Keeping the trophy home two years in a row was local golfer Karen Kloske, who reigned triumphant during the 31st Annual March Meadows Ladies Amateur Open, Thursday, August 4.
“I haven’t been golfing very well this summer, so this was great,” she said.
She’s managed to make the playoffs at two tournaments thus far this year, losing both, she said.
Her losing streak ended last week, during which time she scored 79, with her nearest competitor trailing three shots behind.
During her round of golf, Kloske managed a birdie on hole six. The worst score she had during her round consisted of bogeys.
“I didn’t get into too much trouble, and when I did it wasn’t too bad,” she said.
Another key to her win was excellent putting, with Kloske sinking all reasonable putts.
During the closing ceremonies, tournament organizer Del Gamble thanked the ladies for their 31 years of support.
“Your support over the years is greatly appreciated, and we hope you all had a great round of golf,” she told the ladies.
“The course is in the best shape we’ve ever seen it.”
In all, 60 ladies from throughout Vancouver Island turned out to compete in the successful tournament.
The results were as follows:
First – Karen Kloske from March Meadows, with 79.
Second – Colleen Wheatley from Arbutus Ridge, with 82.
Third – Dar Michell from Mount Brenton, with 86.
First – Lynda Moir, from Cowichan, with 70.
Second – Joan Kossey from Mount Brenton, with 71
Third – Ellie Scott, from Duncan Meadows, with 73.
Handicap 0-17 – Chelsey Sweet from Cowichan.
18-25 – Sharon Crowe from Comox.
27-37 – Joan Baudais from Comox.
Over 60-years-old – Cindy Campsall from Duncan Meadows.
Closest to the Pin – Marilyn Firth, with 10’5”
Team winners – With a combined net score of 302, was Ellie Scott (Duncan Meadows), Christine Stewart (Duncan Meadows), Chelsey Sweet (Cowichan), and Carol Taylor (UPL).
Hole in One – Nancy Riva (Cowichan), Ellie Scott (Duncan Meadows), and Sylvia Lingren (March Meadows).