Ciara Casey claims Ulster title; Junior crown for Dawn Scarborough

L-R: Ray Gregg (ILGU Ulster District Secretary), 2017 Ulster Women's champion Ciara Casey (Hermitage GC) and Joan Miller (ILGU Ulster District Chairman)

L-R: Ray Gregg (ILGU Ulster District Secretary), 2017 Ulster Women’s champion Ciara Casey (Hermitage GC) and Joan Miller (ILGU Ulster District Chairman)

Hermitage’s Ciara Casey grabbed her second win in the space of three weeks when she captured the Ulster Women’s Open at Moyola Park on Tuesday.

The Dubliner rounded off a memorable month of May in which she was named as first reserve for July’s European Amateur Team Championships when she defeated Royal Portrush’s Emma Forbes 2 and 1 in the final.

Having retained her Hermitage Ladies Scratch Cup on May 7, Casey qualified second in the strokeplay, one stroke behind Massereene’s Lucy Simpson with rounds of 78 and 75.

She then beat City of Derry’s Vivienne Houston 6 and 5 in round one and Enniscrone Hilary Hall  4 and 2 in the quarter-finals before defeating Ballinrobe’s Shannon Burke 5 and 4 in the semi-finals.

Forbes had a walkover against Tandragee’s Bethany Thornbury, then saw off Elm Park’s Rachael McDonnell 6 and 5 and City of Derry’s Catherine McCanny one up before falling to Casey in a hard-fought decider.

Still all square after 15 holes, Casey won the 16th and 17th holes to claim the Ulster Women’s Open title. Full results

Dawn Scarborough (Temple Golf Club) is presented with the Ulster Women’s Junior Championship.

Dawn Scarborough (Temple Golf Club) is presented with the Ulster Women’s Junior Championship.

In the Ulster Women’s Junior Championship, Temple’s Dawn Scarborough beat leading qualifier Mary O’Kane from Moyola Park by 4 and 3 to claim the title.

The champion took Strabane’s Jennifer Rouse to the 20th before clinching her place in the semi-final, where she beat Moyola Park’s Julie McKee 3 and 2. Full results

from News – Irish Golf Desk http://ift.tt/2rljrGE

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