Vi’s daughters on hand for golf day

In memory of their mother, Vi McLaughlin an avid golfer, sisters Ros Cohen, Bev Schultz and Rhonda Campbell (far right) presented the Vi McLaughlin Memorial Day golf prize to one of the winners, Narelle Green (at centre), on Saturday. The other winner, Robynne Morton, was absent from the photo. Photo contributed

The women’s golf annual Vi McLaughlin Memorial Day Canadian game was well attended on Saturday with three of her daughters on hand to make the presentations. 

The winners of this prestigious event were Robynne Morton and Narelle Green coming home with a score of 70 net.

Sally Bannister and Geraldine Francisco held off a countback from Pam Sikora and Jenny Stephenson to take second place when both teams carded 72 net.

Angela Fryer and Karen Manns were next best with 72½ net.

Nearest the Pin prizes were awarded to Chrissy Gilligan (on the 3rd and 11th holes), Jenny Stephenson (7th and 8th) while Karen Manns was the closest on the 15th hole.

On Sunday the qualifying round of the NSW KENO Women’s Four-Ball-Best-Ball versus Par competition took place.

Narelle Kriz and Julie Livingston teamed up to win the day on a countback from Susan Goonrey and Robynne Morton after both teams scored +8.

Sue Phillips and Fay Hardwick were back in third place on +7.

In the individual ball competition played in conjunction with this event, Robynne Morton produced a great score of +5 to finish as the winner.

Jenny Stephenson secured second place with +2 and Chrissy Gilligan had +1.

Other place getters were Wan Sipatsa and Fay Hardwick (both -1) and Narelle Kriz and Sue Phillips who both finished with -2.

The A Grade Nearest the Pin prize went to Fay Hardwick; the B Grade prize was collected by Susan Goonrey; and Sue Phillips was the C Grade pin winner.

Narelle Kriz claimed the holiday Monday Stableford win with a score of 41 points ahead of Geraldine Francisco who finished with 39 points.

Robynne Morton was third (35) followed by Jenny Stephenson (34), and Susan Goonrey and Daphne Cross, who both posted scores of 33 points.

Jenny Stephenson claimed the A Grade Nearest the Pin prize; Susan Goonrey, for the second day in a row, was closest for B Grade; and Elaine Burton was the best for C Grade.

Earlier in the week Pam Sikora started the week off with a win in Wednesday’s Stroke game finishing the day with 71 net and also claiming the putting prize after having 24 putts for the 18 holes.

The runner-up was Geraldine Francisco followed by Joy Josephson and Ann Dunn (both had 75 net), Jenny Stephenson and Pat Polack (76 net each) and Karen Walsh on 77 net.

Today a Par game will be played and on Saturday the Vets Country Championships will take place.

A Stroke ball competition is to be played in conjunction with this event.

Sunday is this month’s Trophy Day and will be contested as a Stableford game.—T’d Off