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Behan & Walsh win Coronation Foursomes

  • Siobhan Behan and Lorraine Walsh win Coronation Foursomes
  • Behan and Walsh represented Killeen Golf Club in Ireland
  • Irish duo won by one point in foursomes stableford format

Siobhan Behan and Lorraine Walsh of Killeen Golf Club in Ireland won the Coronation Foursomes at the Eden Course, St Andrews.

Siobhan Behan and Lorraine Walsh win Coronation Foursomes
Siobhan Behan and Lorraine Walsh win Coronation Foursomes

The pair amassed 41 points in the handicap stableford foursomes format, finishing one point ahead of nearest challengers Susan Thom and Joyce Woollon of Hayston Golf Club.

“It’s unbelievable to have won, we never expected this”, said Behan.

“The Eden Course was amazing and everything provided by The R&A from start to finish has been amazing”, added Walsh.

“We are very proud of what we have achieved and it’s been great to have so much support from the club and the members who travelled over to St Andrews.

“We plan to enter the event next year to defend the title. Without this competition, we wouldn’t have the opportunity to play such fantastic venues.”

Behan, who plays off 8, and Walsh, who plays off 23, now have the opportunity to play in the Pro-Am of the 2018 Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes.

Established in 1953, the Coronation Foursomes is the leading event for women’s club golfers in Great Britain and Ireland and is open to all members of affiliated golf clubs who hold a CONGU handicap. The format of the event consists of teams of two competing in 18-hole foursomes stableford.

Over 25,000 competitors representing 2,000 clubs in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales entered the Coronation Foursomes and participated in local and regional qualifying events leading to 16 area finals which were held at courses across the country.