Friday, 18 September 2015

The first day of the finals at Stranraer

So far so good with the weather. Not quite as warm as yesterday but certainly warm enough for most to end up in shirt sleeves again.
A Hug to see them on their way





There was some really great golf played today by both teams resulting in some pretty tense matches but our brilliant team won out against Dumfriesshire winning 7 matches to 2.

Gabrielle Macdonald and Louise Fraser led our team out in the foursomes winning 1 up. Followed by Karen Marshall and Alison McBride who although having some great holes lost on the 17th. Kate McIntosh and Wendy Nicholson ended the foursomes with a fantastic win of 6/5.

Gabrielle led us out in the afternoon after an incredibly quick turnaround. She was playing Diane Macdonald who was really on amazing form. She had 2 birdies and an eagle in the first 3 holes.Gabrielle managed to fight back but lost eventually on the 16th.

Our Kate followed and she was on fire. Her new driver was working wonderfully to bring her to an incredible win on the 12th.

Hannah also played a great match and she shared the shot of the day. She won 4&3

Karen Ferguson settled down after a bit of a shaky start and really came too when she struck the pin on the short par 3 at the 6th. That was just the boost she needed to set her on her way to victory. It wasn't the best finish as her opponent sent two balls into the wilderness on the 17th and not finding them conceded the match as Karen was 2 up at this point and on the fairway.
  
Alison was hitting the ball beutifully this afternoon but so was her opponent until Alison went up at the 11th Then 2 up then 1 up and then an amazing up and down on the 15th par 3 to stay 1 up. A win at the next and a birdie to win the match on the 17th.

Louise was a real anchorman today and had us biting our nails around the 14th and 15th when she went from 3 up to 1 up. But Louise never gives up and sank a great putt on the 17th to win.

Shots of the day go to Hannah who eagled the par4 fourth hole. Just one bounce on the green and in it went.
Karen Marshall hit the most incredible shot out from in the trees in really thick rough to land right in the middle of the fairway. Most I feel would have definately declared it unplayable!
Then Karen Ferguson with her shot into the shot 6th to nearly get her first hole in one.

Here's to another day of the same tomorrow.