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2010 GOSH Leinster Championship - Dun Laoghaire

2010 GOSH Leinster Championship - Dun Laoghaire

27 July 2010

Monique Smit (Oubaai RSA) takes GOSH Leinster title...............

The GOSH Cosmetics Leinster Women's Championships took place in Dun Laoghaire Golf Club 23rd-25th July, 2010.  GOSH Cosmetics were extremely generous in their sponsorship and the appearance of 'Lady GOSH' actress Leigh Arnold at the Presentation of Prizes added an extra sparkle to the event. 

See Galleries for photos taken at the Championships 

Sunday 25th July (afternoon)
This afternoon the final of the GOSH Leinster Championships was fittingly contested by the two players who had both displayed exceptional golf throughout the three days of competition, Monique Smit and Louise Coffey.  Louise got the early lead but Monique eagled the par 5 third hole to bring the match back to level.  A tight contest ensued with Monique turning 1 up.  Louise missed a chance to level the match on the 10th and Monique then moved up a gear and closed the match out on the 15th hole.  Her accuracy off the tee and her chipping were of the highest quality throughout the match

The Duggan Cup final saw the emergence of a bright new talent in Jenny Maguire (Foxrock).  Her opposition was the local favourite Mai Tan (Dun Laoghaire) who had convincingly defeated some very strong contenders on her way to the final. Jenny had the extra length off the tee which proved a crucial element in the contest and was three up after nine.  She increased her lead after the 10th and her excellent ball striking proved too good for her opposition and clinched the title on the 15th.

Sunday 25th July (morning)
Excellent golf was displayed in both semi final matches for the Leinster Championship this morning.  Lucy Simpson and Louise Coffey traded birdies throughout their match with Louise taking control on the back nine.  Impressive play from both players.  The second semi final match brought together Aedin Murphy and Monique Smit.  Monique was three up after three holes with sand saves on the 1st and 2nd and a birdie 2 on the 3rd giving her a strong lead that she never relinquished.

The first Duggan Cup semi final match between Maura Madden and Jenny Maguire was dominated by Jenny's steady play and she was 4 up at the turn.  Jenny held on to her lead and finished out the match on the 14th.  Mary Devine and Mai Tan, the local favourite from Dun Laoghaire contested the second semi final match and it was Mai's excellent putting that kept her ahead of Mary throughout the match winning in convincing style on the 15th hole. 
Saturday 24th July

The Dun Laoghaire course proved a tough challenge to all the competitors in the Strokeplay qualifying rounds of both the Championship and the Duggan Cup yesterday.  The top 16 in both events went on the the Match Play stages this morning.

Monique Smit (Oubaai, RSA) continues her impressive run of form on her visit to Ireland and it now through to the semi finals beating Deirdre Smith (Co Louth) this afternoon.  The semi final line up comprises of all in form players, Lucy Simpson (Masserene) plays Louise Coffey (Malone) and Monique Smit takes on Aedin Murphy (Carlow).  

The Duggan Cup semi-final line up sees experience take on youth with Maura Madden (Royal Tara) taking on Jenny Maguire (Foxrock).  The second semi-final sees Mary Devine (Black Bush) versus local favourite Mai Tan (Dun Laoghaire). 
For full result details just click Championships (East) for further information ...

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