216 amateur women golfers from 61 different golf clubs have made their way back to their home clubs after a weekend of tournament golf at Bonville Golf Resort. Players from as far as Townsville, Victoria and Western Australia arrived to contest the 36 hole Amateur championship over two 18 hole rounds across Saturday and Sunday. Prior to teeing up for the tournament, players enjoyed a 9 hole warm up round on the Friday as well as a clinic with head Teaching Professional Richie Gallichan, setting them up to make the most of their competitive rounds.
In Division One, Sharon Thompson of Avondale Golf Club shot a very impressive 72 off the stick in here first round to take a 6 shot lead going into day 2. Alizah Kendler of Avalon Golf Club chipped away at the leader on day 2 getting within 3 shots of Sharon standing on the 18th tee. Sharon had some difficulties on the 18th and after Alizah’s wonderful approach to the 18th green in front of a large gallery; it all came down to who could knock in the winning putt. Alizah missed the 10ft birdie putt and Sharon brushed in a tricky, downhill 5 footer to seal a 2 stroke victory, posting an overall score of 152. Sharon, a previous winner praised Alizah for her great 2nd round play which pushed Sharon all the way. Bonville member Paula Palin posted a Nett score of 151 to win the Nett prize and Juanita Robb from Glenmore heritage Valley Golf Club finshed with a Nett score of 152 to take home the Nett runner-up prize.
Divisions two, three and four were played as a Stableford event. Division two Winner, Sharon Scarr of Massey Park finished with 67 points overall. In the Runner-Up position was Elizabeth Myles with 65 points. The Second Runner-Up prize went to Lisa Sawford of Helensvale on a countback from 3rd Runner-Up Kathryn Devereaux of Tenterfield. Both players posted 63 points.
Division Three Winner Judy Towns of Glenmore Golf Club posted a healthy overall score of 65 Stableford points, closely followed by Susan Tarrant of Ocean Shores on 64 points. In the 2nd Runner-Up position was Jennifer Vichers of Indooroopilly Golf Club with 60 points and the 3rd Runner Up prize went to Joanne Rogers of Concord Golf Club with 59 points.
Ex Coffs Harbour local Tracey Lindsay emerged victorious after 2 rounds in Division 4 with 68 points being enough to keep all of the division 4 players at bay. 1st round leader, Bonville local Maureen Sullivan couldn’t follow up on her amazing 41 points from day 1. Her 1st round score was the best round played over the entire weekend. The Runner-Up prize went to Bonville local Ann Crane with 66 points. The 2nd Runner-Up prize was awarded to Lola Scott of Gerringong Golf Club on 64 points and the 3rd Runner-Up prize went to Anita Scullion travelling from Hope Island to post 63 Stableford points.
The Ladies Classic has cemented itself as one of Australia’s leading Amateur women’s golf events. The weekend commenced with the Bellbowrie Motors welcome cocktail party on the Friday night and a sit down 3 course A’ La Carte dinner on the Saturday night that this year saw television personality and ambassador Deborah Hutton take to the stage with some interesting and funny anecdotes from her personal golfing journey. No stranger to the golf course, Deborah posted 36 Stableford points on day one making her the Division 3, Day 1 Winner and also picked up nearest the pin prizes on the 5th hole on day one and the 11th hole on day two.
Wednesday 8th December 2021 | Carts on paths at all times | Showers increasing – 28° | Rainfall: 17mm | Greens cut at 2.8mm | Food and Beverage Cart on course from 9:00am | Driving Range – Open for practice until 4:00pm.