Nicky pars extra holes to take title

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Eastbourne Downs Ladies Championship was competed for on a cool and blustery day but at least the rain stayed away!

The morning round was closely fought with Nicky Reeves (9) leading with a gross 84 and Liz Street (26) coming in with a superb nett 69 resulting in a handicap reduction to 24.

The afternoon conditions were more difficult and saw Jenny Hughes (6) come in with a gross 80 leaving her and Nicky tied with gross 171.

This meant that at 7pm they had to continue playing the 1st and 18th where Nicky scored par, par just pipping Jenny to win the Championship.

Pictured (right) are Nicky Reeves with the Ladies Championship trophy and Liz Street with the Brenda Gornik handicap trophy.

Played in glorious weather 74 ladies from 17 clubs from Sussex and Kent competed for the Eastbourne Downs Ladies Open.

A very successful day culminated in a superb buffet followed by prize giving where Carole Houston and Vanessa Greensted, from Holtye Golf Club, won with 41 points. Also in the frame were players from Highwoods, Tenterden, Haywards Heath and Royal Eastbourne.