Tough Eaglecrest competition

Annual championship held at Eaglecrest Golf Course

Eaglecrest Ladies Club champion Jacque Bater (holding the hardware) savours the moment with club pro Brad Wlasiuk

Eaglecrest Ladies Club champion Jacque Bater (holding the hardware) savours the moment with club pro Brad Wlasiuk

From the desk of Irene Creally comes word Eaglecrest Golf Course held its annual Club Championship Aug. 20/21.

On the Women’s side of the draw, a field of 26 turned out, and in the end Jacque Bater bagged honors as the Ladies Low Gross winner and Barb Parry the Ladies Low Net.

There were 44 entries in the Men’s Championship — Jordan Fraser was the Men’s Low Gross champion, and Ted Whanstall the Men’s Low Net.

It was, said Creally, “a perfect summer day …before heading for the tee-box, the players enjoyed muffins and fruit provided by the Eaglecrest Niners Ladies.”

According to Irene, the first day of the Ladies championship saw Hiebert with a comfortable 4-stroke lead at 82, followed by Bater, Diane Johnston, and Tammy Moilliet, each one stroke behind the other.

In the front nine of Sunday’s round the two leaders each scored 41, but over the back nine Bater gradually caught up, and as they started the 18th hole the two were tied making for an exciting finish.

Creally said Bater holed out in five to finish the round at 81, while Hiebert took a double bogey for a round of 86 which meant Bater emerged as the 2011 Eaglecrest Ladies Club Champion, reversing last year’s result when she was narrowly defeated by Hiebert. Her total score this year was 167, while Hiebert recorded 168 for the two days.

Parry won the Low Net trophy for the second year in a row at 145.

In Flight A, for handicaps 21 or less, the gross winner was Kathy Hiebert (gross 168), while Liz Gillies took low net at 149; Flight B (handicap 22 and over) was won by Nancy Neil, a new member this year, with a two-round gross of 195, and Lorna Carswell was low net winner at 148.