Killeen's Behan and Walsh win Coronation Foursomes at St Andrews
 Killeen Golf Club's Siobhan Behan (left) and Lorraine Walsh show off their trophies at St Andrews following their win in the Grand Final of the Coronation Foursomes. Credit: The R&A

Killeen Golf Club's Siobhan Behan (left) and Lorraine Walsh show off their trophies at St Andrews following their win in the Grand Final of the Coronation Foursomes. Credit: The R&A

Killeen's Siobhan Behan and Lorraine Walsh claimed a narrow one-point win in the Coronation Foursomes Grand Final over the Eden Course at St Andrews.

Playing off eight and 23 respectively, Siobhan and Lorraine racked up an impressive tally of 41 nett stableford points to win by the narrowest of margins from Hayston Golf Club's Susan Thom (18) and Joyce Woollon (19).

The Kildare duo score 19 points on the front nine and 22 points in a sparkling inward half en route to a gross score of 84 strokes.

That second nine holes won it for Behan and Walsh as they were trailing Thom and Woollon and six-handicapper Julie Burton and Claire Howells from Moor Hall after nine holes with both pairs having 20 points to their credit at the turn.

As a result of their win, Behan and Walsh receive a place in next year's Ricoh Women's British Open pro-am at Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club.

Aughnacloy's Roisin Corry (18) and Ann McKenna (12) also took part, finishing with 21 points.

The 16 pairs who contested the Grand Final had come through local and regional finals.

Coronation Foursomes Grand Final, Eden Course, St Andrews (5,450 yards, Par 73)

Final totals - Stableford

41 Siobhan Behan (8) & Lorraine Walsh (23) Killeen GC

40 Susan Thom (18) & Joyce Woollon (19) Hayston GC

39 Julia Burton (6) & Claire Howells (6) Moor Hall GC

38 Lynne Maher (18) & Nicola Moffitt (28) Lee Park GC; Denise Dobson (22) & Linda Savage (12) Knareborough GC; Jennifer Holt (20) & Katie-Jane Stanley (scr) Manchester GC

36 Heather Knox (18) & Carolyn Lines (24) Aspley Guise & Woburn S&s GC

35 Linda Spence (26) & Alison Turnbull (26) Elie & Earlsferry GC

34 Victoria Brooks (24) & Caroline Tremlett (13) Coed Y Mwstwr GC; Paula Bayliss (26) & Ellena Slater (16) Tudor Park GC.

33 Barbara Beedham (16) & Maria Venn (36) Wenvoe Castle GC; Anne Allan (26) & Lindsay Gray (23) Auchterarder GC

31 Helen Durrant (28) & Dianne Kingsbury (18) Parkstone GC

29 Sharon Symons (20) & Rosie Williams (24) Brookmans Park GC

26 Sara Bl& (25) & Jacqueline Parker (12) Wensum Valley GC

21 Roisin Corry (18) & Ann McKenna (12) Aughnacloy GC