|Anne Terrey (Bronze Champion) and Lorraine Campbell (2014 West Vets Champion)|
The Championship was held at Renfrew GC once again and our thanks go to them for their courtesy of the course and their kind hospitality over the two days.
There were 16 qualifiers again this year for our annual Championship. All matches were keenly contested and the golf was of a very high standard. The shock of the 1st round was the defeat of former champion, May Hughes (Lanark) by Cathy Morton (Eastwood) at the 18th but Cathy proved to be a steely and determined competitor.
The quarter finals were played on the Thursday afternoon and saw the field reduced to four players. Both semi finals on Friday morning were extremely close and tense affairs. Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) eventually edged out the number 1 seed Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) at the 18th. Meanwhile in the other tie - which swung one way and then the other- Linda McDougall (Greenock) holed a downhill 5 footer on the 18th to take the tie into extra holes. However a par 4 at the first was good enough to take Anna Telfer (Milngavie) through to the final.
The final was played in glorious sunshine although disappointingly there were very few supporters or spectators to watch the game. Anna took an early lead and was 2 up after 3 holes but a chip in at the 6th spurred Lorraine on and she rallied to go 3 up after 13. However a mini fight back saw Anna reduce the deficit to one hole as they stood on the 17th tee. Both had good drives, but Lorraine's superior length enabled her to hit a 5 iron ( and in her words " my sweetest and best struck shot of the day") to about 10 feet. She calmly holed her birdie putt and emerged a worthy winner and our West Vets Champion of 2014. Lorraine will now go to Strathmore GC in September to play in the Scottish Vets Championship and I'm sure we all wish her the very best of luck in that competition.
|Anna congratulates Lorraine on her win|
|Anne Terrey and Ann Colthart with referee Vice Captain Marion Stewart|
|Anne is presented with her Bronze Championship Trophy from Captain Anna|
There were 4 qualifiers for the Bronze Championship and unfortunately the final was rather one sided. Anne Terrey (Greenock) was 3 up after 6 holes against the 2013 champion Ann Colthart (Dalmally). Then a blistering run of 5 consecutive holes won from the 8th to the 12th saw Anne win by 7/6.
Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) beat Liz Hale (Caldwell) 3/2
Maureen Woodhead (Gourock) beat Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 3/1
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Lynn McColl (Milngavie) 5/4
Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) beat Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 6/4
Linda McDougall (Greenock) beat Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm) 5/3
Cathy Morton (Eastwood) beat May Hughes (Lanark) 2 up
Sheena McDonald (Milngavie) beat Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) 4/3
Anna Telfer (Milngavie) beat Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 2/1
Janice Paterson beat Maureen Woodhead 6/5
Lorraine Campbell beat Alex Glennie 2up
Linda McDougall beat Cathy Morton 4/2
Anna Telfer beat Sheena McDonald 2/1
Lorraine Campbell beat Janice Paterson 1 hole
Anna Telfer beat Linda McDougall at the 19th
Final: Lorraine Campbell beat Anna Telfer 2 &1
Ann Colthart beat Agnes Robertson 7/5
Anne Terrey beat Moira McCartney 7/6
Bronze Final: Anne Terrey beat Anne Colthart 7&5
Next on the West Vets calendar are the matches against East Vets and Midlands Vets. Good luck to all our team members - bring back those trophies.
Many thanks go to Anna for the report and Morag and Anna for the photos -- CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM ALL