Saturday the 7th July was the date set for the Final Round of 2012 Lady Captain Edel Burke's Captains Prize and it turned out to be a fantastic day in so many ways. The weather forecast for Saturday was one of very bad weather, windy and raining but the Gods smiled on Edel and the Ladies and provided a dry day throughout although the wind blowing from the North did pose a challenge!
A marvelous turnout of ladies honoured Edel, a very popular Lady and an excellent Lady Captain. Over 95 golfers turned out on both days to play with a further dozen or more of beginners and juniors also getting to play. Overall it was exceptionally well organised with virtually no hold-ups on either day.
After Round 1 when Betty Gannon was leading and Mary Gibbons and Connie White in hot pursuit there was many a conversation as to who would win and in truth it was open to a whole group of players.
At the end of the Second 18 there was a tie for the lead with Ger Lyons, Anne O'Sullivan and Patti Merrick . This necessitated a 3 hole playoff on the 1st, 2nd and 18 Holes to determine the winner and it was Ger Lyons who triumphed and emerged as the winner of the 2012 Lady Captain's Edel Burke Prize. Anne O'Sullivan was 2nd. Lorna Irwin won the Gross with her 36 hole gross total of 167 and Patti Merrick was 3rd. Maeve Nevin was 4th and Mary Gibbons was 5th.
| The list of winners is as follows:
1st: Ger Lyons
2nd: Anne O'Sullivan
Gross: Lorna Irwin
3rd: Patty Merrick
4th: Maeve Nevin
5th: Mary Gibbons
Past Captain: Betty Gannon
6th: Susanna Kenny
7th: Nora O'Reilly
8th: Leah Kerr
9th: Mary Lawlor
10th: Christine Gordon
1st Day: Connie White
2nd Day: Kate Killalea.
Prizewinners in the 2012 Lady Captain's (Edel Burke) Prize at Castlebar Golf Club.
Seated, Left to Right: Una Ainsworth (Lady President), Patti Merrick (3rd), Edel Burke (Lady Captain), Ger Lyons (1st), Anne O'Sullivan (2nd) & Susanna Kenny (6th).
Back Row, Left to Right: Leah Kerr (8th), Nora O'Reilly (7th), Maeve Nevin (4th), Christine Gordon (10th), Mary Lawlor (9th), Betty Gannon (Past Captains), Kate Killalea (2nd Day), Lorna Irwin (Gross), Mary Gibbons (5th) and Connie White (1st Day).