Perryman wins monthly medal

PRO-SHOT: Helen Stratford claimed the pro-shot on the par three fifth hole at the Blue Lake Golf Club last week.

A BUSY program was on the agenda for the women at the Blue Lake Golf Club last week as golfers took part in the July Monthly Medal, the second round of the Mount Gambier President’s trophy and the third round of the state-run International Bowl.

The previous night’s heavy rain meant scores were low for the day.

There were a number of members who were touring and had competed in the SA Country Golf Week and as a result, numbers were lower than usual.

The front nine proved to be a challenge as many players had too much red ink on their scorecards.

The monthly medal winner, Dianne Perryman, took the honours with a net score of 76 along with the Division 1 top voucher prize.

Her front nine score of 51 was hindered with blowouts on the first, third and seventh holes but was able to reign it in with pars on the fifth and ninth.

Perryman finished the back nine with a respectable score of 46.

Minor prize winner Karen Panagopoulos, also struggled with too much red ink on her card, with a net score of 79.

However, she was able to secure the nearest to the pin second shot on the par three 14th with a birdie-two, along with a chip-in ferret for a par on the par five 17th.

Panagopoulos was consistent across both nines when she scored 53 on both.

Carol Meluish continued her impressive run of form claimed the Division 2 competition, with a net score of 79.

Meluish struggled on the front nine with too many double-bogeys and scored 60.

However, she managed to improve on the inward nine and shaved five shots off to score 55 to make her a clear winner from playing partner Rose Case, who had a net score of 84.

Lucy Richards was the nearest to pin on the second shot on the 14th in Division 2.

Helen Stratford was the pro-shot winner on the downhill par three fifth hole.

Josie Ashby and Dianne Allen claimed the awards for least putts, while ferret prizes went to Lesley McPherson on the second, Allen on the sixth, Richards on the 10th, and Panagopoulos for her birdie on 14th hole.