IT WASN’T quite a “Miracle at Medinah”, but Midlothian’s victory in the Scottish Women’s County Finals was certainly a “Stunner at Stirling”.
Heading into the final round of matches, they needed nothing less than an 8-1 win over Borders to have a chance of landing the title.
Even then, it also required Aberdeenshire to lose 5-4 to Renfrewshire in the other match.
But both those results materialised to leave Midlothian, Aberdeenshire and Renfrewshire all locked together on four points.
In a countback, Midlothian and Aberdeenshire still couldn’t be separated on game points, having each totalled 17, and it was the same story with game points excluding halved matches – 16-16.
In the end, a winner was found on holes played in winning matches – Midlothian 252 and Aberdeenshire 253.
“What a great advertisement for county golf,” declared Midlothian’s Mary Richardson of a title-winning performance by a team containing Broomieknowe trio Hannah Scott, Kate McIntosh and Wendy Marshall as well as Emily Dalgetty (Glencorse), Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe), Rachael Livingstone (Craigmillar Park), Karen Marshall (Baberton) and Gabrielle MacDonald (Craigielaw).