For the second year running, Richmond Ladies Pennant 1 team has taken out the prestigious Women’s Golf Nepean Pennant title.
In what was described as a “tough battle” by captain Kelly Quigley, the team was just too strong for their competitors, triumphantly winning five of the six matches for a total of 10 points.
Led by Kelly Quigley, the team comprised Carolyn Lozier, Dina Stuart, Carol Carter, Sue Willmott and Di Clark with reserve Judy Benson.
Carolyn proved herself a strength in the team having to take on some ace players, and with the odds stacked against her ably took most of her competitors all the way down the 18th hole.
Kelly had a remarkable season finishing up undefeated, a great effort as she had to give 10 shots in one match and nine in another. Dina and Sue lost only one game with both of those going down the 17th and Diana and Carol proved feisty competitors and a great asset to the team.
“With a bye set for Round 7 (today, Monday 30 May) and a strong desire to secure the title we knew we had to go hard to win Round 6, or a draw as a worse case,” captain Quigley said.
“Our competitors Camden Lakeside had a shot at the flag if they took us down, so they too were putting forth their strongest team.
“With our team in good form and well prepared for the match we set out with a win on our mind.
“I finished early with a 5/4 win, Dina was next in with a 4/3 win, Carol fought a very tough competitor and went down on the 16th 3/2. We watched and waited as Carolyn battled it out down the 18th to square her match. With the 2.5 win from five we anxiously awaited Diana’s result. Diana having given five shots to her competitor fought hard down the 18th to also square her match.
“With a team win of 3/2, we secured two points and a lead that could not be closed.
“Womens Golf Nepean manage both the Pennant 1 and Pennant 2 games which include clubs from Windsor, Camden Lakeside, Camden Studley, Leonay, Wallacia, Lynwood, Campbelltown, Penrith and Dunheved. They did a fabulous job and we appreciate all their efforts.”
The trophy and pennant flag presentation is on today (Monday, May 30) at the conclusion of Round 7 matches.
More information about Womens Golf Nepean can be found at www.womensgolfnepean.com.au.
Leaderboard after Round 6. (Richmond have a bye in final round 7)
Camden 2 5
Camden 1 5
(Note: With two points for a win, the closest rivals, if they take a win in Round 7, will be Windsor on 8 points).