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.

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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


Jane Turner sharing third place in Finnish 

Open with a two-under-par 69

Jane Turner (West Linton) maintained her improved form with a two-under-par 69 to be sharing third place at the end of the first round of the Ladies' Finnish Open at Hillside Golf, Vihti.
Jane had birdies at the first, 12th and 13th and only one bogey, at the 18th.
She is two shots behind the Finnish leader, Oona Vartianen.
Laura Murray (Kippie Lodge) is joint 36th on 74  which included birdies at the fifth, 14th and 16th but bogeys at the 17th and 18th.
Sally Watson (Castle Stuart) had a 75 which left her sharing 47th place. Starting at the 10th, she birdied the 12th but then dropped shorts at the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th.
Michele Thomson (Meldrum House)  is in joint 54th place after a 76 which included two birdies and seven bogeys.

Par 71
67 Oona Vartianen (Fin)
68 Sarah Scober (Aut)
69 Julie Aim (Fra), Ainil Bakhar (USA), Jane Turner (Sco)

74 Laura Murray (T36)
75 Sally Watson (T47)
76 Michele Thomson (T54)


Link to field for LPGA and Symetra Tour Qualifying First Stage


Huge field playing three courses - Palmer, Player and Dinah Shore - at Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage, California.
Starts Thursday (California time is about 10 hours  BEHIND UK time.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

England trio selected for world girls’ championship

Internationals Sophie Lamb, Emily Price and Bel Wardle will represent England in the World Junior Girls’ Championship in Canada next month.
The championship, which includes 72-hole team and individual events, will be played at Mississaugua Golf Club, Ontario, from 25-30 September.
The players:
Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe, Lancashire), 18,  was the leading qualifier in the English women’s match play championship, tied fourth in the English women’s amateur and sixth in the English stroke play. She helped England win the Women’s Home Internationals earlier this month. (Image © Leaderboard Photography)
Emily Price (Cleobury Mortimer, Worcestershire), 16,  has just won the English women’s stroke play championship, adding it to her earlier wins in the Scottish U18 girls’ open and in two prestigious scratch events. She was also runner-up in the English girls’ amateur and reached the last 32 in the British girls’ championship.
Bel Wardle (Prestbury, Cheshire), 16, reached the final of the British girls’ championship. She tied first in the Royal Birkdale Scratch Trophy, scoring eight-under par over 36 holes, and was fifth in the English girls’ amateur, eighth in the St Rule Trophy and 11th in the English women’s stroke play.

Lyndsey Hewison
Press Officer
England Golf
07825 752 193

England U16 girls beat Switzerland 5-1 at Pannal

England’s U16 girls hit top form to beat Switzerland 5-1 in their international at Pannal Golf Club, Yorkshire.
The four England players –  Martha Lewis, Hannah Screen, Lily May Humphreys and Amelia Williamson – dominated from the start and between them amassed 24 birdies and an eagle during the day.
They shot par or better to win both foursomes and then withstood a strong Swiss challenge in the singles. Humphreys, the English U16 girls’ champion, sped off to a big win but the other three matches were tight.
Screen, who has just won the Scottish U16 title, was involved in a game which included birdies on 14, 15, 16 and she bowed out on the 17th despite making a birdie two.
Lewis took an early lead in her game but the momentum swung to her Swiss opponent on the back nine. However, Lewis fought back to win down the last.
Williamson, the English schools’ champion, was dormie two up, but lost the 17th to a chip-in birdie before pulling off a great sand-save to secure the win on the last.
Rebecca Hembrough, the England Golf Women’s Performance Manager, commented: “This is exactly the kind of competitive experience that we want the players to have and it replicates the battles they may face at the Europeans and Home Internationals. We witnessed a lot of fight from both teams and good golf."
Lily May Humphreys (Channels) and Martha Lewis (St George’s Hill) bt Yael Berger and Olivia Tamburlini 3 and 1
Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer) and Hannah Screen (Berkhamsted) bt Elena Moosmann and Lily Hürlimann 1 hole
Screen lost to Berger 2 and 1
Lewis bt Tamburlini 1 hole
Williamson bt Hürlimann 2 holes
Humphreys bt Moosman 6 and 5

Lyndsey Hewison
Press Officer
England Golf
07825 752 193