Ladies golf club champions decided after 54 holes

Ladies Golf Club Championship Scratch winners, Brenda Fugar (B Grade), Jenny
Stephenson (A Grade) and Tina Gordon (C Grade). ▪ Photo contributed

Frosty chilly mornings greeted the 26 golfers in last weekend’s Ladies Club Championships with 54 holes of competition played over the two days.

The 2019 Scratch winners were: A Grade—Jenny Stephenson (with a score of 234) and  runner-up Chrissy Gilligan (253); B Grade—Brenda Fugar (304) and runner-up Serena Fraser (310); C Grade—Tina Gordon (322) with runner-up Ev Hyde (338).

Fay Hardwick was the handicap winner in A Grade (215) and Sally Bannister (226) was the runner-up.

Pat Polack, with 231 net, repeated last year’s handicap win in B Grade by the narrowest of margins over Susan Goonrey with 231 1/2 net.

Alma Rogers was the C Grade handicap winner with a score of 229 and Joy Josephson was not far behind on 235 net.

In conjunction with the Championships held on the weekend, two 18 hole competition games were played.

Tina Gordon took out Saturday’s event with 67 net followed by Alma Rogers with 68 net.

Countbacks had to separate the rest of the field with Robynne Morton and Fay Hardwick (70 net each) and Chrissy Gilligan, Fran Samios and Brenda Fugar who all posted 72 net all were in the running.

The A Grade Nearest the Pin prize went to Jenny Stephenson on the 11th hole; Brenda Fugar won the B Grade prize on the 3rd hole and Tina Gordon was closest for C Grade on the 15th hole.

These Nearest the Pin results must have been a good omen as all three ladies went on to win their individual grade Scratch titles.

Sunday’s 18 hole competition win went to Jenny Stephenson on a countback from Susan Goonrey when both finished with 71 net.

More countbacks were needed to separate Fay Hardwick, Pam Sikora and Serena Fraser (all recorded 72 net each) as well as Ev Hyde and Chrissy Gilligan after they finished with a 73 net round each.

Robynne Morton was closest to the pin on the 7th hole for A Grade; Brenda Fugar once again picked up B Grade’s pin prize on the 15th hole; and Alma Rogers was on the green on the 8th hole to win C Grade.

Fran Samios was the only player in the ‘black’ in last Wednesday’s Par game after posting a score of +1 for the win.

Sally Bannister finished in second position with -1 which was then followed by a three-way countback between Wan Sipatsa, Jenny Stephenson and Susan Goonrey who all shared a score of -2 for the day.

A Stableford game is scheduled for today and on Saturday a Par + Scratch game will be played for those not taking part in the NSW Mixed Ambrose. (NB Playing partners must not have more than a 20 shot difference in handicaps).

Sunday’s game is a Stroke round and the Tottenham Combined Open.—T’d Off