Bostock retains Ladies’ Championship title at Rookery Park Golf Club
PUBLISHED: 08:44 31 May 2019
Rookery Park Golf Club’s Ladies’ Championship was held over two days in a 36 hole format.
There were prizes for divisions one, two and three as well as the main trophies for overall scratch and nett.
There were wins for Jenny Ives, Margaret Talbot and Jackie Hardiman in divisions one, two and three respectively as well as for Pat Powell in the 14 hole stableford.
Taking second place in the overall scratch with a strong second round showing was Zoe Schofield, her gross 76 the best round of the championship.
First overall and retaining her title as club champion was Carole Bostock with rounds of 85 and 80 to take the trophy by seven.
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An impressive nett total of 144 was enough for Deb Lowe to take the handicap championship by six shots from Sandra Churchill.
The seniors section have now played both of their county knockouts, the Parks and Beaumont, both fielding strong teams with hopes of progressing deep into their competitions.
Twice winners of the Parks trophy in recent years Rookery Park were handed a tough home draw to Woodbridge, a team they have met in previous years in a semi-final and a final. After four groups playing 18 hole matches the tie ended all square and a pair from each side headed out to play a sudden death play-off.
Shane Buckingham and David Porter headed down the first hole against the two Woodbridge players, a par from Woodbridge following drama on the first green enough to see the away side progress to the semi-final.
The Beaumont team faced Hintlesham Hall at home with a strong showing of 14 up on the day seeing them through to the second round. They received another home draw, this time against West Suffolk.
The Thursday League continued this week without Gorleston. Following their withdrawal from the league due to complications over being unable to raise teams on Thursdays there was no game for the Rookery A Team. Rookery B travelled to Caldecott and came away with a creditable draw. Caister tigers now sit top of the league, half a point ahead of Rookery A.