Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Eilidh Crawford is East of Scotland Girls' Champion - 2016

Eilidh Crawford, Kingsfield, beat Carys Irvine, Craigielaw, by 2 & 1 in today's final of the East of Scotland Girls' Championship at Prestonfield Golf Club. Congratulations to both Eilidh and Carys on an excellent final played in the best of spirits.

Eilidh Crawford, East of Scotland Girls' Champion 2016

 Championship Prizewinners
L to R: Carys Irvine, Runner-up, Eilidh Crawford, Champion, Emma Morrison, Semi-finalist
(missing from photo, Brogan Clark, semi-finalist)

Eilidh and Carys before the Final

Report of Final:

The first two holes were exchanged with Eilidh winning the 1st and Carys the 2nd. Carys had birdies at the 4th and 6th to go 2 up. Eilidh won the 7th with a par so Carys was 1 up. Another birdie at the 8th and Carys was again 2 up. At the tricky 9th, Eilidh secured her par 3 to win the hole and then won the 10th to square the match. Eilidh conceded the 11th so Carys was 1 up. However Eilidh responded with a birdie at the 12th to square the match again. The 13th, 14th and 15th were all halved. Eilidh won the 16th, which was playing long into the wind, with a par 3 and was 1 up. She then won the 17th to win the match and become East of Scotland Girls’ Champion for 2016.

Congratulations to both girls on their excellent golf and for giving us such an exciting final to watch. Thank you to Lothians’ referee, Sheila Stuart, for refereeing this year's final.

Thank you to Midlothian County, for arranging this year's venue at Prestonfield. Our thanks also go to Sharon Macpherson, Midlothian junior secretary, for her support before and during the two days of the competition.

Thank you to Prestonfield Golf Club for the courtesy of the course for our Summer Meeting and Championship and for giving us a warm welcome in the Clubhouse. Our sincere thanks to Prestonfield Ladies’ Captain and Vice Captain, Freda Burt and Maureen Cranston, for their help and support over the two days. We appreciate your interest in the girls and hope we will soon have some Prestonfield girls playing in our competitions.

Semi - finals
Both semi-finals were close matches which could have gone either way.

Eilidh Crawford (Kingsfield) bt Brogan Clark (Lundin)   1 hole

Carys Irvine (Craigielaw) bt Emma Morrison (Craigmillar Park) at the 20th.


Eilidh Crawford bt Carys Irvine 2 & 1