Date: June 06, 2018
Author: Golf Victoria

Victorian Women’s Par 3 Championship kicks off

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The Victorian Women’s Par 3 Championship at Kyabram Parkland GC is off to a hot start today after round 1 of the championship in beautiful sunny conditions. Located in the Goulburn Valley, approximately a 3 hour drive from the Melbourne CBD, Kyabram Parkland is a unique course comprising of 18 par 3 holes with small sloping greens and is a fantastic test of your short game.

The course proved to be a great challenge for the field of 133 players as only 12 players managed to play to their handicap or better.

Piper Stubbs (Huntingdale GC) has taken the round 1 lead after shooting 60 off the stick this morning. Stubbs recorded a highly impressive back 9 of 1-under-par 26 which included 2 birdies and was pivotal in her rise to the top of the leaderboard. Following closely behind is defending champion Jessica Pickwick (Kilmore GC) who finished with 61. There are 6 other players who sit within 5 shots of the leader and the stage is set for an exciting finish tomorrow.

In the nett championship, Suzanne Ferguson (Rossdale GC) and Helen Greene (Port Fairy GC) are leading the way with opening rounds of 50. Heather Eggleston (Rutherglen GC) is sitting 1 shot back and there will be plenty of players chasing their tails tomorrow.

Although no hole-in-ones went off today there were still plenty of exciting moments. Karen White (Sandringham GC) provided one of the highlights after she managed to spray her tee shot on to a wrong green, only to hit her second next to the correct pin and hole the putt for par.

The Kyabram Parkland Golf Club is looking to give away a brand new set of car tyres to the first hole-in-one for the tournament. If there are no hole-in-ones, there will be 10 ladies drawn in a raffle who will then compete in an 18th hole shootout to take home a $200 Drummond Golf voucher. This will take place at the conclusion of play tomorrow afternoon so all players are encouraged to stick around for the opportunity.

The annual Tournament Dinner is held at Kyabram Club on Allan St tonight before the second and final rounds commence tomorrow morning.

Click here for full results from today.