Ladies get in to the swing

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE ladies were in the swing of things with four solid wins, a half and a loss on Sun­day mov­ing them into third place af­ter the fi­nal round of the pen­nants sea­son.

They fin­ished be­hind Par­adise Palms and Half Moon Bay and half-a-point ahead of Cairns.

Both the men and women trav­elled over the week­end for in­ter-club pen­nants. The men thrashed it out at the Cairns Golf Club while the ladies ven­tured over to Ather­ton.

Both A and C grade got win­ning re­sults for the men, keep­ing their fi­nals hopes alive while B Grade dropped out of fi­nals con­tention with an­other loss. The men play their fi­nal round this Sun­day at Half Moon Bay.

Back home last week James Browne was soar­ing high with a hole-in-one on the par 3, 8th on Tues­day. Wayne Dow­ell won the com­pe­ti­tion with nett 69 ahead of Mal­colm McKel­lar on 71. John Caswell won near­est­the-pin on 6, James Browne on 8, D Leighton on 10, Wayne Sox­smith on 13 and Ralf Mid­del on 17.

He­len Gabour, on Wed­nes­day, had her best score ever and scored 26 points to win the sporters’ com­pe­ti­tion ahead of Barry Costain on 22 points. Near­est-the-pins were John Deu­ble on 10, He­len on 13 and Dennis Blake on 17.

Alec Ford scored nett 67 on Satur­day to win the men’s stroke com­pe­ti­tion ahead of Mau­rice Meth on 68, Norm Lock­wood was third with 69. Near­est-the-pins were won by Lau­rie Prosser on 6, Rus Watkins on 8, Adam Ferguson on 13 and Brett Jurie on 10 and 17.

Lyn Heimann con­tin­ued her good form with a win in the ladies Satur­day com­pe­ti­tion with nett 73 ahead of Shona Bar­bour on 74. Near­est-the-pins were Yvonne Ad­di­son on 8 and Tracey Ben­ham on 10.

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