MEL Evans kept her cool as Evesham ladies contested the St Richard’s Hospice Cup in intense heat.

Nineteen tackled the annual competition and Evans won with 39 points from Sandra Piovesana on 36 and Marlene Billings on 35.

Gill Smith won a nine-hole qualifier on countback from Margaret Williams.

Evesham hosted their am-am with 11 teams from 14 clubs.

The winning team from Lilley Brook and Cotswold Hills were M Phipps, B Eaton, E Callaghan and S Tebbs with 84 points.

G Hall, G Boase, L Turbott and C Gardner from Leominster were second with 83.

Front-nine winners were L Curnock, R Masters, G Spencer and K Stook from Evesham and Ross with 41.

The best back nine was by B Coleman, D Spencer, J Newman and M Childs from Kenilworth and Warwickshire with 41.   The nearest-the-pin visitor was S Tebbs from Cotswold Hills and home was V Lemon.

Birdies were achieved by M Phipps, S Tebbs, G Boase, C Abbott and C Francis.