Congratulations to Grace Crawford on winning the scratch prize and Stephen Gallacher Trophy at the East of Scotland Girls Summer Meeting with a gross score of 73 at Royal Musselburgh on Monday. Kirsten Murison (Craigmillar Park) won the overall handicap prize with a net 68.

Eight of the girls from the Summer Meeting qualified for the first round of the Championship which was played on Monday afternoon.

Grace Crawford beat Lucy Morrison 1up

Alicja Gorka beat Kirsten Murison 5&4

Eilidh Henderson beat Natalie Fowler 2&1

Carys Irvine beat Mollaidh Nicholson 3&2

Today (Tuesday) now saw two ELLCGA juniors meeting in one of the semi-finals and two Midlothian Juniors in the other.

Grace beat Alicja (Ala) 5&3 and Carys beat Eilidh 1up.

The final played this afternoon gave Grace the double of the Stephen Gallacher Trophy yesterday and the Championship Trophy today after a 5&4 win over Carys.

Well done to both girls for some great golf over the last two days and for the good spirits shown in the final and earlier matches.

 

 

The Summer holidays have only just started and our Juniors are out on the golf courses around the country.

This week Grace Crawford  and Lucy Hall  played in the Xact Scottish Girls Amateur Championships at Moray. After  2 days of stroke play Grace qualified for the Championship Match Play and having won her 1st round tie lost yesterday in the Quarter Finals 4 & 2 to Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore). Lucy qualified for the Nett Championship and having played some great golf lost at the 19th hole in the 1st round to Iona Reid (Nairn Dunbar) who made it to the semi-final stages.

Next week we have 6 girls, Annabel Hosie, Grace Crawford, Annie Wilson, Ala Gorka, Cassie Davidson-McQueen and Emma Rudd playing in the East of Scotland Girls Summer Meeting at Royal Musselburgh on Monday morning and hope that some of them will qualify for the East of Scotland Girls Championship which will be played on the Monday afternoon and Tuesday. Click on the link for the full draw.

East of Scotland Girls Summer Meeting – Draw

Finally Joanne Free, Ala Gorka and Annie Wilson have been invited by East Lothian Council to play in their team in the Scottish Ladies Open Pro-am on Wednesday 25th July.

Well done Grace and Lucy for doing so well in the Scottish Girls and good luck to all the girls taking part in events over the next few weeks.

 

 

All the girls with their prizes and Maree Rudd

We have been trying some different formats with the Juniors this year.  Today we combined the Summer Meeting with the East Lothian Junior League which enabled some of the girls to play for their clubs as well as in the Summer Meeting since the event was a Stableford competition.

We had 5 girls playing this year including new member Cera Gemmell from North Berwick who scored a magnificent 43 points! Well done Cera. Indeed well done to all the girls. Dunbar is a long and sometimes tricky course and some of the girls were playing it for the first time.

Our thanks also to David Warren and the East Lothian Junior League for allowing us to join in with their event. Kilspindie won the Team event.

Full results:-

1st – Cera  Gemmell  (23)- 41
2nd Ala Gorka (11) – 30 BIH
3rd Annie Wilson (10) – 30
4th Cassie Davidson – McQueen (24) – 28
5th Emma Rudd (32) – 22

CSS 72

 

The annual match between the East and West teams for the Mhairi Mac Kay Trophy took place yesterday at  a rather cold and misty Baberton. The girls were all very grateful for their smart new red team jackets which I am told were quite cosy. West won the closely fought match which ended with an East 3.5 – West 4.5 scoreline.

 The girls in red with their playing partners

East Lothian were represented by Annabel Hosie and Ala Gorka who played in the first and last matches of the day. All matches are played off scratch.  Annabel held a small lead for much of her match before a couple of slips in the second half were punished and the match went to the West at the 17th,

Ala at the end of the field  had a convincing 4&2 win.

Full results: (East Girls’ names first):

Annabel Hosie (Kilspindie) lost to Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) 2&1
Evanna Hynd (Elmwood) lost to Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) 1 hole
Eilidh Henderson (Loretto School) beat Rachel Foster (Prestwick St Nicholas) 3&2
Carys Irvine (Craigielaw) halved with Claire Mclaughlin (West Kilbride)
Porscha Wilson (Burntisland) lost to Megan Docherty (Bishopbriggs) 1 hole
Morgan Graham (Falkirk) lost to Taylor White (Cathkin Braes) 2&1
Lucy Morrison (Craigmillar Park) beat Katie Graham (Hamilton) 4&2
Alicja Gorka (Prestonfield) beat Sophie Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 4&2

The Cuthbertson Cup was played on Sunday 22nd April 2018 at Baberton in cold and blustery conditions. Fortunately the heavy showers came at lunchtime when they (and the team officials and parents) were all inside enjoying their soup and sandwiches and after play was complete.

Our team of Lucy Hall, Grace Crawford, Annie Wilson and Annabel Hosie gathered at the practise putting green before heading down to the tee.

In the Morning games the Fife team of Hannah Braidwood, Eilidh Henderson, Charlene Wilson and Porscha Wilson beat Stirling and Clackmannan 4-0.

The Midlothian team of Carys Irvine, Lucy Morrison, Lauren Reid and Mollaidh Nicholson drew with East Lothian 2-2. In the opening game Annabel lost to Carys, Grace beat Lucy Morrison,   newcomers to the team, Annie beat Mollaidh and  Lucy narrowly lost to Lauren at the 18th.  Following a countback East Lothian lost out and Midlothian went through to play Fife for the trophy while Stirling and Clackmanan played East Lothian in the Foursomes.

The very strong Fife team beat Midlothian 4-0 while East Lothian were the winners in the Foursomes with 2 good wins.

 

The Cuthbertson Cup will be held at Baberton Golf Club on Sunday 22nd April 2018.

This year’s team is a mixture of familiar and new faces.

Annabel Hosie (captain)
Grace Crawford
Lucy Hall
Annie Wilson

Reserve – Kate Crawford

For those not familiar with the format, this is an all day event with Stirling & Clack v Fife and ELLCGA v Midlothian playing singles match play in the morning. The morning winners play each other in the afternoon again in the singles format and the morning losers play each other in a foursomes format. The matches are off scratch.

We wish the team good luck.

Two of our ELLCGA Girls took part in the first junior meeting of the year and congratulations go to Alicja Gorka (Ala to her friends) who won the Scratch Prize with a gross score of 85.

Full results are on the website eastgirls.org but leading scores are below.

The ELLCGA junior Spring Meeting is being held jointly for the first time with Midlothian on Monday at Liberton GC.

East Lothian will be hosting the East Girls Summer Meeting and Championship at Royal Musselburgh in July and we hope for a strong presence for this home event.

Jessica Walker (Mortonhall) 86 – 19 = 67
Alicja Gorka (Prestonfield) 85 – 10 = 75
Eva Woodward (Linlithgow) 108 – 32 =76
Emily Walker (Mortonhall) 103 – 27 = 76
Alexandra Massey (Elie) 86 – 9 = 77
Ellie Ferguson (Craigmillar Park) 102 – 24 = 78
Mollaidh Nicholson (Prestonfield) 90 – 12 = 78
Grace Crawford (Gullane) 86 – 8 = 78

Participation by our Juniors last year was disappointing for a variety of reasons, other golf events, other sports, school and family. This year we have re-vamped the events on offer and doing some joint events with Midlothian and East Lothian Junior Golf League. As has been the case for the last few years we also pay the membership fee for all junior girls  who wish to take part in the East of Scotland Girls events. This has produced an exciting programme for this season which also includes some golf coaching.

The Junior League in East Lothian has been going for over thirty years and is very strong. Teams wherever possible are mixed and a number of our girls have featured strongly in the teams over the years.  An all boys team is heading to Pinehurst on the 9th of February thanks to sponsors on both sides of the Atlantic but David Warren of the  East Lothian Junior Golf League would also like to secure a similar type of trip for a girls team and has spoken to ELLCGA about involvement with the plan so you never know! Meantime further information on what the boys are looking forward to and is available by clicking on the link.

Junior League trip 2018

 

We had an opportunity at rather short notice to nominate a junior and reserve to attend an event at the Scottish Ladies at Dundonald on the 26th July 2017  for a behind the scenes tour, group watch of a professional in the pro-am, Q&A and to meet various professionals.  Emma Chapman and Grace Crawford our junior handicap and scratch champions were nominated and both got to go and had a great day. Emma was so inspired by the day that she was out practising her golf at 6.30am the next day!

Clara Young has been named as 2017 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All -American Scholar. This comes hot on the heels mod her recent recognition by her college in Missouri. Clara is currently playing in the Scottish Team in the Algarve at the European Team Championships.

Juniors – Some of our junior girls took part in the East of Scotland Girls Summer Meeting and Championship earlier this week. While Fife junior, Porscha Wilson, Burntisland, won the Scratch Prize and the Stephen Gallacher Trophy with a gross score of 76 at Bathgate G C. and Midlothian member Mollaidh Nicholson, Prestonfield, won the Overall Handicap Prize with a net 66, Alicja Gorka who joined ELLCGA this year also had a net 66 to win the under 14 prize. Alicja was pipped at the post by Mollaidh for the Overal Handicap by a better inward half. (Par 70, SSS 70, CSS 69)

Eight girls qualified for the East of Scotland Girls Championship and although Alicja was unable to play Grace Crawford was there to fly the flag for ELLCGA. Grace lost to Lucy Morrison who in turn lost in the semi-finals to Eilidh Henderson who went on to win the Championship with Porscha Wilson the runner up. A full report can be found at http://www.eastgirls.org

Congratulations to Alicja and Grace for doing so well.