Midlothian met East Lothian today in the first of their three matches in a bid to win the trophy that will give them entry to the County Finals in September.

Louise Fraser and Kate McIntosh led the way against Lauren Lee and Lesley Atkins in a competitive match that went to the 18th and finished all square.  Hannah Darling, making her debut for the County, partnered Karen Marshall against Stacey Cameron and Jill McNicol.  After a hesitant start, Hannah settled into the excellent golf we are becoming accustomed to watch and they went on to a win at the 16th.  Gabrielle MacDonald and Alison McBride played steadily and consistently to win easily 8 & 7.  All players produced skilful performances in all aspects of the game.

In the afternoon it was singles and we won four of the matches –
Louise Fraser – Stacey Cameron 6 & 5
Hannah Darling – Pam Hall 6 &4
Karen Ferguson-Snedden 4 & 3
Karen Marshall 7 & 6
Again each of these players demonstrated great skill around the greens after long drives and approach shots.

Interestingly Alison McBride and Caroline Steedman both had eagles in their battles to turn the tables on Lesley Atkins and Mary-Lou Watkins respectively.  Both were down and fought hard to stay in the match and almost made it – Alison lost on the 17th and Caroline on the 18th. 

Final Score: Midlothian 6.5 East Lothian 2.5

Tomorrow we meet Fife in what is predicted to be very heavy rain!!!

Inter County Qualifier, Stirling Golf Club