Manor Park takes out Lansdowne Trophy

Manor Park won the final of the Wellington women’s premier interclub final on Saturday.

It was a close call with Manor Park prevailing 5-4 over Boulcott’s Farm at Shandon to take out the Lansdowne Trophy. The trophy will be put on display in the Manor Park pro shop.

Manor Park won the foursome matches in the morning 2-1. That proved to be the deciding factor with the singles games in the afternoon tied at 3-3.

The winning team comprised Gabrielle Palado, Caitlin Hildyard, Maree Gates (a sister of Lynnette Godleman-Brooky), Jennie Hewett, Judy Randell and Mia Scrimgeour.

Gabrielle and Caitlin won their foursomes match 2 and 1 while Jennie and Mia posted the other foursomes win by 4 and 2. Winners of singles matches were Gabrielle (6 and 5), Jennie (3 and 2) and Mia (9 and 7).

Jennie had what was being termed "a Julianne Alvarez moment’’ in her singles win. She sunk a very difficult downhill putt from off the green on the 15th hole to secure a half. That proved a turning point in the match.


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