Date: April 04, 2011

Morgan wins Women’s NSW Senior Championship in thriller

2011 WOMEN&aposS NSW SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP – DAY 4, Friday 1 April It was a day of Finals today at the 2011 Women’s NSW Senior Championship, being held at Cromer Golf Club. In the Championship Final we saw the two in-form players, Sylvia Donohoe (Narooma Golf Club) and Jacqui Morgan (Monash Golf Club), fight for the title. Both players started well, with the match square after three holes. However it was Donohoe who took the early lead, going to 1up after the 6th hole. Morgan continued to fight, and after 9-holes it remained at Donohoe 1up. The lead crept to 2up after 12, and remained 2up after 15. In a fantastic turn-around, Morgan won the 16th and 17th holes to square it up going into the 18th. It came down to the final putt, with Donohoe needing to hole from 3 feet to force it to the next hole. The putt rolled out, and subsequently handed Morgan her first Women’s NSW Senior Championship title. It was no mean feat to defeat Donohoe, who has won the Championship an astonishing six times previously. Understandibly Morgan was thrilled with the win. Sylvia is a fantastic player , she said, so to get the victory is just fantastic. It was a great match. Morgan thanked her caddies and especially the ground staff who did a fantastic job in getting the course into playing condition despite the rain throughout the week. Jacqui Morgan, 2011 Women&aposs NSW Senior Champion The Championship Final, plus Final s in each of the four age categories kicked off from 8.00am this morning. In the 70 years and over division, Joyce Williamson (Concord Golf Club) defeated Gloria Hickey (Coffs Harbour Golf Club) 6/4. Both ladies played very well throughout the week. It went down to the wire in the 65-69 years division. Shirley Walsh (Belconnen Magpies Golf Club, ACT) was 3 up after 12 holes, however Sandra Gillies (Long Reef Golf Club) fought back to be square after 15. The pair continued to tussle, however an incredible chip in on the 17th for Gillies, secured her the match 2/1. Lynne Townsend (Wollongong Golf Club) started off well against Chris Taylor (Royal Canberra Golf Club) in the 60-64 years division, leading from the very first hole, and eventually winning the match 2/1. It was a tight battle in the 56-59 years division, however it was Johanna Carrigan (The Australian Golf Club) who came away the eventual winner, defeating Dianne Hoschke (Bayview Golf Club) 3/1. Congratulations to all participants throughout the week. It has been a wonderful Championship. The 2012 Women’s NSW Senior Championship will be held at Coffs Harbour Golf Club. Dates yet to be confirmed. Final Results Prize Winners 2011 WOMEN&aposS SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP – DAY 3, Thursday 31 March AFTERNOON The afternoon today saw the Semi-Finals of the Championship and all age divisions. It was very tough conditions, with both rain and wind on and off all afternoon. In the first Semi Final of the Championship, Sylvia Donohoe came away with the win, defeating Maggie Hayes 3/1. Donohoe is the 2010 Women&aposs NSW Senior Champion and will now be contesting the final tomorrow looking to make it back-to-back titles. The second Semi Final went right down to the wire finishing on the 18th hole. Jacqui Morgan the eventual winner, getting over the top of Deirdre Brander 1up. The Final of the 2011 Women&aposs NSW Senior Championship will be tomorrow morning at 8.40am. For a full list of Finals and Results click on the link below. Match Play Finals and Results MORNING The Round of 8 Match Play was played this morning in the 2011 Women&aposs NSW Senior Championhip. The match between Sylvia Donohoe and Brenda Chalmers went right down to the wire, with Donohoe taking the match 1up. Liz Smyth and Maggie Hayes battled it out, with Hayes the eventual winner 3/1. Deirdre Brander was too strong for Rhonda Magner, winning 4/3. And Jacqui Morgan defeated Gae Larcombe 4/2. The four winners will now battle it out this afternoon in the semi finals to determine tomorrow&aposs finalists. Match Play Draw and Results: 2011 WOMEN&aposS SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP – DAY 2, Tuesday 28 March Congratulations to Sylvia Donohoe from Narooma GC who has qualified first and won the 36-hole event of the 2011 Women’s NSW Senior Championship played at Cromer Golf Club. Donohue proved to be far too consistent for her fellow competitor&aposs shooting scratch scores of 78 and 81 (159) to win the 36-hole title on countback from Newcastle&aposs Deirdre Brander. Unfortunately for Brander she could not hold onto her three shot lead heading into Day 2 of the Championship. Brander&aposs indifferent round of 84 proved costly and evidently placed her in the runner up position and second qualifier for the match play. Other notable winner&aposs of today&aposs round was Marian Hinds (Belconnen Magpies Golf Club) who clinched the 18 holes nett winner for today with a 71, four shots better than the rest of the field. For a full list of results and prize winners please see below along with the match play draw for those 8 individuals who qualified in the four different categories of the match play event. Match Play Draw Full Results 36 Hole Stroke Prize Winners 2011 WOMEN S SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP DAY 1, Monday 27 March The 2011 Women’s NSW Senior Championship commenced today at Cromer Golf Club. The Championship runs over four days the 28, 29, 31 March and 1 April 2011. Six time winner and defending champion, Sylvia Donohoe from Narooma Golf Club is back this year to defend her title. Sylvia had a 78 of the stick today, three shots behind first round leader Deirdre Brander from Newcastle Golf Club, who finished with a first round total of 75 off a 6 handicap. The nett winner today was Kerry Regan, from Manly Golf Club with a 70 nett off a 20 handicap. Day 1 Results Today is the first of 2 qualifying rounds for the Senior Championship with the Match Play rounds commencing Thursday 31 March and being completed Friday 1 April. PRE-EVENT ARTICLE A field of 60 of the state’s best women senior amateur golfers will converge in Sydney next week to contest the 2011 Women’s NSW Senior Championship being held at Cromer Golf Club on 28,29,31 March and 1 April 2011. The Championship was open to female amateurs who are 55 years of age or over as at the first day of play, whose handicap does not exceed 25 strokes at the date of entry. The Championship will be played over 36-holes qualifying rounds, with the eight best scratch scores qualifying for the Senior Championship Match play. – Round 1 Monday 28 March 2011 18 holes stroke play – Round 2 Tuesday 29 March 2011 18 holes stroke play – Match play Thursday 31 March 2011 – Match play Friday 1 April 2011 Draws for rounds one and two are available online. Match play draws will be conducted after the 36-hole stroke play. For players who do not qualify in the Senior Championship Match Play, there is also match play broken down by age category: – Age 55 to 59 – four to qualify for match play – Age 60 to 64 – four to qualify for match play – Age 65 to 69 – four to qualify for match play – Age 70 plus – four to qualify for match play Each Match shall consist of one round of 18 holes, or as many holes as is required to achieve a result. There are a number of prizes awarded for the Championship, including NSW Senior Championship (Overall winner); Division A (55-59 years); Division B (60-64 years); Division C (65-70 years); Division D (70 years and over) and daily scratch and nett prizes. The event is also the final event of the 2010 / 2011 Women’s NSW Senior Order of Merit an aggregate competition whereby entrants participate in nominated events throughout the year. Depending on the scratch score and their placing in the event (in competition with other registered senior golfers) registered participants receive points. The winner of the annual SOOM Trophy will be the registered player who accumulates the highest number of points from her best 8 results for the SOOM events listed. The presentation of the Women’s NSW Senior Order of Merit and 36-hole stroke trophies will be at the completion of play on Tuesday 29 March 2011. Trophies for the 2011 Women’s NSW Senior Championship will be presented on the last day of play, Friday 1 April 2011. Both presentations will take place at Cromer Golf Club. For further information on this event please contact Christy Collier on 0412 653 000 or