Stephenson, Blignaut and Cross claim Scratch prizes

Daphne Cross cleaned up in the Ladies Golf Open on Sunday winning the C Grade 27 hole Scratch title along with three other major prizes. ▪ Photo contributed

After a chilly and cloudy start for the Epiroc sponsored Cobar Ladies Open on Sunday morning the sun did come out much to the delight of all players. 

Although visiting numbers were down on previous years, the tournament was deemed a success by all involved.

The A Grade 27 hole Scratch event was taken out by Jenny Stephenson (116) with Mandy Martin from Nyngan the runner-up on 127.

Fay Hardwick was the 27 hole Net winner (109 net) in this division and Deb Matheson from Nyngan the runner-up with 113.

Sally Bannister was the 18 hole Scratch winner (90) and Julie Livingston the runner-up (94). The 18 hole Net winner was Narelle Kriz (80 net) and Robyn Harris from Nyngan was the runner-up on 94.

The A Grade Nearest the Pin prize on the 15th hole was won by Jenny Stephenson and Robyn Harris had the longest drive on the 18th hole.

In B Grade, Tena Blignaut won the 27 hole Scratch title with 140 off the stick.

Fran Samios was the runner-up on 142.

The Net winner was Karen Manns (104 net) while Geraldine Francisco was the runner-up on 106 ½.

Jannine Wilkin was the 18 hole Scratch winner with 98 while Marlene Wynd was the runner-up with 105.

The 18 hole Net prize went to Barb Barklimore on a countback from daughter,  Brenda Fugar, who finished as the runner-up after both had 85 net. Alison Jardine was the nine hole Net winner with 50 net.

Blignaut picked up the Nearest the Pin prize on the 3rd hole for B Grade and Jardine had the longest drive on the 9th hole.

In C Grade, Daphne Cross cleaned up winning the 27 hole Scratch title (150) as well as taking out the grandmothers prize (99 net).

Cross also collected the Barb and Bill Bartlett award for the best net score by a local player and the Vi McLaughlin trophy for the best net score by a C Grader.

The C Grade Scratch runner-up was Glenda Peebles on 159, also picking up the grandmothers Net score prize.

Karen Walsh (who now lives in Dubbo) made the trip back to Cobar for the open and went home with the 27 hole Net prize (115 net). Ann Dunn was the runner-up on 115 ½.

Rebecca McKay was the 18 hole Scratch winner (113) and Heather Lyall from Hillston was the runner-up on 119.

The C Grade Nearest the Pin prize on the 8th hole was won by Walsh while the longest drive prize on the 9th hole went to McKay.

The Peak Gold Mine sponsored Canadian ladies’ event was played in blustery conditions on Saturday making for some wayward shots.

Jannine Wilkin and Karen Manns teamed up to win the day with 70 3/8 net.

Brenda Fugar and Barb Barklimore, on 73 net, were the runners-up followed by Tena Blignaut and Jenny Stephenson on 74 3/8 net.

Nearest to the flag on the 3rd hole were Wilkin/Manns; Stephenson/Blignaut won the 7th and 11th holes and Marlene Wynd and Julie Livingston claimed the prizes on the 8th and 15th holes…Full report in this week’s edition of The Cobar Weekly out now!