Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Lorna McClymont, only 15, beats Claire 

Hargan 4 and 3 in final at Milngavie

 New champion Lorna McClymont, flanked by (left) county captain Karen Maxwell and (right) county president Enid Young. Picture by Lorraine Campbell.
Host club member Lorna McClymont, the No 7 qualifier, won the Dunbartonshire and Argyll women's county championship for the first time today at Milngavie Golf Club.
Lorna is only 15 years old and one of the youngester ever to win the D and A title.The youngest, at the age of 14, was Jill Meldrum in 2007. Jill now a physio in Glasgow and has changed her surname by marrying Jonathan Farrell last year.
In the final, Lorna won by 5 and 4 against former Scotland international Claire Hargan (Regulus), who was six times champion of Midlothian between 2003 and 2009
Hargan beat top seed Jillian Farrell (Cardross) by 5 and 4 in the morning semi-finals when McClymont won at the 19th against Lorraine Campbell (Cardross).
Lorna was fast out of the blocks with a birdie at the first hole.
Claire won the second,  then Lorna won the third and McClymont was four up at the turn. 
That became a five-hole lead when Lorna won the 10th. Hargan won the 12th but it was too little too late. After halving 13, won the 14th with a birdie to regain a five-hole lead and claim her first county championship
In the semi-final against Farrell, Hargan won the 10th and 12th before  holing a long putt on 13 to go three up. 
The 14th was halved and Claire managed to sink a putt on 15 for a 4 to win by 4 and 3.
In the other semi-final Lorna McClymont played steadily but   Lorraine Campbell will be rueing a few early putts missed which saw her fall to three down at the turn.
 Lorraine was still three down after 14 before she rallied to win two holes and then birdied the last hole to square the match and take it down the 19th. 
McClymont won at the 19th with a 4 after Lorraine was bunkered. 
The Bronze championship final was a closely fought affair between Mandy Allen (Milngavie) and Rae Strang (Cardross). Rae triumphed by two holes. 

Claire Hargan (St Regulus) bt Jillian Farrell (Cardross) 4 and 3.
Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) bt Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) 19th
McClymont bt Hargan 5 and 4

Rae Strang (Cardross) bt Mandy Allen (Milngavie) 2 holes.