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Jul 6, 2018

Suzanne Corcoran retains Irish Senior Close Championship

Suzanne Corcoran retains Irish Senior Close Championship trophy at Monkstown Golf Club.

Suzanne Corcoran won the1st hole at Monkstown to take an early lead against Catherine Reilly but gained no further advantage on the outward nine and Catherine had recovered the match all square by the turn.  Corcoran however remained steely and turned the match around again and by the thirteenth was 2 up and never lost this lead to win out 3 and 2 and retain her trophy.

Friday 6th July
Championship Final
Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna) beat Catherine Reilly (The Heath) 3&2
Semi Finals
​Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna) beat Pat Doran (Donabate) ​​3&2
Catherine Reilly (The Heath) beat Gertie McMullen (The Island) 4&3

Reigning Champion Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna) takes on Catherine Reilly (The Heath) in the final of the Irish Senior Women's Close Championship at Monkstown.  
Corcoran was 2 down through 10  against  Donabate's Pat Doran but won the 11th, 12th and 14th holes with birdies and closed out the match with par of 16.

Thursday 5th July - Match Play
Quarter finals
Suzanne Corcoran had nail biting wins on the 18th  against Lillian Harrington (East Cork) and Carol Wickham

First Round
Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna) defeated leading qualifier and winner of the Therese O'Reilly Trophy Laura Webb (East Berkshire).  Corcoran took the last slot (sixteenth) for the Championship match play which rewarded her a match against top seed Webb.  It was a tight match but Corcoran's match play prowess was evident and her defence of her Irish Senior Women's Close Championship is back on track.