Leanne Wilson (Kelso) continued her winning spree by winning the scratch prize at the Girls championships today with a 93. Amy Martin (Hawick) won the handicap, she shot a net 70. Megan Brennan (Kelso) won the pre-handicap section 9 hole competition with a 63. Unfortunately both Tara Mactaggart and Danielle Ker had to withdraw at the last minute due to injuries, Tara has a bad ankle and Dani had been knocked of her bike during her paper round on Saturday morning. Hopefully both will be fit for next weekend.
Many thanks to the Hirsel for courtesy of the course, especially to Allan Rodger (sec), Michael Hackett (pro) and Mary Murray(ladies h/c secy) for their help and assistance
Friday 20th - Current Borders champion Ailsa Bain from Peebles has beaten Rachel Hanlon, St Regulus, by one hole in the final of the Clark Rosebowl (2nd flight) at the Scottish Ladies Amateur Championships at Machrihanish today.
Thursday 19th - Tara was beaten 2&1 in the first round at Machrahanish today, she did really well to get this far. 2006 champion Martine Pow from Selkirk was also beaten in the first round.
Ailsa Bain and Judith Anderson qualified for the Clark Rosebowl, but Ailsa, who won the borders championship earlier this month is the only Borderer to get through to the second day of the matchplay playing Heather Munro from Monifeith in the semi's tomorrow
Tara will be playing against Susan Jackson from Ladybank in the first matchplay round at Machrihanish on Thursday morning. She was 15th of the 32 qualifiers with gross 158 (78,80), her 2nd round nett 76 placed her 3rd in the Lyon Salver. it was tough going today with near gale force winds and squally showers.
David Rhind, the junior convenor at Duns Golf Club, has informed me that that they are now taking entries for their junior open on the 12th June. There is also a pre-handicap 4 hole competition being held after the main event. Details/entry forms have been sent to clubs but if you need any further details contact David ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tara Mactaggart is doing well after the first day's play at Macrahanish, she is the leading Borderer with her score of 78, 7 shots behind the leader Megan Briggs from Kilmacolm.
After 36 holes, the top 32 go forward to the matchplay starting on Thursday
Tara Mactaggart will be teeing up at 11.02 on Tuesday in the first round of the Scottish Ladies Amateur Championship at Macrihanish. She will have a busy week because she is also sitting her history and german exams when she's there. Hope everything goes well and good luck
In the first semi final of the day Leanne Wilson (Kelso) beat Danielle Ker (Roxburghe), she sunk a putt from off the green on the 16th to seal the match 3 & 2. Ailsa Bain (Peebles) won her semi final against Tara Mactaggart (Minto) on the 15th.
Leanne Wilson, only 14 years old who has a handicap of 16, was last year's bronze division champion. She had played really steady golf over the two days and did extremely well to get to the final but found it difficult against the more experienced 19 year old Ailsa who won easily 7 & 5
Future is looking bright for ladies golf in the Borders!!!
Well done to our girls, Danielle Ker (Roxburghe), Leanne Wilson (Kelso) and Tara McTaggart (Minto) they join Peebles' Ailsa Bain (former Scottish U18 champion) in the semi finals of the BLCGA championships being held at The Roxburghe this weekend.
In the first round Danielle beat Grace Black (Torwoodlee) 8&7, Venetia Scott (Torwoodlee) took Leanne to the 20th hole, Tara beat Fiona Ker (Kelso) 3&2.
The afternoon quarter finals caused a few upsets with the youngsters prevailing.
Danielle beat former champion Judith Anderson (Hawick) by one hole, Leanne beat Denise Richards (Torwoodlee) on the 12th, Tara was taken to the 20th hole by another former champion, Liz Campbell. Ailsa beat Hawick's Laura Neish on the 15th.
Danielle plays Leanne in the first semi which tees off at 9.30am
Tara's match against Ailsa tees off at 9.38am
Would all those who haven't yet sent in their entry for the above competition on 28th May at The Hirsel, could you please forward it to me asap. download entry form from here
There will be a pre-handicap competition but I need to know how many are intending to play prior to the event as there are only a limited amount of tee times available pre-handicap entry form here