Tara Mactaggart caused the biggest upset on Day 2 defeating top seed Jessica Meek as she secured her place in tomorrow’s Semi Final on the 18thhole at Kilmarnock Barassie. After a dominant display in the first round of matchplay, Meek was unable to overcome Minto’s Mactaggart in difficult conditions which saw play delayed for over two hours due to lightning.
Speaking to Scottish Golf after securing her spot in the Semi Final, Mactaggart said, “I struggled a bit in the strokeplay and then came on to my game this morning in the matchplay. I will be keeping exactly same course strategy tomorrow; I am quite aggressive on this course and will stick with hitting driver because I trust that. I am really looking forward to it.”
Chloe Goadbywas also unaffected by the lengthy break in play, backing up a3&2 morning victory over Clara Young with a convincing victory overKate McIntosh in the Quarter Final. Speaking to Scottish Golf ahead of Sunday’s Semi Final matchthe St Regulas member said, “I am really happy with today, I played really well this morning and I continued to play really well in the afternoon. Having a suspension and then getting back out there is sometimes challenging but I think I did that well today.”
Aboyne Golf Club’s Kimberley Beveridge booked her place in tomorrow’s Semi Final with a 3&2 win over Penelope Brown. Previewing tomorrow’s match up against Tara Mactaggart, she said “My plan is to hit fairways, greens and just see how my putts are rolling tomorrow. I did put well today and holed a few really big ones out there today.”
On reaching the Semi Finals, Beveridge added, “I have been struggling with my game a bit recently, so it’s actually just been really good to get out there and enjoy my golf again. It was important to stay focussed during the delay today and I managed to do that well which gave me a chance to secure my spot in tomorrow’s match.”
Completing tomorrow’s Semi Final line-up is West Kilbride’s Louise Duncan who beat Rachel Foster 4&2 to set up a battle with Chloe Goadby. Reflecting on today, Duncan said, “I played well today and managed to do a good job of hitting fairways and greens which I will be looking to do again tomorrow. Chloe played really well today as well and so it is anyone’s game tomorrow, we will just see how it goes in the morning.”
Tomorrow’s Semi Finals will get underway at 8.30am, with Mactaggart and Beveridge leading the way, followed by Goadby and Duncan at 8.45am. The Final will then take place in the afternoon with a 13.20 tee off.