Kriz dusts off the stress to win Vets title

Ladies Golf Captain Sally Bannister congratulated Narelle Kriz on her Country Vets Championship win on Sunday. ▪ Photo contributed

A late confirmation saw the ladies golf Country Vets Championships take place on Sunday with a field of 14 players.

Narelle Kriz put the stress of the past few months behind her to blitz the field with 76 off the stick giving her an unbeatable 66 net final result.

Her score included three ‘chip–ins’, two of which resulted in birdies, and an additional prize of being the best with the short stick for A Grade with 20 putts for the 18 holes.

Wan Sipatsa (70) was the runner-up in the ball competition that was played in conjunction with the Vets Championships.

She was followed by Chrissy Gilligan (72) and Sally Bannister and Marlene Wynd were further back, with both posting 73 net.

Susan Goonrey was the B Grade putter of the day with 27 putts and Sue Phillips (C Grade) had 33 putts.

The big week of golf kicked off last Wednesday with a Stableford game.

The day started off cold and windy but golfers warmed up with the sun making a welcome appearance for the last nine holes.

Ann Dunn rugged up well and scored 37 points for the win.

Playing in the same group were runner-up Geraldine Francisco (34 points) and Jannine Wilkin, in 3rd place with 33.

The Nearest the Pin prize on the 8th hole went to Francisco for A Grade, Marlene Wynd and Susan Goonrey couldn’t be separated in B Grade and Alma Rogers was closest for C Grade.

The annual Polyfabrications sponsored three person Ambrose event took place on Saturday.

Janet Place dusted off her golf sticks to team up with Sally Bannister and Wan Sipatsa to claim the win.

Place sank the winning putt on the last hole to put her team in first place with a score of 66 1/6 net.

Hot on their heels in second spot on 67 net were Jannine Wilkin, Karen Walsh and Narelle Kriz.

Fay Hardwick, Geraldine Francisco and Marlene Wynd placed 3rd with 68 2/3 net and in 4th position was the team of Sue Phillips, Julie Livingston and Angela Fryer on 69 net.

Nearest the Pin winners were Robynne
Morton, Francisco, Wynd, Fryer and Hardwick.

The holiday Monday Stableford was won by Jannine Wilkin scoring 38 points.

A countback then separated Sally Bannister and Narelle Kriz who both finished with 36 points.

Karen Walsh was next on 35 points and she also won the Nearest the Pin prize for C Grade.

Susan Goonrey scored 34 points and was the Nearest the Pin winner for B Grade on the 11th hole. Kriz was closest to the flag for A Grade.

A Par game is set down for this Saturday.

The Vets Mabel Mackenzie Brooch, which was postponed from last month, will take place on Sunday and is a Stroke game with a ball comp to be played in conjunction on the day.

The Match Play notice has gone up on the lady golfers notice board and anyone who is up for the challenge is to have their names in by next week.—T’d Off