State foursomes event contested

The Shylie Rymill Foursomes was contested by 42 ladies last Wednesday under threatening skies and chilly conditions at the Mount Gambier course.

The Shylie Rymill Foursomes is an annual state event awarded to the best nett score on the day and Heather Chapman and Maureen Sims combined well, playing straight down the fairway consistently to win with a top score of 69.5 nett.

Playing the back nine first, there were a couple of challenges on the 14th and 15th holes but they soon rallied and kept their heads to finish the homeward nine in steady fashion.

In their endeavour, Chapman and Sims claimed the pro shot on the eight hole.

Runners up were Helen McIntyre and Lyn Hudson with 71.5 nett.

For the third time in five years, sisters Faye Mainwaring and Helen Gregory combined well to claim the club’s foursomes championship with a credible 89 off the stick.

Steady scoring including two pars on the front nine for 45 strokes led them into the back nine where another four pars were recorded, three of them on the last three holes for 44. Mainwaring and Gregory will now compete in the Foursomes Champions of Champions title against other South Eastern clubs later in the year.

Runners up were Leanne Hunt and Sue Coulter only one shot further back with 90 off the stick.

Long hitters, Kerry Pedlar and Janina Morrison claimed the combined second shot on the 17th hole.

A small field of 14 ladies played a Stableford competition and Di O’Donnell claimed the winner’s voucher with 34 points from Maxine McGregor with 33.

Gemma Winterborn was the only ball winner with 33 points and also claimed the pro shot on the eighth hole.

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