The championship qualifying was held at Newbattle Golf Club today with 22 players competing on a rather dull and cold day. At least everone stayed dry, although a player who shall remain nameless decided to throw herself down the steps at the 17th with her trolley on top!
Rachael Watton led the first round scores with an excellent 71 with Lousie Fraser then posting a superb 70 in the second round. The CSS for both rounds was 71.
The 16 qualifyers are: Louise Fraser (147), Rachael Watton (147), Fiona De Vries (149), Claire MacDonald (150), Kirsten Blackwood (152), Claire Hargan (154), Stephanie Crolla (155), Gabrielle MacDonald (156), Noreen Fenton (157), Kate McIntosh (159), Wendy Nicholson (160), Susan Rennie (164), Karen Marshall (165), Linda Caine (166), Gillian Simpson (167) and Diane Moncrieff (172).

The draw for the match play stages on Friday 1 May and Sunday 3 May is now available on the website by clicking on the “C’ship M-Play” heading on the left hand side of the page.