Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Prize List and Results from Blairgowrie

Kathleen Sutherland receives the Championship Trophy from SVLGA President Dawn Moor --- click to enlarge
Helen Faulds the West Division champion put up a good fight in the semi finals of the Scottish Veteran Women's Championship today against the North area over-50s title-holder Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose). However, she eventually lost 2 and 1 to Kathleen.
Kathleen (pictured above with SVLGA President Dawn Moor) then produced an inspired spell of putting in the final to win the championship over the Lansdowne course at sunny Blairgowrie.
Kathleen beat Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh) by 4 and 3 in the final after holing single putts on the last five greens, two of them for birdies, at the 12th and 14th.
Noreen is in the SLGA-selected Scotland team for the senior women's home internationals at Hamilton Golf Club next midweek as is Helen. Kathleen is a reserve.

Lansdowne course, Blairgowrie.

Semi-finals – N Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh) beat L Campbell (Torwoodlee) 5 and 3, K Sutherland (Royal Montrose) beat H Faulds (Douglas Park) 2 and 1.
Final – Sutherland beat Fenton 4 and 3.

Helen Faulds and Liz Campbell - Semi Finalists  -- Winners of the Kennaway Quaiches

Pat Hutton and Lynne Terry with SVLGA President Dawn Moor (Galloway Division
Prize List from Blairgowrie

---- Thanks go to Captain of the Scottish Vets -- Pat Hutton for the list of all prizewinners ----------
Many congratulations also go to Pat Hutton who won the SVLGA Foursomes Trophy with Lynne Terry (North) and Helen Faulds who won the Kennaway Trophy

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Helen gets her revenge against Fiona De Vries

Helen Faulds and Fiona De Vries
Torwoodlee’s Liz Campbell is the only former title-winner through to Monday morning’s semi-finals in the Scottish Veteran Ladies GA Championship over the Lansdowne course, Blairgowrie.
In todays quarter-finals, delayed because of heavy rain, Liz beat Margaret McGregor (Dumfries & Co) by 6 and 5 and will now play Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh). Noreen beat Jean Brydson (Castle Douglas) by 6 and 4.
The other semi-final will feature Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose), a 4 and 2 winner against Vivien Welsh (Elgin), and Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), 4 and 2 conqueror of the Scottish senior women’s match-play champion Fiona de Vries (St Rule).
Sunday's results:
Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh) beat Jean Brydson (Castle Douglas) 6 and 4.
Liz Campbell (Torwoodlee) beat Margaret McGregor (Dumfries & Co) 6 and 5.
Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) beat Vivien Welsh (Elgin) 4 and 2.
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) beat Fiona de Vries (St Rule) 3 and 2.
Monday tee times:
Semi-finals at 9 and 9.10am.
Final at 1.30pm.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

West Vets do well at the British Seniors at Dumfries and County

Janice Paterson and Helen Faulds 
Pat Hutton  Posted by Picasa

Hampshire player Christine Quinn won the weather-affected Senior British women's open amateur golf championship for the first time at Dumfries and County today
Despite being one of the 27 players who had to halt their second finish when the course became waterlogged on Wednesday afternoon and resume it this morning, she was able to keep her concentration and clinch an easy six-stroke win with rounds of 75 and 78 for an aggregate of eight-over-par 224.
Top Scot was former Scottish women's amateur champion Fiona Anderson from Blairgowrie. who finished joint seventh.
Fiona De Vries (St Rule) finished with one of the better scores of the third round – a 77 which lifted her up to joint 11th place with a total of 238. Moira Thomson (North Berwick) was 3rd Scot with a total of 239
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)was the 4th best Scot and 15th overall with a total of 240 with an excellent final round of 79. Pat Hutton (Lanark) also had a 79 in the final round to finish on 242.
Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) also made the final cut to finish in the top 40 out of a field of 100 players which was an excellent achievement in what had been an exceedingly hard 3 days with all the dreadful weather they had to endure
To see the final scores Click here for the Final LGU Scoreboard

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Torrential Rain Spoils the Autumn Meeting

Mo Neilson (Greenock)
Elinor Grant (Douglas Park)
The Autumn Meeting played over Caldwell golf Course today was spoilt by torrential rain throughout the day.
Only 26 player ventured out and Maureen Neilson (Greenock) had the best gross of the day with an 83. She also had a net 75 with Elinor Grant (Douglas Park) who was the Winner of the Net award.
Maureen Rennie (Douglas Park)was 2nd with a net 78 by virtue of the better inward half.
Aldi Russel (Ralston golf Club) was the winner of the Bronze Division with a net 81.
The weather was so bad that the SSS 72 went up to a CSS 75 (Reduction only)

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Pat Walker (Vice Captain) has sent some photos from the East v West Match at Gullane last month. To have a look go to Photos from East v West Match

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Helen Faulds is selected for the Home Internationals at Hamilton

Helen Faulds with caddy Carol Fell - click to enlarge
After the final at Machrihanish today the SLGA anounced the team for the Scottish Seniors Home Internationals to be held at Hamilton Golf Course at the end of September.
The team is : Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) , Elizabeth Campbell (Torwoodlee),Fiona de Vries (St Rule), Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh), Moira Thomson (North Berwick),Pamela Williamson (Baberton )
Reserves: Ruth Brown (Lothianburn) and Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose)


Photographs taken at Machrihanish

Helen loses in the Scottish Seniors Championship Finals

Helen receives her runners up prize from the club captain -- click to enlarge
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) knocked out the 2005 Matchplay Champion Pamela Williamson (Baberton) in the semi finls of the Scottish Seniors Matchplay Championship at Machrihanish this morning. In a brilliant display of golf in very windy conditions Helen managed to clinch the tie on the 18th hole with a 1 hole victory.
In the afternoon final the wind picked up to about a four club difference and Fiona De Vries (St Rule) managed to be the better of the finalists on the day to become the 2006 Champion by beating Helen 4/3

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Helen Faulds beats Jennifer Mack in the quarter finals of the Scottish Seniors

Jennifer and Helen -- Click to enlarge
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) beat Rose Anderson (Huntly) 5 /4 and Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) beat 3rd seed Lynn Terrey (Cruden Bay) 5/4 to progress to the quarter final stages of the Scottish Seniors Matchplay Championships at Machrihanish today.
Helen then played Jennifer in the quarter finals in the afternoon and in a very exciting game Helen came to the fore with a 2 holes win

Friday, September 01, 2006

West Vets do well in Scottish Seniors at Machrihanish

Anna, Janice and Helen --- Click to enlarge
After the 2 qualifying stroke play rounds today at the Scottish Seniors Championships at Machrihanish Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) and Anna Telfer (Milngavie) won the 1st,2nd and 3rd Net aggregate awards. Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) plus the 3 SLGA Prizewinners pictured above also qualified for the matchplay stages
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