Katy Alexander crowned Scottish Girls’ Amateur Champion on home course

Day 3 Report: Scottish Girls’ Amateur Championship

Home-favourite Katy Alexander was crowned the winner of the 2019 Scottish Girls’ Amateur Championship today at the Blairgowrie Rosemount Course.

Alexander put in a flawless display in the final against Loretto’s Eilidh Henderson, making 14 pars and two birdies on her way to a 3&2 victory.

Henderson herself had four birdies during the round but five bogeys meant Alexander’s solid performance would see her lift the trophy.

Alexander moved to 3-up after a brilliant up and down at the 13thand followed that up with a birdie at 14, and then two pars at 15 and 16 to seal the victory.

Speaking to Scottish Golf after her win, a delighted Alexander said, “The final was a close game, it could have gone either way.

“It feels really good to get the win and just makes it even better that it’s my home course. There was a lot of support from the members today which was really nice.”  

In the morning’s semi-finals, Alexander raced to a 5-up lead after seven holes, but an inspired fightback by Freya Russell saw the match level standing on the 14thtee. However, the eventual winner regrouped and edged her nose back in front before closing out the match with a par on 17 to win 2&1.

In the other semi-final, Henderson reached the final with a 6&5 victory over Prestwick’s Rachel Foster, largely thanks to four birdies in the space of five holes from the 9thonwards.

In the net matchplay, it was Craigmillar Park’s Lucy Morrison who came out on top with a 1-up victory over Royal Waterloo’s Grace Evans.

Morrison had earlier reached the final with an impressive 5&4 win over Strathmore’s Kirsten Miller while Evans defeated Taylor White of Cathkin Braes.

View the full list of results from the 2019 Scottish Girls’ Amateur Championship here.