Blue Lake golfers tackle tough course

TOP PERFORMERS: Division 1 winner Josie Ashby, second place Carol Megaw, third place Bev Pascoe, Division 2 winner Lynette Hirth, second place Lucy Richards, third place Gael Ford.


THE winter season arrived at the Blue Lake Golf Club last week and while there was no rain, there was a chill in the air.

But that didn’t deter the 25 women registered for the second round of the short-course stableford competition.

With reduced golflink handicaps, the challenges of tight pin placements, quick greens and with the fairways becoming heavy underfoot, the challenge was there.

Having a stellar few weeks in a purple patch, Division 1’s Josie Ashby is still on a roll and carded 35 points, with splits of 16 and 19.

The front nine included a birdie four-pointer on the third hole, along with pars on the sixth and ninth.

The back nine saw pars on the 10th, 11th, 13th and 18th and another four-point birdie on the 14th.

Carol Megaw secured a voucher for second place with 33 points after a slow start on the front nine for just 14 points.

She a better show of it on the back nine with 19 points, with a par on the 13th and a four-point birdie on the 18th.

Bev Pascoe scoring 32 points with splits of 17 and 15 to claim third place.

In Division 2, Lynette Hirth scored 37 points to claim the win.

A massive 23 of those were accumulated on the front nine, which included a four-point birdie on the first hole.

The back nine proved to be a bit more challenging for only 14 points.

Lucy Richards held on in a count-back for second place, after she signed for 33 points, along with new-to-golf Gael Ford.

Nearest to pin second shot winners on the second hole were Division 1’s Sue Agars and Division 2’s Vivienne Wilson.

The pro-shot on the fifth hole went to Lesley McPherson.

Short course trophy sponsors Grant and Dianne Perryman will present the winner with the best accumulated score from the best four of five rounds at the end of year presentations, while game-day sponsors were Confession Coffee House, Sorrentos Cafe and Collins Court Butcher.