Ann-Marie Campbell from Wauchope emerged victorious at the Women’s NSW Sand Greens Championship held at the Walcha Golf Club over the weekend.
She began the final round tied for the lead with Cheryl McDonald from Walcha but didn’t succumb to the pressure, delivering an impressive final round score of 81 to secure a three-shot victory.
“This is probably up there. I won a Golf NSW medal in Sydney, but this is probably my first real prestigious Golf NSW event so that’s exciting” she said.
Making the feat even more impressive was the fact she’d never played on sand greens before.
“It was my first time on sand greens. I didn’t know what to even expect, just came into it with a match play mindset and attacked it that way.”
93 women from across the state took part in the two-day championship, Campbell saying the event is also a great way to connect with new people.
“I’m a social person, I always like to meet new people, have a chat and make new friends and that’s exactly what I did here,” she added.
Tied for second after Campbell was Margaret Naseby of Coleambally, Dunedoo’s Chantell Greaves and Nyngan’s Mandy Martin with two-round scores of 163.
In the team events, the winners in the SWLGA Bowl (scratch) were Walcha locals Simone Sweeny, Cheryl McDonald and Donna Martin with a score of 332.
The winners of the RLGA Bowl (nett) were the Riverina team of June Shields, Janine Evans and Fay Schliebs with a score of 264.