th June and would like to offer your services to caddy in either the morning or afternoon matches, -- please email your availability to me at erobb01@gmail.com

Sunday, May 18, 2014

RENFREWSHIRE WELL REPRESENTED AT THE SCOTTISH LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP AT PRESTWICK

Renfrewshire County Champion -- Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) will be seeking the perfect send off to the Curtis Cup when she lines up in an historic Scottish Ladies' Amateur Championship at Prestwick this week --- from May 20-24. 
The famous Ayrshire course is the venue for the 100th staging of the Championship and the event has attracted a strong field of 112 competitors. 
Eilidh will be flying out to the Curtis Cup at St Louis Country Club on May 26 - but there is work to done before the long flight to Atlanta. "I played in the British Women's Strokeplay at Prestwick last year so I know it is a tough course of real quality," - "A lot will depend on the weather, if the wind blows it will be really difficult. "I always enjoy playing in the Scottish and it is the start of an exciting period in my golfing career." Eilidh, a former Scottish Girls' Champion, was runner-up in the Scottish Championship as a teenager at Machrihanish in 2011. She lost the final to Louise Kenney (Pitreavie). 
Her older sister, Megan, won the title at Southerness in 2009. 

Megan -- The 2009 Scottish Champion at Southerness

Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) defends the trophy she won at Longniddry last year.

Alyson -- 2013 Scottish champion at Longniddry
Heather Anderson the 1969 Scottish Champion at West Kilbride (45 years ago) is also playing -- wonder if that is a record !!

After two rounds of strokeplay on Tuesday and Wednesday, the top 32 players qualify for the knock-out stage of the Championships. The next 16 compete for the Clark Rosebowl.
The Championship final takes place on Saturday, May 24th at 9am.

For all the tee times for Tuesday 20th --- CLICK HERE

We wish all the Renfrewshire Players who are playing in the event every success this coming week .

Heather Anderson, Eilidh Briggs, Megan Briggs, Denise Cowan, Liz Hale,  Jennifer Mack, Lindsay Mathie, Linda McDougall, Alyson McKechin, Alex Qayum, Beth Paterson, Jennifer Rankine, Iona Stephen and Carol Whyte,

Thursday, May 15, 2014

STARTING TIMES FOR -- INTER COUNTY FOURSOMES FINALS

The Inter County Foursomes finals are on the 2nd June at Prestwick St Nicholas .
To see who are playing and the start times then  --- CLICK HERE

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

SPRING MEETING AT WILLIAMWOOD GOLF CLUB

LINDA HAY (Eastwood) was the overall winner today at Williamwood with a net 72 (15).  Going out in the last game Linda scored 41 in the front 9, then like a great numbers of to-days competitors, found the back 9 very long and more demanding to come back in 46.  GILLIAN KYLE (East Renfrewshire) won the gross with an 82.  There were 35 entrants - the CSS was 75, the SSS 72.
Results:
1st Class 0 -12
1.       Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm)      87 - 12 - 75
2.       Linda McDougall (Greenock)     83 - 6 - 77 acb
3.       Carol McNally (Williamwood)  85 - 8 - 77 acb
2nd Class 13+
1.       Linda Hay (Eastwood)                87 - 15 - 72
2.       Gill Unick (Williamwood)          89 - 15 - 74
3.       Jinty Rodger (Williamwood)       88 - 13 - 75

ALL GROSS SCORES
ALL NET SCORES

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

EILIDH'S CURTIS CUP DREAM COMES TRUE BUT STILL A CAREER-AMATEUR

NEWS RELEASE FROM SLGA

By ELSPETH BURNSIDE

Just a week after her 21st birthday and a dream came true for Scot Eilidh Briggs (pictured) when she won the Welsh women's open amateur stroke-play championship over 54 holes at Prestatyn and clinched a place in the GB and Ireland team to defend the Curtis Cup at St Louis Country Club, Missouri from June 6-8.
The 2013 SLGA Order of Merit winner and Gemma Dryburgh, an Aberdeen-born student at Tulane University, New Orleans, are the two Scots included in the eight-strong team.
“It really was a whirlwind few days,” admitted Briggs. “I didn’t know that winning the Welsh would secure one of the two Curtis Cup spots from the LGU Order of Merit but it certainly worked out well.
“At the start of the year, I had a hope of making the team. Now I am absolutely thrilled.
“Becoming a Curtis Cup player is something I’ve dreamed about since I took up golf.”
Briggs is different from so many of the modern day amateurs. She is not a teenager just biding her time before making the switch to the professional ranks.
The Kilmacolm golfer manages to combine elite sport with her studies for a teaching degree in physical education at Stirling University.
“The University is great and so supportive,” she said. “I have extended my degree to five years and been able to reorganise my teaching practices from the summer to the autumn terms. I should qualify in 2016. I love teaching PE and am so glad to be able to do both golf and university. And I’ll still be an amateur by the time of the next Curtis Cup.”
Briggs took up golf when she was just seven and her record is impressive. In 2011, she won the Scottish Girls’ Championship and reached the final of the Scottish Championship.
She is a three-time Renfrewshire county champion, a three time winner of the SLGA Girls’ Order of Merit and has played for Scotland in two Women's Home Internationals and at the World Amateur Team Championship.
All her family - the family home is at Lochwinnoch - are great supporters. Older sister Megan - the 2009 Scottish women's amateur champion and a solicitor – and Mum Dorothy will both be going to St Louis as spectators and Dad Ian often caddies for his daughters.
It is Briggs’ consistency which has impressed over the last few years. “I had a lot of top tens in LGU events but needed the win,” said the player who is coached by Gregor Howie.
“Finally making the breakthrough in Wales was perfect timing.”
As a Stirling University Curtis Cup player, Briggs is following in famous footsteps. Catriona Matthew, the 2009 Women’s British Open Champion, played in the team three times during her period studying for a business degree.
Two years ago, Briggs watched on TV as GB and Ireland won the Curtis Cup at Nairn. Now she is looking forward to her US adventure.
“The University always sends players to the Orange Blossom Tour in Florida in January so I have played some golf in America and I’ll get advice from the Scots that are studying over there,” she said. “I know it is going to be a fantastic experience.”
The Curtis Cup team flies out to Atlanta and then on to St Louis on May 26. Before then, Eilidh will be competing in the Scottish Ladies’ Amateur Championship at Prestwick from May 20-24.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

THE SAD PASSING OF PAT BUNTING


Gerald and Pat
It is with a heavy heart that I pass on the sad news of the death of Pat Bunting.
Pat and her husband Gerald were the most loyal supporters of Renfrewshire county.
They  travelled from their home in Ireland to support the County team  at every opportunity.
Gerald caddies for Megan at the Inter County matches, County finals and even the Helen Holm competition.
Pat  would be on the course with her Renfrewshire colours, her words of wisdom, cracking the jokes with an Irish twinkle in her eye.
In later years, as her health deteriorated and  unable to walk the course, she would have tea and scones in the clubhouse, keeping everyone entertained with her stories and jokes.

Pat will be sadly missed and our thoughts are with Gerald at this sad time.
Captain Gill.

START TIMES FOR THE SPRING MEETING

The Spring Meeting over Williamwood Golf Course is on Wednesday 14th May 2014
Late entries or enquiries to GILLIAN KYLE --  mobile no. 07950070275
CLICK HERE to see the draw

Thursday, May 08, 2014

INTER COUNTY FOURSOMES AT EAST RENFREWSHIRE - DONNA AND LIZ ARE YET AGAIN THE BEST !!!

Liz Stewart and Donna Jackson -- County Foursomes Scratch Winners again !!
42 couples played today in the Inter County Foursomes at East Renfrewshire Golf Club. Conditions were very wet underfoot but fortunately it was mainly dry throughout the day.
Donna Jackson(2) and Liz Stewart (3) once again won the Scratch award with a score of 81.
In second place came team players Carol Whyte (5) and Katrina Milne (2) with an 82.
Susan Reid (18) and Barbara Lyle (19) took 1st place with a net score of 90 - 18.5 - 71.5
Local players Gillian Kyle (4) and Audrey MacKenzie (22) came 2nd with a score of 85 - 13 - 72 and Carol Fell (9) and Fiona Roger (13) 3rd with 84 - 11 - 73 acb.

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FOR ALL THE NET SCORES --- CLICK HERE

 The following will now go forward to the Inter County Finals at Prestwick St. Nicholas on 2 June:-
Gross:
1. Donna Jackson(2)/Liz Stewart(3) Cochrane Castle/Greenburn 81
2. Carol Whyte(5)/Katrina Milne(2) Milngavie/Erskine 82
 Net:
1. Susan Reid(18)/Barbara Lyle(19) Kilmacolm/Whitecraigs 90 - 18.5 - 71.5
2. Gillian Kyle(4)/Audrey MacKenzie(22) East Renfrewshire 85 - 13 - 72
3. Carol Fell(9)/Fiona Roger(13) Ranfurly Castle 84 - 11 - 73 acb
4. Marion Stewart(12)/Lynda Bradley(12) Kilmacolm 85 - 12 - 73 acb

The following qualify to play in the Commonwealth Spoons on 03 September 2014 at Ladybank.
1. Gillian Kyle(4)/Audrey MacKenzie(22) East Renfrewshire 85 - 13 - 72
2. Carol Fell(9)/Fiona Roger(13) Ranfurly Castle 84 - 11 - 73 acb
3. Marion Stewart(12)/Lynda Bradley(12) Kilmacolm 85 - 12 - 73 acb
4. Linda Hay(15)/Fiona Bennett(13) Eastwood 88 - 14 - 74

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

EILIDH SELECTED FOR THE 2014 CURTIS CUP TEAM

Eilidh
Many Congratulations go to our current County Champion Eilidh Briggs who has been selected for the 2014 Curtis Cup Team captained by Tegwen Mathews. She joins Renfrewshire players -- Dorothea Hastings (nee Sommerville) 1958, Maureen Richmond (nee Walker) 1974, Wilma Leburn (nee Aitken) 1982 and Shirley Lawson 1988. What a fantastic achievement Eilidh -- All in RLCGA are very proud of you.

SIX NEW CURTIS CUP CAPS IN GB and I TEAM FOR 2014 MATCH AT ST LOUIS, MISSOURI

There are six newcomers to the Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup line-up for the 38th transatlantic international contest against the United States at St Louis Country Club, Missouri from June 6 to 8, 2014.
Only two of the winning team at Nairn in June 2012. Stephanie Meadow and Bronte Law, both students at United States colleges, are in the eight-strong line-up this time round.

For Annabel Dimmock, Georgia Hall, Gabriella Cowley, Charlotte Thomas, Eilidh Briggs and Gemma Dryburgh, it will be a completely new experience.

For the first time in the long history of this biennial match, first played at Wentworth in 1932, the GB & I team has been partially chosen through the World Amateur Golf Ranking TM and the LGU Order of Merit.

Dimmock, Hall, Law and Meadow are the leading four eligible players in the WAGRTM and
Briggs and Cowley are selected via the LGU Order of Merit table.

The LGU Selection Panel's two choices of Dryburgh and Thomas complete the team of eight.
The team will again be captained by Tegwen Matthews who said “I am thrilled and excited with this team and genuinely believe it has the perfect mix to retain the Curtis Cup. Each and every member of this team has fought hard for their place and I know they all have the desire, talent and passion to bring the cup back home.”
Anna Hubbard will return as Team Manager.

The GB & I team for St Louis, Missouri is:
EILIDH BRIGGS (Kilmacolm) Age 21
GABRIELLA COWLEY (Hanbury Manor) Age 18
ANNABEL DIMMOCK (Wentworth) Age 17
GEMMA DRYBURGH (Beaconsfield) Age 20
GEORGIA HALL (Parkstone) Age 18
BRONTE LAW (Bramhall) Age 19
STEPHANIE MEADOW (Royal Portrush) Age 22
CHARLOTTE THOMAS (Singapore) Age 21

Team Captain:TEGWEN MATTHEWS (Wenvoe Castle)
Team Manager:ANNA HUBBARD (Borth & Ynyslas)

Sunday, May 04, 2014

EILIDH BRIGGS WINS WELSH WOMEN'S OPEN STROKE-PLAY TITLE

Eilidh Briggs -- 2014 Welsh Open Amateur Champion with caddie Dorothy (Mum)
Photos courtesy of the SLGA and Colin Farquharson























Renfrewshire's Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) scored the best win of her amateur golf career so far today (Sunday) when she had several Curtis Cup-class players in her wake as she led the way home in the Welsh women's open amateur stroke play championship at Prestatyn Golf Club.
Eilidh scored 74, 68 and 74 over a testing par-75 course for a total of nine-under-par 216.
She won by a shot from the recent Helen Holm Scottish women's stroke-play winner and Curtis Cup selection certainty, Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth).
Dimmock had rounds of 71, 73 and 73 for 217.
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies), runner-up in the "Helen Holm," finished a creditable joint ninth year, the Ayrshire teenager, last year's Scottish U18 girls champion, totalling 221 with rounds of 73, 74 and 74.
Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), who defends the Scottish closed title at Prestwick later this month, finished 18th on 225 with rounds of 74, 75 and 76.
St Andrews' Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) scored 77, 75 and 76 for a share of 25th plae on 228.
Stirling student Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) finished joint 38th on 232 with rounds of 81, 75 and 76.
WELSH WOMEN'S OPEN AMATEUR STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Prestatyn Golf club
LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 225 (3x75)
216 E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 74 68 74
217 A Dimmock (Wentworth) 71 73 73
218 Emma Goddard (Royal Liverpool) 72 73 73. Emma O'Driscoll (Ballybunion) 75 71 72, Emily Pedersden (Denmark) 72 71 75, Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest) 74 68 76
219 Bethan Popel (Long Ashton) 76 72 71
220 Gabriella Cowley (Hanbury Manor) 72 72 76
SELECTED TOTALS
221 C Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) 73 74 74 (T9)
223 G Hall (Parkstone) 75 72 76 (T13)
225 A McKechin (Eldereslie) 74 75 76 (18th)
228 L Whyte (St Regulus) 77 75 76 (T25)
232 H McCook (Grantown on Spey) 81 75 76 (T38)

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report


Saturday, May 03, 2014

EILIDH IS SHARING THE LEAD IN THE WELSH OPEN STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Kilmacolm's Eilidh Briggs is sharing the 36-hole lead with Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest) in the
Welsh women's open amateur stroke play golf championship at Prestatyn Golf Club.
Both player shot 74-68 for eight-under-par tallies of 142 over the par-75 ladies course at the Welsh venue.
Briggs' seven-under 68 included an eagle 3 at the 10th and six birdies but her only bogey, at the very last hole, cost her the outright lead.
Next best Scot is Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies), runner-up in last week's Helen Holm Scottish stroke-play championship at Troon and last year's Scottish Under-18 girls champion.
Connie has had rounds of 73 and 74 for 146.
Scottish champion Alyson McKechin (Elderslie)is on 149 (74-75), Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 152 (77-75), Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey) 156 (81-75) and Germany-based Scot Fiona Liddell 159 (82-77).

SECOND-ROUND LEADERBOARD
Par 150 (2x75)
142 Eilidh Briggs (Sco) 74 68, Gemma Clews (Eng) 74 68
143 E Pedersen (Den) 72 71
144 A Dimmock (Eng) 71 73, G Cowley (Eng) 72 72
145 E Goddard (Eng) 72 73
146 M MacLaren (Eng) 75 71, J Schiele (Eng) 75 71, E O'Driscoll (Ire) 75 71
147 C Jaffrey (Sco) 73 74, B Harries (Wal) 74 71, G Hall (Eng) 75 72, C Leathem (Eng) 77 70
OTHER SCOTS SCORES
149 A McKechin 74 75
152 L Whyte 77 75
156 H McCook 81 75
159 F Liddell 82 77.

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