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.