Sports

Grafton Jacaranda Open

Last Friday 116 players braved the gloomy weather conditions to play in our Grafton Women Jacaranda Open 18-hole 4BBB Stableford event, proudly sponsored by Westlawn Finance. 

This is the 25th year that Westlawn Finance has been the sponsor of this event. The event each year brings players from other Clubs, this year namely Ballina, Tevan, Lismore, Yamba, Maclean, Woolgoolga and Coolangatta/Tweed Heads as well as our Grafton players; with the COVID-19 restrictions limiting players only who have been doubled vaccinated is was a pleasing response from these Clubs. 

With scattered rain showers through the morning good scores were returned. 

The following are some of the winners.

On 48 points Wendy Butcher and Vivienne Nichols took out the overall winner’s prize; runners-up were Penny Andrews/Deb Morrison (Woolgoolga) 46; third were Soo McPherson/Sue Blake 43. 

In the scratch component of the event the Overall winners were Janette Blair/Sue Reguson 30 points from runners-up Sharyn O’Grady/Hollie Fuller 28 with 3rd to Cathy Ayres/Rhoda Pedrana of Maclean 25 on a countback. 

NTP’s: 1st – Heather Purtill/Heather Robinson; 6th – Noni Rixon/Sue Wilson (Yamba); 10th – Kaye Murdoch/Cheryl Shanley and 17th Loraine Broomfield/Patricia Hill (Woolgoolga). 

Balls went down to 36 points on a countback.

Hope to see you all again next year for our Jacaranda Tournament.

Shirley Goodger

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