Mixed fortunes for ladies teams

IT WAS A mixed bag of luck for the two ladies teams involved on the inter-club front during the week.

IT WAS A mixed bag of luck for the two ladies teams involved on the inter-club front during the week.

The Challenge Cup team were pitted against Kilkenny GC at the neutral venue of Callan and came out on top by a margin of 3½ matches to 1½. The competition, five singles matches, saw wins for Mary Cotter, Ann Murphy and Wendy Beirne with Dorothy Kilroy securing a half in her match. Brenda O’Sullivan lost narrowly to her opponent.

The All-Ireland fourball team lost narrowly to Carrick-on-Suir GC but only on a countback. In this competition two pairs play at home and two pairs play away - while the two home pairs achieved victory the away players lost. On a countback of holes won and lost, Mount Juliet came out on the wrong end.

The home pairings were Helen Scully/Ruth Skehan and Helen Hedigan/Mary Fulton. At Carrick-on-Suir the pairings were Sally Gleeson/Joan Hegarty and Myra Phelan/Rita Garvey. It is interesting to note that Helen and Ruth were five down after nine holes but recovered for a great victory on the 18th hole.

DIARY - Sunday sees the running of the J. B. Carr Trophy in memory of former club president Joe. This is a Golfer of the Year competition, with extra points available.

The Open Summer Series for teams of four players continues on Tuesday. Reservations for tee times can be made by contacting 056-7773071.