Douglas pair Clodagh Coughlan and Aoife Ni Thuama won the May Fitzgibbon Trophy on Monday, making it back to back national wins for the Douglas Girls. The competition took place on Greystones Golf Club and twenty foursomes pairs took part, all having qualified from the five districts. The Douglas girls had qualified for the national finals in May when they were in the top four at the Munster qualifier in Adare Manor. The qualified in Adare as the best gross winners. Last year the Douglas girls combined for 37 points to win by two shots. This year they dominated, carding 39 points for their foursomes round and winning bay a margin of five shots. Conditions were perfect in Greystones which set the scene for some good scores throughout the day. Scoring seemed to be fairly consistent across the board as the pairs came through 18, but last year’s winners once again stole the show with a tremendous 39 points off a playing handicap of 8.
Douglas Girls are busy this week, Sara Byrne is in action today at the English Girls Under 16 Open Championship. Byrne is one of six Irish golfers taking part in the event which is hosted by Nottignhamshire Golf Club. Two rounds of qualifying strokeplay take place over today and tomorrow, with the top 36 golfers qualifying for the final 36 hole on Thursday.