Sunday, October 28, 2012

Lauren is East of Scotland Girls' Champion 2012

Lauren Whyte, St Regulus, beat Hannah Scott, Broomieknowe, by 4 & 2 in the final of the East of Scotland Girls' Championship today at Murrayfield Golf Club.

Congratulations to both Lauren and Hannah on an excellent final played in the best of spirits.

East of Scotland Girls' Champion 2012 - Lauren Whyte

Finalists, Hannah Scott and Lauren Whyte

Thank you to Mandy for the following match report: 

'On a cold but dry autumn morning at Murrayfield Golf Club, Edinburgh, the final of the East of Scotland Girls' Championship between Hannah Scott of Broomieknowe and Lauren Whyte of St Regulus started with some steady golf as both girls halved the first two holes with pars. At the tricky par 5, third hole, Hannah was the first to take the lead with another par. Lauren quickly fought back winning the fourth hole. However Hannah then won the next two holes to be two up playing the seventh which was halved again in pars.  After Hannah finding the bunker on the eight and misjudging her pitch onto the ninth the two holes were taken by Lauren to take the match to all square after nine holes. 

After Hannah missing the green at the short 10th hole and Lauren's two good shots to hit the eleventh green in two to set up a birdie, Lauren went two up. After two steady holes which were halved Lauren stepped up a pace by taking the fourteenth hole with a birdie to go three up. The fifteenth was then halved with two good birdies. After two good drives up the sixteenth hole Hannah playing first played a good shot pin high onto the green however Lauren followed with an equally good shot. Hannah putting first really needed to sink the putt but just missed,Lauren then finished the match by sinking her putt for another birdie and to take the title by winning the match by 4 and 2. 

Well done to both girls who not only played good golf today but have each had an excellent season of golf.'

Thank you to Murrayfield Golf Club for courtesy of the course for today's final and also for the Summer Meeting and earlier stages of the Championship.