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August 2005
 

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30th August 2005- 1st September 2005 : SCOTTISH SENIOR WOMEN'S CLOSED AMATEUR STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) managed to qualify for the matchplay stages after having a gross aggregate of of 158 today. However with daughter Sarah having just produced her second son she had to withdraw and take off to Aberdeen the next morning. Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) missed out on a handicap prize by one shot but was delighted with her play over the 2 days. Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) wished she could putt but was pleased to be in her buffer zone on the second round ! Mo Neilson (Greenock) had a bit of bad luck in the first round and had to NR but she enjoyed the week as will be shown when I get round to producing some photos.
The other house mates at Fiona's Boat of Garton home --- Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh) 
Anna Telfer (D&A), Helen Faulds (D & A) and Janice Gardner (Lanarkshire) all qualified for the matchplay stages.
All won through to the last 8. Noreen beat F Neish,
Anna beat
Fiona De Vries, Helen beat Liz Campbell and Janice beat Ann Smart in the morning ties.
 Anna
lost in the afternoon quarter finals to Rose Anderson (Huntly) and Janice won against Helen

Grantown on Spey Par 72 CSS 71 71
LEADING TOTALS IN THE STROKEPLAY QUALIFIER

147 P Williamson (Baberton) 73 74.
148 E Campbell (Torwoodlee) 75 73.
149 M Thomson (North Berwick) 74 75.
151 F De Vries (St Rule) 74 77.
152 R Anderson (Huntly) 76 76.
153 L Bennett (Ladybank) 80 73, A Smart (Banchory) 78 75.
154 N Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh) 82 72.
155 F Neish (Murcar) 80 75, C McAndrew (Nairn Dunbar) 77 78, J Gardner (Drumpellier) 77 78.
156 R Brown (Lothianburn) 78 78.
158 J Mack (Haggs Castle) 80 78, A Brownie (Lothianburn) 79 79, A Telfer (Milngavie) 76 82.
159 L Terry (Cruden Bay) 79 80.
160 H Faulds (Douglas Park) 75 85.
162 P Hutton(Lanark) 78 84.
162 K Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) 83 80.
164 P Wilson (Murcar) 85 79, J Slater (Aboyne) 82 82, E Miskimmin (Dunblane New) 80 84.
165 I McIntosh (Inverness) 84 81.
166 J Cumming (Inverness) 82 84
167 N Smith (Downfield) 82 85, E Simpson (Murrayfield) 80 87.
168 S Bain (Aberdeen ladies) 88 80.
169 E Fisken (Nairn) 85 84, F Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 84 85.
170 I Harvey (St Rule) 86 84, R Dee (Kingsknowe) 85 85, J French (Alyth) 85 85.
171 C Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 87 84, S Travers (Alloa) 86 85, P Morrison(Muir of Ord) 85 86

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28th August 2005: Away to Grantown on Spey

I am off to Grantown on Spey, therefore there will be no news published this week. To see all the updated news of the event go to The Gillian Kirkwood website (28th August - 2nd September) and also go to the Junior News section for the result of the Junior Championship played over East Renfrewshire
 

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23rd August 2005: Lauren Mackin wins the Challange Cup at the County Golf Meeting at Cardross

The County Golf Open Meeting took place today at Cardross Golf Club in torrential rain and what you might say not easy conditions. 
Despite the weather and even an 8 on her card 13 year old Renfrewshire County Member Lauren Mackin (Ranfurly Castle) had a gross 85 net 70 to win the handicap prize of the day. Lauren who started the season with a handicap of 18 has now reduced her handicap to 13. The SSS 75 CSS 76 meant that Lauren was 6 under on the day. Claire Hargan (Mortonhall -- Midlothian) had a gross 76 to win the Scratch Award.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BUY A PHOTO WHY NOT TRY THIS TRIAL LINK PHOTOBOX PHOTOS BY CAROL FELL. IT MAY BE OF USE TO BROADBAND USERS ONLY . HOWEVER HAVE A LOOK AND SEND ME YOUR COMMENTS IF YOU THINK IT IS A GOOD IDEA

Lauren Mackin (Ranfurly Castle)

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22nd August 2005: Dorothea has been through an Back Operation

I have just heard from Captain Aileen that Past Scottish Champion Dorothea Hastings (Haggs Castle) has been through an operation  to her back.

If you click on her photo on the RHS you will see the get well card we have sent to her.

-- All the county are wishing you all the best Dorothea --  and hopefully we may see you on the golf course again in the near future.

Dorothea Hastings

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16th August 2005: WEST VETS WIN THE FOURSOMES FRIENDSHIP TROPHY

The Wet Vets won 4/1 against the East at Troon Portland on yesterday 15th August. In doing so they regain the Friendship Trophy which they have now won twice since it was presented three years ago.
WELL DONE and thanks to Sheila Goudie for the news

 

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13th August 2005: Lynda Brabender reaches final of the Strathyrum Trophy plus a Message is sent in from up North

Lynda Brabender (Greenock and past RLCGA County Member and Player) knocked out the in-form Scotland senior and veteran team international player Helen Faulds (D &A, Douglas Park and guest speaker at our County Dinner at Williamwood) at the 24th after an epic match in the semi finals of the Strathyrum Trophy. Helen had beaten Pamela Williamson (Baberton) earlier in the tournament. In the final, however, Lynda lost at the 20th hole (44 holes in one day !!)
Results: Semi-finals
Marilyn Henderson (West Rhine) beat Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 2 and 1.
Lynda Brabender (Greenock) beat Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) at 24th.
Final
Henderson beat Lynda Brabender at 20th.

MESSAGE FROM UP NORTH
P
am Gordon
is in charge of the Ness Open on 28th August 2005  at Inverness Golf club. 
It is a
36 hole stroke play for Silver players,   She is still taking entries AT 41 Merryton Crescent, Nairn, IV12 5AQ  Tel  01667 453392 -- WHY NOT ENTER AND HAVE A GOOD DAY OUT

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9th August 2005: Denise Cowan is the star at Gourock on a beautiful day

Denise Cowan ( Cochrane Castle )  - picture right had a terrific round over Gourock today in the August County Medal.
She had a gross 79 net 68 to be 6 under the CSS of 74.
Carol Whyte (Windyhill)
won the Scratch Award with a gross 78 and Moira Cameron (Whitecraigs) continued her season of excellent golf by winning the 13 handicap and upwards with a net 73.
It was a  day where the sun shone and the scenery was magnificent. ---- Everyone who did not come to Gourock  missed a terrific day out .
Denis Cowan (Cochrane Castle)

 

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5th August 2005: England win the Girls Home Internationals

England won the Girls Home International Series at Worplesdon today when they trounced Ireland 9 - 0. They were the only team to win two matches.
Megan  & Roseanne Niven lost to Lydia Hall & Becky Harries 4 & 3 in the morning foursomes and
Wales and Scotland went on to halve their match 4.5 - 4.5, and shared second spot with 1.5 matches each. However, Wales took the runner-up position due to their superior total of games won.
Ireland took the wooden spoon.
 

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4th August 2005: Girls Home internationals - Scotland lose to England

Scotland 1 England 2 after the mornings foursomes. Megan again teamed with Roseanne Niven and were Scotland's only winners beating Henni Brockway and Florentyna Parker by 3 and 1.
The singles were shared 3-3 with Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry), Roseanne Niven and Krystle Caithness (St Regulus) winning their ties for Scotland. Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Rebecca Watson (Elie & Earlsferry) and Megan lost their ties
Result: Scotland 4 England 5

Ireland, beaten by the Scots yesterday, surprisingly won 5-4 against Wales who had trounced England, the favourites and defending champions, 8-1.

That means that all four teams have identical records - one win, one defeat - going into the final day's play in which Scotland will play Wales and England meet Ireland.
If the Scots can finish with a win, they a draw between England and Ireland would make them champions for the first time since 1998.
 

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3rd August 2005: Girls Home internationals - Scotland win against Ireland

Scotland have started their campaign against Ireland in the Girls Home Internationals Matches  at Worpelsdon, Surrey, today and are ahead 2 games to 1 after the morning foursomes. Megan teamed up with Roseanne Niven to win 4 and 3.Krystal Caithness and Sally Watson lost , but there was a win for Carly Booth and Michelle Thompson.

They then added to the  solid morning foursomes by adding a further 4 and a half points to their morning's tally. Ireland are in 3rd place after adding 1 and a half points. Megan did not play in the afternoon singles.  However, all the team have now had a game before they meet England tomorrow
Result : Scotland 6.5 Ireland 2.5

An excellent performance in the singles saw Wales finish the first day on 8 points to claim the first day's lead, in contrast England struggled on day 1 finishing with only 1 point.
Result : Wales 8 England 1
 

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