Ladies Golf News 6th Nov, 2019 by ukclubgolfer.co.uk
KIMBERLEY Beveridge fought gusting winds and a spirited challenge from Chloe Goadby to come out on top and win an exciting Scottish Women’s Amateur Championship Final.
Down by one after the first nine, Beveridge battled back to birdie the next three holes and take the lead at the 12th, however Goadby refused to accept defeat and won the penultimate hole to tie the match going down the 18th.
The winning shot was fitting to win any championship, as the Aboyne member sent her second shot within inches of the hole to set up the easiest of putts to clinch the title.
“I struck that last shot really good, it landed probably about 20-feet short and rolled down nicely to the hole,” said Beveridge.
“The nerves kicked in for that two-foot putt, but I just went for the stroke and it went in.”
The competition took place at the fantastic Kilmarnock (Barrassie) Course, located several miles north of Troon.
The course is regularly used for Open Championship Final Qualifying, and is a serious test of golf, measuring almost 7,000 yards from the medal tees with a par of 72.
It has got the lot – humps, hollows, undulations, blind shots and fantastic greens that will test any golfer.
“Hearing that sounds really good, I am absolutely buzzing,” said Beveridge on being crowned Scottish Women’s Amateur Champion. “I didn’t expect it to be honest, I just plodded along and played my own game and came away with the result.”
With two players from Aboyne also respresenting GB & Ireland at the Vagliano Trophies, Beveridge believes women’s golf in the region is in a great place.
“It is really strong at the moment and it is good to see some younger girls coming in to the game which is what we need,” she said.
Earlier in the day, Beveridge had beaten Tara Mactaggart, of Minto Golf Club, with a 2&1 semi-final win.
More success came the way for Aberdeenshire golf in the form of the Clark RosebowlMatchplay.
Banchory’s Megan Robb defeated Nairn’s Carinne Taylor by two holes, and she too pointed to the conditions for both players.
“It was difficult today, the conditions are tough and Carrine is a good player”, Robb said.
“It could have gone either way, going down the last I was nervous, and my hands were shaking.”