Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Danielle McVeigh looks for winning start

Local player and Ireland international Danielle McVeigh will be among the favourites for Sunday's Royal County Down Women’s Scratch Salver as the 36-hole event over the championship links at Newcastle (Northern Ireland) tees off the domestic season.
McVeigh is the reigning Ladies British open amateur stroke-play champion - she won it over the Royal Aberdeen links last season - and will look to get her 2010 season under way with a win at the RCD event, which is also the first ILGU ranking event event of the year.
“The Royal County Down Ladies Scratch Salver is one of the most prestigious events on the fixture list and I look forward to competing against some of the best players in Ireland around my home course,” said McVeigh.
“Niamh Kitching won last year’s event with a great score of four under and I’m sure the competition will be just as strong this year. Hopefully I can put local knowledge to good use and challenge for honours and add my name to the illustrious list of former winners.”
The Bridgestone-sponsored event is in its 15th year and is open to the top 50 entrants with a handicap limit of 12. Courtesy practice is available from 4pm on Saturday, or by arrangement through Royal County Down GC.
Entry fee is £25, which includes lunch. Entry forms are available by logging on the Irish Ladies Golf Union website: