The Finals of Women’s 18 Hole 4’s and 6’s Interclub were hosted at the Hororata Golf course yesterday in fine, cool conditions which players and officials would have welcomed after early morning rain was persistent elsewhere in Canterbury.
The 4’s Final between Bottle Lake and Christchurch was always going to be a tight match after the teams couldn’t be separated in their round robin match in April. Bottle Lake's team of, from left Erin Hensley, Kathleen Thomson, Sarah Sherwood and Anna Webster were unbeaten in round robin play and extended that form into the final, winning some key matches and defeating a gallant Christchurch team of Luna Lee, Jackie Henley, Janet Christie-Anderson and Jacqui Lowe 2.5-1.5
The 6’s Final between Kaiapoi and Russley 2, first and second respectively in Zone 2 round robin play, was also a very close match up with Russley 2 the only team to have beaten Kaiapoi in round robin play.
With two matches decided on the 18th the result could have gone ether way, but it was Russley 2's team of, from left Maryanne Williamson, Sarah Gerard, Joanne Nuttall, Janette Hall, Helen Lim and Geum Lee who got the upper hand defeating Kaiapoi's Sharon Worrell, Janine Hosking, Di Smith, Trish Taylor, Amanda Woodfield and Lois Farrier in a tense final 4-2.