It was a HOT and WET two days of the SWGA Championship at Stonebridge after a week of rain, but the course was in good shape in spite of it. However, if you were planning on your ball “rolling”, you had to make other plans.
Twenty-seven ladies laced up their waterproof golf shoes and waded through water for the two days of cart path only. But the water didn’t deter Mary Lynn Stuart of Eastridge CC, as she shot a great 76 the first day to win the Medalist Trophy, and followed it up on day two with a 74 to win the Championship. This isn’t a new experience for Mary Lynn, however, as this is the eighth time since 1976 that she has achieved this honor. Congratulations Mary Lynn!
The low score for Net Medalist the first day was an incredible 60 by Suzanne Tinsley, also of Eastridge CC, climbing her way to this position from the second flight! She came back the second day and shot the same score, which gave her the Net Champion Trophy. Congratulations Suzanne!
Her 57 putts for two days was over 10 strokes better than the average putts for the entire field! That’s some good putting!
In spite of the wet conditions, everyone had a good time and enjoyed lunch and fellowship after getting in out of the heat to wait for the tournament results. Thanks to Debbie Magee who took over the Championship duties at the last minute and was able to make it a great success.
Low Gross: Debbie Magee (WGAS) 83/82
Low Net: Lillian Granger (STCC) 74/71
2nd Net: Moise Allen (STCC) 72/75
Closest to the Pin: Shirley Pettitt (BWGA)
Low Gross: Joyce Middleton (ERCC) 84/86
Low Net: Martha Lawhorne (BWGA) 98/96
2nd Net: Becky Farr (WGAS) 77/72 and Kyong Lee (BWGA) 72/77Closest to the Pin: Nancy Young (BWGA)
Low Gross: Pam Crews (NHGC) 98/91
Low Net: Grace Ireland (NHGC) 100/107
2nd Net: Bobbie Jo Almond (FRLGA) 107/102Closest to the Pin: Bobbie Jo Almond (FRLGA)
Overall Low Putts: Becky Farr (WGAS) 57
Most Accurate Drive: Ronda Smith (FRLGA)
Next year’s Championship will be hosted by Northwood. Please support your SWGA by participating in this noteworthy event. You may not win the Champion position, but every flight has its set of winners…..and that COULD BE you!!!
The next SWGA event is the Turkey Scramble at Shreveport CC on November 3rd. This is a 4-lady scramble event and is always fun. Come join that fun!