Saturday, July 01, 2017


From L to R -- Carmeen Eakin, Shannon McWilliam, Carmen Griffiths, Val Bruce, Tamara Sebire

After some highly competitive golf, Aboyne Golf Club have new champions after the club held the finals of its Ladies championships last weekend.

Carmen Griffiths won the coveted title of Ladies Club Champion, whilst Carmeen Eakin won the Silver division handicap securing a 3 and 2 win against Susan Davies. In the bronze division, Val Bruce won in a closely contested match 2 and 1 against Tamara Sebire.

Crowned Club Champion for the second time in three years, Griffiths overcame Scottish Ladies player Shannon McWilliam with some stunning golf winning 5 and 3.

Carmen said “Playing Shannon in the final, I knew I'd have to step up my game. I managed to make a number of birdies around the course. My iron play and putting created some great opportunities for me. It was an exciting match and a fantastic experience to play Shannon. As always the course was in great condition and everyone at the Club has been really supportive and encouraging.”

Aboyne Ladies Captain Sandra Findlay said “Carmen is having an exceptional season having already been crowned Scottish Girls Under 14's Junior Tour Winner to add to her title of Junior Champion at Aboyne. She has also recently been selected to represent Scotland at the European Young Masters in Oslo so is clearly at the top of her game. We wish her well for the rest of the season.”

Sandra added “We had a great day of highly competitive golf across all divisions of the club and I congratulate all the ladies for the spirit in which the finals were played. We have a fantastic ladies section at Aboyne with some exceptional talent which was on display in abundance. It was great to see the long history of Aboyne producing top class lady golfers being upheld.”