Ladies end with a draw

RUTLAND County’s Ladies finished off their season with a tightly contested draw at home to Burghley Park.

Partnered by Karen Palmer, lady captain Bridget Yardley halved her game, Jenny Cobb and Joanne Cheshire lost 2 and 1, Mandy Collins and Heather Knapp halved, Ann Shuttleworth and Margaret Rippin won 1 up.

l SEPTEMBER’S monthly Stableford competition took place last week with 63 seniors taking part, all pitting their skills against a considerable wind.

Results: Division 1 - 1st, Frank Copsey (38 pts); 2nd, Alan Bainbridge (36); 3rd, Alan Shuttleworth (35). Division 2 - 1st, John Downey (38 pts after c/b); 2nd, Barry Maddock (38); 3rd, Ron Snape (36).

The Ladies September Stableford was won by promising newcomer Vicky Eglinton who scored 40 points, leading second placed Suzanne Huxley by a clear eight points.

Vicky was rewarded a three shot handicap reduction and is down to 33. Jackie Cole came in third on 31 points.

Trish Clarke won the Par Trophy on +1. She was followed by Meg Tasker on +1 and Suzanne Huxley on -1.