2007 Junior News
2007 County Rosebowl
RLCGA Winter Foursomes 2007
Wednesday 29th August 2007: Please support D&A in the County Finals at Tulliallan-- THEY SUPPORTED US LAST YEAR
HEAR ALL ABOUT IT --- Click on the link|
Remember the excitement of D&A winning
County Jamboree at Prestwick St Nicholas ---
Jamboree Photos and Video
Well the County Finals are from Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd
September and take place at Tulliallan Golf Club,
(webmaster for D&A) pictured on the LHS is looking for support from
everyone in the West of Scotland. There should be some
great matches so please do come along.
Please do remember that last year when Renfrewshire was in the finals
Helen MacGregor (Captain of D&A) caddied for us on the last
CLICK ON JEAN AND HELEN TO SEE ENLARGEMENTS
Draw for County finals at Tulliallan Golf Club
Friday 31st August
Aberdeenshire v Midlothian
Dunbarton & Argyll v Dumfriesshire
Saturday 1st September
Dumfriesshire v Aberdeenshire
Midlothian v Dunbarton & Argyll
Sunday 2nd September
Dumfriesshire v Midlothian
Dunbarton & Argyll v Aberdeenshire
Matches commence at 9.30 and 1.30 each day
Tuesday 28th August: Handicaps to be based on nine holes
In a move which could in theory affect 1˝-million of
Britain's golfers, club golf competitions played over nine holes
are set to count for handicap purposes as from January. The proposal is
a welcome innovation in the Council of National Golf Unions' new
Unified Handicapping System, drafts of which have been handed to The
Daily Telegraph by a source.
Read all about it in the
Daily Telegraph News Article
Monday 27th August 2007: Lindsay and Lorraine in the RLCGA Rosebowl
final at Eastwood Golf Club
|Lindsay Mathie (Cochrane Castle) and Lorraine
Morrow (Erskine) are in the County Rosebowl Final. The Rosebowl
Final will be played at Eastwood Golf Club on Sunday 9th
September 2007 at 4p.m.
To see all the results go
to 2007 County Rosebowl
Saturday 25th August 2007: Megan wins International Team Trophy in
golfing teenagers Kelsey and Megan
played brilliantly in the
Belgian Junior International Championship which ended at the Royal
Golf Club of Belgium in Brussels
First, Kelsey MacDonald,
a 16-year-old from Nairn, finished
runner-up in the girls’ championship – and won the Girls’
International Team Trophy in partnership with Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm).
RLCGA's Megan Briggs,
beaten by Carly Booth in the final of the
Scottish Under-18 girls match-play championship at Peterhead last
month, had scores of 80, 75, 75 and 77 for 307. She finished tied
Kelsey and Megan’s
combined scores gave them winning total of
600 in the girls’ international team trophy event. They finished two
shots ahead of South Africa’s Kim Williams & Monique Smith
LEADING GIRLS' INDIVIDUAL TOTALS
284 Alessia Knight (Ita) 72 69 72 71.
293 Kelsey MacDonald
(Sco) 75 73 72 73.
295 Rebecca Huber (Swi) 76 72 73 74.
299 Lorena De Lope (Spa) 76 76 76 71.
300 Kim Williams (SAf) 75 71 76 78.
307 Megan Briggs
(Sco) 80 75 75 77 (jt 16th).
318 Ciara Butler (Ire) 82 76 78 83 (jt 26th).
319 Lucy Simpson (Ire) 82 76 78 83 (28th).
LEADING GIRLS' TEAM TOTALS
(Kelsey MacDonald & Megan Briggs).
602 South Africa (Kim Williams & Monique Smith).
606 Belgium (V Gevers & L Gonzalez-Escallon).
637 Ireland (Ciara Butler & Lucy Simpson) (7th).
Friday 24th August 2007: The Draw for the Autumn Meeting is
|Dorothy Yates has completed the draw for the
Autumn Meeting to be played over Ralston on Thursday 13th
September. To see it CLICK HERE
Monday 20th August 2007: Megan
selected for the Home Internationals at Dunbar
|The Scotland team for the Women's Home
Internationals at Dunbar Golf Club from September 12 to 14
CARLY BOOTH (Comrie)
MEGAN BRIGGS (Kilmacolm)
KELSEY MACDONALD (Nairn Dunbar)
LAURA MURRAY (Alford)
EMILY OGILVY (Muckhart)
PAMELA PRETSWELL (Bothwell Castle)
MICHELE THOMSON (McDonald Ellon)
JENNA WILSON (Strathaven
1 Louise KENNEY (Pitreavie)
2 Sara BISHOP (Cochrane Castle)
3 Rachael LIVINGSTONE (Musselburgh Old)
Friday 17th August 2007: Megan is selected for LGU Team
The LGU has named a squad of eight juniors to
compete at North Berwick from 12 to 14 October against a selection of
the players who were in the recent Vagliano Trophy
match at St Andrews.
Scotland are represented by their Under-18 girls’ champion Carly Booth,
Renfrewshire County Champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) the losing finalist in that
championship at Peterhead, Sally Watson, 16, who played all four rounds
in the recent Ricoh British Women’s Open, and Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell)
the Lanarkshire women's champion.
LGU JUNIOR SELECT
Carly Booth, Scotland
Megan Briggs, Scotland
Henrietta Brockway, England
Ellie Givens, England
Lisa Maguire, Ireland
Pamela Pretswell, Scotland
Kelly Tidy, England
Sally Watson, Scotland
Wednesday 15th August 2007: The Draw for the September Medal is
|Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle) who recently
won the Scratch Prize at the Ballater Open day with a
Level Par round of 71 has completed the draw for the September Medal
over Greenock. To see to draw sheet
Well done Gillian on your success
Sunday 12th August 2007: Past Captain Aileen Wilson tells about all
the players she met at The Women's British Open at St Andrews
The Competition Course was set from the
Men's Medal Tees, and each tee was
at least 30 yards and sometimes a lot longer - I do not think TV or the
papers highlighted this.
On the Monday 30th July, it was good to see Catriona Matthew,
( who was especially good to all her fans), and Clare Queen
Karyn Burns - our Renfrewshire Coach. Karyn must have been
so fit - judging
by the size and weight of golf bag she carried round!!
Mhairi McKay was just the same as ever, chatted away and
introduced me to
her fiance Dave. I gave them best wishes for the future.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Graham was walking out on the course and at
(314 yards,) she came across Michelle Wie , her parents and
was trying out various clubs to play the 12th from her 5 iron to her
and Jennifer was giving her all her advice!!!- When Michelle
using her driver - Jennifer told her it was too much and was delighted
proved correct as her drive went straight through the green!.
Then along with Sally Coster (D&A member) we went to practice
watched the players working hard at their games. Michelle Wie was
advice from David Leadbetter, Karrie Webb was working hard ,
Karen Koch had
her two children Oliver and Simonze along, Catriona, Morgan Pressel,
Creamer and of course Annika Sorenstram - all working so
Sorenstram was just finishing and Jennifer and Sally had a chat with
before she went off to do some PR.
On Tuesday 31st July we got up early and went down early to watch
know players going off the 1st tee. What good swings- I expected most of
them to beat par- wrong again!!
Lorena Ochoa there and what a pleasant and approachable girl she
was - quite
prepared to chat for ages, about everything. I wish I could say it was
Spanish, but it was not apart from 'Que tenga suerte, Lorena'
(Good luck in
Spanish). As the world No 1 her swing looked very good.
Congratulations to Lorena Ochoa on her win- her first major and
at St. Andrews Old Course, and with a course record of 67.
It was great that Mhairi McKay equalled the record over THAT
course on the
Well done all the players , for entertaining us and being so
and let us look forward to 2008 when we see the Curtis Cup to be
the Old Course.
Aileen --- thanks for all your news and the terrific photo.
Friday 10th August 2007: Megan is in the Scottish Winning Team
Photo courtesy of Tom Ward
The Scottish team have become Champions
at Southerndown winning the Girls’ International Matches
The Scottish team have become Champions at Southerndown
winning the Girls’ International Matches, by an impressive score
of 23 1/2 points equalling their score of 2006. Ireland came in
second loosing only to Scotland. England were third despite winning
more individual matches than Ireland. Final Results:
1st - Scotland
2nd - Ireland
3rd - England
4th - Wales
As expected they beat the pointless Wales comfortably, 8 1/2-1/2
to finish the three-day programme with three wins out of three.
Ireland upset England 5-4 in the other match to finish runners-up.
SCOTLAND 8 1/2, WALES 1/2
Foursomes: K Caithness, S Watson bt L J Roberts, J Bradbury 8 and 7;
M Briggs, C Booth halved with A Rees, K O'Connor; P Pretswell, J
Turner bt A Carling, K Millere 1 hole (2 1/2- 1/2).
Singles: Booth bt B Davies 2 and 1, Watson bt H Boulden 5 and 4, Niven
bt Carling 6 and 4, MacDonald bt Roberts 7 and 6, Pretswell bt O'Connor
2 and 1, Caithness bt Rees 5 and 4 (6-0).
IRELAND 5, ENGLAND 4
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report
Thursday 9th August 2007: Megan is a winner against England on the 2nd
Day of the Girls Home Internationals
|Scotland took a huge step towards retaining the
girls' home internationals golf title with a crushing 7-2 win over
arch-rivals England on the second day at Southerndown Golf Club,
In the other match, Ireland beat Wales 7 1/2-1 1/2.
Scotland, the only team with two wins out of two, finish their programme
by playing Wales.
The Under-18 Scots girls took a 2-1 lead in the foursomes with Krystle
Caithness and Sally Watson 4 and 2 winners of the top tie. Carly Booth
and Megan Briggs, and Kelsey MacDonald and Roseanne Niven figured
in square games.
The Scots showed their class in the singles with wins by Carly Booth (4
and 2), Sally Watson (2 and 1), Megan Briggs (3 and 2), Pamela
Pretswell (2 and 1) and halved games for Roseanne Niven, who had been
three down at the turn, and Krystle Caithness, who was one down on the
ENGLAND 2, SCOTLAND 7
England names first.
Foursomes: E Givens, H Barwood lost to K Caithness, S Watson 4 and 2; K
Tidy, R Dyer halved with C Booth, M Briggs; R Connor, K Mundy
halved with K MacDonald, R Niven (1-2)l
Singles: Givens lost to Booth 4 and 2, Tidy lost to Watson 2 and 1,
Douglass lost to Briggs 3 and 2, Clyburn lost to Pretswell 2 and
1, Connor halved with Niven, Barwood halved with Caithness (1-5)l
WALES 1 1/2, IRELAND 7 1/2
Foursomes: 1 1/2-1 1/2.
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report
Wednesday 8th August 2007: Megan does well against Ireland on the 1st
day of the Home Internationals
|Scotland play England tomorrow in what is very likely
to be the title decider in the girls' home golf internationals at
Southerndown Golf Club, South Wales.
Both countries looked a cut above the opposition in scoring big wins on
a windy opening day.
Scotland, the defending champions, beat Ireland 7 1/2-1 1/2 after the
Irish had held their own in the foursomes. Scotland won all six singles.
England whitewashed Wales 9-0, winning all three foursomes and six
County Champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) played with
Carly Booth in the morning foursomes to halve their match and then went
onto win her singles afternoon tie
SCOTLAND 7 1/2, IRELAND 1 1/2
Foursomes - K Caithness, S Watson bt S Cunningham, A Murphy 4 and 3; C
Booth, M Briggs halved with V Bradshaw, S Meadow; K
MacDonald, R Niven lost to Lisa Maguire, Leona Maguire 1 hole (1 1/2-1
Singles - Booth bt K Gallagher 4 and 3, Watson beat Bradshaw 6 and 5,
Niven beat Lisa Maguire 2 and 1,
P Pretswell beat L Mernagh 1 hole, M Briggs
beat Leona Maguire 1 hole, Caithness beat Meadow 5 and 4 (6-0).
Tuesday 7th August 2007:The De Vere Ladies Scottish Open
an 11 year absence the Ladies European Tour has announced the return of
the Ladies Scottish Open. De Vere has become title sponsor making
the De Vere Ladies Scottish Open one of the most hotly anticipated
ladies golf events in the Golfing calendar.
The chosen course, The Carrick at Cameron House is named after
the award winning Canadian golf architect Douglas Carrick. The course is
a traditional Scottish heath land course in design, using long grasses,
gorse, heather, deep bunkers and water features amidst the undulating
landscape. The 18-hole par 71 course straddles the Highland Boundary
Fault line - the front 9 holes are played in the Lowlands and the back 9
holes in the Highlands.
The player field will be 126 players, playing in a 54 hole championship
spread over three days, each day playing in a 3 ball. The prize fund
currently stands at €200,000
The event takes place on the 20th - 22nd September 2007 and the
Ticket Hotline is 0870 272 0013
To go to the official website and read all about the
players, the course and book on line then click on this link
Ladies Scottish Open Website
Monday 6th August 2007: Heather Anderson wins the August Medal at
loosing a ball at the 12th hole today at Caldwell Golf Club in
the August Medal Heather Anderson (Troon Ladies) had the
best gross and net score of the day with a Gross 76 net 70. Heather was
out in 38 and back in 38.
June Lockhart (Gleddoch) was runner up with a net 73.
The SSS 72 CSS 72
To see all the winners on the day and print out your handicap exchange
letter if required, go to the Results
For the full list of results go to the
Sunday 5th August 2007: The Women's British Open at St Andrews ---
plus Jean Campbell webmaster for D&A meets Annika Sorenstam and Carol your
webmaster meets Christeen Finlayson your Vice Captain out practising her
golf swing ~!!
number one Lorena Ochoa claimed her first major title with a
closing round of 74 in the Ricoh Women's British Open at St Andrews.
In the first women's professional event to be held over the Old Course,
the 25-year-old from Guadalajara finished on five under par and won by
four shots from Sweden's Maria Hjorth and South Korean Jee-Young
Scotland's Catriona Matthew, level par for the day, was the best
of the British players in a tie for seventh on two over par.
Another Scot, Mhairi McKay, had a day to remember. She had
eight birdies in a six under par 67 - equalling the
professional course record set by Ochoa in round one - and bolted up
the leaderboard into joint 11th place on three over.
Mhairi said: "I'm really proud of the way I played today.
"It's been terrific to have the British Open at St Andrews for a first
time and today should take me a long way to retaining my full card on
next year's LPGA Tour."
Melissa Reid, the gifted teenager from Chevin in Derbyshire, shot
a final-round 72 and won the Smyth Salver for the leading amateur on
four over par. Also of note was Sally Watson the 16 year old from
Elie who was the 4th placed amateur with +12 after the 4 rounds
Your webmaster Carol has just returned from St Andrews and so has
D&A's webmaster Jean Campbell --- who was lucky enough to meet
Annika Sorenstam in the St Rule Clubhouse --- Click on this link to
the West of Scotland site at
www.westscotlandladiesgolf.com to see her with Annika and
Also want to see lots of more good photographs from St Andrews
Click on this Link
I was also very lucky to meet our Vice Captain Christeen
Finlayson out practicing at Elie Golf Course before
going out to be a scorer at St Andrews.
I think she had just read Karyn Burns
Golf Tip ---what do you think --- why not put your comments in the
I personally think - slight over swing - good contact - nice follow
through ! --- Should she go for a lesson with Karyn ??
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