Mcrae proves unbeatable

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

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.

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