The 50th anniversary of the Royal LePage Ladies Tillicum Golf Tournament was a golden success at the Sunnydale Golf Course. A field of 79 ladies enjoyed two days (Aug. 18-19) of fun and competition under very warm skies.
Overall low gross winner was Bev Byerley with 166 and overall low net winner was Sandra Gallaway with 141 on count-back. Both are from the host Sunnydale club.
The tournament began with a Tombstone Race as well as a meet and greet on Friday. The Tombstone Race winners were: 1st Carmel Horochuk and Gillian Iddiols; 2nd Betty Lund and Jane Keoughan (by chip-off) and 3rd Trish Heyland and Pat Verchere. Kassie Cessford ran the golden putting contest with Frankie McCaffery being the lucky winner.
The golfing on both days was followed by a delicious meal by Ben and staff in the kitchen who also prepared delicious breakfasts for each morning. Kay Dick, chairperson from the 1962 Ladies Tillicum, was a special guest and she mentioned that the entry fee 50 years ago was $5 and there was no kitchen at that time so the ladies made all the meals themselves.
“Many thanks to all our sponsors and especially to Royal LePage who was the low gross sponsor and the Eagle radio station who sponsored the low net prize,” a tourney spokesperson said. “They have been loyal sponsors for many years and it is much appreciated.”
Results as follows:
First Flight winners: Gross – Lori Ross 171, Deb Hutchinson 173, Nicole Fraser 174, Carolyn Walker 177, Chris Frederickson 182. Net – Sharon Crowe 149, Colleen McDonald 149, Nancy Riva 150, Grace Coulter 192, Johnna Dodd 155.
Second Flight winners: Gross – Jane Grant 188, Peggy Marinus 189, Lois Westbrook 190, Edith Yaworski 150, Darlene Clark 197. Net – Kathy Allison 146, Lys McCrone 148, MaryAnn Aikman 148, Suzanne May 149, Christine Annand 149.
Third Flight winners: Gross – Dianne Hing 195, Penny Wagenstein 202, Linda Verdenhalven 206, Carmel Horochuk 209, Marg Poje 211. Net – Lorraine Courtemanche 144, Norma Rankin 146, Betty Lund 148, Marg Cikaluk 149, Pat Belanger 151.
KPs: Saturday – #10 Johnna Dodd, #3 Sue Delcasino, #15 Lori Ross, #17 Sharon Littler. Sunday – #10 Sharon Crowe, #3 Carol Strachan, #15 Sandra Gallaway, #17 Carolyn Walker.
Longest Drive: Saturday – #6 Deb Hutchinson, #14 Maylene Friesen. Sunday – #6 Lori Ross, #14 Michelle Palmer.
Longest Putt on #18 Pat Belanger.
Team Prize: Sandra Gallaway, Lys McCrone, Darlene Clark.
Skins winners for Saturday (flighted): Bev Byerley #3, #14 and #16, Sharon Crowe #4, Chris Frederickson #12, Peggy Marinus #4, Doris Squire #9, Lois Westbrook #10, Val Pearce #6, Carmel Horochuk #11 and #14, Lorraine Courtemanche #17.
Skins winners for Sunday (flighted): Chris Frederickson #2, Lori Ross #14, Tracey Ellis #16, Carolyn Walker #17, Jane Keoughan #5, Lys McCrone #8, Peggy Marinus #11 and #13, Maylene Friesen #17, Marg Poje #1 and #15, Dianne Hing #2, Barb Buchanan #6, Pat Verchere #8.
“Congratulations to all the winners and see you again next year,” the tournament spokesperson said.
– Sunnydale Ladies Golf