Friday, July 19, 2013

SCOTTISH GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP - Connie Jaffrey in final at Ranfurly Castle

Connie Jaffrey
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) will play in the final of the 2013 Scottish Girls Championship at Ranfurly Castle on Saturday 20th July, after wining through her quarter and semi final matches on Friday.

(Report courtesy of the Cal Carson Golf Agency)

Scottish schoolgirls champion Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies), also winner of the Ayrshire women's county title this season, will play South of Scotland girls champion Tara Mactaggart (Minto) in the 18-hole final of the Scottish Under-18 girls' championship at Ranfurly Castle Golf Club on Saturday morning.

In the quarter-finals, Jaffrey ended the bid of St Andrews' Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) to become the first player since Carly Booth in 2007-2008 to win the national girls' title two years in a row. Connie, the fifth seed, beat Whyte by 4 and 2 and followed that up with a 5 and 4 win in the semi-finals against Nicola Robertson (Dunblane New) who had earlier KO'd  the highly rated Clara Young (North Berwick) and then, in the quarter-finals, the 2010 champion Lesley Atkins (Gullane) by 5 and 4.

Jaffrey was level par in her victory over Robertson after being two up at the turn.

Mactaggart, 17, who reached the last 16 of the Scottish women's championship at Longniddry in May, was one under par in winning the all-Borders semi-final against Danielle Ker (Roxburghe) by 3 and 1.

Tara was one down after six holes but never looked back after birdieing the short seventh and long eighth to be one up at the turn.

Ker won the 13th and 16th on the inward half but could not wrest the initiative from Mactaggart who won the 11th, 12th, 15th and 17th for victory.

Emma Greenlees (Dumfries and Co) beat Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne) by 4 and 3 in the final of the Ansley Reid Salver subsidiary competition.   

Ranfurly Castle GC, Bridge of Weir

Nicola Robertson (Dunblane New) bt Lesley Atkins (Gullane) 5 and 4
Connie Jaffrey (Troon Ladies) bt Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 4 and 2
Danielle Ker (Roxburghe) bt Heather Munro (Monifieth) 3 and 2
Tara Mactaggart (Minto) bt Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) 5 and 4.

Jaffrey bt Robertson 5 and 4
Mactaggart bt Ker 3 and 1

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