Panagopolous adapts with ease

TOP SCORES: Division 2 runner-up Trudy Herbert, winner Karen Panagopolous, Division 1 runner-up Geraldine Scott, winner Lee-Anne Medhurst.

IT was a windy, cold start at the Blue Lake Golf Club last week but blue skies soon appeared for the fifth and final round of the Short Course Trophy sponsored by Grant and Dianne Perryman.

Karen Panagopolous had no trouble adapting to the short-course layout in the stableford format, having the top score of the day of 39 points.

The short course has the handicaps adjusted automatically by golflink so is challenging, especially for the lower handicappers.

Playing off an 18 handicap, Lee-Anne Medhurst took the honours for Division 1 after accumulating a solid 35 points with splits of 17/18.

It included two three-pointers and one birdie on the par four 18th which resulted in a four-pointer and only one scrub.

With her handicap of 14, vice captain Geraldine Scott is fast becoming a regular in the winner’s circle.

She went out one over par with 19 points which included a birdie on the fifth hole, but would have been a little disappointed coming in with 15 on the back nine.

Overall her card of 34 points showed two three-point pars and two wipes.

Josie Ashby had 33 points off an 11 handicap but took home the prize for nearest to pin second shot on the 14th hole and a birdie on the 18th.

The prize for Division 2 was went to Panagopolous with her superb score of 39 points from a 24 handicap.

Splits of 18/21, scoring on every hole, included five three-pointers, one four-pointer and a chip-in ferret on the dog-leg 15th.

Runner-up Trudy Herbert also had a solid score of 38 points from a 21 handicap, with splits of 18/20, scoring on every hole and included a massive six three-pointers.

Lesley McPherson followed with 35 points with her 22 handicap.

Nearest to pin second shot winner was Rose Case.

The pro-shot was won by Scott, with novelty prizes for birdies going to Medhurst, Scott, Ashby and Cherryl Hill.

Panagopolous won the ball prize for her “ferret”.