BRYNHILL Golf Club held their eagerly anticipated Ladies Finals Day earlier this week, with Gemma Evans defending her title to be crowned Ladies' Champion for the third successive year.

The 36 hole competition, which pitted Evans against two-time former champion Shirley Lewis, began in the morning with the Diack Cup Final teeing off midway through.

Ladies captain Olwen Thomas welcomed competitors and spectators to the match, which was refereed by Sam Pascoe. Caddies were Helen Cook on behalf of Evans, and Chris Hopkins for Lewis.

With almost identical handicaps, the pair fought an excellent morning match which ended with Evans three holes up.

The afternoon session resumed prior to the start of the Diack final, which was contested by Helena Coombes, caddied by Glynis Gould, and Sue Holland, caddied by Jan Robertson. The match was refereed by Hilary West.

With two fantastic finals, spectators had a tough time deciding which one to follow, however the championship was eventually decided on the 30th hole with Gemma claiming her hat trick.

Onlookers quickly flocked to follow the conclusion of the Diack between Coombes and Holland, with Helena sitting three up for most of the back nine.

And despite a fightback from Holland, Helena eventually sealed the trophy after winning on the 18th hole.

Finals day concluded that evening with a return to the clubhouse for the formal presentation and dinner, followed by heartfelt and humourous speeches from the finals' competitors.

Olwen Thomas presented the participants with flowers and thanked the green staff, bar staff and catering team for their support.