Kimberley Beveridge from Aboyne Golf Club worked hard in gusting winds to come out on top against Chloe Goadby in a thrilling Scottish Women’s Amateur Championship Final.
Down by one hole at the half-way point in Sunday’s Final, Beveridge battled back to birdie the first three holes on the back nine to take her first lead of the match at the 12thhole. A par on 13 was enough to give Beveridge a two-hole lead with five to play.
Still 2 up with three holes to play, Beveridge looked in control of the match, however Chloe Goadby refused to back down as she birdied holes 16 and 17 to tie the match with one to play.
With little splitting the two players all day, it was Beveridge’s sensational approach shot on 18 that would separate the pair as her 8-iron from 131 yards stopped just short of the hole to set up the winning putt.
Speaking to Scottish Golf after winning on the last, Beveridge said, “I struck that last shot really good actually, it landed probably about 20-feet and rolled down nicely to the hole. The nerves kicked in for that two-foot putt, but I just went for the stroke and it went in.”
On being crowned Scottish Women’s Amateur Champion, Beveridge said, “Hearing that sounds really good, I am absolutely buzzing. I didn’t expect it to be honest, I just plodded along and played my own game and came away with the result.”
Beveridge had earlier beaten Tara Mactaggart of Minto Golf Club with a 2&1 Semi Final victory while runner up Goadby reached the Final with a 3&2 victory against Louise Duncan.
The Clark Rosebowl Matchplay brought yet more success for Aberdeenshire golf with Banchory’s Megan Robb seeing off Nairn’s Carinne Taylor by two holes.
Speaking to Scottish Golf, Robb said, “It was difficult today, the conditions are tough and Carinne is a good player. It could have gone either way, going down the last I was nervous, and my hands were shaking. With being 1 up, I just said to myself don’t do anything dumb. I was able to put it on the green and hole my putt which was nice.”
With two players from Aboyne also representing GB & Ireland at the Vagliano Trophies this week, the newly crowned Scottish Women’s Amateur Champion believes women’s golf in the region is in a good place, adding, “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, it is really good.”
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