The Ayrshire Ladies’ team narrowly lost out to Lanarkshire in the opening day of the 2016 West Division Inter County Womans Championship on Monday 20th June at Douglas Park Golf Club.
Despite losing the morning foursomes 3 – 0, Ayrshire fought back in the afternoon singles And wins by Emma Hale, Lorna Ronnie and Jenny Linklater brought the scores level before Lanarkshire edged ahead again when Debbie Watt lost out at the seventeenth.
Unfortunately for Ayrshire, their fightback fell just short, when the remaining two singles ties, involving Louise Duncan and Catherine Malcolm, both finished all square, leaving Lanarkshire the winners overall by 5 – 4.
Match details (Lanarkshire names first):-
Susan McGrenachan and Susan Wood beat Emma Hale and Jenny Linklater by 3 & 1
Alyson Hendry and Lesley Lloyd beat Catherine Malcolm and Roz Purdom by 2 & 1
Fiona Norris and Molly Richmond beat Audrey Thompson and Louise Duncan by 3 & 2
Susan Wood lost to Emma Hale by 1 hole
Katie Scott lost to Lorna Ronnie by 1 hole
Kirstin Brown lost to Jenny Linklater by 8 & 7
Lesley Lloyd beat Debbie Watt by 2 & 1
Molly Richmond halved with Louise Duncan
Fiona Norris halved with Catherine Malcolm
LANARKSHIRE 5 AYRSHIRE 4
In the other match on the opening day, Renfrewshire beat Dumbarton & Argyll by 5.5 – 3.5