Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Scottish Girl’s Amateur Championship

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.

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.

Unfortunately our younger County members were not able to play at Kemnay because they were playing in the Scottish Girl’s Amateur Championship over Drumoig and Scotscraig. After 2 stroke play rounds Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne), Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) and Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) all finished in the top 10 to qualify for the match play stages. In winning her first round match against Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle), Shannon had a hole in one with a 5 iron at the sixth hole (148yds).

Shannon McWilliam
(Photo courtesy of Scottish Golf)

Jasmine also won her first round match to set up a quarter final match against Shannon on Monday morning which Shannon won 6&5 but sadly she then lost her semi -final match to no 2 seed Jillian Farrell (Cardross) 2&1.

Carmen has an exciting Summer ahead as she is one of 6 young Scottish golfers to be selected for a trip of a lifetime to this year’s Solheim Cup at Des Moines Golf and Country Club, Iowa to be part of the hand- over ceremony for the 2019 Solheim Cup coming to Scotland . Carmen will also be part of a Pro- am team competing at the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Kingsbarns Golf Links in August.

Another Hazlehead youngster Rachel Mathieson is also heading to the USA at the end of July to play in the US Kid’s Golf Teen World Championships which are being held at Pinehurst, N Carolina.

We wish Rachel and Carmen a great trip and I am sure they will be great ambassadors for their clubs and Aberdeenshire County.

The Inter Club Lyon Foursomes are being held at Balgownie Links  on Monday 7th / Tuesday  8th August and the closing date for entries is Monday 17th July.

Sheila McNaught