Mary Rose Risdale lines up a putt on the 18th hole at the Hervey Bay Golf and Country Club.
Mary Rose Risdale lines up a putt on the 18th hole at the Hervey Bay Golf and Country Club.

Bay slips in for top showing

ABOUT 120 players from throughout the Wide Bay Burnett District converged on the Hervey Bay course on Sunday and Monday for the Lady Veterans' Championships.

Local knowledge and mastery of the slippery greens proved a great assistance to the Hervey Bay women.

Congratulations to new B-grade champion Jan Stephenson and Kaye Marshman who took out the C-grade event.

We had plenty to cheer about at presentations as our players dominated the awards, claiming all the 36-hole gross runners-up, and the 36-hole nett prizes.

Well done to Judy Rundle and Heather Schenk in A grade, Di Mason and Marilyn Laherty in B grade and to Shirley Porter and Bev Brown for their C-grade success. Good scores were also returned by Merilyn Olzard, Yvonne Budge and Margaret Rayner.

The fine weather and dry fairways have resulted in some great scores.

Many players, whose handicaps have been anchored during the months of wet weather, are now enjoying the run on the course and their resultant handicap movement.

The best score posted in club competition this week was 40 points by Marion Atkinson on Tuesday, leading Mandy Newman by two. Sharon Polzin, Bev Brown and Kaye Marshman all recorded 38 points during the week.

Well done to Maryrose Ridsdale and Yolina Deverge for their winning score of 47 points in last Wednesday's 4BBB. Lyn Gillespie and Sandra Kerley finished runners-up with 45 points.

Proving that her form was no flash in the pan, Deverge topped the leaderboard again last Thursday with 39 points, two points clear of Jill Toomey.

We had a draw against Bundaberg in the final Pennant round at Isis.

Bargara's solid win over Coral Cove meant they won this year's Wide Bay Pennant Shield and we had to settle for second place.



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