|The women showed the way at the Callaway/Gleneagles Hotel sponsored Scottish golfwriters and guests' tournament over the King's Course, Gleneagles.|
The women showed the way at the Callaway/Gleneagles Hotel sponsored Scottish golfwriters and guests' tournament over the King's Course, Gleneagles. On a dry and windless day on a soft course Lynn Kenny (Archerfield Links) won the Belhaven Trophy for the best overall Stableford points score of 39 - off a handicap of +3 (for competition against amateurs purposes)!.
Lynn's gross score was SIX-under-par 65 (32-33). Her flawless (no bogeys) figures were: OUT - 434 434 433: 32 IN - 424 444 344: 33. Birdies at second, fourth, ninth, 11th, 15th, 18th.
"It was a brilliant display," said one of her playing partners, Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle), the West of Scotland ladies golf news webmaster.
"No-one was more surprised than me," said Lynn, a former Scottish women's amateur champion who lost her Ladies European Tour card at the end of last season, "because I have played very little golf lately. Maybe this is the answer to regaining my form!"
She is the first-ever female to win the Belhaven Trophy which has traditionally been won by the male winner of either the Alex M Fox Trophy (golfwriters champion) or the Bunkered Trophy (male guests category winner).
Rookie pro and recent Curtis Cup heroine Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), Scottish women's amateur champion Laura Murray (Alford), Michael Gannon (Press and Journal) and Neil Hampton, general manager of Royal Dornoch Golf Club, won the team event with 94pt .
Runners-up were the all-ladies team of Gillian Kirkwood (Gullane Ladies), Lynn Kenny (Archerfield Links), Heather MacRae (Gleneagles Hotel) and Carol Fell with 92pt.