|2016 Ayrshire Ladies Champion|
Having qualified in first place for the matchplay stages, Emma played Louise Duncan (West Kilbride) in a closely fought semi final on Wednesday morning, edging ahead by winning the thirteenth and eventually booking her place in the final by winning the seventeenth for a 2 & 1 victory.
In the final, Emma faced Lorna Ronnie (Kilmarnock Barassie), a new member of the Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association who moved to the area five years ago, having previously played for Lanarkshire and been a past champion of Strathaven Golf Club and former West Of Scotland Girls Champion.
Lorna played some outstanding golf in the semi final against her clubmate and 2004 County Champion Alex Glennie, closing out the tie by 6 & 5 to book her place in the final.
In the final, Lorna did not quite reproduce her morning form, but remained in contention well into the latter stages of the match.
|The finalists with|
Prestwick Captain Dr. Paul Stevens
and ALCGA Captain Liz Keohone
An excellent approach to four feet set up a winning birdie three at the fourteenth saw Emma go dormie four and whilst both players hit their approach shots to within fifteen feet on the difficult fifteenth green, Lorna's putt just failed to drop whilst Emma slotted home her effort to win the hole with a second successive birdie three, and more importantly take her first Ayrshire Ladies County Golf Association Championship title with a 5 & 3 victory.
At the conclusion of play Prestwick Golf Club Captain Dr. Paul Stevens, who acted as referee for the final, presented prizes to both finalists and other successful players during the week, before hending the trophy over to the 2016 champion, Emma Hale.