Joan Fisher Plate (inc. Victorian Women's Champion of Champions)

22 September 2017

JOAN FISHER PLATE
This event is named in memory of one of Australia's greatest Amateur golfers - the late Joan Fisher. Joan was a Life Member of The Metropolitan Golf Club, three times Australian Amateur Champion, twice Australian Foursomes Champion, eight times Victorian Amateur Champion, seven times State Foursomes Champion and eight times Champion of Champions. She represented Australia and Victoria on numerous occasions and was Non-Playing Captain of Australia's World Championship Winning Team in 1966.

WOMEN'S CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS
For the first time in 2016, the Victorian Women's Champion of Champions will be played in conjunction with Metropolitan's Joan Fisher Plate.

The Victorian Champion of Champions Trophy was first contested in 1929 and was won three years in a row by Susie Tolhurst. The event sees Club, District and State Champions play off to determine which is in fact, Victoria's Champion of Champions. The perpetual trophy was donated by Mrs Austin Gatehouse in 1929.

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For the Best Nett 18 hole morning score in the Champion of Champions, the winner will hold the Gwenda Anderson Trophy. Gwenda Anderson is a past Victorian Ladies Golf Union and Australian Ladies Golf Union President. The trophy was first played for in 1976.

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Player Information

Date: Friday 22 September 2017
Venue: Metropolitan Golf Club
Format: 36-Hole Stroke (Rd 1 cut - top 30 gross players plus ties)
Eligibility: see conditions for Women's Champion of Champions Conditions
GA Handicap Limit: 15.4 at date of entry
Entry Fee: $90.00, or $40.00 for Metropolitan GC Members (both inc. GST)
Inclusions: Light lunch for all players ($20pp guests)

Entries Open: Monday 2 January 2017
Entries Close: 5:00pm on Friday 8 September 2017

Event Organiser: Michelle Hui (Golf Events Manager)
E-mail: michelle.hui@golfvic.org.au
Phone: (03) 8545 6207

Version 2: 20/09/17

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Friday 22 September 2017

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2017 Joan Fisher Champ - Kono
2017 Dual Champion - Kono Matsumoto (Victoria)

Kono Matsumoto has added another two trophies to her impressive golfing resume with a dual win at the Metropolitan GC.

The sun shone bright this morning for the field of 62 women teeing it up in the Joan Fisher Plate, which incorporates the Victorian Women’s Champion of Champions title.

The Joan Fisher Plate was first played in 1989 and was initiated by Val Maine, the Metropolitan GC women’s captain (1986-88), in honour of Mrs Joan Fisher who joined the club in 1939 and was one of Australia’s prominent female golfers. The Victorian Champions of Champions Trophy was first contested in 1929 and invites club, district and state champions to come together and compete for the coveted title. In 2016 with the appreciated support of the Metropolitan GC, both longstanding events combined to create this hybrid women’s state championship.

Matsumoto carded a 2 under par 68 this morning, highlighted by a remarkable 4 under par back nine to head into lunch with a three-shot lead from Commonwealth’s Alexandra Hilliard. The current club champion at Victoria GC could not be chased down in the afternoon, matching her 68 on the lengthened Metropolitan course and fending off Jessica Pickwick from Kilmore by 9 strokes. Matsumoto finished on a 36-hole total of 4-under par 136 to claim both titles from Pickwick who took runner-up honours.

Kim Morris won the best 36-hole nett trophy in the Joan Fisher Plate. The Shepparton club champion posted a nett 149 off a handicap of 5 to win by a single shot from 2016 Champion of Champion and Cranbourne club champion Ashleigh Hall on nett 150. The Gwenda Anderson Trophy was awarded after the morning round to the best 18-hole nett score in the Champion of Champions field. Terang champion Marion Venn took out the silverware with a nett 70 off a handicap of 13.

Golf Victoria and Metropolitan Golf Club appreciate the support from all players and look forward to hosting again in 2018.

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