Captain leads the field

ATTAMURRA WINNERS: Mount Gambier Golf Club women's captain Faye Mainwaring claimed last week's win, with vice captain Jan Shanahan in third place.


A STRONG contingent of Mount Gambier golf Club women participated in the Southern Ports Golf Week at Robe last week which reduced a field of just 29 who contested a stableford round last at the Attamurra golf course.

In perfect conditions, captain Faye Mainwaring, who returned from a shoulder injury, bounced back to her best to record 39 points, which included 10 pars and a wipe on the fourth hole to claim the winner’s prize.

Runner-up was the consistent Jennifer Van Rijthoven with 36 points but needed a count-back from Jan Shanahan, Mardi Bawden and Maxine McGregor to claim her prize.

Bawden and McGregor were ball competition winners, along with Jennette Braun and Sue Downes, both with 35 points.

The second shot on the uphill par three 10th hole was won by Kathy Ewer in A Grade, while Betty McKechnie and Sue Downes were the respective B and C Grade winners.

McKechnie also played the eighth hole with accuracy to take home the pro shot prize.

On Saturday, Van Rijthoven went on to produce another great round of 37 points to take home the winner’s voucher as well as winning nearest the pin on the 16th hole.

Sue Coulter was runner up with 35 points and also won the pro shot on the eighth hole.

Players required 28 points or better in the ball run down to claim a ball.

On Sunday, March 14 there will be a free come-and-try day for women and junior girls at Attamurra.

The event is a fun, two-person, nine-hole ambrose format, with players paired with a female or male golfer.

Equipment is not required.

Arrive at 9.30am for 10am start with a sausage sizzle available.