Jennifer Rankine wins Renfrewshire Junior Championship for the 3rd time

Congratulations to Haggs Castle’s Jennifer Rankine on winning the Renfrewshire Junior Championship for the third year in a row.

Jennifer Renfrewshire Juniors

The Renfrewshire Junior Championship Final was played at Eastwood Golf Club in lovely sunny conditions. It was a repeat of last year’s final between Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle ) and Anna Mackenzie (East Renfrewshire) which Jennifer had won comfortably.

This match, however, was much closer-with Anna winning the 1st hole with a birdie! Jennifer responded winning the next 2 holes, also with birdies! A couple of poor holes by Anna gave Jennifer a comfortable lead of 3up after the 6th but she fought back to be 1 down after 8. Another birdie at the 9th, let Jennifer be 2 up at the turn, with a front 9 of 37. (1 over par).

A lovely birdie putt from just off the green at the short 11th saw her lead extend to 3 again. But Anna won the 12th with a good up and down for par and the 13th was halved in birdie 4’s. A loose 2nd shot by Anna at the 14th let Jennifer win the hole with a par. Jennifer overshot the green at the par 3 15th but recovered with a lovely chip  and sunk her putt for her par.

Anna had played a lovely tee shot but just missed the birdie putt so now Jennifer was 3 up with 3 to play. 2 good drives at the 16th but adrenaline kicked in for Anna and she put her 2nd shot into the back left bunker. Jennifer played safely on to the green and 2 putts was enough to give her the Championship for the 3rd time.
Both girls were a credit to their clubs and their families. It was a lovely game to referee and watch.

Congratulations Jennifer and hard luck Anna. You both played some lovely golf.

Report courtesy of the Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association website.

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