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Weekly double for Grafton lady golfer

Mary Atkins was the star player for the past week winning both Wednesday and Fridays’ Stableford events. Her 36pts in Div 1 was 2pts ahead of r/up Janette Blair and Renae Amos claimed 3rd spot on 32. Mary continued her winning streak with the Div 1 best score on Friday with 35pts to come in 5pts ahead of Renae on 30 on a c/b from Marianne Mannell. Div 2 winner on Wednesday was Shirley Avery on 37 with Marg Manahan 2nd on 32 and Beryl Wilks 3rd on 31. Div 3 was taken out by Kay Eccleston on 35 from Ann Gibbons on 33 and Mary Katte on 32. Twenty nine ladies participated in Friday’s competition with Gail Knell coming in as the winner of Div 2 on 31pts from Sally Beresford with 30 on a c/b from Tess Bloomer. Saturday ladies had a good roll up of 16 players on a very warm morning for the stroke event incorporating the Medal of Medals play-off together with the Captain’s Trophy play-off. Narelle Butcher was more than happy with her round when she came in as the day’s winner on 72 nett. Narelle commented that her score could have been lower if not for a few wayward shots and a troublesome bunker shot. A c/b was used to determine the 2nd place-getter with Janeen Roberts getting the nod over Janette Blair on 73 nett. Sonya was the best putter in the club on the morning with 30 putts. Kate (soon to be a vet), Dell and Queen Marianne were the ball winners. Congratulations to all involved with the tremendously successful Yamba Ladies Three Day Tournament which was held in paradise last week. President Linda, Captain Margaret and their committee once again ensured that the 200 participants thoroughly enjoyed not only their golf but the wonderful hospitality and entertainment provided over the duration of the tournament. With the picturesque Yamba course playing under the unusual conditions of preferred lies and remarkably slow greens, Grafton was represented by Peg and Julie with both players enjoying their golf, the entertainment and catching up with their travelling golfing friends. Julie was the winner of a nearest to the pin on the not always kind par three 10th hole with her first shot of the tournament. Peg had the unfortunate disappointment of having to contend with playing her final round of the tournament on the Wednesday without her driver as it broke in half on the first tee when she was removing it from her bag. Next Wednesday 28 October, will see day one of the very popular Enid Dougherty Aggregate Challenge with the first event being a 2-Person Ambrose kindly sponsored by Margaret Rickwood. Julie White