Day 3 of the InterCouty matches dawned bright but chilly. We were up against the, so far unbeaten, East Lothian on their home turf.
In the morning foursomes our girls fought hard against strong opposition and came in at lunchtime 2-1 down.
In the afternoon singles there were some interesting draws. Karen Marshall took an early lead against East Lothian’s Mary Lou Watkins and the other matches were fairly even on the first half. By the turn it looked as though we could have pulled off a win but East Lothian proved too steady on a course that punished those not on the fairway.
New comer Alison McBride and Kirsten Blackwood fought valiently in the last 2 matches out, but the day was concluded with a 51/2 – 21/2 win for East Lothian securing their place as the East of Scotland Champions for 2014.
Our team,as always gave of their all and although disappointed to lose after holding the Championship for the past 7 years, they can be proud of their performance. They played excellent golf and many matches were much closer than the score suggests. It is perhaps inappropriate to single out any individual but special mention has to be made of rookie, Harburn’s Alison Mcbride who played outstanding and steady golf all week seriously challenging Stirling and Clackmannanshire and former Curtis Cup player, Alison (Rose) Davidson in her singles match.
Thanks to our team for their unwavering support and to all those of our members who gave of their time to act as caddies for our girls.
Thanks also to Presidant, Tracy , Vice Captain Zandra and Secretary Hilary for all their help.
L.Fraser & H.Scott lost to L.Atkins & J.Free 2&1
W. Nicholson & K.Marshall lost to J.Herd & C. Munro
K.McIntosh & A. McBride beat K.Ward & D.Young 4 &2
Louise Fraser lost to Lesley Atkins 5&4
Kate McIntosh lost to Keren Ward by 1 hole
Karen Marshall beat Mary Lou Watkins 5 & 4
Emily Dalgetty beat Joanne Free 1 up
Alison McBride lost to Charlotte Munro 2&1
Kirsten Blackwood halved with Dawn Young
East Lothian won 5 1/2 – 3 1/2
Stirling & Clackmannanshire beat Fife 7 – 2
East Lothian become East of Scotland Champions for 2014