Martin crowned ladies champion at Clevedon
PUBLISHED: 17:00 15 September 2020
Sarah Martin won the Ladies Club Championship title for the second time in three years at Clevedon after pipping defending champion Heather Priestley.
The delayed two-day event was played under strict social distancing regulations at the weekend, with eight-handicapper Martin the clubhouse leader at the halfway stage after a gross score fo 86.
Merriel Horler, a 13-handicapper, was second on 87 and Priestley, playing off 11, occupied third place on 90.
Playing as the final three-ball on the second day, the leading contenders produced plenty of exciting play.
Priestley managed a hole in one on the fifth and was level with Martin as they began the back nine, then took a one-shot lead on the 10th.
But Martin got back on level terms on the 15th and went on to finish on 172 for a three-shot win over Priestley, with Horler a further three shots back in third place boasting the best nett score (152).
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