Friday, April 15, 2016


Report by Freda Tuck and photos and video by Carol Fell
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Eilidh Briggs - 2016 RLCGA Champion
Venue: East Renfrewshire Golf Club Semi-Finals
 Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle) bt top seed Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle) 4 and 3.
Both started off with nice steady golf but Jennifer took an early lead and was three up at the turn after Donna had three bogeys. Jennifer continued to play par golf and after a birdie at the 14th went on to win by 4  and 3.

 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) bt Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 4 and 3.
The morning started off dry and sunny but still very cold.
Steady golf was played by both ladies with Gillian going one down at the turn. Both birdied the 10th, before Eilidh also birdied the 14th and closed out the match at the 15th to win by 4 and  3. Great scoring with Eilidh three  under par for the holes played nd Gillian only one over.
Eilidh and Jennifer before the tee off


Eilidh Briggs bt Jennifer Rankine 3 and 2.

By the time the girls teed off at 2 pm the rain came in making it even colder than the morning with a northerly wind. As the afternoon progressed they had to contend with icy sleet showers. Just after the match finished, driving snow swept across the course. Eilidh went out in level par and was four up. Then Jennifer birdied the 10th and won the 12th to go back to two down. They then halved the 13th before Jennifer unfortunately hit the ball out of bounds on the 14th and Eilidh had a birdie to go three up. Both had great pars at the 15th and 16th with Eilidh winning her fourth county championship by 3 and 2.

Final of the Irvine Trophy.

Linda and Elizabeth

It was fitting that local player Linda Ellery (h/cap 19) and Ralston's Elizabeth Russell (h/cap 12) played some lovely golf in the inaugural Handicap Championship Final for the Irvine Trophy.
After a par start by Linda, Elizabeth quickly went 3 up after 5 holes. However Linda fought well to bring it back to all square at the 9th.
At the 12th hole, Linda took the lead and was 2 up after the 14th hole. The key turning point came at the 15th where Elizabeth had a great drive but unfortunately her ball reached the burn. However Linda had an excellent birdie then finished the match winning the 16th for a 4 and 2 victory.

Semi Final
Jennifer Rankin beat Donna Jackson 4 and 3
Eilidh Briggs beat Gillian Kyle 4 and 3
Eilidh Briggs beat Jennifer Rankine 3 and 2
Irvine Trophy
Linda Ellery beat Elizabeth Russell 4 and 2

Donna Jackson
Winner of the Peggy Clark Trophy
Donna Jackson 71 net 69