In calm conditions on Monday, Higgins played fantastic golf and an excellent start of birdie fours at the 2nd and 5th holes earned her a score of 20 points after the front nine.He back nine was even better with five pars and a birdie three at the 15th making a total of 44 Stableford points.
As a result her handicap has dropped from 14 to 11.The early clubhouse leader was promising La Moye junior Keiran Goodricke with 43 points, clearly thinking his fine score would be good enough to win.Ever consistent Royal Jersey juniors Leon Nightingale was third with 42 points off his ten handicap with Craig Cullinane in fourth with 40 points.Leading scores (handiaps in brackets) – 44: O Higgins (14).
43: K Goodricke (20).
42: L Nightingale (10).
40: C Cullinane (11).
39: G Robin (10), N Scott (26), M Tostevin (6), P De Gruchy (10).
38: C Le Sueur (5), J Waters (5), D Goodricke (6).
37: K Turmel (8), G Farley (7), G Wallace (31).
36: S Brown (9).
35: J Critchley (14).
34: K Ang (22).
31: E Farley (10), M Cummins (7).