Monday, September 15, 2003

Press Release from Irish Ladies Golf Union

Sponsored by Penneys

Pam Williamson from Baberton Golf Club, Edinburgh will defend the Irish Senior
Ladies’ Open Championship at Seapoint Golf Club, Termonfeckin, Drogheda, Co. Louth on Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th September 2003.

Nine nationalities will be represented in the third staging of the
championship, including the United States, Canada, Germany, The
Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Scotland, England and Ireland.

Canadian Diane Williams, who was runner-up at Co. Louth last year, is a
former British Seniors’ Champion and was third in that event in 2002.
She will once again be a strong contender for the Irish crown.

Mary Mc Kenna (Donabate) won the inaugural event in 2001 but was unable
to defend last year due to injury. She is back in action this year and
playing well. Mary is also a former winner of the British seniors’
championship. She will be in fine fettle after leading Ireland to victory in the home internationals at Cruden Bay last week.

Also in the draw are other Irish winners of the British Championship,
Dr. Gerry Costello (1985) and Valerie Hassett (1986).

This year’s Championship takes on added importance for home players as
the team to represent Ireland in the inaugural Senior Home International
Championship at Whittington Heath (October 1-3) will be nominated after
the event.
The format for the Championship is two foursomes each
morning and five singles in the afternoon. The Non-playing Captain is
Pauline Martin (Woodbrook).

Draw for Wednesday as follows
08:40, Kay Kirley (Tullamore), Frances Stanley (Seapoint), Mary Sinton
08:50, Kathleen Stamer (Co. Louth), Mary Anderson (Woodbrook), Gillian
Hussey (Westmanstown)
09:00, Brid Fenton (Ardee), Sheila McCoig (Colchester, UK), Doreen
McInerney (Tullamore)
09:10, Sheila Nelson (Co. Louth), Eilish Crawley ( Mannan Castle), Nuala
O’Malley (Malahide)
09:20, Carol Mc Carthy (Ballinasloe), Patricia Eakin (Laytown/B’town),
Paddie Connellan (Co. Longford)
09:30, Phil Mc Areavey (Malone), Mary Keegan (Co. Longford), Mary Guiney
09:40, Sheila Doherty (Cruit Island), Valerie Breen (Co. Louth), Ingrid
Moritz (Segeberg, Germany)
09:50, Una Delaney (Dundalk), Maureen Crosbie (Colchester, UK) , Vera
Rock (Co. Louth)
10:00, Cait Cooney (Tullamore), Pauline Bannerton (Ballinasloe), Anne
Cooney (Laytown/B’town)
10:10, Rosemary Gardiner (Dundalk), Maida McGowan (Laytown/B’town), Phil
O’Carroll (Cahir Park)
10:20, Linda Ward (Beacon Hill, Canada), Mary Fogarty (Tullamore), Pat
Murray (Co. Louth)
10:40, Christine Farrell (Skerries), Rita MacNamara (The Heath), Maire
McMahon (Dromoland Castle)
10:50, Susan Kenny (Co. Louth), Linda Boggon (Durham City, UK) ,
Marjorie Hall (Blackwell Grange, UK)
11:00, Marie Moran (Monkstown), Ann Freeman (Co. Longford), Michele
Quinn (Dundalk)
11:10, Georgie Hogan (Tandragee) , Joyce Maguire (Foxrock) , Kathleen
Murphy (Malahide)
11:20, Brin Heaton (Royal Belfast), Kitty Duffy (Dundalk) , Catherine
Hickey (Milltown)
11:30, Una Mulcahy (Malahide) , Karin Schluter (Segeberg, Germany) ,
Sanae Hirschler (Yahara Hills, USA)
11:40, Elizabeth Rose (Murrayfield, Scot) , Mary Leonard (Skerries),
Elizabeth O’Brien (Malahide)
11:50, Kath Stewart–Moore (Royal Portrush), Nuala Acton (Hermitage),
Catherine Carty (Tullamore)
12:00, Gill Rouiller (Mannan Castle), Grainne O’Connor (Skerries),
Dorothy Hulme (Royal Co. Down Ladies’)
12:10, Maureen Bryson (Lisburn) , Ita Donnelly (Dundalk), Maureen
Charleton (Lisburn)
12:20, Sonja Gottschalk (Gilleleje, Denmark) , Mary A McKenna (Donabate)
, Julie Dicks (Colchester, UK)
12:30, Gale Hanna (Agawam Hunt, USA), Eileen MacMullen (Donegal) ,
Shirley MacDonald (Royal Portrush)
12:40, Valarie Hassett (Ennis) , Terry Sexton (Dun Laoghaire), Diane
Williams (Canyon Meadows, Can.)
13:00, Iet Hagels (Geysterem, Netherlands) , Marianne Copp (Wildernesse,
UK) , Sue Joy-Sobota (Nakoma, USA)
13:10, Elizabeth Simpson (Murrayfield, Scot) , Roma English (Larne),
Denise O’Sullivan (Hermitage)
13:20, Patricia McAllister (Laytown/B’town) , Aileen Dawson (Milltown) ,
Elisabeth Wendels (Sjogarde, Sweden)
13:30, Helen O’Donoghue (Clonmel) , Rosemary Dowling (Malone) , Anita
Afzelius-Alm (Billingens, Sweden)
13:40, Lily Davis (Royal Tara), Mary McGuinness (Dundalk), Anna Moloney
13:50, Julie Greene (Rhode Island, USA), Judy Clarke (Royal Portrush),
Mary Madden (Ballinasloe)
14:00, Pamela Williamson (Baberton, Scot), Carmel Cahill (Hermitage),
Elaine Laing (Royal Belfast)
14:10, Rhona Fanagan (Milltown) , Gillian Birkby (Durham City, UK) ,
Alice O’Neill (Laytown/B’town)
14:20, Geraldine Costello (Milltown) , Ena Clark (Hexlam, UK ) ,
Margaret Boomer (Lisburn)

NOTE FROM COLIN FARQUHARSON: Gillian Kirkwood is in the United States for the next week or so and I am off Monday afternoon to La Manga to make a whistle-stop tour of the golf resort. I won't be back until Thursday evening which means there will be no "Hot News" updates, from me, until Thursday night when I will update you with news of how Pam Williamson and the others have got on in the Irish Senior Ladies Open.
If you want to know the first-round scores, log on to the Irish Ladies Golf Union website on Wednesday evening:
Meet you Thursday night again.
Colin Farquharson