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1 Redheughs Rigg
South Gyle
Edinburgh
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Place of Registration:
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Company No: 308709

Tel No: 0131 339 3987  

INDIA'S SCORCHES TO A 65 FOR RECORD WIN AT ALLOA

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Gabrielle MacDonald, India Clyburn, Hannah McCook 

Englands India Clyburn scored a stunning 12 shot victory in the Scottish Junior Open Strokeplay Championship thanks to a final day nice under par 65 at Alloa Golf Club.

It was a true exhibition of golf from the Woodhall Spa 17 year old and she finished on 15 under par 207, a record dozen shots ahead of the top Scottish trio of Gabrilee MacDonald (Craigielaw), Hannah McCook (Grantown-on-Spey and last year's winner Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies).

It is the first non-Scottish winner since Finland's Rikka Hakkarainen triumphed at Lanark in 1995 - she went on to become a winner on the Ladies' European Tour.

Clyburn is the younger sister of the Ladies' European Tour winner and former Curtis Cup star, Holly Clyburn, and she was delighted to add to the family's glittering golfing record.

"That was my best ever round of golf and my best ever win." said the Lincolnshire Ladies' Champion. "This year I was runner-up in the Critchley Salver and seventh at the Helen Holm. But this is easily my best achievement outside county golf. 

"Alloa is a wonderful golf course and the weather over the three days has been absolutely fantastic. I'd love to come back and try and win the title again."

Clyburn birdied four holes in the first half - the second, fifth, eighth and ninth - and then dipped to six under the card with an eagle at the tenth. More birdies followed at the 12th, 15th and 16th.

The eagle was the result of holing an 80-yard wedge shot. "I knew I'd hit it well but I didn't see it go in." she said. "I heard some cheering but it was only when I got to the green that I realised I had holed out."

Eventually, her intention is to follow in her big sister's footsteps. I've signed up to go to North Carolina State University in August 2015. I'll spend four years then turn professional. The Curtis Cup is one of my goals."

MacDonald had four birdies and closed with a level oar 74. McCook, the first round leader, eagled the ninth and 13th in a 74. Meek's closing 76 included a hat-trick of birdies. 

Team Announcements

European Senior Ladies Team Championship, Gut Altentann GC, Austria, 2-6 September 2014

Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 

Fiona De Vries (St Rule)

Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barrassie)

Anne Ryan (Tain)

Mary Smith (Tain)

Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)

Team Captain: Anna Telfer 

 

Girls Home Internationals, Donabate Golf Club, Ireland. 6-8 August 2014.

Mirren Fraser (Powfoot)

Joanne Free (Gullane Ladies)

Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies)

Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies)

Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne)

Heather Munro (Monifieth)

Lauren Whyte (St Regulus)

Clara Young (North Berwick)

Team Captain: Laura Walker

Reserves: Emma Hale (Troon Ladies)

Claire Robertson (Carnoustie Ladies) 

Emily Dalgetty (Glencorse) 

 

World Amateur Team Championship, Japan, 3-6 September 2014

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)

Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield)

Gabrielle MacDonald (Cragielaw)

  

Girls British Open Amateur Championship, Massereene Golf Club, Northern Ireland, 11-15 August 2014. 

Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies)

Hazel MacGarvie (Troon Ladies)

Clara Young (North Berwick)

Ladies British Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship, Ashburnham Golf Club, Wales, 20-22 August 2014.

Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm)

Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield)

Gabrielle MacDonald (Cragielaw) 

FIONA CROWNED GIRLS’ CHAMPION
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Fiona Liddell (Gutersloh) 
 
German-based Fiona Liddell is the new Scottish Girls’ Champion after an impressive 2 and 1 win over Heather Munro (Monifieth) in the final at Dumfries and County.

Liddell, coached by her Dad, Stephen, who is a professional in Germany, the 16-year-old showed some real short game wizardry to overcome a dogged opponent.

“This is the best win of my career,” said the delighted new champion. “And I’ll still be young enough to defend the title next year.”

Liddell made a great start. She holed from a putt from off the green at the first to win the hole and was two up after a solid par at the second. 

But Munro hit back with wins at the fourth and another with a birdie at the fifth and they reached the turn all square. 

But Liddell had a great start to the second half. She drove into a greenside bunker at the par tenth and holed from the sand for a spectacular eagle two. By that stage, Dad could hardly watch. 

Following a string of halves – the long 15th in birdie fours - Liddell again showed some magic from off the green, holing a chip shot from behind the 15th to go two up. The next two holes were halved in par and the match was over. 
 
“I was especially pleased to make the shot from the bunker,” said Liddell, who played for Great Britain and Ireland in last year’s Junior Vagliano Trophy. “I was having some trouble with my bunker shots earlier in the week and Dad and I worked really hard to sort it out.

“I was sorry to miss the Scottish Ladies’ Championship this year because I was sitting my A levels. But I’ll be finished school next year and then I want to go to 
America on a golf scholarship.”

It really was class final that was played mostly in sunshine but also included a heavy mid-round shower. Liddell was three under par for the 17 holes and Munro was one under -  it was the two chip-ins that made the difference.

In the Ansley Reid Salver it was also a good day for professionals’ daughters. Jillian Farrell, whose Dad is the pro at Cardross, won the title with a one hole win over Jennifer Saxton (Kinross). 
 
Death of Morag Wright

It is with regret that we announce that Morag Wright passed away in Zurich on Thursday 10th July after a two year fight with cancer. Morag represented Scotland in the winning Home Internationals sides of 1990 & 1991 having previously representing Scotland at Girls International level.

The funeral service will be held at Roucan Loch Crematorium on Tuesday 22nd July at 2pm. All friends are respectfully invited to attend. Family flowers only please. If so desired, donations to Cancer Research U.K may be given at the service. 

 

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