Saturday, July 29, 2006

Megan marches on!

13 year old Megan Aird (Strathmore) continues to amaze everyone with her wonderful golfing acheivements. Megan got her first 18 hole handicap this season - starting at 26. She immediately reduced to 24 then to 21. Megan has joined the SLGA competition circuit and took part in the Ladies Junior Open Strokeplay Championships at Stirling this week. An excellent scratch 91 in the second round reduced her handicap and then a final round scratch 87 - nett 66 won her the under 14s best nett of the day! Megan's handicap is now 18.3.

I have just heard news from Strathmore - Megan has played today and shot a nett 68 and reduced her handicap still further to 17.4.
Well done Megan!

Final Results form the Ladies Junior Stroke Play Championships at Stirling

Roseanne Niven 69,75,75 total 219 (joint 6th)
Annabel Niven 82, 88, 79 total 249 (joint 35th)
Jacqueline Sneddon 87, 83, 84 total 254 (joint 42nd)
Megan Aird 100, 91, 87 total 278 (joint 59th)
Karen Dunbar 92, 93, 95 total 280 (joint 62nd)

Congratulations to everyone!

The winner of the tournament with the most exceptional display of golf was Krystle Caithness (St Regulus) who broke the course record on the first day with a 64 and followed up with two rounds of 69 for a total of 202.

At the prizegiving ceremony it was announced that Roseanne Niven is selected to represent Scotland in the Belgian International Junior Event in Brussels from 23 - 26 August - well done Roseanne.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Good Luck to County juniors playing at Stirling

Good luck to county juniors Roseanne Niven, Jacqueline Sneddon, Annabel Niven, Karen Dunbar and Megan Aird who have entered the Scottish Ladies' Junior Open Stroke Play Championships at Stirling this Thursday and Friday. If you are near to Stirling please go along and support them!

Tee times:

8.32 & 13.12 Annabel Niven (Crieff)
8.48 & 13.28 Karen Dunbar (Aberfeldy)
9.12 & 13.52 Roseanne Niven (Crieff)
10.24 & 15.04 Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth)
11.04 & 15.44 Megan Aird (Strathmore)

Saturday, July 22, 2006


County Team member Roseanne Niven proudly holds the Scottish Under 18 trophy.
Our warmest congratulations to Roseanne.

Photo courtesy of Cal Carson Golf

Friday, July 21, 2006


4 girls competed for the Drysdale Trophy (Scratch) and the Karyn Dallas Trophy (Handicap) at Culcrieff on Wednesday 19th July.
18 girls played 12 holes
5 girls played 6 holes.

Winner of the Drysdale Trophy -
Patricia Mennie, Auchterarder scratch 93
Winner of the Karyn Dallas Trophy -
Lauren Marchbank (27) 73 (Auchterarder)
Ailie Burnett (28) 75 (Dunkeld)

12- hole girls -
Emma Maclaren, 59 (Auchterarder)
Erin Millar, 62 (Pitlochry)
Jennifer Walker, 63 (Dunkeld)
Siobhan Teague, 63 (Auchterarder)

6-hole girls -
Amy Young, 34 (Milnathort)
Louise Mackay, 37 bl3 (Milnathort)

Next competition, McPherson Medals, is on Friday, 11th August at Muckhart. Please get your entries off to Carol as soon as possible!

Both Roseanne Niven and Carly Booth have been named in the Girls Home International matches at Portstewart Golf Club Northern Ireland from August 9th to 11th.
Not only have they been named for this event but have also been selected as two of only three girls whose scores will count for Scotland in the international team event staged in conjunction with the qualifying rounds of the Girls' British Open championship at Portstewart GC from August 14 to 18. Roseanne has also been given the huge of honour as being named as Team Captain. Fantastic news!
To follow are the teams as they have been announce:
The team for the girls' home international matches at Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland from August 9 to 11:
Carly Booth (Comrie),
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm),
Krystle Caithness (St Regulus),
Rachael Livingstone (Musselburgh Old),
Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar),
Roseanne Niven (Crieff),
Michelle Thomson (McDonald Ellon),
Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry).

Reserves: Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies), Laura Murray (Alford), Edwina Lowrey-Gold (Eaton), Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey).

The three girls whose scores will count for Scotland in the international team event staged in conjunction with the qualifying rounds of the Girls' British Open championship at Portstewart GC from August 14 to 18 are:
Carly Booth (Comrie),
Krystle Caithness (St Regulous),
Roseanne Niven (Crieff), capt.
Reserves: Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Rachael Livingstone (Musselburgh Old), Michelle Thomson (McDonald Ellon).

Very proud for you both!


County Team member Roseanne Niven has just been crowned the new under 18 Scottish Champion after a 3&2 win over Rachael Livingstone. Fantastic News!!
Well done Roseanne, a more detailed report will follow!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Scotland qualify in Denmark

Scotland qualified in 5th place for the match play stages of the European Girls team championships in Esbjerg, Denmark, today. Fine performances from the whole team saw them qualify behind Spain, Sweden, Germany and Denmark. In the second round, county junior member Carly Booth had the best score of the quartet with a 72, Kelsey MacDonald fared better with a 74, Krystle posted a 75 and County team member Roseanne Niven a 76. Scotland face Denmark in the first round tomorrow. Good luck to everyone.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

News from Denmark

County junior members Roseanne Niven & Carly Booth helped Scotland into third place after today's first round in the European girls team championships on the Esbjerg golf course in Denmark. Top scorer for Scotland was Krystle Caithness with an excellent 72. Carly scored 75 and Roseanne 77 for a total of 224. Kelsey MacDonald's score of 85 was discarded. Sweden lead the way on 216 followed by Spain on 219. The second qualifying round is tomorrow and the top eight teams go forward to the matchplay stages. Good luck to everyone.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Mixed Open win

County junior member Annabel Niven (with brother Fergus) won the best scratch at the Crieff Mixed Open today with a scratch 77. Annabel's season goes from strength to strength with an excellent performance at Ballumbie in the Northern Division team at the Inter Team Championships, reduction in her handicap, qualifying for the scratch match play in the County championships at Blairgowrie and a battling club championship final at Crieff - keep it up Annabel!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

County junior members Roseanne Niven & Carly Booth left for Denmark this weekend to compete for Scotland in the European Girls Team Championships in at the Esbjerg Golf Club from 11th - 15th July. The other team members are Krystle Caithness and Kelsey MacDonald - good luck to all!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Latest from the Highland at Pitlochry

After a titanic morning battle, Eve Muirhead overcame Karen Dunbar at the twentieth hole. She went on to win in the afternoon against Laura Campbell's morning opponent Anne Linesum. She is now through to the semi finals where her match is a repeat of the championship final at Pitlochry against county squad member Sal Shepherd - good luck to both players.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Super score for Isla

Junior member Isla Moncrieff (Aberfeldy) had a splendid nett 65 in the July medal at Kenmore today and reduced her handicap from 17.3 to 16.4. Well done Isla!

Latest from the Highland at Pitlochry

Junior county members Eve Muirhead, Laura Campbell and Karen Dunbar have all qualified for the match play stages of the Highland at Pitlochry taking place this week. Eve, defending her title, qualified in first place and plays Karen who qualified 16th, in the first round. Laura Campbell qualified in 9th place and plays her first match against Norwegian Anne Linesum.

Good luck to all of the girls!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006


Congratulations to junior member Eve Muirhead on her club championship win at Pitlochry over county squad member Sal Shepherd by 3 & 1.

Eve is also defending her Highland title at Pitlochry this week - Good luck Eve!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Fine performance by County Junior at Crieff

County junior member Annabel Niven lost narrowly in the Club Championship final at Crieff last evening. She was playing against Maureen Copland who started very strongly and who didn't drop a shot until the eighth hole. By this time Annabel was 5 down. In a spirited fight back Annabel lost the match on the eighteen hole when her putt to take the match to extra holes lipped out.

Our congratulations to Annabel for a wonderful effort.


Auchterarder was the venue for our McPherson Medal on Sunday. The results were as follows: CSS 69 Scratch Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) 72...