Congratulations to Fiona Hunter (Baberton) who kept up Midlothian’s winning streak this week by becoming the Scottish Senior Ladies’ Stroke Play Champion for 2009. Held over the Montgomery Course at Kinross, Fiona scored 153 over the two rounds winning by 1 shot from fellow Midlothian member, Noreen Fenton (Dunbar), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) and Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie). Noreen was pushed into 3rd place on the better second round score. In the nett aggregate section, Rita Dee (Kingsknowe) was placed 2nd with a nett score of 151.

Fiona and Noreen were joined by fellow County members Fiona de Vries (St Rule) and Pamela Williamson (Baberton) in the match play stages where Noreen progressed to the semi-finals, losing to Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) by 3&2. The first round losers in the match play stages played in a second flight and, in this, Fiona de Vries lost a very close final to Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) on the 19th hole.

Scottish Senior Ladies’ (Close) Amateur Championships