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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Kelsey and Jane in Florida quarter-finals

Two Scottish students are through to the last eight of the Doherty-Jones Challenge Cup women's amateur match-play tournament, the third event on the Orange Blossom Tour, at Coral Ridge Country Club, Fort Lauderdale.
Stirling University's Scottish Under-21 champion Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) beat Vanessa Vela (Colombia) by 2 and 1 to reach the quarter-finals in which she will play the No 2 seed Kyle Roig (Puerto Rico), winner of the first event on the Orange Blossom Tour, the Harder Hall Invitational.
Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University student Jane Turner (Craigielaw) beat fellow Scot Laura Mackin, who lives on Majorca but is a Ranfurly Castle member, by 5 and 4. Mackin was the No 5 seed, the highest of all the European players.
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) won her First Flight first round tie by 6 and 5 against Lin McMillan and, in the same category, Harriet Beasley (Stirling Univ & Woburn) beat Sara Banke by 5 and 3.
Stirling students Rachel Cassidy (The Island, Dublin) & Jordana Graham (Southerness) won their Second flight ties by 3 and 1 and 5 and 3 respectively.

Championship Flight
Players from US unless stated
Alexis Thompson bt Meghan Stasi 7 and 5.
Gennifer Mendez bt Ashley Smith 2 and 1.
Martha Leach bt Tovie St Louis 1 hole.
Jane Turner (Robert Gordon Univ & Craigielaw) bt Laura Mackin (Majorca & Ranfurly Castle) 5 and 4.
Kyle Roig (Puerto Rico) bt Rene Sobolewski 2 and 1.
Kelsey MacDonald (Stirling Univ & Nairn Dunbar) bt Vanessa Vela (Colombia) 2 and 1.
Amelia Lewis bt Charlie Douglass (Brocket Hall) 1 hole.
Taylor Collins bt Daniela Lendl 2 and 1.
First Flight
Jaye Marie Green bt Cyndi Carlson 4 and 3.
Samantha Smolen bt Natalie McNicholas 5 and 4.
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) bt Lin McMillan 6 and 5.
Marilyn Hardy bt Rebecca Wilson (Stirling Univ & Monifieth) 6 and 5.
Julie Carmichael bt Eilidh Mackay (Stirling Univ & Nairn Dunbar) 1 hole.
Nicole Whitmore bt Alexandra Hammer 2 and 1.
Susan West bt Cynthia Friend 2 and 1.
Harriet Beasley (Stirling Univ & Woburn) bt Sara Banke 5 and 3.