Scottish Golf’s Orders of Merit have been finalised with Hannah McCook, Jillian Farrell and Sheena Wood winning their respective domestic titles for 2017.
Grantown-on-Spey’s McCook has secured back-to-back triumphs in the women’s standings, with Wood from Aberdeen Ladies Golf Club doing likewise in the senior women’s rankings.
At girls’ level, Jillian Farrell from Cardross, pictured top, emerged victorious to cap her fine season.
McCook racked up 1,046 points in the women’s standings, ahead of Aboyne’s Shannon McWilliam on 962 and Clara Young (North Berwick) who was third on 700 points.
Hannah McCook was the top Scot at the Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship
The 24-year-old posted an impressive seven top-10s from 11 events to highlight her consistency, including third place in the Welsh Ladies, fourth in the Munross Trophy and a tie for ninth place in the Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open. McCook also won the end of season Scottish Women’s Champion of Champions event at Glasgow Gailes.
“I’m very happy, especially doing it back-to-back as well,” said McCook, who will stay in the amateur ranks next year. “I felt like last season was pretty successful and this year has been even better. I had a lot more top-10s than last year, so I’ve been consistently better.''
“I work with David Torrance at Nairn Dunbar and I just feel as though everything has come on a lot. There is no wild stuff, which I used to have sometimes, so that has made a big difference and I’ve holed more putts even though I still have more work to do. I’m looking forward to a good winter of work and Scottish Golf’s help over the last 12 months has helped massively.”
Farrell earned the girls’ title with a superb tally of 1,703 points from nine events, ahead of McWilliam on 1,178, as the Aboyne player finished runner-up in both merit tables. Louise Duncan from West Kilbride was third on 918 points.
Farrell won twice, at the Scottish Junior Tour Under-18s and the Stephen Gallacher Foundation Championship, as well as adding second-place finishes on three other occasions.
In the seniors, Wood again came out on top, posting 782 points from five events. She won the North Division Championship and the SVLGA Championship, beating Fiona de Vries from the St Rule Club into second place, with Tain’s Mary Smith in third spot.
“I had a good season and I’m delighted to have won the Order of Merit again,” said Wood, 53, who won her three singles tie at the Home Internationals. “My hard work has paid off.''
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