The Ladies’ Association “Top Lady” invitational event took place at Peel on Sunday 10 May when 32 ladies faced a tricky green, made more so by the windy conditions, to battle for the Top Lady title – at least it stayed dry with just a hint of rain at the end.
There were some very close (and long) games during the day so that despite the noon start, play went on till eight in the evening.
Quarter-finals: Ann Hollingworth 21, Ann Gale 11; Gill Dixon 21, Heather Horsburgh 12; Philippa Taylor 21, Lyn Bolton 20; Jenny Moore 21, Clare Cooper 16.
Semi-finals: Ann Hollingworth 21, Gill Dixon 19; Jenny Moore 21, Philippa Taylor 11.The final pitted last year’s winner, Jenny Moore, against Ann Hollingworth. Jenny took an early lead at 11-4 before Ann won the next six ends to go into a 12-11 lead, at which point Jenny upped her game a level to run out the winner, 21-13, and retain her title.
Association president, Pat Robertson, made the presentation thanking everyone who had helped in any way during the afternoon. She thanked the Peel Club, and the ladies who had provided the refreshments.