14.7 C
Niagara Falls
Friday, September 29, 2023
Golf: Henry wins Criers’ Tournament with super 70 net score
Members of the NOTL Golf Club's nine-hole women's league and their guests gather near the first tee prior to their event last week. CATHY SAYTAR

Yolanda Henry had a stellar day on the links Tuesday, winning the Criers’ Tournament during the 18-hole women’s league competition at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club.

As well, Henry had the best gross score (88), best net (72) and needed the fewest putts (just 26) to accomplish it all.

The Criers’ Tournament is a modified format in which a player’s net score is calculated after tossing out three of their worst scores (one each from a par 3, par 4 and par 5).

Henry, runner-up in the women’s open division in last year’s club championships, was tops with a net 70 on the 15 holes that counted.

Carroll Baker was second with a net 77 while Cathy Murray and Sue Sherk tied with a net 79.

For 18 holes, other top gross scores were: Baker (94), Sherk (97), Margot Richardson (98), Judy Mantle and Murray (99).

Other top 18-hole net scores were: Richardson (74), Marie Ellison and Gayle Tanner (75), and Baker (76).

The nine-hole women’s league held its member/guest day last week and 23 members welcomed 17 guests.

They celebrated the Cherry Festival with a scramble tournament and then lunch on the lakefront patio.

The winners on the day were: Kathy Taylor, Maureen Taylor, Carol McCague, Carol Newmarch, Ruth Dowsett and Kerry Mallette. Julie Sargent won the longest putt prize and Christine Merza was closest to the pin on #4.

This past Tuesday, league members with a handicap over 40 competed for the Joy Nelles Trophy and Charlotte Kainola was crowned champion.

Other winners were: Deborah Williams (longest drive on # 2) and Candace MacLean (longest putt #8). Trish Anthony won the members draw. Williams had low gross (49) and MacLean was low net (32).

In Thursday men’s league action, reigning club champ Ricky Watson showed he’s ready to defend his title, carding a remarkable 3-under 33.

There was a six-way tie for best modified Stableford score (21 points) and Harry Huizer was named the winner by retrogression.

Other winners: Marc Sandwell, (longest drive #1), Matt Szczurko (closest to #2 pin in two shots), A.J. Harlond (closest to pin #4), Drew Porter (longest putt #6), Nick Pollice (longest putt #7) and Rob Chubey (closest to pin #9).

Gross skins went to: Dan Regan (eagle on #3), Patrick Craig (#2), Harlond (#4), Watson (#8) and Rob Reimer (#9). Net skins: Regan (#3) and Doug Hernder (#6).

Tuesday’s WOOFs winner was Rick Janes, with a 3-over 39. Brock Sansom had low net (34) and Rai Lauge was closest to the pin on #4.

Top place in the Friday Couples league scramble went to Janice and Jim McMacken, Sheila and Larry Blight, with a score of 2-under 34. By retrogression, they edged out Lynette and Dean Sanders, Lenore and Rick Janes (34).

Third place went to Peggy Larder and Gerry Shelly, Shelley and Brock Sansom (36). Two other groups also shot 36: Carroll and Ted Baker, Suzanne and Todd Watson; Carolyn and Drew Porter, Sharron and Bernard Marlow.

Other winners: Steve Millward and Janice McMacken (closest to pin #4), Bob Lowe and Candace MacLean (longest putt #8).

Subscribe to our mailing list