A BUSY week at the Mount Gambier Golf Club saw 40 women compete in an aggregate stableford competition.
Competition was keen, as the winning pair, Karen Forster and Andrea Pegler combined well for a score of 71 points to win the Periwinkles voucher by one shot from Jess Parsons and Kerry Pedlar, who received the MG Garden Centre voucher with 70 points.
Four pairs required 61 points or better to claim a ball in the run-down.
Anne Headlam was the most accurate on the eighth hole, while second shots on the uphill 10th were won by Di Norman, Jennette Braun and Helen Heaver in A, B and C grades respectively.
Friday saw the annual Open Ladies Day which was played in wet and windy conditions.
Despite the weather, 60 women Mount Gambier, Blue Lake, Millicent, Robe and Naracoorte clubs participated.
The South East Ladies Championship was held in conjunction with the A Grade competition and local member, Helen Gregory fired an impressive 86 off-the-stick to claim the championship and gross winner trophy.
Runner-up was Millicent’s Kathy Webber 91.
Net winner in A Grade was Binge Rivaz from Robe with 75 and Faye Mainwaring was runner-up with 76.
B, C and D grades played a stableford and Blue Lake’s Jenny Medhurst scored 36 points to win B Grade from Sue Agars on 35, Andrea Pegler 33 and Trish Brooker 32.
In C Grade, Blue Lake women scooped the pool, with winner Carol Megaw leading the way with 35 points, from Trudy Herbert on a count-back from Bev Pascoe with 34 and Fiona Punton 32.
D Grade saw newcomer Jill Johnson lead the Mount Gambier contingent with 33 points from the in-form Jess Parsons on 30, Julie Hanel 29 and Lorraine Bruhn 23.
Novelty events for nearest the pin in A, B, C and D grades were won by Jennifer Van Rijthoven, Heather Barry, Bev Pascoe and Jill Johnson respectively.
Second shots on the 15th hole for A and B grades were won by Kathy Webber and Andrea Pegler respectively, while Marjorie Todd and Jill Johnson were respective winners for the second shot on the 17th hole.
The teams event was won on a count-back by the Blue Lake team of Carol Megaw, Trudy Herbert and Lynda Nannings, who scored a total of 102 points, from the Mount Gambier team of Jill Johnson, Jess Parsons and Helen Gregory.
Gregory, with her top score of 39 points, topped off a successful day when she claimed the best score for the Veterans prize.
Calmer conditions prevailed on Saturday and 14 women played a stableford competition.
Parsons continued her consistent form with another top round to claim the winning voucher with 37 points despite having two wipes.
Parsons has been in the placegetters in the last three out of four days of golf.
Runner-up was Mainwaring with a steady round of 36 points.
Ball run-down winners were Kerry Pedlar, Maxine McGregor both 35, Di Norman 32 and Vicki Clark 30 points.
Pedlar also won the pro shot on the eighth hole and McGregor was nearest the pin on the 16th.