DEFENDING champions Glencorse safely negotiated their opening hurdle in this season’s Edinburgh Ladies’ Inter-Club Tournament at Turnhouse.
Represented by Kirsten Blackwood, Valerie Hallam, Jessica Dalgetty and Caroline Kinnaird, the Milton Bridge club beat Ratho Park 4&3 as the first round was completed.
It was the closest match of the night as Murrayfield, Baberton and Mortonhall all booked their last-eight spots with relative ease. Murrayfield were the biggest winners – 11&9 against Dalmahoy – closely followed by Baberton with a 10&8 triumph over Royal Musselburgh.
Mortonhall completed the quarter-final line-up with a 7&6 success against Prestonfield.
The last-eight ties take place this afternoon, with the tournament concluding tomorrow with both the semi-finals and final. Musselburgh, last year’s beaten finalists, are already out.