Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dunbartonshire & Argyll county finalists Fiona McLean (left) and Helen Faulds (images by courtesy of Alisoun Fairbairn).

Helen Faulds fights back to

win D&A title for first time

Veteran Douglas Park member Helen Faulds won the Dunbartonshire & Argyll women's county golf championship for the first time at Hilton Park Golf Club today.
Helen, ladies' champion at three clubs last season - Bearsden, Douglas Park and Elie - finally got her hands on her county championship trophy by beating Fiona McLean (Hilton Park), the No 6 qualifier, by 2 and 1 in the final.
Faulds, pictured right, the No 5 seed, had ended the good run of Nichola Ferguson (Clober) by beating her 3 and 1 in the morning semi-finals in which McLean toppled the No 2 seed, Aileen Baker (Hilton Park) by 3 and 2.
McLean had the edge on the outward half but Faulds squared the contest at the 12th and used her greater experience to edge ahead over the closing holes.
The bronze championship was won by Lindsay McCubbin (Hilton Park) who beat Josephine Monaghan (Dumbarton) by 5 and 3 in the final.


Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) bt Nichola Ferguson (Clober) 3 and 1.
Fiona McLean (Hilton Park) bt Aileen Baker (Hilton Park) 3 and 2.
Faulds bt McLean 2 and 1.
Bronze championship
Lindsay McCubbin (Hilton Park) bt Josephine Monaghan (Dumbarton) 5 and 3.