Date: December 09, 2011

Ladies scramble to China after outperforming 35,000

Left to right: Katrina Brown (Narrabeen), Nick Robb (Club Professional), Beverley Fagan (Frenchs Forest), Yvonne Burns (Belrose) and Adele Brimmer (Collaroy). A group of northern beaches ladies scramble to China after outperforming 35,000 golfers. The National Women’s Holden Scramble Champions earned a trip to China early next year to compete in a 2012 International Friendly V China event. The China Challenge is a new initiative between China Golf League and the Holden Scramble which is played as an International Friendly event between Australia and China. The team&aposs journey started on 23rd August when they won the Col Crawford Women’s Holden Scramble at Cromer Golf Club by a narrow 0.125 of a shot. They were amongst 35,000 golfers across Australia who entered at this level. The ladies further triumphed in the Holden Scramble Women’s State Final NSW on 21st October winning by 0.4 of a shot (nett 49.9). They then flew to the Sunshine Coast on Friday, 25th November to compete in the National Final at Twin Waters Golf Club. The team led the women’s field after 2 rounds with a nett score of 110. The final round played on the Monday saw the ladies play with current LPGA player Nicole Picken. As they scaled the ladder, the team realised they could qualify as one of the top 3 teams for the China Challenge hoping to win a trip of a lifetime. The ladies were not disappointed. With a final round of nett 51 they stormed into 3rd place in the overall event and took out the Women’s National Championship by no fewer than 7.9 shots, earning them their trip to China to play in the 2012 International Friendly V China event.