Trio combine well

WINNERS: Three-person stableford winners Heather Teakle, Vicki Clark and Maureen Sims.

MAUREEN Sims, Vicki Clark and Heather Teakle combined well in last week’s three-person stableford event at the Mount Gambier Golf Club to claim the captain’s prize.

The best two scores were recorded for each hole and the trio won with 81 points.

A count-back decided the runner-up prize when Jill Johnson, Faye Mainwaring and Di Norman nudged out Di O’Donnell, Bev Pedlar and Kerry Pedlar with 80 points.

Ball run-down winners were the teams of Helen Heaver, Lyn Hudson, Libby Altschwager and Kate McCormick, Helen McIntyre and Denise Harvey.

The second shot on the long drive 17th hole in A, B and C grades were won by Kerry Pedlar, Janina Morrison and Vicki Clark respectively.

Bev Pedlar, who has been playing golf for 39 years, nearly scored her first hole-in-one but her ball finished 34cm short of the hole for an easy birdie to claim the pro shot on the eighth hole.

The following day the popular first event of the 99th Spring Tournament in the form of a four-ball-better-ball against par was contested by 14 pairs of women in drizzly conditions.

Jan Shanahan and Clark combined well to win a pair of Footjoy shoes each with a top score of 8-up.

Shanahan could not do a thing wrong as she finished three under her handicap.

Runners-up were Kathy Ewer and Heather Barry with 6-up.

The pro shot winner on the eighth hole was McIntyre with her accurate drive enabling her to sink her putt for a birdie.

Other birdie ball winners were Mainwaring with two and Helen Gregory with one.

Barry claimed the nearest the pin honours on the 16th hole.

It was a small field for Saturday’s stableford competition when 14 women competed.

O’Donnell played a steady round for 35 points to win on a count-back from the consistent Jess Parsons, with Leanne Hunt third with 34 points.

Carrying on from Thursday, McIntyre was again the most accurate to claim the pro shot on the eighth hole.