Top golf from Lyme ladies

PUBLISHED: 21:12 21 April 2011

Sophie Keech

Sophie Keech


The Dorset County Spring Meeting and Championships took place at Parkstone Golf Club last week and were played on a well manicured course which produced some excellent golf.

After the 36 hole County Championship Qualifier on the Wednesday, three Lyme Regis players were amongst the top 16 to go through to the knockout stages.

On Thursday, Jane Southcome beat Danielle Bradley from Canford Magna 2/1 in the morning but was unsuccessful against Lorraine Richardson of Ferndown, losing 3/1 in the quarter finals.

●Sophie Keech, 14, and Melissa McMahon, 18, also from Lyme Regis Golf Club, played together in the qualifying rounds, and both broke the course record for Parkstone Ladies’ Silver Course using the new centenary tee across the water on the third hole. The record stood at 77 until Wednesday morning, when Melissa scored a gross 72 then, one minute later, Sophie broke it again with a gross 71, finishing one under par for the course.

The two girls began the knockouts at either end of the draw and, after disposing of opponents in rounds one, two and three, met again in the final on Friday.

The final was exciting to watch with both girls playing such fantastic golf that the Championship could have gone to either one, but it was Melissa who conceded on the 17th, leaving Sophie victorious winning 2/1.

Keech is now on her way to South Africa for The World School Golf Championships with her golfing colleagues from Millfield School.

She also won best gross and best nett over 36 holes.

●Other results: Flag competition was won by Jean Falconer with nett 73, prize to be presented at the AGM.

The winter Eclectic was won by Jenny Scott.

Congratulations to Prue Russell and Di Dick on winning the 1st round of the Daily Mail foursomes against Windwhistle at home.

Irma Pearson Cup winner was Rion Culpan with a nett 76.

Handicap reductions:Jean Falconer 25 to 24; Hayley Rowland 32 to 31; Jocelyn Marsh 35 to 34; Lesley Jelleyman 21 to 20.

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