A NEW NAME TAKES THE LADIES CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP HONOURS IN 2015
A new name will be on the Honours Board this year after Nicola Roberson defeated 11 times winner Elaine Allison by 4/3. Elaine took the early lead to be 2 up after 4 but Nicola drew level by the 6th and was 1 up after 9. Level par through the next 4 holes saw Nicola's lead increase to 4 as Elaine missed a number of shortish putts. Elaine won the 14th with a par 3 but lost the 15th to Nicola's par 4.
The Handicap Championship final was a keenly fought match between Frances McMillan and Eleanor Cull, a match which could have gone either way. There was very little between the players over 8 holes. Eleanor found bunkers at 9 and 10 and Frances edged ahead to go 3 up after 11. However, Eleanor came back at her with her consistently good long game. All square at 15th, Eleanor won 16th to be followed by Frances winning 17th. Eleanor played 3 beautiful long shots down 18th and won the championship on the 18th green.
Both matches were played in the most friendly and sporting spirit and were enjoyed immensely by all those watching.
EAST OF SCOTLAND OPEN – 4TH & 5TH JUNE
EAST OF SCOTLAND OPEN RESULTS.
Iain and Alison Macfarlane make a winning combination
Once again, the father and daughter team of Iain and Alison Macfarlane made a winning combination last Sunday, leading the field in the Open Mixed Competition at Stirling Golf Club. On a bright but blustery day they put together a steady round, scoring a net 72 with 7 birdies, 4 pars, and nothing worse than their 7 bogeys.
Most of the prizes went to players from this area, suggesting that in the windy conditions some local knowledge was helpful. However the second handicap prize went to Scott and Karen Andrews, whose home clubs are in Ayrshire. They scored a net 73, with Scott also winning the Gents’ prize for a monster drive on the 18th. The 3rd and 4th handicap prizes went to Ian and Rhona Muir, and Gerry and Anne Doherty respectively. Both pairs scored a net 73.5. Iain Munro and Elaine Allison took home the prize for the best scratch score, with a gross 77. They went out first, and Elaine’s long drive on the 11th was not matched by any other ladies in the field.