Ponte makes it four at 17

AT THE tender age of just 17 – her birthday was last weekend – Aimee Pointe now has four island women’s matchplay titles to her name.

Sandy hiccup: Aimee Ponte splashes out of a bunker at La Grande Mare. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1327489)
Sandy hiccup: Aimee Ponte splashes out of a bunker at La Grande Mare. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1327489)

AT THE tender age of just 17 – her birthday was last weekend – Aimee Pointe now has four island women’s matchplay titles to her name.

Yesterday at La Grande Mare she defeated former champion Kay Mapley 8 and 7, the denouement again coming on the 11th green, just as her previous two matches in this year’s championships had.

She now goes forward to play the highly-experienced 12-times Jersey champion Jenny Deeley in the Channel Islands final over 36 holes at Grouville on 23 June.

Ponte led seven up after the morning round and was then quickly pegged back to five by a determined Mapley after lunch.

But the end came with a concession on the 29th hole.

  • Full report to follow in the Guernsey Press