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Saturday, May 09, 2009

Six Scots in next week's Swiss Ladies Open

Michele Thomson, Vikki Laing, Krystle Caithness and Pamela Feggans will all make their Ladies European Tour debuts in next week's Deutsche Bank Swiss Ladies Open which starts on Thursday.
Other Scots in the field are Lynn Kenny and Clare Queen who will take part in the curtain-raising pro-am next Wednesday.

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Baberton win Lothians inter-club title

for fifth time in past six years

Baberton, represented by Karen Marshall, Fiona de Vries, Fiona Hunter and Katherine Logan today won the Lothians inter-club women's foursomes tournament at Murrayfield Golf Club for the fifth time in the past six years.
They beat Kingsknowe 3 and 2 in the semi-finals with Lothianburn winning the other penultimate tie by 6 and 4 over hosts Murrayfield.
In the final Baberton were too strong for Lothianburn, beating them by 3 and 2 - despite a hole in one by Lothianburn's Ruth Brown at the 13th.

Today's results:
SEMI-FINALS
Lothianburn bt Murrayfield 6 and 4.
Lothianburn won their way iinto the final by beating hosts Murrayfield 6 & 4. Lothianburn’s first couple of Ruth Brown and Viv Curran out-putted Marjorie Townsend and Caroline Johnstone to be one up when the match concluded.
In the second match it was nip and tuck for the first 10 holes before Catherine Stewart and Anne Brownie won four holes in a row, including a birdie 4 at the 14th. Murrayfield’s Sarah Ledingham and Shona Simpson halved the 15th before Ann and Catherine closed the match with a win at the 16th.
Baberton beat Kingsknowe 3 and 2.
Baberton’s first couple, Karen Marshall and Fiona de Vries outplayed Kingsknowe’s Kate Rorke and Gill Petrie and won by a six-hole margin.
Baberton’s second couple, Fiona Hunter and Katherine Logan, found Kingsknowe’s Louise Fraser and Sheila Lyon tough opposition and their match finished with Kingsknowe two up.

FINAL
Baberton beat Lothianburn 3 and 2.
In the most horrendous weather – wind and pouring rain - Baberton’s Karen Marshall and Fiona de Vries quickly went one up at the third and two up at the fourth. The next few holes were halved and at the half way stage Baberton were one up.
After the turn, they stretched their lead, being halted temporarily by Ruth Brown’s hole in one at the 13th. They won all the remaining holes to finish seven up. They gave a display of near- faultless golf which was great to watch.
In the second match, Ann Brownie won the first hole, Baberton the second and the next two holes were halved in par. Lothianburn went in the lead at the fifth and stayed in the lead until the 10th where Baberton levelled.
Lothianburn took the lead again by winning 12 and 13 but the remaining holes were halved until the conclusion of the match at the 17th.

++ Kirkwoodgolf would like to thank Norma Richmond, Murrayfield Ladies Captain, for her service of information from the tournament, particularly her report of the final day's play.

+WE HOPE TO HAVE AN IMAGE OF THE WINNERS WITH THE TROPHY ON SUNDAY EVENING.

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Lorena Ochoa goes three clear at Kingsmill

and Janice Moodie just makes the cut

FROM THE AOL GOLF NEWS SERVICE
Lorena Ochoa moved into a three-stroke lead after carding a six-under-par 65 in the second round of the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill.
Starting on the back nine, the world number one shot three successive birdies from the 13th before adding another on the par-four 18th to reach the turn in four under.
Ochoa added four more birdies coming home but was denied an even more commanding lead by bogeys on the par fours six and nine and is 13 under for the tournament heading into the weekend. The Mexican is chasing a third victory in seven starts this year.
South Koreans Kim In-kyung and Kim Song-hee are tied for second at 10 under over all alongside American Cristie Kerr.
Kim In-kyung shot a seven under 64 while compatriot Kim Song-hee and 2005 winner Kerr both carded course record equalling 63s to move into contention.
Australian Lindsey Wright is five shots off the pace in fifth after carding a two under 69 while Michelle Wie is five under following a 67.
Janice Moodie made the cut with nothing to spare after a second-round 74 for 143.
SECOND-ROUND TOTALS
Par 142 (2 x 71)
129 Lorena Ochoa (Mex) 64 65
132 In Kyung Kim (Kor) 68 64, Cristie Kerr 69 63, Song-Hee Kim (Kor) 69 63
134 Lindsey Wright (Aus) 65 69
135 Ya-Ni Tseng (Kor) 71 64, Na Yeon Choi (Kor) 67 68, Shiho Oyama (Jpn) 69 66, Natalie Gulbis 70 65, Hee-Won Han (Kor) 66 69
136 Ai Miyazato (Jpn) 71 65, Angela Stanford 68 68, Wendy Ward 72 64
137 Minea Blomqvist (Fin) 66 71, Ji-Young Oh (Kor) 71 66, Michelle Wie 70 67, Sarah Lee 66 71, Sarah Kemp (Aus) 69 68, Hwa seon Lee (Kor) 67 70, Shanshan Feng (Chn) 70 67
138 Ji-Yai Shin (Kor) 70 68, Juli Inkster 71 67, Allison Hanna-Williams 71 67, Nicole Castrale 71 67, Kris Tamulis 68 70, Hee Young Park (Kor) 71 67
139 Giulia Sergas (Ita) 71 68, Il Mi Chung (Kor) 69 70, Jin Joo Hong (Kor) 71 68, Carin Koch (Swe) 71 68, Young Kim (Kor) 70 69, Reilley Rankin 70 69, Kristy McPherson 70 69
140 Stephanie Louden 71 69, Jane Park 71 69, Momoko Ueda (Jpn) 69 71, Anna Rawson (Aus) 71 69, Kyeong Bae (Kor) 74 66, Katherine Hull (Aus) 69 71
141 Vicky Hurst 69 72, Jimin Kang (Kor) 71 70, Teresa Lu (Tai) 69 72, Chella Choi (Kor) 68 73, Irene Cho 69 72, Soo-Yun Kang (Kor) 73 68, Meaghan Francella 70 71, Amy Yang 67 74, Diana D'Alessio 69 72, Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 68 73, Hye Jung Choi (Kor) 68 73
142 Wendy Doolan (Aus) 72 70, Anja Monke (Ger) 72 70, Mika Miyazato (Jpn) 69 73, Jill McGill 73 69, Karrie Webb (Aus) 74 68, Lorie Kane (Can) 71 71, Sarah-jane Smith (Aus) 70 72, Sandra Gal (Ger) 71 71, Leah Wigger 72 70, Becky Morgan (Wal) 73 69, Sophie Giquel (Fra) 70 72, Eva Dahllof (Swe) 74 68, Alena Sharp (Can) 73 69, Marcy Hart 72 70
143 Brandi Burton 72 71, Eun Hee Ji (Kor) 71 72, Meena Lee (Kor) 73 70, Beth Bader 68 75, Brittany Lincicome 74 69, Louise Stahle (Swe) 71 72, Brittany Lang 69 74, Katie Futcher 70 73, Jin young Pak (Kor) 73 70, Allison Fouch 70 73, Janice Moodie (Sco) 69 74
MISSED THE CUT
144 Joo Mi Kim (Kor) 72 72, Nontaya Srisawang (Tha) 74 70, Becky Lucidi 70 74, Sun Young Yoo (Kor) 72 72, Morgan Pressel 73 71, Pat Hurst 73 71, Helen Alfredsson (Swe) 75 69, Jee Young Lee (Kor) 72 72, Marisa Baena 72 72, Louise Friberg (Swe) 70 74, Mollie Fankhauser 71 73, Jimin Jeong 75 69, Se Ri Pak (Kor) 75 69, Birdie Kim (Kor) 73 71, Mi Jung Hur (Kor) 72 72
145 Heather Young 73 72, Shi Hyun Ahn (Kor) 75 70, Paige Mackenzie 71 74, Sung Ah Yim (Kor) 73 72, Johanna Mundy (Eng) 73 72, Carri Wood 72 73, Audra Burks 76 69, Laura Diaz 74 71
146 Na On Min (Jpn) 73 73, Kelli Kuehne 70 76, Maria Hjorth (Swe) 74 72, Meredith Duncan 73 73, Michelle McGann 75 71, Karin Sjodin (Swe) 72 74, Sophie Gustafson (Swe) 77 69, Moira Dunn 74 72
147 Jennifer Rosales (Phi) 72 75, Jamie Hullett 74 73, Anna Grzebien 70 77, Candie Kung (Tai) 72 75, Mindy Kim 73 74, Carolina Llano 73 74, Silvia Cavalleri (Ita) 72 75, Ashleigh Simon (Rsa) 77 70, Erica Blasberg 74 73, Amy Hung (Tha) 77 70, Stacy Lewis 77 70, Laura Davies (Eng) 72 75
148 Mi-Hyun Kim (Kor) 75 73, Kim Hall 77 71, Jeehae Lee (Kor) 74 74
149 Taylor Leon 75 74, Cindy Rarick 74 75, Meredith Swanson 72 77, Karine Icher (Fra) 77 72, Rachel Hetherington (Aus) 74 75, Eunjung Yi (Kor) 75 74, Lisa Strom 75 74, Kris Tschetter 76 73, Victoria Tanco 79 70
150 Aree Song (Kor) 78 72, Charlotte Mayorkas 79 71
151 Stacy Prammanasudh 75 76, Karen Stupples (Eng) 74 77, In-Bee Park (Kor) 74 77
152 Mikaela Parmlid (Swe) 76 76, Angela Park (Bra) 76 76, Dorothy Delasin 76 76
153 Michelle Ellis 79 74
154 Linda Wessberg (Swe) 71 83, Julieta Granada (Par) 83 71
155 Jeanne Cho-Hunicke 77 78
160 Young Jo (Kor) 80 80
Withdrew: Christina Kim 78

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Lothians women's inter-club foursomes
At Murrayfield Golf Club

QUARTER-FINAL RESULTS
Murrayfield beat The Merchants 6/3.
Caroline Johnstone and Marjorie Townsend (Murrayfield) were ahead for most of their match against Linda Caine and Julie Douglas. Having been 3 down at the 11th, Merchants fought back to be 1 down by 16 but then lost on 17 so finished the game 2 down.
Shona Simpson and Sarah Ledingham (M/F) were having a close game with Rachel Archibold and Isobel Halliday (Merchants) and were still all square at 6. Murrayfield won the next 4 holes and played well to hold that lead until 16 finishing 4 up.

Lothianburn Beat Craigmillar Park 1 hole.
Lothianburn avenged last year's semi-final defeat with a win over the holders, Craigmillar Park. In a tense finish, Lothianburn's second pairing of Anne Brownie & Catherine Stewart secured the half required to win the match with a solid par on the 18th.
In the first match, between Ruth Brown and Viv Curran (Lothianburn), and Karen Ballantyne and Kirsten Blackwood (Craigmillar Park), some excellent putting from both sides kept the scoring close.
Karen and Kirsten won the 18th to finish two up on Ruth and Viv.
Highlights from the second pairing included a pitch in by Catherine Stewart for an eagle 3 at the 11th for Catherine and Anne to go five up on Frances McFadzean and Sal Shepherd, followed by a raking putt from 30 feet by Anne at the 14th.
Sal and Francis staged a fightback at 16 and 17 but that was not enough as it still gave Lothianburn a one-hole win over the two matches.

Baberton beat Musselburgh 1 hole.
Baberton's first couple, Karen Marshall and Fiona de Vries, quickly took charge against Jane Herd and Fiona Gilfinnan. Being six up going down 18, Karen played a magnificent three-iron shot on to the 18th green. This birdie proved decisive as they finishrd seven up.
The second couple were up against a strong Musselburgh pairing of Linda Grieve and Ruth Carroll. Six down going down the 18th, Fiona Hunter and Katherine Logan hung on for a half in par.

Kingsknowe beat Turnhouse 7/6.
Kate Rorke and Gill Petrie of Kingsknowe were evenly matched until the turn with Linda Bain and Helen Ross, but then lifted their game in the second half to be three up after 15 holes.
In the second match, Louise Fraser and Shiela Lyon were ahead from the third hole.
At the turn they were two up against Sydena Cullen and Margaret Thompson of Turnhouse and on the 15th hole Sheila holed a 15 foot putt to win the match with a par, taking them to four up.

SATURDAY TEE TIMES

SEMI-FINALS AT MURRAYFIELD GC
10am & 10.10: Murrayfield v Lothianburn.
10.20 & 10.30: Baberton v Kingsknowe.
FINAL
2pm & 2.10

++Kirkwoodgolf is indebted to Ray Lynch, vice-captain of Murrayfield Ladies, for the above reports. She could get a job as a golf writer any day!

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Friday, May 08, 2009


Jill Harrison's 4th Stirlingshire title -

21 years after her third success

Linlithgow’s Jill Harrison won the Stirlingshire women’s county golf championship for a fourth time - 21 years after her third success.
Jill beat Vikki Stevenson (Stirling) by one hole in the final at Linlithgow – Harrison’s home club – on another evening of bad weather.
Stevenson was one up after 11 holes but Harrison then swung the final her way with a decisive run of wins at the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th holes, which put her three up with three to play.
Stevenson was not finished yet. Playing in her second final – she was beaten in 2006 – Vikki pluckily prolonged the match by winning the 16th and 17th but the 18th was halved, leaving Harrison the winner by one hole.
+Image of Jill Harrison with the Stirlingshire championship trophy by courtesy of Anna Hunter.

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Essex pair win East region foursomes

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY ENGLISH WOMEN'S GOLF ASSOCIATION
Essex county champion Lizzie Taylor teamed up with Nicole Shaw to win the scratch prize at the inaugural EWGA East Region foursomes at Thetford, Norfolk.
The pair, who both play at West Essex, had gross scores of 75 and 76 for a 36-hole total of 151.
The handicap prize went to the Norfolk combination of Jo Ashmore (Barnham Broom) and Rebecca Heeles, 16, (Royal Norwich) who returned a gross 153, net 146.
Rebecca is a member of the EWGA Select Midland Squad while Jo was a semi-finalist in the recent English senior women’s championship at Hunstanton.
The foursomes competition was open to players from the six counties in EWGA’s East Region and attracted a good entry.
Results
Scratch
151 Lizzie Taylor & Nicole Shaw (West Essex) 75 76.
156 Bridie Quinn & Sally Shayler (South Beds/Bedfordshire)
160 Tracey Williamson & Karen Young (Royal Cromer/Eaton)
161 on c/b Sarah Smith & Chelsey Herbert (Links, Newmarket/Gog Magog).
Handicap
146 Jo Ashmore & Rebecca Heeles (Barnham Broom/Royal Norwich)
148 Sue Hosking & Jennifer Sheppard (The Norfolk)
150 Hilary Fitch & Vivien Kemp (Bury St Edmunds); Pat Bland & Liz Wallace (Royal Norwich) on c/b
Best am net:
Amy Skoulding & Amber Ratcliffe (King’s Lynn/Royal Cromer) 70.5
Best pm net: Jane Sheppard & Alison Gillings (The Norfolk) 73
Lyndsey Hewison
Press & PR Officer

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A fine action image of Sammy Vass by courtesy of Tom Ward Photography (click on it to enlarge).
Sammy Vass and Kyle Godsman sign
up to join US colleges in autumn

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Two of the North's leading teenage golfers - Sammy Vass (Tain) and Kyle Godsman (Hopeman) - have accepted golf scholarships from United States universities and will start their four-year courses in the autumn.
Sammy, who will be 18 in October, is the North of Scotland girls champion and played for Scotland in the European girls team championship at Murcar Links last summer.
Sammy is heading for the University of Central Florida, based at Orlando with a roll of 48,000 students, which makes it the fifth biggest university in America. The temperature in Orlando today, by the way, was 91 degrees (partly cloudy)!
Kyle, pictured by Cal Carson Golf Agency, winner of the North of Scotland boys' championship last month at Inverness, will enrol at the University of South Carolina-Aiken alongwith another Scottish recruit, Mark Dickson (Gullane).
Emilee Klein, the former LPGA Tour player who is now the women's head coach at Central Florida University, said:
"I'm very excited to have both Sammy Vass and Carolin Pinegger (an Austrian girl international) coming to UCF. They are both going to be huge assets to the team. They are both great guys who are also excellent golfers. Sammy has an excellent short game, a lot of desire and heart and she is somebody who is going to make a great impact on the team."
ProdreamUSA, the Glasgow-based company headed by former Walker Cup player Lorne Kelly, arranged the recruitment of Vass, Godsman and Dickson for the respective universities.

Other Scots placed by ProdreamUSA for the start of the 2009-2010 US college golf season include:
Gavin Hay to Carson-Newman University.
David Lee to Lincoln Memorial University.
Robert McCleneghan to Davis & Elkins College.
David Shields to Davis & Elkins College.
Colin Sutherland to Davis & Elkins College.
Chris McManus to Bethany College.
Frazer Ogston to Texas Wesleyan University.
Mark Thomson to Ohio Valley University.
Jordan McColl to New Mexico Junior College.
Linzi Allan to Newman University.
English/Welsh/Irish teenagers
Max Broadfield to Savannah College of Art & Design.
Jamie Chapman to Lincoln Memorial Univesity.
Christopher Davis to Western New Mexico University.
Peter Horner to Shorter College.
Alexander Irvin to Berry College.
Richard O'Donovan to Nova Southeastern University.
Harry O'Sullivan to Savannah College of Art & Design.
Sam Oliver to Davis & Elkins College.
Ben Price to Bethany College.
Thomas Rees to Post University
Daniel Richards to Davis & Elkins College.
Matthew Tweddell to Hawaii Pacific University.
Joe Viner to Ohio Valley University.
Alyssa Balding to Newman University.
Megan Birdsey to Newman University.
Anna Carling to Arkansas State University.
Abbey Gittings to Nova Southeastern University.
Rebecca McGinley to East Tennessee State Univesity.
Melissa Siviter to Belmont Abbey College.
S J Ban to Fresno City College.
Daniel Dawson to Inian Hills Community College.
Nathan Edwards to Nex Mexico Junior College.
Christopher Fletcher to Irvine Valley College.
Joe Fraser to Paris Junior College, Texas.
Tommy Jerome to Frank Phillips College.
Jonathan Levey to Frank Phillips College.
Jack Mulroy to Fresno City College.
James Nelson to Western Texas College.
Seamus Stevens to Frank Phillips College.
Christopher Wilde to Frank Phillips College.
Sean Young to Potomac State Colelge.
Holly Clyburn to Redlands Community College.
Kelly McPhail to Redlands Community College.


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Lorena Ochoa (64) leads by one in

Michelob Ultra Open

FROM THE GOLFWEEK.COM WEBSITE
A week off did nothing to slow Lorena Ochoa down, and a month away from the game found Kent-born Australian Lindsey Wright in the same groove she was in before a vacation.
Ochoa picked up where she left off in winning two weeks ago in her native Mexico with eight birdies against one bogey .
Her 7-under 64 gave her a one-shot lead over Wright after the first round of the Michelob Ultra Open.
“This is only the start,” said Ochoa, a three-time runner-up in the event. “We have three more days. One at a time.”
Wright, a non-winner in five seasons, hadn’t played since finishing fourth in the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the season’s first major in the first week in April, but was bogey-free on the soggy 6,315-yard River Course at Kingsmill that has received rain for several days.
Hee-Won Han, Sarah Lee and Minea Blomqvist shot 66s to share third place, Seon Hwa Lee, Na Yeon Choi and Amy Yang had 67s and 2007 champion Suzann Pettersen was among seven at 68.
In all, 45 of 144 players took advantage of the soft greens and broke par.
Other notables making a run at the leaderboard included 2005 winner Cristie Kerr, who got to 4 under but then stumbled to finish at 2 under; rookie Vicky Hurst, who got to 4 under but gave two shots back on her last four holes; and another rookie, Michelle Wie, who got to 3 under after her first 12 holes, but had two bogeys coming in to finish six shots back.
LEADING FIRST ROUND SCORES
Par 71 (6315yd)
1. Lorena Ochoa 64
2. Lindsey Wright 65
3. Hee-Won Han 66
3. Sarah Lee 66
3. Minea Blomqvist 66
6. Seon Hwa Lee 67
6. Na Yeon Choi 67
6. Amy Yang 67
9. Hye Jung Choi 68
9. Kris Tamulis 68
9. Suzann Pettersen 68
9. Angela Stanford 68
9. In-Kyung Kim 68
9. Chella Choi 68
9. Beth Bader 68
16. Il Mi Chung 69
16. Sarah Kemp 69
16. Diana D'Alessio 69
16. Vicky Hurst 69
16. Katherine Hull 69
16. Cristie Kerr 69
16. Momoko Ueda 69
16. Song-Hee Kim 69
16. Teresa Lu 69
16. Brittany Lang 69
16. Mika Miyazato 69
16. Irene Cho 69
16. Shiho Oyama 69
16. Janice Moodie 69
30. Shanshan Feng 70
30. Anna Grzebien 70
30. Michelle Wie 70
30. Louise Friberg 70
30. Jiyai Shin 70
30. Young Kim 70
30. Meaghan Francella 70
30. Kristy McPherson 70
30. Natalie Gulbis 70
30. Sarah Jane Smith 70
30. Reilley Rankin 70
30. Katie Futcher 70
30. Becky Lucidi 70
30. Sophie Giquel 70
30. Kelli Kuehne 70
30. Allison Fouch 70
Selected scores:
46. Louise Stahle 71
46. Carin Koch 71
46. Giulia Sergas 71
46. Juli Inkster 71
46. Sandra Gal 71
46. Linda Wessberg 71
67. Wendy Doolan 72
67. Anja Monke 72
67. Brandie Burton 72
67. Silvia Cavalleri 72
67. Laura Davies 72
67. Karin Sjodin 72
85. Johanna Mundy 73
85. Morgan Pressel 73
85. Becky Morgan 73
101. Karrie Webb 74
101. Maria Hjorth 74
101. Karen Stupples 74
116. Helen Alfredsson 75
131. Stacy Lewis 77
131. Sophie Gustafson 77

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Musselburgh beat Prestonfield at 19th in

Lothians inter-club double foursomes

Closest tie in the opening round of the Lothians women's inter-club double foursomes tournament at Murrayfield Golf Club last night saw Musselburgh beat Prestonfield at the 19th.
Musselburgh now play Baberton, 8 and 7 winners over Newbattle, in this evening's quarter-finals.
Also in the round of the last eight, Murrayfield play Merchants, Lothianburn meet Craigmillar Park and Turnhouse play Kingsknowe. Tee times below.
Last night's results:

FIRST ROUND
Murrayfield bt Torphin 12 and 10.
Merchants bt Broomieknowe 3 and 1.
Lothianburn bt Ratho Park 5 and 3.
Craigmillar Park bt Liberton 5 and 4.
Baberton bt Newbattle 8 and 7.
Musselburgh bt Prestonfield at 19th
Turnhouse bt Glencorse 9 and 6.
Kingsknowe bt Royal Musselburgh 9 and 7.

TODAY'S QUARTER-FINALS
4.30 & 4.36 - Murrayfield v Merchants.
4.42 & 4.48 - Lothianburn v Craigmillar Park.
4.54 & 5.00 - Musselburgh v Baberton.
5.06 & 5.12 - Turnhouse v Kingsknowe.

SATURDAY'S SEMI-FINALS
10.10 & 10.10
10.20 & 10.30

SATURDAY'S FINAL
2.00 & 2.10

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Thursday, May 07, 2009

West Veterans' Finals rescheduled

CAROL FELL REPORTS
May Hughes (Lanark), the the 2008 West veterans' championship winner. was unable to defend her title this year due to illness
However, Helen Faulds, a previous champion, is now through to the final.
The weather at Renfrew Golf Club was so awful that Tuesday's semi-finals had to be abandoned at the fourth hole because of the rain. They were resumed yesterday to complete that stage. The finals have now been rearranged as follows:
Thursday, May 28 (11am) - Maureen Rennie (Douglas Park) v Anne Donnelly (Whitecraigs).
Tuesday, June 9 (11am) - Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) v Linda McDougall (Greenock)

Results
Championship
Semi Finals - Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) bt Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 4 and 3, Linda McDougall (Greenock) bt Maureen Woodhead (Gourock) 3 and 2.
Bronze Championship:
Semi-finals - Anne Donnelly (Whitecraigs) bt Helen Crichton (Ranfurly Castle) 3 and 1, Maureen Rennie (Douglas Park) wo Morag Thomson (Ranfurly Castle) scr.

Quarter Final: Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) beat Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) 4 and 3 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) beat Pat Hutton (Lanark) 1upMaureen Woodhead (Gourock) beat Anna Telfer (Milgavie) 1upLinda McDougall (Greenock) w/o May Hughes (Lanark

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End of college season disappointment

for Post University's three Scots

Post University, New York State missed out on a place at the end-of-the-season national championships when they failed to to finish among the leading five teams at the NCAA Division 2 men's East/Atlantic Regional championships at The Resort at Glade Springs this week.
That meant major disappoint for the Scots in the team - Jamie Blake, a junior year student from Arbroath, David McGregor (son of former swimmer Bobby), a freshman from Helensburgh, and another freshman, Gavin Wilson from Ladybank.
Post University tied for eighth place on 946, 13 shots short of the fifth place team in a field of 20.
Emmanuel Charmat (Concord University) won the individual title with an eight-over-par total of 224 (77-70-77).
Jamie Black tied for 15th place on 231 (78-78-75).
David McGregor tied for 17th place on 232 (82-75-75).
Gavin Wilson tied for 59th place on 243 (84-78-81).
The total field was 108 players. It should be pointed out that the length of the course, 7084yd with a par of 72, was considerably longer than anything they had ever played before.
Meanwhile, in the NCAA Division 2 men's South/Southeast regional championships at Florence, Alabama, Kevin Duncan (Clayton State University) from Ellon, Aberdeenshire finished 105th in the individual event with scores of 89, 82 and 78 for 249.
Chris Carvill (Belmont Abbey) from Belfast tied for 85th place on 232 with scores of 76, 77 and 79.
Glasgow's Stephen Keane (Belmont Abbey) shared 89th place with scores of 79, 75 and 79 for 233.
Individual winner was Jake Greer (North Alabama) with scores of 68, 71 and 71 for six-under-par 210 over a length course of some 7,126yd.
Only the top five teams go forward to the national championships and Clayton State finished 16th of 20. Belmont Abbey also failed to advance.

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School exams KO Carly Booth

from Southerness title bid

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Carly Booth, at the age of 16 going on 17, is a Curtis Cup quality golfer and the Scottish Under-18 girls champion who hopes to be playing on the Ladies European Tour within two or three years, if not before.
But, for the moment, exams at Glenalmond School, Perthshire, where she is a pupil, take priority over everything else – and Carly, pictured right by Cal Carson Golf Agency at the recent "Helen Holm" tournament - will miss the Scottish women’s amateur championship at Southerness Golf Club on the Solway Firth the week after next (May 19 to 23).
“Yes, Carly could not play in the ‘Scottish’ because of exams. She is very disappointed about it,” said her mum Pauline from their home in the Perthshire hills near Comrie tonight.
Carly was not been able to play in the Scottish women's championship because she has been in America for the past few years, first at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Florida and then in Arizona. Ironically, now that she is in Scotland again, the picture as regards participating in the "Scottish" is not any better!
Scottish Under-21 champion Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) and last year’s St Rule Trophy winner Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle) are the “backmakers” in the field of 83.
Both Stirling student Kelsey and full-time amateur Kylie play off +3.
Former champion Martine Powe (Selkirk) and new West of Scotland champion Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) come next with +2 handicaps. Glasgow University student Pamela will be playing in the event for the first time.
The same applies to Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies) who has completed four years at Lynn University, Boca Raton in Florida. Katy has a +1 handicap.
Michele Thomson (McDonald Ellon) is not defending as she is now an LET professional. The player she beat in last year's final at Lossiemouth, Ladybank's Jocelyn Carthew, has not entered.
SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE TIMES FOR THE FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND AT SOUTHERNESS.

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Leona Maguire hot favourite to

retain Irish women's championship


NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION
Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell) defends her Lancôme Irish Women's Close Championship title when competitors tee off at Fota Island Golf Resort, from Saturday, May 16 to Wednesday, May 20.
As hot favourite to capture this year’s title, Leona, pictured left at Royal Troon by Cal Carson Golf Agency, has made a remarkable start to the 2009 season, winning every event she has entered to date. In late March, she captured the inaugural Woodenbridge Scratch Cup, followed by the French Under-21 Championship at the start of April.
A week later, the prestigious Helen Holm Scottish open stroke-play championship title followed along with boosting Ulster to a fifth successive win in the Girls’ Inter-provincials. The month ended with an emphatic victory in the Irish schools championships when she partnered her twin sister Lisa to glory for Loreto College, Cavan.
Lisa will be looking to stop her sister in her tracks and prevent a repeat of last year’s performance which saw her finish runner-up. Lisa too has made a solid start to 2009, finishing third at the "Helen Holm," and will be looking to claim her first piece of silverware of the season when the Irish close championship tees off on May 16th.
Other players keen to capture the coveted crown will be previous champions Deirdre Smith (Co Louth) and Karen Delaney (Carlow), as well as internationals Niamh Kitching (Claremorris), Gillian O’Leary (Cork), Dawn Marie Conaty (Ashbourne) and Victoria Bradshaw (Bangor).
There is also a host of junior internationals in the field, including the in-form Emma O’Driscoll (Ballybunion) and Laura McCarthy (Muskerry) with the talented Patrice Delaney (Birr) and Sarah Helly (Enniscrone) hot on their heels.
With valuable Order of Merit points on offer, all competitors will be looking to impress the Irish selectors ahead of next month’s announcement of the team of four to play in the Under-18 European team championships in Finland and the team of six to play in the Ladies European team championships in Slovenia, both from July 7 to 11.
The championship begins Saturday, May 16 with the first round of the Leitrim Cup, a 36-hole qualifying stroke-play event. Sunday sees the completion of round two after which the leading 32 players will go into the championship Draw on Monday, concluding Wednesday morning. Those in position 33 through 48 qualify for the Ita Wallace Trophy.
The Lancôme Irish Ladies’ Close was first played in 1894, just one year after the foundation of the Irish Ladies’ Golf Union, the oldest national union or association in ladies’ golf. 2009 sees another consecutive year’s hosting of the event, excluding the war years.
Tee times for the qualifying rounds at Fota Island Golf Resort (first time Saturday, second time Sunday):
09:00 & 11:20 Sarah Crowe (Tipperary), Emma Gilmore (Mountbellew), Patrice Delaney (Birr). 09:10 & 11:30 Leona Maguire (Slieve Russell), Gillian O'Leary (Cork), Mary Dowling (New Ross).
09:20 & 11:40 Marian Finn (Thurles), Val Shannon (Douglas), Mary Geaney (Killarney).
09:30 & 11:50 Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell), Laura McCarthy (Muskerry), Karen Delaney (Carlow).
09:40 & 12:00 Mary Sheehy (Tralee), Susan Curtin (Mallow), Ailish Thompson (Douglas).
09:50 & 12:10 Victoria Bradshaw (Bangor), Maria Dunne (Skerries), Anne McCormack Roscommon).
10:00 & 12:30 Deirdre Cahalan (Nenagh), Mary Crowley (Castletroy), Mary Lowney (Dunmore).
10:10 & 12:40 Niamh Kitching (Claremorris), Emma O'Driscoll (Ballybunion), Jenny Gannon (Co Louth).
10:20 & 12:50 Karen O'Neill (Douglas), Deirdre Smith (Co Louth), Helen Jones (Strabane).
10:40 & 13:00 Rhona Brennan (Bandon) Violet McBride (Belvoir Park) Mary Scully (Tralee)10:50 & 13:10 Anna Molloney (Clonmel) Adrienne Crowley (Woodbrook) Noreen Granard (Portarlington).
11:00 & 13:20 Marie O'Sullivan (Mallow) Amanda Welch (Cork) Theresa Delahunty (Rathdowney).
11:10 & 13:30 Nora O'Connor (Mallow) Mary Kavanagh (New Ross) Julie Coyne (Youghal).
11:20 & 13:40 Grainne O'Connor (Skerries) Edel Coyne (Youghal) Maria Cahill (Abbeyleix).
11:30 & 09:00 Niamh Giblin (Dun Laoghaire), Rose Nagle (Fota Island), Claire Keating (Charleville).
11:40 & 09:10 Michele Quinn (Dundalk) Marie Carr (Athenry) Catherine Kavanagh (Mitchelstown).
11:50 & 09:20 Olivia O'Meara (Mitchelstown) Terri Byrne (Coolattin) Patricia McAllister (Laytown/Bettystown).
12:00 & 09:30 Muiriosa Connolly (Lahinch) Mary Mackey (Mallow) Kathleen O'Keeffe (Muskerry).
12:10 & 09:40 Siobhan O'Herlihy (Muskerry) Eileen McMullan (Donegal) Carmel Kearney (Mallow).
12:30 & 09:50 Olivia Conroy (Co. Longford) Yvonne Daly Ryan (Tipperary) Maura Breathnach (Monkstown).
12:40 & 10:00 Trish Doyle (Kanturk) Doireann Carney (Galway) Ruth Maguire (Corrstown)12:50 & 10:10 Pat Doran (Donabate) Lillian Harrington (East Cork) Lynda Maher (Charleville)13:00 & 10:20 Catherine Tucker (Limerick) Vicki Power (Corrstown) Charlene Reid (Royal Protrush).
13:10 & 10:40 Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna), Orla Barry (Galway), Sinead Keane (The Curragh).
13:20 & 10:50 Linda Toomey (Limerick), Tara Gribben (Warrenpoint), Fiona Healy (Headfort).
13:30 & 11:00 Caoimhe Quinn (Dungannon) Carla Reynolds (Seapoint), Aoife Lowry (Tipperary).
13:40 & 11:10 Dawn-Marie Conaty (Ashbourne) Sue Phillips (Woodbrook), Sarah Helly (Enniscrone).
Sandra Barnett
Irish Ladies Golf Union

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Scottish women's amateur championship

SOUTHERNESS GOLF CLUB, MAY 19 to 23, 2009

STARTING TIMES FOR FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND (Tuesday, May 19)
+Draw for Second qualifying round depends on Round 1 scores.
8.30 Fiona de Vries (St Rule), Mary Summers (Carnoustie Ladies).
8.40 Lesley Hendry (Routenburn), Laura McLardy (Murcar Links), Elaine Cuthill.
8.50 Addi Shamash (Kirkcudbright), Lesley Atkins (Minto), Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe).
9.oo Susan Jackson (Ladybank), Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze), Carol Wilson (Muircar Links).
9.10 Margaret Tough (Falkirk), Ashleigh Wilton (Ladybank), Sammy Vass (Tain).
9.20 Susan Wood (Drumpellier), Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth), Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe).
9.30 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Rachael Watton (Mortonhall), Karen Marshall (Baberton).
9.40 Claire MacDonald (Gllane Ladies), Diane MacDonald (Dumfries & Co), Laura Murray (Alford).
9.50 Ann F Ramsay (Kirriemuir), Katrina Milne (Windyhill), Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey).
10.00 Sara Bishop (Windyhill), Claire Hargan (Mortonhall), Kirsten Blackwood (Craigmillar Park).
10.10 Sheena Wood (Aberedeen ladies), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Elaine Moffat (St Regulus).
10.20 Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies), Martine Pow (Selkirk), Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm).
10.30 Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore).
10.40 Jane Turner (Craigielaw), Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies), Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder).
10.50 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Anne Laing (Vale of Leven), Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle).
11.00 Linda Urquhart (Banchory), Alyson McKechin (Elderslie), Fiona Blair (Carnoustie Ladies).
11.10 Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay), Linda Caine (Dunbar), Sheila Cuthbertson (Peebles).
11.20 Carol Whyte (Windyhill), Jordana Graham (Southerness), Samantha Leslie (Westhill).
11.30 Gillian McGinlay (Cochrane Castle), Noreen Fenton (Dunbar), Aileen Hunter (Monifieth).
11.40 Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston), Pamela Williamson (Baberton), Helen Faulds (Douglas Park).
11.50 Fiona Gilbert (Carnoustie Ladies), Heather Anderson (Alyth), Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth).
12.00 Fiona Hay (Deeside), Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay), Charlie Taylor (Kilmarnock Barassie).
12.10 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), Fiona Macregor (Thornhill), Wendy Wells (Peebles).
12.20 Gail Wilson (Monifieth), Tracy Masterton (Windyhill), Gillian Lockhart (Kilmarnock Barassie).
12.30 Elaine #Whyte (Windyhill), Winifred MacCallum (Falkirk), Diane Moncreiff (Lochend).
12.40 Ruth McIntyre (Windyhill), Linda Bain (Lochend), Susan Dickie (Lochmaben).
12.50 Ann MacDonald (Windyhill), Fiona Fullerton (Meldrum House), Bobbi Waugh (Moorhall).
1.00 Lindsay Mathie (Windyhill), Kirsten MacCallum (Newburgh-on-Ythan), Suzanne Ireland (Prestonfield).

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009


New Shire
champion Sara
and pro golfer
Terry to wed
in five weeks



New Aberdeenshire county champion Sara Thomson, who has changed her club from Murcar Links to Royal Musselburgh since she moved to Edinburgh to work as a graduate chartered surveyor with a company called Jones Lang LaSalle, and her fiance, Kings Acre assistant professional Terry Mathieson are getting married in five weeks, writes Colin Farquharson.
They are buying a flat in East Lothian.
Terry has confirmed that he has played a part in Sara's improvement as a golfer. The galleries at last Sunday's Aberdeenshire county final victory over Sammy Leslie (Westhill) with a last-hole birdie were most impressed with her short game.
"Yes, we have being doing some work on Sara's game. She's always been a very good player, but I've just being helping her understand how to get round a golf course better with a bit of work on her technique and short game," says Terry.
"Sara can be a bit off a perfectionist, but I have been trying to get her to relax and accept not every shot will be 100%! Far too many younger players that are coming through can swing a club well but can't play golf.
"I've been showing her how to play knock-down shots and how to control shots into the wind etc, which all came in very handy at a very windy Peterhead! I would love to see how good she could be if she played more because she certainly has alot of natural ability and she has shown she has the nerve and determination to win.
"She was also delighted to get the Thomson name on the trophy as it will be changing to Mathieson in five weeks' time!"


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Harrison v Stevenson in Friday's

Stirlingshire final at Linlithgow

Playing over her home course at Linlithgow, Jill Harrison tonight won her way through to the final of the Stirlingshire women’s county golf championship for a sixth time.
In thoroughly unpleasant conditions of wind and rain, No 5 seed Jill, the 1987 and 1988 champion who lost in the finals of 1986, 1989 and 1991, beat last year’s runner-up, Linda Allan (Falkirk Tryst) by one hole.
In the 1987 final, Jill also beat Linda (Robertson, then) by 6 and 5.
In the other semi-final, Vikki Stevenson (Stirling), pictured, 11th of the 16 match-play qualifiers, beat Claire Capocci (Bridge of Allan), the No 7 seed, also by one hole. It will be Vikki’s second final, having lost in the title showdown on 2006.
Tonight's results:
Semi-finals
Jill Harrison (Linlithgow) bt Linda Allan (Falkirk Tryst) 1 hole.
Vikki Stevenson (Stirling) bt Claire Capocci (Bridge of Allan) 1 hole.

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Alexandra and Stiggy invited to Wentworth pro-am

Alexandra Peters (Notts Ladies) and Sunningdale's Stiggy Hodgson have been invited to play in the BMW PGA Championship curtain-raising pro-am at Wentworth.
Read the full story by switching over to www.scottishgolfview.com

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Katy McNicoll graduates with BA

honours after four years

at Lynn University, Florida

The 2008-2009 United States college golf season is over for Carnoustie's Katy McNicoll and her team-mates at Lynn University, Boca Raton in Florida.
Katy, pictured right, who is completing her fourth and final year in the States, finished joint 29th in the NCAA Division 2 women's South Regional championship at Mission Inn Golf & Tennis Resort, Florida with scores of 82, 85 and 79 for a total of 246 over a 6165yd course with a par of 72.
The four-stroke winner was Sandra Changkija (Nova Southeastern University) who scored 73, 69 and 73 for one-under 215.
Heather Burgner (Florida Southern) finished second on 219 with scores of 70, 72 and 77.
Charlene Reid (Pfeiffer University) from Antrim came third on 224 with rounds of 73, 75 and 76.
Carley Warrington (Belmont Abbey University) from Bradwell, Derbyshire finished in a share of 21st place with scores of 76, 82 and 82 for 240.
Only the top three teams - Nova Southeastern University (912), Florida Southern University (915) and Rollins College (918) - qualified for the NCAA national finals. Lynn University (977) came sixth of nine after Belmont Abbey (955) and Barry University (966). Pfeiffer finished eighth with 990.
Footnote from Carnoustie Sports Shop owner Dave McNicoll (father of Katy and Keir, who also spent four successful years at Lynn University, as did Gavin Dear of Murrayshall):
Katy graduates on Saturday with a BA honours degree. Her mum is flying out tomorrow to represent the family.
The US college golf updates on Kirkwoodgolf over the last four years have been a source of inspiration and a great reminder of home for Katy and many other US-domiciled kids who are thousands of miles away from families and friends. Your columns definitely give them a boost re their golf and the things they miss here in Scotland.
Katy is, for the first time ever, able to play in the Scottish women's championship (May 19-23 at Southerness) and she is looking forward to it.
On behalf of my bairns and the many others who have gone to play collegiate golf, thanks very much. We are all indebted to Kirkwoodgolf's coverage. It's marvellous!








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New date for LGU Medal West Final at Ranfurly Castle

Today's Ladies Golf Union Medal West Area Final at Ranfurly Castle was eventually abandoned when steady rain began to flood the greens in the early afternoon.
SLGA Tournament Officer Fiona Farquharson has rearranged the competition to be played at the same venue on Thursday, May 14.

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Entries close May 12 for "British" at Harlech

Entries close for the British women's open amateur championship - to be hosted by Royal St David's Golf Club, Harlech in North Wales from June 9 to 13 - on Tuesday, May 12.
Only seven Scots have entered so far:
Carly Booth, Kelsey MacDonald, Laura Murray, Roseanne Niven, Pamela Pretswell, Sally Watson and Kylie Walker.
The entry fee is £35 and the handicap limit 4.4. The maximum field size is 144.
Entries can be made online through the Ladies Golf Union website: www.lgu.org

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

2009 HDA Festival foursomes handicap and scratch winners, Campbell Thompson & Cara Gruber, Hannah Turland & Hayley Davis with Director of Golf Billy Sim

Charlie Douglass, Hayley Davis and Mary McKenna in front of the Festival scoreboard in February after being presented with their trophies (images by Cal Carson Golf Agency, click to enlarge).

Dates fixed for 2010 Hacienda

del Alamo Girls' & Women's

Winter Festival in Spain

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
The dates of the 3rd Hacienda del Alamo Girls' & Women's Winter Golf Festival have been agreed with the five-star Spanish golf resort's Director of Golf, Billy Sim.
The dates in February 2010 have been tailored to coincide with the mid-term school holidays in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Instead of the "long weekend" concept utilised earlier this year, the 2010 Festival will start on Saturday, February 13 and the go-home day will be Sunday, February 21. You can, of course, stay on as long as you like.
The first weekend events will be practice-round opportunities - a better-ball foursomes (mixed gender pairs allowed) followed by a St Valentine's Day Scramble, again teams including males will be permitted.
Some fine tuning has to be done yet but the two stroke-play events for Under-16s, Under-18s, adult women and seniors will be played between Monday, February 15 and Saturday, February 20.
We are considering having one 54-hole tournament and one 36-hole event, instead of two two-rounders as we have had in the 2008 and 2009 Festivals. A straw poll of some of the lower handicap competitors this past February suggested that they would prefer a 54-hole tournament to a second 36-holer.
Wednesday, February 17 has been pencilled in as a rest day, or one to go shopping at La Manga or the city of Murcia or even sight-seeing.
Entries will not be accepted until we have firmed up the arrangements for the competitions but we have been under pressure to publish the dates for the 2010 Festival because, apparently, flights to Murcia Airport (less than half-an-hour from Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort) for next February can be obtained now at a cheaper rate than will be the case later in the year.

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Some of the competitors in the Northern Counties adult-girl greensomes at Strathpeffer Spa. You can enlarge the image by clicking on it (Image by courtesy of Magi Vass).

Magi and Sammy Vass pip Lorraine and Hannah


MacKay for Northern Counties adult-girls' prize

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
There is no rule in the book against organising a golf competition - and then winning one of the major prizes yourself!
Step forward Mrs Magi Vass (Tain) who staged a Northern Counties Girls' adult-girl greensomes at Strathpeffer Spa Golf Club on Sunday - and won the handicap prize with her daughter Sammy with a 68 net on a better inward half countback over Lorraine MacKay and her daughter Hannah, also from Tain, who also returned a net 68.
Magi (as Margaret Russell) was a Scotland junior international team member in her day while Sammy is a Scotland girl international.
Dana Stodart and her mum Margo (Royal Dornoch) won the pre-handicap section with a 75 net.
Magi Vass writes:
"The Nairn and Nairn Dunbar Ladies teamed up (spearheaded by Jen Abbott who has 50 girls playing regularly at The Nairn Golf Club!) in a fund-raising effort for the Northern Counties Girls. They held a coffee morning in Nairn on Saturday and raised £1,300.
"They deserve a very big thank you from me and all the girls as this will make a massive difference to the coaching, etc that we can provide."

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SARAH CUNNINGHAM WINS HERMITAGE SCRATCH CUP

Second-round 71 pulls her through

to win by three strokes

Sarah Cunningham (Ennis/NUIM) won the 38th Hermitage Women's Scratch Cup, kindly sponsored by Heatons & Sportsworld, on a sunny but blustery day at Hermitage Golf Club last Sunday.
With valuable Order of Merit points at stake, a host of international players were in the field of 78. After the morning round, Cunningham (picture with trophy by courtesy of the ILGU) trailed the clubhouse leaders, Catherine Tucker (Limerick) and Ciara Butler (Newlands/NUIM), by two shots, following an opening 79. However, the best round of the day, a two-under-par 71 in the afternoon saw Cunningham claim victory by a margin of three strokes from Irish international and fellow NUIM student Aedin Murphy (Carlow/NUIM), while Catherine Tucker and Ciara Butler had to settle for a share of third place along with Mary Dowling (New Ross).
FINAL TOTALS
Par 146 (2 x 73). CSS 77 76.
150 Sarah Cunningham (Ennis) 79 71.
153 Aedin Murphy (Carlow) 78 75.
155 Mary Dowling (New Ross) 81 74, Ciara Butler (Newlands) 77 78,Catherine Tucker (Limerick) 77 78.
157 Sue Phillips (Woodbrook) 80 77, Louise Mernagh (Woodenbridge) 78 79.
158 Suzy Sheehan (Island) 78 80.
160 Deirdre Smith (Co. Louth) 80 80, Pat Doran (Donabate) 79 81.
161 Emma O'Driscoll (Ballybunion) 80 81, Gillian O'Leary (Cork) 78 83, Patrice Delaney (Birr) 79 82.
163 Nicky King (Enniscorthy) 80 83.
164 Susanne Corcoran (Portumna) 83 81.
166 Sarah Louise Winter (Carnalea) 82 84.
167 Carla Reynolds (Seapoint) 87 80, Gertie McMullen (The Island) 83 84.
168 Angie Dwyer (The Island) 83 85, Jennifer Gannon (Co Louth) 82 86 Nicola Coffey (Woodbrook) 86 82. Tara Gribben (Warrenpoint) 88 80.
169 Karen O'Neill (Douglas) 86 83, Mary Madden (Ballinasloe) 84 85, Sheena McElroy (Grange) 86 83.
170 Agnes Doherty (Ballyliffin) 83 87, Aoife Lowry (Tipperary) 89 81, Catherine Reilly (The Heath) 84 86, Eileen Lowe (The Island) 84 86, Lauren Murray (Delgany) 87 83, Oonagh Purfield (Co Louth) 84 86.
171 Aisling O'Leary (Wexford) 82 89, Fiona Healy (Headfort) 88 83.
172 Caroline Murphy (Grange) 85 87, Ita Donnelly (Dundalk) 87 85, Marilyn Henderson (Overseas) 84 88.
173 Jo Anne Black (Knock) 87 86, Niamh Giblin (Dun Laoghaire) 95 78, Olivia Conroy (Co. Longford) 86 87, Sarah Murray (Co Louth) 84 89.
174 Lily Owens (Malahide) 90 84.
175 Doireen Carney (Galway) 80 95.
176 Ariana Coyle-Diez (Elm Park) 90 86, Jennifer King (Enniscorthy) 90 86, Maria Dunne (Skerries) 83 93.
177 Anna Courtney (St. Anne's) 87 90, Sandra Atkinson (Woodbrook) 90 87, Susan Mullaney (Co Louth) 88 89.
178 Amy Farrell (Moate) 92 86, Rhona Brennan (Bandon) 90 88.
180 Emma Murphy (Wexford) 90 90, Laura Dempsey (Enniscorthy) 93 87 Marie-Therese Eustace (Hermitage) 91 89, Rosemary Hayes (Hermitage) 91 89.
181 Catriona Hogan (Enniscorthy) 91 90 Pauline Walsh (Headfort) 83 98.
182 Aisling Brennan (Hermitage) 94 88 Barbara Harte (Hermitage) 89 93.
183 Clodagh Hopkins (Woodbrook) 91 92 Mairead MacNamara (Woodbrook) 90 93 Rosemary Howell (Co. Louth) 92 91.
184 Connie Doyle (Enniscorthy) 90 94 Jackie Quinn (Co. Louth) 89 95 Liz Greene (Hermitage) 92 92 Noreen Granard (Portarlington) 91 93.
185 Honoria Fogarty (Castlecomer) 91 94.
186 Ogie O'Sullivan (Dooks) 93 93.
187 Carmel Cahill (Hermitage) 97 90.
190 Cora Mernagh (Enniscorthy) 94 96191 Margaret Mooney (Enniscorthy) 97 94 Miriam Gartland (The Island) 96 95 Sandra McCaffrey (Lucan) 99 92.
196 Monica Tracey (Grange) 99 97, Vicki Power (Corrstown) 97 99.
200 Catherine O'Brien (Dook ) 98 102
NR Karen Delaney (Carlow) 90 NR
Additional Prizes:
1st 18 Gross:
78 Gillian O'Leary (Cork)
2nd 18 Gross:
78 Niamh Giblin (Dun Laoghaire)
Best Nett 36 Holes:
152 Nicola Coffey (8) (Woodbrook) 78 74
152 Pat Doran (4) (Donabate) 75 77
1st 18 Nett:
75 Nicky King (5) (Enniscorthy)
2nd 18 Nett: 75 Lauren Murray (8) (Delgany)
Seniors Prize (over 50s):
Best Nett 36 holes:
154 Eileen Lowe (8) (The Island) 76 78
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NUIM stands for National University of Ireland-Maynooth

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Paul Lawrie Foundation Junior Tour results

Results from the Paul Lawrie Foundation Junior Tour's first Stableford & Flag competitions day at Peterculter can be found by switching over to www.scottishgolfview.com
The first results from the Aberdeen Schools League are also available on that website.

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Irish golf legend Philomena Garvey

- 'fantastic competitor' - dies at 83

NEWS RELEASE ISSUE BY THE IRISH LADIES GOLF UNION
It is with deep regret that the ILGU has learned of the death of Philomena Garvey (83), Ireland’s most successful female amateur golfer to date and Life Vice-President of the ILGU.
She was Ireland’s greatest golfing legend, winning 15 Irish close championships from 1946 through 1970 and boasting never to have lost an Irish close final.
She reached the final of the British Ladies Amateur Championship five times, beating Jessie Valentine for her only victory at Gleneagles in 1957. She represented her country at Home Internationals from 1947 through to 1969, played in six Curtis Cup matches between 1948 and 1960 and also played her part on winning Vagliano Teams.
A fine and powerful striker of the ball with both woods and irons, she was one of the few class women golfers of her time to use the inter-lock grip. In 1951, she was selected as part of a six-person European team to compete for the Weathervane international trophy against a U.S. professional side at Sunningdale during which Babe Zaharias narrowly defeated her.
In 1964, she became Ireland’s first female golf professional and as a sweet swan song to her golfing career, in 1970 at Royal Portrush she won her fifteenth Irish title after her re-instatement to amateur ranks.
She won many domestic titles, including six Leinster and two Munster titles.
What adds to her legendary status was her refusal to wear the Union Jack as the team emblem in the 1958 Curtis Cup matches and offered to her previous badge with the four country emblems. Her position was supported by team captain Daisy Ferguson (Royal Co.Down) and the ILGU but an LGU emergency meeting decided to keep the Union Jack emblem and so Philomena declined to play - the Curtis Cup team badge was altered thereafter.
In the LGU’s History, “One Hundred years of Women’s Golf”, Lewine Mair wrote “perhaps the strongest club in her bag was a concentration so intense that she would not even be aware of low-flying aircraft”.
ILGU Chief Executive Sinead Heraty commented: “Philomena was a fantastic competitor whose magnificent golf record has left a marvellous legacy in our sport. A very gifted player, she raised Irish women’s golf to a new level and inspired many talented players to achieve their potential. Her contribution to the game was immeasurable.”
A native of Baltray in Co. Louth, she will be fondly remembered by the golfing public as one of the number of post-war players of distinction who have rightfully carved a niche in the history of the game.
Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.
ACHIEVEMENTS:
Ladies Irish Close Champion
1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1970
Leitrim Cup
1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1962, 1969
Ladies British Amateur Open Champion
1957
Curtis Cup Team
1948, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1960
Vagliano Trophy Team
1959, 1963
Ladies Home International Team
1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954 (Captain), 1956, 1957 (Captain), 1958, 1959 (Captain), 1960 (Captain), 1961, 1962, 1963, 1969
Senior Cup Champions (Co. Louth)
1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1953, 1962

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Monday, May 04, 2009

Stirlingshire top seeds Mhairi and

Elaine toppled at Linlithgow

The top two seeds in the Stirlingshire women’s county championship were knocked out at the quarter-finals stage at Linlithgow Golf Club this evening.
Leading qualifier Mhairi Hall (Bathgate) lost by one hole to Linda Allan (Falkirk Tryst), beaten in last year’s final by former Curtis Cup player and past British champion Alison Davidson (Stirling) who was unavailable to defend the title.
In Wednesday’s first semi-final, Linda will play home-course player Jill Harrison who was county champion three times in the 1980s. Harrison, the fifth seed, beat the No 4 qualifier Louise MacGregor (Falkirk) by one hole.
The other semi-final will feature No 7 seed Claire Capocci (Bridge of Allan), a 2 and 1 winner over the No 2 seed, Elaine Allison (Stirling), against No 11 qualifier Vikki Stevenson (Stirling) who beat Falkirk Tryst’s Shona Gunn by 4 and 2.
Tonight's results:
Quarter-finals
Linda Allan (Falkirk Tryst) bt Mhairi Hall (Bathgate) 1 hole.
Jill Harrison (Linlithgow) bt Louise MacGregor (Falkirk) 2 and 1.
Vikki Stevenson (Stirling) bt Shona Gunn (Falkirk Tryst) 4 and 2.
Claire Capocci (Bridge of Allan) bt Elaine Allison (Stirling) 2 and 1.

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PLAY STONEHAVEN FOR A FIVER ON MAY 16

Switch over to our other golf news website - http://www.scottishgolfview.com/ - to find details of an enterprising scheme by Stonehaven Golf Club ... play a round for a fiver on its Open Day, Saturday, May 16.

DOUGLAS PARK OPEN WEEKEND

Douglas Park Golf Club (Bearsden, Glasgow) is holding an Open Weekend on Saturday and Sunday (May 9-10).
Prospective new members receive a courtesy round of golf, a PGA Professional free swing check and complimentary refreshments.
To read all about it click on the following link DOUGLAS PARK OPEN DAY

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LPGA officials call players to meeting

to discuss Credit Crunch knock-ons

The LPGA Tour players have been to a mandatory meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia, called by officials of the world's No 1 women's professional golf circuit.
On the agenda were ways and means to combat the shrinking LPGA Tour schedule - five tournaments have been lost and another is tottering on the brink because their sponsors can no longer afford the outlay - and what the players themselves could do to fight the knock-on effects of the worldwide Credit Crunch.
The keynote speech to the gathering of the best female golfers in the world was given by former tennis superstar Billie Jean King.
"!I think with what we're going through with the economy and stuff like that, I think the players are scared. I wanted to bring them together to know that if we stick together, the cream always will rise to the top," said LPGA Tour president Michelle Ellis.
The focus of the meeting was on how the players can expand the game's fan base by not only playing great golf, but by engaging themselves in the community as well.
"What we've been doing is great, but we obviously have to do a lot better on the stuff outside the ropes," player Cristie Kerr said, saying the underlying message from the workshop sessions was to keep tending to their supporters and fans, but do it "exponentially better."
The meeting was part business and part pep rally, Kerr said, and the players were encouraged to utilize social networking avenues like Facebook and Twitter to stay engaged with their fans and the sponsors whose dollars make the hefty purses at tournaments possible.

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Earl Woods was a pushy dad but Tiger always had a choice and is grateful for what his father did for him. Click on the image to have a closer look at Tiger's muscular development in his arms. When Butch Harmon was Tiger's coach, he used to say Tiger is the fittest athlete ever to play the US PGA Tour ... he could beat them at running, jumping, arm-wrestling ... you name it. Image by courtesy of Getty Images.

Too many dads pushing their sons


to be the next Tiger Woods

From the www.telegraph.co.uk website
By Mark Reason
Sean O'Hair beat a high-class field including Tiger Woods in North Carolina on Sunday. But 10 years ago O'Hair was one of the lost boys. He was a trophy kid, driven by a relentless dad to succeed at the expense of his childhood.
The question is: do the means justify the end? Does the million dollars that O'Hair won at Quail Hollow justify 'the means' of his dad? Marc O'Hair used to make Sean run a mile for every stroke he was over par. Young Sean became so miserable that he ran off with his first ever 'date', married her and broke off contact with his father.
O'Hair is a forerunner of a trend that is growing at a disturbing pace as parents (make that dads, because it's nearly always dads) push their sons and daughters to be the next Tiger Woods.
A recent Channel 4 documentary called Trophy Kids focused on two young British golfers. Lee Spurling appears to have no friends and he is not allowed to play outside because his dad says: "He is too valuable." Ian Spurling says: "He's nicknamed 'the wolf' and he's the new Tiger Woods. He can become the greatest golfer this country's ever seen."
Dad then picks up a plastic yacht – "looking at £4 million there, it will be called Wolf II" – and points to a picture of a Ferrari. The current humbler family car has a sticker that reads 'Future millionaire on board.'
Lee is 12 and has been pulled out of school to concentrate on golf.
A couple of years ago Billy 'the iceman' Spooner, from Boston, Lincolnshire, won the world under-nine championship. But after one performance that didn't meet the necessary gold standard, dad Andy says:
"I'm embarrassed to caddie for you today. You've let me down, you've let your family down and most of all you've let yourself down. You want to look yourself in the mirror tonight and sort yourself out. That's bad. Really bad."
In some ways the dad is also a victim, a casualty of today's X-Factor celebrity culture in which everyone wants to be rich and famous. It is a pernicious trend that is coming into golf. Peter McEvoy hosted a recent glitzy golf event at a Manchester driving range.
McEvoy says: "One thousand five hundred people turned up in the car park for 'Tiger Hunt' because it was like the X-Factor. The place was rocking. It flushed out all the aspirational parents. The kids were running up and down the steps to warm up. These same kids would then miss the ball."
So when does 'aspirational' leak into pushy and pushy leak into abusive? Earl Woods was a pushy dad, but his son always had a choice and always saw the love behind his dad's military routines.
But when Marc O'Hair was questioned about the way he brought up his son, he said: "What am I supposed to do... say, 'Oh, Seany boy, you don't have to get up early today?' The military, they know how to build a champion. Somebody who slacks off, that's a loser. The typical high school kid is hanging out at the mall. That's a loser."
There are now huge numbers of young British golfers looking to make their fortunes and to be the next Tiger Woods. Seve Benson – named after Seve Ballesteros – is having a good season on the European Tour. Rory McIlroy, whose parents made all sorts of sacrifices, will be a superstar. There is even a Tiger out there. Tiger Adams was apparently not named after one T Woods, but he wears stars-and-stripes trousers and recently put in a 'Monty'-type performance to lead his team to victory in a junior competition devised by dad and called the 'Adams Cup'.
It sounds like fun, but what of all the kids you see with empty faces who are going the way of those teen tennis casualties Andrea Jaeger and Jennifer Capriati? Who is looking after them?
Maybe we need to ask the kids themselves. Sean O'Hair now has two children of his own. He says: "Kids have to make their own decisions even if it's the wrong decision. You need to keep it kind of fun for them and let them run their own show."

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Kylie, Carly and Kelsey win Welsh

Team Trophy for Scotland

Good news this morning from Kylie Walker - Scotland won the Nations Cup team event at the weekend's Welsh women's open amateur stroke-play championship at windswept Royal Porthcawl.
Carly Booth and Kelsey MacDonald were the other Scotland team members.
Thanks to Kylie for letting Kirkwoodgolf.co.uk know so that we can spread the word!
"Obviously we were disappointed not to do better as individuals but we were happy to do Scotland proud by bringing home the Nations Cup Trophy. Thanks to the SLGA for sending us," says Kylie who figured in a three-way tie for the lead with one round to go.
Kylie Walker finished joint sixth, Carly Booth joint 12th and Kelsey MacDonald 17th.

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Hanna-Williams makes pro victory

breakthrough on Futures Tour

SAN ANTONIO, May 3, 2009 - Current LPGA Tour member Allison Hanna-Williams of Portland, Ore., won her first professional tournament today at the Texas Hill Country Classic. The fifth-year LPGA player won by one shot at 209 (-7), posting a final-round score of three-under 69.
Hanna-Williams was in a three-way tie for the lead going into the final hole when she rolled in a six-foot putt for birdie to clinch the win.
"It feels good," said Hanna-Williams of her victory. "I've been so close before and I thought we were going to have a play-off. I was in a play-off before at LPGA Qualifying School and ended up not getting my (LPGA) card by one stroke, so it felt good to make that birdie on the last hole."
The inaugural tournament, played on The Dominion Country Club course, was the second Duramed FUTURES Tour event of the year for Hanna-Williams, who left immediately after the awards ceremony to catch a flight to Virginia. She will be competing in Monday's qualifying tournament for the LPGA's Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill. Hanna-Williams said today's win gave her the extra boost she needs going into that one-round qualifier.
"Winning today has definitely given me the confidence to play well when under pressure," said Hanna-Williams.
"It's also helps my bank account," joked Hanna-Williams, referring to the $17,500 winner's check she earned. "It's tough to get sponsors. I've had to borrow from my parents, which I've never done. But I know I can do this."
With her share of the $125,000 purse, one of the three largest on the Tour, Hanna-Williams jumped to 4th from 75th on the current money list. New season money leader, Misun Cho of Cheongju, South Korea, moved up from third, while last week's leader, Angela Buzminski, of Oshawa, Ontario, slipped to second.
But while a nice paycheck is a welcome addition to her bank account, Hanna-Williams said that her winnings are already spent. She and her husband bought a house last year and are in the process of remodeling.
"I can complete the bathroom now," joked Hanna-Williams. "My husband will be happy. Now there's no pressure."
In addition to her final birdie on hole 18, Hanna-Williams recorded birdies on holes 2, 3, 5 and 9, with bogeys on holes 12 and 13.
Jennifer Ackerson (70) of Dallas, and Irish-born US Curtis Cup player last year Alison Walshe (71) of Bedford, Mass., kept Hanna-Williams on her heels to the very end. The pair tied for second with a final score of 210 (-6).
Walshe came into today's final round with a one-shot lead, but after three bogeys, she slipped into a share of second. Nevertheless, the rookie was pleased with her round.
"I'm happy I put myself in that position," said Walshe who also scored four birdies. "Allison [Hanna-Williams] played great. I'm not disappointed. I've just got to be patient."
Playing in her second full season, Ackerson attempted a 30-foot putt for birdie on hole 18, which would have put her in a play-off with Hanna-Williams.
"I gave it a shot, but unfortunately it didn't make it," recalled Ackerson, who recorded her best finish to date on the Duramed FUTURES Tour. "I had to scramble a lot on the back nine, but the greens here are great."
Mina Harigae (69) of Monterey, Calif., and Misun Cho (69) tied for 4th at 212 (-4). Danah Ford (71) of Indianapolis stood alone at 6th with 214 (-2).
Rookie Lindsey Bergeon (77) of Sarasota, Fla., who shared the lead in the first round, fell into a tie for 13th after a day that included two birdies, four bogeys and a double-bogey.
The Texas Hill Country Classic, presented by golfTEC Academy, was the second of two tournaments played in the Lone Star state in as many weeks. Next stop for the Duramed FUTURES Tour is the Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City Championship in Leawood, Kans., May 15-17.
For scores and more information, visit duramedfuturestour.com.
Weather: Mostly cloudy with a high in the low 90s. Winds NE at 10-20 mph.
FINAL TOTALS
Par 216 (3x72) 6422yd.
1 Allison Hanna-Williams (Portland, Ore.) 69-71-69 - 209 $17,500.
T2 Jennifer Ackerson (Dallas, Texas) 70-70-70 - 210 $10,703.
T2 Alison Walshe (Westford, Mass.) 73-66-71 - 210 $10,703.
T4 Misun Cho (Cheongju, South Korea) 70-73-69 - 212 $5,759.
T4 Mina Harigae (Monterey, Calif.) 74-69-69 - 212 $5,759.
6 Danah Ford (Indianapolis, Ind.) 70-73-71 - 214 $3,947.
T7 Christine Song (Fullerton, Calif.) 75-68-72 - 215 $3,103
T7 Gina Umeck (Redlands, Calif.) 71-70-74 - 215 $3,103.
T9 Seo-Jae Lee (Seoul, South Korea) 73-73-70 - 216 $2,142.
T9 Jenny Gleason (Clearwater, Fla.) 69-76-71 - 216 $2,142.
T9 Hannah Jun (San Diego, Calif.) 72-73-71 - 216 $2,142.
T9 Aimee Cho (Orlando, Fla.) 70-73-73 - 216 $2,142.
T13 Jessica Shepley (Oakville, Ontario) 71-76-70 - 217 $1,495.
T13 Janice Olivencia (Caguas, Puerto Rico) 69-75-73 - 217 $1,495
T13 Sophia Sheridan (Guadalajara, Mexico) 71-78-68 - 217 $1,495
T13 Lindsey Bergeon (Sarasota, Fla.) 69-71-77 - 217 $1,495
T13 Angela Buzminski (Oshawa, Ontario) 73-67-77 - 217 $1,495.
T18 Amanda Mathis (Opelousas, La.) 77-70-71 - 218 $1,115
T18 Lori Atsedes (Ithaca, N.Y.) 73-73-72 - 218 $1,115
T18 Susan Nam (Edmonton, Alberta) 74-71-73 - 218 $1,115
T18 Laura Crawford (Lancaster, S.C.) 74-71-73 - 218 $1,115
T18 Malinda Johnson (Eau Claire, Wis.) 72-72-74 - 218 $1,115
T18 Haeji Kang (Seoul, South Korea) 69-74-75 - 218 $1,115
T18 Tiffany Tavee (Tempe, Ariz.) 78-72-68 - 218 $1,115.
T25 Sarah Olsen (Grosse Ile, Mich.) 74-73-72 - 219 $991
T25 Onnarin Sattayabanphot (Bangkok, Thailand) 73-75-71 - 219 $991
T25 Lisa Ferrero (Lodi, Calif.) 72-73-74 - 219 $991
T25 Brandi Jackson (Greenville, S.C.) 74-74-71 - 219 $991
T25 Nicole Hage (Coral Springs, Fla.) 73-72-74 - 219 $991
T25 Camila Mori (Santiago, Chile) 74-70-75 - 219 $991
T25 Whitney Wade (Glasgow, Ky.) 73-71-75 - 219 $991
T25 Sofie Andersson (Angelholm, Sweden) 69-72-78 - 219 $991
T33 Michelle Jarman (Wilmington, N.C.) 75-71-74 - 220 $924
T33 Song Yi Choi (Seoul, South Korea) 74-71-75 - 220 $924
T33 Alejandra Shaw (Vina Del Mar, Chile) 74-71-75 - 220 $924
T33 Sarah Lynn Sargent (Williamston, S.C.) 71-73-76 - 220 $924
T33 Janell Howland (Boise, Idaho) 72-72-76 - 220 $924
T38 Jenny Suh (Fairfax, Va.) 74-73-74 - 221 $879
T38 Su A Kim (Seoul, South Korea) 73-73-75 - 221 $879
T38 Elisa Serramia (Barcelona, Spain) 73-73-75 - 221 $879
T38 Gerina Mendoza (Roswell, N.M.) 75-74-72 - 221 $879
T38 Michaela Cavener (Ponca City, Okla.) 74-70-77 - 221 $879
T38 Hwanhee Lee (Las Vegas, Nev.) 74-75-72 - 221 $879
T38 Sam White (Potomac, Md.) 72-78-71 - 221 $879
T45 Madeleine Holmblad (Stockholm, Sweden) 74-73-75 - 222 $835
T45 Ashley Grier (Hagerstown, Md.) 74-72-76 - 222 $835
T45 Mo Martin (Altadena, Calif.) 77-71-74 - 222 $835
T45 Kelly Lagedrost (Brooksville, Fla.) 73-75-74 - 222 $835
T45 Kristie Smith (Perth, Australia) 72-76-74 - 222 $835
T45 Stella Lee (Seoul, South Korea) 76-73-73 - 222 $835
T45 Stephanie Otteson (Wilson, N.C.) 74-76-72 - 222 $835
T52 Paola Moreno (Cali, Colombia) 75-71-77 - 223 $805
T52 Brenda McLarnon (Belfast, N Ireland) 70-77-76 - 223 $805
T52 Jean Reynolds (Newnan, Ga.) 76-72-75 - 223 $805
T55 Yoora Kim (Seoul, South Korea) 75-71-78 - 224 $787
T55 Min Seo Kwak (Seoul, South Korea) 75-74-75 - 224 $787
T55 Hannah Yun (Bradenton, Fla.) 78-72-74 - 224 $787
T55 Lorraine Ballerano (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) 72-71-81 - 224 $787
T59 Ashley Knoll (The Woodlands, Texas) 73-76-76 - 225 $767
T59 Tanya Dergal (Durango, Mexico) 74-75-76 - 225 $767
T59 Briana Vega (Andover, Mass.) 72-77-76 - 225 $767
T59 Tae Hee Son (Seoul, South Korea) 78-72-75 - 225 $767
T59 Stephanie Kim (a) (Orlando, Fla.) 78-72-75 - 225
T64 Kim Augusta (Rumford, R.I.) 73-74-79 - 226 $751
T64 Kira Meixner (a) (Richmond, British Columbia) 72-73-81 - 226
T64 Laura Baker (a) (San Antonio, Texas) 76-73-77 - 226
T64 Perry Swenson (Charlotte, N.C.) 75-74-77 - 226 $751
Andrea VanderLende (Longwood, Fla.) 77-73-76 - 226 $751
T69 Jasi Acharya (Columbus, Mont.) 76-73-78 - 227 $742
T69 Amanda Costner (Claremore, Okla.) 72-78-77 - 227 $742
T71 Sookhee Baek (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) 74-74-80 - 228 $735
T71 Garrett Phillips (St. Simons Island, Ga.) 80-70-78 - 228 $735
73 Sin Ah Ham (Seoul, South Korea) 74-75-80 - 229 $730
74 Kylene Pulley (Kokomo, Ind.) 76-74-82 - 232 $725
75 Chris Brady (Charlotte, N.C.) 77-73-86 - 236 $720

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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Margaret Fleming (Peebles), Borders' Bronze Champion, match referee Jenny Pearson, and scratch champion Lesley Atkins (Minto). Image by courtesy of Bill Atkins. Click to enlarge.

Lesley (14) becomes Borders'

youngest county champion

Minto’s Lesley Atkins, only 14 years old, became the youngest winner of the Borders’ women’s county golf championship at The Roxburgh Golf Club, Kelso today.
Lesley beat senior international player Liz Campbell (Torwoodlee) by 4 and 3 in a final which was tighter and more evenly contested than the score suggests.
Emma Fairnie was the previous youngest county champion when she triumphed in 2004 at the age of 16.
Lesley was one up at the turn after being bunkered at the first turn to go one down but winning three of the next seven holes to go two up, then losing the ninth.
Liz’s short game kept her in with a chance against her younger opponent’s better long game.
Birdies at the short 13th and the long 14th where she put her third shot to within 12 inches of the hole, put Lesley in command with a three-hole lead and she a par 3 at the short 15th was enough to seal a 4 and 3 victory.
Today's results:
Semi-finals – Lesley Atkins (Minto) bt Sheila Cuthbertson (Peebles) 5 and 3, Liz Campbell (Torwoodlee) bt Isla Craigie (Torwoodlee) at 19th.
Final – Atkins bt Campbell 4 and 3.
BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP
Semi-finals
– Wendy Underhill (Hawick) bt Jean Thomas (Kelso) at 19t, Margaret Fleming (Peebles) bt Diane Keddie (Peebles) 6 and 4.
Final – Fleming bt Underhill 3 and 2.

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Pamela Pretswell wins West

title ... now for the Scottish

Bothwell Castle’s Pamela Pretswell lived up to her rating as the backmarker in the West of Scotland women’s amateur championship at Prestwick today.
The +2 player, whose victory last summer in the Swiss women’s open amateur title put her into the GB&I short leet for the Vagliano Trophy match in Hamburg in July, won over the Prestwick links by four strokes with a pair of 74s, against the CSS of 76 and 77, for a total of 148 in very windy and cold but mainly dry weather.
With no university exams clashing this year, Pamela will make her debut this month in the Scottish women's championship at Southerness ... and on this form she must be one of the favourites.
Runner-up for the West title on 152 with scores of 79 and 73 was former Scotland international Sara Bishop (Windyhill).
Pretswell, Susan Wood and Lesley Lloyd won the County Shield for Lanarkshire, while Renfrewshire (Eilidh Briggs, Alyson McKechin and Natasha Qayum) won the new Junior County Shield, presented by the West Association.
+Picture of Pamela Pretswell with the championship trophy by courtesy of Carol Fell (who also helped out with an in-depth list of scores!
FINAL TOTALS
CSS 76 77.
148 Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 74 74.
152 Sara Bishop (Windyhill) 79 73
158 Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 78 80, Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze) 78 80, Rachel McQueen (Troon Ladies) 76 82.
159 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 80 79.
161 Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) 83 78.
163 Audrey Thomson (Loudoun Gowf) 83 80, Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 80 83.
164 Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) 85 79.
167 Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) 83 84, Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 82 85, Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) 81 86.
168 Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 91 77.
170 Jill Meldrum ( Dullator) 82 88.
171 Lesley Robertson (Ranfurly Castle) 87 84.
172 Liz Keohone (Loudon Gowf) 82 90, Lesley Williamson ( Kilmarnock Barassie) 80 92.
173 Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 86 87.
174 Ruth Rankin (Lanark) 87 87, Lindsay Stevenson (Whitecraigs) 85 89, Rosalind Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas) 84 90.
175 Carol Whyte (Windyhill) 92 83, Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes) 87 85.
176 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 87 89, Hannah Gaunt (Kilmarnock Barassie) 82 94.
177 Jennifer Jenkins (Ralston) 84 93.
179 Alison McGinnigle (Cochrane Castle) 90 89, Liz Stewart (Cochrane Castle) 87 92.

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Top seeds Kathleen and Heather advance

in Angus county championship at Montrose

Scotland women’s veteran team-mates Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) and Heather Anderson (Alyth), first and second seeds in the Angus women’s county championship golf draw, both made it through to next Sunday's semi finals at Montrose today (Sunday).
They are joined by last year's Angus order of merit winner Jackie Brown and 15 year old Ailsa Summers, daughter of former international Mary.
Home player Kathleen overcame clubmate 17-year-old Ashley Alston in the first round and then won a high-class match against Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) in the quarter-finals.
Ailsa survived the toughest game of the first round, beating fellow Carnoustie Ladies player Fiona Blair at the 19th, before beating Montrose member, Jane Grubb in the round of the last eight.
Jane had earlier beaten defending champion Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth) in the first round.
Jackie Brown knocked out Monifieth clubmate Aileen Hunter in the morning quarter-finals before beating Panmure Barry's Susan Arbuckle in the afternoon while former Downfield player Heather Anderson conquered Ann Hay (Edzell) in the morning and then beat Fiona Gilbert (Carnoustie Ladies) in another real tussle in the afternoon.
Next Sunday’s semi-finals line-up will be Sutherland v Summers and Brown v Anderson.
Results:
Match-play stages
Scratch Championship
First round - K Sutherland (Royal Montrose) bt A Alston (Royal Montrose) 5 and 4, A
Ramsay (Kirriemuir) bt L Fotheringham (Grange) 5 and 4, A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) bt F Blair (Carnoustie Ladies) at 19th, J Grubb (Montrose Mercantile) bt R Wilson (Monifieth) 4 and 2, S Arbuckle (Panmure Barry) bt L Fenton (Carnoustie Ladies) 4 and 3, J Brown (Monifieth) bt A Hunter (Monifieth) 4 and 3, F Gilbert (Carnoustie Ladies) bt M Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) 6 and 5, H Anderson (Alyth) bt A Hay (Edzell) 6 and 4.
Quarter-finals – Sutherland bt Ramsay 2 and 1, A Summers bt Grubb 3 and 1, Brown bt Arbuckle 3 and 1, Anderson bt Gilbert 2 and 1
HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIP
First round
– F Reid bt H Munro 1 hole, F Sinclair bt L Birse at 19th, J Tough bt S Sneddon 3 and 2, M Ogilvie bt M Faulkner 3 and 1, C Healey bt J Walker 4 and 3, C A B rown bt N Turner 8 and 6, C Brown bt A Taylor 2 holes, S Baxby bt F Millar 6 and 4.
Quarter-finals – Sinclair bt Reid at 19th, Tough bt Ogilvie 2 holes, Healey bt C A Brown 2 and 1, Baxby bt C Brown.

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ABERDEENSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

Aberdeenshire prizewinners and officials. Left to right: county vicecaptain Ellie Whyte, Ros Dunsmuir, Sammy Leslie, Sara Thomson, Carol Wilson, Lynne Terry, county captain Fiona Hay and president Joan Rennie (This image and the one below of Sammy Leslie, left, and Sara Thomson, by courtesy of Karen Stalker). Click to enlarge.
Sara Thomson beats Sammy
Leslie in great Peterhead
final despite wind

Aberdeen exile Sara Thomson returned from Edinburgh to win the Aberdeenshire women's county golf championship for the first time at windswept Peterhead today.
In the final, former Murcar Links player now a Royal Musselburgh member, Sara, 23, beat 17-year-old Sammy Leslie (Westhill) by one hole in a great match in very testing conditions on the exposed links.
After a match-play programme of upset form results, all four semi-finalists had a chance of winning the title for the first time.
Leslie, the No 8 qualifier, knocked out the top seed, Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) by 2 and 1 in the first round. Thomson eliminated the four times champion and No 2 seed Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies), at the 19th, also in the first round.
Defending champion Donna Pocock (Murcar Links) was beaten in the first round by Aboyne youngster Lauren Duncan.
Thomson, 15th of the 16 qualifiers for the match-play ended the great run of veteran Ros Dunsmuir (Cruden Bay) but only by one hole in the semi-finals in which Leslie beat Carol Wilson (Murcar Links), the No 5 seed, by 4 and 3.
Leslie held the edge in the final for most of the way, winning the fourth and the eighth but being pulled back to a one-hole advantage at the turn.
Thomson finally squared the match at at the 14th and went one up at the next but Leslie levelled it again by winning the 16th. After a half at the 17th, Thomson won the 18th with a birdie to take the title after a classic match-play contest.
Sara's fiance is former North-east District player Terry Mathieson who moved south to work at Kings Acre Golf Centre, near Edinburgh when Sara from Aberdeen to Edinburgh so that she could work as a graduate chartered surveyor for a company called Jones Lang LaSalle.
Terry has since turned professional.
A proficient hockey player, Sara reached the Aberdeenshire semi-final at Newmachar two years ago and again at Deeside last year. Third time lucky!
ALL THE MATCH-PLAY RESULTS
First round - Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) bt Catriona Ross (Northern) 2 and 1, Sammy Leslie (Westhill) bt Karen Stalker (Fraserburgh) 9 and 7, Carol Wilson (Murcar Links) bt Mhairi Johnstone (Northern) 2 and 1, Lauren Duncan (Aboyne) bt Donna Pocock (Murcar Links) 2 and 1, Ros Dunsmuir (Murcar Links) bt Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) 1 hole, Laura McLardy (Murcar Links) bt Elizabeth Brown (Aboyne) 3 and 2, Gill Murray (Cruden Bay) bt Linda Urquhart (Banchory) 6 and 4, Sara Thomson (Royal Musselburgh) bt Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) at 19th.
Quarter-finals - Leslie bt Terry 4 and 3, Wilson bt Duncan 2 and 1, Dunsmuir bt McLardy 3 and 2, Thomson bt Murray 5 and 3.
Semi-finals - Leslie bt Wilson 4 and 3, Thomson bt Dunsmuir 1 hole.
Final - Thomson bt Leslie 1 hole.

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Stirlingshire No 3 seed Helen Goodwin

beaten by 14th qualifier Shona Gunn

Biggest upset in today's Stirlingshire women's county championship match-play at Linlithgow Golf Club, was the first-round defeat of the No 3 seed Helen Goodwin (Glenbervie) by the 14th qualifier, Shona Gunn (Falkirk Tryst).
Shona won by one hole.
Helen's mother, Elizabeth Goodwin (Glenbervie), the 10th best qualifier, also made an early exit but made a stout effort against the No 7 seed, Claire Capocci (Bridge of Allan). Claire was taken to the 19th before managing to win the tie.
Leading qualifier Mhairi Hall (Bathgate) advanced to Monday evening's quarter-finals with a 4 and 3 win over Maureen Shanks (West Lothian).
Title-holder Alison Davidson (Stirling) was unable to defend the title because of work commitments.
Today's results:
First round - Mhairi Hall (Bathgate) bt Maureen Shanks (West Lothian) 4 and 3, Linda Allan (Falkirk Tryst) bt Lesley Gibb (West Lothian) 7 and 6, Jill Harrison (Linlithgow) bt Winifred MacCallum (Falkirk) 5 and 4, Louise MacGregor (Falkirk) bt Judy Shields (Dunblane) 7 and 6, Shona Gunn (Falkirk Tryst) bt Helen Goodwin (Glenbervie) 1 hole, Vicki Stevenson (Stirling) bt Margaret Tough (Falkirk) 2 and 1, Claire Capocci (Bridge of Allan) bt Elizabeth Goodwin (Glenbervie) at 19th, Elaine Allison (Stirling) bt Margaret McFarlane (Bathgate) 7 and 5.

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Midlothian B champion Hannah Scott, county president Margaret Rodgers, and county champion Claire Hargan (images by courtesy of Gillian Kirkwood).

Midlothian finalists, left to right, Hannah Scott, Helen Warnock, Gabrielle MacDonald and Claire Hargan

Claire Hargan overpowers young Gabrielle

MacDonald for sixth Midlothian title

Claire Hargan (Mortonhall), 32-year-old former Scotland international player, today won the Midlothian women's county championship for the sixth time in the past seven years. She was beaten by Rachael Livingstone in last year's final after chalking up five wins in a row.
At Newbattle Golf Club today, Claire, the No 6 qualifier, beat 16-year-old Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) by 3 and 2 in the final.
Gabrielle, the No 8 seed, could hardly have asked for a better start in the final. She was three up after only four holes on her very experienced opponent.
Then her fortunes changed quickly. Claire won the next five holes in a row to be in the driving seat at two up at the turn. Gabrielle kept pegging away but could not win back the initiative and Claire clinched the championship on 16th green.
In the morning semi-finals, Gabrielle won by two holes against Karen Marshall (Baberton) while Claire beat the No 2 seed, Mortonhall clubmate young Rachael Watton by 4 and 3.


"It's nice to be champion again, especially with some many young whippersnappers on the scene these days," said Hargan. "I didn't get off to the best of starts in the final but I had a few birdies in the middle of the round. I played solid in the semi-final and was able to take advantage of the fact that Rachael wasn't in top form."
The B Championship was won by youngster Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe) who beat Susan Dalrymple (Craigielaw) 4 and 2 in the final.
Today's results:
Semi-finals - Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw) bt Karen Marshall (Baberton) 2 holes, Claire Hargan (Mortonhall) bt Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 4 and 3.
Final - Hargan bt MacDonald 3 and 2.
B CHAMPIONSHIP
Semi-finals - Helen Warnock (Harburn) bt Pam Townsend (Murrayfield) 2 and 1, Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe) bt Susan Dalrymple (Craigielaw) 4 and 2.
Final - Scott bt Warnock 2 and 1.

SOUTH QUALIFIERS FOR LGU MEDAL FINAL AT CRIEFF

Kirkcudbright Golf Club.
CSS 74 (reduction only)
Silver Division
Jordana Graham (Southerness) (4) 78, Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) (scr) 78.
Bronze Division
Agnes Gardner (Portpatrick Dunskey) (21) 78 (better inward half), Joy Little (Moffat (24) 79.

Jordana, Gillian, Agnes and Joy qualify for the LGU Medal Grand Final at Crieff Golf Club on Sunday, June 7.

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Strong finish by Danielle McVeigh

wins her the Welsh open title

Northern Ireland challenger Danielle McVeigh (Royal Co Down) finished strongly the previous Sunday to take fifth place in the Helen Holm Scottish women’s open amateur stroke-play golf championship at Troon.
Today, Danielle’s powerful finish carried her through to victory in the Welsh women’s open amateur stroke-play championship in tough conditions at the so-demanding par-75 (for women) Royal Porthcawl links in South Wales.
A former world universities women’s champion in Thailand, Danielle, pictured right by Cal Carson Golf Agency, also gained experience on the US college circuit for a couple of years, so her two latest performances will put her strongly in the running for a place in the nine-man GB&I team for the Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe at Hamburg in July.
McVeigh started the final round in fourth place, two shots behind the three joint leaders, Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle), Rachel Jennings (Izaak Walton) and Tara Davies (Holyhead).
The 6ft+ Ulster player overtook them with a closing round of two-under-par 73 for two-under-par total of 223. Her strength enabled her to get home in two at most of the long holes and she was able to get an eagle 3 at the long ninth and birdies at the long fifth, the long 15th and the long 16th. Just to show her dexterity, she also had a birdie 2 at the short 16th. Her only blemish on the final day was a bogey at the last hole.
But, by that time, McVeigh had the tournament won, finishing up a shot ahead of Rachel Jennings who closed with a 76 – birdieing the three long finishing holes, the 15th, 16th, and 17th, for a 76 and 224.
Teenager Tara Davies, who also played well in the “Helen Holm,” sagged with three double bogeys to an 80 for 228 but managed to hold on to third place.
Kylie Walker had a final round she will want to forget in a hurry. An 84 for 232 saw her drop down to a tie for sixth place. The Buchanan Castle player double bogeyed both the first and third but got two of the shots back with birdies at the short fourth and the long fifth before bogeying the ninth to turn in three-over-par 40.
Then can disaster with a capital “D” – a quadruple bogey 8 at the 10th. Kyle did birdie the long 15th but then lurched off track again with a double bogey 7 at the long 17th and a bogey at the 18th for 44 shots home.
Carly Booth (Comrie finished joint 12th with a closing 81 for 234.
Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), runner-up in the “Helen Holm,” also struggled in the last round with an 81 for 236 and 17th place.
Laura Murray (Alford) finished with an 83 for 242 and a share of 26th place.
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) had an 83 for joint 29th place on 243.

FINAL TOTALS
Par 225 (3 x 75)
223 Danielle McVeigh (NIr) 71 79 73.
224 Rachel Jennings (Eng) 73 75 76.
228 Tara Davies (Wal) 72 76 80.
229 Holly Clyburn (Eng) 75 79 85.
230 Tilly Holder (Eng) 75 78 77.
232 Kelly Tidy (Eng) 75 79 78, Corisande Lee (Eng) 76 77 79, Gemma Bradbury (Wal) 74 78 80, Kylie Walker (Sco) 71 77 84.
233 Nikki Foster (Eng) 78 79 76, Stephanie Evans (Wal) 75 76 82.
234 Charlie Douglass (Eng) 77 77 80, Carly Booth (Sco) 81 72 81.
235 Charlotte Dalton (Eng) 73 83 79, Amy Boulden (Wal) 75 80 80, Rhian Wyn Thomas (Wal) 73 81 81.
236 Kelsey MacDonald (Sco) 74 81 81.
237 Kate Whitmore (Eng) 81 79 77, Hannah Barwood (Eng) 79 77 81, Kym Larratt (Eng) 77 79 81.
238 Lisa Ball (Eng) 75 85 78, Natalie Hall (Eng) 76 79 83.
239 Charlotte Wild (Eng) 80 86 73, Sarah Attwood (Eng) 75 80 84.
240 Bronwyn Davies (Eng) 75 87 78.
242 Tracey Boyes (Eng) 78 82 82, Laura Murray (Sco) 83 76 83, Joelle Van Baarle (Bel) 82 72 88.
243 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 80 80 83, Rachael Goodall (Eng) 80 80 83.
244 Charlotte Ellis (Eng) 81 79 84, Hermione Fitzgerald (Eng) 79 80 85.
245 Micah Carroll (Eng) 81 79 85.
246 Niamh Kitching (Ire) 87 77 82, Amy Skoulding (Eng) 81 83 82.
247 Hannah Jenkins (Wal) 85 79 83.
248 Samantha Birks (Wal) 83 80 85.
250 Jerry Lawrence (Eng0 79 89 82.
251 Manon De Roey (Bel) 81 85 85, Becky Harries (Wal) 84 80 87.
253 Lisa Barton (Eng) 90 78 85, Rachel C Lewis (Wal) 82 83 88.
256 Natasha Gobey (Wal) 85 86 85.
264 Victoria Davies (Wal) 89 84 91.
268 Chelsey Herbert (Wal) 87 95 86, Beth Davies (Wal) 91 85 92.
271 Jessica Bradley (Eng) 96 82 93, Anna Carling (Wal) 89 89 93.
275 Therese Karlsson (Swe) 97 89 89.
280 Laura King (Wal) 93 89 98.

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FUTURES TOUR REPORT

Irish exile Alison Walshe leads

Texas Hill Country Classic

Born in Galway, Ireland, brought up in Boston, America, a Curtis Cup cap for the United States at the Old Course, St Andrews last year ... now rookie professional Alison Walshe of Westford, Massachusetts has taken the lead after 36 holes of the inaugural $125,000 Texas Hill Country Classic at San Antonio.
Walshe, pictured right by Cal Carson Golf Agency at last year's Curtis Cup match, carded a bogey-free score of 66 to take the lead at 139 (-5).
"I'm happy," said Walsh, who also recorded the day's low score of six-under-par 66. "I finally putted well. I believe in professional golf, it's a putting contest. Whoever putts best, scores."
Walshe credits the tournament course, The Dominion Country Club, for some of her success on Saturday.
"The course is in great shape," said Walsh. "The greens are so pure. If you don't go where you want to go, it's your fault."
The greens did go her way as she recorded six birdies, three coming early in her round.
"The early birdies (on holes 2, 3 and 4) really got the momentum going for me," recalled Walsh, who also birdied holes 13, 14 and 16, the last of which she said she made a 40-foot "bomb."
Walshe, who missed her first cut of the season at last week's Historic Brownsville Open, credits her ability to move on after having survived Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Walshe was a student at Tulane University in New Orleans when the storm struck and was relocated with the golf team to Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She then moved on to the University of Arizona, where she finished her collegiate career.
"You have to turn it into a positive and not fret over missing a cut," said Walshe. "After Katrina, I moved around a lot, which is very similar to being on tour. I learned to get along with all types of people and it's made me stronger."
Ending the day in a four-way tie for second at four-under-par (140) were Lindsey Bergeon (71) of Sarasota, Florida, Alison Hanna-Williams (71) of Portland, Oregon, Angela Buzminski (67) of Oshawa, Ontario in Canada and Jennifer Ackerson (70) of Dallas.
Rookie Bergeon, who was in a six-way tie for the lead going into Saturday's rounds, surprised herself by playing so well so soon in the season and to be in contention for the win.
"I haven't been in this situation before on the tour," said Bergeon, who played collegiately at Florida Southern College. "I played really solid today, despite a double bogey on 18. But it's not going to leave a bad taste in my mouth, as I did really well on the other 17 holes."
In addition to the double bogey, Bergeon birdied holes 8, 9, 16 and 17 and recorded one bogey on number 10.
Hanna-Williams, who was also tied for the lead coming into Saturday's play, likes where she stands.
"I want to be close," said Hanna-Williams, who is a current member of the LPGA Tour. "I hit a lot of good shots and I'm glad I'm in a position to play well tomorrow."
Hanna-Williams scored three birdies on holes 6, 11 and 17 and had one bogey on hole 7, on which she said she chose the wrong club.
"I chose a club I had to be perfect with," recalled Hanna-Williams. "And I wasn't. So I said 'no more of that.'"
Current Duramed FUTURES Tour money list leader, Buzminski put Friday's rounds behind her and it paid off.
"Yesterday I was really sloppy," said Buzminski, a five-time Tour winner who won last week in Brownsville, Texas. "I wasn't very focused. Today I focused more and I was ok."
Five birdies in a bogey-free round highlighted Buzminski's scorecard.
Fourth-year Duramed FUTURES Tour player Ackerson ended the day with three birdies on holes 6, 11 and 18 with one bogey on hole 17.
Tied for sixth at three-under-par at 141 are Sofie Andersson (72) of Angelholm, Sweden, and Gina Umeck (70) of Redlands, California.
Seven players are tiedItalic at one-under-par at 143, with another seven players tied at even-par (144).
Seventy-five players made the 36-hole cut at 150 (+6).
Twenty-one players currently stand at even-par 144 or lower in the first two rounds.
Weather: Partly cloudy with winds from the SSE at 15 to 25 mph. High in the low 90s.
QUALIFIERS
Par 144 (2 x 72)
1 Alison Walshe (Westford, Mass.) 73-66 - 139
2 Angela Buzminski (Oshawa, Ontario) 73-67 - 140
2 Jennifer Ackerson (Dallas, Texas) 70-70 - 140
2 Allison Hanna-Williams (Portland, Ore.) 69-71 - 140
2 Lindsey Bergeon (Sarasota, Fla.) 69-71 - 140
6 Gina Umeck (Redlands, Calif.) 71-70 - 141
6 Sofie Andersson (Angelholm, Sweden) 69-72 - 141
8 Lorraine Ballerano (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) 72-71 - 143
8 Mina Harigae (Monterey, Calif.) 74-69 - 143
8 Aimee Cho (Orlando, Fla.) 70-73 - 143
8 Misun Cho (Cheongju, South Korea) 70-73 - 143
8 Christine Song (Fullerton, Calif.) 75-68 - 143
8 Danah Ford (Indianapolis, Ind.) 70-73 - 143
8 Haeji Kang (Seoul, South Korea) 69-74 - 143
15 Whitney Wade (Glasgow, Ky.) 73-71 - 144
15 Camila Mori (Santiago, Chile) 74-70 - 144 ]
15 Janell Howland (Boise, Idaho) 72-72 - 144
15 Malinda Johnson (Eau Claire, Wis.) 72-72 - 144
15 Michaela Cavener (Ponca City, Okla.) 74-70 - 144
15 Sarah Lynn Sargent (Williamston, S.C.) 71-73 - 144
15 Janice Olivencia (Caguas, Puerto Rico) 69-75 - 144
22 Nicole Hage (Coral Springs, Fla.) 73-72 - 145
22 Alejandra Shaw (Vina Del Mar, Chile) 74-71 - 145
22 Song Yi Choi (Seoul, South Korea) 74-71 - 145
22 Lisa Ferrero (Lodi, Calif.) 72-73 - 145
22 Laura Crawford (Lancaster, S.C.) 74-71 - 145
22 Hannah Jun (San Diego, Calif.) 72-73 - 145
22 Kira Meixner (a) (Richmond, British Columbia) 72-73 - 145
22 Susan Nam (Edmonton, Alberta) 74-71 - 145
22 Jenny Gleason (Clearwater, Fla.) 69-76 - 145
31 Elisa Serramia (Barcelona, Spain) 73-73 - 146
31 Seo-Jae Lee (Seoul, South Korea) 73-73 - 146
31 Su A Kim (Seoul, South Korea) 73-73 - 146
31 Ashley Grier (Hagerstown, Md.) 74-72 - 146
31 Lori Atsedes (Ithaca, N.Y.) 73-73 - 146
31 Paola Moreno (Cali, Colombia) 75-71 - 146
31 Michelle Jarman (Wilmington, N.C.) 75-71 - 146
31 Yoora Kim (Seoul, South Korea) 75-71 - 146
39 Amanda Mathis (Opelousas, La.) 77-70 - 147
39 Kim Augusta (Rumford, R.I.) 73-74 - 147
39 Sarah Olsen (Grosse Ile, Mich.) 74-73 - 147
39 Madeleine Holmblad (Stockholm, Sweden) 74-73 - 147
39 Jessica Shepley (Oakville, Ontario) 71-76 - 147
39 Jenny Suh (Fairfax, Va.) 74-73 - 147
39 Brenda McLarnon (Belfast, N Ireland) 70-77 - 147
46 Mo Martin (Altadena, Calif.) 77-71 - 148
46 Jean Reynolds (Newnan, Ga.) 76-72 - 148
46 Onnarin Sattayabanphot (Bangkok, Thailand) 73-75 - 148
46 Kelly Lagedrost (Brooksville, Fla.) 73-75 - 148
46 Sookhee Baek (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) 74-74 - 148
46 Kristie Smith (Perth, Australia) 72-76 - 148
46 Brandi Jackson (Greenville, S.C.) 74-74 - 148
53 Jasi Acharya (Columbus, Mont.) 76-73 - 149
53 Laura Baker (a) (San Antonio, Texas) 76-73 - 149
53 Stella Lee (Seoul, South Korea) 76-73 - 149
53 Perry Swenson (Charlotte, N.C.) 75-74 - 149
53 Gerina Mendoza (Roswell, N.M.) 75-74 - 149
53 Ashley Knoll (The Woodlands, Texas) 73-76 - 149
53 Tanya Dergal (Durango, Mexico) 74-75 - 149
53 Briana Vega (Andover, Mass.) 72-77 - 149
53 Hwanhee Lee (Las Vegas, Nev.) 74-75 - 149
53 Sin Ah Ham (Seoul, South Korea) 74-75 - 149
53 Sophia Sheridan (Guadalajara, Mexico) 71-78 - 149
53 Min Seo Kwak (Seoul, South Korea) 75-74 - 149
65 Tiffany Tavee (Tempe, Ariz.) 78-72 - 150
65 Hannah Yun (Bradenton, Fla.) 78-72 - 150
65 Andrea VanderLende (Longwood, Fla.) 77-73 - 150
65 Chris Brady (Charlotte, N.C.) 77-73 - 150
65 Sae Hee Son (Seoul, South Korea) 78-72 - 150
65 Stephanie Kim (a) (Orlando, Fla.) 78-72 - 150
65 Kylene Pulley (Kokomo, Ind.) 76-74 - 150
65 Garrett Phillips (St. Simons Island, Ga.) 80-70 - 150
65 Sam White (Potomac, Md.) 72-78 - 150
65 Amanda Costner (Claremore, Okla.) 72-78 - 150
65 Stephanie Otteson (Wilson, N.C.) 74-76 - 150
MISSED THE CUT
Sara Brown (Tucson, Ariz.) 77-74 - 151
Stephanie Oukeo (Paris, France) 79-72 - 151
Ashley Prange (Noblesville, Ind.) 76-75 - 151
Tzu-Chi Lin (Taichung, Taiwan) 76-75 - 151
Lili Alvarez (Durango, Mexico) 76-75 - 151
Vicki Goetze-Ackerman (Cartersville, Ga.) 75-76 - 151
Cindy Lee-Pridgen (Sabah, Malaysia) 75-76 - 151
Devan Andersen (Guadalajara, Mexico) 74-77 - 151
Taya Battistella (Bend, Ore.) 74-77 - 151
Juli Erekson (Mapleton, Utah) 75-76 - 151
Benedikte Grotvedt (Nesbru, Norway) 75-76 - 151
Marci Turner (Tompkinsville, Ky.) 78-74 - 152
Violeta Retamoza (Aguascalientes, Mexico) 78-74 - 152
Mary Kate Morgan (Longview, Wash.) 79-73 - 152
Liz Janangelo (West Hartford, Conn.) 79-73 - 152
Lee Ann Walker-Cooper (Southport, N.C.) 76-76 - 152
Tiffany Prats (Williston, Fla.) 76-76 - 152
Nicole Jeray (Berwyn, Ill.) 75-77 - 152
Rak Kyung Oh (Seoul, South Korea) 75-77 - 152
Whitney Myers (York. Pa.) 78-75 - 153
Esther Choe (Scottsdale, Ariz.) 78-75 - 153
Rebecka Heinmert (Hassleholm, Sweden) 78-75 - 153
Christi Cano (San Antonio, Texas) 77-76 - 153
Charlotte Campbell (Heathrow, Fla.) 77-76 - 153
Bridget Dwyer (Kailua, Hawaii) 76-77 - 153
Catherine Matranga (Fort Worth, Texas) 76-77 - 153
Selanee Henderson (Apple Valley, Calif.) 73-80 - 153
Lisa Meldrum (Montreal, Quebec) 74-79 - 153
Marcela Leon (Monterrey, Mexico) 78-76 - 154
Sarah Kemp (Sydney, Australia) 77-77 - 154
Dana Bates (Thousand Palms, Calif.) 76-78 - 154
Priscilla Duffield (Gold Coast, Australia) 76-78 - 154
Carling Coffing (Middletown, Ohio) 79-75 - 154
Mary J. Kim (Seoul, South Korea) 76-78 - 154
Jessica Carafiello (Coral Springs, Fla.) 80-74 - 154
Jenna Pearson (Wheaton, Ill.) 73-81 - 154
Meghan Little (Sturgis, S.D.) 75-79 - 154
Rachel Bailey (Faulconbridge, Australia) 78-77 - 155
Libby Smith (Essex Junction, Vt.) 78-77 - 155
Melissa Eaton (Port Shepstone, South Africa) 77-78 - 155
Kate Golden (Jasper, Texas) 79-76 - 155
Heather Angell (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 76-79 - 155
Kimberly Goedecke (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) 80-75 - 155
Lehua Wise (Kauai, Hawaii) 78-78 - 156
Georgette Rolle (Nassau, Bahamas) 77-79 - 156
Carol Robertson (Virginia Beach, Va.) 79-77 - 156
Ulrika Ljungman-Smith (Daytona Beach, Fla.) 81-75 - 156
Kelly Froelich (Raizeux, France) 81-75 - 156
Samantha Richdale (Kelowna, British Columbia) 81-75 - 156
Moon Su (Incheon, South Korea) 78-79 - 157
Noon Huachai (Bangkok, Thailand) 78-79 - 157
Y. J. Jin (Seoul, South Korea) 74-83 - 157
Laura Bavaird (Grosse Ile, Mich.) 75-82 - 157
Christine Cho (Kent, Wash.) 75-82 - 157
Sohi Moon (Seoul, South Korea) 78-80 - 158
Dewi Claire Schreefel (Diepenveen, Netherland 79-79 - 158
Maggie Simons (Raleigh, N.C.) 77-82 - 159
Jill Frantz (Iowa City, Iowa) 79-80 - 159
Christina Jones (Jensen Beach, Fla.) 80-79 - 159
Cindy Figg-Currier (Austin, Texas) 82-77 - 159
Caroline Larsson (Stockholm, Sweden) 84-75 - 159
Deborah Martinez (a) (San Carlos, Mexico) 80-80 - 160
Maria Laura Elvira (Buenos Aires, Argentina) 83-77 - 160
Eom Ji Park (Vancouver, BC) 80-81 - 161
Jae Oh (Je Ju, South Korea) 78-84 - 162
Eva Yoe (Hong Kong, China) 85-81 - 166
Alexandra Oviedo (a) (Monterey, Mexico) 83-85 - 168
Seema Sadekar (Toronto, Ontario) withdrew, injured

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