Holders and hosts through in Ladies’ Inter Club

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Defending champions Broomieknowe and hosts Baberton were among a host of big winners in the first round of the Edinburgh Ladies Inter Club.

Broomieknowe, represented this time around by Hannah Scott, Sandra Hennessey, Kate McIntosh and Katherine Anderson, opened their title defence with a 9&8 success against Musselburgh.

They now face Murrayfield tonight, when Baberton get the second round underway against Craigmillar Park.

Baberton have a strong-looking line-up in Karen Marshall, Fiona de Vries, Wendy Nicholson and Mandy Dougal.

And the home quartet overpowered Merchants 13&12 in recording the biggest first-round victory.

Dalmahoy, Murrayfield, Mortonhall and Liberton also progressed comfortably, with Craigmillar Park and Kingsknowe coming out on top against Newbattle and Glencorse respectively in the two closest encounters.

First round results

Baberton beat Merchants 13 & 12

Craigmillar Park beat Newbattle by 2 holes

Kingsknowe beat Glencorse 1 hole

Dalmahoy beat Prestonfield 7 & 6

Broomieknowe beat Musselburgh 9 & 8

Murrayfield beat Turnhouse 8 &7

Mortonhall beat Ratho Park 12 & 11

Liberton beat Royal Musselburgh 12 & 11

Quarter-final ties

Baberton v Craigmillar Park

Kingsknowe v Dalmahoy

Broomieknowe v Murrayfield

Mortonhall v Liberton