Sunday, July 29, 2007

Clare- Marie is 3rd in the Mackie Rosebowl

Scottish champion Jenna Wilson from Strathaven won the Mackie Bowl SLGA 36-hole Order of Merit tournament for the second year in a row over the Gullane No 1 course today.
Jenna had scores of 70 and 78 for a level par aggregate of 148 in a freshening wind.
Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze), Claire Hargan (Mortonhall) and former Scottish title-holder Fiona Lockhart (St Regulus) all finished with an aggregate of 151.
Clare-Marie was officially placed third with the best first round of the trio (a 74). Claire Hargan's better last nine earned her third place ahead of Fiona Lockhart.
LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 148 (2 x 74). CSS 74 75.
148 J Wilson (Strathaven) 70 78.
150 L Murray (Alford) 71 79.
151 C-M Carlton (Fereneze) 77 74 (better second round), C Hargan (Mortonhall) 72 79 (better last nine), F Lockhart (St Regulus) 72 79.
152 V Melvin (Reunion, Florida) 73 79, R Niven (Crieff) 73 79.
153 M Thomson (McDonald Ellon) 77 76, C Macdonald (Gullane) 77 76.
154 M Briggs (Kilmacolm) 79 75

Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) received an additional scratch prize for here second round of 75 (to players outwith main list):
Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the report

Friday, July 20, 2007

Megan loses to Carly Booth in the Scottish Under 18's Final

Megan Briggs, Carly Booth and Ainsley Reid Salver winner Gabrielle MacDonald (Prestonfield) - (click to enlarge)
From left to right : Megan Briggs, Carly Booth and Ainsley Reid Salver winner Gabrielle MacDonald (Prestonfield) - Photo Courtesy of Cal Carson Golf Agency

Carly Booth (Comrie) beat Renfrewshire County Champiom Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) by 2 and 1 in the final of the Scottish girls championship over Peterhead Golf Club's Craigewan links this morning.
Megan went one up with a birdie at the eighth, her second of the outward half, which she reached in two-under-par 35.
Carly Booth was still one down after 11 holes but the next three holes swung her way as Megan bogeyed the 12th and 13th and Carly birdied the long 14th with a two-putt 4.
Halves at the next three holes made Carly the winner by 2 and 1 with three under par figures. Megan was one under par.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Megan is in the Scottish Under 18 Final

It's top seed Carly Booth, 15 years old from Comrie, against 17-year-old Renfrewshire County Champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), the No 3 qualifier, in what could be a classic final of the Scottish girls' championship over Peterhead Golf Club's Craigewan links on Friday morning (tee off 9am).

Megan produced a hole in one at the 16th in beating the North's last hope, 15-year-old Sammy Vass (Tain), by 2 and 1 in the second semi-final.

Carly birdied the 16th and 17th to clinch a 3 and 1 win over Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) in the first semi final

SCOTTISH UNDER-18 GIRLS' CHAMPIONSHIP --- todays results
Quarter-finals – C Booth (Comrie) bt R Watson (Elie & Earlsferry) 4 and 2, P Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) bt E Muirhead (Pitlochry) 4 and 3, M Briggs (Kilmacolm) bt K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 1 hole, S Vass (Tain) bt J Sneddon (Alyth) 4 and 3.

Semi-finals – Booth bt Pretswell 3 and 1, Briggs bt Vass 2 and 1

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Megan thro' to last 8 in the Scottish Under 18 Championships

Renfrewshire County Champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) reached the last 8 of the Scottish Under 18 Championships today with 2 very good wins.
Younger sister Eilidh won her first round tie and then had to play and lost out to the Lanarkshire County Champion Pamela Pretswell.
Natasha Qayam (Ranfurly Castle) lost to the East of Scotland Girls Champion Midlothians County Team player Jane Turner.
Here are all the results:
First round
C Booth (Comrie) bt A Mitchell (Hawick) 8 and 7, R Wilson (Monifieth) bt I Craigie (Torwoodlee) 4 and 3, J Meldrum (Dullatur) bt G Simpson (Murrayfield) 1 hole, R Watson (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies) bt R McIntyre (Eden) 6 and 5, L Hunter (Dalmahoy) bt L Meldrum (Dullatur) 8 and 7, E Muirhead (Pitlochry) bt R McQueen (Troon Bentinck Ladies) 9 and 7, E Briggs (Kilmacolm) bt J Graham (Southerness) 3 and 1,P Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) bt M Aird (Strathmore) 8 and 7.
M Briggs (Kilmacolm) bt C Easton (Dalmahoy) 7 and 6, E MacKay (Nairn Dunbar) bt G Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) 1 hole, S Leslie (Westhill) bt R Watton (Mortonhall) 2 and 1, K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) bt M Johnstone (Northern) 9 and 7, S Vass (Tain) bt L McGillivray (Old Meldrum) 7 and 6, L MacCallum (McDonald Ellon) bt G Scanlan (Hamilton) at 20th, J Sneddon (Alyth) bt A Niven (Crieff) 4 and 2, J Turner (Mortonhall) bt N Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) 6 and 5.

Second round
Booth bt Wilson 4 and 2, Watson bt J Meldrum 5 and 3, Muirhead bt Hunter 5 and 3, Pretswell bt E Briggs 6 and 5, M Briggs bt MacKay 4 and 3, MacDonald bt Leslie 6 and 4, S Vass bt L McCallum 4 and 3, Sneddon bt Turner 4 and 2.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Scottish Girls' (Close) Amateur Championship - Qualifying rounds

Carly Booth, arguably the most exciting teenage prospect in Scottish amateur golf, shot a memorable nine-under-par round of 64 on her way to leading the qualifiers by six strokes for the match-play stages of the Scottish Under-18 girls’ match-play championship over Peterhead Golf Club’s Craigewan links today.
Renfrewshire Champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) was the 3rd qualifier with an excellent second round of 71 --- 2 under the CSS
Congratulations also go to Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Natasha Qayum (Ranfurly Castle) who also qualified for the main Championship

CSS Round 1 - 73, Round 2 - 73
Leading Scores:
Carly Booth Comrie 64 73 137
Jane Turner Mortonhall 71 72 143
Megan Briggs Kilmacolm 75 71 146
Pamela Pretswell Bothwell Castle 74 74 148
Lindsey Hunter Dalmahoy 78 72 150
Kelsey MacDonald Nairn Dunbar 78 74 152
Sammy Vass Tain 78 74 152
Rebecca Watson Elie & Earlsferry Ladies 71 83 154
Gillian Simpson Murrayfield 83 73 156
Lauren MacCallum McDonald 81 75 156
Samantha Leslie Westhill 79 77 156
Eve Muirhead Pitlochry 80 77 157
Eilidh Briggs Kilmacolm 79 78 157

Other West of Scotland Players:
Rachael McQueen Troon Bentinck Ladies 79 85 164
Gillian Scanlan Hamilton 83 84 167
Jill Meldrum Dullatur 81 86 167
Lauren Meldrum Dullatur 88 82 170
Natasha Qayum Ranfurly Castle 87 88 175
Alyson McKechin Elderslie 89 87 176
Hannah Gaunt Troon Bentinck Ladies 100 83 183

Friday, July 13, 2007

Eilidh Briggs Wins Scottish Under 14 Girls Title

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), who started the week by becoming Renfrewshire's youngest-ever women's county team player, ended it by winning her first national title - the Scottish Under-14 girls' championship, played in pouring rain at Brunston Castle, Ayrshire.
Eilidh, who plays off five and recently, at the age of 13, retained the Janice Moodie Trophy - Windyhill's open competition for girls, had a gross score of 78 to win the Carrie Cup at Brunston Castle.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Renfrewshire just lose out to Lanarkshire

DUNBARTONSHIRE & ARGYLL WIN WEST DIVISION
TITLE AND PLACE IN FINALS AT TULLIALLAN

Dunbartonshire & Argyll, who have not won the Scottish title since 1997, have joined the other divisional champions, Aberdeenshire, Dumfries-shire and Midlothian, in the Scottish women’s county golf finals at Tulliallan Golf Club from August 31 to September 2.
They won the West Division women’s team championship at Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club today, clinching the title with a 7-2 win over Ayrshire while Lanarkshire were beating the defending champions, Renfrewshire, 5-4.
D&A started the three-day programme by drawing with Lanarkshire but they won their next two matches, beating Renfrewshire on Tuesday, to finish with 2 1/2pt out of three.
Lanarkshire were runners-up with 1 1/2pt while Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire both finished with one point.
Ayrshire resisted the D&A victory roll in the morning foursomes which were shared but it was one-way traffic in the afternoon singles. Kylie Walker, Judy Galbraith, Jill Meldrum, Anne Laing and Sara Bishop won for D&A and Gemma Webster halved the other tie.
Three times Scottish champion Anne Laing was D&A’s top performer with 4 1/2pt out of six, closely followed by Sara Bishop with 4pt out of five.
But the players who gained the most points over the three days were teenager Megan Briggs and Claire-Marie Carlton, both of Renfrewshire. Megan won six out of six ties, while Claire-Marie had 5pt out of six to her credit.Final day details:
AYRSHIRE 2, DUNBARTONSHIRE & ARGYLL 7
Foursomes: L Hendry & M MacPherson halved with J Meldrum & A Laing; D Watt & R Purdom lost to S Cadden & H Faulds 3 and 2; C Malcolm & L Keohone bt K Walker & G Webster 2 and 1 (1 ½-1 ½).
Singles: Hendry lost to Walker 3 and 2, L Willkiamson halved with Webster, Watt lost to J Galbraith 3 and 2, R McQueen lost to Meldrum 1 hole, Keohone lost to Laing 5 and 3, Malcolm lost to S Bishop 5 and 4 (1/2-5 ½)).
LANARKSHIRE 5, RENFREWSHIRE 4
Foursomes: E Cuthill & P Pretswell lost to M Briggs & C-M Carlton 1 hole; A Hendry & S Wood halved with D Jackson & G Kyle; L Lloyd & M Hughes bt E Briggs & G McGinlay 2 and 1 (1 ½-1 ½).
Singles: Pretswell lost to M Briggs 2 holes, R Rankin bt Carlton 4 and 3, Wood bt Jackson 3 and 2, A Devine bt Kyle 1 hole, Cuthill lost to McGinlay 3 and 2, Lloyd halved with E Briggs (3 ½-2 ½).
HOW THEY FINISHED
1 Dunbartonshire & Argyll (2 ½ pt), 2 Lanarkshire (1 ½ pt), 3 Renfrewshire and Ayrshire (both 1pt).
Thanks go to Colin Farquarson for the report
To see some photos from Day 3 Play click on the photo below:

County Matches Day 3

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Renfrewshire just lose out to D&A

Renfrewshire looked well on their way to a second win when they led D&A 2-1 after the foursomes and then took the top two singles through Megan Briggs and Claire-Marie Carlton.
But D&A wrapped up the last four singles for a notable come-from-behind victory through Sara Bishop, Anne Laing, Gemma Webster and Kylie Walker.However, both Gillian McGinlay and Donna Jackson fought to the bitter end with both just losing out on the 18th green
Ayrshire led Lanarkshire 2-1 after the foursomes and then won the top two singles through Lesley Hendry and Debbie Watt. Catherine Malcolm got Ayrshire’s clinching point.
Day 2 results:
LANARKSHIRE 4, AYRSHIRE 5
Foursomes: E Cuthill & P Pretswell lost to L Hendry & M MacPherson 1 hole; S Wood & A Hendry lost to D Watt & R Purdom 4 and 3; M Hughes & L Lloyd bt C Malcolm & R McQueen 5 and 3 (1-2).
Singles: Pretswell lost to Hendry 2 and 1, Cuthill lost to Watt 4 and 2, Wood bt Purdom 2 and 1, R Rankin bt MacPherson 1 hole, Hughes lost to Malcolm 4 and 2, A Devine bt McQueen 2 and 1 (3-3).
DUNBARTONSHIRE & ARGYLL 5, RENFREWSHIRE 4
Foursomes: A Laing & S Bishop lost to M Briggs & C-M Carlton 5 and 4; S Cadden & J Galbraith lost to D Jackson & G Kyle 6 and 5; K Walker & G Webster bt G McGinlay & J Wilson 5 and 3 (1-2).
Singles: J Meldrum lost to M Briggs 4 and 2, H Faulds lost to Carlton 4 and 3, Bishop bt G Mullen 7 and 5, Laing bt Kyle 3 and 2, Webster bt McGinlay 1 hole, Walker bt Jackson 1 hole (4-2).
Here are a few photos taken at todays play --- click on the photo below and use the back bar on your toolbar to come back to this page.

County Matches Day 2

Thanks go to Colin Farquarson for the report

Monday, July 09, 2007

Renfrewshire win against Ayrshire

Defending champions Renfrewshire were the only team to make a winning start to the West Division women’s inter-county team golf championship at Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club today.
They beat Ayrshire 5-4 after taking the foursomes 2-1. The singles were shared 3-3.
Renfrewshire won three of the first four singles to gain a winning lead through Megan Briggs,Claire-Marie Carlton and Gillian Kyle.

RENFREWSHIRE 5, AYRSHIRE 4
Foursomes: M Briggs & C-M Carlton bt L Hendry & M MacPherson 2 and 1; E Briggs & G McGinlay lost to D Watt & R Purdom 3 and 2; D Jackson & G Kyle bt C Maqlcolm & R McQueen 5 and 3 (2-1).
Singles: M Briggs bt Hendry 4 and 3, Carlton bt L Williamson 8 and 7, Jackson lost to Purdom 1 hole, Kyle bt L Keohone 2 and 1, McGinlay lost to Malcolm 5 and 4, J Wilson lost to Watt 4 and 3 (3-3).

LANARKSHIRE 4 ½, DUNBARTONSHIRE & ARGYLL 4 ½
Foursomes: E Cuthill & P Pretswell bt K Walker & G Webster 2 holes; S Wood & A Hendry bt S Cadden & J Meldrum 2 and 1; M Hughes & L Lloyd lost to A Laing & S Bishop 2 holes (2-1).
Singles: Pretswell bt Walker 3 and 2, Wood bt Webster 2 and 1, Cuthill lost to H Faulds 4 and 3, A Devine halved with J Galbraith, R Rankin lost to Bishop 3 and 1,
Hendry lost to Laing 5 and 4 (2 ½-3 ½).

Here are some photos from todays play --- click on the photo of Megan and caddy Gerald Bunting

Inter County Matches Day 1

Friday, July 06, 2007

Clare - Marie does well in the British Universities Strokeplay

Claire-Marie Carlton finished joint fourth in the British Universities Strokeplay at Slaley Hall Golf Club, Hexham in Northumbria today with fellow Scot Emma Fairnie (Edinburgh) on 243.
It was another bad day for good scoring - showers, a strong wind and a rain-soaked course with absolutely no run on the fairways.
The next time most of these competitors will meet on a golf course will be the British University Sports Association home internationals in August.
FINAL TOTALS
238 Chloe Rogers (Bucks Chilterns) 83 75 80.
239 Laura Murray (Robert Gordon) 82 76 81, Lucinda Davies (Birmingham) 79 81 79.
243 Claire-Marie Carlton (Stirling) 81 77 85, Emma Fairnie (Edinburgh) 85 76 82.
247 Louise Coffey (Ulster) 69 78 80.
248 Rachel Cassidy (Stirling) 80 84 84.
252 Nikki Hunter (Northumbria) 86 78 88.
254 Melanie Temple (Exeter) 81 83 90.

Eilidh Briggs Wins the Janice Moodie Trophy

Eilidh Briggs, 13-year-old Kilmacolm Golf Club junior member, won the Janice Moodie Trophy for the second year in a row at the girls’ open tournament, sponsored by the Glasgow-born LPGA player, at her former home golf club of Windyhill.
The trophy goes to the player with the lowest net score from all three age group categories and Eilidh, pictured left, had a very good net 71 off five of a handicap over a wet course with very little run on the fairways.
Eilidh’s older sister Megan won the 15 to 17 years’ section with a net 78. Kirsten Scott (Windyhill) won the 10 to 14 years category with a net 72 off 13 and Jennifer Linklater (Largs) was best in the 18 to 21 years group with a net 78 off eight of a handicap.
Ayrshire women’s county champion Lesley Hendry (Routenburn) won the best scratch score award with a 79, pipping Megan Briggs, who also had a gross 79, on the better inward half.
PRIZEWINNERS
Par 72. CSS 73.
Janice Moodie Trophy (best overall net) – Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) (5) 71.
Best scratch – Lesley Hendry (Routenburn) 79 better inward half (Megan Briggs, Kilmacolm, also 79).
10 to 14 years
Kirsten Scott (Windyhill) (13) 72; Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) (14) 74; Kirsty Simpson (Murrayfield) (27) 78.
15 to 17 years
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) (1) 78; Clare Bain(St Michaels) (19) 88.
18 to 21 years
Jennifer Linklater (Largs) (8) 78.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

July County Medal - Whitecraigs

Played over Whitecraigs on July 4th 2007
Entries 40 SSS:72 CSS:75

Handicap: Scratch - 12
1st Dorothy Yates Cowglen 80-8-72
2nd Beth Paterson Eastwood 82-8-74
3rd Fiona Roger Ranfurly Castle 88-12-76

Handicap: 13 and upwards
1st Dorothy Belch Skelmorlie 91-18-73
2nd Irene Stewart Kilmacolm 93-17-76
3rd Linda Hay Eastwood 92-15-77

Scratch: Dorothy Yates Cowglen 80