Day one started bright and sunny and the team mood matched the day. The opponents for the day were Midlothian.
All the matches were of a high standard and some of the results do not always reflect the quality of golf played by both sides. In the morning foursomes Mary Lou and Hazel found themselves up against it despite playing steady golf. A few putts hitting the cup and bouncing out or sitting on the lip being all the difference at many holes. In the lead match Lesley and Lauren played some adventurous golf but recovered well to hang in to square the match on the 18th.
In the afternoon singles Stacey lost out to a fine short game display from Midlothian’s Louise Fraser. Lesley showed determination again to secure a win at the 17th despite losing the 13th to an eagle. Pam played a fine par game only to find that her 14 year old opponent Hannah Darling preferred to play birdie golf rattling in some raking putts as well as hitting a long ball. Team newcomer Alyssa was nip and tuck till the second half when Karen edged ahead . Mary Lou managed to keep just ahead till till Caroline Steedman hit an eagle 2 at the 16th to square the match before a fine finish from Mary Lou secured a win at the 18th. A slightly off form Jill fell victim to a great display from Karen Marshall.
Lauren Lee & Lesley Atkins halved with Louise Fraser & Kate McIntosh
Stacey Cameron & Jill McNicoll lost to Karen Marshall and Hannah Darling 3 & 2
Hazel Saunders & Mary Lou Watkins lost to Gabrielle MacDonald & Alison McBride 8 & 7
Stacey Cameron lost to Louise Frase 6 & 5
Lesley Atkins beat Alison McBride 2 & 1
Pam Hall lost to Hannah Darling 6 & 4
Alyssa Balding lost to Karen Ferguson-Sneddon 4 & 3
Mary Lou Watkins beat Caroline Steedman 1up
JillMcNicoll lost to Karen Marshall 7 & 6
Match result ELLCGA 2.5 – Midlothian 6.5
Still 2 rounds to go and the team are looking forward to the challenge ahead.