…….. this time by the juniors!
The East of Scotland Girls’ Golfing Association Summer Meeting and Championship were held this week at Kingsknowe Golf Club and a number of the Midlothian Junior Members took part. The Summer Meeting was won by Kirsty Simpson (Murrayfield) with a fantastic net 67 which was 5 shots below par, 3 under the competition SS and two clear of 2nd place. Heather Tumblety (Duddingston) won the under 18 net prize with a net 72.
Kirsty was joined in the match play stages of the Championship by Gabrielle Macdonald (Craigielaw), Kate McIntosh (still on a high having seen off Wendy Nicholson in the semi-finals of the Broomieknowe Championship and gone on to beat Sandra Hennessy to claim the title) and Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe). Kirsty met the Summer Meeting scratch winner Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus) in the first round and could not quite match the birdies that were being thrown at her. Kate and Gabrielle progressed through to meet each other in the semi-final, Gabrielle having overcome Hannah. That semi-final match went to Kate who found herself dormie 4 up but had to endure a fightback by Gabrielle before finally claiming victory on the 17th hole. The final saw some more great golf as Kate battled against the top qualifier Rachel. Unfortunately it was not to be, and Kate succombed on the 18th green by 2 holes.
Well done girls. It’s great to see so many of you playing and playing so well.