Monday, 10 September 2012

County Girls Championship 2012

 Beth, Andrea, Jennifer and Catherine at Falkirk Golf Club

Stirling and Clackmannan County Ladies Golfing Association held their girls’ championship at Falkirk Golf Club and what a weekend it was for 15 year old Jennifer Allan of Glenbervie. 
Underfoot conditions were very wet following all the rain there has been his year but this proved no barrier to Jennifer. She won the stroke-play championship with a gross 81. 
Runner up was Andrea Walker of Falkirk Golf Club with an 83. Andrea won the handicap prize with a nett 74 (83 – 9).  The CSS was 73
Qualifiers and draw  for the Matchplay championship were:
Jennifer Allan (Glenbervie) 81 v  Beth Donoghue (Alloa)  93
Andrea Walker (Falkirk) 83 v Catherine Goodwin (Glenbervie) – 91
In the Sunday morning semi-finals Jennifer beat Beth 2 and 1 and Andrea beat Catherine 3 and 2 to set up a final between the two leading qualifiers. 
Andrea was probably a slight favourite around her home course and took an early lead in the final  but Jennifer squared the game at the 7th and then went ahead with a  birdie at the 8th
Andrea levelled the game at the 12th but when Jennifer won the 14th and 15th to go 2 up there was no way back for Andrea and Jennifer ran out winner by 2 holes. 
The final was played in a most sporting fashion with the losing semi-finalists caddieing for Jennifer and Andrea.
Thanks are due to Falkirk Golf Club for the courtesy of the course over the weekend to hold the Championship.