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Caption: Winners Suzanne Corcoran and Jean Scanlon with Monkstown Captains Jamie and Brenda, ILGU President Vonnie and Monkstown President Ada. Credit: Jenny Matthews (Pat Cashman Photography)Suzanne Corcoran retains Irish Senior Close Championship trophy at Monkstown Golf Club.Suzanne Corcoran won the1st hole at Monkstown to take an early lead against Catherine Reilly but gained no further advantage on the outward nine and Catherine had recovered the match all square by the turn. Corcoran however remained steely and turned the match around again and by the thirteenth was 2 up and never lost this lead to win out 3 and 2 and retain her trophy.Jean Scanlon (Newcastle West) wins the Plate Match Play (Shirley MacDonald Trophy) overcoming Kate Evans (Royal County Down Ladies) on the back nine to win 2up.
Qulaifying Results SCORING HERE
Wednesday 4th July - Day 2, QualifyingLaura Webb leads the qualifiers at the Irish Women's Close Championship at Monkstown with an impressive 5 under par total. Webb will now take on reigning Champion Suzanne Corcoran from Portumna. The Championship rounds commence at 8:30 followed by the Plate match play at 10:00 where once again Kate Evans (Royal County Down Ladies) leads the way.Tuesday 3rd July - Day 1, Qualifying With warm sunshine and wonderful views at Monkstown Golf Club, scoring came easy for 2014 past Champion Laura Webb (East Berkshire) who posted a two under par 71, carding 5 birdies in her round. Carmel Kearney from Mallow had a very impressive 1 under par 72 while double past Champion (2015 and 2016) Gertie McMullen, The Island, finished level par.
Catherine Reilly from The Heath had shot of the day with a hole in one on the par 3 13th, striking a perfect 7 iron to record her ace.Pre-Tournament Press ReleaseSuzanne Corcoran (Portumna) will begin her defence of the Irish Senior Women’s Close Championship at Monkstown on Tuesday.