The Victorian Women’s Championship and Salver concluded successfully today after the final round was played under breezy conditions, with patchy rain throught the day keeping the heat at bay. And it was interstate youngster Casey Cook from Tura Beach who made a comfortable victory.
Yesterday’s leader Casey cook moved a further 6 shots from her nearest competitor Jenny Northe on the first 9 holes, taking a commanding lead in the tournament. However, consistent play from Rebecca Thomas from Leongatha on the front nine kept Casey on her toes. Casey finished the tournament with rounds of 79,78 totalling 157. This score was good enough to withstand the charges from other Stroke players, finishing up 7 shots in front of Bonnie Chignell, who shot scores of 81, 83 for a combined score of 164. The 36 hole Nett winner was Traralgon local Carmel Longshaw playing off a handicap of 18 with a combined nett score of 144.
In the Salver section traveller from Camberwell Lorraine Sharkey finished on a fantastic 81 points. Sharkey was too good for Traralgon’s own Donna O’brien who was 13 shots behind the leader. Dagmar Kanyua from Tirhatuan Lakes finished in third place on a countback from Riverview’s Carmel Moore. The course at Traralgon was set up beautifully, with all players recognising the amount of what that had been completed for them to be able to play on such good conditions.
It is in order to thank all the participants for their support; Traralgon Golf Club and their members for their outstanding efforts to present the course in excellent condition and for their warm hospitality; and last but not least to Golf Victoria volunteer Sue Rea for all the assistance across the two days in creating such a fantastic event.
The next women’s event on the Calendar moves to Trentham for the Victorian Autumn Country Tournament from Tuesday 28 April to Wednesday 29 April.
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