Saturday, May 01, 2010

Sara v Sammy rematch in semi-

finals of Shire championship

Title-holder Sara Mathieson (Royal Musselburgh) and Sammy Leslie (Westhill), finalists in last year's Aberdeenshire women's county golf championship, will meet in this year's semi-finals tomorrow morning at Portlethen Golf Club.
A former hockey starlet, Sara, who has married Dunbar professional Terry Mathieson since she won the title 12 months ago, beat Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) by one hole in today's quarter-finals while Leslie, pictured by Cal Carson Golf Agency, beat Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) by 3 and 2 with one-under-par figures to set up a re-match.
The other semi-final will feature Donna Pocock (Murcar Links), the No 1 match-play qualifier, against Linda Carnie (Newburgh on Ythan). Donna, always in front, was a 3 and 2 winner over Elizabeth Brown (Aboyne) while Linda, the dark horse of the tournament, qualifying 13th of 16, beat young Lauren Duncan (Aboyne) by 5 and 4. Linda's husband, Murray Carnie, only recently stood down as organiser of the Paul Lawrie Foundation due to pressure of work.
Today's results:
D Pocock (Murcar Links) bt J Lees (Westhill) 1 hole.
E Brown (Aboyne) bt F Hay (Deeside) 2 holes.
L Duncan (Aboyne) bt E Mauchline (Newmachar) 1 hole.
L Carnie (Newburgh on Ythan) bt C Wilson (Murcar Links) 2 and 1

S Leslie (Westhill) bt K Vannet (Peterculter) 8 and 6.
J Harrison (Cruden Bay) bt L McLardy (Duff House Royal) 3 and 2.
S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) bt R Polson (Peterculter) 7 and 6.
S Mathieson (Royal Musselburgh) bt H Thomson (Newmachar) 7 and 6.

Pocock bt Brown 3 and 2.
Carnie bt Duncan 5 and 4.
Leslie bt Harrison 3 and 2.
Mathieson bt Wood 1 hole.

10am Pocock v Carnie.
10.10 Leslie v Mathieson

Final at 2.30pm