Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Eilidh Henderson is East of Scotland Girls' Champion

Eilidh Henderson, Loretto School, beat Porscha Wilson, Burntisland, by 5 & 4 in today's final of the East of Scotland Girls Championship at Bathgate Golf Club. Congratulations to both Eilidh and Porscha on a keenly contested final played in a friendly manner. The girls played excellent golf over the past two days. Well done to our new Champion, Eilidh.

Eilidh Henderson, East of Scotland Girls Champion 2017

Eilidh and Porscha before the Final

Report of Final.

After the cold and sometimes wet day of the Summer Meeting and Quarter Finals on Monday, at last the sun shone for the girls. This year's final was contested by two Fife girls, Porscha Wilson and Eilidh Henderson. Porscha won the first to go 1up but Eilidh won the 2nd to square the match. Holes 3, 4 and 5 were halved then Eilidh won the 6th to go 1 up. She also won the 7th with a par and the 9th with a birdie to be 3 up after 9 holes. Eilidh won the 10th to go 4 up. At the 12th, Porscha's second shot was blocked by trees on the left hand side of the fairway, so Eilidh won the hole with a par to go 5up. With the next two holes halved, Eilidh won the match 5 & 4 and became East of Scotland Girls Champion for 2017.

Congratulations to both girls on their high standard of golf throughout the match. Eilidh was 2 under par (33) for the first 9 holes and parred the remaining holes. Thank you to Sarah Walker, Captain of Stirling & Clackmannan, for refereeing this year's final.

Left to right: Porscha Wilson, Winner of Stephen Gallacher Trophy & Championship Runner up, Carys Irvine, Semi Finalist and Eilidh Henderson, East Girls Champion