One of the largest fields of women in recent time took part in a stableford competition at Mount Gambier Golf Club in hot conditions. The 42-player field was led by Helen Gregory, who cemented her lead in the quest for the Summer Salver last Wednesday when she fired an 82 off the stick giving her 40 points to win the second round.
Her score included 10 pars with the only blemish a double bogey on the fifth hole giving her a 41/41 split. Back from a short absence was Lyn Hudson, who also played under her handicap to finish runner-up with 38 points.
Returning to the clubhouse following a strong back nine with 22 points was the consistent Carol Davis. She was third placegetter with a solid score of 36 points which included six pars and one wipe on the sixth hole.
Bev Pedlar headed the list of the 11 ball rundown winners who needed 32 points or better to claim a ball. The special prizes this week were the accuracy drives on fairways and in A grade, Bernie Jennings was the winner.
Marie Douglas and Betty McKechnie tied in B Grade, while Libby Furner was the winner in C Grade where her drives were recorded on every applicable fairway. The pro shot on the eighth hole was won by Denise Harvey.
This Wednesday will see the third round of the Summer Salver played in a stroke format. Perfect conditions for golf enabled some excellent scoring when 26 ladies played a stableford round on Saturday.
Donna Jennings continual improvement of her game was evident when she finished with 41 points. Her round included a birdie on the third hole to take out the winner’s prize with Kerry Pedlar.
Pedlar was four shots behind with 37 to finish runner-up. There were eight ball run down winners who needed 32 points or better to claim a ball.
Helen McIntyre was the most accurate on the eighth hole, while Jennings was nearest the pin on the 16th hole.