Saturday 3 May 2014

First day of the Championships at The Roxburghe

The first day closed out with the three of the top four seeds, all from The Roxburghe, successfully getting through to Sunday's semi-finals, the other semi-finalist is Kelso's Sharon Paterson the no7 seed
Top seed Julie Birdsall got through safely against Denise Richards (Torwoodlee) 8&6 she will play Carina Bunyan (4) who was taken to the 18th by experienced Shiela Cuthbertson (Peebles)
Dani Ker beat 10 times champion Judith Anderson (Hawick) 3&2, she will be up against Sharon who beat Claire Howden(Torwoodlee) 7&5

The first round finished with most of the games going as seeding,  the only upset was Claire Howden who beat the 2nd seed Liz Campbell holing out from the edge of the green at the 19th.
First round results
Julie Birdsall (1) beat Jean Oliver (16) 6&4
Denise Richards (8) beat Anne Wood (9) 19th hole
Sheila Cuthbertson (5) beat Marny Waddell (12) 5&4
Carina Bunyan (4) beat Ailsa Mitchell (13) 2 up
Dani Ker (3) beat Fiona Ker (14) 4&3
Judith Anderson (6) beat Lorraine White (11) 7&5
Sharon Paterson (7) beat Venetia Scott (10) 2&1
Claire Howden(15) beat Liz Campbell (2) 19th hole

Bronze Championship

Elaine Brotherstone (Lauder) beat Hawick's Zara Middlemass 7&5 she will play Zara's sister the no1 seed and reigning champion, 13year old Rhea in the first semi final.  The other semi final will be contested between June Craig (Selkirk) and Diane Johnstone(Duns)