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Corcoran secures third Irish Seniors Close win

​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Irish Senior Women's Close at Naas Golf Club from July 2 - 5

  • 04 July 2019

​Caption: Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna) - Image by Pat Cashman Photography

​CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH PLAY DRAW
PLATE MATCH PLAY DRAW​
QUALIFYING RESULTS

Final Day

Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna) claims three in a row defeating Maria O'Reilly from Headfort in the final.  Anita McCaw (Royal County Down Ladies) wins the Shirley MacDonald Plate trophy defeating Fiona Corbett from Castletroy and Alison Taylor wins the Therese O'Reilly trophy as leading qualifier.

Corcoran overcame leading qualifier Alison Taylor (Malahide) in a tight semi final tussle to claim her berth in the final while O'Reilly beat past Champion Sheena McElroy (Grange).

In the Shirley MacDonald (Plate Trophy), Fiona Corbett (Castletroy) defeated home favourite Paula Murray while Anita McCaw (Royal County Down  Ladies) sank a 30 ft putt on the 18th to defeat Marie Sudway (Old Conna)

Day three

Malahide’s Alison Taylor is still in contention for her first Irish Senior Women’s Close Championship title at Naas as she defeated Gertie McMullen (The Island) and Gail Linter (Belvoir Park) in today’s last 16 and quarter final matches. 

Taylor now joins Maria O’Reilly (Headfort), Sheena McElroy (Grange) and Suzanne Corcoran in the semi-final matches. O’Reilly is a past runner up in the event while McElroy and Corcoran have both won on two previous occasions. 

Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna), who has won the Championship on its last two occasions, is also safely through to the match play stages and faces fellow Irish International Pat Doran in the first round. 

Deirdre Walsh (Milltown), who qualified second to Taylor with her total of 150, bowed out to O’Reilly in the quarter finals 3&2, while two-time Senior Women’s Amateur Champion Laura Webb struggled to get going against McElroy in the last 16. 

In the second flight of matchplay, the semi-finals will also be played tomorrow where Fiona Corbett (Castletroy) plays home favourite Paula Murray (Naas) and Marie Sudway (Old Conna) takes on Anita McCaw (RCDL). 

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Post Qualifying Rounds
Malahide’s Alison Taylor has lead the qualifier at the Irish Senior Women’s Close Championship at Naas with scores of 75 and 72, a three over par total of 147l. 

Following 36 holes of stroke play Taylor now sits in pole position as the matchplay stages begin from Thursday morning but her first match will be no walkover as she meets Irish International Gertie McMullen (The Island). 

Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna), who has won the Championship on its last two occasions, is also safely through to the match play stages and faces fellow Irish International Pat Doran in the first round. 

Deirdre Walsh (Milltown) qualified second to Taylor with her total of 150 while two-time Senior Women’s Amateur Champion Laura Webb qualified third. 

The second flight of matchplay also begins tomorrow where qualifiers 17 – 32 will play for the Plate. 

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Pre-Tournament

Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna) will begin her defence of the Irish Senior Women’s Close Championship at Naas on Tuesday. 

Having defeated Catherine Reilly (The Heath) 3&2 in the final last year at Monkstown, Corcoran begins her 2019 Championship alongside Alison Taylor (Malahide) and will be bidding for three-in-a-row. 

All seven of the victorious 2018 Irish Home International team will be in action including Gertie McMullen (The Island) who has won the title twice in recent years and two-time Senior Women’s Amateur Champion – Laura Webb (East Berkshire). 

Competitors will play 36 holes stroke play on Tuesday and Wednesday the 2nd and 3rd of July with 16 players qualifying for the Championship Matchplay and the next 16 qualifiers qualifying to compete for the Plate. 

All information for the Irish Senior Women’s Close Championship can be found HERE