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Women’s Golf Grafton

Our course continues to have a stranglehold on most of our players as evidenced by the somewhat remarkable high scores of the contestants in our championships.
Tegan Henwood of Pure Perfection Day Spa is our sponsor of today. Wednesday’s Stroke event and Grafton Lady Golfers sincerely appreciate and thank Tegan for her continued kind support.
The final round of the 2015 Club and Division Championships will also be held today, Wednesday, and we wish all players the best of luck and good golfing.
During the three rounds to date, we have seen a different leader in each round all vying for the Club Championship. Attempting to win her first Club Championship, Jen Townsend heads into today’s final round just in front on 266 with defending champion Sharyn O’Grady only two shots behind on 268. Past winner Janette Blair is on 277, followed by Elaine Shand 286 and Marianne Mannell 287.
The top three nett scores are, Marianne Mannell 230, Jen Townsend 233 and Elaine Shand 235.
Div 2 sees last year’s winner Mary Atkins fighting to retain her title as she sits on 304 with Sonya Baker close behind on 308 followed by Shirley Avery 312, Beryl Wilks 316, Soo McPherson 320 and Robyn Wilkes 324. Nett leaders are Sonya Baker 230, Mary Atkins 236 and Beryl Wilks 238.
Div 3 looks set for a good final round with Jan Hamilton leading on 325, seven shots ahead of Lorraine McLaughlan on 332. Mary Katte is next best on 333, with Julie Bennett on 335 and Helen Hopwood rounds out the top 5 on 336. The nett placings are a much tighter affair with joint leaders Mary Katte and Julie Bennett both on 240 followed by Jan Hamilton on 241.
Our medal winners last Wednesday were Marianne Mannell (75), Mary Atkins (80c/b) and Sue Byrnes (80). Gross winners were Sharyn O’Grady (92c/b), Mary Atkins (103) and Jan Hamilton (109).
In the 3rd round of our championships, which were held on Friday, 47 players took the challenge and supported the event on a glorious winter’s day. A grade player, Elaine Shand did not allow the course, nor the greens to spoil her lovely round when she came in as the day’s winner on 73 nett c/b. Div 1 winner was Janette Blair (75c/b), Div 2 Mary Atkins (77c/b) and Julie Bennett (73) was the Div 3 winner.
Saturday saw the day’s competition sponsored by Bob Pike with a field of 15 players. The winner of the day’s event and medal was Courtney Fuller on 73. Viv Nichols was 2nd on 77; Carol Toms was 3rd on 80 and Janeen Roberts 4th on 81 nett.
Round 2 of the weekend championships were played on Sunday and 8 ladies participated in the competition. Shirley Goodger came in as the winner on 75 nett on a c/b from Courtney Fuller. The final round of the weekend championships will be held next Saturday with Courtney leading both the gross (80/81) and nett (73/75).
Julie White

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