Wednesday, May 21, 2003


Top seed Lynn Kenny was given a tough match by Scottish seniors champion Pam Williamson in the opening round of the match-play stages of the Centenary Scottish women's amateur championship over the Old Course, St Andrews.
Mrs Williamson was two up after two holes, thanks to two birdies, but Miss Kenny had pulled her back to all square by the turn and pulled away from her plucky opponent on the inward half.
That set up an all-Stirling University tie in the second round with Lynn playing fellow student Cara Gruber who started birdie-eagle-birdie and three under par in winning by 6 and 4 over Carol Wilson (Murcar).
Best fight back of the morning play came from Lesley Mackay who was five down after 11 holes to Jenna Wilson. Lesley won five holes in a row from the 12th to square the match, halved the 17th and then pitched and putted for a winning par 4 at the last out of the long grass behind the 18th green.
Addi Shamash knocked out former Scottish and British champion Alison Davidson by one hole, having been three up on the eighth tee. Mrs Davidson staged a late rally to win back the 16th and 17th with a pair of birdies to be only one down with one to play but she could not hole a curly 10ft birdie putt on the last green and the hole was halved.
Miss Shamash, 22, was roughly level par for the round.
Krystle Caithness, at 14 years of age the youngest match-play qualifier since Jane Connachan in the 1970s, progressed to the last 16 with a 4 and 2 win over Jocelyn Carthew who had the unfortunate experience of pitching into Swilcan Burn from only a few yards range after being short in two shots.