She did not drop a shot during her four under opening round of 69, earning her the sole lead into the second day.
Renfrewshire County Champion Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) posted an excellent 2 under par round of 71 and losing County Championship finalist - young Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) posted a very creditable 4 over par 77.
Unfortunately Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) did not fair so well today and finished with an 83
The field will compete over a second round of stroke play tomorrow, before the top-32 qualifiers enter the matchplay stage from Thursday. The 18-hole final is played at West Kilbride from 8.30am on Saturday morning.
SCOTTISH WOMEN'S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
West Kilbride Golf
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND - LEADING SCORES
69 C Jaffrey (Troon Ladies)
70 C Goadby (St Regulus), R Taylor (Reichswald, Germany), A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), J Meek (Carnoustie Ladies).
71 K McIntosh (Broomiknowe), E Briggs (Kilmacolm), G Macdonald (Craigielaw), L Whyte (St Regulus).
72 R Walker (Dumfries and Co), T Mactaggart (Minto), C Young (North Berwick).
Other Leading West of Scotland Players
75 S Wood (Drumpellier), E Hale (Troon Ladies),
77 J Rankine (Haggs Castle), L Duncan (West Kilbride).
78 L Ronnie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
79 Katie Scott (Strathaven)
80 C Garrett (West Kilbride).
To read the full report and all the results go to KIRKWOOD GOLF