2022 Matchplay finalists and eventual winner Fiona Smart (left) with Jennifer Fagan (right). Image: Contributed.

Fiona Smart takes Yamba Matchplay Knockout

The final of the 2022 Matchplay Knockout between Jennifer Fagan and Fiona Smart was played last Wednesday.

Requiring play to go through onto the front nine after 18 holes, Fiona was the eventual winner on the 19th hole. Congratulations to both ladies but special acknowledgement must go to Fiona who clawed her way back after being behind after the first nine. Formal presentation of the Nikki Irwin Memorial Shield will be made to Fiona on Presentation Day.

2022 Matchplay finalists and eventual winner Fiona Smart (left) with Jennifer Fagan (right). Image: Contributed.

With 46 ladies, there were three grades in last Wednesday’s Single Stableford round.

As was the case last week, in Div 1, Kathy Parker and Leigh Robertson were again the winner and r/up with their scores of 34pts and 32pts.

In Div 2, Jenny Moody won (33pts) beating Di Sigle (31pts c/b).

Gail Scobie had the day’s best score in Div 3 (35pts). Carol MacPherson was the next best (32pts).

Our NTP sponsors and winners: Tech Lab 3rd – Kathy Parker; Yamba Florist, Debbie May 3rd (2nd) – Carol MacPherson; Leonie May Millinery 9th (2nd) – Fay Gimenez; Yamba Fair Butchery 10th – Janine Zietsch; The Shoe Boutique 12th – Leigh Robertson; Clovelly Fashions, Maclean 17th – Margaret Fishburn and The Wobbly Chook 17th (2nd) – Gail Scobie. Balls – to 29pts. Carol Miller won the nine-hole competition in a field of ten ladies (16pts c/b). Lyn Alford won the NTP.

The penultimate round in the 2BBB v Par event was decided last Friday with the teams of Fiona Smart/Fay Gimenez and Gail Gore-Brown/Janette Blair both winning their matches on the 19th hole. Good luck to both teams for this Friday’s final.

With only one grade last Friday, Nadene Carroll won (35pts) ahead of Jenny Muir (34pts c/b) and Kathy Lollback (34pts).

Our NTP winners: Flots and Jets 3rd – Lee Daley; Valley Finance 3rd (2nd) – Jen O’Neill; Peter Campbell Physio 9th (2nd) – Sue Skelton; Kitchen to Table 10th – NA; Amie Rose Beauty 12th – Jeanne Jensen; Nicholson’s Fine Foods 17th – NA and Yamba Pharmacy 17th (2nd) – Lesley Love. Balls – to 31pts.

Twelve ladies, including three visitors from Grafton, braved cold conditions during their Saturday morning round. Kathy Parker continued her great form to win (39pts), beating Kylie Lowe (35pts). Marg Hopkins (Grafton) won the NTP. Well done!

Ladies are reminded that there will be no golf competition played next Wednesday June 22 due to the Combined High School (CHS) Golf Championships; however, the Friday round will go ahead as usual.

Have a great week and happy golfing!

Leigh Robertson