Edinburgh success remembered in Auckland

On the Auckland waterfront (left to right) Alan Tomlinson, Yvonne Fogarty, Kadia Kellor-Rice and Geoff Rau (Photo: courtesy of Yvonne Fogarty) by Ian Marshall, Editor The Scottish Open in Edinburgh, the young lady to catch the eye was Yvonne Fogarty; notably the teenager from Otago in New Zealand captured two titles. She partnered Cathy Johnson to success in the women’s doubles event, in addition to securing the junior girls’ singles title. Now 50 years after those successes on Sunday 19th March 1967, when the duo accounted for Scotland’s Lesley Barrie and Olive Hawkins (21-13, 12-21, 21-17, 17-21, 12-17) in the women’s doubles final and a straight games win was posted against England’s Linda Bashford (21-16, 21-16) in the Junior Girls’ Singles title decider, there