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Oyster Bay Captures 21st MGA/MetLife Women's Net Team Championship in Playoff


Old Brookville, N.Y. - The final event of the MGA championships season was a smashing success with the Oyster Bay Women’s team of Mary LaBella and Henrietta Dirks proving they had the winning combination has they teamed up to shoot an 11-under par 62 (30 – 32 = 62) and capture the 21st MGA/MetLife Women's Net Team Championship on the first hole of a three team playoff at The Cedar Brook Club in Old Brookville, NY.   This is only the second time in the history of the Women’s Net Team Championship that three teams were forced to playoff for the title.


LaBella’s clutch 7ft. curling putt for a 6 net 4 on the first playoff hole sealed the victory for Oyster Bay Women’s over the Ramsey team of Robin Redden and Joan Goldman (31 – 31 = 62) and the Cherry Creek team of Hanneke Gold and Adele Dusenbury (27 – 35 = 62), who’s sizzling front nine net 27 earned them a spot in the playoff.


This year, with the support of MetLife, more than 2,000 teams competed at the club level for the right to advance to the three sectional qualifying rounds.  These sectional-qualifying rounds produced the 38 teams that competed today in this 18-hole stroke play, net better ball with players competing at 90% of their course handicap.


For more information contact  Jeanne McCooey or Gene Westmoreland of the MGA at (914) 347-GOLF or visit the MGA website @


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