Scottish Women's Amateur Championship

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Scottish Women’s Amateur Championship
Tournament information
LocationScotland
Established1903
Organised byScottish Golf
FormatMatch play
Current champion
Chloe Goadby

The Scottish Women’s Amateur Championship is the women's national amateur match play golf championship of Scotland. It was first played in 1903 and is currently organised by Scottish Golf.

The Scottish Women's Amateur Championship is contested through two phases. It begins with a 36 hole stroke play competition, with the leading competitors progressing to the knock-out match play competition.

History[edit]

The first championship was held in 1903. It was organised by the St Rule Club and played on the Old Course at St Andrews. With 46 ladies entering, there were six rounds of match-play, held over four days from 16 to 19 June, the semi-finals and final being played on separate days.[1] It was won by Alexa Glover who beat Molly Graham by one hole.[2] In late 1903 it was decided to hold the 1904 championship at Prestwick, St Nicholas.[3] It was held over three days in May with the semi-final and final played on the same day and was won by Molly Graham.[4] Following the 1904 event, the Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association was formed to run the event. The 1905 was the first organised by the association and was held at North Berwick Golf Club in June.[5] It was won by Dorothy Campbell who beat defending championship Graham in the final, at the 19th hole.[6]

The championship was not held from 1915 to 1919 but resumed at Cruden Bay in 1920.[7] Charlotte Watson beat Lena Scroggie 5&3 in the final.[8] A Scottish Ladies Victory Tournament has been held in October 1919 on the Old Course at St Andrews.[9] Ida Kyle has won the event, beating Scroggie 3&2 in the final.[10]

The championship was not held from 1940 to 1946. In 1951 the final was extended to 36 holes, the championship being won by Jessie Valentine who beat Moira Paterson in the final.[11] The following year, Jean Donald beat Marjorie Peel in the final by a record score, 13&11.[12]

The format was revised in 1971 at Royal Dornoch. A 36-hole qualifying stage was introduced with the leading 64 players playing in the match-play stage. The final was reduced to 18 holes.[13] Belle Robertson led the qualifying by 7 strokes and she went on to win the title, beating Marjory Ferguson 3&2 in the final..[14][15] In 1972 at Machrihanish, Robertson led the qualifying stage by 14 strokes and regained the title with a 5&3 win over Connie Lugton in the final.[16][17] The format was revised in 1973 on the Old Course at St Andrews, with the number of qualifiers reduced to 32. A new trophy, the Clark Rosebowl was introduced for the next 32 qualifiers.[18] Robertson did not defend her title and the championship was won by Janette Wright who beat Aileen Wilson by two holes in the final.[19]

In 2015 the Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association merged with the Scottish Golf Union to form Scottish Golf, which now runs the championship.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Score Runner-up Venue Ref
2021 Chloe Goadby 4 & 3 Tara Mactaggart Gullane [20]
2020 Not held
2019 Kimberley Beveridge 1 up Chloe Goadby Kilmarnock (Barassie)
2018 Gemma Batty 1 up Gabrielle Macdonald Elie
2017 Connie Jaffrey 2 up Clara Young Royal Aberdeen
2016 Ailsa Summers 2 & 1 Gabrielle Macdonald West Kilbride
2015 Clara Young 1 up Rachel Walker Monifieth [21]
2014 Gabrielle Macdonald 19 holes Connie Jaffrey Prestwick [22]
2013 Alyson McKechin 3 & 2 Clara Young Longniddry [23]
2012 Laura Murray 2 up Jane Turner Tain [24]
2011 Louise Kenney 5 & 4 Eilidh Briggs Machrihanish [25]
2010 Kelsey MacDonald 5 & 3 Louise Kenney Craigielaw [26]
2009 Megan Briggs 4 & 3 Louise Kenney Southerness [27]
2008 Michele Thomson 2 & 1 Jo Carthew Moray [28]
2007 Jenna Wilson 2 & 1 Emily Ogilvy Kilmarnock (Barassie) [29]
2006 Martine Pow 2 & 1 Anne Laing Dunbar [30]
2005 Fiona Lockhart 3 & 2 Anne Laing Cruden Bay [31]
2004 Anne Laing (3) 2 up Clare Queen Prestwick Golf Links [32]
2003 Anne Laing (2) 4 & 3 Claire Hargan Old Course, St Andrews [33]
2002 Heather Stirling 3 & 1 Anne Laing Stranraer [34]
2001 Linzi Morton 6 & 4 Lesley Mackay Carnoustie
2000 Lynn Kenny 1 up Heather Stirling Machrihanish
1999 Jayne Smith 2 & 1 Anne Laing Nairn Dunbar
1998 Elaine Moffat 4 & 3 Caroline Agnew North Berwick
1997 Alison Rose 3 & 2 Hilary Monaghan West Kilbride
1996 Anne Laing 1 up Alison Rose Royal Dornoch
1995 Hilary Monaghan 21 holes Sharon McMaster Portpatrick (Dunskey)
1994 Catriona Matthew (3) 1 up Valerie Melvin Gullane
1993 Catriona Lambert (2) 5 & 4 Mhairi McKay Prestwick St Nicholas
1992 Janice Moodie 2 & 1 Elaine Farquharson Royal Aberdeen
1991 Catriona Lambert 3 & 2 Fiona Anderson Carnoustie
1990 Elaine Farquharson 3 & 2 Shirley Huggan Machrihanish
1989 Shirley Huggan (2) 5 & 4 Lindsey Anderson Moray [35]
1988 Shirley Lawson 3 & 1 Fiona Anderson Southerness [36]
1987 Fiona Anderson 4 & 3 Christine Middleton Nairn [37]
1986 Belle Robertson (7) 3 & 2 Lesley Hope Old Course, St Andrews [38]
1985 Alison Gemmill (2) 2 & 1 Donna Thomson Kilmarnock (Barassie) [39]
1984 Gillian Stewart (3) 3 & 2 Alison Gemmill Royal Dornoch [40]
1983 Gillian Stewart (2) 3 & 1 Fiona Anderson North Berwick [41]
1982 Jane Connachan 19 holes Pamela Wright Royal Troon [42]
1981 Alison Gemmill 2 & 1 Wilma Aitken Stranraer
1980 Belle Robertson (6) 1 up Fiona Anderson Carnoustie [43]
1979 Gillian Stewart 2 & 1 Lesley Hope Gullane [44]
1978 Belle Robertson (5) 2 up Joan Smith Prestwick Golf Links [45]
1977 Connie Lugton 1 up Muriel Thomson Royal Dornoch [46]
1976 Sandra Needham 3 & 2 Ina Walker Machrihanish [47]
1975 Lesley Hope 1 up Joan Smith Elie [48]
1974 Aileen Wilson 22 holes Kathleen Lackie Nairn [49]
1973 Janette Wright (4) 2 up Aileen Wilson Old Course, St Andrews [19]
1972 Belle Robertson (4) 5 & 3 Connie Lugton Machrihanish [17]
1971 Belle Robertson (3) 3 & 2 Marjory Ferguson Royal Dornoch [15]
1970 Annette Laing 1 up Belle Robertson Dunbar [50]
1969 Heather Anderson 5 & 4 Kathleen Lackie West Kilbride [51]
1968 Joan Smith 10 & 9 Joan Rennie Carnoustie [52]
1967 Joan Hastings 5 & 3 Annette Laing North Berwick [53]
1966 Belle Robertson (2) 2 & 1 Marjory Fowler Machrihanish [54]
1965 Belle Robertson 5 & 4 Joan Lawrence Nairn [55]
1964 Joan Lawrence (3) 5 & 4 Ansley Reid Gullane [56]
1963 Joan Lawrence (2) 2 & 1 Belle Robertson Troon [57]
1962 Joan Lawrence 5 & 4 Marjorie Draper Royal Dornoch [58]
1961 Janette Wright (3) 1 up Ansley Lurie Old Course, St Andrews [59]
1960 Janette Robertson (2) 2 & 1 Dorothea Sommerville Turnberry [60]
1959 Janette Robertson 6 & 5 Belle McCorkindale Nairn [61]
1958 Dorothea Sommerville 1 up Janette Robertson Elie [62]
1957 Marigold Speir 7 & 5 Helen Holm Troon [63]
1956 Jessie Valentine (6) 8 & 7 Helen Holm Royal Dornoch [64]
1955 Jessie Valentine (5) 7 & 6 Millicent Couper North Berwick [65]
1954 Marjorie Peel 7 & 6 Jessie Valentine Turnberry [66]
1953 Jessie Valentine (4) 8 & 7 Jean Donald Carnoustie [67]
1952 Jean Donald (3) 13 & 11 Marjorie Peel Gullane [12]
1951 Jessie Valentine (3) 3 & 2 Moira Paterson Nairn [11]
1950 Helen Holm (5) 6 & 5 Charlotte Beddows Old Course, St Andrews [68]
1949 Jean Donald (2) 6 & 5 Helen Holm Troon [69]
1948 Helen Holm (4) 5 & 4 Vyvian Falconer Gleneagles [70]
1947 Jean Donald 5 & 3 Jean Kerr Elie [71]
1940–1946: Not played due to World War II
1939 Jessie Anderson (2) 19 holes Catherine Park Turnberry [72]
1938 Jessie Anderson 2 up Helen Holm Nairn [73]
1937 Helen Holm (3) 3 & 2 Elizabeth Bowhill Gleneagles [74]
1936 Doris Park 19 holes Clem Montgomery Turnberry [75]
1935 Minnie Robertson-Durham 20 holes Nan Baird Lossiemouth [76]
1934 Nan Baird 1 up Jessie Anderson North Berwick [77]
1933 Millicent Couper 22 holes Helen Holm Turnberry [78]
1932 Helen Holm (2) 23 holes Freda Coats Cruden Bay [79]
1931 Jean McCulloch (3) 19 holes Doris Park Gullane [80]
1930 Helen Holm 1 up Doris Park Turnberry [81]
1929 Charlotte Watson (4) 3 & 1 Doris Park Nairn [82]
1928 Jean McCulloch (2) 2 & 1 Peggie Ramsay Old Course, St Andrews [83]
1927 Betty Inglis 1 up Hilda Cameron Machrihanish [84]
1926 Mary Wood 2 & 1 Mrs J Cochrane Cruden Bay [85]
1925 Gertrude Percy 1 up Elsie Grant Suttie Gullane [86]
1924 Clem Montgomery 5 & 4 Hilda Cameron Turnberry [87]
1923 May Nicolson 2 & 1 Charlotte Watson Lossiemouth [88]
1922 Charlotte Watson (3) 2 & 1 Audrey Kyle Old Course, St Andrews [89]
1921 Charlotte Watson (2) 1 up Maude Martin Machrihanish [90]
1920 Charlotte Watson 5 & 3 Lena Scroggie Cruden Bay [8]
1915–1919: Not played due to World War I
1914 Eva Anderson 20 holes Frances Teacher Muirfield [91]
1913 Jean McCulloch 4 & 3 Ruth Mackintosh Machrihanish [92]
1912 Dorothy Jenkins 4 & 2 Madge Neill-Fraser Lossiemouth [93]
1911 Elsie Grant Suttie 1 up Ida Kyle Old Course, St Andrews [94]
1910 Elsie Kyle (2) 4 & 3 Alexa Glover Nairn [95]
1909 Elsie Kyle 3 & 1 Dorothy Campbell Machrihanish [96]
1908 Dorothy Campbell (3) 7 & 6 Miss M Cairns Gullane [97]
1907 Frances Teacher 21 holes Dorothy Campbell Troon [98]
1906 Dorothy Campbell (2) 3 & 1 Alexa Glover Cruden Bay [99]
1905 Dorothy Campbell 19 holes Molly Graham North Berwick [6]
1904 Molly Graham 6 & 5 Miss M Bishop Prestwick, St Nicholas [4]
1903 Alexa Glover 1 up Molly Graham Old Course, St Andrews [2]

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