Monday, May 04, 2015

Lesley Lloyd beats Fiona Norris at 19th in 

Lanarkshire final at East Kilbride

On a nice sunny afternoon at East Kilbride GC, Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) won her second Lanarkshire women's county championship. Her previous victory was in 1997. This was Lloyd's seventh appearance in the final.
After a very close final, in which there was never more than one hole in it, Lesley beat Fiona Norris (Hamilton) at the 19th.

Fiona birdied the first to go one up. The next three holes were halved in pars. Lesley won the fifth with a par but Fiona birdied the ninth to go one up again. 
Lesley immediately squared the match by winning the 10th while Fiona again went one up at the 11th but Lesley won the 12th. 
The 13th was halved. Fiona won the 14th and remained one  up through 17. Lesley won the long par 5 18th  to square the match and then won the first extra hole when Fiona found a bunker with her second shot and failed to get up and down.

Both played well and scored two over par for the 18 holes.

In the morning's semi-finals Lloyd bt the 2008 champion, Susan Wood (Drumpellier) by 2 and 1.
Norris, five times county champion since 1992 (when she was Fiona McKay), bt Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 4 and 2 in the other semi-final.
It will be Lloyd's seventh county final. She won the title in 1997.
Nora Wilson (Strathaven) won the Bronze Championship, beating Margaret Marshall (Wishaw) 5 and 4 in the final

Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) bt Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 2 and 1.
Fiona Norris (Hamilton) bt Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 4 and 2.
Lloyd bt Norris at 19th. 
Nora Wilson (Strathaven) bt Margaret Marshall (Wishaw) 5 and 4.

                  Left to right: Margaret Marshall, Nora Wilson, Lesley Lloyd and Fiona Norris.
Pictures by courtesy of Jean Macintyre.