FORTY-four points won Evesham Golf Club ladies' Christmas competition for the top four players.

A week later than scheduled due to the deluge of snow, the challenge was played in high spirits and festive outfits.

After a frosty start, the day turned out to be pleasant and 30 ladies were in drawn teams of four over nine holes with the best two scores to count.

The winning group were Jenny Marston, Jean Bevan, Penny Osborne and Elaine Baird.

Second on countback with 43 were Mel Evans, Eunice Allen, Angela Budden and Lesley Kewley from Ruth Masters, Sandy Insall, Vina Kite and Eve Ford in third.