Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Routenburn's Lesley Hendry, bidding for her fifth Ayrshire women's county title in the past six years, had to settle for joint third place with a six-over-par 72 at the end of the qualifying round for the match-play stages at Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club.
Top seed is Catherine Malcolm who won the title as Catherine Gibson in 1992 but, since getting married has been beaten finalist five times. She had a 74 today (Tuesday), against a CSS of 73, to finish three shots ahead of Rosalind Purdom, playing over her home course.
On the 78 mark were Lesley Hendry, Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) and Audrey Thompson (Loudoun).
Lesley Hendry, officially fourth seed, has a tough first-round opponent in Morag Macpherson (Troon Ladies) who had an 86 to qualify in 13th place but Morag was champion in 2008 and beaten finalist in 2007.

Par 72. CSS 73.
74 Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St Nicholas).
77 Rosalind Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas).
78 Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie), Lesley Hendry (Routenburn), Audrey Thompson (Loudoun).
79 Emma Hale (Troon Bentinck).
80 Liz Keohone (Loudoun).
81 Connie Jaffrey (West Kilbride), Jennifer Linklater (Largs).
82 Rachel McQueen (Troon Ladies), Jennifer Neilsen (West Kilbride).
84 Liz Wilson (Kilmarnock Barassie).
85 Sheila Adams (Loudoun).
86 Morag Macpherson (Troon Ladies).
87 Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies).
88 Rachel Irvine (Largs).
88 Pauline Patrick (Irvine).
9am - Malcolm v Patrick, Linklater v Jaffrey, Thompson v Adams, Macpherson v Hendry, Glennie v Finnie, Wilson v Hale, Keohone v McQueen, Irvine v Purdom.