Angus ladies are champions

Angus Ladies Champions
Angus Ladies Champions

Angus Women’s golf team is the new champions of Scotland for the first time.

The team of eight, captained by Mary Summers, won the Scottish Women’s County Championship finals at Montrose Links.

The Angus history-makers were Jackie Brown (Monifieth), Gemma Chalmers (Monifieth), Jessica Meek (Carnoustie), Heather Munro (Monifieth), Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir), Ashley Smith (Monifieth), Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies) and Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth).

They beat defending champions Midlothian 6 ½ - 2 ½ in the title-deciding encounter.

After the morning foursome was shared, it was the Angus team which rose to the challenge in the singles and outfought their older and more experienced opponents to the tune of 5-1.

Jessica Meek set the ball rolling Angus’s way when she beat Gabrielle MacDonald six and four. The Angus County champion Ailsa Summers won the top singles match against Jane Turner by two and one. Ailsa finished the match in the grand manner with an eagle three at the 17th. Heather Munro chalked up another point for Angus with a three and two win over Claire Hargan. Ann Ramsay was the “MVP” of the tournament, winning all six ties in which she played. She scored her sixth win over Louise Fraser, beating her two and one. Gemma Chalmers then beat Wendy Nicolson by one hole. Midlothian’s crumb of comfort came in a one hole win over Rebecca Wilson.

“It was a wonderful display by a wonderful team, said skipper Mary Summers.

“They were a wee bit nervous on the opening morning but gained in confidence with every session of play until they finished the tournament like the champions they are.”

Unfortunately Claire Penman (Carnoustie) missed the final due to illness.