Monday, January 14, 2013


Kelsey MacDonald bounced back from the disappointment of a last-round slump in "The Sally" to earn the top seed status in the next event in the Orange Blossom Tour in Florida.
It's the Jones-Doherty match-play championship at Coral Ridge Country Club, Fort Lauderdale.
Stirling student and Nairn Dunbar GC member Kelsey headed the 32 qualifiers with an excellent score of three-under-par 69 round the Robert Trent Jones, senior-designed course.
She finished a shot ahead of the younger of the two Ivan Lendl daughters, Daniel Lendl with Mika Lui, the youngster who did well earlier on the Orange Blossom Tour earning the No 3 seeding with a one-under 71.
Kelsey's Stirling team-mate Hannah McCook from Nethy Bridge and Grantown on Spey GC stepped up her game from last week to be the No 7 seed with a round of 74, the same score as fellow-traveller Chloe Rogers, from the Braintree GC, Essex.
Chloe was a member of the bronze medals-winning Great Britain women's hockey team at the Olympic Games last summer. She is a four-handicapper so she played above her rating with a two-over-par score.
Chloe is the eighth seed
Also on the 74 was 16-year-old Wentworth member Annabel Dimmock. She is the ninth seed.
Kelsey MacDonald's first round opponent on Tuesday will be Stirling team-mate Mhairi McKay from West Kilbride. Mhairi was the last of the 32 qualifiers for the match-play stages.
Eilidh Briggs is not playing in this tournament, having return to Scotland to take up a placement as a PE student teacher.
Par 72
Players from US unless stated
69 Kelsey MacDonald (Stirling Univ)
70 Daniela Lendl.
71 Mika Liu
72 Tara Joy Connelly
73 Marie Arnoux, Sam Stewart
74 Hannah McCook (Stirling Univ), Chloe Rogers (Braintree), Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth).
75 Ashlan Ramsay, Carly Ray Goldstein
76 Kelli Pry
77 Emily Gumpel, Scotland Preston.
79 Alex Stewart, Rachel Smith, Alexa Hammer, Mansa Messana.          80 Brooke Baker, Carolina Garrett
81 Connie Isler
82 Radi Sauro, Jordana Graham (Stirling Univ)
83 Kendall Griffin
84 Ashley Burke
85 Amy Young, Elllen Oswald.
86 Danielle Proctor, Liz Breza
87 Robyn Jones
88 Georgia Gilling (Stirling Univ)
89 Mhairi McKay (Stirling Univ)

MacDonald v McKay, Smith v Hammer, Rogers v Burke, Dimmock v Griffin, Connelly v Breza, Gimpel v Garrett, Arnoux v Proctor, Pry v Isler.
Gilling v Lendl, A Stewart v Messana, McCook v Young, Ramsay v Graham, Liu v James, Preston v Baker, S Stewart v Oswald,  Goldstein v Sauro.