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Royal Dornoch shock Tain in Connon trophy


By SPP Reporter


Angela Ross, Cynthia Stewart, Audrey Duncan pictured with Mary Hayden.
Angela Ross, Cynthia Stewart, Audrey Duncan pictured with Mary Hayden.

After breaking a 15-year domination by the women golfers of Tain Golf Club at Bonar Bridge two years ago, Royal Dornoch unexpectedly won back the G A Connon Trophy at Tain in the Inter Club women’s team competition for the clubs of Ross-shire and Sutherland that has been ongoing every year since 1953.

During the 65-year history of the competition, Tain have won the trophy 41 times and with home advantage were expected to win again last Saturday.

But missing their regular third low-handicap player, Claire Bannerman, who was attending a family wedding, sisters Anne Ryan and Mary Smith were unable to carry Fiona Brand and Mairi Orr to a retention of the Salver and on this occasion had to settle for second place behind a strong quartet from Royal Dornoch.

Read more in today's Ross-shire Journal.



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