Ladies Open

It was back to woolly hats and jackets for the Stonehaven Golf Club Ladies Open on Saturday. A strong, cold wind produced high scores all day. Club Champion Wilma Lawrence maintained her fine form and returned a 78 for the best scratch score of the day to win the Stephen Trophy. Best nett score with a 73 came from former Ladies Captain, Rose Riddell.

Despite the poor weather and the low numbers everyone enjoyed themselves.

Results Silver Scratch: 1 78 - Wilma Lawrence (Stephen Trophy), 2 81 - Fiona Lamont, 3 84 - L White (Hazlehead). Bronze Scratch: 1 98 - Val Forrester, 2 101 - Kathleen McGoldrick, 3 101 - Kathleen Groundwater. Silver Handicap: 1 73 - Rose Riddell, 2 75 - Nicki McAuley (Merchants), 3 75 - Carol Cormack (Peterculter). Bronze Handicap: 1 75 - Aileen Duthie, 2 77 - Marie Crothers, 3 78 - Pam Droy.

Best Local prizes: Silver Tankard - Wilma Lawrence, Moncrief Cup - Val Forrester, Logie Trophy - Rose Riddell, Gully Shield - Kathleen McGoldrick. Nearest pin - Colleen Kain (Caledonian).

Junior Champion, Ross Anderson, continued his good form in some of the local junior opens. At Duff House Royal he won the best scratch score with a level par 68. At Peterculter he was pipped for first scratch prize by a better inward half from Craig Lawrie of Deeside Golf Club. Kevin Riddell got first prize in the Division 1 handicap section.

Members are reminded to get their names on the drawsheet for the following competitions: Junior Open on 8th August (9am - 1pm), Men’s Open on 13th August and the Ruby Stephen Mixed Foursomes on 14th August.