High profile lady golfers on Alberni links, in headlines

Dreams do come true!  Christina Proteau has always had the dream that she will one day play in the U.S. Women’s Open—and her dream has come true.

Proteau played 36 holes of gruelling golf on a long and tough course to win a qualifier at Vancouver, Wash. and take a spot at the U.S. Women’s Open in July.

No doubt her experiences on Alberni’s own challenging course has honed her skills.  Every woman member of the Alberni Golf Club feels a twinge of pride thinking that each and every one of us had something to do with getting Proteau there, but deep down we know that it’s her own fierce sense of competition and ability that did it. Congratulations, Christina!

18-hole division

Low gross was carded by Illona McLeod, shooting an 88, while Linda Christian shot a 69 to scoop low net.

The ball sweep went to Marie Randall for the low handicappers for sinking the longest putt on No. 16 green and to Gwyn Bowen, high handicapper, for sinking her long putt on No. 18—both tough greens.

Nine-hole division

A Division: Marta Williamson had a good enough game to pull in the low gross score. Low net was carded by Sharon Hillman.

Penny Churchill was the putter of the day with the fewest putts to record.

B Division: Low gross was won by June Parks with Louise Berlinski scoring the low net.  Low putts went to Marj Dufour.

These divisions played in their first Interclub at Qualicum memorial Golf Course on May 18. The Alberni ladies came in a very close second behind the Qualicum team. Nancy Clayton won overall for having the longest drive.

Proteau came in first in the Zone 6 Amateur/Senior Tournament which was played at Morningstar Golf Course last week.

And Jackie Little is back! She played a great game and placed second in the same tournament.

The Canadian Women’s Tournament ,which will be held at Duncan Meadows, needs volunteers.  This tournament will be held July 18–22.  Volunteers are always a welcome and necessary addition to every tournament.

Good luck to all the players.

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