My apologies for the lack of updates for Day 2 and Day3. The hotel we were staying at was having problems with wifi and there was little or no service at all. I managed on Day 1 only because I had time at the golf course but that wasn’t the case on the other two days. I hope you managed to follow us on Scottish Golf website (for future use – Scottish Golf/Championship/ Women’s County Finals).
Hopefully by now you will know that we were second, just losing out to Renfrewshire on count back. The players were magnificent throughout the event – determined, supportive of each other, competitive – playing great golf. They coped with extremely difficult greens that were reminiscent of the Ochil Hills on the horizon and fairways that had suffered from the third wettest summer since records began a hundred years ago.
|Gabrielle MacDonald & Alison McBride|
It was roller coaster of a tournament
Day 1: We only managed a half in the foursomes against Renfrewshire so went into the afternoon on the back foot. The players were great taking four points in the singles to finish with a draw. Perth & Kinross and Dumfriesshire also had a draw to leave us in the same position as before the event started!
Day 2: The match against Dumfriesshire started well with three wins in the morning. Going into the singles confidently it was real nail biter to finish with only 2 wins. It was enough to give us two points for a win but left us half a point behind Renfrewshire who beat P & K 5.5 – 3.5.
Day 3: We took the edge from the morning games with two wins and went into the afternoon just looking for three wins from six games or 3 points. Our players played hard never giving up, competing very hard against Perth and Kinross to take three wins. We fought hard but just couldn’t get the final one point that would give us victory. I did hope Dumfries might help us when their last three games against Renfrewshire were all square, all square and up – only for them to lose game 4 and 5!
To be second at the County Finals is a good result, particularly to be so close, and all credit to the players and officials involved in the event. Thanks to Louise Fraser and Linda Wemyss for sharing with me – a great team – and President Norma for your continuous support.
|LWemyss (Selector), K Marshall, L Fraser ( V Captain), J Burnett(Captain), R Livingstone, G MacDonald
A McBride, J Bryans, K Ferguson-Snedden, H Darling
Well done Team – you are fantastic.
MCLGA v Renfrewshire
G MacDonald/A McBride lost 4&2 C Whyte/M Briggs
K Marshall/ J Bryans lost 3&2 J Rankine/D Jackson
L Fraser/R Livingstone halved G Kyle/E Stewart
K Ferguson-Snedden lost 3/1 M Briggs
G MacDonald won 4/3 G Kyle
H Darling won 1hole J Rankine
A McBride won 5/4 D Jackson
K Marshall won 4/3 D Cowan
L Fraser lost 2/1 C Whyte
4.5 – 4.5
MCLGA v Dumfriesshire
G MacDonald/A McBride won 3&1 D Macdonald/M Fraser
L Fraser/H Darling won 2 holes C Lee/J Graham
K F-Snedden/ R Livingstone won 2&1 E Greenlees/K McCracken
G MacDonald won 5&3 K McCracken
A McBride lost 4&3 D Macdonald
K Marshall lost 2 holes E Greenlees
H Darling won 3&2 J Graham
J Bryans lost 2 holes M Fraser
R Livingstone lost 2/1 C Lee
Won 5 – 4
MCLGA v Perth & Kinross
K Marshall/H Darling won 4&3 J Saxton/E Ogilvy
L Fraser/R Livingstone won 5&4 L Walker/K Alexander
K F-Snedden/J Bryans lost 4&3 I Moncrieff/K Brodie
L Fraser won 3&2 L Campbell
G MacDonald won 3&2 M Ashley
K Marshall lost 2&1 K Brodie
K Ferguson-Snedden won 4&3 I Moncrieff
A McBride lost 4&3 E Ogilvy
H Darling lost 3&2 J Saxton
Won 5 – 4
Winners Renfrewshire 5 match points by 1.5 games
2nd Midlothian 5 match points
3rd Perth & Kinross 1 match point by 1game
4th Dumfriesshire 1 match points