Friday, April 30, 2010


Hamilton's Fiona Norris, sister of LPGA Tour player Mhairi McKay, retained the Lanarkshire women's county golf championship at Hayston Golf Club today
Fiona added to her previous title wins in 1988, 1992 and 2009 by beating the No 1 seed, Lesley Lloyd (Hayston), county captain and daughter of the former Scottish PGA secretary, by 4 and 3 in the final.
Norris, the No 3 qualifier, siezed the initiative by winning the first two holes, the second with a birdie but Lloyd was not overawed and hit back with birdies of her own at the third and sixth to square the match.
Norris was two up at the turn after winning the seventh and eighth. The writing was on the wall for Lloyd when she went three down at the 11th and four down at the next which Norris birdied. The remaining holes were halved in par before they shook hands on the 15th green.
It was the sixth time Lloyd had lost in the final since 1998, the year after she won the Lanark title.
Today's results:
Semi-finals - Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) bt Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) 4 and 3, Fiona Norris (Hamilton) bt Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 3 and 2.
Final - Norris bt Lloyd 4 and 3.