Sunday, August 31, 2008

Rachael the new East of Scotland Girls' Champion

Please scroll down for full Championship report and photos of the day !

Maggie presenting the Championship Cup to Rachael.

Championship Photos - Please click on them to enlarge !

Rachael with caddie and beaten semi-finalist, Nicky Taylor

Runner-up Gabrielle ( in the middle ) with caddie & beaten semi-finalist Gillian on the left and Cara on the right who was beaten by Gillian in the first round.

Could that be an oudoor swimming pool, small lake ? or perhaps its just a bunker !!

Final , all over on the 15th

Swinging in the rain !

The East have a new Champion after the final finished on the 15th. From the left,Gabrielle Macdonald,runner up with caddie Gilian Simpson, Nicky Taylor,caddie of Racheal Watton the new Champion who stands alongside Maggie, East Girls' Chairman.
Please click on the picture to enlarge it!

Rachael is the new East Girls Champion .

Rachael Watton of Mortonhall, won the East Girls' Championship today beating Gabrielle Macdonald of Craigielaw in the Final by 4&3. To reach the final Rachael beat Nicola Taylor of Thornton by 2 holes and Gabrielle beat Gillian Simpson of Murrayfield on the 19th hole. The conditions the girls had to play in all day could not have been any worse. It never stopped raining all day.

With thanks to Maggie here is a match report of the final.

' The standard of golf was excellent throughout the final in spite of heavy rain and very wet conditions underfoot.
Gabrielle won the first but Rachael got back on level terms with a birdie at the 2nd. Rachael edged ahead by winning holes 4&5 but Gabrielle had a birdie at the 8th to reduce the deficit to one. Rachael was 1 up at the turn.
Rachael won the 10th with a birdie 3 and then went 3 up at the short 11th . The next two holes were halved. Gabrielle lost the 14th after trouble off the tee which meant a penalty shot and she eventually conceded the hole for Rachael to go 4 up.
At the par 3 15th both girls had excellent tee shots over the burn to the green. Rachael secured her par however Gabrielle just missed a birdie 2 for the match to continue.
Well done to both girls for playing such good golf. Rachael is a worthy champion.

We would like to thank Craigmillar Park Golf Club for the courtesy of the course for our Championship this year. We are grateful for all the help we received in rearranging the matches which had to be postponed earlier in the month.

Well done to all the girls who played in this year's championship and thanks to all the parents and supporters who watched today in such unpleasant conditions.

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Hi Girls

Just a reminder that the Semi-Finals and Final of the Championship will be played on Sunday 31st August at Craigmillar Park GC.

Please do come along to give the girls some support.

Semi-finals tee off at 9.00am and the Final shall tee off at approx 2.30pm.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

East Girls beat the South of Scotland Girls

The above photos are of all the games that went to the 18th green. Please click on the photos to enlarge them. From the top - Helen Goodwin winning the last hole to halve her match against Jordana Graham , Hannah Scott and Tara McTaggart after their close game, Alexis Hutton after halving her match with Rachel Walker and Sally Naysmith with her opponent Rachel Lorimer.

The East Girls beat the South Girls today at Minto by 5 games to 3 in an exciting match where four games went to the 18th green and finished all square.

Well done to all the East Girls and thank you to the South Girls for being great hosts and for organising a nice warm dry sunny day !!

SOUTH GIRLS 3, EAST GIRLS 5 South names first, handicaps in brackets

Lesley Atkins (3) bt Samantha Munro (10) 6 and 5.
Jordana Graham (5) halved with Helen Goodwin (12).
Tara McTaggart (12) halved with Hannah Scott (12).
Katie McCracken (11) lost to Alison Goodwin (16) 6 and 5.
Rachel Walker (14) halved with Alexis Hutton (17).
Amy Little (22) lost to Shannen McGuire (17) 3 and 2.
Emma Greenlees (26) lost to Kirsty Simpson (18) 4 and 3.
Rachel Lorimer (34) halved with Sally Naysmith (32)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Match against the South Girls.

The following girls have been selected to play in the match against the South girls on Sunday 24th August at Minto Golf Club, Hawick

Alison Goodwin
Helen Goodwin
Alexis Hutton
Shannen McGuire
Samantha Munro
Sally Naysmith
Hannah Scott
Kirsty Simpson

We wish the girls good luck and we hope they enjoy the day .

New date for Championship Semi-Finals and Final

The Semi-Finals and the Final of the Girls' Championship shall now be played on Sunday 31st August at Craigmillar Park Golf Club , Edinburgh.
Semi-Finals tee off at 9.00am and the Final will tee off at approx. 2.30pm.
Spectators are very welcome!

The following first round matches
have now been finalised:-

Rachael Watton beat Kate MacIntosh 4/3
Nicola Taylor beat Stacy Cameron 3/2

Match between Gabrielle Macdonald and Rachel Hanlon-
match conceded to Gabrielle !

Match between Cara Easton & Gillian Simpson - still
to be completed.

Picture above shows Nicky, Stacy, Kate and Rachael after finishing their first round ties ! Click on the picture to enlarge it !

Championship Qualifiers

Rachael Watton ( 1 ) v Kate MacIntosh ( 8 )

Stacy Cameron ( 4 ) v Nicola Taylor ( 5 )

Cara Easton ( 3 ) v Gillain Simpson ( 6 )

Gabrielle Macdonald ( 2 ) v Rachel Hanlon ( 7 )

Friday, August 8, 2008

Weather delayed Championship !

With thanks to the good old Scottish summer weather the East Girls's Championship was abandoned due to thick fog/mist. The Summer Meeting had been delayed for four hours and as a result only 8 holes of the first match play rounds were played. The girls arrived the following morning only to find the course unplayable . It was agreed by everyone that the girls would complete their first round ties in their own time and a new date would be set for the semi-finals and final.