A strong field of 63 competitors — up from 58 last year — from up and down the Island took to the links at Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club last Friday for the 25th annual Quality Foods Senior Ladies Amateur golf tournament.
Played under cool, cloudy conditions, the annual event saw lots of good play, and in the end it was Dee Horie from Courtenay’s Crown Isle taking home the hardware as champion of the 18 hole event with a 75, followed by Morningstar’s Sally Dobler who was two strokes back for second at 77.
Georgina Hermans was third at 80, and Ishbel Mucklow from Morningstar was fourth at 81.
Winning Low Net was Pat Belanger with a 67.
Hermans won the Long Drive event for low handicaps (0-24); and QBMGC’s Kathy Lennox won the event for the 25 and over handicaps.
“I was pretty darned excited,” Lennox recounted when asked how it felt to win the long ball event. “I was hoping to score better,” she surmised, explaining with a chuckle how she “started out brilliantly, way over my head, and then I blew up on the 8th hole, I couldn’t get out of the bunker, and that destroyed my chances of doing anything, so instead I got the prize for longest drive for the high handicappers.”
The weather was ideal, and the course, she said, “was in incredible condition, and we wrapped it up with a fantastic lunch.”
QBMGC’s club championships, played out over three rounds, will run Sept. 18, Sept. 23 and Sept. 25.