Shepparton and Traralgon were well represented today at the Doris Chambers Cup Finals. After winning the qualifying event at their respective clubs they proceeded to the finals on what it was yet another windy Melbourne day.
This event continues to be one of the most prestigious and well attended events in the women’s calendar. This year, 164 golf clubs from every corner of the state were represented in the Final Stage that took place at Goonawarra and Amstel (Ranfurlie) Golf Clubs.
This Foursomes Stableford format can be testing at the best of times, but once again, and despite the sunny weather, the strong winds that intensified thought the day added another layer of difficulty to it. The overall scores certainly reflected the challenge.
At Goonawarra, a golfer new to the game, Leah Boyd (a 45 marker who has only been playing for a year) and her partner, Erane Goodman from Shepparton, took the morning honours with 37 points. Playing consistent golf, Victoria GC representatives Tina Ulrick and Rosie Jakobi posted the best morning score at Amstel (Ranfurlie) with 35 points . These scores looked likely to become the overall winners as the gusty winds strengthened for the afternoon fields.
However, the afternoon players rose to the challenge! At Goonawarra a score as good as the morning one, 37 points, was posted by the St James players Julie Trask and Pat Cook. This pair are regular participants at Golf Victoria events. The count back method, however, dictated that the Shepparton pair would be the overall winners.
In the meantime at Amstel (Ranfurlie), a very well synchronised pair from Traralgon – Pat Coles and Margaret Wylie – produced the best overall score of 38 points. A faulty start saw them wiping their first hole they played – however, perseverance and patience proved once again to be attributes every golfer should have!
Congratulations to all the winners! Also, a big thank you to all the clubs that participated in the Doris Chambers throughout the year. This is well known women’s event started in 1950. Let’s ensure that this long-established event remains solid in the years to come!
Click here to see final results.