Mcrae proves unbeatable
Jenny Mcrae continued her stranglehold on Horsham Golf Club’s A Grade women’s championship, winning her 18th consecutive trophy – and 21st overall – with a typically consistent performance.
Mcrae led the field from the start with a first-round 79 and never relinquished her lead, despite pressure from Tracey Hobbs.
Hobbs matched Mcrae step for step in the second and third rounds to remain within five strokes of the lead, but faltered in the final round to fall 12 shots adrift of Mcrae’s total of 322.
Mcrae was also just one stroke shy of claiming an A Grade nett score win, pipped by June Crabtree on 301.
Kathy Strudwick was a clear winner in the women’s B Grade championship, shooting the lowest score in all four rounds to win by 14 strokes from Donna O’connor with a total of 375.
O’connor had the consolation of winning the B Grade nett score with 307.
Joan Williams claimed the C Grade championship on the back of an excellent third round score of 106.
It gave Williams enough of a buffer to withstand a late charge by Alison Radcliffe in the fourth round.
Radcliffe made up six strokes on the leader but fell just short of an overall win, finishing two strokes behind Williams’ total of 437.
The C Grade nett win went to Marj Reinheimer with a total of 318.
The Puss Smith Trophy for senior ladies went to Elaine Milbourne with a nett 308.
The club’s men’s championships will conclude this weekend, with Lewis Gebert leading the A Grade field.
Tomorrow the club will stage a classic ladies four-ball best-ball par competition, with a trip for two to Tasmania as first prize.
The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 9.30am.
People can call Horsham Golf Club on 5382 3312 for more information.