Friday, 11 February 2011

Pamela Williamson finishes Top Scot in the Spanish Seniors

Pamela Williamson of Baberton finished the top Scot in the Spanish Senior Individual Championship at the Santa Ponsa Golf Club in Mallorca, today. With two consistent scores of 88 and 87 she finished in joint 33rd position, two strokes less than Suzanne Cadden of Cardross and three less than Lesley Johnston of Gullane who were overnight Scottish leaders yesterday. Of all the Scots only Janice Paterson of Drumpellier and Susan Penman (Gullane) improved on their first round scores, both by five strokes. The overall winner of the competition was the beautifully stylistic player from France, Cecilia Mourgue d'Algue who brought in two scores of 80 and an impressive 76. Cecilia has won this competition before at least once in 2005.

The scores on the whole are quite high so it is to be assumed the weather and general conditions were difficult. It is unknown whether this competition was played on the Santa Ponsa No 1 or No 2 course. The No 1 course is known to be very long with all the usual hazards plus much water. The No 2 has great lakes which are placed strategically to entice wayward balls and shoot up the scores. This course apparently also has its 18th green on an island which has the shape of Mallorca. Perhaps one of our East Vets has conveniently taken a photograph of this and might be persuaded to share it with us on her return.

Winning Score
156 Cecilia Mourgue d'Algue (France)80, 76
Other GB and I scores
161 Sheena McElroy (Ireland) 81,80 joint 3rd
163 Denise Richards (Wales) 81,82 joint 9th
166 Vicky Thomas (Wales) 80,86 joint 14th
Scottish Scores
175 Pamela Williamson (Baberton) 88,87 joint 33rd
177 Suzanne Cadden (Cardross) 86,91 joint 41st
178 Lesley Johnston (Gullane) 86,92 joint 46th
181 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 93,88 joint 51st
183 Barbara Biggart (North Berwick) 90,93 joint 56th
187 Susan Penman (Gullane)96,91 joint 67th
191 Dorothy Thomson (Gullane) 94,97 joint 72nd
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Thursday, 10 February 2011

Round One Scores in Spanish Individual Senior Championship

East Vets and Scottish entrants in the Spanish Senior Women's Championship at Santa Ponsa in Majorca will be disappointed that they are not threatening the leader board but there is all to play for tomorrow. No report has been seen to establish what the weather has been doing but it may be that the rain of yesterday has continued into today, making conditions difficult. Lesley Johnston of Gullane ladies together with her playing partner of yesterday, Suzanne Cadden of Cardross are the leading Scots.

Results Day One
76 Barbara Jourde (France)
78 Helene Duterte (France)
80 Vicky Thomas (Wales), Cecilia Mourge d'Algue (France), Cristina Marsans (Spain)

Leading Scots
86 Lesley Johnston(Gullane), Suzanne Cadden (Cardross)joint 31st
88 Pamela Williamson (Baberton) joint 38th
90 Barbara Biggart (North Berwick) joint 50th
93 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) joint 60th
94 Dorothy Thomson (Gullane) joint 62nd
96 Susan Penman (Gullane) joint 71st

Results from Spanish Senior Women's Doubles Championship

Several East Vets have been participating in the Spanish Senior Women's Amateur Doubles Championship at the Santa Ponsa Golf Club, Majorca. This is a very good tournament consisting, on Days One and Two of two separate 18 hole stroke-play rounds, the first a fourball better ball and the second a two-ball foursome. The tournament continues on Days Three and Four with the Individual championship with 18 holes on each day.

Pamela Williamson (Baberton) and her Canadian partner Diane Williams started off the fourball better ball with a wonderful 74 which found them in second place. Unfortunately the next day, a shocking day weather-wise, produced much higher scoring. As with most of the competitors, Pamela and Diane's two-ball foursomes didn't come up to expectation and they dropped back to seventh place with an 87. The normally strong pairing of Vicki Thomas (Wales) and Sheena McElroy shared this position.

The East Vet contingent also consisted of Lesley Johnston of Gullane Ladies partnered with Suzanne Cadden(Cardross) who were joint 24th. Sue Penman and Dorothy Thomson, both of Gullane, were joint 26th and Barbara Biggart (North Berwick) partnered with Janice Paterson of Drumpellier were joint 31st.

Championship winners
157 Cristina Marsans and Catalina Castillejo (Spain) 72,85
Scottish Scores161 Pamela Williamson (Baberton) and Diane Williams (Canada)74,87 Vicki Thomas (Wales) and Sheena McElroy (Ireland) 77,84
172 Lesley Johnstone (Gullane ladies) and Suzanne Cadden (Cardross) 78,84
175 Sue Penman and Dorothy Thomson (Gullane Ladies) 82,93
181 Barbara Biggart (North Berwick) and Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 85,96

Today is the first round of the individual championship. As yet scores are not at hand

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Scottish Vets Lose a Good Friend

It is with much sadness that East Vets and indeed Scottish Vets, report that Liz Miskimmin, a former Scottish Veteran Captain and President, died yesterday Saturday 5th February after a long illness. She will be greatly missed by her very many friends. The funeral arrangements will follow.
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