Success for Nairn golfers at Moray
NAIRN golfers claimed three trophies at the Northern Counties Women’s Championship at Moray Golf Club.
Carinne Taylor claimed the Mari Orr Trophy with her qualifying round card of 74 leading the eight scratch qualifiers into the three match-play rounds. She then beat home member Ellie Docherty in the final to win the Mary Benton Challenge Cup for the first time.
With little separating them from the tee Taylor’s short play shaded that of Docherty and she holed more putts.
From almost driving the first green, 295 yards, Taylor putted on to make her first birdie then won the next two holes to go three ahead.
Docherty won the first par three hole but with Taylor’s second birdie on that the ninth saw her turn for home with a three hole lead.
The Nairn member then powered her way home with a birdie, par, par inward half start to forge six in front and brought the match to a close 5& 4 after 14 holes.
Taylor said afterwards: “I was pleased the way I played all weekend and delighted with my win.”
The hat trick of silverware for Nairn was completed by 14-year-old Katrina Tan who beat her 12-year-old sister Emily, in the handicap section final of the Chetham Trophy.
The elder sister’s win matched that of her younger sibling who the previous weekend won the Hannah McCook Trophy at Elgin in the North of Scotland Spence Championship.
They were level after nine holes but Katrina won the 10th and 11th to regain a two hole advantage before her birdie four on the 17th won by 3&1.