Forster gets her hand on monthly medal

The final Mount Gambier Golf Club women’s Monthly Medal was played last Wednesday sponsored by Bernie Jennings, Isobel Phillips and Janine Jenner.

A total of 33 ladies participated in the stroke round played in fine weather with the course in good condition thanks to the expertise of new Greens Superintendent Jake Powell.

Playing three shots under her Handicap off 19, Karen Forster won the day with 89 off the stick. Her first hole set the tone of the day registering a Birdie four.

Having 43 on the front and 46 on the back she compiled a great score.

In second place on a count-back was Libby Furner 108-36-72.

Furner played consistently on both nines and counted out Bev Pedlar 92-20-72, who came in third.

Pedlar had a birdie on the sixth hole and carded 42 on the front.

However, the hard, long back nine took its toll and she had eight shots more.

Seven balls were given out in the ball run-down going to Faye Mainwaring, Lyn Hudson, Kerry Pedlar, Carol Smith, Heather Chapman, Jennifer Van Rijtihoven and Denise Harvey.

The Speciality prizes for the second shot into the Par 3 16th hole went to Heather Barry in A Grade,

Di O’Donnell B Grade and Chris Morrison in C Grade.

The Pro Shot on the Par 3 eighth hole was won by Bernie Jennings.

A stroke round was played last Saturday with twenty lady golfers participating in fine but gusty conditions.

Having a great score to win the day was Kathy Ewer who recorded six pars in her round and had a nett 70.

Ewer playing off a 24 handicap consistently recorded 45 on the front nine and 49 on the back.

Only one shot behind was the evergreen Di O’Donnell 94-23-71.

O’Donnell also recorded six pars and evenly shot 47 on both nines.

Long hitting Helen McIntyre 94-19-75 took out third placing recording carding four pars.

Next week will start with an AGM at 8.30am sharp, with the election of Committee Members for the coming 2021 – 2022 season.

At the completion of the meeting, a Shot Gun start for an 18-hole Stableford competition will be played.

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