Ladies to the fore at Little Hay Invitation Day

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The course was in a superb condition as golfers flocked from far and wide turned out for Little Hay Ladies’ long-awaited Invitation Day.

Ladies were represented by 10 different clubs, and the winning team with 56 points was Lesley Quinn and her partner Rosemary Higgs from Ellsborough.

In second place (55 points) was Alison Marsden and Dianna Whipp from Moor Park, and third place (53 points) went to Bobbie Barnes and Barbara Frost from Ashridge.

Nearest the pin was Michelle Castelete, while longest drive on the 5th hole was recorded by Julie Ballard from Littlestone and on the 14th hole was Maureen Bidgway.

On Saturday, the Business Ladies’ Breakthrough Medal was won by Caroline Banks with nett 71. Hee-Young Crowhurst was second with nett 73 on count-back ahead of third-placed Bobbie Barnes.

In the ladies’ (22+ handicap category) knock-out, Trish Joslin beat Gill Howells in the final.

In the Fred Roberts mixed pairs competition, Elaine Meagher and Paul Whiter beat Trevor F Sargent and Maureen Bidgway in the final.

The Ladies’ Championship of England National Final was played at Southern Valley, Kent. Nine ladies from Little Hay qualified for this competition, with Meagher finishing second.