Date: October 29, 2008

Hall of fame in Ulverstone

Four-time Tasmanian state champion Tammy Hall has won the 2008 Australian Women’s Mid Amateur Championship at Ulverstone Golf Club. In a thrilling finish, Hall defeated defending champion Julie Swanson by two strokes to finish with a round of two-over par 75 and 229 for the championship. NSW&aposs Kim Burke finished in third place, two strokes behind Swanson. The victory is Hall&aposs first national title. As nerves rose in the final holes, Hall was able to bogey the 18th and still hold on to claim victory. Hall&aposs victory was helped by a special ingredient- local junior Sarah Johnstone (who also played for Tasmania in the recent Interstate Teams Series in NSW). Johnstone holds the current course record at Ulverstone with a 66. Hall credited part of her victory to Johnstone&aposs knowledge of the course and reading of the greens. The Australian Women&aposs Mid-Amateur Championship is in its second year, and with players competing from many parts of the country, the victory was all the more sweeter. Final Leaderboard 229: T Hall (Tas) 231: J Swanson (NSW) 233: K Burke (NSW) 234: S Wooster (VIC) 239: B Hill (VIC) 243 G Dooley (NSW) 251: S Nott (NSW) 253: R Farrell (VIC) 256: L Cowin (TAS) 257: K Henningsen (VIC) 258: J Archer (TAS) 259: D Panton (TAS) 265: P Buckley (TAS) 275: H Neave (NT) 278: R Emery (VIC) 301: M Heritage (VIC)