At last we actually had some sunshine though not quite what you would call balmy. This brought out some of the best golf of the week. Captains comments to follow.
The first to go off were Caroline Steedman (Murrayfield) v Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe)
|Kate centre left and Caroline centre right with caddies Kirsten Blackwood (Glencorse) left and Sal Shepherd (Craigmillar Park) right|
This was an exciting match to watch as Caroline 4 down at one point fought back to just 1 down. At the 17th Caroline was 2 down and hit a great drive. She was then on the green for 2 while Kate landed in the bunker with her drive and ended up 3 on the green. Caroline just missed her put for a Birdie and Kate holed a very long put for a half to stop them going down the 18th.
Next off were Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe) v. Wendy Nicholson (Baberton)
|Louise centre left and Wendy centre right with caddies Linda Caine (Dunbar) and Karen Marshall (Baberton)||Add caption|
Louise did not make the best of starts by becoming friends with a gardener on the 1st! It was a pretty tight match for while then Louise came back and was 2 up at the turn. Wendy had a chance at the 11th but just missed the green ending in the bunker. Louise held on despite great attempts by Wendy to fight back, then holed out at the 16th to win this match and take her through to the final.
The B Championship final was being fought out behind between Jaci Moriarty (Lochend) and Isobel Halliday (Merchants)
|Isobel left and Jaci right of the picture|
Jacky Burnett refereed this match and they kept her busy this year but with nothing too controversial.
Louise Fraser and Kate McIntosh met together again in the final as they did last year at Baberton.
Louise made a great start by winning the first followed by a quick birdie by Kate on the 2nd to put it back to a/s.The next 4 holes were all halved and then Louise started to make a getaway by winning the next 3 holes. And so Kate 3 down at the turn started to turn the tables again. She won the 10th with a par, then the 11th when Louise shot one right through the green . So back to one up. They halved the 12th and then it was like a light went on in Kate. Narrowly missing a hole in one at the 13th Louise retorted with an excellent shot to the green that would have made anyone happy at other times and then just missed the put with Kate holing hers for a 2. Back to A/S .First Birdie of back 9.
Kate then played some amazing golf and birdied the next 3 holes to win 3 and 2 on the 16th with an amazing put. So to lose to all these birdies when you are parring was a bitter pill to swallow but as always Louise was very professional about it and kept smiling. Well done to both of you for making it such an exciting final day and well done to Kate our Champion again.
|Our Champion in action|
|Our Champion with Caddy Kirsten|
|Runner up Louise with Champiom right|