Sunday, July 11, 2010

SLGA Scottish Girls

Maggie and I would just like to wish all the East Girls who are playing in the Girls Scottish at Eyemouth next week all the very best. Play well and enjoy !

Championship match report

With thanks to Maggie here is a full match report of the championship final !

Rachel went up in the match with a birdie at the 2nd and then won the 3rd and 6th. Alison fought back by winning the seventh and then holed a great putt for a birdie 2 at the challenging short hole 8th where Rachel just lipped out for her birdie. After an excellent approach shot, Alison squared the match at the 9th.

After Rachel winning the 10th, Alison again squared the match with a birdie 4 at the 11th. Rachel again edged ahead and although her first putt at the 14th went 8ft past the hole, she holed the return to go 2 up. At the long 15th Rachel holed from just off the green for an eagle 3 which gave her a three-hole lead. Alison won the 16th to take the match to the 17th, which was halved in 3 to give Rachel a 2/1 win and the championship title.

Congratulations to both girls on an exciting final, played in the best of spirits, it was a pleasure to watch.

Thank you to all who supported and watched the girls over the two days at Haddington. It is most encouraging to see so much talent in the East of Scotland Girls.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Championship 2010

Championship Final & Semi-Final Photo Slideshow - Enjoy !

Rachel takes the title for a second year.

Rachel Hanlon, East Girls Champion 2010

Congratulations to Rachel Hanlon from St Regulus in Fife who successfully defended her East Girls Champion title by beating Alison Goodwin of Glenbervie by 2&1 in a very closely contested final at Haddington Golf Club. On a very blustery afternoon the standard of golf was high and was enjoyed by a gallery of spectators.

Champion Rachel with runner-up Alison and the two beaten semi-finalists Gillian Simpson and Kate McIntosh

The first of the semi-final matches saw Alison beating Gillian Simpson (Murrayfield) by 3&2. In the other semi, Rachel and Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) had a very good battle which ended on the 18th where Kate missed a short putt giving Rachel a place in the final.

Our sincere thanks go to Haddington Golf Club for kindly allowing us courtesy of course to play both the Summer Meeting and Championship and for their very kind hospitality in the Clubhouse. We would also like to thank Dawn Young for her kind help as starter for the Summer Meeting

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Top two seeds miss out on semi final places !

Slideshow of photos from Summer Meeting and first round of Championship - Enjoy !

Considering the handicaps of the girls who qualified for the first round of the matchplay ranged from 3 to 5 the matches were assured to be very close indeed and that was the case. Gillian Simpson was two down against the top seed Keren , but came back fighting, winning three holes and taking the match by 1 hole. With the determination to beat fellow County player and good friend, Kate overcame the second seed Gabrielle by 4&3.
Tomorrow the semi finals tee off from 9.30am with the final at 2.00pm approx.
Spectators and supporters are very welcome to what will be some great matchplay golf .

First round matchplay results :-

Keren Ward lost to Gillian Simpson 1 hole
Alison Goodwin beat Lauren Whyte 1hole
Rachel Hanlon beat Clara Young 2/1
Kate McIntosh beat Gabrielle MacDonald 4/3

Championship gets under way.....

The East Girls Championship got under way this afternoon with the top eight qualifiers bunched together on similiar scores. Keren Ward was top qualifier with a 78 and Gabrielle Macdonald of Craigielaw took the second spot after a countback over the last three holes from Rachel Hanlon and Lauren Whyte who all had scores of 79.

Qualifiers for the Chanpionship were :-

  1. Keren Ward (The Glen ) 78
  2. GabrielleMacdonald (Craigielaw) 79 (Better last three holes )
  3. Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) 79 ( Better last three holes )
  4. Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 79
  5. Alison Goodwin (Glenbervie) 80 (BIH)
  6. Clara Young (North Berwick) 80
  7. Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 81 (Better last three holes )
  8. Gillian Simpson ( Murrayfield) 81

11 year old Emma Morrison wins Summer Meeting

Emma Morrison Overall Winner of Summer Meeting

Emma Morrison , Midlothian player from Craigmillar Park won the overall prize at the Summer Meeting today at Haddington Golf Club, East Lothian with a net 70 playing off a handicap of 34.
Keren Ward from The Glen took the scratch prize with a gross 78.

Other Net Prize Winners :-

Under 18 - Alison Goodwin 80 less 5 Net 75
Under 16 - Megan Brown 92 less 15 Net 77 (BIH)
Under 14 - Ellen Forbes 98 less 25 Net 73

Full list of results with more photos to follow