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September 2004



Kate O'Sullivan Captures Individual Title At Sea Trail Sunset Beach, NC
and on the home front Jennifer Mack loses in Semi Finals of the Scottish Vets

In very difficult conditions High Point's Kate O'Sullivan (2004 RLCGA Team member and  Cochrane Castle) fired a final-round 78 yesterday to become the first women's golfer in Panther history to win an individual title at the Sea Trail Intercollegiate on the par-72 Willard Byrd Course in Sunset Beach, N.C.
Kate O'Sullivan (76-78-154) edged North Carolina State's Leslie Stubblefield, Longwood's Tiffany Woodyer, The Citadel's Tracy Hancock and Wofford's Ashley Current by one stroke for the crown.
The Panthers (663) finished in ninth place overall and in first among the three Big South teams competing (Winthrop 671, Radford 685).

All the RLCGA team and RLCGA members send their congratulations Kate --- Well Done

Kate O'Sullivan
Jennifer Mack lost in the Semi Finals of the SCOTTISH VETERAN WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP at Blairgowrie Lansdowne  today:
Lorna Bennett (Midlands) beat Jennifer Mack (West) 3 and 2.
Moira Thomson (East) beat Pearl Beattie (Dumfries-shire) 3 and 1.
Final - Bennett beat Thomson 5 and 4.


26th September  2004: Scottish Veterans Women's Championship at Blairgowrie
RLCGA Past Captain Jennifer Mack through to the Semi Finals

In the The Scottish Veteran Women's Championship at Blairgowrie today West Divisional Champion Jennifer Mack progressed to the Semi Final stages with a convincing  win in the Quarter Finals.
She now meets
Lorna Bennett (Midlands) in the Semi Final tomorrow:
Quarter-finals Results:
Jennifer Mack (West) beat Agnes Freeman (North) 7 and 6.
Lorna Bennett (Midlands) beat Liz Campbell (Borders) at 19th.
Moira Thomson (East) beat Isobel McIntosh (Highlands) 2 holes.
Pearl Beattie (Dumfries-shire) beat Stella Booth (Galloway) 2 and 1



23rd September 2004: British  Seniors Weather Conditions take their toll

Edinburgh's Pamela Williamson finished joint eighth in the British Senior Women's Open Amateur Golf Championship over the Portstewart Golf Club links, Northern Ireland today
The Baberton player had rounds of 87, 83 and 83 in conditions that were bad enough for the three days to give a daily non-counting CSS three strokes above the par of 73 for the 5,965yd course.
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) was placed 38th on 272 with rounds of 87, 89 and 96.


22nd September 2004: RLCGA Members Helen Crichton and Fiona Roger  do well
in the LGU Challange Bowls at Murrayfield Golf Club and Jennifer Mack qualifies in the British Seniors

May Myers (Clober) won the Wallace Williamson Bowl for the best scratch score of 86 in very windy conditions for the LGU Challenge Bowls meeting at Murrayfield Golf Club, Edinburgh today.
Another Clober Golf Club member, Joyce Tait, won the LGU Challenge Bowl for the best net score of 79 off a handicap of 18. Joyce won by one shot from Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) who had a net 80 of 12. Anne Paton (Douglas Park) was third with a net 81 (better inward half) off 14.
In the Bronze Division, Helen Crichton (Ranfurly Castle) earned the Scratch Cup with a round of 101 and her net score of 77 off 24 also earned her the LGU Challenge Bowl for the best net score.
Celine Grant (Vale of Leven), playing off 23, and Ruth Dick (Vale of Leven), 31, both had net scores of 84. Celine's better inward half placed her second.  --- (click to see enlarged photo)

Fiona Roger


Helen Crichton


Former Curtis Cup player Carole Caldwell, who plays off one at Sunningdale, has opened up a three-stroke lead with a second-round 75 - two over par in very wet conditions - for a 36-hole tally of 160 in the British Senior Women's Open Amateur Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland.
Mrs Caldwell, who played against the United States in 1978 and 1980, had an opening 85 in the almost gale-force winds which marred the opening day of the three-round tournament.
She was the only player to break 80 in the second round when the winds were replaced by very wet weather.
Forty-six players with totals of 179 or better qualified for the third and final round, which meant that apart from Mrs Williamson, Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) 171, Christine McAndrew (Nairn Dunbar) 174, Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 176 and Shelagh Quinn (Stirling) 179 made it through to the final day's play.


20th September 2004: Ranfurly Castle pairing do well in the Save the Children Mixed Foursomes Final

At the Scottish final of the Save the Children Mixed Foursomes charity event yesterday at Glenbervie, Ranfurly Castle pairing Morag and David Cunningham (parents of Rebecca Cunningham who played in the Campbell Clock at Whitecraigs on the 6th September) just missed out on the top place, finishing with 36 points on a very difficult day with heavy rain and strong winds.
They were pipped by one point by Mr MacLean and Ms McPherson from Dun Ochil, the holders, who completed their round in the slightly easier morning conditions. Third place was a distant five shots further back on what was an extremely difficult day. David also won the long driving prize, and to round off the day nicely, Morag won a bottle of whiskey in the raffle!
Click on the Picture of Morag for an enlargement and thanks for your news

Morag Cunningham (Ranfurly Castle)


19th September 2004: D & A are Runners Up to Northern Counties
in the inter County Finals at Nairn:

Northern Counties, the favourites at a home-course venue, retained the Scottish women's county golf championship at a windy Nairn Dunbar Golf Club today.
Dunbartonshire & Argyll finished runners-up with two wins out of three, beating the much improved Borders 5 1/2-3 1/2 on the last day.
Young Kylie Walker (Dunbartonshire & Argyll) was the player of the tournament with six wins out six.


18th September 2004: Gillian McGinlay wins the County Rosebowl at Haggs Castle Golf Club

The County Rosebowl Final was played today at Haggs Castle Golf Club between Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) and  Maureen Skinner (Gourock) It was a wonderful final that was played in a few dreadful showers plus  gale force winds.
In near par golf and with a couple of birdies on either side the match was eventually won by Gillian at the 19th hole. Captain Aileen refereed the match .
Click on the photograph of the Finalists.

Maureen Skinner and Gillian McGinlay

(click to enlarge)

Title-holders Northern Counties took a big stride towards retaining the Scottish women's county golf championship when they beat Dunbartonshire & Argyll 6-3 on second day of the three-day programme at Nairn Dunbar Golf Club today.


17th September 2004: West Division County Jamboree Winners D&A win on Day 1 of County Finals at Nairn

Dunbartonshire & Argyll dented Fife's title hopes by beating them 5-4 in their opening match at Nairn today. The foursomes were shared before the West Division champions took the first three singles through three times Scottish champion Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) - a 3 and 2 winner over 15-year-old Krystle Caithness (St Regulus), Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) and Louisa Ruane (Cardross).
D & A County Team (West Division Winners)


16th September 2004: County Rosebowl Final this Saturday -- Come and Support

The final of the County Rosebowl will take place on Saturday 18th September at Haggs Castle Golf Club at approx 2:45pm tee off time.
The final is between Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) and Maureen Skinner (Gourock)
Please do come along and support ---
it should be a good final with 2 very good County Players. To see all the County Rosebowl results click here 2004 RLCGA County Rosebowl Results


County Rosebowl Trophy


15th September 2004: Irish Open Seniors --- Heather and Elspeth improve their scores in the second round

Scotland's Pamela Williamson, holder of the title for the last two years, had the second best round of the day, a 76, and finished in joint third place on 158 with M.Heden of Sweden and R. Lindley of England.
Elizabeth Simpson (Murrayfield) who was lying in joint third place overnight, took 87 and finished joint 11th.
RLCGA Members : Elspeth Hanlon (Gourock) had an 85 for 175 and Heather Anderson (Ladies Golf Club, Troon) had an 83 for 177. The last Scot in the field Elizabeth Rose (Murrayfield) added a second 94 and finished on 188.


14th September 2004:West Vets Autumn Meeting at Largs Golf Club
Old Ranfurly members do well

The West Vets Autumn Meeting, was played today over Largs Kelburn
The SSS was 73 CSS 75 (30 Entrants)
Scratch A Brooks Largs 88
Silver 1st E Howie Troon (16) 73bih
2nd M Hogg Old Ranfurly (17) 73
Bronze 1st G Rintoul Old Ranfurly (21) 73
2nd M McKendrick Old Ranfurly (21) 80

Thanks to Sheila Goudie for the information


13th September 2004: September Medal at Cathcart Castle Cancelled

The September Medal at Cathcart Castle was cancelled today when the early rain and strong winds caused entrants not to go out. (There is no rearranged date)
By late morning when the overhead conditions started to improve,  approximately 14 people decided to venture forth. However, by then, the course had a few temporary greens and all that was left was to enjoy the round.

Jane Alexander (pictured right) --- the 2004 Cathcart Castle Club Champion opened her round with two 2's in the first four holes and was understandably disappointed that the round was not going to be valid.
I enjoyed my 10 holes with both Jane and Susan Roberts (Cathcart Castle) as did all the others who played, some of them playing all 18 holes.
It was a very disappointing end to the season ---- Lets hope the weather is better in 2005

Apart from our congratulations to Jane for her 4th Cathcart Castle Championship win our congratulations also go to Sandra Gilchrist who has won the 2004 Whitecraigs  Club Championship.

Jane Alexander (click to enlarge)

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12th September 2004: Scottish Mixed Foursomes at Stirling Golf Club

Carly Booth, the 12-year-old Perthshire golfing prodigy, teamed up with Scotland men's international team captain and former British amateur champion Craig Watson to win the Scottish Mixed Foursomes golf title at Stirling Golf Club today (Sunday).

Megan Briggs and David Owens (Kilmacolm) finished in the top ten with a 79

Megan Briggs


8th September 2004: Campbell Clock and Junior Competition Photographs

Look at the beaming face of Soarcha Warren (Eastwood) winner of the 10 Hole Competition on Sunday.
She was one of the 52 RLCGA Junior Girls that took part in the annual event on Sunday 5th September at Whitecraigs Golf Club.
It was a super day and everyone enjoyed it including some exhausted helpers !!!
Soarcha Warren (Eastwood)


6th September 2004: Moyra Gordon wins the Autumn Meeting at Fereneze
Alison Howie from Whitecraigs wins the Campbell Clock Trophy and
Gillian Kyle is East Renfrewshire's Club Champion for the 8th time

In a disappointingly poorly attended Autumn Meeting at Fereneze today Moyra Gordon (Ranfurly Castle) pictured right, was the overall winner. on a course that was playing rather long and the overall scoring was rather poor.
With a SSS OF 71 and  Moyra's net score of 72 which was the only score of 73 or better, the CSS went up to  74  (Reduction Only) 
Mo Neilson (Greenock) had the best Scratch score of 82 and she also had the best net in the Scratch  - 13 handicap section with a net 75.

Our thanks go to Jim Forrest of Fereneze who kindly set up the score board you see in the picture and also to Fereneze for their very kind Centenary memento gift that was given to each of the players


Moyra Gordon (Click to Enlarge)

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52 Junior Girls took part in the annual Junior Competition at Whitecraigs Golf Club yesterday. The event was run  by Beth Paterson (Junior Convenor and Vice Captain) and Maureen Mitchell (Cathcart Castle)
Alison Howie
of Whitecraigs Golf Club won the Campbell Clock Junior Stableford Competition  with 42 points. Alison was presented the trophy by Elizabeth Simpson Captain of Whitecraigs Golf Club. Runner Up was Kirsty McConnell from Eastwood with 40 points
The 10 Hole Competition was won by Saorcha Warren from Eastwood with 18 points and the Runner up was Kate Morgan from Whitecraigs Golf Clubwith 16 points.
In the Par 3 Competition the event was won by Victoria McIvor from East Renfrewshire

To see all the results click on this link RLCGA Girls Stableford Results


Alison Howie and Whitecraigs Captain Elizabeth Simpson

Gillian Kyle won the East Renfrewshire Club Championship yesterday with a 4 and 3 win against Elaine Munn. Gillian has now won the championship for the sixth time in a row making it her 8th Championship win.



Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire Club Champion)


5th September 2004: Jennifer Mack is Haggs Castle Champion

Jennifer Mack is the 2004 Haggs Castle Club Champion after beating Jennifer Graham at the 18th in a closely contested final last Sunday. She then spent last week at Southerness in the Scottish Seniors Championships and although struggled in the windy conditions, as did the rest of the RLCGA players there, her excellent performance with Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh) shows that there are other hidden talents there apart from the golf !!
Jennifer Mack


4th September 2004: Heather is the Over 60's Senior Champion at Southerness

Royal Montrose player Kathleen Sutherland, making her debut in the over-50s tournament, won the Scottish senior women's championship over the windswept Southerness Golf Club links near Dumfries yesterday
Overnight leader Kathleen, the Angus county captain from Broughty Ferry, added an 80 in the testing conditions to her first-day 76 for an aggregate of 156 to win by four strokes from D & A County Captain Anna Telfer (Milngavie) who had an 81 for 160.

FINAL TOTALS (SSS 73, CSS Thursday: 75, Friday: Non-counting)

Heather Anderson


156 Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) 76 80.
160 Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 79 81.
161 Rose Anderson (Huntly) 82 79, Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh) 79 82.
164 Moira Thomson (North Berwick) 80 84.
165 Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) 82 83, Emma Wilson (Elie & Earlsferry) 81 84, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 79 86, Heather Anderson (Troon Ladies) 78 87.
The full list of results can be seen at Gillian Kirkwood Hot News Section (Friday 3rd September)

Over-60 scratch aggregate was awarded to Heather Anderson (Troon Ladies) 165 (78 87).


1st September 2004: Clare Marie wins the Junior Renfrewshire County Championship
Ranfurly Castle win the Scottish Final of the Mail on Sunday and your Webmaster wins Club Championship !!

Clare Marie Carlton (Fereneze) became  the Renfrewshire Junior Champion last night when she beat Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) in an exciting final played over Eastwood Golf Course.


Thanks go to Marion Munro for the Falkirk Photographs

Click on pictures to see enlargement
Many congratulations go to the RLCGA County Members, Lois Brown, Mary Craig, Anne Judge, Evy MacGregor, Marion Munro and Sally Smyth  from Ranfurly Castle who  won the Scottish Final of the Mail on Sunday Golf Classic against Falkirk Tryst on Saturday 28th August
The Team on the day consisted of Mary, Evy, Sally and Anne.
Caddies for the day were Fiona Roger, Marion Munro, Anne Robinson and Ranfurly Castle Past Captain Jean Irvine

What a final it was . With a defeat  and a win in the first two games out, Sally and Anne had a battle on their hands. Sally was never up in the game and was 1 down at the 17th. She then sank a magnificent putt on the 17th to square the match and then went on to win the 18th.
Anne, in the meantime was 6 down with 6 to play and then had a HOLE IN IN ONE at the 13th to stay in the match. She then clawed her way back and finally won the 18th to square her tie.
Final Result:  Falkirk Tryst 11/2  Ranfurly Castle  21/2

What a fantastic win -- away from home and also to be the first Scottish Club to win the final for a second time (Ranfurly Castle won in 2002)

On Sunday your webmaster Carol Fell managed to win the Ranfurly Castle Club Championship for the 3rd time . The last time was 12 years ago. In a closely contested final in high winds and squally showers she won at the 18th against Anne Judge. (Click on the picture to see an enlargement)
If you are a Club Champion please let me know. The only ones I have to date are Maureen Skinner (Gourock) and Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm).


Carol Fell and Anne Judge (Click to enlarge)
Carol and Anne
There will be no news for a few day since Heather Anderson, Jennifer Mack Fiona Roger and Carol Fell are off to Southerness Golf Club to play in the Scottish Seniors Championship.

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