Fionnuala claims the Lady Captain’s Prize

Lorna Poots presented Lady Captain's Day winner Fionnuala Crossey  with her cup �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1526-294EB
Lorna Poots presented Lady Captain's Day winner Fionnuala Crossey with her cup �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1526-294EB
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Fionnuala Crossey was the big winner on Lorna Poots’ Lady Captain’s Day at Banbridge Golf Club.

She topped a field of 67 competitors to claim the big Lady Captain’s Prize with a fantastic score of 41 points, getting her handicap cut down to 10.5 in the process.

Lady Captain Lorna Poots with the section prizewinners on Lady Captain's Day �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1526-293EB

Lady Captain Lorna Poots with the section prizewinners on Lady Captain's Day �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1526-293EB

Marlene Nelson pushed Fionnuala all the way and managed 39 points to claim the runners-up prize.

The weather had been kind and all went according to plan, first the golf, then the food, then the very important ‘if only’ stories, followed by afternoon tea, the captain’s dinner and the prize presentation. As many as 21 very happy ladies walked the floor to receive their prizes.

The Lady Captain’s guest competition was won by Helen Setterfield. The Juvenile Girls competition was won by Melissa Whan with 37 points.

The best putter on the day over nine holes was past captain Denise McBrien. The longest drive, close to 300 yards was struck by Annmarie Canavan.

Lady Captain Lorna Poots with Juvenile prizewinners Jack Hutchinson, Melissa Whan and Jack McKerr �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1526-295EB

Lady Captain Lorna Poots with Juvenile prizewinners Jack Hutchinson, Melissa Whan and Jack McKerr �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1526-295EB

Nearest to the pin prize only 120cm from the cup was won by Carole Quinn. The front nine was won by Mary Jo Thompson with 21 points and the back nine by Wendy Todd also with 21 points.

The Pink Ladies prize was won by Pat McCartan. The Past Captains prize was won by Anne Connelly with 36 points. The Committee Prizes were won by Denise McBrien and Joy Gowdy.

Section A runner up with 34 points was Mary Quinn and the winner of Section A was Mildred Hodgett with 35 points. Section B runner up with 37 points was Lorna McKinstry and the winner was Jacinta Rooney with 37 points.

Section C runner up was Denise Nelson with 31 points and the winner was Angela Magee Senior with 32 points.

Mixed greensomes winners Ada Lavery, Melissa Whan and Dad Ken received their prizes from Lady Captain Lorna Poots �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1526-296EB

Mixed greensomes winners Ada Lavery, Melissa Whan and Dad Ken received their prizes from Lady Captain Lorna Poots �Edward Byrne Photography INBL1526-296EB

The Gross prize was won by the long hitting Annmarie Canavan.

The Lady Captain’s week began on Wednesday with the visiting Ladies Captain’s Day. The runner up was Laura McAdam, the Lady Vice Captain from Portadown and the winner was Delores Hamill, Lady Captain of Tandragee.

It was a most enjoyable day for the Lady Captain Lorna Poots, her family and guests and members alike.