Sunday, 5 May 2019

County Championship

The County Championship was held at Murcar Links and what a fabulous three days we had. The weather was mixed –
hailstones, wind and rain! The course was in great condition and proved to be a fantastic venue for the most prestigious event
in the calendar.

    18th green at Murcar Links (luckily the hailstones melted quickly!)

    30 ladies teed off on Friday afternoon with Fiona Campbell (McDonald Ellon) being the leading qualifier with a superb 77.

    Leading qualifier – Fiona Campbell (McDonald Ellon)

The following day the match play stages in both the Scratch and Handicap sections started (A full list of all the results can be
found on the website under competition results). The matches were all closely contested and played in such good spirit and it
was obvious to the spectators that all the players were thoroughly enjoying the challenges the course had to offer. On Sunday
morning the final of the handicap trophy was between Julie Lees (Westhill) and Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) which Jill won 6&4.

    Julie Lees, Ann Smart, Ros Dunsmuir, Jill Harrison

The semi –finals of the scratch event were between Robyn Fowlie (Edzell) and Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne) and Carol Wilson
(Murcar Links) and Sammy Leslie (Murcar Links) with Kim and Sammy winning through to the final.

Robyn Fowlie, Ann Smart, Kim Beveridge
Carol Wilson, Ann Smart, Sammy Leslie

In an extremely close contest both girls played some excellent golf in very testing conditions with Kim managing to win at the
18th to become the 2019 County Champion for the first time. Many congratulations to Kim and all the Ladies who reached to
match play stages.

    Champion of 2019 – Kim Beveridge

Click here for the scratch matchplay results and here for the handicap results.

Our grateful thanks go to Murcar Links Golf Club who kindly granted us courtesy of the course and to all the members and staff
who made us feel so welcome and helped make it a fantastic weekend.