Women's golf

November 03, 2017

Open Champion Julie Gregg being presented the Cup by TrevorBassett and Maggie.

Gentsomes winners Gail Meneilly and Wilma Saunders.

The three-person gentsomes event, generously sponsored by Tatura Logos and Promos, was played in fine weather and in good spirit.

The team of Barb Nation, Wilma Saunders and Gail Meneilly won with a score of 91 points.

Runners-up: Heather Long, Josie De Ieso, and Terri Wangeman with 90 points.

Ball winners: Bev Roberts, Liz Mulcahy and Colleen Johns (89 points).

Nearest-the-pins: Third Gallery Café, Terri Wangeman; on the 14th One4One Terri put the ball so close to the pin giving her the Eagles Nest and the birdie; sixth Tatura Hot Bread, Sue Turnbull; ninth Café Alofa, Elaine Dunk.

Nine-hole competition: Joyce Tavener was back to her winning best with 19 points on count-back from Lois Rogers.


Hill Top remains undefeated at this stage of the season with two games to play. The team played at Valley View, defeating Rich River Gold 4/1. Pennant will resume again on November 13 after two weeks’ break.

Ladies open championship

Last Friday, about 50 players came from around the Goulburn Murray district and some from as far as Finlay and Kilmore to play in Hill Top’s open championship.

Wealth Solution Partners of Kyabram has generously sponsored this event for 11 years for which Hill Top is grateful. Sponsors Trevor Bassett and Maggie were guests for lunch and presented the trophies to the winners.

The weather was perfect and the course in immaculate condition. Links Bistro provided a delicious luncheon enjoyed by everyone.

The open championship was a hard-fought battle this year with Sandy Millett, a champion of eight consecutive years at Hill Top, playing side by side with club champion Julie Gregg.

Millett played off nine, while Gregg played off seven. Gregg scored 82 strokes, defeating a gracious Millett on 84 strokes, and both players were relieved to finish after an excellent day of golf.

Gregg was presented with the championship cup trophy by Trevor.

Division two scratch winner was Hill Top’s Karen Ballantyne, who needed a hand packing all her trophies in the car.

Ballantyne won division two scratch (92 strokes), was division two handicap runner-up (69 nett) and claimed the veterans trophy.

Heather Long was happy with her day, winning division one handicap with 69 nett.

Heather also featured in the teams event win with Alison Keogh and Enid Bain, scoring a total of 214 nett, giving captain Bev a headache as it came down to a three-way count-back.

Hill Top’s Pat Serra had a great day winning division three with 37 points.

Order of merit

In the October Order of Merit competition sponsored by Brady Bourke of Tatura Family Butcher, the women’s winner with 91 points was Sherryl Curran, with Heather Long runner-up with 80 points.

In the men’s competition, Tim Dickinson was the winner with 155 points, just ahead of Clive Merrigum with 153 points.

Coming events

Lagozzino’s and Hill Top’s charity day for the Leukaemia Foundation will be held on Sunday.

Nine-holes hit-off: 9am, $20 a person includes barbecue lunch and drinks.

Keep November 26 clear for Super Sunday.

Wednesday’s event: 4BBB stableford: sponsor brush it up, high/low day. Draw for partners. Nine-hole event: stableford: front nine.

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