Victorian Women's Country Championships (inc. Foursomes & Glenelg Cup)

23 - 26 July 2018

Victorian Women's Country Foursomes Championship
The Victorian Country Foursomes Championship (Marion Dwyer Cup) was first played in 1979. The format is 36 holes foursomes Stroke play open to players with an individual handicap of 27.4 or lower.

Victorian Women's Country Championship
The Victorian Country Championship was first played in 1910. Open to country played with handicaps less than 16.4, it is is contested with 36-hole stroke qualifying followed by knock-out matchplay between the 8 highest qualifiers. The player(s) with the best 36-hole gross score wins the Betty Kernot Trophy, a gift from the South Western District Golf Association.

Glenelg Cup
The Glenelg Cup was first played in 1953 and was open to country players with handicaps between 19 - 25. Golf Victoria has since extended the handicap range to 16.5- 34.4 (GA handicap). The trophy was donated by Mrs. A Nash, the event is run over 36 holes stroke with the best nett score claiming the trophy.

Honour Rolls
Country Foursomes Championship, Country Championship, Glenelg Cup, Betty Kernot Trophy

Player Information

Date: Monday 23 - Thursday 26 July 2018
Venue: Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort
Optional: Tournament Dinner - Yarrawonga Mulwala GCR (Tues Evening) - $35pp

Entries Open: Monday 23 April 2018
Entries Close: 5:00pm on Friday 6 July 2018

Event Organisers:
Dylan Grandell (Golf Events Officer)
Phone: (03) 8545 6205

Stephanie Wearne (Golf Events Coordinator)
Phone: (03) 8545 6214

Entries are restricted to female amateur golfers who are a bona fide member of a Golf Victoria affiliated country club in the District they represent OR an individual Golf Victoria affiliated country member, who holds a District Affiliation of the District she wishes to represent, irrespective of residential location. Players must have played a minimum of 10 competition rounds at either the affiliated country club or in designated District events in the preceding twelve months for the player to be eligible.

Format: 18-Hole Foursomes Stroke
GA Handicap Limit: 27.4 (individual)
Entry Fee: $40 - inc. GST


2018 DRAW

COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP - Tuesday to Thursday
Format: 36-Hole Stroke (Qualifying) and Knock-Out Match Play (Top 4)
GA Handicap Limit: 0 - 16.4
Entry Fee: $75 - inc. GST

GLENELG CUP - Tuesday & Wednesday
Format: 36-Hole Stroke
GA Handicap Limit: 16.5 - 34.4 at close of entry
Entry Fee: $75 - inc. GST



News & Results


Victorian Women's Country Foursomes Championship Leaderboard

Victorian Women's Country Championship and Glenelg Cup Leaderboard

Tuesda 24 July - Round 1 Victorian Women's Country Championships and Glenelg Cup

CC Day 1
Players enjoying the warm winter day at Yarrawong-Mulwala Golf Club Resort.

Round 1 of the Women’s Country Championship and Glenelg Cup was played in brilliant sunshine today across both Murray and Lake Courses at Yarrawonga-Mulwala Golf Club Resort. Players were treated to a sunny top of 17 degrees and a mild breeze this afternoon which was a welcomed break from the chill of winter golf.

Clubhouse leader after the first qualifying round for the Country Championship is one half of yesterday’s winning foursomes combination, Helen Pascoe (Buninyong). Playing off a handicap of 1 and starting on the first hole of the Lake course, Helen bogeyed the last 3 holes on the front 9 to go out in 3 over par, a 6-over par back nine brought her daily score to an 81 off the stick.

The leaderboard is tight at the top, with Pascoe a mere shot ahead of Wodonga’s Judy Langford, and a further shot of tied third positions Donna Rohrich (Commercial Albury) and Victorian State Team member Steff Vogel (Cobram Barooga), both sitting on 83. Best nett scores in the Country Championship for round 1 sees local Carol McDonald ahead by 4 shots after she posted a 71 off a handicap of 18, Rohrich is in the runner-up seat with 75.

Over in the Glenelg Cup, Pam Burton of Woodend is in the standalone lead on the Murray Course. The 32 marker had a fantastic back nine of 53 off the stick (nett 37) for a total of nett 73 to be leading by a single shot from Sharyn Wilson (Yarrawonga-Mulwala) who is the first of a string of 3 local members at the top of the table. The best gross score came from Wendy Dixon (Yarrawonga Mulwala) with a 95 off the stick followed closely by Angela Broadbent (Belvoir Park) who is one behind on 96.

The Tournament Dinner is hosted at the club tonight before Round 2 begins again tomorrow morning from 8:42am (Glenelg Cup) and 9:30am (Country Championships).

Monday 23 July - Victorian Women's Country Foursomes

2018 Foursomes Winners
LtoR: Rebecca Thomas (Leongatha) and Helen Pascoe (Buninyong)

Played since 1979, the Victorian Women’s Country Foursomes brings players from country clubs across Victoria to kick off the Country Championships week. In an attempt to revitalise the competition after a dramatic decrease in entries last year, an 18-hole format was adopted for 2018.

It was a dominating display of golf from the newly crowned champions, an 81 off the stick from Helen Pascoe (Buninyong) and Rebecca Thomas (Leongatha) saw the pair take top honours from a strong field of 67 pairs. This is the third time Pascoe has etched her name on the Marion Dwyer Cup and a first for Thomas. The 9 over par for the pair was the best score by 8 strokes, runners up Lauren Higgins (Warrnambool) and Marion Venn (Terang) carded an 89 off the stick.

Third place was won by Tracey Clouston (Numurkah) and Kim Morris (Shepparton), a countback going down to their last 6 holes of the day saw them over the line ahead of Elizabeth Lacey (Nhill) and Wendy Burns(Midlands).

Local members Rosemary Sandow and Edith Mason were victorious in the nett section of the event, a 76 from a half combined handicap of 28 was the best score by one stroke, Julie Vardy (Maffra) and Jacinta Wilson (Lakes Entrance) posted a 77 of an 18 handicap to finish second. Another countback was required to separate the Vardy-Wilson pair from eventual third placed Donna Rohrich and Elizabeth Mott (both Commercial Albury) who also finished on a nett 77 from a 17 handicap.

Round 1 of the Country Championship and Glenelg Cup will begin at 10:00am tomorrow morning on both Lake and Murray Courses.

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