Dixon delight as Budleigh ladies title is retained

PUBLISHED: 17:05 09 September 2014 | UPDATED: 17:05 09 September 2014

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Diane Dixon successfully defended her Budleigh Ladies’ Singles title at the weekend, writes Pat Pearson.

Dixon was in great form as she took an early lead against Mo Bind before completing a 21-9 success after 19-ends.

Dixon then contested the two-wood final and this match, against Joan Cowing, proved to be a thrillingly close encounter!

Dixon raced into a 10-0 lead after seven ends. Cowing hung on and mounted a splendid recovery that saw her turn the contest completely on its head to lead 14-13 after 19 ends!

Dixon dug deep, drew level at 14-14 and then claimed victory on the extra end, sealing a 16-14 win.

There was success for Cowing in the Handicap singles, another close encounter this time against Chris Loman.

The pair were locked at 10-all after 13 ends only for Lowman to edge into a 14-10 lead before Cowing staged another comeback, this time one that took her over the line to seal a 23-18 victory.

Mo Bond was in front for most of the three-wood (106 points) match against Chris Loman, being 102 points to 87 ahead before Loman played two final ends scoring 21 shots to win 108-103.

Joan Cowing was in action again in the Otter Cup final meeting Jacqui Bishop who was unable to stem the flow of shots as Cowing claimed a 21-5 success.

Diane Dixon was back in action in the Pairs final partnering Eileen Burston against the pairing of Jill Pond and Jen Derbyshire. The latter got off to a great start and led 11-1. They held that lead through the first six ends before Burston and Dixon battled back to level things up at 12-all after 15 ends.

However, Pond and Derbyshire bagged nine shots over the next six ends to secure a 20-13 triumph.

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