Valerie makes up for last year to win Lady Captain’s Day in great style

Lady Captain Denise McBrien pictured with the prizewinners from Lady Captain's Day Competition � Edward Byrne Photography INBL1434-290EB
Lady Captain Denise McBrien pictured with the prizewinners from Lady Captain's Day Competition � Edward Byrne Photography INBL1434-290EB

Lady Captain’s day was reconvened on Sunday August 24 after the deluge on Saturday August 2, which prevented any golf being played.

This year it was a case of the proverbial ‘Zero to Hero’. Last year on Lady Captain’s day Valerie Malcolmson slipped at the 16th hole and injured herself and could not finish her round.

Lady Captain Denise McBrien sees off Margaret Russell, Catherine Sawyers and Angela Magee on Lady Captain's Day � Edward Byrne Photography INBL1434-286EB

Lady Captain Denise McBrien sees off Margaret Russell, Catherine Sawyers and Angela Magee on Lady Captain's Day � Edward Byrne Photography INBL1434-286EB

This year on Lady Captain’s day Valerie in great style and with 39 points, 3 points ahead of the runner up, won the top prize. Well done to Valerie.

Results are as follows:

Winner Valerie Malcolmson 39 points; Runner Up Nora Craig 36 points; beating Margaret Russell on count back. Gross Helen Cocks 20 gross points.

Section A

Liz McCrumlish and Valerie McLean starting their round with Lady Captain Denise McBrien � Edward Byrne Photography INBL1434-287EB

Liz McCrumlish and Valerie McLean starting their round with Lady Captain Denise McBrien � Edward Byrne Photography INBL1434-287EB

Winner Susan Magennis 34 points; Runner Up Helen Smyth 32 points.

Section B

Winner Margaret Russell 36 points; Runner Up Ann Blevins 35 points.

Section C

Lady Captain Denise McBrien welcomed  Patricia O'Boyle, Nan McCaw and Melissa Whan to the first tee on Lady Captain's Day � Edward Byrne Photography INBL1434-288EB

Lady Captain Denise McBrien welcomed Patricia O'Boyle, Nan McCaw and Melissa Whan to the first tee on Lady Captain's Day � Edward Byrne Photography INBL1434-288EB

Winner Denise Nelson 35 points; Runner Up Ada Lavery 35 points.

Committee Prize

Joy Gowdy 32 points.

Past Captain’s Prize

Susan Magennis, Karen Curran and Fionnuala Crossey � Edward Byrne Photography INBL1434-289EB

Susan Magennis, Karen Curran and Fionnuala Crossey � Edward Byrne Photography INBL1434-289EB

Carol Quinn 3 points

9 Hole Competition

Kathleen Smyth 13 points

Front Nine

Mary Jo Thompson 18 points

Back Nine

Lady Captain Denise McBrien presented the Lady Captain's Day Cup to winner Valerie Malcomson � Edward Byrne Photography INBL1434-291EB

Lady Captain Denise McBrien presented the Lady Captain's Day Cup to winner Valerie Malcomson � Edward Byrne Photography INBL1434-291EB

Eileen Pepper 19 points

Nearest the Pin at the 15th

Mary Longmore and Lorna Poots, both at 89 inches.

Longest Drive at the 14th

Helen Cocks

Ladies Putting Prize

Una McSherry 17 points

There were three twos: Bea Boyce and Mary Longmore at the 15th and Una McSherry at the 8th.

Golfer of the Year Points

Valerie Malcolmson 6

Nora Craig 5

Margaret Russell 4

Ann Blevins 3

Denise Nelson 2

Carol Quinn 1

Handicap Cuts

Valerie Malcolmson 23 to 22

The CSS was 70 and 70 players took part in the competition.

Whan sisters strike Gold

The Banbridge ladies played for the Brooches on Tuesday August 19, and for the lovely prizes sponsored by Ada Lavery, Maura McGrath and Maretta Donaghy.

The winner on the day with a terrific score 43 points was Melissa Whan beating her sister Megan into second place. The second section was won by Kathryn Sawyers with 37 points beating Jacinta Rooney on count back.

There were three twos; Mary Longmore and Fionnuala Crossey on the 15th and Yvonne Galloway on the 10th. The CSS was 70 and 58 players took part in the competition.

Golfer of the Year Points

Melissa Whan 6

Megan Whan 5

Karen Heslip 4

Kathryn Sawyers 3

Jacinta Rooney 2

Mary Jo Thompson 1

Handicap Cuts

Melissa Whan 20 to 17

Megan Whan 21 to 20

Karen Heslip 22 to 21

Jacinta Rooney 29 to 28.