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Ciara Casey claims Ulster Women’s Championship

May 31, 2017

(l-r) Ray Gregg, Hon Sect, Ulster District ILGU; Ciara Casey (The Hermitage) and Dr Joan Millar, Chair, Ulster District ILGU

Ciara Casey (The Hermitage) was crowned Ulster Women’s Champion at Moyola Park on Tuesday beating Emma Forbes (Royal Portrush) 2&1 in the final.
Casey, a member of the ILGU’s High Performance panel, who won the Leinster Girls’ Championship in 2015 was made to battle hard by Forbes.
The pair were locked together after nine holes and Casey found herself one down after 12 but she finished strongly, winning the 15th, 16th and 17th to grab her first senior title.
“I’m absolutely delighted, it was a great week at Moyola Park,” said the 19-year-old who will take up a golf scholarship at Maynooth University in September.

“There was some really good golf played in the final. I was approximately one under through those opening nine holes. Emma played well but I just sort of hung in there towards the end and kept making important pars.”

The Junior Championship was won by Temple’s Dawn Scarborough who beat home favourite, Mary O’Kane 4&3 in the final.
“I was slightly surprised to be honest, especially after watching Mary hole a putt of around 40 feet on the first,” said Dawn, a 12 handicapper.
“I have played in the Ulster Championship for a number of years and it does prove that once you make it through the stroke play qualifying anything can happen in the match-play stages.”
Massereene’s Lucy Simpson, who topped the stroke play qualifying rounds with a total of 152, one shot ahead of Casey, was forced to withdraw from the match-play rounds following a family illness.

Ulster Women’s Championship results

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Carty claims Ulster Women’s Championship

April 18, 2013
Jessica Carty (left), winner of the Hughes Insurance Ulster Women's Championship with Violet McBride, winner of the Teddy Morrison Trophy

Jessica Carty (left), winner of the Hughes Insurance Ulster Women’s Championship with Violet McBride, winner of the Teddy Morrison Trophy

JESSICA Carty made full use of ‘home’ advantage to the win the Ulster Women’s Championship at a wet and windy Belvoir Park GC.
The 18-year-old student held off the challenge from Lurgan’s Niamh McSherry to claim her first ‘senior’ title by 4&3.
“It was a tough week with Belvoir playing very long so I think a wee bit of local knowledge was important,” said the Irish international.
Carty’s home club is actually Holywood GC, famous as the breeding ground for one Rory McIlroy, but she also retains a membership at Belvoir.
With a small field, less than 30 entrants, Carty, who won the Irish Girls’ Championship last year, entered the tournament as one of the favourites alongside Louise Coffey (Malone), Laura Grant (Lisburn) and experienced international Lucy Simpson (Massereene).
Having qualified in third place, she beat Zoe Allen (Lurgan), Niamh Ward (Lurgan) and then Chloe Weir (Shandon Park) on the 19th in the semi-finals to book her place in the final against McSherry.
“The matches against Niamh and Chloe were tough. I didn’t play that well against Chloe in the semi-final but I just hung in to finally beat her,” added Jessica who will take up a golf scholarship at the University of Denver in the autumn.
“In the final I turned it around and played some of my best golf of the week. I think I was two under when the match finished.”

ULSTER WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP AT BELVOIR PARK GC
FINAL
Jessica Carty (Holywood) bt Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) 4&3
SEMI FINALS
Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) bt Laura Grant (Lisburn) 1up
Jessica Carty (Holywood) bt Chloe Weir (Shandon Park) at 19th
QUARTER FINALS
Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) bt Louise Coffey (Malone) 3&2
Laura Grant (Lisburn) bt Violet McBride (Belvoir Park) 6&5
Jessica Carty (Holywood) bt Niamh Ward (Lurgan) 1 up
Chloe Weir (Shandon Park) bt Lucy Simpson (Masseerene) 5&4
ROUND 1
Louise Coffey (Malone) bt Pauline Bailie (Belvoir Park) 6&5
Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) bt Kelsey Coey (Clandeboye) 4&3
Laura Grant (Lisburn) bt Cliodhna McCarthy (Stackstown) 4&2
Violet McBride (Belvoir Park) bt Victoria Bradshaw (Bangor) 3&2
Jessica Carty (Holywood) bt Zoe Allen (Lurgan) 3&1
Niamh Ward (lurgan) bt Judithe Allen (Ballyclare) 4&3
Chloe Weir (Shandon Park) bt Victoria Craig (Clandeboye) 5&3
Lucy Simpson (Masseerene) bt Marilyn Henderson (Royal Belfast) 7&6
QUALIFYING SCORES (PAR 74 CSS 79ro 77)
154 Louise Coffey (Malone) 81 73
156 Lucy Simpson (Masserene) 79 77
158 Jessica Carty (Holywood) 81 77
161 Victoria Bradshaw (Bangor) 82 79
165 Laura Grant (Lisburn) 83 82
169 Niamh Ward (Lurgan) 87 82
170 Chloe Weir (Shandon Park) 90 80
171 Niamh McSherry (Lurgan) 89 82
172 Kelsey Coey (Clandeboye) 85 87
175 Victoria Craig (Clandeboye) 89 86
176 Judithe Allen (Ballyclare) 86 90
177 Cliodhna McCarthy (Stackstown) 89 88 Violet McBride (Belvoir Park) 87 90
182 Zoe Allen (Lurgan) 90 92
184 Marilyn Henderson (Royal Belfast) 94 90
186 Pauline Bailie (Belvoir Park)93 93
Missed cut
186 Victoria Alexander (Holywood) 88 98
187 Anita McCaw (RCD Ladies) 97 90
190 Dasha Kovalenko (Rossmore) 99 91 Danielle Storey (Holywood) 91 99
191 Brooke Hopley (Clandeboye) 92 99
195 Dawn Scarborough (Temple) 101 94 Fionnuala McGrady (Dunmurry) 97 98