At the age of 12 Grace has become our youngest champion taking over the mantle from Clara Young.

Apologies for the previous post that said Jane Connachan had been the youngest winner before Grace in fact Clara became the youngest ever East Lothian champion when she beat Mary Lou Renton (Gifford), the county captain, by 4 and 3 in the afternoon final at Musselburgh Golf Club.

We look forward to enjoying watching Grace’s golf in the years to come.

Congratulations to all the players for a wonderful day of golf. Thank you to all the spectators who came out to support our players.

 

 

What a final!! The battle of the generations was won by 12 year old Grace Crawford by 1 hole, although Lesley Johnston really made her fight for it. At one stage Lesley was 4 down but used all her experience to come back to 1 down with a great 3 from the sand at 13. Grace won the next hole narrowly missing an eagle putt. A brilliant birdie at the long, par 4, 15th brought Lesley back to 1 down. After slightly wayward tee shots the players halved the 16th. The last two holes were also halved, giving Grace the victory.

Thanks must go to the caddies for all their efforts today.

The sun finally came out and allowed the presentation to take place outside, a fitting end to a week of great golf at Longniddry. Many thanks to all at Longniddry for their hospitality and friendliness, we were all made to feel very welcome. The course was in excellent condition so a big thank you to the greenkeepers.

Jenni Ray presenting the Championship Trophy to Grace Crawford

Jenni with San San Little and the Handicap Quaich

At 9am this morning it was raining and the temperature was three degrees, luckily things did improve.

This afternoon’s Championship Final is between Grace Crawford and Lesley Johnston. Grace won her match against Dianne Brown by 3 and 2. Lesley won her match against Mary Lou Watkins by 3 and 1.

The Handicap Quaich final was won by Jing Yun (San San) Little who beat Lesley Wood by 2 and 1. It was a very good match with the lead changing hands several times. San San is a product of Longniddry’s Get in to Golf initiative and has shown how successful this can be.

Jenni Ray, captain and referee, Lesley Wood, San San Little and Ros Haig captain of Longniddry and caddy

Congratulations to all players and caddies who took part this morning

Blue skies and sunshine this afternoon, a pleasant change.

Results from this afternoon are:

Championship Match Play Quarter Finals
Grace Crawford won 6 and 5 v Kay Lannin
Dianne Brown won 20th hole v Barbara Biggart
Ann Sewell lost 5 and 3 v Mary Lou Watkins
Dulcie Barnes lost 3 and 2 v Lesley Johnston

Handicap Match Play Semi Finals
King Yun (San San) Little won 4 and 3 v Diane Huish
Lesley Wood won 5 and 4 v Lynda Jeffrey

The tee times for the semi finals of the championship are as follows:

Grace Crawford v Dianne Brown at 0900

Mary Lou Watkins v Lesley Johnston at 0908

The final of the championship tees off at 14.12

The final of the Handicap Quaich is as follows:

Jing Yun Little v Lesley Wood at 0916

 

 

Conditions this morning can only be described as Baltic and winter gear that had been optimistically put away had to be brought out again. Things did warm up a bit thank goodness

Results of this mornings match play are as follows.

Championship Match Play Round 1
Grace Crawford won 2 and 1 v Anne Smith
Pam Hall lost 2 and 1 v Kay Lannin
Sarah Stichbury lost 1 down v Dianne Brown
Barbara Biggart won 5 and 4 v Jenni Ray
Karen Fullerton lost 2 and 1 v Ann Sewell
Mary Lou Watkins won 5 and 4 v Dawn Young
Hazel Saunders lost 1 down v Dulcie Barnes
Lesley Johnston won 2 and 1 v Pauline O’Hagan

Handicap Match Play Quarter Finals
King Yun (San San) Little won 6 and 5 v Barbara Wallace
Diane Huish won 3 and 2 v Gill Ellis-Pow
Lesley Wood won at 19th v Wendy Thummanond
Lynda Jeffrey won 2 and 1 v Tina Mooney

Good luck to all in this afternoon’s matches.

The County Championship match play rounds are to be played at Longniddry on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th May.
The draws can be found at the following links:

At the start of the day Jenni and Mary Lou were helping to fly the flag for ELLCGA at Longniddry

A perfect golfing day with hardly any wind and a very pleasant temperature saw Grace Crawford produce a fantastic scratch score of 74. Grace’s score included 3 birdies and 11 pars, two of the birdies being 2’s at the 6th and the 16th. Grace was the winner of division 1 with a net score of 71 just beating Anne Rorrison on a count back, Tina Mooney was third with a net 72.

Our winner with Alyssa Balding and Jill McNicoll

One of our new members JingYun Little won division 2 with a net 72, Gill Ellis-Pow was second with a net 77 and Donna Sarvardi was third on a count back.

Congratulations to all those players.

Full scores can be found at the following links:

Gross Results Sheet

Nett Results Sheet

Two’s Sweep Results

There were seven 2’s in today’s sweep, including Mary Lou Watkin’s hole in one at the sixth.

Hazel Saunders at the 6th

Gail McKill at the 16th

Sarah Stichbury at the 13th

Louise Casey at the 6th

Heather Neill at the 16th

Christine Reid at the 16th

Well done to everyone who took part today and thank you to the committee for their organisation of this event.

Congratulations to Mary Lou Watkins who had a hole in on the 6th hole at Longniddry.

Mary Lou is pictured with GM Bob Gunning who is presenting her with a commemorative flag and a bottle of NB gin.

 

There are still tee times available for the Spring Meeting at Longniddry, closing date for entries is the 23rd of April.

This is the qualifying competition for the Championship and the Handicap Quaich match play rounds. From those available, the 16 competitors returning the lowest scratch scores qualify for the match play to compete for the County Championship.

The 8 competitors, thereafter, returning the lowest nett scores qualify for the match play to compete for the Handicap Quaich.

The match play rounds will be played at Longniddry on Sunday the 5th of May and Monday the 6th of May.