The Midlothian squads were once again on winning form as they took on Lanarkshire in the second warm up match of the year. Playing at Turnhouse today in glorious conditions, the girls recorded a 3-1 win and the juniors a 1-5-0.5 win. Unfortunately the leading pair of Rachael Watton and Claire MacDonald came unstuck against Pamela Pretswell and Susan Wood but Kirsten Blackwood playing with Gabrielle Macdonald, Wendy Nicholson with Kate McIntosh, and Claire Hargan playing with Arlene McGarty, all recorded wins. Midlothian were one short in the junior match due to illness but Katherine Fisher put up a fantastic fight on her own, winning her match by a mighty 7&6. Hannah Scott (who played extremely well in the Scottish U16s last week, reducing her handicap to 8) and Jane Finlay had a fabulous game which ended all square.
Our thanks go to Turnhouse Golf Club for allowing us courtesy of the course for the match and to the caterers for providing a well needed bowl of soup and sandwiches, to Helen Ross, Lady Captain at Turnhouse, for turning out to welcome us and see us off, and to Margaret Rodgers for her help in organising the course. A great day was had by all!
Rachael Watton & Claire MacDonald lost to Pamela Pretswell & Susan Wood 2&1
Kirsten Blackwood & Gabrielle Macdonald beat Elaine Cuthill & Joanna Scott 4&2
Wendy Nicholson & Kate McIntosh beat Ruth Rankin & Fiona Scott 2&1
Claire Hargan & Arlene McGarty beat Angela Devine & Gillian Scanlan 5&3
Hannah Scott & Jane Finlay halved with Emma Cadow & Alison Reid
Katherine Fisher beat Eva O’Connor & Nicole Muir 7&6
Midlothian take on Lanarkshire