Ashby claims major honour

TOP SCORERS: Division 1 runner-up Cherryl Hill, winner Josie Ashby, Division 2 winner Trudy Herbert and runner-up Lyn Gill.

A STROKE competition for women at the Blue Lake Golf Club was held in conjunction with the Medal of Medal’s event last week.

The winner’s of the last eight monthly medal’s played off for the honour of having their name engraved on the perpetual shield sponsored by life member Patricia Fallas.

The winner was current club champion Josie Ashby who was honoured to have her name on the shield again and will be presented at presentation night next month.

Ashby was also the winner of Division 1 with the top score of the day of 91/22/69.

Par’s on the fourth and fifth holes kept her score of 47 playing to her handicap.

On the inward nine Ashby had a solid 44, with par’s on the par 3 14th and 16th holes.

A day of long driving, good chipping and putting makes for the desired result.

Cherryl Hill (96/24/72) was off to a slow start on the outward nine, scoring 51 with only one par on the seventh hole but was able to settle on the inward nine and close the gap, with a par on the dog-leg 15th to finish with a respectable 45.

Before Hill claimed second prize she had to overcome a three-way tie from Annette Ford and Dianne Perryman, all finishing nett 72.

Division 2 winner was once again Trudy Herbert, still on a roll in the winner’s circle for a number weeks.

Herbert is edging closer to playing in Division 1 with her handicap dropping on a regular basis.

Carding 105/31/74 was good enough to nudge out her nearest opponent’s Lyn Gill by one stroke, nett 75, followed by Lesley McPherson on nett 77.

Nearest to pin second shot winner’s on the long par three 16th hole were Annette Ford and Vivienne Wilson in Division 1 and 2 respectively.

Helen Myers won the pro-shot on the fifth hole.