IGC Stay and Play 2019 (France, Côte d’Opale)
54-hole competition: Hardelot les Dunes, Belle Dune,
Le Touquet (La Mer)
Winner: Suzanne Butler 108 pts, 2nd: Monique Govaerts 108 pts,
3rd: Alastair Fyfe 93 pts
An 18-hole playoff at Wimereux was needed to decide which of two Belgian ladies would win top honours at this year’s Stay & Play … both Suzanne Butler and Monique Govaerts finished their regulation three rounds with scores of 39, 36 and 33 points for a grand total of 108 points apiece. Accompanied around the course by their nail-biting spouses, Suzanne won the playoff (30 pts to 25) to become the overall 2019 Stay & Play winner, with Monique a very well-deserved runner-up. Completing a Belgian clean-sweep, Rodolphe Matossian was third in the 54-hole competition with 95 pts … but as sponsor, handed the third place honours to Alastair Fyfe (93 pts), who edged Paul Meersman on countback.
All the pictures of this fabulous Stay & Play week-end can be seen on the photo site