FORMBY Ladies, winners of the Lancashire Ladies Scratch Shield this season, are celebrating a second success, this time winners of the Ladies Millennium Links Cup at Royal Liverpool.
Eight clubs from links course clubs on both sides of the Mersey entered the 11th annual event with Formby Ladies, Hillside, Royal Birkdale and Southport and Ainsdale winning through the qualifying rounds.
In the semi-finals Formby Ladies beat Royal Birkdale to win a place in the finals against Southport and Ainsdale who recovered from losing their first two matches to defeat Hillside.
The final produced a series of closely-fought matches. Catriona Calvert scored the first win for Formby followed by Formby number one and former England international Gill Nutter who beat Bev Bond.
Pauline Rooney from Southport and Ainsdale beat Linda Irving to revive S&A hopes. But Formby’s Barbara Cheetham won on the 18th and finally Maggie Cowley sealed the victory for Formby, also on the 18th.