Friday, April 23, 2010

Cheshire’s Caroline Marron wins English senior championship
Cheshire’s Caroline Marron (pictured) achieved her main goal of the season when she won a nailbiting final to become English senior champion at Littlestone, Kent.

She took the title when she holed a testing, downhill 10-foot putt to defeat Buckinghamshire’s Carole Weir on the 18th green. “I am absolutely over the moon. I’m going to cry!” she said.

Meanwhile, Surrey’s Debbie Richards won Flight Two with a 4/2 victory over local member Geraldine Bray. It was her first appearance in an England senior event and she said: “I am just so pleased – but it hasn’t sunk in yet.”

Caroline Marron, the 2001 English strokeplay champion, took an early grip on the championship final as she demonstrated the superb short game which has been her trademark of the week.Carole struggled around the greens over the opening holes but, as she settled into the game, the players matched each other shot for shot and halved eight consecutive holes from the seventh.

However, Caroline extended her lead to three up when she got the better of the slippery 15th green. With just three holes left to play she seemed to have one hand on the trophy – but Carole had other ideas. Her husband-caddy told her: “If you finish four, three, four you can win this.” She almost did it, winning the 16th with a birdie four and the 17th with a great par three after her drive finished in a tricky spot to the right of the green.

On the par five 18th her second shot finished just right of the green, while Caroline was in a similar position for three. Carole chipped up safely, but her ball ran comfortably past the pin and she missed the birdie putt. Caroline putted up the slope to with 10ft of the pin and, when the time came, she demonstrated nerves of steel and rolled the crucial par putt into the hole.

“I’ve been struggling with my driver all week and when you’re under pressure that’s what goes – and it did on the last few holes,” said Caroline, who hit seven fairways in the final. Her boyfriend, Bromborough professional Geoff Berry, has been trying to solve the problem over the phone! Interestingly, both finalists have been working with psychologist Karl Morris through their county training and both paid tribute to his influence.

Caroline said: “I really, really wanted to win this and we’ve been working on goal setting with Karl Morris. This was my goal and I’ve been working on my putting to achieve it.” Carol, who is the Buckinghamshire first team captain, has been working with Karl Morris on her pre-shot routine.

Despite losing she was delighted with her performance: “I am just so proud of myself,” she said. In Flight Two Debbie Richards demonstrated fine ball striking and a neat short game. She was in charge throughout her final after taking the lead at the second hole.

Her opponent sank a number of clutch putts for halves but Debbie won the 15th to go three up and then finished with a flourish: with a birdie on the par five 16th for victory. Debbie, who was a Welsh girl international, is a member at Burhill and Rye, where she is ladies’ champion.

She’s also in the Surrey squad and plays for the second team. Her husband is English Women’s Golf Association non-executive director Bill Richards – who encouraged her to enter this event. Results

Championship flight


Carole Weir (Beaconsfield) bt Felicity Christine (Banstead Downs) 1 hole.

Caroline Marron (Bromborough) bt Roz Adams (Addington Court Ladies’) 1 hole.


Marron beat Weir 1 hole.

Flight 2


Debbie Richards (Burhill) bt Pat Wrightson (Huddersfield) 3 and 1.

Geraldine Bray (Littlestone) bt Irene Brien (Wentworth) 6 and 5.


Richards beat Bray 4 and 2.

Lyndsey Hewison

Press & PR Officer


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fiona Anderson in action with her characteristic style. Image by courtesy of Leaderboardphotography.

Fiona leads qualifiers for English senior championship

(with a few additional words by Colin Farquharson)
Five times Scottish women's amateur championship finalist Fiona Anderson, originally from Blairgowrie, leads the qualifiers for the match-play stages of the English senior championship at Littlestone, Kent.
Fiona, who spent her working life as a banker, has lived in Lancashire for the past 16 years and plays at Formby Ladies.
She beat Christine Middleton (Cruden Bay) in the 1987 Scottish final at Nairn but lost in four other finals to players of the calibre of Belle Robertson (1980), Gillian Stewart (1983), Shirley Lawson (1988) and Catriona Lambert, Matthew to be (1991).
Miss Anderson took the top spot at Littlestone with a second-round score of one-over 74 and a 36-hole total of 152. In the first round she will play England senior international Janet (Collingham) Melville who won a play-off for the 16th and final place in the championship matchplay flight.
"I’m delighted,” said Fiona. “It was much easier today. The wind was not as strong but it was quite cold and so the ball was not travelling so far. But it was gorgeous and the course is in excellent condition and the greens are superb.”
Fiona, who was also a GB&I international (1987 Vagliano Trophy match) and captained Scotland internationals teams, played very steadily, with two bogeys on the way out and one birdie on the way home. Otherwise it was pars all the way.
She had just one three-putt, for bogey on the third, and was happy to settle, mostly, for two putting. However, she did find the hole with one putt when necessary, for example when she got up and down for par from a “deadly” place on the sixth, and for birdie on the 12th.
“I haven’t had the pleasure of playing here before but I do realise it’s a course that takes a lot of knowing and that there are some places that are no-go areas!”
Defending champion Chris Quinn, from Hampshire, is the second seed after she moved up the leaderboard with a two-over 75. Chris - who won both English senior titles last year - opened her challenge with a first-round 81 which she described as “defensive”. But normal service was resumed with her 75:
“Today was a lot better. At this stage you have to be careful not to be too defensive, you have to play decent golf on this course.”
She got off to an excellent start with birdies on the first two holes and produced two matching halves, each of one-over par. It might have been better: she was on the front of the long 16th in two, but three-putted for par.
But as Chris pointed out: “That was my only three-putt of the day, instead of four yesterday.”
The leading 16 players qualified for the championship match-play flight and the next 16 went into Flight Two. Pat Wrightson (Huddersfield), who lost the play-off for the last championship place, became the top qualifier in Flight Two.
Three Littlestone members are involved in the match-play stages. Julie Ballard qualified for the championship flight while Geraldine Bray and Rosemary Smallman are in Flight Two. The matches will begin at 8.30am tomorrow, starting with the championship flight, and spectators are welcome.
Par 146 (2x73)
152 Fiona Anderson (Formby Ladies) 78 74.
156 Chris Quinn (Hockley) 81 75.
158 Annie Gowing (Frilford Heath) 82 76, Barbara Laird (Sandiway) 80 78.
160 Carole Caldwell (Sunningdale) 79 81, Rozalyn Adams (Addington Court Ladies).
163 Caroline Marron (Bromborough) 84 79, Felicity Christine (Banstead Downs) 80 83.
164 Pat West (Spalding) 79 85.
165 Judy Butler (Malton & Norton) 85 80, Julie Ballard (Littlestone) 83 82, Carole Weir (Beaconsfield) 83 82, Judy McCairns (Oxford Ladies') 82 83, Jo Ashmore (Barnham Broom) 81 84, Sandra Paul (Huddersfield) 80 85.
166 Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest) 83 83, Pat Wrightson (Huddersfield) 83 83.
167 Irene Brien (Wentworth) 87 80, Linda Noblett (Darwen) 85 82, Cathy Armstrong (Ellesborough) 83 84, Ruth Lindley (Hartlepool) 83 84.
168 Rosemary Smallman (Littlestone) 86 82, Vivien Saunders (Cambridge Meridian) 84 84, Hilary Smyth (Pannal) 83 85; Carol Wild (Notts Ladies') 83 85, Liz Moverley (Copt Heath) 82 86.
168 Alison Gee (Clandon Regis) 81 87.
169 Debbie Richards (Burhill) 86 83, Paula Parker (St Neots) 85 84, +Sue Timberlake (Edgbaston) 80 89.
170 Geraldine Bray (Littlestone) 87 83, Sue Heathcote (Minchinhampton) 85 85.
171 Anne Bridges (Mentmore) 88 83.
+Sue Timberlake withdrew from the match-play stages.
Championship flight
Fiona Anderson v Janet Melville
Pat West v Felicity Christine
Carole Caldwell v Carole Weir
Judy McCairns v Barbara Laird
Annie Gowing v Jo Ashmore
Julie Ballard v Roz Adams
Caroline Marron v Judy Butler
Sandra Paul v Chris Quinn
Flight Two
Pat Wrightson v Anne Bridges
Carol Wild v Hilary Smyth
Ruth Lindley v Debbie Richards
Paula Parker v Cathy Armstrong
Linda Noblett v Geraldine Bray
Alison Gee v Rosemary Smallman
Vivien Saunders v Liz Moverley
Sue Heathcote v Irene Brien
Full details and hole-by-hole scoring:
Lyndsey Hewison
Press & PR Officer


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Roz Adams leads from Fiona Anderson
in English seniors' qualifying in Kent

Surrey’s Roz Adams scored two-over par 75 to take the halfway lead in qualifying for the English senior championship at Littlestone, Kent today.
The senior international coped well with a tricky wind and finished three shots clear of the field. Her closest challenger, on 78, is Lancashire’s former Scottish champion, Fiona Anderson (pictured right by Cal Carson Golf Agency), from Blairgowrie, while Lincolnshire’s Pat West and Surrey’s Carole Caldwell are a shot further back.
Defending champion Chris Quinn of Hampshire – who won both English senior titles last year – is handily placed in a share of ninth place after returning 81.
Littlestone’s Julie Ballard leads the local challenge after she scored a very steady 83 to share 16th place. Her club colleague Rosemary Smallman finished with a birdie for 86 and is in a group in 35th place.
The first round was played in bright sunshine but cool temperatures, particularly in the morning, and the changing direction of the wind made club selection challenging.
“The wind made it interesting,” said Roz Adams, who had three birdies in her round. “It was a case of trying not to make too many mistakes and holing a few putts. The greens are beautiful, absolutely stunning - if you can’t putt on these, you can’t putt on anything!”
Overall, she declared herself: “Very pleased. It’s still early in the season and it’s nice to put in a steady round.”
Spalding’s Pat West completed her round in style, playing the last five holes in one-under par. “I enjoyed it,” she said afterwards. “The wind was moving around and made you think about the clubs all the time, but I has some lucky bounces and managed to sink some good putts. Today the gods were with me!”
After tomorrow’s second qualifying round the top 16 players will go forward to contest the championship match-play. The next 16 will play in Flight Two.
Par 73
75 Rozalyn Adams (Addington Court Ladies).
78 Fiona Anderson (Formby Ladies).
79 Pat West (Spalding), Carole Caldwell (Sunningdale).
80 Sue Timberlake (Edgbaston), Barbara Laird (Sandiway), Felicity Christine (Banstead Downs), Sandra Paul (Huddersfield).
81 Alison Gee (Clandon Regis), Jo Ashmore (Barnham Broom), Christine Quinn (Hockley).
82 Judy McCairns (Oxford Ladies), Marion Bridgen (Walton Heath), Annie Gowing (Frilford Heath), Liz Moverley (Copt Heath).
83 Christine Watson (Beaconsfield), Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest), Pat Wrightson (Huddersfield), Hilary Smyth (Pannal), Ruth Lindley (Hartlepool), Cathy Armstrong (Ellesborough), Julie Ballard (Littlestone), Carole Weir (Beaconsfield), Carol Wild (Notts Ladies).
Full details and hole-by-hole scoring:


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Volcanic Dust keeps Scots at home and KOs Portmarnock seniors' match

The Scotland veterans v Ireland seniors ladies match fell victim to the Volcanic Dust at 25,000ft!
The annual match for the Mary McKenna Salver was due to be hosted by the Irish at Portmarnock, Dublin on Sunday and Monday, but, with all flights cancelled and the ferry full with last minute bookings, there was no way the Scots could get across the Irish Sea.
Skipper Pamela Williamson told Kirkwoodgolf: "Our match is postponed till October, date to be confirmed. Sad, but we are all off for a game on The Duke's!"


Friday, April 16, 2010

Irish seniors team for Mary McKenna Salver match

The following is our team for the annual match Irish Ladies Senior Team v Scottish Ladies Vets Team for the "Mary McKenna Salver" to be played at Portmarnock Links, Dublin on Sunday 18th & Monday 19th April.

Captain Roma English, (Larne)

Marilyn Henderson (Castlerock)
Sheena McElroy (Grange)
Helen Jones (Strabane)
Phil O'Gorman (Laytown/Bettystown)
Violet McBride (Belvoir Park)
Pat Doran (Donabate)
Valerie Hassett (Ennis)
Pauline Walsh (Headford)

Marilyn is our Irish Seniors Close Champion 2009
Sheena, former Ladies International, won the Spanish Senior Doubles Championship 2010 with Welsh wizard partner Vicki Thomas
Helen Jones and Phil O'Gorman, all former Ladies International Players.
Unfortunately Rhona Brennan is unavailable to play and Pauline Walsh has replaced her.

Mary McKenna


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

October 9 to 16, 2010 – based at MARRAKECH

The MOROCCO GOLF FESTIVAL will be an annual golf competition – open to amateur golfers (Senior men, Senior women, men, women, boys & girls). Handicap limits: Men: 28, Ladies/girls 36.
AGGREGATE STABLEFORD TOURNAMENT: Four rounds, best three points totals to count
In addition to competitive golf, there is an exciting programme full of various activities: Cocktails party – City sightseeing tour of Marrakech– Gala Dinners– Accompanying person programme.
This tournament week in the warm of the North African sun in October is certain to be great fun and an enjoyable way of making new friends, enjoying friendly competition and playing a variety of outstanding golf courses in Morocco


Saturday 9th October 2010:
Flight from London Gatwick to Marrakech (operated by ROYAL AIR MAROC (Flight AT673, depart from London Gatwick North Terminal at 20:30 and arrive to Marrakech at 23:05).
Assistance in Marrakech airport and transfer to the PALM PLAZA HOTEL & SPA 5*****
Check-in and overnight at the hotel
* Please note that flights can be arranged from other airport direct to Marrakech (From Edinburgh, Manchester, East Midlands, London Luton, Bristol) at a supplement.

Sunday 10th October 2010:
Buffet Breakfast at the hotel - transfer to the ROYAL Golf Club
Better-ball pairs, with a partner of your choice of with a partner allocated by the Tournament Director.
Transfer back to the hotel
Cocktail party at 19:00 in the hotel
Dinner & Overnight in the hotel
Monday 11th October
Buffet Breakfast at the hotel - transfer to PALMERAIE Golf Club
Individual Stableford Tournament Round 1
Transfer back to the hotel
Dinner & Overnight in the hotel
Tuesday 12th October
Buffet Breakfast at the hotel - transfer to the AMELKIS Golf Club
Individual Stableford Tournament Round 2
Transfer back to the hotel in the hotel, Dinner & overnight
Wednesday 13th October
Buffet Breakfast at the hotel – Guided city tour of Marrakech
Transfer back to the hotel - Afternoon at leisure
Dinner & Overnight in the hotel
Thursday 14th October
Buffet Breakfast at the hotel - transfer to the AL MAADEN Golf Club
Individual Stableford Tournament Round 3
Transfer back to the hotel in the hotel
Dinner & Overnight
Friday 15th October
Buffet Breakfast at the hotel - transfer to the AMELKIS Golf Club
Individual Stableford Tournament Round 4 (Final Round)
Transfer back to the hotel in the hotel
Gala Dinner with entertainment & Prizes presentations ceremony
Overnights at the hotel
Saturday 16th October 2010
Buffet Breakfast at the hotel – Morning at leisure
Transfer to Marrakech airport for the return flight to UK – assistance with the check-in formalities
(Flight AT672, Depart from Marrakech at 15:05 and arrive at 19:40)

Golfer: £789 per person (sharing a Twin or Double room)
Non-Golfer: £630 (Sharing a Twin or Double Room)
Single room Supplement: £80 (for 7 Nights)

The price includes:
*Return schedule flight with Royal Air Maroc from London Gatwick to Marrakech (Flights from other UK airports at a supplement)
*Seven (07) Nights accommodation in the PALM PLAZA HOTEL & SPA 5***** in Marrakech
*Daily buffet breakfast
*Five rounds of competitive golf and playing on the Royal, Amelkis, Plameraie & Al Maaden Golf Courses
*Cocktail Party
*Gala Dinner with Prizes Presentation
*Five (05) Dinners at the hotel as per the programme
*Half Day guided tour of Marrakech
*Ground transfers & Transportation
*Our Permanent assistance in Marrakech

1st, 2nd & 3rd of each category: senior men, senior women, men, women, boys (under-18 and under-16), girls (under-18 and under-16).

OTHER Flight Options:

+Saturday 9th October 2010: RYANAIR Flight No FR6824, Depart from Edinburgh at 14:50 and arrive to Marrakech at 18:10
+Saturday 16th October 2010: RYANAIR Flight No FR6825, Depart from Marrakech at 18:35 & Arrive to Edinburgh at 23:55
+Saturday 9th October 2010: RYANAIR Flight No FR8218, Depart from Bristol at 15:55 and arrive to Marrakech at 18:30
+Saturday 16th October 2010: RYANAIR Flight No FR8219, Depart from Marrakech at 18:55 & Arrive to Bristol at 23:35
+Saturday 9th October 2010: EASYJET Flight No 1893, Depart from Manchester at 14:35 and arrive to Marrakech at 17:40
+Saturday 16th October 2010: EASYJET Flight No 1894, Depart from Marrakech at 18:10 & Arrive to Manchester at 22:55
From London Gatwick to MARRAKECH
+Saturday 9th October 2010:
+EASYJET Flight No 8895, Depart from Gatwick at 12:25 and arrive to Marrakech at 15:05
+EASYJET Flight No 8897, Depart from Gatwick at 15:35 and arrive to Marrakech at 18:15
+Saturday 16th October 2010:
+EASYJET Flight No 8896, Depart from Marrakech at 15:40 & Arrive to Gatwick at 20:10
+EASYJET Flight No 8898, Depart from Marrakech at 18:50 & Arrive to Gatwick at 23:20

The Golf Holiday to remember in a city you will never forget
Lying at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, nested in the midst of a palm-grove is the red pearl, Marrakech! More than an Imperial city, Marrakech legitimately boasts the sumptuous relics of its glorious past: palaces, tombs, gardens and minarets compete with each other for the pleasure of the visitor. A most lively city, a city of thousand and one perfumes, colours and melodies where life is a continuous show, climaxing at the natural theatre of Djemaa El Fna Square where magicians, acrobats, storytellers, and fortune-tellers gather to entertain you. Extending north from the square is the medina within which lies the imperial heritage of Marrakech. Wandering the SOUKS in the Medina is like travelling back in time, some shops glittering with jewellery, some festooned with richly coloured carpets and all around you the sounds of bargaining for that all important “best price”!
A dry and healthy climate adds to the pleasures of visits and excursions, making it possible to practice all kinds of open-air sports.

Palm Plaza Hotel & Spa 5*****
Located in Agdal, a new residential district, Palm Plaza Hotel & Spa welcomes you in a luxury setting in the heart of Marrakech, 10 minutes from the airport and 8 minutes from Djamaâ Elfna Square. Palm Plaza Hotel features comfortable rooms and suites. Savour exotic dishes in the hotel’s restaurants.Have a snack in the pool bar and in the evening, a quiet time in the piano bar or an exciting night in the night club. Enjoy a relaxing stay in Palm Plaza Hotel. The spa features a heated indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a Hammam and a gym
Palm Plaza Hotel & SPA has 230 rooms, including 151 Twin, 52 Double, 2 rooms for disabled persons, 6 junior suites, 20 senior suites and a royal suite. Houses of Palm Plaza Hotel & Spa are equipped by air conditioning, heating, Internet access and free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, safe, mini bar, telephone, hair dryer, voice mail and automatic alarm



Competing as (Please tick the appropriate box)
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Senior Lady (over 50 yrs on Jan 1)
Man Lady
Boy (under 16yrs on Jan 1)
Girl (Under 16yr on Jan 1)
Boy (Under 18yr on Jan 1)
Girl (Under 18yr on Jan 1)

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(Competitors should take up an up to date handicap from their home club)
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I confirm that I agree to abide by all the tournament rules & regulations and I enclose a deposit of £100 (please make cheques payable to MENARA TRAVEL LTD) – payment by cards accepted


Please send your complete Entry Form to: Mohamed Fakir at Menara Travel Ltd, 200c Blythe Road, London W14 0HH

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Friday, March 05, 2010

Scotland vets' team to play Irish Seniors at Portmarnock

The Scottish Ladies Veterans' Golf Association is pleased to announce the team for the 10th match versus the Irish Seniors, to be played over Portmarnock Links on April 18 and 19.
The winner of this match wins the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy. Scotland are the holders.

Scotland team
Heather Anderson North
Lorna Bennett Midlands
Helen Faulds West
Noreen Fenton East
Alex Glennie West
Mary Smith Highland
Moira Thomson East
Fiona de Vries Midlands

Pamela Williamson


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Vicki Thomas and Sheena McElroy claim pairs championship

Wales' Jane Rees wins Spanish seniors title

Welsh senior international Jane Rees, a member of Hendon Golf Club, Middlesex, has won the Spanish senior ladies open amateur championship at Novo Sanct Petri, Cadiz.
And Wales provided one half of the winning duo of Vicki Thomas and Ireland's Sheena McElroy in the earlier Spanish senior ladies international pairs championship at the same venue.
Jane did not just win the Spanish individual tie - she ran away from the opposition, finishing eight shots clear over only two rounds with scores of 73 and 78 for 151.
Germany's Tessa Oldenbourg was runner-up with rounds of 80 and 79 for 159.
In the international pairs event, Vicki and Sheena had a 72 in the better-ball round and an 80 in the foursomes round for 152. They won by one stroke from the Spanish partnership of Cristina Marsans and Catalina Castillejo with the the third couple, Maria Pia Allende and Bufill Estany finishing five shots behind the winners on 157.
151 Jane Rees (Wales) 73 78.
159 Tessa Oldenbourg (Germany) 80 79.
161 Catalina Castillejo (Spain) 80 81.
163 Diane Williams (Canada) 82 81, Mar Corcostegui (Spain) 82 81.
164 Vicki Thomas (Wales) 81 83, Cornelia Schmidt-Stuetzle (Germany) 81 83.
165 Cristina Marsans (Spain) 81 84, Sharon Rodriguez (Spain) 81 84, Sheena McElroy (Ireland) 79 86.
Selected scores:
172 Roz Adams (England) 87 85 (jt 17th).
173 Valerie Hasset (Ireland) 87 86 (19th).
174 Janice Paterson (Scotland) 84 90 (jt 20th).
176 Rita Davidson (England) 86 90 (26th).
178 Valerie Shannopn (Ireland) 89 89 (jt 28th).
187 Pamela Morgan (Ireland) 95 92 (jt 43rd).
190 Barbara Biggart (Scotland) 96 94 (jt 48th).

One round better-ball, one round foursomes
152 Vicki Thomas (Wales) & Sheena McElroy (Ireland) 72 80.
153 Cristina Marsans (Spain) & Catalina Castillejo (Spain) 71 82.
157 Maria Pia Ellende (Spain) & Bufill Estany (Spain) 77 80.
161 Jane Rees (Wales) & Rita Davidson (England) 80 81, Arelia Basagoiti (Spain) & Sylvia Quijano (Spain) 74 87.
Selected scores:
166 Roz Adams (England) & Cornelia Fischer 79 87, Pamela Morgan (Ireland) & Annelie Alanen 78 88.
170 Valerie Hasset (Ireland) & Valerie Shannon (Ireland) 79 91.
173 Barbara Biggart (Scotland) & Janice Paterson (Scotland) 85 88.
174 Diane Williams (Canada) & Marilyn Henderson (Ireland) 79 95.


Monday, February 01, 2010

18th Portuguese International Senior Ladies Amateur

Championship Scoreboard


Longest Drive (3ª e 4ª Category): Mercedes Barangé
Nearest Pin (3ª e 4ª Category): Margarida Rivera
Longest Drive (1ª e 2ª Category): Cornelia Fischer
Nearest the Pin (1ª e 2ª): Gill Snelson

Four-ball Better- ball
1st NET (1ª e 2ª Category): Brigitta Castilla & Bébé Cabral
1st GROSS (1ª e 2ª Category):
Cécilia Mourgue D’Algue & Florence Mourgue D’Algue
1st NET (3ª e 4ª Category): Anne Lindley & Jude Stevenson
1st GROSS (3ª e 4ª Category): Jeanette Richardson * Ann Styles
Individual – 1ª Category
1st NET Janet Doleman
2nd NET Beatriz de Haro
1st GROSS Catalina Castillejo
2nd GROSS Minna Kaarnalahti
Individual – 2ª Category
1st NET Sheila Bodmer
2nd NET Sally Evans
1st GROSS Benedita Mendes Ribeiro
2nd GROSS Marianne Copp
Individual – 3ª Category
1st NET Conceição Alves de Rio
2nd NET Margaret Boomer
1st GROSS Pia Benjumea Cova
2ª GROSS Maria José Marques
Individual – 4ª Category - Stableford
1st NET Nieves Soriano Y Benitez
2nd NET Blanca Guardiola Dominguez
1st GROSS Anke Eckart
2nd GROSS Maria Valdes Ozores
Best Portuguese Deborah Fiuza de Mello
Super Senior
1st GROSS Jean Richardson – 195
1st NET Gurli Helie – 167
Nations Cup: 1st Spain A – 324 Catalina Castillejo, Cristina Marsans, Beatriz Haro Ramirez
2nd England A – 345 Karen Lobb, Gilian Snelson, Sue Westall

1 Castillejo Oriol, Catalina 81 78 159
2 Kaarnalahti, Minna 79 81 160
3 Marsans, Cristina 82 84 166
4 Doleman, Janet 82 84 166
5 Ramirez de Haro, Beatriz 84 83 167
6 Mourgue D'Algue, Cécilia 81 87 168
7 Lobb, Karen 87 83 170
8 Fiuza de Mello, Deborah 87 83 170
9 Mendes Ribeiro, Benedita 86 84 170
10 Copp, Marianne 85 87 172
11 Evans, Sally 80 92 172
12 Graça, Medina 88 87 175
13 Westall, Sue 88 87 175
14 Ricciardi, Patrícia 87 88 175
15 Jacob, Edeltraut 87 89 176
16 Mourgue D'Algue, Florence 86 91 177
17 Moverley, Elizabeth 93 85 178
18 Fischer, Cornelia 91 87 178
19 Snelson, Gillian 88 90 178
20 Castilla, Brigitta 88 91 179
21 Lorenzana, Isabel 85 94 179
22 McVeigh, Joan 90 90 180
23 Stockdale, Andrea 89 91 180
24 Bodmer, Sheila 88 92 180
25 Timberlake, Sue 90 91 181
26 Carty, Catherine 92 90 182
27 Boyer De La Giroday, Brigitte 90 93 183
28 Wedset, Liv 93 92 185
29 Stump, Gillian 91 95 186
30 Lavradio, Júlia 95 92 187
31 Brooks, Margaret 92 97 189
32 Kreutzer, Claudia 100 91 191
33 Niemietz, Annegret 96 96 192
34 James, Elaine 95 97 192
35 Cologan Machado, Laura 96 97 193
36 Thomas, Martine 98 97 195
37 Ellis, Marie 96 99 195
38 Reef, Manja 95 100 195
39 Tache, Erna 98 98 196
40 v. Bergen Walraven, Elly 95 101 196
41 Cologan Machado, Mª Cristina 97 100 197
42 Ruiz-Gimenez Leon, Gema 98 101 199
43 de Bruin v.d.Bergh, Ellen 94 105 199
44 Gallaway, Pat 99 101 200
45 Oriol Diaz d.Bustamante, Maria 99 102 201
46 De Botton, Isabel 101 102 203
47 Laempe, Maj Britt 103 101 204

Gross score - Net score
1 Mourgue D'Algue, Cécilia 73 73 Mourgue D'Algue, Florence
2 Lobb, Karen 75 70 McVeigh, Joan
3 Castillejo Oriol, Catalina 76 76 Marsans, Cristina
4 Castilla, Brigitta 76 69 Cabral, Bébé
5 Westall, Sue 76 72 Timberlake, Sue
6 Carty, Catherine 77 71 Mendes Ribeiro, Benedita
7 Jacob, Edeltraut 78 76 Fischer, Cornelia
8 Stockdale, Andrea 79 76 Stump, Gillian
9 Ramirez de Haro, Beatriz 79 77 Lorenzana, Isabel
10 Fiuza de Mello, Deborah 79 75 Ricciardi, Patrícia
11 Copp, Marianne 80 73 Wedset, Liv
12 Snelson, Gillian 81 75 Corden, Jenny
13 Reef, Manja 82 79 De Botton, Isabel
14 Boyer De La Giroday, Brigitte 83 78 Tache, Erna
15 Cologan Machado, Mª Cristina 83 74 Cologan Machado, Laura
16 van Bergen Walraven, Elly 83 76 de Bruin v.d.Bergh, Ellen
17 Evans, Sally 84 77 Gallaway, Pat
18 Graça, Medina 84 76 Lavradio, Júlia
19 Strutt, Mary 87 77 Ellis, Marie
20 Kreutzer, Claudia 88 81 Niemietz, Annegret
21 James, Elaine 89 79 Thomas, Martine
22 Ruiz-Gimenez Leon, Gema 91 82 Oriol Diaz d.Bustamante, Maria
23 Laempe, Maj Britt 93 84 Bodmer, Sheila
24 Moverley, Elizabeth 94 89 Brooks, Margaret


Saturday, January 09, 2010

Stirling student Rachel Cassidy leading British & Irish player in Florida



The 55th Harder Hall Women's Invitational has one round left at Harder Hall Country Club, Sebring, Florida with three players tied for the lead on three-under-par 213 and twelve golfers within five shots of the lead.
Defending champion, Candace Schepperle, pictured, played her way into the final grouping by shooting a third-round, par-matching 72 to tie second-round leader Dolores White (Wake Forest University). Kyle Roig also shot 72 to tie for the lead.
Stirling University's Rachel Cassidy, pictured, from Dublin took over as the leading British & Irish player with a third-round 73 for 225, displacing English girls champion Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) who slumped to a 79 today for 227.
Majorca-based Lauren Mackin, a Ranfurly Castle member, remains the top Scot with a 78 for 230.
The Ben Roman Division for seniors ended after 54 holes with Jill Blackwood winning a chip-off to claim the over-50s championship.

Par 216 (3x72)
Dolores White (Lakeland, Florida & Wake Univ) 70 69 74 213
Kyle Roig (Pembrook Pines, Florida) 70 71 72 213
Candace Schepperle (Birmingham, Alabama) 72 69 72 213.
Alexis Thompson (Coral Springs, Florida) 71 69 74 214
Courtney Ellenbogen (Blacksburg, Virgina) 73 68 73 214
Meghan Stasi (Oakland Park, Florida) 73 67 75 215.
Jackie Chang (Paradise Valley, Arizona) 76 66 73 215.
Taylore Karle (Scottsdale, Arizona) 70 71 75 216.
Calle Nielson (Nashville, Tennessee) 73 70 73 216.
Michelle Shin (Cape Coral, Florida) 72 74 71 216.
Cydney Clanton (Rockwell, North Carolina) 73 74 71 218.
Ani Gulugian (Irvine, California) 75 72 71 218.
Abby Bools (Hickory, North Carolina) 74 72 73 219.
Isabelle Lendl (Bradenton, Florida) 75 75 70 220.
Dawn Woodard (Greer, South Carolina) 72 71 80 223.
Brittany Benvenuto (Langhorne, Pennsylvania) 73 76 74 223.
Amelia Lewis (Jacksonville, Florida) 75 75 73 223.
Haley Wilson (Fort Mitchell, Alabama) 74 74 76 224.
Emma Lavy (Fayetteville, Arizona) 77 73 74 224.
Ashley Jo Smith (Scottsdale, Arizona) 78 75 71 224.
Nicole Agnello (Longwood, Florida) 74 77 74 225.
Rachel Cassidy (Stirling Univ & The Island, Dublin) 78 74 73 225.
Holly Clyburn (Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire & Woodhall Spa) 72 76 79 227.
Whitney Neuhauser (Barboursville, Virginia) 76 73 78 227.
Joy Kim (Charlottesville, Virginia) 76 75 76 227.
Jaye Marie Green (Boca Raton, Florida) 80 73 74 227.
Mary Mattson (Ijamsville, Maryland) 76 71 82 229.
Lauren Mackin (Palma De Mallorca & Ranfurly Castle) 74 78 78 230.
Aimee Neff (Carmel, Indiana) 75 78 77 230.
Megan Grehan (Mamaroneck, New York) 73 79 79 231.
Paloma Nunez (Granbury, Texas) 76 73 83 232.
Elizabeth Alger (Tequesta, Florida) 81 72 79 232.
Ashley Lance (Franklin, Tennessee) 77 75 81 233.
Stephanie Meadow (Hilton Head Island & Royal Portrush) 73 79 82 234.
Jordan Allyne (Bellevue, Washington) 79 74 81 234.
Nicole Quinn (Windermere, Florida) 79 73 85 237.
First Flight
Jaclyn Sweeney (Andover, Maryland) 78 76 69 223.
Kristen Simpson (Norfolk, Virginia) 78 77 72 227.
Sarah Thead (Poway, California) 79 76 74 229.
Martha Leach (Hebron, Kentucky) 82 74 74 230.
Wendi Golden (Bradenton, Florida) 78 75 78 231.
Alexandra Bodemann (Palm City, Florida) 76 78 77 231.
Jan Bowers (Lincoln, Illinois) 78 78 75 231.
Kelsey MacDonald (Stirling Univ & Nairn Dunbar) 78 77 77 232.
Betsie Johnson (Nicholasville, Kentucky) 81 77 74 232.
Karlin Beck (Pike Road, Alabama) 80 78 75 233.
Mary Jane Hiestand (Naples, Florida) 82 77 75 234.
Vanessa Vela (Weston, Floria) 78 76 81 235.
Carlie Yadloczky (Casselbury, Florida) 79 76 80 235.
Nora Lucas (Glenview, Illinois) 76 79 81 236.
Gennifer Mendez (North Port, Florida) 79 78 80 237.
Melanie Audette (Lakeland, Florida) 79 79 79 237.
Marina Karamanis (Barrington, Illinois) 82 79 77 238.
Daniela Lendl (Bradenton, Florida) 84 76 79 239.
Cassie Boles (Lakeland, Florida) 81 77 84 242.
Jacqueline Calamaro (Newtown Square, Pennsylvania) 83 78 85 246.
Second Flight
Emily Flanigan (Celebration, Florida) 80 81 76 237.
Carly Truitt (Marysville, Ohio) 83 80 76 239.
Courtney Harter (Clearwater, Florida) 81 80 79 240.
Lucy Gould (East Tennessee Univ & Bargoed, Wales) 83 79 78 240.
Elizabeth Brightwell (Nellysford, Virginia) 81 84 75 240.
Lin McMillan (Ormond Beach, Florida) 83 80 81 244.
Meredith Swanson (Roanoke, Virginia) 86 78 80 244.
Barbara Pagana (Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania) 83 81 83 247.
Cynthia Friend (Lexington, Massachusetts) 84 80 83 247.
Mayura Skowronski (Jersey City, New Jersey) 80 89 80 249.
Sara Hemingway (Kingwood, Texas) 83 83 84 250.
Eilidh Mackay (Stirling Univ & Nairn Dunbar) 88 81 82 251.
Harriet Beasley (Stirling Univ & Woburn) 86 78 91 255.
Maggie Weder (Greenville, North Carolinia) 83 82 90 255.
Rebecca Wilson (Stirling Univ & Monifieth) 81 86 88 255.
Evelyn Byrd Blackmon (Nashville, Tennessee) 83 86 87 256.
Third Flight
Kelly Fuchik (Tulsa, Oklahoma) 83 89 78 250.
Judy Dwyer (Allentown, Pennsylvania) 87 83 82 252.
Jordana Graham (Stirling Univ & Southerness) 84 86 86 256.
Dianne Yelovich (Pinehurst, North Caroliina) 89 81 86 256.
DeAnne Stolarik (Zion, Illinois) 85 90 81 256.
Angela Stewart (Greenville, North Carolina) 88 85 85 258.
Jean Mowry (Hot Springs Village, Arizona) 90 86 82 258.
Elizabeth Haines (Gladwyne, Pennsylvania) 86 88 86 260.
Laura Carson (Lake Bluff, Illinois) 88 87 85 260.
Elizabeth Breza (St Augustine, Florida) 87 87 87 261.
Courtney Myhrum (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) 93 83 86 262
Rachel Carpenter (Fayetteville, Arizona) 82 89 92 263.
Fourth Flight
Clate Aydlett (Elizabeth City, North Carolina) 89 89 87 265.
Colleen Adams (Presto, Pennsylvania) 90 88 89 267.
Jo Glenn (Tulsa, Oklahoma) 90 86 92 268.
Sue Colton (Port St Lucie, Florida) 86 90 96 272.
Karen Smith (Chestertown, Maryland) 95 94 97 286.
Amy Michelle (Levin, Washington DC) 94 99 96 289.
Ali Wakefield (Fayetteville, New York) 98 96 95 289.
Marci Likens (Winter Springs, Florida) 95 98 102 295.

Marge Burns Flight
Jill Blackwood (Burlington, Iowa) 79 84 77 240 (won chip-off for title)
Pat Hughes-Gelardi (Ambler, Pennsylvania) 78 84 78 240
Sue Joy-Sobota (Sarasota, Florida) 85 80 77 242.
Mary Lou Edwards (Palm Harbor, Florida) 82 82 81 245.
Denise Callahan (Canton, Ohio) 83 83 79 245.
Nela Hodge (Sebring, Florida) 85 79 82 246.
Dollie Watson (Lexington, North Carolina) 83 83 84 250.
Jan DeMarco (Ormond Beach, Florida) 91 81 78 250.
Gail Brown (Sebring, Florida) 79 92 82 252.
Susan Trombley (Glen Mills, Pennsylvania) 85 86 82 253.
Helen Ferneyhough (Monroe, Virginia) 85 86 93 264.
Nancy Newberry (Burnsville, North Carolina) 84 89 92 265.
Tish Preuss Flight
Judy McCarty (Fort Madison, Iowa) 94 84 78 253.
Carroll Dethrow (Nevada, Iowa) 86 87 81 254.
Brenda Frye (Mt Pleasant, South Carolinia) 86 89 86 261.
Peggy S Hall (Belmont, North Carolina) 90 88 84 262.
Marjory Leidy (Pinehurst, North Carolina) 91 86 85 262.

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Thursday, January 07, 2010


Holly Clyburn in challenging position

with a par-matching 72

England international Holly Clyburn kept up her fine transatlantic form to challenge the leaders in the Harder Hall Invitational, the first event on the amateur women’s Orange Blossom Tour in Florida.
Holly (Woodhall Spa), pictured right by Cal Carson Golf Agency, shot a level par 72 in the opening round and is two shots behind a trio of American players who share first place. Another US golfer, the 14-year-old star, Alexis Thompson, is sandwiched in between on 71.
Play was delayed by rain for 90 minutes and 14 competitors have yet to complete their first round.
Last year, Holly finished seventh on her first appearance in this 72-hole strokeplay event. The 18-year-old English girls’ champion has arrived at Harder Hall fresh from a fine performance in the Women’s Dixie Amateur, also in Florida, where she tied for second place.
Holly is also the reigning French U-18 Open champion, the Faldo Series girls’ title-holder and the winner of the 2009 English Women’s Golf Association girls’ Order of Merit, sponsored by Lorrin Golf. She is in the GB&I squad for this year’s Curtis Cup team.
Lyndsey Hewison
Press & PR Officer, EWGA

Lauren Mackin from Majorca leads

Scots in rainy start at Harder Hall

Majorca-based Scot Lauren Mackin, a member at Ranfurly Castle Golf Club, was the third best placed British or Irish player in the rain-hit first round of the Harder Hall Women's Invitational, the first event on the Orange Blossom Tour for female amateurs in Florida.
Lauren, pictured right, who has successes as a runner on her sporting CV, returned a two-over-par 74 over the 6,151yd course at Sebring to be lying joint 16th behind the three joint leaders, Taylor Karle (Arizona), Dolores White (Florida) and Kyle Roig (Florida).
British girls champion and Curtis Cup team place contender Holly Clyburn from Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire headed the challenge from this side of the Atlantic. Winner of the Nick Faldo Series' girls' title in Brazil and joint second in last week's Women's Dixie Amateur in Florida, Holly matched the par of 72 to share fifth place.
Another member of the GB&I Curtis Cup squad for the 2010 match at Essex County Club, US-based teenager Stephanie Meadow was joint ninth with a 73.
Stephanie is a student at the Hank Hainey International Golf Academy, Hilton Head, South Carolina and hails from Northern Ireland where she is a member of Royal Portrush Golf Club.
Stirling University's Kesley MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) and Rachel Cassidy (The Island, Dublin) were in joint 35th place after returning 78s.
Another Stirling student, Rebecca Wilson from Monifieth had a 81 for joint 52nd place.
Welsh international Lucy Gould (Bargoed), a student at East Tennessee State University and a Curtis Cup squad member, had an 83 for a share of 62nd place.
Stirling University's Harriet Beasley from Woburn was in joint 72nd place after an 86.
Play was held up for 90min because of rain and 14 players were unable to finish their rounds because of darkness. They included Stirling students Jordana Graham from Southerness and Eilidh MacKay (Nairn Dunbar).
Fourteen-year-old Alexis Thompson from Coral Springs, Florida, winner of the Junior Orange Bowl girls' title at Coral Gables, Florida over the Festive period and joint runner-up alongside Holly Clyburn at the Women's Dixie Amateur, is handily placed in fourth spot, only one stroke behind the joint leaders with a one-under-par 71.
Defending champion Candace Schepperle (Birmingham, Alabama) is on the same 72 mark as Holly.

(14 players still to finish)
Par 72, 6151yd
70 Taylor Karle (Arizona), Dolores White (Florida), Kyle Roig (Florida).
71 Alexis Thompson (Florida).
72 Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa, England), Candace Schepperle (Alabama), Michelle Shin (Florida), Dawn Woodard (South Carolina).
73 Brittany Benvenuti (Pennsylvania), Cydney Clanton (North Carolina), Courtney Ellenbogen (Virginia), Megan Grehan (New York), Stephanie Meadow (Hilton Head Island & Northern Ireland), Calle Nielson (Tennessee), Meghan Stasi (Florida).
74 Nicola Agnello (Florida), Abby Bools (North Carolina), Lauren Mackin (Majorca), Haley Wilson (Alabama).
75 Isabelle Lendle (Florida), Amela Lewis (Florida), Aimee Neff (Indiana).
76 Alexandra Bodemann (Florida), Jackie Chang (Arizona), Joy Kim (Virginia), Nora Lucas (Illinoir), Mary Mattson (Maryland), Whitney Neuhauser (Virginia), Paloma Nunez (Texas), Tovie St Louis (Florida), Alex Stewart (Nevada).
77 Ashley Lance (Tennessee), Emma Lavy (Arizona).
78 Jan Bowers (Illinoir), Rachel Cassidy (Stirling Univ & The Island, Dublin), Kelsey MacDonald (Stirling Univ & Nairn Dunbar), Wendi Golden (Florida), Kristen Simpson (Virginia), Ashley Jo Smith (Arizona), Jaclyn Sweeney (Massachusetts).
79 Jordan Allyne (Washington), Melanie Audette (Florida), Gennifer Mendez (Florida), Nicole Quinn (Florida), Sarah Thead (California), Carlie Yadloczkey (Florida).
80 Karlin Beck (Alabama), Emily Flanigan (Florida), Jaye Marie Green (Florida), Mayura Skowronski (New Jersey).
Selected scores:
81 Rebecca Wilson (Stirling Univ & Monifieth) (jt 52nd).
83 Lucy Gould (East Tennessee State Univ & Bargoed, Wales) (jt 62nd).
86 Harriet Beasley (Stirling Univ & Woburn) (jt 72nd).
Still to finish include:
Jordana Graham (Stirling Univ & Southerness), Eilidh Mackay (Stirling Univ & Nairn Dunbar).
Par 72, 5,119yd
79 Gail Brown (Florida).
82 Mary Lou Edwards (Florida).
83 Dollie Watson (North Carolina).
84 Nancy Newberry (North Carolina).
85 Helen Ferneyhough (Virginia), Susan Trombley (Pennysylvania).
86 Carroll Dethrow (Nevada), Brenda Frye (South Carolina).

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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Women's Dixie Amateur Championship Scoreboard


THIRD-ROUND TOTALS (one round to play on Sunday)
Par 216 (3x72)
211 Alexis Thompson (Coral Springs, Florida & Eagle Trace GC) 69 69 73, Lindy Duncan (Davie, Florida & Duke Univ) 70 71 70.
214 Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa GC, Lincolnshire, England) 67 72 75.
215 Sandra Changkija (Orlando, Florida & Nova Southeastern Univ) 72 70 73.
216 Marina Alex (Wayne, New Jersey & Vanderbilt Univ) 73 70 73.
218 Candace Schepperle (Birmingham, Alabama & Auburn Univ) 71 72 75, Laura Blanco (Colombia & Pendleton School) 75 72 71.
220 Emilie Alonso (France) 74 70 76, Suzie Lee (East Northport, New York & Commack High) 73 72 75.
222 Alex Stewart (Carson City, Nevada) 76 74 72.
223 Kyle Roig (Puerto Rico & American Heritage School) 74 72 77, Stefanie Kenoyer (Lighthouse Point, Florida & Furman Univ) 74 74 75.
224 Jaye Green (Boca Raton, Florida & Florida Virtual School) 74 75 75, Yueer Feng (Orlando, Florida & Windermere Prep) 75 74 75.
225 Jessica Alexander (Riverview, Florida & Coastal Carolina Univ) 74 75 76, Isabelle Lendl (Bradenton, Florida) 78 75 72.
226 Rebecca Lee-Bentham (Scarborough, Canada & Northview Heights High) 75 77 74.
227 Taylor Collins (Davie, Florida) & Nova Southeastern Univ) 79 74 74, Shelby coyle (Pembroke Pines, Florida & American Heritage School) 76 78 73.
228 Trisha Witherby (Richmond, Indiana & Richmond High) 76 76 76.
229 Brittany Smith (Rancho Murieta, California & UC Davis) 70 75 84, Nicola Race (Essex, England & Missouri Univ) 75 74 80, Katia Joo (Rancho Palos Verdes, California & Peninsula High) 75 77 77, Elizabeth Alger (Tequesta, Florida & Florida Atlantic Univ) 79 77 73.
230 Laura Raffo (US) 80 74 76.
231 Abby Bools (Hickory, North Carolina & East Carolina Univ) 76 78 77, Andrea Watts (Gainsville, Florida & Univ of Florida) 76 78 77, Olivia Lansing (Dellwood, Minnesota & Drake Univ) 78 76 77, Alex Buelow (Palm City, Florida & Stetson Univ) 78 78 75, Paula Reto (Coral Springs, Florida & Purdue Univ) 79 78 74.
232 Courtney McKim (Raleigh, North Carolina & Oklahoma State Univ) 79 73 80, Ani Gullugian (Irvine, California & UCLA) 77 77 78.
233 Ashley Mooney (Port St Lucie, Florida & Dayton State Univ) 76 78 79, Nicole Quinn (Windermere, Florida & TFA) 77 77 79, Meghan Chapman (Seminole, Florida & North Carolina State) 78 76 79, Federique Bruell (Aventura, Florida) 74 81 78.
234 Anna Keith (Moultrie, Georgia & Vanderbilt Univ) 81 76 77.
235 Ashley Malinchak (Parkland, Florida & Westminster Acad) 77 74 84, Ashleigh Albrecht (Murrieta, Georgia & Kentucky Univ) 84 74 77.
236 April McCoy (Carrolton, T4exas & Creekview High) 76 80 80, Kailey Walsh (Boca Raton, Florida & St Andrews Univ) 78 78 80, Victoria Trapani (Hollywood, Florida & St Thomas Aquinas) Univ) 80 77 79.
237 Carly Ragains (Highland Village, Texas & Marcus High) 81 76 80, Meghan Stasi (Oakland Park, Florida) 77 81 79, Nora Lucas (Glenview, Illinois & Illinois Univ) 82 76 79.
238 Alexandra Bodemann (Palm City, Florida & Wake Forest Univ) 79 81 78.
243 Marilynne Cadieux (Quebec, Canada & Florida Atlantic Univ) 79 79 85.
244 Andrea Kaelin (Fleming Island, Florida & Florida State Univ) 83 75 86.
245 Rachel Kropf (Pompano Beach, Florida & Broward Virtual) 84 77 84, Whitney Neuhauser (Barboursville, Virginia & Virgina Univ) 82 80 83.
247 Catherine Elliott (Malvern, Pennysylvania & Pennsylvania Univ) 84 78 85.

Par 216 (3x72). 6,000yd course.
218 Diane Lang (Weston, Florida & Weston CC) 76 69 73.
223 Lisa Schlesinger (Laytonsville, Maryland & Norbeck CC) 77 76 70.
234 Brenda Pictor (Marrietta, Georgia & Pinetree CC) 79 71 74.
226 Marian Barket (Lubbox, Texas & Lubbock CC) 78 74 74.
230 Mimi Hoffman (Springfield, Virginia & Belle Haven CC) 79 75 76.
235 Maggie Weder (Greenville, North Carolina & Ironwood) 79 79 77.
239 Anna Schultz (Rockwall, Texas & Honors Club) 83 77 79.
241 Ivy Steinberg (Cedar Valley, Canada & Granite Golf) 84 79 78.
242 Lynn Thompson (Cincinnati, Ohio & Obannon Creek GC) 85 73 84, Jewell Malick (Rockwall, Texas & Honors Club) 81 80 81.
243 Kelly Koselek (Toronto, Canada & Cedar Brae) 84 82 77.
244 Angela Stewart Greenville, North Carolina & Ironwood) 82 78 83.
253 Kathy Baker (Wellington, Florida & Wanderers) 87 80 86.
259 Jean Mowry (Hot Springs Village, Arizona) 92 85 82.
278 Rita Dominguez (Rockville, Maryland & Redgate GC) 99 93 86.
284 Than Parham (Murrells Inlet, South Carolina & Wachesaw Plantation) 101 94 89.


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Holly Clyburn lying third with one

round to go in Florida

The brutal cold winds that swept over Heron Bay Golf Club, Coral Springs, Florida during Saturday's third round of the Women's Dixie Amateur championship made moving day a truly memorable experience for the best women's amateurs in the world. Sunday's final round will feature a final pairing of three players that will surely all make their marks on the world's professional tours in the very near future. Lindy Duncan (pictured right) of Davie, Florida and Duke University fired the round of the day with a two-under par 70 to tie with Alexis Thompson of Coral Springs, Florida in the lead at five-under-par 211.
England's Holly Clyburn shot a 75 to put her three strokes off the lead.
Sandra Changkija of Orlando, Florida is four strokes back after complimenting her 72 and 70 with a 73 on Saturday.
The Inaugural Senior Dixie Amateur's final round ended as many expected it would. Three time US Senior amateur champion Diane Lang fired an impressive 73 to hold onto her five-shot lead that she took into the final round.
Making the strongest move of the day was Lisa Schlesinger of Laytonsville, Maryland whose field-leading 70 in the final round gave her a second-place finish, one stroke ahead of Brenda Pictor of Marrietta, Georgia who finished who finished with a total of 224.

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Friday, January 01, 2010

Scroll down for all the first round scores from Florida

Holly Clyburn: A great start in Florida to what looks like being a big year for the Lincolnshire lass (click on the image by Cal Carson Golf Agency to enlarge).

Holly Clyburn's hole in one helps her lead

by two shots in Women's Dixie Amateur

England international Holly Clyburn had a hole-in-one as she took the first-round lead in the Women’s Dixie Amateur Championship in Florida with a five-under par 67.
Eighteen-year-old Holly (Woodhall Spa) aced the 150yd 5th hole. Her super-shot helped her to a two-stroke lead over her playing partner, 14-year-old Alexis Thompson, Coral Springs, Florida, who was the 2007 Dixie Champion and won the Junior Orange Bowl girls' title earlier in the week.
The English girls’ champion from Lincolnshire returned her score as winds picked up during the day, making the 6,500yd lay-out at Heron Bay Golf Club, Coral Springs a true test for some of the world’s top ranked female amateurs.
Americans Lindy Duncan of Florida and Brittany Smith of California are both three strokes back after shooting 70.
The 2008 Dixie Amateur champion, Candace Schepperle from Birmingham, Alabama and Duke University, is four shots back after her 74.
The top 50 players plus ties will make the cut after the second round.
Holly, who is also the French Under-18 open champion and the Faldo series girls' champion, won the English Women’s Golf Association girls’ order of merit for 2009. She is in the GB&I squad for the 2010 Curtis Cup team.
Lyndsey Hewison
Press & PR Officer

EDITOR'S NOTE: Holly Clyburn is just one of five members of the 2010 Curtis Cup squad who have entered the 3rd Hacienda del Alamo February Festival in Spain. Entries close around the middle of this month for the February 13-20 programme which comprises of a better-ball pairs (male partners permitted) on the first Saturday, a 36-hole stroke play on the Monday and Tuesday and a 54-hole stroke-play on the Thursday-Friday-Saturday. There are Under-16, Under-18, Ladies and Senior Ladies prize categories in the two individual events.

Entry forms are available by clicking on the relevant words at the top of the left hand column on the Home Page of only this website.

Par 72
Clyburn, Holly (Woodhall Spa GC, Lincolnshire, England) 67
Alexis Thompson
(Coral Springs, Florida) 69
Lindy Duncan
(Davie, Florida & Duke Univ) 70
Brittany Smith
(Rancho Murieta, California & UC Davis) 70
Candace Schepperle (Birmingham, Alabama & Auburn Univ) 71
Sandra Changkija (Orlando, Florida & Nova Southeastern Univ) 72
Marina Alex (Wayne, New Jersey & Vanderbilt Univ) 73
Suzie Lee (East Northport, New York & Commack High) 73
Jessica Alexander (Riverview, Florida & Coastal Carolina Univ) 74
Emilie Alonso (France) 74.
Federique Bruell (Aventura, Florida) 74.
Jaye Green (Boca Raton, Florida & Florida Virtual School) 74.
Stefanie Kenoyer (Lighthouse Point, Florida & Furman Univ) 74
Kyle Roig (Pembrokes Pines, Florida & American Heritage High) 74.
Laura Blanco (Columbia & Pendleton School) 75.
Yueer Feng (Orlando, Florida & Windermere Prep) 75
Katia Joo (Rancho Palos Verdes, California & Peninsula High) 75.
Rebecca Lee-Bentham (Scarborough, Canada & Northview Heights High) 75.
Nicola Race (England & Missouri Univ) 75.
Abby Bools (Hickory, North Carolina & East Carolina Univ) 76.
Shelby Coyle (Pembroke Pines, Florida & American Heritage High) 76.
April McCoy
(Carrolton, Texas & Creekview High) 76.
Ashley Mooney (Port St Lucie, Florida & Daytona State Univ) 76.
Alex Stewart (Carson City, Nevada) 76.
Andrea Watts (Gainsville, Florida & Univ of Florida) 76.
Trisha Witherby (Richmond, Indiana & Richmond High) 76.
Ani Gullugian (Irvine, California & UCLA) 77.
Ashley Malinchak (Parkland, Florida & Westminster Acad) 77.
Nicole Quinn (Windermere, Florida & TFA) 77.
Meghan Stasi
(Oakland Park, Florida) 77.
Alex Buelow (Palm City, Florida & Stetson Univ) 78.
Meghan Chapman (Seminole, Florida & North Carolina State Univ) 78.
Olivia Lansing (Dellwood, Minnesota & Drake Univ) 78.
Isavelle Lendl (Bradenton, Florida) 78.
Kailey Walsh (Boca Raton, Florida & St Andrews Univ) 78.
Elizabeth Alger (Tequesta, Florida & Florida Atlantic Univ) 79.
Alexandra Bodemann (Palm City, Florida & Wake Forest Univ) 79.
Marilyne Cadieux (Quebec, Canada & Florida Atlantic Univ) 79.
Taylor Collins (Davie, Florida & Nova Southeastern Univ) 79.
Courtney McKim (Raleigh, North Carolina & Oklahoma State Univ) 79.
Paula Reto (Coral Springs, Florida & Purdue Univ) 79.
Laura Raffo (Hollywood, Florida & St Thomas Aquinas Univ) 80.
Anna Keith (Moultrie, Georgia & Vanderbilt Univ) 81.
Carly Ragains (Highland Village, Texas & Marcus High) 81.
Emily Rymer (Orlando, Florida & The First Acad) 81.
Nora Lucas (Glenview, Illinois & Illinois Univ) 82.
Whitney Neuhauser (Barboursville, Virginia & Virginia Univ) 82.
Kayla Stewart (Chattanooga, Tennessee) 82.
Sydney Wilson (Lawrence, Kansas & Univ of Kansas) 82.
Julia Hitchins (Palm Beach, Florida) 83.
Andrew Kaelin (Fleming Island, Florida & Florida State Univ) 83.
Alexa Rancourt (South Portland, Maine & Furman Univ) 83.
Samantha Wagner (Clermont, Florida & Windermere Prep) 83.
Ashleigh Albrecht (Murrieta, Georgia & Kentucky Univ) 84.
Sarah Almond (Albemarle, North Carolina & Gray Stone Day School) 84.
Catherine Elliott (Malvern, Pennsylvania) 84.
Sunny Harris (Pensacola, Florida & Cental Florida Univ) 84.
Rachel Kropf (Pompano Beach, Florida & Broward Virtual Univ) 84.
Maria Messana (Plantation, Florida & American Heritage Univ) 84.
Alexandra Papell (Boca Raton, Florida) 84.
Hunter Ross (Manakin Sabot, Virginia & Wake Forest Univ) 84.
Kristen Sammarco (Pembroke Pines, Florida) & American Heritage Univ) 86.
Kaile Tuccio (Windermere, Florida & Bishop Moore Univ) 87.
Marina Karamanis (Barrington, Illinois & Illinois Univ) 88.
Lauren Giesecke (Kokomo, Indiana & Indiana Univ) 89.
Tariqah Walikraam (Hamilton, Bermuda) 89.
Ellen Privitera (Delray Beach, Florida) 96.
Jane Linn (Fort Lauderdale, Florida & Hamilton Farms GC, New Jersey) disqualified.
Alyssa Randolph (Knoxville, Tennessee & Kentucky Univ) disqualified.
Dakoda Dowd (Palm Harbor, Florida & Halm Harbor High) withdrew (ill).
Gia Fanelli (West Palm Beach, Florida & Penn State Univ) withdrew (ill).
Par 72
Diane Lang (Weston, Florida & Weston CC) 76.
Lisa Schlesinger (Laytonsville, Maryland & Norbeck CC) 77.
Marian Barker (Lubbock, Texas & Lubbock CC) 78.
Mimi Hoffman (Springfield, Virginia & Belle Haven CC) 79.
Brenda Pictor (Marrietta, Georgia & Pinetree CC) 79.
Maggie Weder (Greenville, North Carolina & Ironwood) 79.
Jewell Malick (Rockwall, Texas & Honors Club) 81.
Angela Stewart (Greensville, North Carolina & Ironwood) 82.
Anna Schultz (Rockwall, Texas & Honors Club) 83.
Kelly Koselek (Toronto, Canada) & Cedar Brae) 84.
Ivy Steinberg (Cedar Valley, Canada & Granite Golf) 84.
Lynn Thompson (Cincinnati, Ohio & Obannon Creek GC) 85.
Kathy Baker (Wellington, Florida & Wanderers) 87.
Jean Mowry (Hot Springs, Arizona & Hot Springs Village) 92.
Babs McIntosh (Murrells Inlet, South Carolina & Wachesaw Plantation) 93.
Rita Dominguez (Rockville, Maryland & Redgate GC) 99.
Rhan Parham (Murrells Inlet, South Carolina & Wachesaw Plantation) 101

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Friday, October 02, 2009

English Ladies' Senior International (ELSIE)

Date for your diary.... 

English Ladies' Senior International (ELSIE) - Holder: Chris Langford. Amateur holder: Jane Rees

Date Tuesday 24th August to Thursday 26th August 2010
Tournament: English Ladies' Senior International Open - 54 hole medal - no cut
Age limit: Over 50, Pros and amateurs (h'cap limit 14)
Open to all nationalities!!
Venue: Cambridge Meridian GC, Toft, Cambridge CB23 2RY
Contact: Vivien Saunders -, 07956 628338 or

Please note there is also an additional Over 60's championship for amateurs

Entry forms will be emailed out and on the website within the next few weeks


Thursday, October 01, 2009

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! Scotland's title-winning seniors team. Back row (left to right): Noreen Fenton (Dunbar), Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose), Fiona Hunter (Baberton), Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies), Fiona de Vries (St Rule), team manager Janet Wake.
Front row: Mary Smith (Tain), team captain Pamela Williamson (Baberton) with the Sue Johnson Trophy, and Heather Anderson (Alyth).
Image by courtesy of the Ladies Golf Union who retain the copyright to the image which can be enlarged by clicking on it.



There may be many a slip twixt cup and lip - but Scotland made none on the final day of the Senior Women's Home International Matches at Newport Golf Club, Wales today.

Having beaten first Ireland and then England, the Scots won the title and the Sue Johnson Trophy for the first time, completing a 100 per cent winning record through the three days by beating last year's winners, Wales, 5 ½-2 ½ today.

England, trailing 2-1 after the foursomes, rallied to draw 4-4 with Ireland and finished with 1 1/2pt, to be runners-up ahead of Wales (1pt) and Ireland (1/2pt).

Skipper Pamela Williamson's Scotland team – unlike their younger "sisters" in the Women's Home Internationals at Irvine three weeks ago - showed no sign of last-day nerves as they captured the morning foursomes by 2 ½ to ½ against Wales to make their task in the five afternoon singles that much easier.

They began the afternoon play needing only 1 ½ pt for a draw which would have been enough to clinch the over-50s team championship but the rampant Scots had their sights set higher than that and had three singles winners.

Heather Anderson (Alyth) beat the Senior British champion Vicki Thomas by one hole.

Fiona De Vries (St Rule), who beat Pamela Valentine by 5 and 3, ending the series with a perfect 6pt from six matches was the MVP of the tournament.

Tain's Mary Smith, who helped Northern Counties win the Scottish women's county championship last week at Baberton, beat Jane Rees by 4 and 3 for her fifth point in six outings. What an end of season it's been for Mary!

Mention should be made of Dunbar's Noreen Fenton who played only in the foursomes each day – and won each time in partnership with Fiona de Vries.

And also that Scotland went to Wales without their potential star player – Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) who withdrew last week due to domestic reasons. But Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose), who took Lorna's place, played, as they say "a blinder." Skipper Williamson used Kathleen only in the singles and she won two out of three ties.


Heather Anderson v Vicki Thomas was a game of two halves – the Scot had the better of the first nine, the Welsh player not losing a hole after the turn. Anderson birdied the second and the fifth on her way to a three-hole lead after eight holes.

That was as good as it got for the Scot. Thomas won the 11th and 15th to be only one down on the 16th tee. But Smith managed to halve the last three holes for a win she will remember while Vicki will want to forget the three days! As the new Senior British champion, she was expected to lead by example for Wales but she won only one game out of six.

Kathleen Sutherland, who came into the Scotland team only last week when star player Lorna Bennett had to withdraw for domestic reasons, lost her 100 per cent winning record when she lost by 4 and 2 to Ann Lewis.

Lewis birdied the seventh to go one up and also won the eighth before Sutherland birdied the ninth to get back to one down. The Welsh player promptly birdied the 10th to regain a two-hole lead which Sutherland cut back to one hole by winning the 11th. The exchange of holes continued at the 12th which Lewis won to regain a two-hole lead. Lewis wrapped up a 4 and 2 victory by winning the 15th and 16th.

De Vries won the second, third and fourth against Valentine and stretched her lead to six holes after 11, having birdied the 10th. Valentine did birdie the 14th but that only cut her deficit to four holes and De Vries clinched her sixth victory in three days by winning the 15th for a 5 and 3 success.

That raised Scotland's points on the day to 4 ½, which meant they had won the match, whatever the outcome of the ties still to finish.

Smith made it 5 1/2pt in the bag when she beat Jane Rees by 4 and 3. After the third and fourth holes were exchanged, Smith won the sixth to take a lead she did not relinquish.

The Scot won the eighth to go two up, lost the ninth but then won the 11th, 13th and 14th to surge four holes to the good. A half at the next ended the contest.

Wales got their second singles win, thanks to Jean O'Connor, who beat Moira Thomson by 5 and 4. O'Connor took a stranglehold on the outcome by winning the first, third, seventh, eighth and 10th for a five-hole lead. She even birdied the 12th to regain that advantage after the Scot had scored her only success at the 11th. Halves at the 13th and 14th ended the match.


Fiona De Vries (St Rule) 6pt out of 6 (six wins).

Mary Smith (Tain) 5pt out of 6 (five wins).

Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) 3 1/2pt out of 6 (three wins and a halved match).

Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 3pt out of 3 (three foursomes wins).

Heather Anderson (Alyth) 2pt out of 6 (one win, two halves).

Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) 2pt out of 3 (played singles only: two wins).

Fiona Hunter (Baberton) 1/2pt out of 3 (one halved match).



Christine Quinn 5pt out of 5 (five wins).

Lucy Newton 4pt out of 5 (four wins).

Sue Dye 4pt out of 5 (four wins).

Janet Melville 3pt out of 6 (three wins).


Ann Lewis 3 1/2 pt out of 6 (three wins and a halved match).

Jean O'Connor 3 1/2 pt out of 5 (three wins and a halved match).

Denise Richards 2pt out of 4 (two wins).

Vicki Thomas 2pt out of 6 (two wins).


Sheena McElroy 4 1/2pt out of 6 (four wins and a halved match).

Helen Jones 3 1/2pt out of 6 (three wins and a halved match).

Phil O'Gorman 2pt out of 5 (two wins).

Pat Doran 2pt out of 5 (two wins).

+Scotland will defend the Senior Women's Home Internationals title at Sheringham Golf Club, Norfolk in 2010. Book your accommodation now!



Newport Golf Club, Wales.

Final day

SCOTLAND 5 1/2, WALES 2 1/2

Foursomes: H Anderson & F Hunter halved with V Thomas & J O'Connor; M Smith & M Thomson bt J Doleman & J Rees 3 and 2; F De Vries & N Fenton bt A Lewis & D Richards 4 and 2 (2 ½- ½).

Singles: Anderson bt Thomas 1 hole, K Sutherland lost to Lewis 4 and 2, De Vries bt P Valentine 4 and 3, Smith bt Rees 4 and 3, Thomson lost to O'Connor 5 and 4 (3-2)


Foursomes; R Brennan & V McBride lost to C Quinn & S Dye 2 and 1; H Jones & P Doran bt J Ashmore & J Melville 3 and 1; S McElroy & P O'Gorman bt R Adams & P Parker 1 hole (2-1).

Singles: M Henderson lost to Melville 5 and 4, Doran lost to Dye 3 and 1, McElroy bt Ashmore 5 and 4, Jones bt Parker 6 and 5, McBride lost to Newton 5 and 4 (2-3).


Scotland 3 wins (3pt).

England 1 win, 1 draw (1 1/2pt).

Wales 1 win (1pt).

Ireland 1 draw (1/2pt).


Senior Scots move closer to title at

Newport after good final morning

Scotland moved closer to winning the Senior Women's Home Internationals title for the first time at Newport Golf Club, Wales this morning by winning two foursomes and halving the other against defending champions Wales.
That meant the Scots, captained by Pamela Williamson, needed only 1 1/2pt for a draw or 2pt from the final set of five singles to land the Sue Johnson Trophy.
Ireland led England 2-1 after their foursomes.
Heather Anderson (Alyth) and Fiona Hunter (Baberton) halved the top foursome with Vicki Thomas and Jean O'Connor. Fiona holed a bunker shot at the 16th to square the match and the last two holes were halved.
Mary Smith (Tain) and Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) won by 3 and 2 against Janet Doleman and Jane Tees. The Scots were never behind after winning the first, second and fourth.
Fiona De Vries (St Rule) maintained her 100 per cent winning record when, in partnership with Dunbar's Noreen Fenton, she won the last foursome by 4 and 2 against Ann Lewis and Denise Richards.
Here again the Scots were in the driving seat after going three up after four holes.


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Senior Scots women beat England for

first time - now for title ... but let's

not forget what happened at Irvine!

Scotland must be favourites to win the Senior Women's Home Internationals for the first time at Newport Golf Club, Wales tomorrow after achieving a first win over England since the over-50s series began six years ago.

The Scots, skippered by Pamela Williamson, took the morning foursomes 2-1 and, in a nerve-tingling finish to the second day, shared the singles 2 ½-2 ½ to win 4 ½-3 ½.

They are the only country with two wins out of two going into the third and final day when they complete their programme by playing defending champions Wales.

A word of warning … three weeks ago a younger Scotland team went into the final day of the Women's Home Internationals at Irvine, also needing only a draw for the title … and were beaten by Wales!

At Newport, Wales have found their form in time to test the Scots' championship aspirations. After losing 6-2 to England on the opening day, the Welsh dragon slew the Irish 4-1 in the singles for a 5-3 win after losing the foursomes 2-1.

Scotland's heroine so far as been St Andrews hotelier Fiona de Vries (St Rule) with four wins out of four. She's closely followed by Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose), called into the team only last week when star player Lorna Bennett dropped out for domestic reasons.

Kathleen has not been used in the foursomes but she has won both her singles ties.

It was former Scottish girls champion Moira Thomson, pictured above,(Gullane Ladies) who pulled the Scots through to a notable win over the English.

She was trailing Jo Ashmore by two holes with four to play in the final singles with the Scots still needing half a point to clinch victory.

Moira responded to the pressure b y winning the 15th and 16th to square the match and then hung on through nail-biting halves at the 17th and 18th to deliver what was needed.


On a day of ideal scoring conditions – more than 30 birdies were scored during the day and there was also one eagle - England began the singles well enough with a 4 and 3 win by Christine Quinn – her fourth win in four sessions of play – over Heather Anderson in the top singles tie.
Quinn took control of the outcome with birdies at the fifth and 10th on her way to a four-hole lead after 11 holes. Anderson won back the 12th but Quinn quickly re-established a four-up advantage by winning the 14th and a half at the next was sufficient.

Scotland moved ahead 3-2 overall with a fine 3 and 2 win by Fiona de Vries over Janet Melville. It was Fiona's fourth win of the tournament and she laid the foundations by winning the second, fifth and the seventh with a birdie.
The middle part of the match was rich in sub-par figures with the 10th halved in birdies and Melville winning the 12th with a birdie to get back to one down only for De Vries to birdie the 13th and restore a two-hold lead. The Scot clinched victory by winning the 16th.

Kathleen Sutherland, who came into the Scotland team late last week on the withdrawal of Lorna Bennett, maintained her 100 per cent record in the singles – she has not been used in the foursomes - by beating Susan Dye on the 18th green.

This was another quality match, full of birdies – and that eagle. Dye got the first birdie at the short second and won the fourth to go two up. Sutherland came storming into the picture by winning six of the next seven holes, including birdies at the fifth and seventh, an eagle at the 10th and a birdie at the 11th.

That put the Scot three up but Dye wasn't finished yet. She birdied the 12th and also won the 14th to be only one down. Sutherland dug deep for yet another birdie to go two up again at the 15th. Dye kept her hopes alive by winning the 17th to be one down on the 18th tee but Sutherland got the half she needed at the last for a one-hole victory at the end of a great match.

That meant Scotland, with 4pt in the bag, could not lose the match but there was a lot of golf still to be played.

England put a third point on the board when Lucy Newton beat Mary Smith by 3 and 1. Smith got off to a flying start by winning the first with a par and the second with a birdie.

Newton got into her stride to win the sixth, ninth, 10th and 11th to be two up before Smith won back the 12th. After three tight halves, Newton got the decisive wins at the 16th and 17th.

Scotland led 4-3 but England, when Jo Ashmore was three up after six holes, having birdied the first and fifth against Moira Thomson, had high hopes of salvaging a draw.

But Thomson hung on in there and squared an exciting match at the 12th. Ashmore broke clear again with wins at the 14th and 15th but her Scottish opponent rose to the occasion and the pressure. She squared the match by winning the 15th and 16th . The 17th and 18th were halved - and then the Scots celebrations began!

Day 2 details:

Foursomes: Heather Anderson and Fiona Hunter lost to Christine Quinn and Lucy Newton 1 hole; Mary Smith and Moira Thomson bt Janet Melville and Jo Ashmore 1 hole; Fiona De Vries and Noreen Fenton bt Paula Parker and Rozalyn Adams 3 and 2 (2-1).
Singles: Anderson lost to Quinn 4 and 3, Kathleen Sutherland bt Susan Dye 1 hole, De Vries bt Melville 3 and 2, Smith lost to Newton 3 and 1, Thomson halved with Ashmore (2 ½-2 ½).

Foursomes: Vicki Thomas and Jean O’Connor bt Sheena McElroy and Phil O’Gorman 2 holes; Janet Doleman and Jane Rees lost to Helen Jones and Pat Doran 5 and 4; Ann Lewis and Denise Richards lost to Rhona Brennan and Violet McBride 3 and 1 (1-2).
Singles: Thomas halved with Violet McBride, Lewis halved with McElroy, Pamela Valentine bt Jones 2 and 1, O'Connor bt O’Gorman 6 and 5, Richards bt Brennan 7 and 6 (4-1).

Scotland 2 wins, England 1 win, Wales 1 win, Ireland 0 wins.

England’s hopes of winning the Senior Home Internationals at Newport suffered a setback today when they were beaten by Scotland 4½-3½. “It’s disappointing,” said England captain Sue Westall. “But good on Scotland, they played brilliantly. We shall be upbeat tomorrow and come out aiming for a win – and see what happens.”

This was the Scots’ second win of the series and puts them at the top of the table going into the third and final day, when they will play defending champions Wales. England and Wales both have one win apiece, while Ireland have lost both their matches. England play Ireland tomorrow.

Today’s match, played in ideal conditions, produced superb scoring. In the singles, England and Scotland scored 16 birdies and one eagle between them. Wales and Ireland produced another 11 birdies and two eagles.

England trailed Scotland after the morning foursomes when they won only one of the three games – and that was to prove crucial when the singles points were shared. The afternoon session was an intensely close battle.

England’s double senior champion, Chris Quinn, maintained her 100 per cent winning record with a 4 and 3 success to level the overall score. Scotland moved ahead again with wins over Janet Melville and Sue Dye – and with four points in the bag, could not be beaten. However, England battled on and, after Lucy Newton won her match, the team had hopes of a draw.

It all depended on the match of Jo Ashmore who was two up after 14 holes. But her opponent fought back and squared the match by winning the 15th and 16th – and the remaining two holes were halved.