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Golf: Birdies galore in women's match play competition
Ginny Green had two birdies Tuesday. (File photo/Kevin MacLean)

Maybe it was Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club pro Billy Simkin's preseason video of chipping tips, says women's 18 hole league captain Val Chubey. 

But whatever the reason, on Tuesday during a match play competition, the birdies were falling fast and furious.

Six women combined for seven birdies on the front nine, a remarkable display of golf prowess.

Leading the way was Ginny Green, with birdies on #2 and #6, while Cathy Taylor and Sally Miller added their own on #2, Cathy Murray notched one on #3, Gayle Tanner had one on #4 and Patty Garriock finished in fine fashion with a bird on #9.

In the match play competition, the winners were: Carolyn Porter, Janice White, May Chang, Mary Powers, Ginny Green, Cathy Murray, Cathy Taylor, Michele Darling, Gayle Tanner, Margot Richardson, Donna Lailey and Patty Garriock.

9 Hole Women: Cathy Saytar led the 9 hole women's league Tuesday with a low gross score of 48. She was also the closest to the pin in two on #9. Wilca Lay and Penny Bannister were second- and third-closest.

Runners-up for low gross were Penny Green (49) and Lyn Sanders (50). 

WOOFs: Rob Yamamoto was the big winner in Tuesday's WOOFs league play. He shot a 1-over 37 to win low gross, birdied #2 to share the hidden hole prize and won $60 in the 50/50 jackpot draw.

Other hidden hole birdmen were Tom Goodbody and Stu Young, while Goodbody and Mike Eagen shared low net honours with 34. Brian Heer was closest to the pin on #4.

Men's league: Robert Haylor shot an even-par 36 to win low gross in men's league action last Thursday.

His fine shooting also earned him 24 points in the modified Stableford scoring, good for first place.

There was a four-way tie for second spot as Warren Tutton, Steve Ferley, Jim Sifton and Tom Elltoft all had 22 points.

They were followed by Martin Vagners and Dean McCann with 21 each.

Drew Porter was closest to the pin on #4 and Bob Cheriton was closest on #9.

There were some big-money skins winners. 

Former club champion Joe Doria earned a $130 gross skin for his birdie on the par-5 fifth hole while Jack Hanna (#2) and Rob Chubey (#7) scooped $100 in net skins.