The near perfect course and weather conditions at Rangiora yesterday set the stage for the Women's Champions of Champions and Gross Stableford Rosebowl tournament.
Catherine Bell of Christchurch did not disappoint in playing par golf to take out the Champions trophy with rounds of 71 and 76 for a gross total of 147. She also won the Toyota Longest Drive trophy and was in the Christchurch team of club champions that were third placed in the Rosebowl competition. Runner-up in the Champion of Champions was Alisia Ren from Russley, seven shots back on a total 154, then Jo Kent of Rangiora in third place on 160. Alisia did however win the Hagley Trophy for the 36 hole Net competition, with a score of 144.
The Rangiora club champions took advantage of playing their home course in winning the district final of the Gross Stableford Rosebowl which is a NZ Golf club-based event played by senior and bronze champions in an off-the-stick stableford format, the winners scores going forward to compete against other New Zealand districts. The winning Rangiora team, from left comprised Bronze Runner-Up Sue McFarlane, Senior Champion Jo Kent and Bronze Champion Lynne John with a 36-hole total of 130 points.
To complete Rangiora's happy day, Lynne John and Sue McFarlane also won the Pat Rennell Salver for the Bronze pair with the highest aggregate stablefords of 71.
Earlier in the day, the 9 Hole Champions trophy was won for the second year running by Liz Agnew of Avondale with a gross 52, Pat Barwick from Waitikiri was a close second on 54. Longest Drive was produced by Lisa Neho-Smith of Harewood.
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