A rare occurrence in ladies’ golf

There was a very rare occurrence last week as rain on Tuesday night was enough to close the back of the golf course for the ladies’ competition game on Wednesday. 

As a consequence the scheduled Stroke game was played with three goes at the six holes available on the front.

A countback separated sisters Geraldine Francisco and Susan Goonrey when both finished with scores of 78 net.

Francisco also won the putting prize with 23 putts.

Fran Samios finished in third place on 81 net.

Saturday’s Polyfabrications Day three person Ambrose was a back-to-back win for the team of Karen Walsh, Chrissy Gilligan and Jannine Wilkin.

After winning the title in 2017 the ladies did it again this year with a 65 ½ net score and they vow to make it a hat trick next year.

The runners-up team of Pam Sikora, Susan Goonrey and Jenny Stephenson (Broken Hill) posted a 69 5/6 net score followed by Narelle Kriz, Brenda Fugar and Angela Fryer  (70 ⅔), Robynne Morton, Fay Hardwick and Daphne Cross (71 ½), Sally Bannister, Pat Polack and Fran Samios, on a countback from Janine Ryan, Geraldine Francisco and Ann Dunn, 72 ⅓ net each.

Nearest the Pin prizes went to Jenny Stephenson (on the 3rd and 11th holes), Wan Sipatsa (7th), and Janine Ryan picked up the pins on the 8th and 15th holes.

There was a good roll up for an early morning start in Sunday’s Mixed Foursomes Club Championships.

The 2018 winners, Jacob Ryan and Jenny Stephenson, combined well for a Scratch score of 111 and were well clear of the rest of field.

Geraldine Francisco and Jay Egan were the Scratch runners-up carding 124 over the 27 holes.

The ball competition that was played in conjunction with this event had the same placings for the Scratch only reversed with Francisco and Egan posting 104 ¼ net and Ryan and Stephenson 107 ¼ net.

Ann Dunn and Glen ‘Kiwi’ Ratcliffe were 3rd on 108 net followed by Robynne Morton and Dale Dunkley (108 ¾), Daphne Cross and Paul Kershaw (112 ½), and the husband and wife teams of Chrissy and Phil Gilligan (114 ½) and Stewart and Serena Fraser 114 ¾ net rounded out the placings.

The Nearest the Pin competition winners were Robynne Morton and Dale Dunkley (3rd and 15th holes), Jenny Stephenson and Jacob Ryan on the 7th while Narelle Kriz and brother Jeff Hunter picked up the pin prize on the 11th hole which was an extra bonus kindly sponsored by Paul Kershaw.

This week starts off with a Stroke game today. The annual Vi McLaughlin Memorial Day Canadian is set down for Saturday.

On Sunday the NSW KENO Women’s 4Ball versus Par event will be played with qualifying teams going onto the next round later in the year.

A Stableford is scheduled for the holiday Monday to wrap up the week.—T’d Off