Our congratulations go to Niamh Lendrum and Candy Brown who both qualified for the last 16 of the Northumberland Ladies County Championships played this week at Whitley Bay. The 36 hole qualifying rounds were played under very testing conditions on Tuesday with winds blowing at 25mph (gusting to 40mph). Coupled with temperatures below 10 degrees, the wind chill made the conditions resemble a winter gale. Candy was beaten in the Wednesday morning matchplay session by Ami Storey. Niamh won her morning match and went on to win her quarter final match finishing 1 up in a tight contest. In the semi-finals on Thursday, she also lost to Ami Storey who went on to win the final and become the County Champion. (The photo shows Niamh with her semi-finalists trophy.) Well done ladies for qualifying, we are proud of you.