The first Ladies’ Open was played in brilliant sunshine on Friday 16 May.
Players from Tandragee, Malone, Warrenpoint, Bevoir, Kilkeel and Royal County Down joined the Banbridge ladies to play for the beautiful prizes sponsored by PORTERS of Banbridge.
The winner on the day was Melissa Whan with a brilliant score of 42 points.
Runner up was Lady Vice-Captain Lorna Poots with 37 points.
Best Gross Helen Cocks
Section A (0-22) winner Susan Magennis 30 points, beating Helen Smyth on countback
Section B (23-29) winner Megan Whan 33 points, beating Kathryn Sawyers on countback
Section C (30-36) winner Marie Mills 27 points, Runner up Ann Blevins 25 points
Front 9 Denise Mc Brien 17 points
Back 9 Bea Boyce 18 points beating Teresa Mc Conville on countback
Nearest pin on 8th Diana Whan
Nearest pin on 15th Margaret Mulligan
Novice Nine holes winner Rosemary Dodds
Melissa Whan 23-20
Lorna Poots 31-29
peggy nelson competition
As many as 51 ladies played on Tuesday 6 May in the Peggy Nelson competition with the prizes being sponsored by Fionnuala Crossey, Anne Magennis and Mary Quinn
The competition winners were:
Section A (0-15) Fionnuala Crossey 33 point, runner up Helen Cox 31 points beating Mildred Hodgett on countback.
Section B (16-24) Mary Longmore 38 points, runner up Sheelagh English 36 points.
Section C (25-36) Karen Heslip 35 points, runner up Kathryn Sawyers 33 points beating Ann Blevins on countback.
There was four twos Dianna Whan on 10th &12th Babara Shields and Fionnuala Crossey on 12th
Golfer of the Year Points
Mary Longmore 6
Sheelagh English 5
Karen Heslip 4
Kathryn Sawyers 3
Anne Cromie 2
Fionnuala Crossey 1
On Tuesday 13, the ladies played for the Rosemary Cocks Rose Bowl
47 ladies played with the CSS 72.
Overall winner was VALERIE MALCOLMSON with 37 points.
Sheelagh English 33 points
Karen Heslip 32 points
Kathryn Sawyers 35 points
There was one two on the 12th hole by Mildred Hodgett
Valerie Malcolmson 24-23
Kathryn Sawyers 30-29