Date: July 29, 2016
Author: Golf Queensland

Blenkey defends QLD Senior crown

Newcastle Golf Club's Jill Blenkey has defended her Queensland Senior Women's Amateur Championship title at Maroochy River Golf Club on the Sunshine Coast.

Blenkey took out a tense final 1-up over her opponent and the Stroke-play winner, Josie Ryan of Headland Golf Club. Blenkey and Ryan met in the matchplay event last year where Blenkey knocked out Ryan in the quarter-finals.

Blenkey’s consistency all week saw her defeat Lyndal Plant of Indooroopilly 5&4 in the opening match fbefore accounting for Rosalind Fisher 6&4 in yesterday’s semi-final.

Ryan eliminated four-time Qld Senior Women’s Amateur Champion Wendy O’Connell of North Lakes 4&2 In Tuesday’s quarter-final, then acounted for Linda Urquhart of Bribie Island 4&3 in the semi's.

Vicki Jones (Bribie Island Golf Club) claimed back to back titles in the 55 to 64 Division 1 Championship defeating Alex Belonogoff (Pacific Golf Club) on the 23rd hole, with Divison 2 won by Headland Golf Club member Helen Fraser over Anne Hill (Moore Park Golf Club) 3&1.

In the 65 year and over Division 1 Championship, Liz Smyth (Royal Canberra Golf Club) defeated Anne Brown (Boonah Golf Club) on the 21st hole while Maree Christensen (Maroochy River Golf Club) defeated Ismay Selby (Royal Queensland Golf Club) 1-up in the Divisoin 2 Championship.

Players were treated to fantastic weather and an extremely well prepared Golf Course at Maroochy River Golf Club. Golf Queensland would like to thank the Club for hosting the Championship. Thanks must also be extended to PresCare who sponsored this year’s event for the first time.

For full results, visit the event page