August 19 Millennium Trophy
Whitefield Golf Club SS 69 CSS 68 Stableford Competition.
Winner: Claudia Hastings (Royal Birkdale ) 44 points. Second: Bethany Griffiths (Lee Park) 40 points. Third: Emily Byrne (Formby Ladies') 39 points after a card play-off with Courtney Willis (Leyland).
Details to follow tomorrow.
July 08 The Junior Championship
Lee Park Golf Club SS 72 CSS 72 for Championship 2 rounds and Stableford
The Junior Championship was played at Lee Park GC on another hot day. The continuing heatwave had made the course dry and bouncy. 15 year old Lydia Cryer (Nelson) became the 2018 Lancashire Junior Champion with an excellent score of 80 + 77 - 157. This was 2 shots better than Emily James (Royal Lytham) who had led after the morning round with a 78 gross. She won the Daily Telegraph Gross Qualifier. Emily Byrne (Formby Ladies') was 3rd with our 2017 Champion Maddie Raine (West Lancashire ) in 4th place. The Nett Aggregate prize was won by home player Bethany Griffiths with an outstanding score of 65 + 67 - 132. The morning round nett prize winner was Lucy Moss (Heysham) and the afternoon nett prize went to Jennifer Buchanan (Lancaster) who has moved down from Scotland and was playing in her first LLCGA junior event.
Isla Barlow (Formby Ladies') won the Bronze Stableford competition with 39 points, Martha Hodgson (Leyland) was second with 36 points and Naimh Moss (Haydock Park) third with 34 points.
Age Group Trophy winners were:
Under 15: Bethany Griffiths. Under 14: Emily James. Under 13: Summer Griffiths (Lee Park). Under 12: Caitlin Feeney (Pleasington).
June 10 The Anniversary Competition
Chorley Golf Club SS 71 CSS 72 for both competitions.
The Anniversary Competition, celebrating 44 years of the Lancashire Girls' Golf Association was played in warm sunshine. There was a full field and we were pleased to welcome new players.
The long spell of dry weather made it difficult to stop the ball on the greens.
Emily James led the field and returned an excellent 76 gross that included the only 2 of the day when she eagled the 10th hole. Courtney Willis and Courtney Crolla had the best nett scores until the winners came in at the end when Liyana Laheri played the last 9 holes in level par to record a 69 nett.
Winner: Liyana Laheri 69 nett. Gross Prize: Emily James 76. 2nd Nett: Lucy Moss 70 nett. 3rd Nett: Melissa Ball 71 nett.
There were some excellent Stableford scores with 7 players scoring more than 36 points. Again it was the last player in who took first prize when Jenny Murphy scored 44 points.
Winner: Jenny Murphy 44 points. Second: Claudia Hastings 42 points.
April 22 The Spring Meeting.
The Spring Meeting was held at Formby Ladies' GC in typical April but rather cold conditions. There was a bumper entry and it was a pleasure to
welcome several girls to their first LGGA competition. The Friendship Cup, donated by some of the girls' fathers, was presented for the first time. The stroke play nett scores together with the Autumn Meeting scores go towards the Rose Bowl trophy. After the Spring Meeting Presentation Mrs Dinah Vaux, County Captain 2017 presented the winners of last year's LGGA competitions with their trophies.
Stroke Play Competition
SSS 72 CSS 71
Friendship Cup and First Nett Prize: Beth Greenhalgh (Manchester) 73-7-66. Gross Prize Winner: Lydia Cryer (Nelson) 71.
Second Nett Prize: Jessica Parker (Heysham) 82-15-67. Third Nett Prize: Josie Plowman (Manchester) 85-18-67
2s: Emily Byrne (Formby Ladies') 2, Lydia Cryer 2, Jessica Parker 2, Beth Greenhalgh 1, Jessica Nelligan (Lodge) 1.
SSS 72 CSS72
First Prize: Melissa Walker (Hart Common) 44 points. Second Prize: Grace Molyneux (Grange Park) 43 points. Bethany Griffiths (Lee Park) 40 points.
Lancashire Girls' Golf Association 2017 Trophy Presentation
Gross Trophy: Winners Boh Greenwood & Maddie Raine. Trophy shared.
Nett Trophy: Maddie Raine.
Stableford: Zara Wartnaby.
Handicap Reduction Trophy: Lucy Moss.
Rose Bowl. Lauren McLaughlan.
Junior County Colours for 3 Singles Matches Wins.
Lydia Cryer, Lauren McLaughlan, Grace Worth.
Congu Handicap Graduates.
Sadie Adams, Sofia Cruickshank, Emily Halstead, Grace Molyneux, Hannah Scott, Abigail Shorrock.