Defending champion Shirley Price representing Port St Mary Golf Club will be looking to hold on to the trophy won at Rowany Golf Club last year. This year’s Grant Thornton-sponsored edition should be a competitive event, with Kayleigh Dawson (Peel), Lynda Simpson (Castletown) and Price all having the same 5-handicap.
It is nice to see younger golfers being represented, with recently-crowned Douglas club champion Emma Noon and Mount Murray’s Gemma Crawford teeing it up.
Last year’s runner-up Lindsey Tickell has home course advantage this year and will be hoping to go one better.
The 36-hole stroke play on Sunday will reduce the field down to eight for the match play stages which will take place on Wednesday evening.
Good luck to all competitors - I have a feeling that this year’s championship will be a close affair.
12pm Gail Corrin (11), King Edward Bay, Lynda Simpson (5) (Castletown); 12.08pm Mary Manuja (22), (Douglas), Joanne Hicks (13); 12.16pm Jackie Murley (15), (Douglas), Lindsey Tickell (10) (Douglas); 12.24pm Emma Noon (12), (Mount Murray), Kayleigh Dawson (5) (Peel); 12.32pm Joy Platt (17) (Ramsey), Jenna Crawford (18) (Mount Murray); 12.40pm Wendy Hogan (23), Irene Waterhouse (15) (Rowany); 12.48pm Shirley Price (5) (Port St Mary), Breeshey Jansen (7) (Castletown).