ASHBOURNE Golf Club's first major ladies' competition of the season, the Rosebowl, was very closely fought and decided on a count back when Jill Bainbridge and Anne Colwell both played to their handicaps.
They each recorded a net 72 and managed to bring their handicaps down one shot in the process.
Bainbridge, playing off 12, produced seven pars in a best gross score of 84.
Colwell, playing off 18, had four pars but her net 36 on the back nine was enough to secure victory.
Surya Dickinson, playing off 33, was cut two shots after making a net 75.
In the Thursday medal, scoring was not impressive but Sandra Maxwell was the winner with a net 78, with Chrissie Purrett runner-up with a net 80 and Pat Weetam third, one shot behind.
Angela Hunt was the winner of Thursday Stableford 3, scoring 30 points, with runner-up Maxwell scoring 27 points.
Colwell claimed another count back win in Sunday Stableford 3 after she and Hunt tied on 33 points. Dickinson was third with 28.
Bainbridge took the honours in Thursday Medal 2, with runner-up June Knight one shot behind.
The Bronze team continued their unbeaten run with victory at Kedleston Park.
It went down to the last match after Jean Bissell won her match 2 up and Chris Perry won 1 up.
Hilary Knott had a very close game, losing 1 down on the last green, and Rachel Jenkinson lost 3 and 1.
However, Dickinson came in with a fine 5 and 4 win which gave Ashbourne an overall 3-2 victory.
Ashbourne also drew 2½-2½ at Chatsworth in wet and muddy conditions.
Winners on this occasion were Pat Richardson 2 up and Linda Munn 1 up.
Bissell halved her match, Perry lost 3 and 2 and Dickinson was disappointed to lose on the last hole, 1 down.
Colwell was the only winner as a weakened Ashbourne side lost their Silver Trophy match at Erewash.
In the recent scratch match at Olton, Solihull, Ashbourne fought hard but lost 3½-1½.
Bainbridge won her match 2 and 1 and Sally Benn had to settle for a half, having been three up earlier in her match.
The Ashbourne Mixed Open American Greensome Competition, on June 1, was blessed with beautiful weather. There was a very pleasing entry of over 50 couples and there were some excellent scores on the day.
Ladies' captain Sandra Maxwell and partner Mark Knight were net winners with a very impressive net 62.5.
Graham Abell and Barbara Sanderson from Beedles Lake in Leicestershire were runners-up with 66.5, while Colwell and Karl Halford were third with net 67.5.