Tuesday, 11 July 2017

North of Scotland

Aberdeenshire was well represented at the North of Scotland Championships which this year we were hosting at Kemnay.  After the stroke play round on a blustery Monday, Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne), Camila Davies (Dunecht House), Sammy Leslie (Kemnay), Vikki Thom (Kemnay), Megan Robb (Peterculter) and Lauren Whyte (Kemnay) all qualified for the Scratch Knockout stages. However the highlight of the day was Kimberley’s score of three under par 70 which set a new course record.

Kimberley Beveridge


Kimberley and Sammy both won their first round matches when unfortunately they had to play each other in the next round and after a tremendous match Kimberley won at the 19th to set up a semi- final match against Gillian Paton (Royal Montrose). The other semi- final was between Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) and Jen Saxton (Muckhart).

Semi Finalists
Gillian Paton and Kimberley Beveridge
Semi Finalists
Eilidh Watson and Jen Saxton

Both matches were closely contested with Eilidh and Gillian winning to set up an exciting final. We were treated to some superb golf which Eilidh won 3&2 to be awarded the Gifford Trophy for the first time.

In the Handicap Knockout competition Linda Bell (Kemnay), Rachel Mathieson (Hazlehead), Morven Adam (Hazlehead), Ann Munro (Kemnay), Mary Robinson (Murcar Links), June Cowie (Cruden Bay), Michelle Finnie (Aberdeen Ladies) and Kim Watt (Aberdeen Ladies) all reached the match play stages and after the first 2 rounds Linda, Michelle and Mary reached the semi- final stages.

Semi Finalists
Linda Bell and Joan Cooper
Semi Finalists
Michelle Finnie and Mary Robinson

Linda had a good win over Joan Cooper (Forres) 4&2 and Michelle and Mary had a very close match which Mary eventually won at the 21st to set up an Aberdeenshire final, with Linda winning 3&1 to win the Angus Trophy. Congratulations to all our Ladies who qualified for the match play stages. You were all a real credit to your Clubs and Aberdeenshire.

Linda Bell
Eilidh Watson

Kemnay proved a popular venue and was a real test in both stroke and match play conditions and special thanks to all the staff at the club for making us feel so welcome and to Karen, our Secretary for all her hard work in organising such a successful event.

Click here for the scratch matchplay results and here for the handicap results.
The draw for Tuesday’s consolation round can be found by clicking here

We are also organising the Junior North of Scotland Championships on Sunday 20th August at Portlethen Golf Club so we are hoping for a good entry from our Junior County members.