Edmonstown’s Abom bolsters lead at topof Order of Merit

by Aaron Dunne
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Edmondstown golfer Anna Abom bolstered her lead at the top of the Women’s Bridgestone Order of Merit, after a third-place finish at the Woodbrook Women’s Scratch Cup, which was enough to put 74 points between herself and Elm Park’s Emma Fleming in second.

Abom followed up on her season opening win in the Royal County Down Women’s Scratch Cup with a solid performance in Woodbrook, finishing just three shots behind the eventual winner Mairead Martin (Kanturk).
With that win Martin played herself straight into fifth spot on the Women’s Bridgestone Order of Merit, making her first appearance on the list this year as she looks to improve on last year’s T31.
The Kanturk golfer struggled to get going in her opening round on Sunday, finding herself at +6 through 11 holes. Closing with three birdies across the final seven holes of round one though, she set herself up strongly for round two, carding four birdies on the way to a -2 round of 72. A final score of +1 was enough to claim the title.
Annabel Wilson (Castlerock) has also made her way up the Women’s Bridgestone Order of Merit, moving from fifth to third, after she finished runner-up in Woodbrook, pushing last year’s second-place finisher, Aideen Walsh (Lahinch) back down into fourth.
The Lahinch Women’s Scratch Cup (13 April) and Carlow Women’s Scratch Cup (20-21 April) up next. continuing a busy number of weeks in the Women’s Bridgestone Order of Merit.
The men will have to wait until the first weekend of May for a chance to knock West of Ireland Amateur Open Champion Keith Egan (Carton House) off top spot. He leads the way in the Men’s Bridgestone Order of Merit and will remain there until at least the weekend of 4 May, when the Munster Men’s Strokeplay Championship gets underway in Cork.

Edmonstown golfer Anna Abom is in flying form in the Women’s Bridgestone Order of Merit.

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