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Sunday, September 06, 2009

Sophie Alexander (Deeside) with the Aberdeenshire girls championship trophy (images by Cal Carson Golf Agency). Click to enlarge.

Sophie Alexander wins Aberdeenshire

girls championship: Kirsten

MacCallum takes handicap trophy

Deeside's Sophie Alexander beat Scotland Under-18 international Sammy Leslie (Westhill) by 5 and 3 in the final of the Aberdeenshire girls championship at Newburgh today (Sunday).
Sophie, 15, took a grip on the outcome by winning the first few holes. After Sammy, who will be 18 next month, had rallied with wins at the fourth and sixth, the Deeside player won four holes in a row from the seventh to be six holes up after 10.
Leslie rallied by winning back the 12th and 13th but Alexander claimed the title when she won the 15th.
In the morning semi-finals, Alexander bt Rachel Polson (Peterculter) by 5 and 4 while Leslie was a 5 and 4 winner over Lauren Duncan (Aboyne).
Kirsten MacCallum, a 16-year-old who plays off 10 at Newburgh, won the handicap championship final by 3 and 1 against 13-year-old Tegan Seivwright, who plays off 12 at Deeside.
In the semi-finals, Kirsten (pictured above with her trophy, beat Olivia Borwick (McDonald Ellon), handicap 17, by 3 and 2 while Tegan bt eight-handicapper Kristina Vannet (Peterculter) by one hole.

Scratch championship
Sammy Leslie (Westhill) bt Lauren Duncan (Aboyne) 5 and 4, Sophie Alexander (Deeside) bt Rachel Polson (Peterculter) 5 and 4.
Alexander bt Leslie 5 and 3.
Handicap championship
Kirsten MacCallum (Newburgh) (10) bt Olivia Borwick (McDonald Ellon) (17) 3 and 2, Tegan Seivwright (Deeside) (12) bt Kristina Vannet (Peterculter) (8) 1 hole.
MacCallum bt Seivwright 3 and 2.