Ladies Doreen Greig (18 Holes)
18th Sep 2019
1st Sonia Wigley (30) 41 points (£5)
2nd Gerry McClean (27) 37 points (£4)
3rd Val Williams (36) 31 points (£3)
4th Jane Rowland (22) 29 points (£1)
Playing off thirty, Sonia Wigley absolutely smashed it when she returned a superb 41 stableford points in the Doreen Greig Trophy. Played over 18 holes for the first time, after being moved forward in the busy schedule, the competition was blessed with a beautiful warm and sunny day which gave our Ladies a chance to step-out and dance their way around a well presented course albeit with recently sanded greens that added a few twists and turns as players struggled to get the pace of the surfaces right. Not Wigley though, she just walked away with it and came in as winner a full four points ahead of her closest rival; a birdie on the fourteenth certainly helped Wigley get over the winning line but, although there were no pars on her card, steady play and keeping that white globe under close control was key. Having put an excellent 21 points on her card on the front nine, Wigley only faltered marginally on the way home, adding another 20 points to seal the deal. A playing handicap followed for Wigley and she will play off twenty-seven next time out. Gerry McClean continued to impress albeit only managing a second place finish this time; carding 37 points, McClean also struggled to get the ball down in regulation and carded just two pars in her round but, like Wigley, she generally kept her ball on a tight rein and kept big numbers at bay. Holding on to 20 points at the turn McClean couldn’t quite maintain form on the way in and could only muster another 17 points and found herself coming up way short at the close of play. A handicap cut also followed for McClean and she will play of twenty-six when she next goes out. Thirty-six handicapper Val Williams posted a third-place winning 31 points courtesy of a well crafted and typically robust round of golf; a steady 17 points had gone on Williams’ card by the turn but she too found the last nine holes a little more challenging and only managed to add a further 14 points to her tally by the time she left the course. Jane Rowland handed in 29 points to take fourth place; playing off twenty-two Rowland parred three holes, all on the front nine, and had a decent looking 17 points on her card as she walked onto the tenth but a disappointing run for home followed and her challenge wavered, faded and finally died when just 14 more points were added coming in.