Date: September 13, 2013

Heritage too strong at the RWH State Final

The Heritage duo of Helen Ericson and May Wong have blitzed the field to claim this year’s Royal Women’s Hospital State Final at Peninsula Country Golf Club.  
Now into its 9th year the Royal Women’s Hospital (RWH) 4BBB Stableford competition is a state-wide tournament that raises money to train specialist doctors in urogynaecology for the pelvic-floor dysfunction unit at the RWH. Since its inception the event has raised over $180,000 though the participation and donations of over 25,000 Victorians. 
Players that competed today have made the long road to the state final after initially qualifying though their club and district finals. The chilly early morning breeze eventually subsided and a perfect September day was revealed for the 32 pairs that competed today.
The South course was presented in fantastic condition where the tricky green complexes call for accuracy iron play and imagination around the greens. Starting on the 2nd hole, Ericson and Wong shard the work load on their way to blistering opening nine of 25 points. The pair came home with 24 points for a stellar 18-hole total of 49 points.
Victoria’s combination of Simone Iafraté and Jacqui Priestley placed second, 8 points behind the winners on 41.    
The nearest the pins were taken home by Marg Rothacker (3rd), Margo Sacks (14th) and Jenny Mooney (17th).
Golf Victoria would like to acknowledge RHW Foundation Manger Sue Morrisett for her continual support, and guest speaker Elisabeth Gasparini for her time this afternoon.  
Thanks should also be extended to Peninsula for their hospitality and all those who took part in the 2013 RWH 4BBB Competition across the state. 
Golf Victoria and the RWH look forward to making the event even more exciting for 2014.
Click here for final results