Big weekend of golf is done and dusted

Cobar and Hillston golfers featured in the top places in A, B and C Grade competitions in the Cobar Ladies Open tournament on Sunday. Narelle Kriz (Scratch) and Jannine Wilkin (Handicap) were the winners in A Grade; Hillston’s Angela Mewburn and Alison Jardine won the B Grade competitions; and Karen Walsh and Heather Lyall (Hillston) were the C Grade winners.

The Cobar Ladies Open for 2018 was done and dusted in more ways than one on the weekend with Sunday’s golf played on a glorious day which was in direct comparison to the windy, dusty conditions for Saturday’s game. 

The Peak Gold Mine Canadian game started off with pleasant weather on Saturday that later turned to a ferocious dust storm with rain moving in for some on the last holes of the day.

The conditions didn’t seem to hamper Fay Hardwick and Narelle Kriz who were the winners with a scratch score of 84 with runners-up Pam Sikora and Jannine Wilkin with 90 off the stick.

Karen Manns and Angela Fryer took out the handicap division with 65 ½ net while Joy Josephson and Fran Samios were the runners-up posting 66 net.

Nearest the Pin prizes were shared between two teams, with Angela Fryer and Karen Manns picking up three and Fay Hardwick and Narelle Kriz were the closest on the other two.

Sunday’s Cobar Ladies Open attracted 33 players which was a bit disappointing but was understandable as after Saturday the weather could have gone either way.

Hillston was represented by six players along with others travelling from Nyngan, Bourke, Coonamble, Tottenham and Narromine.

Narelle Kriz had an outstanding day on the course taking out the A Grade Scratch title with 76.

Kriz also won the Barb Bartlett Trophy for the best nett score of a local player, the A Grade Nearest the Pin prize as well as the Grandmother and Vet’s prizes.

Teaming up with Ros Milgate from Bourke for the winning pairs title and adding Sue Phillips to the mix to win the teams event, Kriz needed a wheel barrow to take all her prizes home.

Mandy Martin from Nyngan was the Scratch runner-up and had the longest drive.

The A Grade net winner was Jannine Wilkin with Vicki Gainsford from Narromine the runner-up.

Chrissy Gilligan won the nine hole scratch title and Barb Davis from Bourke was the nine hole net winner.

Angela Mewburn made the trip from Hillston that much sweeter taking out the B Grade scratch title.

The runner-up was Ros Millgate who also won the B Grade Nearest the Pin prize.

The net winner, also from Hillston, was Alison Jardine with Serena Fraser the net runner-up. Jenny Murray from Coonamble won the nine hole scratch and the longest drive prizes with Paula Bateman (Hillston) the nine hole net winner.

Karen Walsh had a great day winning the C Grade scratch title and the Vi McLaughlin Memorial Award for the best local C Grade net player.

Sue Phillips was the scratch runner-up and the C Grade Nearest the Pin winner.

Hillston ladies Heather Lyall and Deborah Reko were the net winner and runner-up respectively and Lyall had the longest drive in C Grade.

Joy Josephson was the nine hole scratch winner.

In last Wednesday’s par game, Joy Josephson had a standout game posting +3 to take the win from Chrissy Gilligan and Geraldine Francisco who finished the day with even cards.

Sue Phillips and Di Greer were next best with scores of -2 each. Pam Sikora and Chrissy Gilligan picked up the Nearest the Pin prizes.

Today will be a Stableford game; Saturday is the Men’s and Women’s Western Districts Vet’s Country Championships; Sunday is Stroke game as well as the combined Men’s and Women’s Hillston Open.—T’d Off