The Helen Holm Championship
Scottish Ladies Stroke Play Championship 2014
Olivia Mehaffey, Annabel Dimmock, Connie Jaffrey
English teenager Annabel Dimmock shot a final round 73 and scored a start to finish victory with an 11 under par 214 total in the Helen Holm Scottish Open Strokeplay Championship at Troon.
Connie Jaffrey, the Scottish Girls’ Champion and a Troon Ladies’ member, was also in impressive from, closing with a 71 to finish in outright second place and three shots behind on eight under par 217.
Five ahead after rounds of 70 and 71 over Troon Portland, Dimmock, a 17-year-old from Wentworth, had increased her lead to six by the time she reached the turn in two under par 35 in the final round over over the famous Royal Troon.
She then dropped shots at tenth and the long 11th to give Jaffrey a glint of hope. But more birdies at the 12th and 15th helped seal the victory.
Jaffrey, also 17, was delighted with her runner-up finish. “That was my best ever round over Royal Troon and I played really steady today,” she said after her six birdie round. “I went out thinking I had a chance to win and I got close. This rates as the best result of my career.”
Jaffrey will be playing in the Scottish Ladies’ Amateur Championship at Prestwick next month and will then defend the Scottish Girls’ Championship at Dumfries and County in May before heading to the US and a golf scholarship at Kansas State University.
Dimmick is currently on a gap year and her goal is to make the GB and Ireland team to defend the Curtis Cup at St Louis Country Club in June. A win in the Jones Doherty Challenge Cup in Florida at the start of the year also boosted her hopes.
She has also been inspired by Charley Hull, the 18-year-old Ladies’ European Tour winner who helped Europe win the Solheim Cup in the US last year.
“Charley has been great for girl’s golf and she has proved that there isn’t too big a jump between the top amateurs and the professionals,” she said. “But getting the timing right is the key to turning professional.”
Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey (Royal County Down) made it a clean sweep for the teenagers. The 16-year-old had a best of day seven under par 68 on a bright and breezy day and finished in third place on five under par 220.
The highlight of her round for the Irish Open Girls’ Champion was an eagle at the long 15th – a drive, five iron and 12 foot putt.
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Update: Annabel Dimmock, the recent winner of the Helen Holm Trophy, has been selected to represent Great Britain & Ireland in the Curtis Cup to be played at St. Louis Country Club - June 6-8, 2014. Two Scots, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) and Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield) have also been selected.
Hillhouse Cup 2014
18 Hole Stroke Play Competition
Played over the Old Course on Sunday 18th May, 2014
This Open strokeplay competition for low handicap golfers from Ayrshire, was played in blustery conditions. The cut-off handicap for the 60 entrants was 2.8.
The winner by 2 strokes was Stuart Robin from Prestwick St Cuthberts G.C with 73. John Shanks for Irvine G.C was second on 75 and George Robertson from Ravenspark G.C took third place on countback from 4 players on 76.
The CSS was 78 (reduction only) and the event counts towards the 2014 Doc Thom Ayrshire Order of Merit.
The full results are available here
G R Williams (Handicap Convener)