• Ladies Golf Report – Week ending 24 March 2019

  • Louise Calvert-Jones and Jenny Foster Runners-up in Vic Four-Ball Championship

    This week saw 3 pairs of ladies heading down to the sand-belt to contest the finals of the Victorian 4BBB Championship. The pairs of Louise Calvert-Jones/Jenny Foster, Shelly Comerford/Sheryl Sargent and Millie Cumming/Sam Bailey had all qualified for the finals at various venues earlier in the year and were up against stiff competition from around the State. Day 1 of the 36-hole event, was played at Sorrento and at the end of the day the pairing of Calvert-Jones and Foster were just one shot off the lead with 40 points. Day 2 was played at the very tough Moonah Links course. Designed specifically for the Australian Open, this incredibly long course is peppered with bunkers and other challenges that makes even the Pro’s hair curl, but these girls rose to the challenge, coming in with a brilliant 38 points which was enough to keep them in their runner-up position, just 2 shots behind the overall winners for the 36 holes. Our other 2 pairs were also not disgraced, both finishing in the top half of the field. Congratulations to all.
    With the absence of these 6 players, there was some juggling needed to field our pennant teams but everyone once again rose to the occasion, to bring in wins in all 3 divisions. Div 1 were up against Corowa at Benalla with Andrea Marsden, Nicki Cooper and Sue Parsons all scoring strong wins and Linda Terry promoted from Div 2, played down to the wire for a squared match to complete the 3½ / 1½ win for the team. After the long trip to Howlong, Div 2 came up with the goods against Benalla with wins to Marg Knapp, Lyn Holland and Shirley Nolan for their 3/2 win. Playing at home against Yarrawonga Div 3 took the home-ground advantage to win 3½ / 1½ with individual wins to Margie Franke-Williams, Linda Brook and star emergency recruit Anne Watkins and a squared match for Glenis Skinner.
    With all that activity it was no surprise to find the fields playing at home a little light-on. On Tuesday Pam Abbott and Kay Rose flew the flag for the 9 hole comp with Pam scoring a very nice 19 points. On Wednesday, 12 players took to the course for their stroke round, with Robyn Baker winning with a lovely nett 70 just pipping Alison MacKenzie with 71. Line balls went to Norma Friday (72), Millie Cumming (73), Linda Terry (74) and Meg Broomfield (75). Terry was in-form on the par 3’s taking the NTP’s on both the 3rd and 16th while Baker won the putting and Lyn Poulson the chipping. Thursdays George Walker 9 hole round was won by Kay Rose.

    Saturday’s Parsons Family 4BBB event was won by Shirley Nolan and her brother Clive Clark. Robyn Baker paired beautifully with Rob Fankhauser to win the “non” family side of the event!

    By Linda Terry

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