Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) won the Scottish Womans Senior Strokeplay title at Fortrose & Rosemarkie on Thuersday 30th June.
The only Ayrshire player in the field, Glennie's two round total of 155 was good enough for a two shot win in a high scoring championship.
(Report courtesy of Colin Farquharson)
Despite having only one birdie over 36 holes, Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) won the Scottish senior women's amateur stroke-play championship at Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club on Wedneasday 29th and Thursday 30th June.
Her rounds of 77 and 78 for 13-over-par 155 gave her a two-stroke victory margin from Fiona de Vries (St Rule) (76-81) with Mary Smith (Tain) a further two shots back in third place with scores of 79 and 80.
Overnight leader Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) could manage only seven pars in a second-round 86, which included two triple bogey 7s, and her 11-stroke slump saw her slide down to a fourth place finish.
It was another day of nightmare scoring. One player took a 16 at the par-5 fourth and reached the turn in 66. There was one 11 and six 10s among the other returns.
Even the winner found the going tough. Glennie was out in 39 with a double bogey 6 at the second and another shot shed at the ninth. She then bogeyed four holes in a row from the 10th, dropped another sot at the 16th before notching a lone birdie at the 17th for halves of 39.
Runner-up De Vries had a quadruple bogey 8 at the 17th in an inward 41 for an 81.
An even local knowledge could not save Mary Smith (Tain) from running up two 7s on outward 43.
The leading 16 players qualified for the match-play championship over the next two days.
There was a five-way tie on 170 for the 16th place and, after a comparison of the second rounds, Lynne Fraser (Fortrose and Rosemarkie), who had an 80, was named the last match-play qualifier and, therefore, top seed Glennie's opponent in the first round.
Those who lost out in the countback were Jennifer Bryans (Harburn) 85, Lynn Terry (Cruden Bay) 85, Louise Graham (Carnoustie Ladies) 88 and Christine McAndrew (Nairn Dunbar) 89.
SCOTTISH SENIOR WOMEN'S STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club
QUALIFIERS FOR MATCH-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
par 142 (2x71). SSS 72. CSS 72, 75 (r/o)
155 A Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 77 78
157 F de Vries (St Rule) 76 81
159 M Smith (Tain) 79 80
161 S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 75 86
163 A Hanson (Glencorse) 83 80
164 A Rose (Royal Dornoch) 82 82
165 K Sutherland (Royal Montrose) 83 82, E Whyte (Aberdeen Ladies) 80 85
166 L Dyball (Pitreavie) 82 84
167 A Ryan (Tain) 78 89, D Young (North Berwick) 77 90.
168 K Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) 83 85
169 L McKinlay (Dunnikier Park) 82 87, S MacVicar (Nairn) 80 89, L Grieve (Musselburgh) 80 89.
170 (after countback) L Fraser (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) 90 80.