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Christine Petit-Martin crowned champion at Belvoir Park

​The Irish Senior Women's Open Stroke Play Championship, Belvoir Park Golf Club, 13th - 15th September

  • 15 September 2017

​Caption: 2017 Irish Senior Women's Open Stroke Play Champion Christine Petit-Martin (France) (Photo: Pat Cashman)

Day 3
Blue sunny skies greeted the players as they took to the tee for the final round of the Irish Women’s Open Stroke Play in Belvoir Park. Yesterday’s leader, Christine Petit-Martin, was again extremely steady as she coasted through the first 9 without a blemish on the card. The chasing pack, led by Gertie McMullen, were now at least 8 shots adrift with only 9 holes to play leaving a substantial hill to climb if anyone was to challenge for the title. Catherine Rawthore of England made the best attempt at catching Christine as she carded a 3-under back nine. However, Christine was up to the task and produced another stunning back 9 to win out the tournament on 2 over par, 10 shots clear of rest of the field.
 
See full list of results below
 
The Senior Women’s Home Internationals Team was also announced and will travel to Newport, Wales next month;
Suzanne Corcoran
Mary MacLaren
Margaret McAuliffe
Sheena McElroy
Gertie McMullen
Catherine Reilly
Laura Webb
Reserve
Helen Jones
 
Overall Gross Results
1st- Christine Petit-Martin (France)
2nd - Catherine Rawthore (England)
3rd - Gertie McMullen (The Island)
4th -  Sally Krueger (United States)
 
Best Gross Over 60 (Roma English Trophy) - Jacqui Morgan (Australia)
 
Best Gross – Individual Rounds
R1  - Amanda Mayne (England)
R2  - Caroline Berry (England)
R3  - Helen Jones (Royal Portrush)
 
Winner Nett Overall (Eileen Connolly Trophy)
1st - Sheena McElroy (Grange)
2nd - Sandy Catford (England)
 
Best Nett over 60 (Bagenalstown Cup) - Sheena McElroy (Grange)
 
Best Nett – Individual Rounds
R1 - Margaret McAuliffe (Ballybunion)
R2 - Linda Morris (Canada)
R3 - Angela Deburca (England)
 
Winner of the TAT
England A – Caroline Berry, Catherine Rawthore & Amanada Mayne


Day 2
Christine Petit-Martin (France) still leads the way at the Irish Senior Women's Open Stroke Play in Belvoir Park. Christine had another solid round today posting a 2-over par 75 to remain in the top position, 5 shots clear of Gertie McMullan. The chasing pack are tightly bunched with only 7 shots seperating the Top 10 behind Christine. Margaret McAuliffe, Suzanne Corcoran & Sheena McElroy are amongst the Irish in the Top 10 and will be hoping for another big day tomorrow.

The top 40 + ties will now progress into Round 3 to battle it out for the top spot. First on the tee tomorrow will be Ada Vrolijk (Netherlands) & Marilyn Cox (Canada) at 09:00am. Follow our live scoring using the links below.

Day1

There is an International flavour to the leader-board at the Irish Senior Women’ Open Stroke Play Championship at Belvoir Park Golf Club, Belfast.
Despite heavy conditions from the outset, compounded by torrential rain during the day which caused an hour and a half suspension of play, Christine Petit-Martin from France, carded a one over par 74 to lead the field by three shots in a round that included birdie twos at the par 3 8th, 14th and 16th holes.
In tied second place is England’s Amanda Mayne, Margaret McAuliffe from Ballybunion and current holder of the Irish Senior’s Open title Gertie McMullen (The Island) who had two twos from the remaining par 3’s on the course, the 4th and 11th holes.  
The second round starts tomorrow, Thursday 14th September at 9am followed by a cut to 40 players plus ties for the final round on Friday 15th September.

Scoring Available CLICK HERE
Full Tournament Information CLICK HERE
Championship Drawsheet CLICK HERE 


Belvoir Park is the host to this year’s Irish Senior Women’s Open Stroke Play Championship. The 54 hole event runs from the 13th – 15th September and will see golfers representing the Home Nations as well as Australia, USA, Canada, France, Finland and the Netherlands compete for the title. 

2016 Champion Gertie McMullen (The Island) leads the field out alongside England’s Amanda Mayne, while current Irish Senior Women;s Close Champion Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna) tee’s off at 09:30 on day 1 with Helen Jones (Royal Portrush) and Alison Hansen (England).