Monday, May 09, 2016

Ayrshire ladies retain McQueen Trophy  

The Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association team recorded a second successive victory over the Ayrshire Golf Association team when the annual match for the Innes McQueen Trophy was contested at Loudoun Gowf Club on Sunday .

The winning Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association team with Cathie McQueen
(missing from the picture is Jenny Linklater)

The Ayrshire LCGA team won the trophy for the first time in 2015 and kept possession of the cup for a second year with a 3 - 1 victory in this year's match.
Roz Purdom and Catherine Malcolm led off for the ladies team in the opening foursome, against Stuart Robin and Craig Telfer, and secured the first point with a 2 and 1 victory.
Lorna Ronnie and Jenny Linklater were in great for in the second tie against Greg Telfer and Michael Smyth, eventually winning their tie by 6 and  5
Alison Malcolm and Claire McLaughlin played Jack Broun and Callum Irving in the first of the two under-20 year old ties, with the tie going to the final green before the girls won through by two holes to give the ladies team an unbeatable 3 - 0 lead in the match.
In the final tie on the course, Elliot Spence and Sean Addie prevented a whitewash, winning by one hole against Katy Hiill and Rachel Foster, to give a final match score of 3 - 1 in favour of the Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association team.

Cathie McQueen with the two Team Captains
Liz Keohone and John Rushbury
Ayrshire Vice President John Rushbury, paired with Executive member John Watt, took some comfort in their 2 and 1 win in the non-counting tie between county officials, against ladies captain Liz Keohone and Secretary Ann Wallace.

At the conclusion of the match, Cathie McQueen presented the Innes McQueen Trophy to the winning team captain Liz Keohone.