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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Monday, September 22
The Eden Course, St. Andrews

The Peugeot Coronation Foursomes has once again underlined its position as the UK’s most popular competition for lady club golfers, with more than 34,000 competitors from more than 1,300 clubs taking part in this year’s event.
This year’s Grand Final will take place over the testing Eden Course, St Andrews on Monday, September 22 when 12 pairs from as far a field as Kinghorn and Southampton will compete for the coveted national title. The winning pairs also enjoy two nights' accommodation in the luxurious Old Course Hotel as part of their prize.
Early in this national championship, pairs from throughout the country competed in club qualifying rounds, with the winners progressing through to one of 12 area finals.
Up to 100 winning club pairs competed at each Area Final, all aiming for a place in the Grand Final at St Andrews.
Winning the Grand Final is not the end for the successful pair, as a place in the pro-am of the 2009 Ricoh Women’s British Open, and chance to play with one of the world’s leading women professionals at Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s, awaits the eventual winners.
Last year’s winners, the Lothianburn mother and daughter pairing of Karina Matson and Elspeth Adair, had the excitement of playing in this year’s pro-am over the Old Course, Sunningdale with leading professional and Solheim Cup player Laura Davies.
When asked about the experience, Karina said: ‘We hoped we would get to play with Laura but never in our wildest dreams thought we would get the chance. It was fantastic playing with her and we didn’t want the experience to end.
"She was very patient and spent lots of time giving us hints and tips and asking how we were getting on. It truly was a once in a lifetime experience’.
This was sentiment was echoed by Shona Malcolm, Chief Executive of the Ladies' Golf Union who said: “The pro-am really is the icing on the cake after three nerve-wracking rounds of competition. This is the seventh year that Peugeot has sponsored the Coronation Foursomes and we are indebted to them for their continued support which enables the LGU to enhance the tournament year on year for each of the 34,000 competitors.”
Further details and information on how to enter the 2009 Peugeot Coronation Foursomes will be available online at in due course.

The format of the Championship is foursome’s stableford and is open to all members of affiliated clubs who hold a current CONGU Handicap.

Competitors at the Grand Final:
Handicaps listed after home club

Fiona Rollo Kinghorn 28
Lynn Petrie Kinghorn 12

Cela Selley Bush Hill Park 16
Valerie Weaver Bush Hill Park 13

Ann Burbridge Bourne 20
Kim Morley Bourne 26

Jayne Coles Burhill 21
Claire Pettitt Burhill 23

Gillian Murphy Southampton 19
Colleen White Southampton 28

Janet Scholey Dewstow 24
Rosemary Anstey Dewstow 22

Jennifer Graham Williamwood 10
Ruth Henderson Williamwood 10

Jean Brown Richmond 26
Annie Sutherland Richmond 34

Katie Massie Duns 12
Eileen Preston Duns 13

Julia Brewin Hallamshire 36
Margaret Riley Hallamshire 34

Elizabeth Madine Baron Hill 21
Deborah Roberts Baron Hill 17

Lesley Turner Trent Lock 16
Jo White Trent Lock 24