Margaret Adams of Gleddoch Golf Club came out on top in the bronze class while Alison Stockley of Craigie Hill was victorious in the silver class at the Scottish Women’s Medal Grand Final in St Andrews today.
Adams posted a stunning 11-under par round of 62 on the Eden Course to claim the bronze title. The Gleddoch member posted three nett eagles and seven nett birdies on her way to victory.
It had looked for much of the day like Susan Ledger of Alyth Golf Club would finish top in the bronze category after posting a 66 in the first group out, only to be pipped right at the end by Adams.
Speaking to Scottish Golf, a delighted Adams said, “I’m so excited, I never thought this morning that I would have done it. I played the course two weeks ago and had a 70 which I thought was really good!
“I have no words to describe it. I just came out here today to do well and whether I was first, last or indifferent it was an experience.”
The silver class was decided in tense fashion with Stockley being crowned the winner thanks to a better inward half than Prestwick St Nicholas’s Susan Dumigan, after both players posted five-under par rounds of 68.
Stockley, got off to a tough start, making a triple bogey seven at the second hole but recovered well and posted a fantastic gross back-nine of two-over, playing off of a handicap of 10, that sealed the victory.
Following her round, Stockley told Scottish Golf, “I’m absolutely delighted. I don’t think it has actually sunk in yet to be quite honest, it will maybe take a wee while.
“It was a good back nine; I birdied one of the par fives and also had a two which makes a huge difference. I played steady coming in, didn’t gamble on anything and didn’t take anything on.”
The Scottish Women’s Regional Medal Finals is a National Club Handicap Championship open to all affiliated clubs in Scotland, with each club invited to put forward the winners of their respective Silver and Bronze Medals to one of four Regional Finals. Qualifiers from each Regional Final then battle it out in the Grand Final to decide the overall winners.
- View results from the Scottish Women’s Regional Medal Grand Final here.