Day 1 Report: Scottish Girls’ Amateur Championship

Day One of the Scottish Girls’ Amateur Championship ended in a four way-tie at the top of the 36-hole strokeplay qualifying in excellent conditions at Blairgowrie’s Rosemount Course.

Blairgowrie’s own Katy Alexander was the first to post a one-under total for her two rounds after a stunning second round of four-under par that will see her enter the matchplay as top seed.

Alexander was soon joined by Aboyne’s Carmen Griffiths who added a second round of one-under after posting level par in the morning.

Speaking to Scottish Golf after her round, Griffiths said, “I feel really good actually, I played pretty solid.  I definitely missed a few putts so hopefully those will drop tomorrow.

“I quite enjoy match play because you get to put pressure on your opponents and you get to see how they react to that.”

Griffiths was joined on one-under by Prestwick’s Rachel Foster who will progress to the matchplay stages tomorrow as second seed behind Alexander.

The final player to post a one-under total, Lundin’s Evanna Hynd, did so with a stunning back nine of four-under which included five birdies as she posted a second round of 73, one-under.

Grabbing the last spot in the matchplay stages was Castle Douglas’s Ailsa Brannock who’s excellent second round of level par saw her move up 15 spots into 16th after a morning round of nine-over.

The tournament will now move into the match play stages, with the top-16 scratch scores progressing, and the next 16 best nett scores qualifying for the handicap knockout competition.

Tomorrow will see the last-16 and quarter final ties played before the final rounds take place on Sunday.

View the scores from today’s strokeplay here. View the draw for tomorrow’s matchplay here.