The Australian Women’s Senior Championship was conducted last week at the Gungahlin Lakes Golf Club in Canberra. Amongst the field were nine ladies from Tasmania chasing championship honours in the senior, new-age, veteran, super veteran and super veteran plus categories. Former Tasmanian women’s senior champion Jane Donohue was the best placed of the group in outright nineteenth position. The Devonport Golf Club member returned qualifying round scores of 89 and 91, a total of 180. Current Tasmanian women’s senior champion and Devonport Golf Club member Lu Proud was the next best qualifier for Tasmania with 93 and 92, a total of 185. New Zealand s Robyn Boniface was the number one qualifier for the tournament with rounds of 75 and 80, a total of 155. Donohue and Proud qualified for the match play section of the tournament along with fellow club member Wendy Beaton and Patsy Muir from Freycinet. In the new-age veterans flight Beaton suffered a first round defeat at the hands of Western Australia s Jenny Thew 5&4. Proud battled hard in the veterans flight but was narrowly defeated by Australian Capital Territory s Susan Taylor one down at the nineteenth hole. Donohue and Muir tasted greater success in the super veterans plus flight with quarter final victories and a walk over. Unfortunately the pair met in the semi final with Donohue defeating her fellow Tasmanian 7&5. Donohue met Queensland s Anne Alletson-Brown in the 18-hole championship final with Alletson-Brown performing better on the day and winning 5&3. Jacqui Morgan from Monash Country Club on Sydney s northern beaches won the 2012 Australian Women’s Senior title. Morgan defeated seven time champion Sylvia Donohoe from the Narooma Golf Club in New South Wales 4&2 in the 18-hole final.
Author: Golf Tasmania