Emma wins ladies title at Greetham Valley

Emma Tipping, ladies champion at Greetham Valley Golf Club
Emma Tipping, ladies champion at Greetham Valley Golf Club
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Emma Tipping has taken the Ladies’ Championship title at Greetham Valley after completing two rounds on one day with a fantastic 151.

The Championship was played on the Lakes course with the fairways running well and the greens quick, and the Lincolnshire County star made a great start.

One-handicapper Tipping, shot 74 - just two over gross par - to lead the field after the first round.

She shot three birdies along the way but uncharacteristically snagged a couple of double bogies.

Liz Haughton, who recently returned to golf after a lay off of several years, was second and ladies captain Sheila Douty was third.

The leader was straight back into her stride in the 
afternoon with a couple of birdies and finished her round with a 77 for a 151 total. It was score that couldn’t be matched and Tipping will receive the Waycott Bowl at the club’s presentation night in November.

Haughton beat her own first round score to finish in second place, while Douty took third place just a few shots behind.

Tipping also led the field in the nett competition with 73 after the first round, just ahead of Angela Wheeler on countback with Douty third on 77. But Douty off 16, had a great second round of nett 70 to win the Dryden Salver for the nett competition. Her combined score for the two rounds was 147 to push the gross champion into second, two shots back. Angela Wheeler took third place, a further two shots behind.

The Bunny Cup for Ladies with a handicap of 25 or higher was contested over one round on the Lakes course and won by Hazel Hinch.

Hinch, playing off 36, came home with 39 points and was cut to 33. Bryony Batch was second with 31, beating Glynis Sellars on countback.

l First team Captain Neil 
Harris, a regular on the William Hunt Trilby tour, has qualified for the grand final yet again.

He was one of only 10 to qualify from the regional 
round at The Nottinghamshire at the weekend. He will go forward to the grand 
final to be played at Rockcliffe Hall in County Durham at the end of August.

This is the second time that he has made the final.

l The Midweek Stableford was a tight affair with second to eighth places all settled on count back.

Andy Webb was out in front on 40 with Tim Brown leading the pack in second on countback.