Spencer comes out on top at Leeds to win Yorkshire Challenge Bowl

Enid Spencer, right, of Leeds GC, winner of the Yorkshire Challenge Bowl on her home course, with club-mate Liz Burkill, who she beat in the final.
Enid Spencer, right, of Leeds GC, winner of the Yorkshire Challenge Bowl on her home course, with club-mate Liz Burkill, who she beat in the final.
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AN All-Leeds Leeds final saw Enid Spencer prevail 4&3 against club-mate Liz Burkill to lift the prestigious Yorkshire Challenge Bowl on her home course, Leeds.

Spencer had won her morning semi-final by two holes against Oakdale’s Lindsey Holt while Burkill bested Moortown’s Christine Mannion 4&3 in one of the Yorkshire Ladies County Golf Association’s flagship events.

Spencer received both the Bowl and Silver Quaiche while Burkill claimed the Pontefract Ladies Trophy as well as the Victory Bowl for shooting the lowest net score of the 16 qualifiers in the stroke play stage.

The team championship, for the Helen Drake Salver and gold medals, was won by Oakdale, Patsy Rochester, Joyce Slater and Mary Gray-Smith totalling 251.

Oakdale completed a treble as they also - through Jane Henderson, Olivia Lambert and Lindsey Holt - lifted the Hamilton Trophy and silver medals for the lowest net score of 220, and the greensomes Ilkley Trophy thanks to Anne Birtles and Ronnie Hague.

Leeds enjoyed further success during the three-day festival at Cobble Hall with Fiona Barber, Karen Short and Joan Cooke claiming the Everard Trophy in the tri-am competition.