Friday, April 08, 2005

SLGA St Leonards U16 Championship

With winds sending balls in all directions and even blowing a pin from the cup, weather-hit SLGA St Leonards Under-16 girls' open stroke-play championship over the Strathtyrum Course, St Andrews has been reduced from two rounds to 27 holes. Play was suspended yesterday (THURSDAY) leaving 27 girls still to complete their first rounds.

Title-holder Krystle Caithness (St Regulus), leads by one shot with a fantastic round of 75 - one ahead of Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) and our own County Team member Carly Booth (Auchterarder) sharing third place overnight with English challengers Rachel Connor (Manchester) and Gemma Hardie (Forest Pines) on 77. County Champion Roseanne Niven (Crieff)scored 80.

As the weather forecast is again poor for today (FRIDAY)it was decided, after consultation with the team captains, that the girls who have still to finish their first rounds go out first. Then the second round will consist of only nine holes.

Both Roseanne and Carly are representing Scotland in the Team event. Scottish Team 1 are leading the field on 152 with Scotland 2 their nearest challengers on 156, three ahead of England (159) with Ireland (164), Netherlands (168) and Wales (170).

We send all our best wishes to Carly and Roseanne and hope the weather shows some improvement over the day!

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