ASHBOURNE Golf Club’s New Year’s Trophy –postponed because of the wet weather – and the Winter Trophy, were played earlier this month, with Ruth Sinclair and captain Sandra Maxwell respectively emerging victorious.
Neither competition produced startling scores, mainly because of sticky course conditions and the strong winds.
Sinclair claimed the Winter Trophy with a score of 27, which included three pars at holes five, six and eight off her 20 handicap.
Angela Hunt was runner up with 25 points and Lisa Gregory third with 24 points.
The scoring in the New Year Trophy was a little better, but the windy conditions made club selection very tricky.
Maxwell clocked up her first win of the season with 30 points, playing well on the front nine holes, scoring 17 points, but found the back nine more of a challenge – scoring 13 points.
However, she putted well and parred holes one, five, nine and 16.
Surya Dickinson and Rachel Robinson were second and third respectively, both scoring 28 points.
Dickinson, playing off 33, had a very good par at the 16th hole and Robinson parred holes six and nine.
In the first round of the Daily Mail Ladies’ four ball better ball matchplay competition away at Chevin Golf Club, Ashbourne were represented by Anne Bourne and Maxwell.
Giving seven shots to their opponents, it was always going to be a tough encounter, but having gone three holes down on the front nine, the duo fought back to level the scores.
Despite their valiant efforts, they were unable to take the match past the 17th hole, eventually losing two down.