Ulverston's magnificent seven take title

Pink perfection: Ulverston Golf Club triumphed in the 2017 Westmorland and North West Lancashire Gross Shield Back row, left to right: Rose Saunders, Pauline Murray, Sarah Cousins, Susan Seeley Front row, left to right: Kate Leece, Marian McBride, Mary Simpson.
Pink perfection: Ulverston Golf Club triumphed in the 2017 Westmorland and North West Lancashire Gross Shield Back row, left to right: Rose Saunders, Pauline Murray, Sarah Cousins, Susan Seeley Front row, left to right: Kate Leece, Marian McBride, Mary Simpson.
13 June 2017 2:14PM

A MAGNIFICENT seven ladies from Ulverston Golf Club triumphed in the prestigious Westmorland and North West Lancashire Gross Shield.

The Ulverston team of Rose Saunders, Pauline Murray, Sarah Cousins, Susan Seeley, Kate Leece, Marian McBride and Mary Simpson were victorious at Lancaster Golf Club.

The Westmorland and North West Lancashire Shield is an annual competition with 14 clubs competing for a gross or handicap shield, with no club being able to win both shields. Each team consists of seven players, with five of their scores counting.

Ulverston came out on top in the Gross Shield with a score of 397, while Cousins won the individual gross with 79 (nett 76).

Ulverston Lady Captain Mavis Hall congratulated all the winners, thanked Lancaster for hosting the competition and complimented the club on the superb condition of the course and also for providing an excellent meal.

Morecambe won the Handicap Shield with a score of 393, and Chris McGrath of Morecambe won the individual handicap with a score of 93-21-72.

Ulverston will hope to retain the Shield next year when the competition will be held at Windermere Golf Club.

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