A hole in one on the final day by Julie Smith, playing on her home course, provided a spectacular highlight of the Allan Scott Family Wines Women’s Golf Tournament that concluded at the Marlborough Golf Club on Wednesday.
Smith aced the par-three 121m fifth, and a hole where a car was at stake for a hole-in-one the previous year.
This was the 21st staging of the popular tournament, which attracted over 200 golfers from throughout the country to the Fairhall course.
On the final day, Wednesday, a gross competition was staged, with Fleur Reynolds from Muriwai prevailing with a score of 81 from Rarangi’s Tracy Bary who was a shot further back in the division one standings.
On Monday the players competed across three divisions in a stableford competition, with the overall winner being Dale Bain of Feilding with 48 points.
Tuesday saw a four ball/best ball stableford played, with Kirsty Hardie-Boys and Juliette Wotton from Akarana coming out on top, scoring 51 points.
March 16, stableford. Overall winner Dale Bain (Feilding) 48. Div 1: Diane Patchett (Miramar) 42; Fran Sutherland (Totaradale) 40; Lizzie Turnbull (Marlborough) 40. Div 2: Cherry Wilson (Marlborough) 48; Margaret Black (Harewood) 44; Sally Ussher (Greenacres) 43. Div 3: Di Lofthouse (Marlborough) 44; Kirsty Hardie-Boys (Akarana) 42; Jackie McGarry (Marlborough) 42.
March 17, 4BBB stableford. Kirsty Hardie-Boys and Juliette Wotton (Akarana) 51; Marie Bell and Linley Trapp (Harewood) 50; Lyn Schott (Kaikoura) and Ruth Smith (Methven) 49; Julie Nicolle and Anne Preston (Marlborough) 48; Jo Baker and Marion Elliott (Miramar) 48.
March 18, gross. Div 1: Fleur Reynolds (Muriwai) 81; Tracy Bary (Rarangi) 82; Jeanette Ross (Russley) 85. Div 2; Chris Fahey (Russley) 88; Diane Patchett (Miramar) 90; Cathy Forth (Titirangi) 91; Bronwyn Fletcher (Royal Auckland & Grange) 91. Div 3: Julie Jones (Titirangi) 93; Mary Skilton (Marlborough) 97; Rosemary Burns (Miramar) 98.
Net Medal. Div 1: Janne Moyle (Paraparaumu Beach) 69; Christine Selwyn (Miramar) 71; Mary Smith (Feilding) 73; Julie Smith (Marlborough) 73. Div.2: Pauline McLafferty (Titirangi) 68; Kath Kirk (Russley) 68; Frances Handforth (Marlborough) 69. Div 3: Rosemary Burns (Miramar) 72; Grace Clark (Greenacres) 72; Linley Trapp (Harewood) 72.
Winners of the gross trophy at the Allan Scott Family Wines Marlborough Golf Tournament: 2000 Margaret Tapp (Rarangi); 2001 Ann Rutledge (Marlborough); 2002 Chris Brodie (Charteris Bay); 2003 Jeanette Ross (Russley); 2004 Jeanette Ross (Russley); 2005 Mary Hoare (North Otago); 2006 Mary Hoare (North Otago); 2007 Chris Brodie (Charteris Bay); 2008 Serena Brailsford (Marlborough); 2009 Helen Hames (Waimate); 2010 Suzanne Ewing (Wanaka); 2011 Jeanette Ross (Russley); 2012 Jeanette Ross (Russley); 2013 Andrea Thomas (Auckland); 2014 Sue Murray (Awatere); 2015 Julie Nicole (Marlborough); 2016 Chrissie Mackie (Kaikoura); 2017 Emily Stenhouse (Marlborough); 2018 Suzette Eastwood (Omaha Beach); 2019 Chris Brodie (Charteris Bay); Fleur Reynolds (Muriwai).