Golfer Iona crowned in grand final

Cottesmore's Iona McKean
Cottesmore's Iona McKean

Ten-time Cottesmore club champion Iona McKean has been crowned Champion of Champions.

Iona saw off competition from 94 other golfers from Cottesmore’s owners Crown Golf to lift the title at Sherfield Oaks near Basingstoke on Saturday.

The winners of the ladies, men’s and junior gross and nett champions at Crown owned courses nationwide battled for honours at the Grand Final. And Cottesmore ladies’ champion McKean carded a superb 72 to land the ladies’ gross title and the overall honour with her nett 64, beating off rivals from clubs as prestigious as St Mellion.

And she puts part of her success down to her trusty seven-iron.

“It can be used in so many places and, for me, just off the green,” she said.