Defending women's champ knocked out

Friday 31st July 2020 8:12 am

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Emma Noon beat Wendy Hogan 6 and 4 (Photo: Jim Gibson/

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The men’s and women’s Grant Thornton Isle of Man Golf Championships continued at Castletown Golf Club on Thursday evening.

In the quarter-finals of the women’s competition, defending champion Lynda Simpson was knocked out by Kayleigh Dawson who triumphed 3 and 1.

The prospect of an all-Dawson final remains intact after Kayleigh’s cousin Lea won impressively against 2018 winner Shirley Price by a 6 and 4 scoreline.

Youth also won out in the tussle between Emma Noon and Wendy Hogan, with Douglas teenager Noon triumphing 6 and 4, while the other last-eight clash saw Heather Skinner edge past Loni Evans by the narrowest of margins, winning on the 20th-hole play-off.

Women’s quarter-final results:

Lea Dawson defeated Shirley Price 6 and 4

Kayleigh Dawson beat Lynda Simpson 3 and 1

Emma Noon 6 and 4 versus Wendy Hogan

Heather Skinner edged past Loni Evans on the 20th-hole play-off

There’s a greater chance of a new name on the men’s championship trophy now after only one former winner made it through to the last-four after Thursday evening’s games.

The player in question is 2008 champion Jon Corke who got the better of youngster Tommy Fenlon 3 and 2.

Multiple champion Kevin Moore was knocked out by Andrew Challenor 5 and 3, while PJ Vermeulen saw off the challenge of Tom Doyle 5 and 4, and Gerlad Bradley edged past Daniel Bell 1up.

These results mean that all four players remaining in Friday’s semi-finals play for host club Castletown.

Men’s quarter-final results:

Andrew Challenor defeated Kevin Moore 5 and 3

Jon Corke got the better of Tommy Fenlon 3 and 2

PJ Vermeulen won 5 and 4 over Tom Doyle

Gerlad Bradley won 1 up against Daniel Bell

Men’s semi-final draw (to be played Friday, July 31):

5.15pm Jon Corke (Castletown) v Andrew Challenor (Castletown)

5.25pm PJ Vermeulen (Castletown) v Gerald Bradley (Castletown)

Women’s semi-final draw (to be played Friday, July 31):

5.35pm Emma Noon (Dglas)v Kayleigh Dawson (Peel)

5.45pm Heather Skinner (Ctown) v Lea Dawson (Peel).

Action and reaction from the semi-finals and finals in next week’s Isle of Man Examiner, on sale Tuesday morning.


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