Metcalfe sets course record en route to Hermitage win
Eleanor Metcalfe (Laytown & Bettystown) with Maefil McDermot (Lady Captain, Hermitage Golf Club) after her victory in the Brady's (Castleknock) sponsored 48th Hermitage Ladies Scratch Cup at Hermitage Golf Club (05/05/2019) Picture by  Pat Cashman

Eleanor Metcalfe (Laytown & Bettystown) with Maefil McDermot (Lady Captain, Hermitage Golf Club) after her victory in the Brady's (Castleknock) sponsored 48th Hermitage Ladies Scratch Cup at Hermitage Golf Club (05/05/2019) Picture by Pat Cashman

Laytown and Bettystown’s Eleanor Metcalfe fired a course record 68 en route to victory over Kirkistown Castle’s Beth Coulter in the 48th Hermitage Ladies Scratch Cup.

Her five-under par opening effort on the revamped course gave her a one stroke lead over Clandeboye’s Jessica Ross before she went on to post a 72 in the afternoon to win by two strokes from the Coulter, who shot 69 in the afternoon, on six-under 140.

Ross was third on one-over 147 with Hermitage’s Ciara Casey, who was seeking her third win in four years, finishing fourth on 148

48th Hermitage Ladies Scratch Cup, Hermitage GC (Par 73, CSS 75)

Sponsored by Mercedes dealers, Brady's of Castleknock

Winner: Eleanor Metcalfe (Laytown & Bettystown) 140

2nd: Beth Coulter (Kirkistown Castle) 142

3rd: Jessica Ross (Clandeboye) 147

4th: Ciara Casey (Hermitage) 148

5th: Maeve Kelly (Castle Dargan) 150

6th: Louise Mernagh (Elm Park) 151

Best Nett: Xhemi Rama (Carton House) 136

Best Gross 2nd Round: Anna Foster (Elm Park) 74

Best Gross 1st Round: Kate Lanigan (Hermitage) 73

Senior Prize: Alison Taylor (Malahide) 149

Under 16: Katie Poots (Knock) 146

48th Hermitage Ladies Scratch Cup, Hermitage GC (Par 73, CSS 75)

1 Eleanor Metcalfe 2.0 68 72 140

2 Beth Coulter -2.0 73 69 142

3 Jessica Ross -4.0 69 78 147

4 Ciara Casey -2.0 72 76 148

5 Maeve Kelly 5.0 77 73 150

6 Louise Mernagh 4.0 74 77 151

7 Kate Lanigan 1.0 151

8 Xhemi (Jamie) Rama 8.0 152

9 Deirdre Smith -2.0 153

10 Alison Taylor 2.0 153

11 Shannon Burke -1.0 153

12 Molly Dowling 0.0 153

13 Anna Foster 0.0 155

14 Lucy Simpson 0.0 155

15 Katie Poots 5.0 156

16 Rachel McDonnell 2.0 156

17 Lucia Masding 4.0 158

18 Emma Fleming 3.0 159

19 Jan Browne 3.0 160

20 Elisa Corcoran 1.0 160

21 Tara Laverty 6.0 161

22 Katie O'Hart 4.0 161

23 Ada Bowler 5.0 162

24 Lauren Murray 3.0 163

25 Karen O'Neill -1.0 164

26 Molly O'Hara 5.0 165

27 Tegan Gordon 7.0 168

28 Sarah Molloy 5.0 168

29 Kate Fleming 10.0 168

30 Gertie McMullen 1.0 168

31 Seána McGuinness 8.0 170

32 Laura Fleming 10.0 171

33 Emma Fenlon 8.0 173

34 O Purfield-Goulding 2.0 174

35 Mary Leahy-Browne 4.0 174

36 Mary Kyne 9.0 175

37 Rachel McGivern 10.0 178

38 Rebecca Wall 11.0 179

39 Maeve Hickey 11.0 182

40 Kathryn Moorhead 11.0 183

41 Ruth Maguire 5.0 184

42 Emily McGuinness 8.0 186

43 Ciara Bourke 9.0 188

44 Aisling Parker 12.0 188