Saturday, December 24, 2016

Season Greetings to all our Readers

Vice Captain Chris Fowler, Captain June Lockhart
and Past Captain Marion Stewart

Saturday, November 05, 2016

WEST VETS 2017 FIXTURES

SPRING MEETING East Kilbride Golf Club TUESDAY 4TH APRIL 2017
SUMMER MEETING Ralston Golf Club THURSDAY 11TH MAY 2017
AUTUMN MEETING Douglas Park Golf Club MONDAY 4TH SEPT. 2017
All tee reservations are 9.30am until 1pm

CHAMPIONSHIP Renfrew Golf Club - TUESDAY 23rd MAY AND
THURSDAY 25th MAY 2017 FIRST TEE OFF 9.30AM
ALL TIMES WILL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE

TEAM MATCHES:

SINGLES MATCH -V- MIDLANDS DIVISION
MONDAY 22nd MAY 2017 AT Auchterarder Tee Off 1040

LOW HANDICAP SINGLES MATCH –V- EAST DIVISION
THURSDAY 1st JUNE 2017 AT Mortonhall Tee Off 

FOURSOMES MATCH -V- EAST DIVISION AT Kilmacolm Golf
Club ON TUESDAY 15th AUGUST 2017. Tee Off 1130

SVLGA TEAM MATCHES 
IRISH MATCH at Murcar Golf Club on 9/10 APRIL
JAMBOREE at Frilford Heath Golf Club on 8/9/10 AUGUST

BLAIRGOWRIE MEETING CHAMPIONSHIP ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY
24th and 25th SEPTEMBER, 2017
PATRICK ROSEBOWL MONDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 2017
BEDDOWS QUAICH TUESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER 2017

Thursday, November 03, 2016

JUNE LOCKHART IS THE NEW WEST VETS CAPTAIN and AILEEN AND HEATHER ARE MADE HONORARY MEMBERS


Future, Present and Past Captains -- Chris Fowler, June Lockhart and Marion Stewart
46 ladies attended the AGM of the West Division's SLVGA which was held at Cowglen GC this afternoon - Thursday, November 3rd 2016.

Captain Marion Stewart welcomed everyone to the meeting

Reports were given by treasurer Mo Neilson and Secretary Anne Dunn. Anne indicated that there had been a few resignations this year which will allow some new members to join from the large waiting list.

Marion sadly reported the deaths of our West Vets Past President of the SVLGA Sally Coster, Scottish International and Curtis Cup Player Dorothea Hastings and Scottish Senior Internationalist Jean Brown.

She then gave an entertaining account of the years events with congratulations also going to Alex Glennie on winning the Scottish Seniors Strokeplay Championship, Gillian Kyle winning the West Vets Championship and  Fiona Roger on winning the final of the Stewart Cup. 

Congratulations were given to Gillian Kyle, Carol Whyte, Lesley Lloyd and Alex Glennie who all represented us at International level.

She thanked Julie Will retiring committee member for all her help and thanked all her committee.


Honorary Members Heather Anderson, Wendy Cameron and Aileen Wilson
Marion was delighted to announce that Aileen Wilson and Heather Anderson have been awarded Honorary Membership of the West Vets and she presented them with their Honorary membership certificates. Both Heather and Aileen were delighted and both gave entertaining replies. 
West Vets now have 3 honorary Members - Wendy Cameron being the 3rd - she was awarded the title in 2010   

Reports from Lesley Loyd, Alex Glennie and Gillian Kyle 

Lesley Lloyd gave a concise report of the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy at Lahinch Ireland on the 17th and 18th of April2016 .
West Vets Lesley Lloyd and Carol Whyte played in team. The remaining team members were Alison Bartlett ( Royal Dornoch ), Lorna Bennett ( Ladybank), Fiona de Vries ( St Rule ), Lorna McKinley ( Dunnikier Park ), Meg Sievwright ( Buckpool) and Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies ) 
Ireland were the convincing winners.

Alex Glennie's report was read out by Captain Marion in her absence that gave a  detailed account of the Scottish Vets Jamboree at Panmure Golf Club, Barry, on Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd, and Thursday 4th August under an excellent captain in Kathleen Sutherland.

The team this year contained three West Vets Alex Glennie, Gillian Kyle and Lesley Lloyd
The remaining team members were;- Fiona de Vries (Midlands) Lorna McKinlay (Midlands) Meg Sievwright (Highlands) Mary Smith (Highlands) Sheena Wood (North)
 The course was in excellent condition and the greens faster than most of us had played on this season. Most of Scotland’s games going into the home stretch, we were always closer but not close enough. The main difference seemed to be the amount of 8-12ins putts the others made in comparison to us. In fact sometimes you thought they were never going to miss. If, but for a few puts it could have been us, but sadly it was the North of England who came out victorious.
Hopefully we will come out winners at Frilford next year with a few new West Vets in the team,.

 Gillian Kyle then gave a detailed account  of the European Senior Team Championships in Poland  at Sierra Golf Club in Northern Poland from August 30th until September 3rd.
Under the Captaincy of Lorna Bennett, the 6 ‘woman’ team of- Fiona DeVries (Midlands) Alex Glennie (West) Gillian Kyle (West) Lesley Lloyd (West) Lorna McKinlay (Midlands) And Mary Smith (Highlands)
Scotland finished 12th and Ireland were the eventual winners.
She thanked Scottish Golf for making it all possible.

Full reports will be in the minutes when available


Captain Marion Stewart and Midlands Captain Shelagh Quinn with the Lyon Trophy
Photo courtesy of Gillian Kirkwood

Marion then gave an excellent report how well the West Vets did at Blairgowrie with picking up many of the trophies including sharing the Team Trophy at Blairgowrie with Midlands 
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She then  presented June Lockhart her badge of office as the new West Vets captain. 
June thanked Marion for all her organised work as Captain and also took the opportunity to thank all those Vets who visited her in hospital and at home, sent flowers, text messages and even food from her enforced absence from the golf course.
She then proposed Chris Fowler as her new Vice Captain which was seconded.
"Chris is a retired PE teacher spending most of her career in Pollok and Easterhouse schools - so she is sure that Chris will surely manage to keep us all in line !!"
"Chris and I  go back a long way through hockey days - a sport in which many later turn to golf. She is  a most accomplished golfer and has been the Cowglen Champion about 13 times."
 She then proposed Sandra MacDougall of Greenock Golf club as a new committee member which again was seconded. She then presented retiring committee member Julie Will with a gift in appreciation for all her work.

Members are asked to pick up their fixture cards from their own Golf Clubs at the beginning of March in order to save on postage costs.

The date for the next AGM is 2nd November 2017  - 2pm at Cowglen

Honorary President Wendy Cameron then presented the prizes to this year's winners.


Some of the main prizewinners


Gillian Kyle - 2016 West Vets Champion

West Vets Champion  Gillian Kyle  gave the vote of thanks.

"Ladies-on your behalf, I would like to thank Captain Marion, Vice Captain June and all the Committee for organising the 2016 events for the West Vets. 
It’s been a great season and we are all very grateful for your time and hard work arranging all our fixtures. I’d like to congratulate Marion on her success as Captain and wish June all the very best for her time in office. "
"I wish you all good health and fulfilling golf for the season ahead.  - Thank you. "


The minutes of the meeting will be posted when available



Monday, October 31, 2016

WEST VETS AGM

The West Vets AGM takes place on Thursday 3rd November 2016 at 2pm .
We look forward to seeing you at Cowglen Golf Club.

AGENDA

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
2. MINUTES OF 2015 AGM
3. MATTERS ARISING
4. FINANCIAL REPORT
5. SECRETARY'S REPORT
6. CAPTAIN'S REPORT
7. BLAIRGOWRIE REPORT
8. DATES FOR 2017 WEST DIVISION FIXTURES
9. SCOTTISH VETS MATCH REPORT
10. ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS
11. AOCB
(a) Membership and Subscription Discussion
12. DATE OF 2017 AGM – 2nd November, 2017
PRESENTATION OF TROPHIES AND PRIZES

VOTE OF THANKS

Thursday, September 29, 2016

DAY 3 -- England win the Senior Home Internationals and Scotland win the wooden Spoon

Senior Home International Teams
Photo courtesy of Colin Farquharson
From Colin Farquharson
England are the Senior Women's Home Internationals title winners for the 10th time since the tournament started in 2003. They completed a 100 per cent winning week at Alyth Golf Club, Perthshire by beating Wales 5.5-2.5 to win the Sue Johnson Trophy for the third year in a row.
Ireland beat Scotland 6-2 in today's other match on a very windy day. That meant that Ireland, Scotland and Wales finished with 1pt apiece. After a long involved three-stage countback, European champions Ireland were declared the runners-up with Wales third and Scotland last of four.
Ireland led Scotland 2-1 after the foursomes and then won the first four singles to finish to assure themselves of victory, if not by the 8-0 margin of last year's match still a comfortable margin.
Senior British champion Laura Webb was back at something like her best in beating Scotland's Alex Glennie by 6 and 5.
Gertie McMullen was also back in form with a 5 and 4 win over Lorna McKinley, achieved with one-under-par figures, quite an achievement in the bright but very breezy conditions.

Mary Sheehy won by 6 and 5 against Gillian Kyle.
Sheena McElroy gained Ireland's sixth point with a 4 and 3 win over Mary Smith. The key holes in this match were the eighth, ninth and 10th. McElroy won all three, birdieing the eighth and 10th. She was roughly level par at the finish

Scotland supporters had to wait all afternoon for a solitary home success in the singles. It was achieved by Aberdeen's Sheena Wood who had to go all the way to the 18th green to win by two holes against Suzanne Corcoran.
The Scot was four up after eight but Corcoran kept chipping away at the lead by winning the ninth, 11th and the 16th with a birdie.
Wood held her nerve and was able to win the 18th with a par 4 for a hard-earned victory.

SENIOR WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS
Alyth Golf Club, Perthshire
Day3

Wales 2.5   England  5.5 

Morning Foursomes (Wales 1 England 2)
Ann Lewis and Sharon Roberts beat Julie Brown and Aileen Greenfield 2 and 1
Denise Richards and Jane Rees lost to Jackie Foster and Catherine Rawthore 3 and 2
Olwen Davies and Chris Harries lost to Helen Lowe and Karen Jobling 5 and 4

Afternoon Singles (Wales 1.5 Engand 3.5)
Jane Rees lost to Catherine Rawthore 1 hole
Anne Lewis beat Katherine Russell 3 and 2
Olwen Davies lost to Helen Lowe 1 hole
Dineise Richards halved with Karen Jobling
Sharon Roberts lost to Jackie Foster 7 and 6


Scotland 2    Ireland 6

Morning foursomes (Scotland 1 Ireland 2)
Sheena Wood and Gillian Kyle lost to Laura Webb and Gertie McMullen
Fiona De Vries and Lesley Lloyd lost to Sheena McElroy and Carol Wickham 2 holes
Mary Smith and Lorna McKinlay beat Mary Sheehy and Maria O'Reilly 1 up

Afternoon Singles (Scotland 1 Ireland 4)
Sheena Wood beat Suzanne Corcoran 2 up
Alex Glennie lost to Laura Webb 6 and 5
 Lorna McKinlay lost to Gertie McMullen 5 and 4
Mary Smith lost to Sheena McIlroy 4 and 3
Gillian Kyle lost to Mary Sheehy 6 and 5


HOW THEY FINISHED

3pt England 3 wins
1pt Ireland 1 win, 2 defeats (F11 A13)
1pt Wales 1 win, 2 defeats (F11 A13)
1pt Scotland 1 win, 2 defeats (F9.5 A14.5)
+Ireland won a three-stage countback to be official runners-up.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

ENGLAND OVERPOWER THE SCOTS SENIORS IN SINGLES TO WIN ON DAY 2

by Colin Farquharson

Scotland looked on their way to a shock victory over defending champions England when they led 2-1 after the Day 2 morning foursomes in the Senior Women's Home Internationals at a wet and eventually windy Alyth Golf Club, Perthshire today.
But England's strength in depth enabled them to turn the tables in the singles which they won 4.5 to 0.5 for an overall 5.5-2.5 victory which keeps them on schedule to win the title for the third time in a row and the 10th time in all.
Fiona De Vries and Lesley Lloyd won their foursomes by two holes and so too did Mary Smith and Lorna McKinlay.
The singles were not quite so one-sided in England's favour as the bare results suggest. Sheena Wood was a little bit unlucky to go down by one hole in the top singles tie while Lesley Lloyd was one up on the 18th tee but lost the last hole to let her English opponent off the hook with a square game.
European senior champions Ireland have lost their first two matches. Their 5.5-2.5 reverse by England was a body blow to the star-studded Irish side who will be out to repeat last year's 8-0 victory when they play Scotland on the final day at Alyth.
It will be a major surprise if England do not clinch the title by beating Wales.


SENIOR WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS
Alyth Golf Club, Perthshire
DAY 2 
SCOTLAND 2.5, ENGLAND 5.5
Foursomes (2-1)
S Wood and G Kyle lost to J Brown and A Greenfield 4 and 3.
F De Vries and L Lloyd bt H Lowe and K Jobling 2 holes.
M Smith and L McKinlay bt J Foster and K Russell 2 holes.

Singles (0.5-4.5)
Wood lost to C Rawthore 1 hole.
Kyle lost to Greenfield 3 and 2.
McKinlay lost to Brown 3 and 2.
Lloyd halved with Russell.
De Vries lost to Foster 4 and 3.

IRELAND 2.5, WALES 5.5
Foursomes (2-1)
C Wickham and S McElroy bt A Lewis and S Roberts 2 and 1.
L Webb and S Corcoran lost to J Rees and D Richards 2 and 1.
M Sheehy and M O'Reilly bt C Harries and O Davies 4 and 3.

Singles (0.5-4.5)
G McMullen lost to Rees 1 hole.
Wickham lost to Lewis 6 and 5.
Webb lost to Harries 1 hole.
Sheehy lost to Davies 3 and 2.
McElroy halved with Roberts.

HOW THEY STAND
England 2 wins
Scotland 1 win
Wales 1 win
Ireland 0 wins



FINAL MATCHES
08.30 and 01.10: Wales v England
09.00 and 13.50: Scotland v Ireland




Tuesday, September 27, 2016

SCOTLAND BEAT WALES ON DAY 1 OF THE SENIOR HOME INTERNATIONALS

West Vet Gillian Kyle on the 1st Tee
Photo courtesy of Colin Farquarson
Scotland scored their first win for at least two years in the Senior Ladies Home Internationals at Alyth Golf Club, Perthshire today, beating Wales 5-3 in their first match after losing all three 12 months ago.
The Scots took a 2-1 edge from the morning foursomes and added three more points with wins by Gillian Kyle (2 and 1 over Denise Richards),
Lesley Lloyd (2 and 1 against Olwen Davies) and Fiona De Vries (2 and 1 against Sharon Roberts).
Wales' two winners in the singles were Jane Rees, who beat Sheena Wood 3 and 2 in the lead-off tie, and former Senior British champion Ann Lewis, a 3 and 2 winner over Lorna McKinlay.
All square at the turn, Rees went two up on Wood by winning the 10th and 13th. The Scot won the 14th to be only one down but Rees took the 15th and 16th for the match.
Kyle was one up at the turn against Richards and went up at the 12th. Richards rallied to win the 13th to be only one down but halves at the 14th and 15th gave Kyle some breathing space and the Scot won the 16th and halved the 17th for a 2 and 1 win, her second of the day.
McKinlay was two up after nine against Lewis but the Welsh player went to town on the inward half, winning the 11th and 12th to square the contest and then taking the 13th, 14th and 16th for a 3 and 2 victory.
Lloyd won the sixth, 10th and 12th for a two-hole lead over Davies. The Scot then won the 14th to be three up. Davies won the 15th to be two down with three to play but she ran out of holes as Lloyd won on the 17th green.
Roberts won the ninth and 10th to square her match against De Vries. The next three holes were halved before De Vries edged ahead again by winning the 14th.
The 15th was halved. Then De Vries won the 16th to be dormie and she won by 2 and 1 to clinch Scotland's 5-3 victory.

European senior champions Ireland came a cropper in their bid to take the home title out of England's grasp. England won 5.5-2.5, taking the foursomes by a 2pt margin and the singles 3-1.
Scotland, who lost all three matches 12 months ago, beat Wales 5-3 on a day that started wet but turned bright and very breezy by lunchtime.

DAY 1 RESULTS 

FOURSOMES: 
SCOTLAND lead WALES 2-1
Sheena Wood and Gillian Kyle bt Ann Lewis and Sharon Roberts 1 hole.
Fiona De Vries and Lesley Lloyd bt Chris Harries and Patricia Fernon 4 and 2.
Alex Glennie and Mary Smith lost to Denise Richards and Jane Rees 7 and 6.

SINGLES:
SCOTLAND 3, WALES 2
Wood lost to Rees 3 and 2.
Kyle bt Richards 2 and 1.
L McKinlay lost to Lewis 3 and 2.
Lloyd bt O Davies 2 and 1.
De Vries bt Roberts 2 and 1.

MATCH RESULT: SCOTLAND 5, WALES 3

FOURSOMES
ENGLAND lead IRELAND 2.5-0.5
Jackie Foster and Catherine Rawthore bt Gertie McMullen and Maria O'Reilly 2 holes.
Julie Brown and Aileen Greenfield bt Carol Wickham and Sheena McElroy 1 hole.
Helen Lowe and Karen Jobling halved with Laura Webb and Suzanne Corcoran.

SINGLES
ENGLAND 3, IRELAND 2
Rawthore lost to Wickham 2 and 1
Brown bt M Sheehy 4 and 3.
K Russell bt O'Reilly 2 and 1.
Jobling lost to Webb 5 and 4.
Foster bt McMullen 5 and 4.


MATCH RESULT: ENGLAND 5.5, IRELAND 2.5.

Monday, September 26, 2016

GOOD LUCK TO WEST VETS ALEX, GILLIAN AND LESLEY IN SENIOR HOME INTERNATIONALS

Senior Home International Matches
Alyth Golf Club
27th - 29th September 2016
Scottish Seniors Team
Top - Lt o R - Mary Smith, Gillian Kyle, Alex Glennie, Sheena Wood
Front - L to R - Fiona de Vries, Lorna McKinlay, Lorna Bennett (Captain) and Lesley Lloyd

Scotland


 Lorna Bennett Captain

1  Fiona de Vries (St Rule)

2  Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
3  Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
4  Lesley Lloyd (Hayston)
5  Lorna McKinlay (Dunnikier Park)
6  Mary Smith (Tain)
7  Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)


Tuesday's  opening matches at Alyth:
Scotland v Wales
England v Ireland.
Foursomes tee off from 08.30 to 09.30

Singles tee off from 1.10pm to 2.22

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

West Vets do well at Sunny Blairgowrie

L to R-- Captain Marion with prizewinners  Fiona, Alex, Carol, Gillian and Jill
Photo courtesy of Gillian Kirkwood

Captain Marion Stewart and Midlands Captain Shelagh Quinn with the Lyon Trophy
Photo courtesy of Gillian Kirkwood

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The SVLGA Patrick Rosebowl, Small Cup and Beddoch Quaichs Greensomes competitions  were played in BEAUTIFUL weather at Blairgowrie on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th  September with West Vets members doing well.

Congratulations to Alex Glennie who won the Patrick Rosebowl  for best Net score  of 75 (3) 72, and also the Lyon Picture for best Scratch of 75
.
Gillian Kyle won the Kennaway Quaich as a losing semi finalist in the Championship Matchplay over the Landsdowne Course which was eventually won by Jennifer Bryans (East) who beat Sheena Wood (North) in the final

Carol Fell was the winner of the Small Cup in the wee course 5 club competition par 32 with a 35 (5) 30, won 5th prize in the Patrick Rosebowl and was also 2nd in the over 65-69 age group of the Patrick Rosebowl with an 85 (10) 75.

Jill West was 4th in the Patrick Rosebowl with 88 (13) 75 bih
Fiona Roger was runner up in the over 70's group with a 91 (14) 77.

West also shared the Lyon Trophy with Midlands, for the Division with best three nett scores : West (72,75,75) and Midland (72,74,76)

Patrick Rosebowl over the Rosemount Course:  SSS 74, CSS 76

On the Tuesday in the Greensomes Competition over the Landsdowne Course there were no West Winners with the Midlands pairing of Christine Steedman and Ruth McConkey winning the Beddochs Quaich with and 84 (10.2 ) 73.2. The Scratch was won by Susan Arbuckle and Mary Summers (North) with an 80.

However many congrats go to Susan Young who had a HOLE IN ONE at the 9th playing with her sister Jess Blackwood.

CLICK HERE FOR WINNERS LIST FROM BLAIRGOWRIE
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE RESULTS FROM BLAIRGOWRIE
Susan Young at the end of her Greensomes round is delighted with her Hole in One

Monday, September 19, 2016

West Vets Champion Gillian Kyle loses at the 20th in the Scottish Vets Championship

Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies and North) failed in her bid to win the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association match-play championship for the second year in a row - but she went as far as the final again before losing over the Blairgowrie Lansdowne course this afternoon. Sheena was beaten 4 and 2 by the East of Scotland Vets' champion Jennifer Bryans (Harburn) in the final. In this morning's semi-finals, Sheena beat Gillian Kyle (West) at the 20th while Jennifer beat Fiona Hunter (Galloway) 3 and 2 in the other semi-final.

West Vets Champion Gillian Kyle through to Semi Final of the Scottish Vets Championship at Blairgowrie

Defending champion Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies and North) is through to the semi-finals of the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association match-play championship played over the Blairgowrie Lansdownie course today,
Sheena beat Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch and Highland) 1 hole.
In the other ties, Gillian Kyle (West) beat Lorna McKinlay (Midland 6 and 5, while Fiona Hunter (Galloway) beat Venetia Scott (Borders) 5 and 4.
In Monday morning's semi-finals, Sheena will play Gillian Kyle (West) while Jennifer Bryans (East), who received a bye in the quarter-finals, will play Fiona Hunter (Galloway).

Thursday, September 15, 2016

SCOTTISH VETS CHAMPIONSHIP AT BLAIRGOWRIE

There's a lot going on this weekend....  including the final stages of the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association Championship over the Lansdowne course at Blairgowrie, starting on Sunday afternoon.
The Champions of each of the eight divisions within the SVLGA meet for the match play stages on Sunday and Monday.

Sunday
1:30 Alison Bartlett (Highland) v Sheena Wood (North - holder)
1:40 Gillian Kyle (West) v Lorna McKinlay (Midlands)
1:50 Jennifer Bryans (East) w.o.  (Dumfrieshire was not able to supply a competitor)
2:00 Fiona Hunter (Galloway) v Venetia Scott (Borders)
Monday Semi-finals at 9:05 and 9:15 and Final at 1:30pm.

Monday, September 05, 2016

AUTUMN MEETING AT HILTON PARK (Allander Course)

A rather wet Lynn McColl -- Winner of the May Craddock Trophy
Par 69 CSS 72 Reduction Only
On a very wet driech day 47 ladies braved the conditions at Hilton Park and although the course was very wet the greens were in excellent condition. There were a number of no returns but 33 players managed to complete the course.
Lynn McColl (Carrick at Cameron House) returned the best nett score of 71 and won the May Craddock Trophy.
Anna Telfer (Milngavie) with a gross 79 had the best Scratch score and Ann Colthart (Dalmally) won the bronze division with a nett 83.
Fiona Roger won the Super Vets Trophy.
There were 7 players with 2,s.
Results:
Scratch: Anna Telfer
Division 1:
1st: Lynn McColl (Carrick at Cameron House) 82 (11) 71 and winner of the May Craddock Trophy (best nett score )
2nd: Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 79 (7) 72 BIH
3rd:  Christine Gauldie (Ralston) 92 (20) 72
Division 2
1st: Ann Colthart (Dalmally)  108 (25) 83
2nd: Christine Fulton (Whitecraigs)  108 (23)  85
Super Vet winner: Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 88 (14) 74

2's Liz Hale,Christine Gauldie, Lynn McColl, Katy McCauley, Maureen Mitchell, Carol Smith, Anita McMillan.

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Saturday, September 03, 2016

SCOTLAND LOSE TO AUSTRIA AND IRELAND ARE THE EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPIONS

The holders, Ireland,  came through a tough match against Belgium to win the European Seniors Team Championship at Sierra Golf Club, Poland today.
New team member, Mary Sheehy,  had to go to the 21st to secure her match and Ireland's win.
England took bronze medal position with a 3.5 to 1.5 win against Sweden.
Scotland lost to Austria by 3 matches to 2 in Flight B,  and finished the series in 12th position.

Results

Flight A
Ireland 3 Belgium 2
England 3.5 Sweden 1.5
France 4 Netherlands 1
Spain 4 Switzerland 1

Flight B
Italy 3 Germany 2
Austria 3 Scotland 2
Czech Republic 3.5 Iceland 1.5
Denmark 3.5 Poland 1.5

Selected Detailed Results

Ireland 3 Belgium 2
Sheena McElroy and Carol Wickham beat Marie-Anne Toussaint and Anne Joris 3&2
Suzanne Corcoran beat Marianne Trussart 9&7
Mary Sheehy beat Annick Riff at the 21st
Laura Webb lost to Laurette Vanderlinden 3&2
Gertie McMullen lost to Sylvie van Molle 1 hole

Scotland 2  Austria 3
Alex Glennie and Mary Smith lost to Angelika Zeiser and Elisabeth Jenull 1 hole
Fiona deVries lost to Ruth Gruber 6&5
Gillian Kyle lost to Karin Kocher 2&1
Lesley Lloyd beat Alexandra Hardegg 3&2
Lorna McKinlay beat Margit Schautzer 5&

Friday, September 02, 2016

SENIOR SCOTS TEAM LOSE TO ITALY IN FLIGHT B MATCH

From Colin Farquharson

Scotland failed to qualify for the top flight of the European senior women's amateur team championship at Sierra Golf Club, Poland and today lost 3.5-1.5 to Italy in a Flight B match.

Details (Scots names first)
Alex Glennie and Mary Smith lost to E R Tirante and C Borini at 19th.
Fiona De Vries lost to S Valli 1 hole.
Gillian Kyle bt E Gumirato 3 and 1.
Lesley Lloyd halved with G P Moavero
Lorna McKinlay lost to F Christillin 8 and 7.

In the championship flight, the semi-final results were:
Belgium 3, England 2
Ireland 3.5, Sweden 1.5

Thursday, September 01, 2016

SCOTS SENIORS BEAT CZECH REPUBLIC and WEST VETS ALEX, GILLIAN AND LESLEY ALL PLAY WELL



Full Results - Scotland v Czech Republic
Scotland beat the Czech Republic 4-1 in their opening match-play tie of the European senior women's amateur team championship Flight B competition at Sierra Golf Club in Poland.

Alex Glennie and Mary Smith won the foursomes tie 2 and 1.
Fiona De Vries (2 and 1) and Gillian Kyle (3 and 1) won in the singles and there were halves for Lesley Lloyd and Lorna McKinlay.

Other results in Flight B:
Germany 4, Poland 1.
Austria 3, Iceland 2.
Italy 4, Denmark 1.

In the Championship flight, the quarter-final results were:
England 4, Netherlands 1
Belgium 3, Spain 2
France 2, Sweden 3
Ireland 3.5, Switzerland 1.5.

SEMI-FINALS
England v Belgium
Sweden v Ireland

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

WEST VETS LESLEY AND ALEX BOTH IMPROVE IN 2ND ROUND OF EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Report by Colin Farquarson

The Scottish Seniors team stepped up the level of their individual performances in the second qualifying round today but still did not make the eight-strong championship match-play flight along with England (775), France (778), Ireland (781), Spain (781), Belgium (789), Switzerland (797), Sweden (798) and Netherlands (801).
The Scots are in Flight B with
Germany (804), Scotland (812), Italy (821), Austria (821), Iceland (843), Denmark (851), Czech Rep (861) and Poland (905).
The Scots play the Czech Republic on Thursday.
SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND
145 S Van Molle (Belgium) 74 71
150 C Petit Martin (France) 75 75
SELECTED SCORES
153 J Brown (Eng) 76 77 (T3)
154 K Russell (Eng) 76 78, L Webb (Ire) 80 74 (T8)
155 J Foster (Eng) 80 75, M Sheehy (I) 76 79, S McElroy (Ire) 74 81 (T12) 
157 H Lowe (Eng) 81 76 
158 K Jobling (Eng) 82 76, S Corcoran (Ire) 77 81 (T23)
159 G McMullen (Ire) 79 80 (T29)
161 L Lloyd (Sco) 85 76, F DeVries (Sco) 82 79 (T38)
163 G Kyle (Sco) 81 82 (T45)
165 L McKinlay (Sco) 81 84 (T53)
168 M Smith (Sco) 83 85 (T63)
171 A Glennie 92 79 

Aberdeen Ladies' Sheena Wood has been explaining why she is at home in the Granite City instead of playing, as selected, for Scotland in the European Senior Women's Amateur Team Championship at Sierra Golf Club, Petkowice in Poland this week.
"I had an accidental fall, injuring my left elbow and it has put me out of action for a few weeks. I am very disappointed to be missing the European team championship in Poland. However, I am already back working on short game and should be ready for British, Scottish Vets title and Senior Home Internationals," said Sheena who would have been one of the top Scots in Poland.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SCOTLAND LYING 10TH AFTER DAY 1 OF THE EUROPEAN SENIOR WOMENS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP


Lorna Bennet (Captain) Fiona De Vries, Alex Glennie, Gillian Kyle
Lesley Lloyd, Lorna McKinlay and Mary Smith
None of the Scotland team in the European Senior Women's Amateur Team Championship was able to break 80 in the first qualifying round at Sierra Golf Club, Petkowice, Poland today.
Lorna McKinlay and West of Scotland's Gillian Kyle were the top Scots, tied for 38th place, on the 81 mark.
Fiona de Vries had an 82 for a share of 49th place.
Mary Smith's 83 put in joint 58th position.
Lesley Loyd (Hayston) is tied for 72nd place after an 85 while Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) is joint last in a field of 92 with a score of 92. 
The best individual rounds in the first qualifying round were 74s
by Sheena McElroy (Ireland), Sylvie Van Molle (Belgium) and Nathalie Lamboult (France).
Scotland (412) are lying 10th after the first Q round. Only the top eight go into the championship flight match-play.

EUROPEAN SENIOR WOMEN'S AMATEUR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Sierra GC, Petkowice, Poland
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND
par 72
74 S McElroy (Ire), S Van Molle (Bel), N Lamboult (Fra)

SELECTED SCORES
76 M Sheehy (Ire), J Brown (Eng), K Russell (Eng) (T7)
77 S Corcoran (Ire) (T11)
79 G McMullen (Ire) (T21)
80 L Webb (Ire), J Foster (Eng), C Rawthore (Eng) (T28)
81 L McKinlay (Sco), H Lowe (Eng), C Wickham (Ire), G Kyle (Sco) (T38)
82 K Jobling (Eng), F De Vries (Sco) (T49)
83 M Smith (Sco) (T58)
85 L Lloyd (Sco) (T72)
92 A Glennie (Sco) (T92) 

TEAM SCORES
385 France
386 Ireland
389 Spain
393 England
398 Switzerland
400 Germany
402 Belgium
404 Netherlands
407 Sweden
412 Scotland
416 Italy
417 Austria
420 Denmark
432 Czech Rep
449 Poland

EUROPEAN SENIOR LADIES TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP IN POLAND

Gillian, Alex and Lesley - Photo courtesy of Gillian Kyle
The European Senior Ladies’ Team Championship starts today (30th August ) at Sierra GC in Poland and runs to the 3 September.
West Vets Alex Glennie, Gillian Kyle and Lesley Lloyd are in the team --- we wish them every success.


SCOTLAND SENIOR WOMEN'S TEAM
    Alex Glennie, Kilmarnock Barassie
    Gillian Kyle, East Renfrewshire
    Lesley Lloyd, Hayston 
    Lorna McKinlay, Dunnikier Park
    Mary Smith, Tain
    Fiona de Vries, St Regulus

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

WEST VETS RETAIN THE ASP FOURSOMES TROPHY AT BABERTON GOLF COURSE

West Vets Vice captain June Lockhart is presented with the Asp Trophy
by East Vets Vice Captain Caroline Kinnaird
Despite a few of the West Ladies having difficulty finding Baberton Golf Course this morning after Morning Rolls and Coffee the match was played on a gloriously sunny day. 
The West were just too strong for the East and retained the Asp Trophy 3 games to 2. 


West Team

East Team 
East names first :

Kate Johnston and Pat Meikle lost to Anabel Kane and Joanne Sharp 5 and 4 
Marion Glauch and Jane Nelson lost to Anne Judge and Carol Fell 7 and 5 
Louise Campbell and Clare Bowe won against Liz Hale and Enid Young 1 up 
Val Hallam and Janette Laing lost to Karen Maxwell and Lynn McColl 3 and 1 
Caroline Kinnaird and Ellice Cackett won against Cathy Morton and Marion Stewart 2 up 

Everyone enjoyed playing the course and we were treated to a lovely meal after the match. 
Thanks go to the catering staff for looking after us so well.

East Vice Captain Caroline Kinnaird presented the ASP trophy to West Vets Vice captain June Lockhart 


After the meal and presentation


Thanks go to the report and the photographs from Caroline Kinnaird (East) and June Lockhart (West)

To see some more photos and print one if you wish --- CLICK HERE  - 

Monday, August 15, 2016

DRAW FOR WEST VETS AUTUM MEETING IS NOW AVAILABLE

The draw for the Autumn Meeting over Hilton Park Allander Course on Monday 5th September has been done --CLICK HERE TO SEE THE DRAW

Contact on the day - Marion Stewart 01505 873100 on the day mobile 07904765190 

Friday, August 12, 2016

WEST VETS ALEX GLENNIE AND GILLIAN KYLE SELECTED FOR THE EUROPEAN SENIOR LADIES CHAMPIONSHIPS

NEWS RELEASE FROM SCOTTISH GOLF 
Scottish Golf has announced sides for the European Senior Ladies Team Championships later this month.
The European Senior Ladies’ Team Championship takes place at Sierra GC in Poland from 30 August – 3 September.
The top two players on the Scottish Golf Senior Women’s Orders of Merit have earned selection, along with four selectors’ picks.
The two automatic selections from the Senior Women’s Order of Merit were Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) and Alex Glennie from Kilmarnock Barassie, with Lorna Bennett captain of the team.

SCOTLAND SENIOR WOMEN'S TEAM
    Alex Glennie, Kilmarnock Barassie
    Gillian Kyle, East Renfrewshire
    Lorna McKinlay, Dunnikier Park
    Mary Smith, Tain
    Fiona de Vries, St Regulus
    Sheena Wood, Aberdeen Ladies

Thursday, August 04, 2016

SCOTLAND LOSE TO ENGLAND SOUTH ON DAY 3 OF THE SCOTTISH VETS JAMBOREE

England North win Vets' title at Panmure 

England North won the Veteran Ladies Golf Association Jamboree at Panmure Golf Club today. North and South both won twice and halved with each other to gain 2.5 points each.
The results were determined by the aggregate of individual match points; 17.5 to 15.5.

Scotland lost 6-3 to England on the final day

 
SCOTLAND 3, ENGLAND SOUTH 6 
Foursomes: 1-2
Lorna McKinlay and Lesley Lloyd lost to Amanda Mayne and Jo Galway 5 and 3
Alex Glennie and Mary Smith lost to Felicity Christine and Katherine Russell 2 and 1
Fiona de Vries and Meg Sievwright beat Chris Quinn and Jenny Deeley 2 and 1.
Singles: 2-4
Sheena Wood lost to Jo Sturrocks 4 and 3
Gillian Kyle beat Felicity Christine 2 holes.
Meg Sievwright lost to Aileen Greenfield 1 hole.
Alex Glennie lost to Jo Galway 2 holes.
Mary Smith lost to Amanda Mayne 2 and 1.
Lesley Lloyd beat Katherine Russell 1 hole.


ENGLAND MIDLANDS 2.5, ENGLAND NORTH 6.5
Foursomes: 1-2
Debbie Warren and Lindsey Shaw beat Caroline Berry and Sue Dye 2 and 1.
Carol Wild and Mary MacLaren lost to Gill Mellor and Cath Rawthore 5 and 4
Sue Spencer and Sally Sketcher lost to Julie Wheeldon and Ally Hansen 3 and 2.
Singles: 1.5-4.5
Helen Lowe lost to Caroline Berry 2 and 1
Debbie Warren halved with Cath Rawthore
Mary MacLaren lost to Karen Jobling 6 and 4
Lindsey Shaw lost to Karen Lee 6 and 4
Sally Sketcher lost to Gill Mellor 4 and 2
Sue Spencer beat Ally Hansen 2 and 1

League Table

North 2.5pts (17.5 games won)
South 2.5 pts (15.5)
Midlands 1 pt (14)
Scotland 0 pt (7)


Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood and Colin Farquharson for the reported results.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

SCOTTISH VETS TEAM LOSE TO ENGLAND NORTH TEAM ON DAY 2 OF THE 2016 JAMBOREE

Scotland lost for the second day in a row at the Veteran Ladies Jamboree tournament over the Panmure Golf Club course near Carnoustie. They were beaten 6.5-2.5 by the England North team.
England South and England North are level at the top of the table with one day to go.
Details: 
SCOTLAND 2.5, ENGLAND NORTH 6.5
Foursomes: 1-2
Sheena Wood and Lorna McKinlay halved with Karen Jobling and Karen Lee
Lesley Lloyd and Gillian Kyle lost to Gill Mellor and Cath Rawthore 3 and 2.
Alex Glennie and Mary Smith  halved with Julie Wheeldon and Ally Hanson
Singles: 1.5-4.5
Sheena Wood lost to Caroline Berry 4 and 2
Fiona de Vries lost to Karen Jobling 1 hole
Lorna McKinlay lost to Gill Mellor 4 and 2.
Lesley Lloyd lost to Karen Lee 2 and 1
Mary Smith beat Sue Dye 4 and 3.
Meg Sievwright halved with Ally Hansen


ENGLAND SOUTH 5, ENGLAND MIDLANDS 4
Foursomes: 2-1
Jo Shorrocks and Amanda Mayne lost to Julie Brown and Lindsay Shaw 5 and 4
Felicity Christine and Aileen Greenfield beat Helen Lowe and Mary MacLaren 3 and 1
Chris Quinn and Jenny Deeley beat Sue Spencer and Sally Sketcher 3 and 2.
Singles: 3-3
Jo Shorrocks halved with Helen Lowe
Felicity Christine halved with Julie Brown
Aileen Greenfield lost to Lindsey Shaw 1 hole
Katherine Russell lost to Debbie Warren 1 hole
Chris Quinn beat Carol Wild 6 and 5.
Jenny Deeley beat Mary McLaren 2 and 1.

League Table
South 1.5pt
North 1.5pt
Midlands 1pt

Scotland 0pt

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

SCOTLAND VETS LOSE TO ENGLAND MIDLANDS TEAM ON DAY 1 OF THE 2016 JAMBOREE

Scotland were overpowered by the England Midlands team in the singles after losing the foursomes narrowly  on the opening day of the Veteran Ladies Jamboree at Panmure Golf Club, near Carnoustie.
Midlands won 7.5-1.5 in the end and are the early leaders of the table as England's North and South teams drew 4.5-4.5 in the day's other match.
Details:
SCOTLAND 1.5, ENGLAND MIDLANDS 7.5

Foursomes: 1-2

Alex Glennie and Fiona de Vries lost to Julie Brown and Debbie Warren 2 and 1
Lesley Lloyd and Gillian Kyle halved with Helen Lowe and Mary MacLaren
Sheena Wood and Meg Sievwright halved with Sue Spencer and Sally Sketcher
Singles (0.5-5.5)

Meg Sievwright lost to Helen Lowe 4 and 3
Mary Smith lost to Debbie Warren 2 and 1.
Lorna McKinlay halved with Lindsay Shaw
Fiona de Vries lost to Carol Wild 2 and 1.
Alex Glennie lost to Sue Spencer 1 hole.
Sheena Wood lost Sally Sketcher 4 and 3.


ENGLAND NORTH 4.5, ENGLAND SOUTH 4.5


To read the full results go to the  KIRKWOOD GOLF WEBSITE


Monday, August 01, 2016

SCOTTISH VETS PLAY THEIR ANNUAL JAMBOREE TOMORROW

West Vets -- Gillian Kyle, Alex Glennie and Lesley Lloyd
PHOTO COURTESY OF GILLIAN KYLE
The Scottish Veteran Ladies Golfing Association in the annual Jamboree against North, Midlands and South of England at Panmure Golf Club, Barry, near Carnoustie  begins tomorrow Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd, and Thursday 4th August 2016
SCOTTISH VETS TEAM
Photo - Courtesy of Gillian Kyle

Good Luck to all the team:

Fiona de Vries (Midlands)
Alex Glennie (West)
Gillian Kyle (West)
Lesley Lloyd (West)

Lorna McKinlay (Midlands)
Meg Sievwright (Highlands)
Mary Smith (Highlands)
Sheena Wood (North)
Reserves: 

Anne Ryan (Highlands)
Lorna Bennett (Midlands)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

ALEX, GILLIAN AND LESLEY ARE SELECTED FOR THE SCOTTISH VETS JAMBOREE

The team to represent the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golfing Association in the annual Jamboree against North, Midlands and South of England at Panmure Golf Club, Barry, near Carnoustie  on Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd, and Thursday 4th August 2016 is:

Fiona de Vries (Midlands)
Alex Glennie (West)
Gillian Kyle (West)
Lesley Lloyd (West)

Lorna McKinlay (Midlands)
Meg Sievwright (Highlands)
Mary Smith (Highlands)
Sheena Wood (North)
Reserves: 

Anne Ryan (Highlands)
Lorna Bennett (Midlands)

Supporters will be very welcome.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

ALEX GLENNIE IS BEATEN IN SEMIS BY SHEENA WOOD WHO GOES ON TO WIN THE SCOTTISH SENIORS MATCHPLAY TITLE

Sheena Wood -- 2016 Scottish Seniors Matchplay Champion 
Alex Glennie - 2016 Scottish Seniors Strokeplay Champion
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies), beaten in last year's final, is the new Scottish Senior Women's match-play champion.
She KO'd top seed Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie), winner of the stroke-play title earlier in the week, 3 and 2 in this morning's semi-finals and then beat American Ashley Rose, a Royal Dornoch member, by 3 and 2 in the final at Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club.
Wood, two down after five holes in the final, never looked back after winning the seventh, eighth and ninth for a one-hole lead.
She eventually broke her opponent's resistance by winning the 15th and 16th to end the match.
Aileen Baker (Crail Golfing Society) won the handicap final, beating Caroline King (Clober) by 3 and 2 in the final after being one up on the 12th tee.

RESULTS:
SCRATCH
SEMI-FINALS - S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) bt A Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 3 and 2; A Rose (Royal Dornoch) bt K Sutherland (Royual Montrose) 3 and 1.
FINAL - Wood bt Rose 3 and 2.

HANDICAP
SEMI-FINALS - C King (Clober) bt F Clark (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) 4 and 3; A Baker (Crail GS) bt M Barr (Nairn) 2 holes.
FINAL - Baker bt King 3 and 2. Thanks go to Colin Farquarson for the report and photos

MATCHPLAY FINAL DAY RESULTS - SCOTTISH SENIORS

CLICK HERE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP

NETT MATCHPLAY REULTS 

Friday, July 01, 2016

WEST VETS FOURSOMES TEAM FOR THE MATCH AGAINST THE EAST

The following players have been chosen to represent the West Vets in the Foursomes Match v East at Baberton on Tuesday 16th August.

1) Anabel Kane (10 Kilmacolm) & Joanne Sharp (10 Kilmarnock Barassie)
2) Anne Judge (11 Ranfurly Castle) & Carol Fell (10 Ranfurly Castle)
3) Cathy Morton (12 Eastwood) & Marion Stewart (13 Kilmacolm)
4) Liz Hale (11 Caldwell) & Enid Young (12 Balmore)
5) Karen Maxwell (11 Milngavie) & Lynn McColl (11 Carrick)

Reserves : Morag Key (13 Ralston), Morag Little (13 Whitecraigs) & Fiona Roger (14 Ranfurly Castle).
Many thanks to all those who were willing to be considered - your support is much appreciated.

June Lockhart (Vice Captain)

ALEX GLENNIE WINS THROUGH TO SEMI FINALS OF THE SCOTTISH SENIORS MATCHPLAY

Scottish senior women's match-play at Fortrose and Rosemarkie

SHEENA WOOD TEST FOR DOUBLE- CHASING ALEX GLENNIE

By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) is through to the semi-finals in her bid to become the third player in as many years to win both the stroke-play and match-play titles at the Scottish Senior Women's Championships at Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club.
But first she will have to beat a formidable opponent in Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) in the round of the last four on Saturday morning.
Wood, beaten in last year's final by Martine Pow (Selkirk) who is not defending, won through at the 21st against Lorna McKinlay (Dunnikier Park) after being three up on the 10th tee in the quarter-finals.
Glennie beat Linda Dyball (Pitreavie) by 3 and 2 to reach the last four.
The other semi-final will feature Royal Dornoch American member, Ashley Rose and Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose). Rose was taken to the 18th green in both her ties while Sutherland also won by one hole in her quarter-final against No 2 seed Fiona de Vries (St Rule).

SCOTTISH SENIOR WOMEN'S MATCH-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Fortrose and Rosemarkie GC
SCRATCH

FIRST ROUND - A Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) bt L Terry (Cruden Bay) 5 and 4, L Dyball (Pitreavie) bt E Whyte (Aberdeen Ladies) 3 and 2, S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) bt S MacVicar (Nairn) 4 and 3, L McKinlay (Dunnikier Pak) bt A Hanson (Glencorse) 1 hole, A Rose (Royal Dornoch) bt D Young (North Berwick) 2 holes, M Smith (Tain) bt L Grieve (Musselburgh) 5 and 4, K Sutherland (Royal Montrose) bt A Ryan (Tain) 3 and 2, F De Vries (St Rule) bt L Fraser (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) 2 holes.

QUARTER-FINALS - Glennie bt Dyball 3 and 2, Wood bt McKinlay at 21st, Rose bt Smith 1 hole, Sutherland bt De Vries 1 hole.

HANDICAP
FIRST ROUND - F Clark (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) bt J Bryans (Harburn) 1 hole, I Chapman (Forfar) bt M Thurston (Ladies Panmure Barry) 4 and 3, C King (Clober) bt L Graham (Carnoustie Ladies) at 20th, A Freeman (Ladies Panmure Barry) bt M Wardrop (Turnhouse) 5 and 3, M Barr (Nairn) bt C Kinnaird (Glencorse) 3 and 2, A Ford (Ullapool) bt B Biggart (North Berwick) 2 holes, J Nicol (Inverness) w.o. C Macandrew (Nairn Dunbar) scr, A Baker (Crail GS) bt E Coghill (Royal Dornoch) 2 and 1.

QUARTER-FINALS - Clark bt Chapman 2 and 1, King bt Freeman 2 and 1, Barr bt Ford 7 and 5, Baker bt Nicol 7 and 5.