Vee for victory in stableford

Merna and Ruth Atkins are pictured  after winning the Ladies' Charity Open.
Merna and Ruth Atkins are pictured after winning the Ladies' Charity Open.

VEE King won the May stableford competition in the ladies’ section at Kirton Holme Golf Club.

She recorded 27 points (on countback), to pip Paula Kidby into second place.

In third was Yvonne Prior (20 points).

In a second stableford event, Mavis Ablard claimed first with 29 points, beating runner-up Linda Childs (28 points, countback) and third-placed Sheila Woodhead.

Margaret Johns and Barbara Slade qualified for the next round of the Australian Spoons.

Kirton Holme ladies played away at Sutton Bridge in a league match, but lost 3-1.

They suffered defeat to Boston west by the same score.

The Rosemary Bell Trophy was won by Marlene Morris with a score of gross 86, net 71.

Second place went to Vee King’s gross 92, nett 75 and third was Jackie Ward with gross 87, net 77.

The Sunday Medal was won by Jane Grayling with a gross 87, nett 68,

Second was Ingrid King 98/76 and third went to Elaine McCartney 96/77.

The Tuesday Medal was won by Vee King with a gross 87, nett 70.

In second was Elaine McCartney 92/73 and third was Chris Gill 92/76.

The winner of the monthly Sandra Chester Trophy for Category five players was Sheila Woodhead.

Vee King and Mary Piper qualified for the next round the Coronation Foursomes.

A nine-hole stableford qualifying competition took place and was won by Andy Thorlby with 20 points.

Second was Jean Williamson with 16 points and third was Pam Cook with 14 points.

At last, after two postponements owing to the weather, the Ladies’ Charity Open took place.

With representatives from 12 clubs, a total of 52 ladies enjoyed the day.

Merna and Ruth Atkins who came in first with a score of 45 points.

Ann Meadows and Hnin Shein were second with 44 points and third was Ann Hodgson and Ruth Simpson, 42 points.

In fourth was Joan Payling and Sheena Jamieson with 41 points and fifth was Jean Markham and Jane Harriott with 40 points.

Nearest the pin on the third hole was Ann Chick, and on the sixth hole was Avril Norton.

Winners of the twos competition were Jean Markham, Maggie Bingham and Ruth Atkins.

Takings from the raffle and the twos competition raised £300 for the Butterfly Hospice Trust.