Jessica Ross walked away with a victory at the Ulster Men’s and Women's Amateur Stroke Play Open Championships in Clandeboye yesterday (30 May).
In the Women's event, Ross had a comfortable lead starting her round and with Kate Lanigan (Hermitage) posting a 77 that was only enough for a +1 total and second place. Bridgestone Order of Merit leader Emma Fleming (Elm Park) continued her impressive form too as she finished third on +5.
However, it was the Clandeboye golfer who they all had to catch and three birdies on the way in were enough for Ross to win the title in front of friends and family.
“I’m very happy with the end result. My round was steady all day, maybe a few more bogeys than I would have liked but the birdies helped in the end so I was happy,” said Ross.
“You could argue I used the local knowledge to my advantage but I’m happy with it, it was nice walking down 18 in a comfortable position.
“The members, there has been loads out supporting this week as well so I’m sure they’re all happy to see the golf and the course has been in great condition. It’s been great having it here.”
In the Men's event, Max Kennedy grabbed a thrilling play-off victory in the Ulster Men’s Amateur Stroke Play Open Championship.