• Ladies Golf Report – Week ending 19th May 2019

  • “Comerford and Brooks Continue Outstanding Golf”

    Continuing their good form, Shelly Comerford and Linda Brook have played another week of great golf.
    On Monday, Shelly with 5 other ladies represented Mansfield in the North East zone in the Vets Interzone Challenge against Goulburn Valley and Dalhousie. The North East won the Challenge after apparently many years of losses. The win was contributed to by the Mansfield ladies with Shelly coming second in the NE zone with 37 points and Robyn Baker fourth with 36 points. There were also great scores from our other ladies. It must be noted that this was against all the men in the NE zone. So the ladies can take a lot of credit for bringing home the bacon.
    Then after her fantastic result at Euroa last week, Linda took on Shelly on Sunday in the final of the Bill Reardon Matchplay. With a “bit” of a difference in handicaps, Linda chased Shelly to the 26th hole where Shelly finally prevailed winning 2 up. Well done to both ladies.
    Our usual week of competition also saw some good results.
    Tuesday’s Stroke round was played by 8 ladies with Pam Abbott coming back to the winners circle with nett 37. Pam also won best 3rd shot on 17th. Anne Tilbrook won a line ball on the road to her comeback to golf.
    Wednesday’s lovely autumn weather attracted a large field of 21 ladies to play a Stroke round. Instead of bringing in the winners, Gayle Wells was the winner herself of Division 1 with a terrific nett 72. Gayle also had nearest the pin on the 3rd and won the Silver Spoon event to qualify to play in Golf Victoria’s Silver Spoon final.
    Division 2 was won by Marg Frankie-Williams with nett 76 on a countback from Glenis Skinner. Line balls went to Robyn Baker (74), Marg Knapp (74), Lesley Anderson (78), Sam Bailey (80) and Lorraine Cullen (80).
    Robyn Baker won the putting and Captain Linda Terry chipped in to win the chipping competition.
    On Thursday’s Stableford, Anne Watkins won ahead of 3 other ladies with 14 points.

    Lyn Holland in action on the seventh tee recently

    Saturday was a fund-raiser for Ollie Shaw who will travel to California later in the year to commence a golfing scholarship. Eight ladies played in the three person Ambrose with Sheryl Sargent’s team of Len Foster and Rob Fankhauser coming second.
    Good luck to those ladies travelling to Jubilee and Strathbogie next week to play in their Bowls.
    As you can see, ladies golf in Mansfield is very much alive and thriving.

    by Marion Mitchell

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