Smaller field seeks Monthly Medal honours

Due to a lot of players leaving the district in search of warm weather only 29 players participated in last Wednesday’s Mount Gambier Golf Club women’s Monthly Medal.

The day was a cold and showery one with conditions making life difficult with heavy fairways and long tee blocks.

Lizzie Clements has featured regularly on the winner’s list lately and another top round ensured she would receive the Monthly Medal.

Clements played to her handicap of 41, registering 104-41-73 which was the best score of the day and the handicapper will certainly catch up with her.

The putting competition was sponsored by All Bugs and Pest Control and it went to Rosalie Hunt with 31 putts, which included six one-putts.

Division 1 (0 – 24) honours were won by Kate McCormick who had a split of 49/50 off the stick.

Golf club captain Jan Shanahan enjoyed a consistent round to take home the runner-up prize.

Shanahan started strong with 48 strokes on the front and she almost matched it with 49 on the back.

The Division 2 (25-45) placings went to two newcomers to the club.

Monthly Medal winner Clements was the leader, while second placing went to a name becoming often mentioned in Jess Parsons with 103-29-74 nett.

Parsons had a great front nine but fell away on the long and difficult back nine which contributed to her one-shot deficit from Clements.

The Pro Shot prize including three balls was taken out by Vicki Clark.

Last Friday the annual Peweena Shield was played between ladies of the Mount Gambier Golf Club and Naracoorte.

This prestigious event has been played since 1938 with only a few years missed during World War 2.

Eleven players from each club were chosen for the Matchplay event and the holder of the shield plays their first game at home then later in the year a return match occurs.

The Mount Gambier Golf Club ladies won the first leg eight and a half to two and a half matches, so hold a handy lead going into the final leg.

Last Saturday 12 Ladies competed in a Stableford competition in cold but clear conditions and Di O’Donnell (22) won the day with 32 points.

Her split for the of 17 and 15 points on the front and back nines respectively was enough to hold off Marie Douglas (25) in a countback after she also scored 32

Douglas fell away on the back nine with 13 points, while coming in third placing was Jeannette Braun (18) with 31 points.

Tomorrow’s competition will be a Three Person Stableford Medley.

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