Ladies contest popular Ambrose event

Eighteen pairs of lady golfers participated in a popular two-person Ambrose at the Mount Gambier Golf Club, generously sponsored by Helen Gregory. 

The weather was absolutely perfect and the course presented well – with good fairways and the greens were running true. 

Scores for the day were evenly distributed with only two and a half shots separating the top four cards. 

Taking out the win was sponsor Gregory and a newcomer to golf Jess Parsons. 

Playing off a 15 Handicap the pair had a commendable 85 off the stick resulting in a nett 70. 

Both had a great 41 on the front nine and 44 on the long back nine. 

Only one shot behind were Yvonne Shirley and Heather Barry, who had 37 off the stick on the front nine but fell away with 45 on the back nine. 

Yvonne and Heather played off an 11 handicap and registered nett 71. 

In third by a quarter of a shot were mother and daughter combo Kerry and Bev Pedlar, who had 79 off the stick breaking down to 39 on the front nine and 40 on back nine to card nett 71.25. 

The pro shot on the eighth hole was won by Yvonne Shirley. 

Combined third shot on the twelfth hole – approximately 31cms  away from the flag was the pairing of Andrea Pegler and Karen Forster. 

Next week’s competition will be the Club Championship Foursomes in conjunction with the Shylie Rymill Foursomes, which is a state event and is a nett competition. 

Seventeen ladies played a par round last Saturday, generously sponsored by Faye Mainwaring. 

The day was very cold and showery in the morning, however, the conditions did not deter Lyndal McInerney, who had a great game finishing four up for the day. 

McInerney reached this score with three up on the front nine and one up on the difficult back nine. 

Included in her score were four wipes and a nice birdie on the eighth hole, for which she received the pro shot for the day. 

The only other player to play above her handicap was Sharran Waters who claimed second place with a one up. 

Waters also had a great front nine registering three up but blotted her card with two down on the back nine, included in her score were five wipes – so her score could have been “anything”. 

Carol Smith took out third placing for the day with one down and played consistently all the round.

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