Saturday, August 27, 2016

Scottish Junior Tour U14 and U16 Championships Round 1 leadng scores

Glencorse Golf Club

 Par 69
68 Louise Duncan (West Kilbride)
75 Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore)
77 Amy Mitchell (Strathmore)
81 Carys Irvine (Craigielaw)
83 Claire McLaughlin (West Kilbride)

 Par 69
71 Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe)
74 Rachel Foster (Turnberry)
75 Anna McKay (Crail GS), Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne)
78 Porscha Wilson (Burntisland)

 Par 64
66 James Morgan (Longniddry), Jack Noon (Musselburgh)
68 Ethan Ross (Fraserburgh)
69 Alex Simpson (Strathmore)
70 Ian Taggart (Lenzie)

Par 64
66 Euan Orr (Kemnay), Cameron Adam (Royal Burgess)
68 Logan Gillies (Nairn), Roddy McAuley (Fereneze)
71 Cameron Akers (Elmwood). 




Jane and Sally tie for 13th plance in Finland

Jane Turner (West Linton) and Sally Watson (Castle Stuart) earned 684 euros each as they tied for 13th place in the Ladies Finnish Open at Hillside Golf Club, Vihti.
Turner scored 69, 76 and 74, Watson 75, 70 and 74.
They finished six shots behind the winner of the 5,613 euros first prize and title, Ainil Bakar (Malaysia) who shot 69, 69 an d75 for 213, winning by one shot from Austria's Sara Schober who collected 3,863 euros for rounds of 68, 69 and 77.
 Michele Thomson (Meldrum House) tied for 46th place on 226 with scores of 76, 72 and 78. She earned 282 euros.
The other Scot who started the tournament, Laura Murray, missed the 36-hole cut.

213 Ainil Bakar (Malaysia) 69 69 75 (5,613 euros)
214 Sara Schober (Austria) 68 69 77 (3,863 euros)
215 Sanna Nuutinen (Finland) 71 73 71, Piti Martinez Bernal (Spain) 70 73 72, Emma Goddard (England) 71 69 785 (1,693 euros each)

219 Jane Turner (West Linton) 69 76 74, Sally Watson (Castle Stuart 75 70 74 (684 euros each)
226 Michele Thomson (Meldrum House0 76 72 78 (282 euros).




John Watson, Belle Robertson, Carol Fell, Kylie Walker, and Helen Faulds

David Carrick and Belle Robertson
The John Watson International Invitation Day that has been running since the 1980's was played yesterday at Douglas Park Golf Club in Bearsden Glasgow 
Belle Robertson was the main guest with Professional Kylie Walker who played with every group in the competition. The overall winner was Past Walker Cup Player David Carrick.
Click Here to see photos from the day-- or click through the photos below.

The JW World Invitational
Belle Robertson, John Watson (OBE) and Kylie Walker

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Rachael tied for 30th after second-round 67

 at LPGA Q School

Germany-based Scottish amateur Rachael Taylor, pictured below by Cal Carson Golf Agency, is on target to make the first cut - to the top 130 and ties - in the LPGA/Symetra Tour Qualifying School Stage 1 tournament at Rancho Mirage, California.

She has had rounds of 76 and 67 for 143 and is placed T30.
English amateur Alison Knowles is T46 on 144 (70-74).
Curtis Cup player Charlotte Thomas is T62 with 73-72 for 145.
Melissa Siviter from English is T100 with 73-74 for 147.
But outside the cut zone after 36 holes are England's Tara McLay-Kidd (77-73 for 150), Lauren Taylor (75-76 for 151 and T191), Curtis Cup player Meghan MacLaren (79-77 for 146 and T261) and Rachael Drummond (80-79 for 159 and T306).

The huge field - 340 still playing over three courses- is headed as follows:
134 Sarah Schmelzel (USA) 67 67
137 Daniela Darquea (Ecuador) (am) 67 70, Savannah Vilaubi (USA) 67 70.




Ariya recovers from knee injury to lead 

Canadian Women's Open

After a knee injury sidelined Ariya Jutanugarn in Rio, the world No 2 appeared healthy on Friday as she jumped to the top of the leaderboard at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open at Calgary, Alberta.
Jutanugarn, from Thailand, carded a bogey-free, eight-under par, 64 for the low round of the week to lead by three-strokes ahead of In Gee Chun and Stephanie Meadow.
Jutanugarn held the first round lead at the Women's Olympic Games Golf  but was forced to withdraw from the third round due to a left knee injury. She told the media on Friday she considered skipping this week’s event as well, but began feeling better as the week continued and decided to play in Calgary.
“ I hurt my knee, so that's why I didn't play very well on the third round in Brazil. I just felt okay. I just had to rest and take care of my knee. So after that I feel like ' just play golf,' and it didn't feel like anything changed,” Jutanugarn said about her knee.
“I wanted to see how I'm feeling. But after that,  on Monday, it didn't hurt that much and today it's getting a lot better.
A four-time winner in 2016, including major champion at the Ricoh Women’s British Open, Jutanugarn is one of the longest hitters on Tour. Throughout the season she has made the decision to leave her driver out of the bag in order to better navigate off the tee, choosing to instead hit 3-wood or a long iron.
"The Thai player took that approach in her major victory and has implemented the same strategy this week at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club and has missed just two fairways this week.
“Sometimes I feel more confident with my irons. Normally, if I'm not going to bring my driver, I'm going to have 4-iron and 3-iron, so I bring my 4-iron in.”
A win this week wouldn’t be a first for Jutanugarn in Canada, who captured the 2012 Canadian Women’s Amateur in 2012 at 16-years of age. She ran way from the field, shooting a course record 65 at Lethbridge Country Club to win by five-strokes ahead of her closest competitor, her sister Moriya, who is also a member on the LPGA Tour.
Jutanugarn will sleep on the lead Friday night for the fifth time this season.
Click here to watch Jutanugarn's second round highlights.
Click here to watch Jutanugarn's post-round interview.

Stephanie Meadow and In Gee Chun are three-strokes back of Jutanugarn in a share of second at nine-under par. Chun finished with a birdie and an eagle in her final two holes, which included draining a 12-footer for eagle at the par five, 18th hole.
Chun followed her opening round 68 with a 67 on Friday despite struggling off the tee, hitting just half the fairways, but made it around in just 25 putts to climb within striking distance of the lead. She told the media after her round that her goal this week is to finish in the top-3, which is something she’s already accomplished five times this season.
Click here to watch Chun's second round highlights.

Meadow, from Northern Ireland, followed her opening round 66 with a three-under par, 69 on Friday. She got off to a hot start with four birdies in her first eight holes, but stumbled with three consecutive bogeys at the turn to fall five-back of the lead. She bounced back with two birdies on her inward nine to move into a share of second with Chun.
First round leader Chella Choi had an interesting 26th birthday that didn’t include much sleep. On Thursday, Choi played late into the afternoon due to the three-hour weather delay and once play was called for darkness, had to return Friday morning to complete four holes of her opening round. Once she was finished, it was a quick turn around for Choi who headed right back out to begin her second round, posting a one-under par, 71 to sit four-back of the lead heading into the weekend.
“Very tough,” Choi said about her experience this week. “I just had four hours sleep last night because almost 9 o'clock, 9:00pm and we woke up before 4am, so we're starting at 7:00. But we moved to 6:55, so it was really hard. So I want to go home and nap.”
After a busy summer stretch that included nine consecutive events for Choi, she made the most of her three-weeks off from the LPGA Tour by putting in some work with her instructor Mike Bender and is already enjoying the results this week.
“I worked really hard the last three weeks, off week. So my condition and my game is better, it's more stronger than before, so the game's easier,” said Choi. “But I was very tired, so I tried to work out really hard so my tee shot is better. I want to hit a hard tee shot every four days. So I focus on my just driving game, so my game is better. And confidence is better, so shot is better.”

Michelle Wie holed her approach from the fairway at the par 4, 17th hole for her fifth eagle of the year and to move inside the cut line at one-under par. Wie will play the weekend for the first time since June’s Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give after missing her last four cuts on Tour. She won the 2010 playing of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open for her second victory on the LPGA Tour and has her father on the bag this week.
Click here to watch Wie's eagle.
The projected cut is at one-under par which sends home notables Charley Hull at Even par, Cheyenne Woods at one-over par, Laura Davies at two-over par and Gerina Piller at five-over par.

Click here for complete scores from the second round of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Jane Turner slips back in Ladies' Finnish Open

Jane Turner (West Linton) fell back from a two-under 69 to a five-over 76 in the second round of the Ladies' Finnish Open at Hillside Golf Club, Vihti. She was four over par after only five holes, thanks to a bogey at the third, a triple bogey 7 at the fourth and  bogey at the fifth.
Turner is now tied 19th on 145 with Edinburgh-born Sally Watson (Castle Stuart) who improved by five shots with a second-round 70.
Michele Thomson (Meldrum House) added a 72 to her opening 76 for a share of 38th place on 148, one shot inside the cut mark.
Alford's Laura Murray (Kippie Lodge) missed out with scores of 74 and 78 for 152. 
Austria's Sarah Schober leads on five-under 137 with scores of 68 and 69.

Par 142 (2x71)
137 S Schober (Austria) 68 69
138 A Bakar (Malaysia) 69 69
140 O Vartiainen (Finland) 67 73, E Goddard (England) 71 69

145 S Watson 75 70, J Turner 69 76 (T19)
148 M Thomson 76 72 (T38)

MISSED THE CUT (149 and better qualified)
152 L Murray 74 78.

To view all the scores



The MGR Fife Golfer of the Week is Liam Duncan of Dunnikier Park, who enters the MGR Fife Men's Ranking Top Ten for the first time at No 4.

MGR Week 2016/34

Fife Ladies                                                                     
1 Carole Sutherland (Scotscraig) 1031 pts
2 Anna McKay (Crail) 1007
3 Linda Dyball (Dunfermline) 977
4 Barbara Kilpatrick (Dunfermline) 950
5 Dianne Watson (Leven GS) 934

Fife Clubs - Ladies
1 Leven GS 794
2 Anstruther 778
3 Balbirnie Park 739,
4 Kinghorn 738
5 St Michaels 731

Fife Men
1 Graeme Jones (Dunfermline) 1283 pts                                                                                           
2 Danny Stalker (Lundin) 1238
3 Barry Logan (Dunnikier Park) 1120
4 *Liam Duncan (Dunnikier Park) 1106
5 Ryan Brown (Dunfermline) 1064                                       
Fife Clubs - Men
1 Dunfermline 958 pts
2 Dunnikier Park 950
3 Lundin 925
4 Aberdour 856
5 Pitreavie 833

*Entry or Re-entry this week

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Link to scores at LPGA Q School Stage 1


Two Americans, August Kim, an amateur, and Kristina Merkle, head a massive field of 342 players who are competing over three courses in the LPGA/Symetra Tour Qualifying Stage 1 at Rancho Mirage, California.
They are sharing the lead on six-under 66

British scores:
70 Alison Knowles (England) (am) (T20)
73 Melissa Sviter (England), Charlotte Thomas (England) (am) (T88) 
75 Lauren Taylor (England) (T161)
76 Rachael Taylor (Scotland) (am) (T193)
79 Meghan MacLaren (England) (am) (T279)
80 Rachel Drummond (England) (T297)
Field of 342 players


 Stephanie Meadow's birdie-birdie finish for a 66

Chella Choi sits at 7-under through 14 holes to hold the overnight lead at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open. Play was suspended due to darkness at 8:23 p.m. with 54 golfers still on the course needing to complete their first rounds at Calgary, Alberta
Stephanie Meadow birdied her final two holes to post an opening round 66 to be the clubhouse leader.
Catriona Matthew had a three-under-par 69 on her 47th birthday. She is tied for sixth place ovenight.
Laura Davies had a 72, Holly Clyburn a 73 and Felicity Johnson a 74
“It’s awesome,” Meadow said of her round today. “You know, something that I’ve been focusing on all year is to start off a little better in all my tournaments, so to come out today and shoot low has been spectacular.”
Due to inclement weather and the threat of lightning in the area, play was delayed for two hours and 56 minutes from 11:44 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
“Yeah, a little bit, especially when you’re on a little bit of a roll,” Meadow said about whether the delay had affected her. “You kind of start thinking and whatever. But I just texted my mom and my coach, and my coach just said stay in your own little bubble and keep doing what you’re doing, and it worked.”
First round play will resume at 7:15 a.m. on Friday. The second round morning wave will begin at 8:00 a.m., adding 50 minutes to the original starting times. The round two afternoon wave will begin at 1:05 p.m., adding 40 minutes to the original starting times.


Lydia Ko is off to another hot start in her pursuit of a fourth Canadian Open title after an opening round 67 (-5). A win at Priddis Greens this week would also mean that Ko would gather a victory at a fourth different Canadian tournament location in just five starts in this event.
The World No. 1 is also seeking to add a fifth win to her 2016 season, which would tie the career-high mark for wins in a season that she set last year.
Ko mentioned being very comfortable in Canada and that to her it feels like a home away from home:
“I’ve felt such a warm welcome whenever I come to Canada, and obviously because I think I’ve played well here, that I think that grows a little bit more. But the fans have been great. I said Canada reminds me a lot like home in New Zealand, and when you can relate back to places where you can relax and you love being there, I think that’s just another great part of that tournament.”
Ko’s previous finishes at the CP Women’s Open:
  • 2015 - Win
  • 2014 - T55
  • 2013 - Win
  • 2012 - Win


Alena Sharp shot an opening round 68 (-4) to sit three shots back of the lead after the opening day of the CP Women’s Open. On the course, amateur Jaclyn Lee is also at 4-under through 13 holes.
The last Canadian to win the CP Women’s Open was Jocelyne Bourassa in 1973.


  • 66 - 66 ties the low round of Stephanie Meadow’s career, Meadow also shot 66 in the opening round of the 2016 ShopRite LPGA Classic
  • 2:56 - Play was delayed for two hours and 56 minutes due to weather
  • 1 - Jacqui Concolino recorded a hole-in-one on the par-3 11th hole from 182 yards with a 5-iron


“My caddie always jokes that when it’s windy I always play great, so I guess that’s kind of my deal. Being from Ireland, that’s just part of it.” -Stephanie Meadow on her play today in tough conditions
“Well, the thing is I FaceTimed her (Inbee Park) just after she got the gold medal, then we talked, and she said, So Yeon, are you sick? I said, Yeah, I’m sick; I didn’t really practice, I’m coming here to play horribly, I cannot really practice, so I’m kind of anxious. Then she said, I had like a two-month break, then I got a gold medal. Two weeks off is nothing; you can do it.” -So Yeon Ryu on her talk with Inbee Park after Park won the gold medal in Rio




Thursday, August 25, 2016


Captain's Day (25/08/2016)
Blairgowrie Wee Course (18)
PAR: 64 CSS: 66
Division 1
Margaret Watkins       86    25    61
Sheila Durward          83    18    65
Caroline Henderson   73      8    65
Margaret MacRae      86    21    65
Sue Robertson           87    21    66
Angela Crossland       97   30    67
Sylvia Mitchell             87   20    67
Janice Lang                78   11     67
Linda Scott                 82   15    67
Elizabeth Campbell    85   17    68
Val Saville                   80  12    68
Avril Hendry                95  26    69
Lynne Sharp               79  10    69
Judith Proudfoot         90  21    69
Moira Begbie              82  13    69
Mary Miller                  79  10   69
Dorothy Whytock        88  19   69
Lesley Findlay            89   20   69
Katy Alexander           76    6   70
Amy Thomson           86   16   70
Kay Finlay                  93   23  70
Judith Clowe            101   30  71
Sandra Peters         100    29  71
Lenore Kyle               86   15   71
Lesley Whitwood       94    23  71
Margaret Fleming      98    26  72
Helen Lang              100    28  72
Helen Ewen               87    15  72
Catherine Peebles     95    22  73
Val Dolton                100    27  73

Susan MacDougall    96    23  73
Sally Fenner              95    21  74
J C McNaughton       99    25  74 
Elizabeth Milligan      90   15   75
Miggie Mackie           85   10   75
Marianne Carruthers105  30   75 
Michele Abel              98   23  75 
Catherine McNab       99  23  76
Moira Chapman         98  22  76 
Helen Dalgleish          98  22  76 
Jackie Nisbet              97  21  76 
Moira Spalding         102  25   77 
Sue Jones                107  29   78 
Diane Wallace          100  21   79 
Rhona McGeoghegan NR 29 NR 
Val Purdie                    NR 18 NR 
Linda Mailer                 NR 16 NR