April 24, 2024

SANDGREENS: Stephenson defends her Sand Greens Title

Jenny Stephenson has claimed back to back Women’s NSW Sand Greens titles at Coolamon on a day where conditions were perfect for golf. The sun was shinny brightly but the scoring was tough after the week of rain.

Chasing overnight leader Sharon Nott, Stephenson closed the margin and found herself in front after nine holes.

It was a case of holding on coming home, which Stephenson was able to do and was excited with her achievement.

“What a great weekend. Thanks to the Coolamon Green staff for getting the course playable.”

Division 1 – 36 hole Net Winner was Debbie Mattheson from Nyngan GC with a total of 143.

In Division two, Local Jacquelyn Hilton and Carolyn Rutledge from Coleambally both finished with matching scorecards for both days, but it was Hilton who prevailed on a countback to win the Bronze Salver.

Division 2 – 36 hole Net Winner was June Shields with a brilliant total of 135.

In the Teams events, the team of Jenny Stephenson, Debbie Mattheson and Mandy Martin from the WDLGA district won the SWLGA Bowl with a total of 340.

In the RWGA Jug Teams Event, June Shields, Jan Young and Fay Schliebs from the RWGA won on a countback with 278.


DAY 1: Nott’s Eagle the difference at Coolamon

Coolamon might have been perfect weather for ducks yesterday with flooded fairways and greens, but Wwat a difference overnight makes.

The green staff were out early this morning preparing the course, with the first round of the 2021 Women’s Sand Greens Championship played after the 2.5 hour delay.

Defending champion Jenny Stephenson from Cobar Bowling & GC is looking to go back to back and is only two shots back of first round leader Sharon Nott from Dunedoo GC who shot a 82 in tough and damp conditions.. Which included an eagle on 6th hole (par 4 – 308m) uphill.

“We didn’t see it go in but we knew it was close”

Maria Neill from Grenfell GC shot a brilliant 92 scratch (65 nett) to lead by four shots over Debra Heath from Coleambally GC and a further one shot from Coleambally’s Carolyne Rutledge and local hope Jacquelyn Hilton in Division Two.

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