|Connie Jaffrey & Emma Hale|
In the opening qualifying round, played in difficult conditions, Hale matched the one over par total of 77 posted by Chloe Goadby (St Regulus), and went into the matchplay stages as second qualifier.
Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) was tied sixth on 79 (+3) though her name does not appear in the matchplay stages, presumable due to non availability.
The only other Ayrshire player to qualify for the top flight of matchplay was Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) , the championship runner up in 2014, who was tied 21st on 85 (+9)
The other Ayrshire players who took part in the championship were Gillian McGinlay (Troon Ladies) who had 94 (+18) and Jenny Linklater (Largs) who returned 97 (+21), to finish tied 53rd and 60th respectively.
In the opening round of the matchplay on Thursday morning, Emma Hale faces Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne) whilst Connie Jaffrey plays Heather Munro (Monifieth).