Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rachael Watton is top qualifier in the Scottish Girls at Lanark

Congratulations to Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) on achieving the top qualifying spot for the matchplay stages of the Girls' Scottish Under 18 event at Lanark Golf Club with an aggregate gross total of 153

Well done also to the following East Girls who secured places to compete for the title of Scottish Girls' Champion 2009. Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus), Alison Goodwin (Glenbervie), Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw) and Gillian Simpson (Murrayfield)

We would like to wish all the girls lots of luck in their matches.

Sam Munro (Aberdour), Shannen McGuire (Canmore),Clara Young (North Berwick), Alexis Hutton (Falkirk Tryst) and Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) qualified to play in the Ansley Reid Salver event, second flight of matchplay and we would like to wish them, also, all the very best of luck .

Play well and enjoy.
Maggie and Mandy

Results of all the matches and live scoring can be seen on the SLGA Website

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Rachel Hanlon East Girls' Champion 2009

Championship Final - Match Report

With our thanks to Maggie here is a detailed report of this years exciting Final :-

Rachel won the 1st but Kate levelled at the 2nd. Kate then went one ahead at the fourth. Rachel won the 6th but Kate again went one ahead at the 7th with a birdie 3. At the eighth Rachel’s drive found the trees but she managed to save par and win the hole when Kate bogeyed. The match was all-square at the turn.

At the eleventh Rachel won with a birdie 2 to go one up. She remained so until the 14th when she went another one ahead however Kate immediately fought back by winning the 15th. The 16th and 17th were halved.

With Rachel one up, Kate’s drive found the trees and she had a difficult approach shot which nearly reached the green. However with Rachel close in two, Kate eventually conceded the hole and Rachel won the match by 2 holes.

Congratulations to both girls on an exciting, final which was a pleasure to watch


Pictured above is Runner -Up Kate with Rachel the New Champion.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Rachel Hanlon survives a closely contested final to become the new East Girls' Champion

Rachel Hanlon ( St Regulus ) took the title of the East of Scotland Girls' Champion today at Kingsknowe Golf Club, Edinburgh after beating Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) in a very close final. On a day that once again was threatened with heavy rain and thunder storms the girls produced some excellent golf.

The first of the morning semi - final matches saw Rachel sink a good number of birdie putts to beat Alison Goodwin (Glenbervie) by 6/4. Kate in the other semi-final match was up against Gabrielle Macdonald(Craigielaw) who has been in very good form recently. Kate found herself 4 up with 4 holes to play , however Gabrielle had a good fight back winning the 15th and 16th however could not keep that up and Kate took the match on the 17th.

A full match report of the final, with photos, will follow shortly.

In the meantime our sincere thanks must go to Kingsknowe Golf Club for their very kind hospitality and allowing us courtesy of the course to play both the Summer Meeting and Championship. Thanks also must go to the Kingsknowe Lady members who volunteered their help and to Liz Jones whose help for most of the day was greatly appreciated.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Championship gets off to a good start !

The first round of the Championship got underway after the completition of the Summer Meeting. The top eight scratch scores, available to play, went forward to compete in the first round matches in the afternoon. Thunder storms threatened but luckily everyone got finished without getting wet or being called off the course due to thunder & lightning.

Kirsty Simpson who took the Overall Net Prize in the Summer Meeting qualified in eight place and faced Rachel Hanlon top qualifier and winner of the Summer Meeting Scratch Prize. Kirsty who had her big sister Gillian on the bag put up a great fight, played some fantastic golf but unfortunately Rachel managed to find birdies when Kirsty was having some good pars . Rachel will now go forward looking to take the East Girls Championship Title for the first time.
Second qualifier, Gabrielle Macdonald played steady golf to beat Hannah Scott by 5&4, Kate McIntosh played equally well to beat Nikki Taylor by 3&2 and Alison Goodwin who was 4 up at one point in her match against Sam Munro managed a win on the 18th hole to go into the semi finals which tee off tomorrow morning from 9.30am.

Semi -finals :- Tuesday 7th July from 9.30am

Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus ) v Alison Goodwin (Glenbervie)

Kate McIntosh ( Broomiknowe ) v Gabrielle Macdonald
(Craigielaw )

The final will tee off at approx 2.00pm - 2.30pm

Spectators and supporters will be very welcome.

Kirsty Simpson of Murrayfield wins the Summer Meeting

Kirsty Simpson (Murrayfield ) won the Summer Meeting today at Kingsknowe Golf Club, Edinburgh with a fabulous net 67. Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) took the scratch prize with a 3 over par 75. The scores overall were good on a day with no wind but which was dampened by the threat of thunder storms.

Prizewinners :-

Par 72 SS 71 CSS 70

Overall Net Prize :- Kirsty Simpson ( Murrayfield ) 84 (17) Net 67
Scratch Prize :- Rachel Hanlon ( St Regulus ) 75
Under 18 Net Prize :- Heather Tumblety (Duddingston) 92 (20) Net 72
Under 16 Net Prize :- Alison Goodwin (Glenbervie ) 81 (12) 69
Under 14 Net Prize :- Catherine Goodwin ( Glenbervie ) 115 (35) 80

Full Scores
Kirsty Simpson (84 (17) 67
Alison Goodwin 81 (12) 69
Rachel Hanlon 75 (5) 70, Sam Munro 79 (9) 70
Kate McIntosh 78 (7) 71
Gabrielle Macdonald 77 ( 5 ) 72, Nicola Taylor 82 (10) 72, Alexis Hutton 85 (13) 72, Heather Tumblety 92 (20) 72
Hannah Scott 84 (11) 73
Nicole Underhill 92 (17) 75
Helen Goodwin 90 (12) 78
Shannen McGuire 91(12) 79
Catherine Goodwin 115(35)80
Katherine Fisher 116(35) 81
Gillian Simpson 89 (6) 83

Championship Qualifiers

Rachel Hanlon 72
Gabrielle Macdonald 77
Kate McIntosh 78
Sam Munro 79
Alison Goodwin 81
Nicola Taylor 82
Hannah Scott 84
Kirsty Simpson 84

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Summer Meeting Draw

Kingsknowe Golf Club, Edinburgh. Monday 6th July
Gabrielle Macdonald
Rachel Hanlon
Judy Shields
Gillian Simpson
Nicola Taylor
Helen Goodwin
Kate McIntosh
Sam Munro
Alison Goodwin
Hannah Scott
Alexis Hutton
Shannen McGuire
Jordyn Laird
Kirsty Simpson
Nicole Underhill
Heather Tumblety
Catherine Goodwin
Katherine Fisher
Would all girls please be at the first tee , ready to play, 10mins before your tee time.
Normal dress rules apply