Tuesday, June 02, 2015

East beat West 6-3 in vets' match for Elise Duncan Trophy at Mortonhall

Report from Anne Brownie
Captain of East Division, SVLGA

The annual scratch match between the East and West Divisions of the SVLGA (Scottish Veteran Ladies’  Golf  Association) took place today at Mortonhall Golf Club, Edinburgh.    
The result was a 6 to 3 win for the East whose team members  are seen pictured with the Elise Duncan Trophy

On a “blustery” (i.e. strong to gale-force winds) day, the sun at least shone at Mortonhall and some sparkling golf was on show despite the unseasonable weather. 
Players on both sides complimented the condition of the course; iron shots were played in close and putts (long and short) were holed on both sides. 
There were four halved matches, one win for the West and four wins for the East.   In fact, after the first six matches, it was evenly poised at three points apiece  but the East won the last three games to close out the 6-3 win.  
 A very competitive and enjoyable day’s golf was rounded off with a lovely meal in the Mortonhall  clubhouse where Marion Stewart, West Vets Captain,  presented Anne Brownie, on right with the Elise Duncan Trophy.

(East players first)

Anne Hanson ( Glencorse) lost to Lesley Lloyd  (Hayston) 3  and 2

Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) halved with Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)

Lesley Johnstone (Gullane Ladies) halved with Liz Stewart

Jennifer Bryans (Harburn) halved with Carol Whyte (Milngavie)

Pamela Williamson (Baberton) bt May Hughes (Lanark) 4 and 2.

Hazel Saunders ( Gullane Ladies) halved with Jane Finnie (Troon)

Anne Brownie (Gullane Ladies) bt Sheena McDonald (Milngavie) 6 and 5.

Jane Herd (Musselburgh)  bt Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 1 hole.

Ruth Brown (Mortonhall) bt Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) 2 and 1.

                                            The West Vets team at Mortonhall GC today