Sunday 4 May 2014

Photos from the weekend

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Finals day at The Roxburghe

In the first semi Carina Buyan was 2 up after 4 against Julie Birdsall who fought back winning 4 holes on the bounce to be 2 up after 9,  Carina then steadied herself to play par golf eventually winning 4&3

Dani Ker took charge of the second semi-final against Sharon Paterson from the start and after a mistake at the 8th which was rectified with a birdie at 9 she was 4 up at the turn, Sharon won the 10th, they halved the 11th and 12th, Dani then won the 13th to get back to 4 up.  Dani lost a ball at 14 which was conceded but a long birdie putt finished the game at the 15th.

So it was an all Roxburghe final with Carina up against Dani. It was a nervy start from both with Carina winning the first with a 5 after Dani had to chip out from the trees. Dani pulled it back to be 1 up after 4, both had excellent birdies at the long 5th, unfortunately Carina missed a couple of short putts which left her 3 down at the turn, she won the 11th after Dani 3 putted.  Carina conceded the 13th after having issues with the pond to take Dani to 4 up.  Carina pulled it back to 3 after Dani had to take a drop back into the fairway bunker at the 14th after she plugged her ball in the face when trying to get out.  The next two holes were halved, Dani won the match at the 16th 3&2

In the bronze championship semi-finals,13 year old Rhea Middlemass (Hawick) put herself into a position to make it 3 in a row by beating Elaine Brotherstone (Lauder) easily 8 & 7.  The other match was a close one with June Craig (Selkirk) eventually overcoming Diane Johnstone (Duns) by a hole.

The final between Rhea and June was a one sided affair with Rhea winning on the 13th.

Dani and Rhea

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)