Moffat digs deep to defend Scottish Senior Women’s Open title

Elaine Moffat from St Regulus Ladies Golf Club today capped a dominant week in Edzell by defending her Scottish Senior Women’s Open title.

Following her victory in the strokeplay earlier in the week, Moffat continued her good form right through the matchplay, eventually being crowned Champion with a 2&1 victory over Donna Jackson of Troon in this afternoon’s Final.

It was a tough final for Moffat who had to work hard for her victory against Jackson, finding herself 2 down after 8 before a birdie at the 9thhelped close the gap to 1.  A solid back 9 then saw her take the title on the 17thgreen.

Speaking to Scottish Golf after her victory, Moffat said, “I’m quite elated and on a bit of a high.  I think it will sink in over the weekend, it’s unbelievable.

“The final was a lot harder than I would have liked, I made it very difficult for myself.  I played some nice golf but also some uncharacteristic golf.  I think that was just the pressure and Donna is such a tough opponent.  That was one of the hardest matches I’ve ever played.”

Moffat had earlier beaten Jennifer Bryans of Harburn Golf Club in the semi-finals 5&3 in glorious conditions in Angus while runner-up Jackson reached the final with a 4&3 win over Aileen Baker of Crail.

On the week’s host venue Edzell, Moffat added, “The course has been out of this world.  The greens are immaculate, the fairways are in tip-top shape, everything is so well thought out and for it to stand up to the rain yesterday is testament to how good it was.”

In the net matchplay, Sandra Littlejohn of Erskine triumphed with a 3&2 victory over Bothwell’s Fiona Scott.

For a full list of results from this year’s Scottish Senior Women’s Open, please click the link below:

> View scores from the 2019 Senior Women’s Open Championship