Kriz blitzes field of 17 to claim Marie McManus trophy

Narelle Kriz took home the Marie McManus Memorial Day trophy after finishing five points ahead of the rest of the field on Sunday

The Ladies Golf annual Marie McManus Memorial Day was held on Sunday with 17 participants teeing off.
Narelle Kriz blitzed the rest of the field fin-ishing with 42 stableford points, five points clear of nearest rival Barb Barklimore on 37.
Fay Hardwick, Sally Bannister and Tina Gor-don all scored 36 points while Brenda Fugar had 32.
Kriz was the A Grade pin winner on the 7th hole and Gordon picked up B Grade’s prize.
No C Grade player stayed on the fairway to claim that division.
Saturday’s weather was picture perfect and attracted 14 starters who relished the spring-like weather for their Par round.
Barb Barklimore had a wonderful day finish-ing with +3 for the win.
A countback then separated Daphne Cross and Susan Goonrey who each had +2.
Another countback was needed for 4th place with Angela Fryer getting the nod over Mar-lene Wynd when both ladies had +1.
Julie Livingston, Marlene Wynd and Daphne Cross all picked up Nearest the Pin wins on the 3rd hole in their respective grades.
The Stroke game last Wednesday had an additional two ‘girls’ among the field of 12, one of which was among the top place getters.
Fay Hardwick won the day with 76 net on a countback from Marlene Wynd who had the same score. Greg Clark placed third with 78 net and Ann Dunn had 82 net for 4th spot.
Unfortunately the other ‘girl’, Steve Manns couldn’t match it with the women!
Geraldine Francisco won the putting prize with 26 putts.
The game was played in horrid conditions with heavy showers throughout the day making it tough going on the greens with four players pulling out after nine holes, opting for the dryer surroundings of the clubhouse.
Today a Stableford game will be played.
Saturday is a two person Ambrose (select own partner) event and Sunday’s round will be a Stroke game.
The Inter Mine Golf Challenge could still go ahead this year with a new date now set for November, depending upon COVID re-strictions.—T’d Off