Terang golfer Kate Cornelissen (left) claimed the Women’s Golf Western District open championship yesterday, while clubmate Aileen Clarke took the honours in the bronze one competition.GOLFERS got a taste of every season when they contested two Women’s Golf Western District (WGWD) events at Terang yesterday.
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As well as battling rain and wind, competitors were greeted with some sunshine during the open championship and the bronze one.

WGWD president Marion Venn said the championship welcomed 33 competitors, while 40 took part in the bronze one.

“We were very happy with the numbers,” she said. “We cover a huge area, so a lot of people had to travel.”

Clubs represented yesterday were Camperdown, Cobden, Lake Bolac, Port Fairy, Warrnambool, Dartmoor, East Framlingham, Portland, Terang and Grampians.

The open championship was a 27-hole event with an 18-hole component, with Terang’s Kate Cornelissen named district champion.

She had a scratch score of 123 after the 27 holes. She was also the handicap winner with a nett 102.

In the 18-hole component, Cornelissen claimed handicap honours with a nett 70, while Hamilton’s Sue Walter (nett 71) was runner-up.

Runner-up in the 27-hole event was Cobden’s Deb Rix (124), while in the handicap, Heather Holmes (105.5) from the host club finished second.

The bronze one was an 18-hole event, with Terang’s Aileen Clarke first with a scratch score of 93, followed by clubmate Elaine Hrabar (97).

In the handicap, Clarke (nett 72) and Hrabar (nett 75) again filled the top two positions.

Nearest to the pins in the championship were Hamilton’s Nicole Munro (third), Warrnambool’s Sue Haylock (sixth), Rix (11th) and Portland’s Jeanette Sandeman (15th). Nearest to the pins in the bronze one were Grampians’ Sue Morse (third) and Warrnambool trio Pam Arklay (sixth), Di McKenzie (eighth) and Di Sullivan (11th).

The next WGWD event is the seniors championship at East Framlingham on March 30.

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