Pitch ‘n Putt: Women jockey in advance of division champtionship

Scribe Joan Thompson has the low down on the throw down in Alberni ladies golf.

Eighteen Hole Division: Well, not really going for gold…but certainly for a prestigious title. Lady golfers of the 18 Hole Division are in the midst of playdowns to determine their division championship.

The first round was played Tuesday, and the second round will be played on Thursday and will determine the placing for the third round which will be held next Tuesday.

The monthly medal was in hot pursuit by players today with Sandra Simpson leading the pack with her low net placing of 69.  Simpson will go on to play in a shootout next July to determine the overall winner for 2012.

Gayle Rhodes finally gave up the challenge pin to Marie Randall after hanging on to it for several good game weeks.  Due to the division playdowns which are ongoing, it’ll be a “no contest” for the challenge pin next week.

Low gross was shot by Janice Cross who notched up an 84 on her scorecard.  Special mention of low gross goes out to Pat Nicklin carding an 87.  Nicklin also came in with the low net and the player for low handicaps who had the least amount of putts.  Simpson took home a new ball for her efforts of least putts for the high handicappers.

If you are competing in the 18 Hole Division Championship remember to enter your score on the computer as a “T”(tournament) score.  On the other hand, if you are entering a game from playing on the “B” or “C” team play your score will not be a “T”(tournament) entry.  Sound confusing?..it is.. so keep your wits about you when you enter those scores.

Recently, our teams hosted a competition against Pheasant Glen.  Our score of 35 1/2 was one point shy of Pheasant Glen who tallied up 36 1/2 points.  Sharon Haggard had an outstanding game on her own, holding off two of the competition and taking 7 1/2 points as a singleton.  Now that’s almost like “going for gold”

“C” team will be playing against Arrowsmith on Aug. 24…see Kathy White to get your name into that competition.

Coming up very quickly is the Solheim Cup which we will host on Aug. 17.  Shirley Goodman is the golfer to contact for this one.

Nine Hole Division:

A Division:  Marilyn Merwin was the gal to beat and who couldn’t be caught with her low gross placing.  Kathy Toms came in at a steady pace to scoop the low net.  Newest member, LaDonna Knutson walked off with the putting jar proceeds.

B Division:  Golden game, Marie Swain, ended up in the low gross position.  Lorraine Wilson nailed the low net score.  Swain’s game carried her right through to take the silver for the low putt honours as well.  Hole No. 17 found athletes, Betty Adair and Gwyn Bowen boasting a par each.

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